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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 6:44PM Wednesday September 20, 2017 12:23 PM EDT (16:23 UTC) Moonrise 6:43AMMoonset 7:17PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ235 Rhode Island Sound- 1107 Am Edt Wed Sep 20 2017
.tropical storm warning in effect...
This afternoon..Tropical storm conditions possible. NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 12 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely early, then a chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm early.
Tonight..Tropical storm conditions possible. N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas around 9 ft, subsiding to 7 ft after midnight. A chance of showers. Patchy fog in the evening.
Thu..Tropical storm conditions possible. N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas around 6 ft.
Thu night..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas around 7 ft.
Fri..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
Fri night..N winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt, decreasing to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
Sat..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 7 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 6 ft.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas around 6 ft.
Sun night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 7 ft. 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 1107 Am Edt Wed Sep 20 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Seas will continue to build as tropical jose slowly moves north. Mariners can expect the highest winds and heavier rain bands across the waters off the south coast through at least Thursday. What will become the remnants of jose will remain just to the south of the waters into the weekend. Mariners should Monitor the latest forecasts from the national hurricane center at www.nhc.noaa.gov. 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 Bliss Corner, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1008 am edt Wed sep 20 2017

Synopsis
Jose moves northeast today, then turns east and circles well
southeast of nantucket tonight through Saturday. This may be close
enough to maintain rain and strong wind for a couple of days over
southeast mass, favoring CAPE cod and islands as well as the
adjacent ocean waters. High pressure builds in from the great
lakes with dry weather early next week.

Near term through tonight
10 am update...

weak convergence within a deep moisture plume continues to lead
to isolated shra and dz across portions of E ma ri this morning,
meanwhile the first in a series of direct rain bands from jose
shifts over nantucket and the outer arm of CAPE cod. While
guidance is still struggling with both of these features, will
maintain the current QPF until better agreement between guidance
is shown.

Otherwise, forecast is on track for the most part.

Previous discussion...

tropical storm jose has turned northeast. The center will pass well
south and east of the 40n 70w benchmark today, slowing to a crawl
tonight.

Winds will increase today, especially along and southeast of the i-
95 corridor, with the strongest winds on CAPE cod and the islands.

Speeds may reach tropical storm force on the CAPE and islands this
afternoon and evening. Data shows some low level mixing, with 30 to
35 knot winds in the layer. So we expect 30 to 35 knot gusts inland
and 35 to 40 knot gusts in eastern mass and parts of ri.

Rainfall has the potential to generate heavy downpours, especially
in southeast mass and ri. Pw values are forecast to climb to around
2 inches, signaling a large amount of moisture available to
precipitate. Flash flood watch continues today across CAPE and
islands.

Offshore swell directed shoreward by jose will maintain high surf to
the south coast, while a persistent northeast wind will drive
water to shore from the gulf of maine. We are maintaining high
surf advisories along the shoreline that is not covered by
tropical headlines.

Lower chance of showers in the ct valley and other western areas.

Even so, the cloud shield is extensive enough to bring mainly cloudy
skies. We stayed close to guidance values for the MAX temps.

Short term Thursday
Jose drifts offshore south and east of the benchmark. This will
be close enough to maintain the moist airmass and bring
lingering showers tonight and possibly Thursday. Total rainfall
has a potential of up to 3-5 inches on the CAPE and islands,
and less than an inch north and west of i-95. We will maintain
the flash flood watch for the CAPE and islands.

Winds similar to today will linger through Thursday before
diminishing. Heavy surf and dangerous rip currents will also
continue through Thursday.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Highlights...

* gusty winds persist on CAPE cod and islands Friday
* dry and seasonable over weekend and early next week
* monitor NHC forecasts as maria heads through caribbean
medium range ensembles favor large scale pattern which features
building upper ridge from southern plains to great lakes as mean
trough develops over western states. This will force tropical
storm jose back to the south and southwest through weekend while
slowly decaying, favoring dry and warmer conditions in southern
new england as winds on CAPE islands subside.

This pattern should remain in place for most of next week, which
has implications on track of hurricane maria. Latest NHC wpc
guidance brings maria northward but off east coast, similar to
jose, as upper ridge remains to our west. At this point maria
bears watching, as we typically advise with tropical systems
approaching bahamas, but for now we expect dry weather early
next week. That said, we could see increasing winds and building
swells again near south coast by Tue or wed.

Aviation 14z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today...

ceilings below 1000 feet from worcester east, and 1000-2500 feet to
the west. Vsbys are generally 3-5 miles in eastern mass and 1-3
miles on CAPE cod and islands due to rain and fog. Expect these low
conditions will continue through the day. Low level wind shear will
be generated by tropical storm jose offshore with 2000 foot winds 50-
60 knots across the CAPE and islands.

Tonight...

expect low CIGS and vsbys to continue tonight in eastern mass, while
conditions improve toVFR in the west.

Thursday...

gradual improvement in ceilings from west to east with areas off-
cape becomingVFR by afternoon. Lingering MVFR CIGS over CAPE cod
and islands. North-northeast winds continue to gust near 20 knots
in the west, 20-30 knots in the central hills, and 30-40 knots in ri
and eastern mass.

Kbos taf... High confidence in TAF trends, lower confidence in
timing. Sustained nne winds around 20 knots, and gusts increasing to
20-30 knots.

Kbdl taf... High confidence in TAF trends, lower confidence in
timing.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

high confidence.

Thu night and fri... Lingering MVFR ceilings in eastern ma,
otherwiseVFR. N winds gusting to 25-35kt on CAPE cod islands.

Sat and sun...VFR.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

tropical storm jose passes southeast of the waters today, then
lingers well offshore through at least Thursday. This will allow
strong winds to linger over the waters through at least Thursday,
with gusts of 35-45 knots over most of the waters, with gusts 25-30
knots on narragansett bay and mass bay boston harbor.

Building swells have already reached as high as 16 ft at buoy 44008
se of nantucket. Expect high swell will continue through
Thursday, especially over the waters with a southern exposure.

Showers and fog will also linger through Thursday, creating poor
vsbys.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

moderate confidence.

N winds remain strong through Saturday morning, with gusts of
35-40kt on south coastal waters as jose drifts S and away from
southern new england. Winds diminish further as high pressure
builds over region this weekend, but seas will take most of
weekend to subside on open south coastal waters.

Tides coastal flooding
Main concern is for severe beach erosion along nantucket's south
and east shores, south shore of martha's vineyard, and ocean-
facing shore of outer cape, due to long duration of large waves
pounding the shore, which may persist into Friday.

Storm surge of around 2 ft on nantucket late tonight and Thursday
should bring minor to perhaps moderate coastal flooding to
nantucket harbor. Minor coastal flooding is expected on
martha's vineyard with a storm surge of 1 to 2 ft, and also
along eastern ma coastline with less of a storm surge but
compensated by wave action with seas around 15 ft offshore.

North facing shore of CAPE cod (bay side, including sandwich)
may see minor coastal flooding Thursday and Thursday night as a
result of strong northerly winds.

For ri south coast, only splashover is expected at worst with
storm surge of around 1 ft.

Tropical storm warnings cover minor coastal flooding and high
surf for CAPE cod and islands. Elsewhere, we will maintain
coastal flood advisory for plymouth county coastline where minor
coastal flooding should be more prevalent, and will keep high
surf advisory posted for entire E ma coastline.

Equipment
Kbox WSR-88D z-r relationship has been changed to tropical to
get better rainfall estimates than with convective. 00z chh
sounding showed precipitable water of 1.93" along with deep
saturated above-freezing layer (10kft warm cloud depth) which
is supportive of warm rain processes.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... Tropical storm warning for maz022>024.

High surf advisory until 8 am edt Friday for maz007-019-020.

Coastal flood advisory until 3 pm edt Thursday for maz019.

Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for maz006-007-013>021.

Flash flood watch through Thursday morning for maz022-024.

Ri... Tropical storm warning for riz008.

High surf advisory until 8 am edt Friday for riz006-007.

Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for riz002>007.

Marine... Tropical storm warning for anz231>235-237-250-254>256.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for anz230-236-
251.

Synopsis... Wtb jwd
near term... Wtb doody
short term... Wtb
long term... Jwd
aviation... Wtb jwd
marine... Wtb jwd
tides coastal flooding...

equipment...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 4 mi83 min NNE 29 G 32 66°F 1006.7 hPa (-0.4)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 17 mi53 min NNE 17 G 24 68°F 66°F1008.1 hPa
PRUR1 18 mi53 min 69°F 67°F
FRXM3 18 mi53 min 68°F 66°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 19 mi53 min 67°F 70°F1009.6 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 19 mi53 min 66°F 68°F1007.4 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 19 mi53 min NNE 19 G 25 68°F 1008 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 21 mi53 min NE 20 G 26 69°F 1008.8 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 21 mi98 min NE 23 68°F 67°F
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 22 mi53 min NNE 23 G 32 69°F 70°F1008.8 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 25 mi53 min N 25 G 31 68°F 70°F1008.6 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 28 mi98 min 5.1 66°F 1008 hPa65°F
PVDR1 30 mi53 min NNE 13 G 21 69°F 1009.4 hPa67°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 31 mi53 min ENE 18 G 24 69°F 68°F1009.5 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 44 mi93 min NNE 25 G 29 66°F 68°F4 ft1005.9 hPa (-0.7)66°F
44090 45 mi49 min 60°F4 ft

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Airport Reports
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Newport, Newport State Airport, RI15 mi30 minN 19 G 265.00 miFog/Mist and Breezy68°F68°F100%1008.1 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA16 mi30 minNNE 11 G 252.00 miFog/Mist66°F64°F96%1008.4 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA21 mi30 minNNE 15 G 258.00 miLight Rain68°F66°F93%1006.2 hPa
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI24 mi33 minNE 20 G 306.00 miFog/Mist and Breezy70°F66°F88%1008.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westport Harbor Entrance, Massachusetts
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Wed -- 01:30 AM EDT     New Moon
Wed -- 02:36 AM EDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:30 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:43 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:37 AM EDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:59 PM EDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:44 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:58 PM EDT     3.68 feet High 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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Wed -- 01:30 AM EDT     New Moon
Wed -- 03:39 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:43 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:58 AM EDT     2.77 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:20 AM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:50 AM EDT     -2.50 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:07 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:44 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:21 PM EDT     2.58 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:38 PM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
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