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Marine Weather and Tides
Newport, RI

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Sunrise 6:34AMSunset 4:25PM Friday November 16, 2018 9:12 AM EST (14:12 UTC) Moonrise 2:25PMMoonset 12:24AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 716 Am Est Fri Nov 16 2018
.gale warning in effect until 9 am est this morning...
Today..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft, except 6 to 9 ft at the bay entrance. Rain this morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft, except 4 to 7 ft at the bay entrance.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun night..E winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..NW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 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 716 Am Est Fri Nov 16 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A coastal storm moves moves across southeast new england by midday and then moves off to the maritimes. This will bring strong winds to the waters this morning and midday. High pressure returns for the weekend. A cold front passes across the waters on Sunday. 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 Newport city, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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national weather service boston norton ma
554 am est Fri nov 16 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure south of long island will move across southeast
new england this morning, then off to the maritimes this
evening. Snow or mixed precipitation will linger over parts of
western massachusetts this morning before tapering off. Patchy
light rain will linger over the remainder of the region. Strong
winds will precede the low pressure, especially along the rhode
island and massachusetts coastlines. Dry and chilly weather move
in this afternoon and remain through the weekend as high
pressure builds in. Weak low pressure may bring patchy light
rain and or snow late Sunday into Monday. Another shot of colder
air moves in by the middle of next week, though it should be
mainly dry.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Low pressure center was south of central long island at 6 am,
and trending northeast toward southern ri and southeast mass.

Strong pressure falls are noted to the northeast of the low, and
this is contributing to the strong pressure gradient across the
region. Gusty winds are noted inland, but the strongest gusts
of 40 to 50 mph are found along the ri and mass coastlines. This
will continue until the coastal low moves past around midday.

Gusts should then diminish in the afternoon. Continue wind
headlines along the eastern mass coast and islands until late
morning. We will also add the south coasts of ma and ri, except
for the existing high wind warning on the CAPE and islands.

Most precipitation that could add to storm totals for snow and
sleet has moved out of the region. We will drop all winter storm
headlines. But due to potential snow sleet showers during the
day we will start a winter weather advisory for the east slopes
of the berkshires.

The supporting shortwave to the coastal low will sweep past
southern new england about the same time as the surface system.

A second shortwave moving through the northeast was over
michigan early today, and will enter new england toward evening.

This should bring a period of clouds and showers late this
afternoon evening, with temperatures supporting snow showers.

This could add a light snow accumulation on top of what has
fallen. Best chance will be in northwest mass through evening.

Expect a shallow mixed layer, to either 950 mb or 925 mb.

Tempertures in this layer support MAX temps in the upper 40s to
around 50 on CAPE cod, and in the upper 30s and around 40 in the
central hills and ct valley.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Saturday night
A broad upper trough lingers over hudson bay through Saturday
night. Several shortwaves move through this flow and over
southern new england. 500-mb heights remain near to below
normal through the period. Normal values are 557 to 563
decameters, while forecast values are in the 540s today and
550-555 Saturday.

One shortwave moves across southern new england early tonight.

This may be enough to generate scattered snow showers,
especially across northern massachusetts. These snow showers
should move out of state before midnight.

Cold advection will maintain some level of mixing tonight and
Saturday. Low level winds will be 30-35 kts tonight and 20-25
kts Saturday. Expect most or all of this wind to mix to the
surface in gusts tonight and Saturday.

Moisture cross sections show diminishing moisture aloft on
Saturday. This suggests a dry day, allowing for sunshine.

Temperatures upstream are in the upper 20s and lower 30s... This
should suffice for tonight's min temps. Mixing on Saturday
should reach 925 mb, where temps will support MAX surface temps
in the 40s. Min temps farther upstream point to Saturday night
mins in the mid 20s to lower 30s.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
Highlights...

* no changes to Thursday afternoon long term forecast for this
period.

* below average temperatures persist
* weak low pressure brings periods of rain and snow late Sun into
mon
* dry and cold mid week
overview...

the extended forecast features a few high pressure systems sandwiched
around a relatively weak low pressure disturbance or two in the
Sunday night Monday time frame which will bring the return of
both rain and snow chances. Model consensus is good that the
flow pattern becomes much less amplified and more zonal behind
Friday's system, persisting through late weekend. By then a mid
level shortwave digs south, crossing the region Sunday Monday
which will generate a weak surface low in the vicinity of sne
with another round of light snow rain. Beyond this, models
diverge a bit, with the GFS keeping things unsettled into
Tuesday before the high returns, while the euro returns a dry
high pressure more quickly. Either way, by mid to late week
heights begin to rise ever so slightly and a cold and dry
pattern returns.

Details...

Sunday and Monday...

Sunday high pressure sits over the northeast with light winds and
highs in the upper 30s-40s under a cold airmass; should be a mostly
dry day before snow rain chances increase from the west by the
evening overnight hours. The upper trough over canada digs south
helping to generate a surface low in the vicinity of sne which
brings weak fronts through in quick succession Sunday
night Monday. Still expecting mainly snow outside the coastal
plain, with rain along the coasts. QPF amounts are lackluster; a
few hundredths to a few tenths of liquid equivalent.

Tuesday through Thursday...

after the system exits zonal flow returns at the base of a large 500
mb trough over the eastern us Tuesday early Wednesday. Some
disagreement on slight precip chances Tuesday, but overall looks
dry; maybe some showers over the high terrain. By mid week a
surface high returns bringing dry weather. Given the overall
weak longwave trough pattern, cold temperatures will persist
with highs in the 30s and low 40s.

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

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday night ...

today... Mixed MVFR ifr CIGS and vsbys this morning in light
rain and sleet will taper off most places around midday.

Conditions improve toVFR most places by late afternoon. Strong
east-northeast wind gusts this morning with highest gusts along
the coastline... 45 to 50 kt. Winds turn from the north and then
northwest midday and afternoon with gusts 25 to 30 kts along the
coast.

Tonight...VFR. Gusty west winds 20 to 25 kt.

Saturday...VFR. Gusty west winds near 20 kt, diminishing
Saturday night.

Kbos terminal... Moderate to high confidence in taf. Occasional
light rain tapers off this morning. Strong gusty east winds this
morning will turn out of the north and then northwest during the
afternoon. Winds diminish this afternoon and tonight.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf. Sleet diminishes this
morning, possibly as a few rain or snow showers. Northeast winds
turn out of the northwest midday, then diminish during the
afternoon.

Outlook Sunday through Tuesday ...

Sunday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Slight chance sn.

Sunday night: mainly ifr, with local MVFR possible. Chance sn,
slight chance ra.

Monday: MVFR ifr conditions possible. Breezy. Chance sn, slight
chance ra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday night ... High confidence.

Today... Storm force wind gusts from the east and northeast this
morning. The storm center moves across rhode island and
southeast mass toward midday, at which time the winds will shift
from the northwest and diminish somewhat. Expect lingering gales
for a part of the afternoon and then small craft winds later in
the day. Seas on the exposed waters will remain at 8 feet or
higher.

Tonight... West winds at 20 kt gusting to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12
feet slowly subsiding during the night.

Saturday... West winds gusting 20 to 25 kt. Seas slowly
diminishing, but the outer waters will remain with 5 foot seas.

Saturday night... Winds less than 25 kt. Seas diminishing below
5 feet on the outer waters.

Outlook Sunday through Tuesday ...

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Sunday night: winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain.

Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Monday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Slight chance of rain.

Hydrology
Renewed river flooding is possible across ri and eastern ma with
0.50 to 1.0 inches of rainfall possible tonight into Friday
after a few inches of snow first. Will have to watch this
closely.

Tides coastal flooding
Astronomical tides are very low (below 9 ft) in boston. Thus
with this upcoming storm worse case scenario would be isolated
minor flooding possible.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... High wind warning until 9 am est this morning for maz022>024.

Wind advisory until 10 am est this morning for maz007-014>016-
019>021.

Winter weather advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for
maz002-008-009.

Ri... High wind warning until 9 am est this morning for riz008.

Wind advisory until 10 am est this morning for riz006-007.

Marine... Storm warning until 9 am est this morning for anz231>235-237-
250-254>256.

Gale warning until 4 pm est this afternoon for anz230-251.

Gale warning until 9 am est this morning for anz236.

Synopsis... Wtb bw
near term... Wtb
short term... Wtb
long term... Bw
aviation... Wtb bw
marine... Wtb bw
hydrology...

tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 4 mi42 min N 16 G 23 44°F 48°F993.6 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 8 mi42 min NNW 17 G 23 41°F 46°F994.2 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 12 mi42 min NNE 16 G 22 41°F 994.3 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 12 mi87 min NE 15 42°F 994 hPa42°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 17 mi42 min NNW 21 G 27 41°F 50°F994.8 hPa
FRXM3 19 mi42 min 44°F 43°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 19 mi72 min ENE 16 G 19 49°F 993.7 hPa (-5.5)
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 20 mi42 min N 12 G 15 44°F 994.1 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 20 mi42 min 43°F 53°F994.4 hPa
PVDR1 22 mi42 min N 15 G 20 41°F 995.5 hPa41°F
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 37 mi29 min 55°F14 ft
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 38 mi42 min 50°F 48°F992.4 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 38 mi42 min N 4.1 G 13 40°F 54°F994.3 hPa
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 39 mi42 min N 29 G 33 41°F 994.1 hPa39°F
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 42 mi42 min 51°F 50°F992.6 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 46 mi87 min 8.9 50°F 995 hPa48°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI7 mi19 minNNW 11 G 212.50 miLight Rain Fog/Mist42°F42°F100%993 hPa
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI10 mi22 minNNE 14 G 244.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist41°F39°F93%993.2 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI18 mi21 minN 20 G 261.25 miHeavy Rain Fog/Mist and Breezy39°F39°F100%994.7 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI23 mi16 minN 14 G 189.00 miUnknown Precip0°F0°F%993.6 hPa
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI24 mi19 minN 1310.00 miOvercast42°F42°F100%994.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Castle Hill, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Fri -- 01:53 AM EST     2.65 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:35 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:08 AM EST     0.88 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:24 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:13 PM EST     2.82 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:24 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:53 PM EST     0.70 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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Fri -- 12:36 AM EST     2.13 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:52 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:12 AM EST     -2.22 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:34 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:44 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:05 PM EST     1.87 knots Max Flood
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Fri -- 05:33 PM EST     -2.22 knots Max Ebb
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