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Narragansett Pier, RI

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Sunrise 5:13AMSunset 8:12PM Monday May 29, 2017 7:21 AM EDT (11:21 UTC) Moonrise 9:21AMMoonset 11:59PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 716 Am Edt Mon May 29 2017
Today..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Patchy drizzle.
Tue..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Fri night..SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers. 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 716 Am Edt Mon May 29 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Low pres will move over the southern water today...passing southeast of nantucket tonight. Weak high pres will follow Tue shifting east Tue night. A cold front will approach from the west on Wed...passing E of the waters on Thu. Southwesterly winds will follow on Fri. 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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658 am edt Mon may 29 2017

Synopsis
A fast moving low pressure system will bring a period of showers to
the region today, however a washout is not expected. Onshore
winds, clouds and showers will result in unseasonably cool
temperatures today. A couple of weak cold fronts may trigger
scattered showers and possibly thunderstorms for the remainder
of the week from to time to time. Otherwise fair weather with
near seasonable temperatures are expected into next weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
7 am update...

two areas of rain this morning, first area is across ny state
and is associated with parent low over the eastern great lakes.

Second area of rain moving onshore to the ct ri coastline
including marthas vineyard and nantucket. This area of rain is
associated with a coastal low off the de shore. SPC mesoanalysis
shows lot of dry air at 925 mb and 850 mb over new england.

Therefore the northern edge of the rain shield along the south
coast will erode somewhat as it tracks northeast. Updated hourly pops
to reflect this thinking. Expecting rain shield to become more
fragmented this afternoon as short wave trough deamplifies as it
climbs up and over the east coast ridge. Otherwise previous
forecast verifying nicely.

Temp not rising much today from current morning values as
clouds, onshore winds and showers will keep temps only in the
50s. Normal high temp for today should be around 70. Thus much
cooler than normal. Earlier discussion below.

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a chilly and damp memorial day will be in store for southern new
england today. Coastal low off the mid-atlantic coast will continue
to develop and move eastward for today. This low will strengthen as
it passes south of long island and sne. Meanwhile, an upper level
trough will pass to the west. The combination of these two systems
will bring scattered to widespread showers for today.

Latest guidance has trended downward in QPF amounts as coastal low
has trended farther south than previous guidance. This may actually
cut off some of the moisture for the western system. Thus, locations
across eastern massachusetts may experience just showers than heavy
rainfall. The chances for thunder also seems slim as the region
remains on the cool side of guidance.

The bulk of the rainfall will move through the region late this
morning into the afternoon hours. 700 mb dry slot will swing through
during the later half of the day resulting in more drizzle than
rainfall this evening.

Temperatures for the region will remain well below average as
maritime airmass spread westward. This easterly flow combined with
cloud cover will result in temperatures in the mid 50s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Tuesday
Tonight...

shortwave and deeper moisture will have exited the region by this
evening. However, moist northeast low level flow will probably allow
scattered light showers drizzle to persist into the overnight hours.

Highest confidence is across eastern ma but cannot rule out for
points west due to upslope flow. Aside from drizzle, anticipate
areas of low clouds and patchy fog to persist as low level moisture
may remain trapped below the inversion. Low temps will mainly be in
the upper 40s to the lower 50s.

Tuesday...

weak ridging aloft on Tuesday will keep the region in southwesterly
flow as weak surface high pressure moves south of the region. The
area will remain mostly dry but cannot rule out a few isolated
showers out west.

A quick moving shortwave will pass through the flow during the day
which could trigger showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two.

Highest confidence is out west where better instability resides.

Some hi-res guidance supports the storms that develop in update ny
will moves into the region by late afternoon evening. This is in
conjunction with SPC marginal risk.

Tricky temperature forecast for Tuesday as 850 mb temps support
warmer conditions then what guidance is indicating. However 925 mb
temps show that the maritime airmass will remain locked in over sne
until the later half of the day. Despite some heating in a mix of
sun and clouds, temperatures will remain in the upper 60s to low
70s.

Long term Tuesday night through Sunday
Highlights...

* temperatures near normal this period with summer heat and humidity
remaining suppressed well south of new england
* several episodes of showers but also many hours of dry weather too
synoptic overview...

both GFS and ec ensembles support a slow moving omega block pattern
moving across canada this week into next weekend, resulting in
cyclonic flow and below normal heights over new england. This
suppresses the subtropical ridge across the southern states,
precluding summer heat and humidity from advecting northward into
new england. Thus temps here close will be near normal this period
for southern new england. As for precip, cyclonic flow into the
northeast will yield several short wave troughs and attending cold
fronts sweeping across the region resulting in a few chances for
showers and thunderstorms, but also many hours of dry weather too.

Above average forecast confidence on the overall pattern theme but
high uncertainty on timing each individual short waves fronts and
associated timing of shower threat.

Daily details...

tue night...

short wave trough accompanied by modest forcing for ascent coupled
with sufficient deep layer moisture to support numerous showers,
especially late evening and overnight. South to southeast winds will
result in onshore winds and weak low level warm advection. Thus
temps will not be as cool as previous nights.

Wednesday...

warmer than today and Tue with highs well into the 70s as maritime
airmass moves offshore. Deep layer moisture and forcing for ascent
over the area in the morning resulting in a risk for showers.

However by late morning and especially the afternoon k indices fall
rapidly indicating mid level dry beginning to stream across the
region and dry the column from the top down. This drier air aloft
does steepen mid level lapse rates however it appears the dry air
becomes too deep to support convection. Meanwhile at the surface dew
pts remain somewhat elevated in the mu50s to near 60. This yields
mucapes of 1000-1500 j kg. Although deepening mid level dry air will
likely preclude convection from developing. However still 2+ days
away so will have to monitor later trends. Otherwise models in good
agreement on a fairly nice day with the trend being morning showers
giving way to partial afternoon sunshine.

Thursday...

good model agreement that short wave trough exits east Wed night
with slightly cooler and drier air post frontal airmass for Thu with
dew pts falling from the 50s Wed to the 40s thu. Seasonably warm
with highs 70-75. Could be the pick of the week.

Friday...

waa pattern ahead of next short wave trough with a risk of showers
during the day and or at night. Obviously model timing differences
at this time range.

Weekend...

surprisingly both deterministic and ensemble guidance in good
agreement for the start of next weekend with mean mid level trough
axis over or east of the region. This would suggest dry weather to
start the weekend. However models differ on how quickly the
northeast trough reloads with upstream jet energy. Thus Sunday's
forecast becomes highly uncertain. Temperatures look to be near
normal next weekend... Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

Aviation 12z Monday through Friday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday ...

7 am update...

ifr CIGS over eastern ma and ri will continue to move westward
into ct and western-central ma today. Rain overspreads the
region from the south and west today. Not much change from
previous tafs. Earlier discussion below.

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today and tonight... Moderate confidence. MVFR to ifr conditions
overspread the region through the morning and into the early
afternoon in a period of rain. Easterly wind gusts around 20
knots are expected on the coast, with up to 25 knots across
portions of the CAPE islands.

The rain will taper off to light showers drizzle from west to
east late this afternoon early evening. However, MVFR-ifr
conditions may persist for much of Mon night with the lowest
conditions most likely on the coast.

MVFR on Tuesday with a few sites reachingVFR. Isolated shower
or two is possible, with a better chance for showers thunder
across western terminals by the evening.

Kbos taf... Moderate confidence in taf.

Kbdl taf... Moderate confidence in taf.

Outlook Tuesday night through Friday ... Moderate confidence.

GenerallyVFR. Potential for MVFR CIGS vsbys in afternoon evening
showers and scattered t-storms. Best chance for the latter will be
in western central mass and northern connecticut Tue night into wed
morning. Thursday looks to be mainly dry with another risk for
showers and isolated thunder Fri fri night.

South winds Tuesday night, becoming southwest Wednesday, west
Thursday, and southwest Friday. All winds should be less than 20
knots.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday ...

today... Moderate to high confidence. High pressure building
across the canadian maritimes coupled with a wave of low
pressure passing to our south will generate easterly wind gusts
around 25 knots for the waters. Thus will continue with sca.

Easterly fetch will also build seas between 3 and 6 feet across
our open waters. The strongest wind gusts seas will be across
our southern waters. Rain and patchy fog is also expected to
develop and an isolated t-storm or two can not be ruled out
across our southern waters.

Tonight... Moderate to high confidence. Winds and seas will
begin to diminish this evening and especially after midnight as
disturbance moves away from the region and pressure gradient
weakens. Areas of fog may persist into early Tue am reducing
vsbys for mariners.

Tuesday... High confidence. Improving conditions as weak high
pressure moves over the southern waters. Could see areas of fog
or drizzle but seas and winds will remain below sca.

Outlook Tuesday night through Friday ... Moderate confidence.

Tuesday night through Friday...

winds less than 25 kt most if not the entire forecast period. Vsby
may be restricted Tue night into Wed with scattered showers and
isolated thunder possible. Dry tranquil likely beginning wed
afternoon into Thu then another round of showers and isolated
thunder possible Fri fri night.

Tides coastal flooding
Latest observations continue to show a storm surge just over a
half foot along the eastern ma coast for this current high tide.

For tonight, another high astro tide of 11.5 feet occurs just
after 3 am in boston. While that is lower that previous nights,
the onshore component will remain with a storm surge of a half
foot or even a bit more. While no significant problems are
expected, very minor nuisance coastal flooding is possible along
the most vulnerable shore roads along the eastern ma coast. Will
hold off on coastal flood statement at this time.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for
anz231>235-237.

Small craft advisory from 11 am this morning to 2 am edt
Tuesday for anz250.

Small craft advisory until 2 am edt Tuesday for anz254>256.

Synopsis... Nocera dunten
near term... Nocera dunten
short term... Dunten
long term... Nocera
aviation... Nocera dunten
marine... Nocera dunten
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 7 mi52 min ENE 8.9 G 12 53°F 56°F1014.7 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 10 mi52 min E 11 G 14 54°F 58°F1015.4 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 14 mi52 min E 11 G 15 54°F 1014.9 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 14 mi97 min E 8 53°F 1015 hPa51°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 20 mi52 min NE 8 G 11 52°F 60°F1015.3 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi82 min ENE 16 G 16 51°F 1015.4 hPa (+0.4)
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 23 mi52 min E 8 G 12 53°F 1014.5 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 23 mi52 min 53°F 59°F1015.8 hPa
PVDR1 24 mi52 min ENE 7 G 9.9 52°F 1015.1 hPa50°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 25 mi52 min SE 6 G 8 51°F 59°F1014.6 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 35 mi52 min E 5.1 G 11 53°F 58°F1014 hPa
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 36 mi37 min E 18 G 20 53°F 1013.2 hPa50°F
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 36 mi57 min 54°F4 ft
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 39 mi52 min 53°F 54°F1013.7 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 41 mi52 min 50°F 58°F1015.4 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 49 mi97 min 4.1 50°F 48°F

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Airport Reports
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Newport, Newport State Airport, RI11 mi29 minE 910.00 miLight Rain52°F51°F97%1014.6 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI20 mi26 minE 1110.00 miLight Rain51°F50°F96%1014.9 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI20 mi31 minENE 710.00 miOvercast52°F51°F97%1015.5 hPa
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI21 mi29 minENE 87.00 miLight Rain53°F51°F93%1014.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Watson Pier, Boston Neck, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Watson Pier
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Mon -- 05:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 05:25 AM EDT     -0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:21 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:33 AM EDT     3.94 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:07 PM EDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:10 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:56 PM EDT     4.23 feet High Tide
Mon -- 11:58 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Mon -- 02:08 AM EDT     -3.05 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:14 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 05:46 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:19 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 09:48 AM EDT     2.52 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 12:16 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:41 PM EDT     -2.80 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:35 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:09 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:18 PM EDT     2.01 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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