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Bliss Corner, MA

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Sunrise 5:08AMSunset 8:23PM Friday June 23, 2017 4:50 PM EDT (20:50 UTC) Moonrise 4:53AMMoonset 7:51PM 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- 353 Pm Edt Fri Jun 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Areas of fog. Isolated showers and tstms this evening, then scattered tstms with a chance of showers after midnight. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely with scattered tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Sun..W winds around 5 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Winds and seas 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 353 Pm Edt Fri Jun 23 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A cold front will approach the waters from the west tonight while the remnants of tropical storm cindy approach from the southwest. The cold front will sweep across the waters Saturday afternoon and behind it drier and less humid air will follow into Wed. 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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national weather service taunton ma
350 pm edt Fri jun 23 2017

Synopsis
Mild, humid air continues into tonight out ahead of the
remnants of cindy which will bring the threat of heavy rain and
possible flooding Saturday morning. A cold front will sweep the
remnants of cindy out to sea through late Saturday, improving
overnight. Seasonably warm and less humid conditions Sunday
will be followed by cooler weather and few diurnally driven
showers isolated thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. A return to
summerlike warmth and humidity is expected by the end of the
work week.

Near term until midnight tonight
400 pm update...

clearing skies early this afternoon has resulted in CAPE values
increasing to over 2000 j kg. This combined with shear values of 30-
35 kts and low level lapse rates near 8 c km has resulted in a few
scattered showers. Current dynamics and SPC meso-analysis indicates
that the main risk could be heavy rain and gusty winds. Skinny cape
and inverted v soundings would also indicate the potential for wet
microburst. While most of the region will remain dry this afternoon,
the risk for isolated showers will continue through the evening.

While risk is low, cannot rule out a quick spin-up as dewpoints are
in the 70s. However appears the better helicity and 0-1 km shear
will be southwest of the area. Something to watch over the next few
hours.

While it is difficult to pin where exactly and strong storm will
develop, believe the ct valley will be the area to watch over the
next few hours, ESP with the help of the terrain.

This evening...

warm, moist southwest flow will continue across the region this
evening into the overnight hours. Pwat values are increasing to 2
inches as tropical airmass continues to pool into southern new
england. Biggest question is shower potential for this evening.

Increasing LLJ at 925 mb as well as lingering instability should be
enough will to trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms across
the region. This is support in the hi-res guidance and the latest
hrrr.

Otherwise a muggy evening is on tap for the region as dewpoints
remaining in the 70s. Will have to watch for fog develop along the
south coast.

Short term midnight through 6 pm Saturday
After midnight into Saturday...

*** increasing localized flood potential for southern new england ***
active weather pattern for tonight and for the first half of tomorrow
as southern new england remains in the warm sector for this period.

Overnight lows will remain mild, dropping into the upper 60s to low
70s. This may result in another round of fog and stratus with the
highest confidence across the south coast once again. May need to
watch for a possible dense fog advisory as surface dewpoints will
be in the 70s. Muggy to start the day tomorrow but depending on how
quickly the front will push through, the later half of the day will
begin to improve. Highs will remain in the mid 80s.

Biggest focus is on precipitation potential for this time period.

Increasing moisture will begin to pool into the area with pwat values
increasing to above 2.5 inches by tonight. This tropical moisture
from cindy will push pwat near 3 to 4 std above normal. In fact,
moisture flux values at 850 mb during this timeframe is nearing
4 std above normal. Thus within any heavy shower, the potential
for flooding rains is possible.

Models are struggling with the placement of the axis of heavy
precipitation as there are several features to note. Aside from the
approaching front out west, a LLJ will be across the southeast
portion of the area. However, the higher instability values will be
across the western half of the area. If both of these features
could align, then we could see widespread heavy rainfall. But
because there is some separation, believe that the threat is more
localized. Again the heavy rainfall axis amongst the guidance are
in different locations, but there is agreement that the potential
for over 1.5 to 2 inches. If this falls in just a few hours, then
flash flooding is possible. Best timing for this to occur will be
after midnight and into Saturday morning.

Cold front will begin to sweep through the region on Saturday.

The latest hi-res guidance is a lot slower than synoptic models so
have blended the forecast down the middle. More widespread showers
and embedded thunderstorms are anticipated along the frontal
passage. Convection along the front continues to be a possibility
especially across eastern ma during the late morning hours. Cape
values will be near 1000 j kg with 40 kts of 0-6 km shear. The
caveat is poor lapse rates and the bulk of the moisture will be
pushing offshore. One thing to watch for is the potential for a
quick spin-up thanks to the tropical airmass with 70f dewpoints and
lower lcls. Hodographs do show some helicity and good 0-1 km shear.

The frontal system should push through by Saturday afternoon
resulting in clearing skies and drier air as westerly flow takes
hold.

Long term Saturday night through Friday
Highlights...

* seasonably warm less humid Sun with a spot shower t-storm possible
* a few showers iso t-storms possible Mon Tue but not a washout
* below normal temps Mon Tue return to summerlike readings Thu fri
details...

Saturday night...

dry and a much less humid airmass will work into the region behind
Saturday's cold front. This should allow low temps to fall into the
50s across many outlying locations, to between 60 and 65 in some of
the urban centers.

Sunday...

a pleasant end to the weekend across southern new england. 850
temps between +11c and +12c should allow highs to reach into the
lower to middle 80s in most locations, but dewpoints in the 50s will
make it feel much more comfortable outside. Mainly dry weather
anticipated, but approaching shortwave may be enough to trigger an
isolated shower t-storm or two by mid-late afternoon across the
interior.

Monday and Tuesday...

anomalous upper trough cold pool aloft overhead will result in
slightly below normal temps with comfortable humidity levels. Highs
mainly in the 70s are expected both days. The cold pool
aloft shortwave energy will result in the potential for a few
diurnally driven showers isolated thunderstorms both days. Not
expecting a washout by any means, but the main risk for any activity
will be during the afternoon early evening hours.

Wednesday...

axis of upper trough will probably have shifted to the east of the
region. This should allow temps to warm a few more degrees than
mon Tue and result in mainly dry weather. However, if trough ends up
slower than currently expected there would be the risk for a few
more showers isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday and Friday...

upper trough lifts northeast of the region with rising height
fields. This should result in a warming trend for the end of the
work week, with a return to summerlike warmth and humidity.

Aviation 20z Friday through Wednesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday ... Moderate confidence.

Today...

vfr for most of the region with iso MVFR within any shower tsra.

Stratus and fog will overspread the south coast closer to
sunset.

Tonight into Saturday...

MVFR-lifr CIGS with MVFR-ifr vsbys with br fg. Scattered shra tsra
tonight approaching from the west, with more widespread
potential Saturday morning. Improving conditions from west to
east around midday ahead of a wind shift from the w. Prior to
the wind shift will continue to see SW winds with potential
gusts 25 to 30 kts llws possible for SE coastal terminals as is
some embedded tsra. Improving towards evening to low-endVFR
skc.

Kbos terminal... High confidence.VFR today with gusty SW winds
up to 25 kts, lower CIGS into this evening with increasing
rain thunder chances.

Kbdl terminal...VFR CIGS today with blustery SW winds that will
lower into evening prior to onset of ra +ra.

Outlook Saturday night through Wednesday ...

Saturday night through Wednesday... High confidence. MainlyVFR
conditions other than a few mainly diurnally driven showers and
perhaps isolated t-storms.&&

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday ...

sw winds continue to gust up to 25 to 30 kts through early
tomorrow prior to a cool frontal passage. Waves building around
5 to 7 feet on the waters as the remnants of cindy are advected
ne across the waters around the morning hours. Prior to and
during this time, likely to be either a combination of low
clouds and fog with visibility down to a quarter mile or less
possible. Improving late Saturday as winds become westerly while
beginning to diminish along with wave action.

Outlook Saturday night through Wednesday ...

Saturday night through Wednesday... Moderate to high confidence.

Quiet boating weather overall during this time period. A few hours
of near shore lower 20 knot wind gusts and choppy seas are possible
on both Sun and Mon afternoons.

Tides coastal flooding
Astronomical tides are rather high through this weekend during the
night time cycles. Boston has a 12.3 ft tide just before midnight
tonight, a 12.4 ft high tide around midnight Sat night and 12.2 ft
just after midnight Sun night. While, offshore winds are forecast
current conditions suggest a 0.4 surge which will result in
minor splashover. Thus will go ahead an issue a coastal flood
statement for tonight's high tide.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 3 pm edt Saturday for anz231>234.

Small craft advisory until 9 pm edt this evening for anz230-
236.

Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt Saturday for anz235-237-
250-254>256.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 4 mi50 min SSW 19 G 20 67°F 1006.7 hPa (-2.3)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 17 mi50 min SSW 16 G 21 69°F 65°F1006.1 hPa (-2.3)
FRXM3 18 mi50 min 77°F 69°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 19 mi50 min 78°F 71°F1006.4 hPa (-2.2)
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 19 mi50 min 71°F 67°F1007 hPa (-1.9)
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 19 mi50 min SSW 15 G 20 75°F 1004.7 hPa (-2.2)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 21 mi65 min SSW 8 75°F 1006 hPa69°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 21 mi50 min SSW 8 G 17 74°F 1005.4 hPa (-2.3)
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 22 mi50 min SSW 17 G 20 76°F 70°F1005.8 hPa (-2.4)
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 25 mi50 min SSE 20 G 21 72°F 73°F1005.1 hPa (-2.4)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 28 mi65 min 4.1 77°F 1007 hPa71°F
PVDR1 30 mi50 min SSE 18 G 21 74°F 1004.5 hPa (-2.4)71°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 31 mi50 min S 18 G 20 75°F 69°F1004.1 hPa (-2.3)
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 34 mi55 min 64°F3 ft
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 44 mi60 min 64°F2 ft1007.2 hPa (-1.9)
44090 45 mi46 min 63°F2 ft

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Airport Reports
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Newport, Newport State Airport, RI15 mi57 minSSW 10 G 219.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F69°F87%1006.2 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA16 mi57 minSSW 1310.00 miFair76°F69°F79%1005.9 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA21 mi57 minSSW 16 G 229.00 miPartly Cloudy74°F68°F82%1007.1 hPa
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI24 mi60 minS 137.00 miMostly Cloudy77°F66°F69%1005.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westport Harbor Entrance, Massachusetts
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Westport Harbor Entrance
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Fri -- 01:51 AM EDT     -0.48 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:54 AM EDT     3.50 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:48 PM EDT     -0.51 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:50 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:19 PM EDT     4.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:32 PM EDT     New Moon
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Fri -- 02:07 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:04 AM EDT     2.47 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:29 AM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:54 AM EDT     -2.80 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 02:42 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 PM EDT     2.15 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:50 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:42 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:32 PM EDT     New Moon
Fri -- 11:15 PM EDT     -3.05 knots Max Ebb
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