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Higganum, CT

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Sunrise 6:33AMSunset 7:15PM Thursday March 30, 2017 8:32 PM EDT (00:32 UTC) Moonrise 8:25AMMoonset 10:23PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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ANZ330 Long Island Sound East Of New Haven Ct/port Jefferson Ny- 738 Pm Edt Thu Mar 30 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday morning through Saturday morning...
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming se after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft this evening...then 1 ft or less. Chance of light rain late this evening. Chance of rain after midnight.
Fri..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the afternoon.
Fri night..E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Rain...mainly in the morning.
Sat night..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less...then 1 to 2 ft after midnight.
Mon..NE winds around 5 kt...becoming se in the afternoon and evening...then becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning...then 1 ft or less...then 2 to 3 ft after midnight. Chance of rain in the evening. Rain likely after midnight.
Tue..E winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the daytime...then chance of rain in the evening.
ANZ300 738 Pm Edt Thu Mar 30 2017
Synopsis for long island waters and new york harbor.. Low pressure will impact the area tonight through Saturday. High pressure builds in for the second half of the weekend. Another low pressure system may impact the waters Monday night and Tuesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Higganum, CT
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Area Discussion for - New York City/Upton, NY
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area forecast discussion
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520 pm edt Thu mar 30 2017

Synopsis
An area of low pressure will impact the area tonight through
Saturday. Low pressure moves offshore Saturday afternoon and
night followed by high pressure Sunday through Monday. Another
low pressure system impacts the area Monday night and Tuesday.

High pressure briefly returns on Wednesday.

Near term /until 6 am Friday morning/
Subtle warm advection has led to the development of light
precipitation across portions of nj and southeast ny this
afternoon, though observations indicate little is reaching the
ground at this time due to the antecedent dryness of the air
mass. Gradual deep-layer saturation will occur as a potent
short wave approaches from the southwest, leading to
strengthening southwesterly flow that will draw moisture
northward. Although the warm front will remain to the south of
the area tonight, there is some uncertainty in the overall temperature
profiles tonight. The primary precipitation type is expected to
be rain for a majority of the area, though portions of
southeastern ny and ct may have marginal low temperatures in the
mid 30s. With the warm advection above the surface, the profile
may become supportive of brief periods of snow initially, then
perhaps sleet mixed with rain. Minimal accumulations are
anticipated, so no advisories have been issued at this time.

Short term /6 am Friday morning through Friday night/
As the approaching short wave becomes more negatively tilted,
low pressure will rapidly deepen south of the area in response
to height falls and increasing upward motion. The somewhat
extended period of southwesterly flow will allow pwat values to
increase to near 1 inch, with moderate to heavy rain possible
at times. Any potential for thunderstorms largely remains south
of the area in the warm sector so did not add the threat of any
thunderstorms at this time. Surface temperatures once again
fall Friday night, but with the short wave departing eastward
any moisture aloft gradually begins to decrease. As such, any
lingering precipitation overnight will likely be light
rain/drizzle or perhaps ice pellets across the northern areas of
southeastern ny and ct. Winds are expected to increase Friday
night ahead of the deepening low, generally from the east-
northeast around 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Long term /Saturday through Thursday/
Deterministic and ensemble models are in overall good agreement on
the continuation of an active weather pattern into next week.

Southern stream upper level cutoff low and associated surface low
will be moving just south of long island Saturday morning, passing
offshore in the afternoon and evening. Deepest moisture and best
large scale lift shifts to the east of the CWA during the morning
hours. However, enough moisture on the backside of the low should
promote light precipitation, tapering off late in the morning and
afternoon. Thermal and moisture profiles indicate the loss of deep
saturation. Surface temperatures across the interior should largely
be above freezing, with some of the cooler locations running close
to the freezing mark to start the day. Not expecting any snow with
loss of deep saturation and warm nose between 875 and 700 mb. There
is some room below this layer for a few ice pellets, although the
depth of the layer below freezing is rather shallow. It is entirely
possible that much of the lingering precipitation is in the form of
light rain. Precipitation ends by early afternoon with low clouds
likely to linger through the rest of the day. Went below guidance on
temperatures due to NE flow around the low and abundance of clouds.

Highs range from near 40 inland to the middle/upper 40s closer to
the coast. It will also be breezy behind the low with winds gusting
25 to 30 mph at times.

High pressure builds in Saturday night and settles over the area as
upper ridging approaches. Ridging at the surface and aloft will
continue into Monday before sliding offshore by Monday night.

The next system low pressure system to impact the area is Monday
night into Tuesday. The low is mostly associated with a vigorous
southern stream shortwave that lifts north from the gulf coast
region on Monday and then passes near or just south on Tuesday.

This system has a deep moisture feed off the gulf of mexico and
western atlantic and this is well illustrated by models showing pwat
values pushing 1.50 inches or around 250% of normal. There are
differences among the deterministic and ensemble runs on the
placement of the heaviest precip likely due to amplitude of the
shortwave and placement of warm front. Have increased pops to likely
with this forecast package as every GEFS member is showing potential
for a significant rainfall across at least some portion of the cwa.

The shortwave and associated low move offshore Tuesday night.

Brief ridging returns on Wednesday ahead of another low pressure and
shortwave that could impact the region on Thursday.

Near seasonable temperatures are forecast Sunday through Tuesday
although temperatures on Tuesday will be highly dependent on how far
north the warm front gets. Temperatures trend above normal for the
middle of the week.

Aviation /21z Thursday through Tuesday/
Vfr conditions are expected through the first half of tonight
as high pressure drifts east of the region. MVFR conditions
develop after 06z as low pressure approaches. Conditions
gradually fall towards daybreak, with ifr conditions or less
developing after 14-15z in rain. At kswf, a mix of rain and ice
pellets will be possible.

South-southeast flow prevails this evening with wind speeds
remaining below 10 kt. Late tonight, the wind direction becomes
more easterly, and during the morning hours on Friday, speeds
will increase to 10-15kt, with gusts into the 20 kt range.

Ny metro enhanced aviation weather support...

detailed information, including hourly TAF wind component fcsts,
can be found at:
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 23 mi45 min SW 5.1 G 8 43°F 43°F1021.2 hPa
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 25 mi48 min SSW 9.7 G 12 41°F 1 ft
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 25 mi48 min SW 9.9 G 11 42°F 33°F
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 26 mi45 min SW 7 G 8.9 42°F 44°F1021 hPa
BRHC3 - 8467150 - Bridgeport, CT 42 mi45 min S 6 G 8.9 42°F 1020 hPa

Wind History for New London, CT
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chester, Chester Airport, CT7 mi38 minVar 410.00 miFair43°F28°F57%1020.7 hPa
Meriden, Meriden Markham Municipal Airport, CT18 mi40 minS 710.00 miMostly Cloudy47°F21°F37%1020.4 hPa
Hartford, Hartford-Brainard Airport, CT19 mi40 minS 610.00 miMostly Cloudy48°F23°F37%1020.3 hPa
New Haven, Tweed-New Haven Airport, CT24 mi40 minSSW 810.00 miOvercast42°F30°F65%1020.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Haddam, Connecticut River, Connecticut
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Haddam
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Thu -- 02:11 AM EDT     3.25 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:25 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:17 AM EDT     -0.49 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:40 PM EDT     2.78 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:26 PM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:22 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.333.23.12.721.30.6-0.1-0.5-0.30.51.42.22.72.82.521.30.70.2-0.2-0.10.6

Tide / Current Tables for Hadlyme, Connecticut River, Connecticut
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Hadlyme
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Thu -- 01:42 AM EDT     3.52 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:25 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:32 AM EDT     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:11 PM EDT     3.01 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:41 PM EDT     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:22 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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33.43.53.22.51.70.90.1-0.5-0.50.21.22.12.732.92.41.710.4-0.1-0.20.31.3

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Wind Forecast for New York City/Upton, NY (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Upton, NY
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