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Narragansett Pier, RI

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Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 7:42PM Thursday August 17, 2017 11:24 AM EDT (15:24 UTC) Moonrise 1:27AMMoonset 4:21PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 1025 Am Edt Thu Aug 17 2017
This afternoon..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Showers and tstms likely. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W around 5 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sun night..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Mon..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Mon night..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. Seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
ANZ200 1025 Am Edt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Weak high pressure will remain over the waters this afternoon into tonight. A warm front will bring a chance of rain for Fri with a cold front passing over the waters on Sat. High pressure will return on Sunday lingering into Tue. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the current hazards link above the map on the left.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Narragansett Pier, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1000 am edt Thu aug 17 2017

Synopsis
Dry and pleasant conditions continue today. A weather system
moving through the great lakes region towards the end of the
work week will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to
southern new england during Friday and Saturday. High pressure
returns with fair seasonable weather Sunday through Tuesday. A
cold front approaches from the west Tuesday night and Wednesday,
bringing our next chance of showers.

Near term through tonight
10 am update...

quiet weather. High pressure building into the region will usher
drier, comfortable air with dewpoints down into the upper 40s to
low 50s as temperatures warm up around the upper 70s to low 80s.

Light S W winds overall which should allow E sea-breezes along
the immediate E shoreline of ma.

As to the beaches... Hurricane gert continues to push E well out
over the n-central atlantic. Still some lingering swell, expect
a moderate risk for rip currents. No rip current statement will
be issued given that both swell and wave action will diminish
throughout the day, however it should be noted that the greatest
risk will be during the morning hours.

Swimmers are urged to still use caution if heading into the
surf today. Check local signs and flags along beaches and heed
instructions of beach patrols and or life guards.

Tonight...

quiet weather for the first half of the night. High pressure will
move offshore as winds turn more to the south. Dewpoints will begin
to rise through the overnight hours ahead of approaching warm front.

Clouds will be on the increase within the WAA pattern limiting
radiational cooling. Therefore temps will remain in the low to mid
60s. While most of the night will be dry, will have to watch for the
development of a few showers moving into the region from overrunning
in the higher theta-e. Best area will be across ct and western ma
during the early morning hours on Friday.

Short term Friday through Friday night
Friday and Friday night...

overview: mid-level ridge axis will slide through the region on
Friday as a potent upper level trough moves into the great lakes.

Upper level disturbance moving through the flow will push a warm
front into the area on Friday, keeping southern new england in the
warm sector into early Saturday morning when a cold front approaches
from the west.

Details: warm, moist humid airmass will advect into the region early
Friday. This will result in dewpoints rising into the low 70s with
pwat above 2 inches, which is 2 std above normal. Quite anomalous
for this time of year. Passing warm front will some precipitation in
the morning. However, the focus is on later in the day when diurnal
heating takes place, and elevated instability begins to move into
the region. This combined with increasing 850mb LLJ could result in
more widespread precipitation as well as a few thunderstorms. This
could make for a messy evening commute.

The potential for strong or severe storms will be limited as sb cape
values are quite low with poor lapse rates. However, shear values
are quiet strong and with the 70+ dewpoints, could help compensate
the lack of instability. LI values and showalters do drop below 0
indicating some elevated instability so will keep the mention for a
few thunderstorms. Main concern with any convection will be tropical
downpours which could result in high rainfall rates. This is also
suggested by wpc day 2 excessive rainfall outlook. Contemplated the
idea of some sort of flood watch, but the surface and low level flow
is moving so not expecting training cells. For now will hold off and
let day crew get another look.

Thermal axis will peak over the region Friday night as upper level
trough begins to approach. Still anticipate ongoing showers and
isolated thunder as the airmass remains unchanged. However upper
level trough will begin to approach so the first half of the night
may be busy with ongoing precipitation. Conditions will slowly
improve from west to east through the early morning hours, however
the approaching cold front appears to stall either over or west of
the region. This may be the focus for precip on Saturday. For now,
anticipate ongoing precip and fog through the night with conditions
slowly improving from west to east by the morning hours.

Long term Saturday through Wednesday
Big picture...

subtropical high remains in control across the southern usa while a
general zonal flow continues across canada and the northern usa. The
high actually builds over the western usa early next week,
supporting a deepening of the wave pattern during next week. One
shortwave moves through new england over the weekend. A second
shortwave moves across from the gulf of alaska, forms a closed low
over northern canada, and then digs over quebec midweek.

Contour heights are normal to a little higher than normal through
early next week. As the quebec closed low deepens, heights over new
england dip below normal midweek next.

Model mass and thermal fields from the 00z suite are in general
agreement through Wednesday, building forecast confidence.

Details...

Saturday...

models hold the the cold front over western and central sections of
southern new england while moisture fields race east and drier air
moves in during the afternoon. Pw fields show 1.5 inch values move
east of bos-pvd by Saturday afternoon. CAPE fields show 1000-1500
j kg east of a ash-orh-ijd line in the afternoon. Winds aloft are
marginally significant, with 25-30 knots at 850 mb and 35-40 knots
at 500 mb. Stability parameters are mixed, with totals in the mid
40s, except upper 40s ecmwf, and LI values subzero.

Expect the main area of showers heavy downpours to move east of
massachusetts during the morning, but with lingering scattered
showers thunder possible in the afternoon until the cold front moves
past.

With the flow becoming more southwest, expect deeper mixing than on
Friday... And so a warmer airmass. Temps of 15-17c at 850 mb would
support mid-upper 80s. Depending on the degree of clearing, temps
could be a little lower than this. Expect MAX temps in the 80s.

Surface dew points in the southerly flow will linger in the upper
60s and low 70s, so expect a warm and very humid day.

Saturday night...

cold front moves offshore, and surface winds become northwest.

Expect any showers to taper off. Skies will either clear or
partially clear overnight. Dew points will linger in the 60s, with
min temps close to that level.

Sunday...

upper shortwave and the coldest of the cold mid-level temps will be
over new england. The more significant cold temps as well as cloud-
level moisture will be over nh-vt. Cross-sections show southern new
england will have a moist layer based at 850 mb, with drier air
closer to the surface. Expect diurnal clouds, probably a bit more
than guidance is suggesting, but otherwise a fair day with less
noticeable humidity.

Surface high pressure builds in with light variable wind Sunday
night. With dew points in the upper 50s and around 60, expect min
temps around this same range. Guidance temps were nudged a couple of
degrees colder.

Monday-Tuesday...

high pressure builds over the region Monday and shifts offshore
south and east by Tuesday. Cross sections show dry air in place at
most levels through Tuesday evening, so expect dry weather both
days. Increasing mid and high clouds Tuesday ahead of the next
weather system. Temps aloft 14-15c Monday and 15-17c Tuesday,
supporting low-mid 80s Monday and mid to upper 80s Tuesday.

Tuesday night-Wednesday...

closed low digs over quebec and the northeast usa with shortwave
driving a cold front into through new england. Expect
showers scattered tstms with the front Tuesday night Wednesday.

Aviation 14z Thursday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

today... High confidence.

Vfr. Winds shift lightly S W during the day which will allow
sea-breezes along the immediate E coast of ma around midday.

Tonight... High confidence.

Vfr to start with deteriorating conditions after 09z as -ra ra
approaches. Winds will turn more S overnight. Patchy ground fog
is possible at typically prone terminals
Friday into Friday night... Moderate confidence.

Conditions will fall to MVFR ifr through the day as -ra ra
moves W to e, possible +ra restricting vsbys. Iso -tsra is also
possible on Friday. S winds with gusts near 15 kts by afternoon.

Low clouds and precip will continue into the overnight hours.

Slow improvements out west after 10z.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Sea breeze development
expected around 14-15z.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Saturday through Monday ...

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

MVFR ifr CIGS and vsbys in showers and fog Saturday morning will
improve to predominantVFR during the day. Continued MVFR with
scattered showers thunder through afternoon especially in ri e
mass. Southerly winds during the day will shift from the W nw
Saturday night after a cold front moves through.

Areas of ifr CIGS vsbys in fog and low clouds later Saturday night.

Sunday and Monday... Moderate-high confidence.

Vfr. Areas of ifr in early morning fog low clouds, then improving
toVFR by each mid morning and continuing the remainder of each day.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ... High confidence.

Seas and swell have begun to subside early this morning across
the S waters. Thus have dropped the sca. Otherwise, mainly
quiet boating weather continued into tonight once seas subside.

Approaching weather system on Friday will reduce vsbys in heavy
rain. Waves will also build as southwesterly flow increases with
gusts near 15 to 20 kts by Friday evening. SCA may be needed but
confidence is low.

Outlook Saturday through Monday ...

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

Lingering potential for scattered showers tstms through the day,
diminishing west to east Saturday night. Diminishing wind through
the day. Some gusts 20-25 knots in the morning. Seas near 5 feet on
the outer waters and on ri sound, but trending lower later in the
day.

Sunday and Monday... Moderate-high confidence.

High pressure builds over the waters. Winds remain 20 knots or less,
and seas 4 feet or less. Leftover showers early, but these move off
to the east during the morning.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Wtb dunten
near term... Wtb dunten sipprell
short term... Dunten
long term... Wtb
aviation... Wtb dunten sipprell
marine... Wtb dunten sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 7 mi54 min N 5.1 G 8 71°F 67°F1018.2 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 10 mi54 min NE 5.1 G 6 70°F 73°F1018.5 hPa
PRUR1 13 mi54 min 72°F 50°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 14 mi54 min NE 4.1 G 6 72°F 1018.3 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 14 mi99 min NNW 5.1 73°F 1018 hPa53°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 20 mi54 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 69°F 72°F1018.1 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi84 min NE 6 G 6 67°F 1018.7 hPa (+0.7)
FRXM3 22 mi54 min 72°F 49°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 23 mi54 min 71°F 73°F1018.8 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 23 mi54 min Calm G 1 73°F 1017.4 hPa
PVDR1 24 mi54 min N 4.1 G 7 75°F 1018 hPa48°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 25 mi54 min E 4.1 G 7 71°F 71°F1017.5 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 35 mi54 min N 2.9 G 5.1 73°F 69°F1018.3 hPa
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 36 mi161 min 67°F3 ft
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 39 mi54 min 70°F 71°F1018.7 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 41 mi54 min 72°F 71°F1017.9 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 49 mi99 min 1 73°F 1018 hPa58°F

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Airport Reports
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Newport, Newport State Airport, RI11 mi31 minNW 510.00 miFair72°F54°F53%1018.1 hPa
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI12 mi34 minENE 715.00 miPartly Cloudy73°F46°F38%1018.6 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI20 mi28 minNE 510.00 miFair71°F55°F59%1019 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI20 mi33 minNNE 710.00 miMostly Cloudy76°F50°F40%1018.5 hPa
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI21 mi31 minE 310.00 miFair77°F50°F39%1018.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Watson Pier, Boston Neck, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Thu -- 01:26 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:04 AM EDT     3.37 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:54 AM EDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:21 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:38 PM EDT     4.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:36 PM EDT     0.27 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Thu -- 01:25 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 02:41 AM EDT     1.98 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:58 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:21 AM EDT     -2.45 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:12 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:10 PM EDT     1.80 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:20 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:19 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:40 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:47 PM EDT     -2.59 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:44 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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