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Marine Weather and Tides
Woods Hole, MA

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Sunrise 6:33AMSunset 6:35PM Monday September 25, 2017 4:41 PM EDT (20:41 UTC) Moonrise 11:45AMMoonset 9:58PM Illumination 27% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 402 Pm Edt Mon Sep 25 2017
.small craft advisory for hazardous seas in effect from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night...
Tonight..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue night..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed..SE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed night..S winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 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 402 Pm Edt Mon Sep 25 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure will bring light wind and fair weather to the waters into Wednesday. Southerly swell from hurricane maria will continue to move north into the waters and linger for much of the week. A cold front from canada will cross the waters later Wednesday or early Thursday. 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 Woods Hole, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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312 pm edt Mon sep 25 2017

Synopsis
High pressure covering the northeast u.S. Will bring fair, warm
weather to southern new england through Wednesday. A cold front
combined with moisture from maria may impact the CAPE and islands
and SE mass late Wednesday night into Thursday. Behind the
front, turning much cooler Thursday night through the weekend.

Hurricane maria will bring dangerous rough surf and rip currents
to the south coast this week, before passing well southeast of
new england late this week.

Near term until 7 pm this evening
150 pm update...

noting the low clouds and patchy fog are confined to nantucket
and portions of nantucket sound on latest goes-16 non-op prelim
satellite imagery and 17z observations. However, noting some
clouds pushing n-nw into ri and bi sounds and near the mouth of
buzzards bay and S end of vineyard sound, but tending to thin as
they shift into the S coasts of ri and mass.

Elsewhere, noting diurnal clouds developing across interior
areas, mainly across central W mass into N ct. With light e-ne
winds, skies remain mainly clear across eastern mass and most of
ri. Not seeing any shower activity developing across the region
as of 1750z, but do see some spotty showers across northern nh
and the mountains of me as well as northern cheshire county nh.

Will continue to monitor for possible spot showers, but at this
point expect to be very limited and short lived.

Temps as of 17z were mainly in the mid-upper 80s across the ct
and merrimack valleys, up to 90 degrees at kowd, with readings
in the upper 70s to lower 80s along the immediate coast with
local sea breezes. With the light or calm winds in place, could
see temps go up another few degrees but, with the clouds inland
it may hold them down a bit. Will continue to monitor.

Short term 7 pm this evening through Tuesday night
High pressure means light wind will continue. This means fair
weather with patchy fog inland. Meanwhile, the coastal fog and
stratus should again advect up across CAPE cod and islands.

There is a low risk that the fog could advance farther northwest
into southeast mass.

High pressure remains in control Tuesday, with a light wind
inland and light southeast wind at the shore. The NAM and ggem
show showers moving into south coastal ma and ri tonight. The
ggem then spreads showers across all of southern new england
Tuesday. Dynamic features show no support for this, and
convective parameters are stable through the period. We will
favor the GFS and ECMWF which keep any showers offshore, and
will show slight chance pops along the south coast late in the
day.

With dew points in the 60s, min temps should also be in the
60s. Sunshine and mixing on Tuesday will again bring the layer
up to about 850 mb, where temps are forecast at 16c-17c. This
favors mid 80s inland and cooler toward the shore.

Long term Wednesday through Monday
Highlights...

* very warm and humid Wednesday with low risk of a shower t-storm
* sct showers t-storm possible late Wed night Thu SE new eng
* taste of autumn Thu night into the weekend with much cooler and
less humid weather
models in good agreement on mid level trough moving east from the
great lakes and amplifying over new eng this weekend. This will
effectively be a kicker to push maria out to sea and also bring a
pattern change to more seasonable autumn like weather late in the
week through the weekend. Before the cooler airmass arrives, will
have to watch for potential of some showers t-storms with locally
heavy rain late Wed night into Thu across SE new eng.

Wednesday will be another very warm and humid day ahead of
approaching cold front from the nw. Temps well into the 80s away
from the south coast with dewpoints near 70. Some instability noted
which supports a few showers or an isold t-storm developing but mid
level lapse rates are meager which is a limiting factor.

As maria begins to move eastward well south of new eng Wed night
into thu, a plume of tropical moisture will lift north into the
region and interact with an approaching front moving into new eng.

This will likely set up a pre late Wed night into Thu with area of
showers t-storms with locally heavy rainfall but low confidence on
location of the heavy rainfall axis and if it extends west into new
eng. Consensus of the deterministic guidance keeps it mostly
offshore, but ECMWF and several GEFS members bring some heavy rain
to SE new eng. Still uncertainty so will maintain pops of previous
forecast and continue to monitor.

Behind the cold front, much cooler airmass will move into new eng
thu night and last through the weekend as mid level trough amplifies
over new eng. Mainly dry weather, but may see some diurnal showers
on Sat under the cold pool aloft with 500 mb temps -22c. Temps
mostly in the 60s Fri into Sun with lows in the 40s. Coolest day
likely on Sat with moderating temps Sun into Mon as the trough
axis moves east and heights rise.

Aviation 19z Monday through Saturday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday night ...

through 00z... High confidence.

Vfr and mainly dry weather today, other than a spot shower over
the high terrain this afternoon. Light sea breezes develop
along immediate E coast, and calm or light variable winds
elsewhere. Patchy ifr-lifr CIGS continue off and on from kcqx-
kack with mainlyVFR vsbys. May see MVFR-ifr vsbys return to
kack around 23z or 00z in fog.

Tonight... Moderate confidence.

MainlyVFR inland with patchy fog after 04z-05z. Expect low
stratus clouds and areas of fog with ifr-lifr conditions to
return to CAPE cod and the islands from 02z-04z. The low cigs
and fog may push n-nw into ri SE mass, and possibly as far N as
kbos, though lower confidence reaching there. Light variable or
calm winds.

Tuesday... Moderate to high confidence.

MainlyVFR. Areas of ifr-lifr early across CAPE cod and the
islands due to fog, with some improvement to MVFR by around
midday. Light s-se winds.

Tuesday night... Moderate confidence.

Vfr to start, then MVFR-ifr conditions moving in again. Lifr
conditions possible across CAPE cod and the islands.

Kbos taf... High confidence in taf. Light sea breeze shifts to
light S from 00z-02z. Light s-se wind during tue.

Kbdl taf... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Wednesday through Saturday ... High confidence.

Wednesday... Areas of ifr lifr stratus and fog near the south coast
early, otherwiseVFR. Low risk of a few afternoon showers or an
isold t-storm.

Wednesday night into Thursday... MainlyVFR, but areas of stratus and
fog possible near the south coast Wed night into early thu. In
addition, scattered showers t-storms may impact the CAPE islands
and SE ma late Wed night into Thu morning with lower conditions.

Friday and Saturday... MainlyVFR. Patchy MVFR CIGS and low risk of
showers sat.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday night ... High confidence.

Light e-ne winds will continue through Tuesday with high
pressure nearby. Meanwhile, increasing long period south swell
from hurricane maria will be moving into the waters with
potential for 5 to 7 foot seas over southern waters tonight and
7 to 9 feet on Tuesday. SCA for hazardous seas will continue. In
addition, areas of fog will result in poor vsbys at times,
especially south and east of CAPE cod and into nantucket and
vineyard sounds.

Outlook Wednesday through Saturday ... High confidence.

Wednesday... Light winds but large southerly swell will impact the
southern waters. Reduced vsbys in fog Wed morning.

Wednesday night into Thursday night... Light winds Wed night shifting
to north Thu afternoon. Increasing N winds Thu night with gusts 25-
30 kt possible. Large southerly swell continuing. Some heavy rain
possible over waters south and east of CAPE cod. In addition areas
of dense fog may be an issue.

Friday into Saturday... Diminishing northerly wind. Seas gradually
subsiding and may drop below 5 ft Fri night.

Tides coastal flooding
Long period swell from hurricane maria will be moving north
into the south coastal waters. Wnawave guidance indicating
increasing swell of 5-7 feet with a period of 15 seconds moving
reaching the south coastal waters tonight and up to 9 ft on
Tuesday. This will result in increasing high surf and dangerous
rip currents. High surf advisory will continue and will extend
through tue. It is likely the high surf will continue through
the week even as maria likely recurves out to sea well southeast
of new england.

Climate
So far, the high temp has reached 91 degrees at kbdl, setting
the record high for today's date. Record report has been sent,
but will be updated once final high has been reached. Max
readings so far are 84 degrees at both korh and kpvd, only a
degree off of tying the record at korh. Will continue to monitor
for possible record tying or setting readings through the
remainder of the afternoon.

Records jump up Tuesday to 89-95, while less mixing will lead
to lower MAX temps. So the chance for record highs diminishes
Tuesday.

The current record MAX temps for the two days... Today and
Tuesday... Are:
bos 89 1926 95 1881
orh 85 1970 91 1930
bdl 90 2007 93 2007
pvd 89 1920 89 2007
also, dew points in the 60s, while high for this time of year,
are not unprecedented. The daily extreme high values for dew
points are still in the low 70s, except for a couple of 68 and
69 values at worcester.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... High surf advisory until 6 pm edt Tuesday for maz020-022>024.

Ri... High surf advisory until 6 pm edt Tuesday for riz006>008.

Marine... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 6 pm edt Tuesday
for anz235-237.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 7 am edt
Wednesday for anz254>256.

Synopsis... Kjc
near term... Evt
short term... Wtb
long term... Kjc
aviation... Wtb kjc evt
marine... Wtb kjc evt
tides coastal flooding...

climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 0 mi42 min 69°F 67°F1017.6 hPa (-0.9)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 8 mi57 min 2.9 71°F 1018 hPa68°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi42 min SSE 8 G 8.9 66°F 1017.9 hPa (-1.2)
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 26 mi52 min E 5.8 G 5.8 62°F 63°F2 ft1018 hPa (-0.7)62°F
44090 28 mi38 min 66°F1 ft
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 29 mi42 min 76°F 68°F1017.9 hPa (-1.1)
FRXM3 29 mi42 min 76°F 67°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 29 mi42 min WSW 8 G 8 75°F 1016.3 hPa (-1.1)
PRUR1 34 mi42 min 73°F 66°F
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 35 mi42 min NE 5.1 G 7 66°F 66°F1018.2 hPa (-0.6)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 35 mi42 min S 7 G 9.9 72°F 67°F1017.2 hPa (-1.3)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi57 min WSW 2.9 78°F 67°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi42 min W 5.1 G 6 77°F 1017.2 hPa (-1.3)
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 38 mi42 min S 8 G 8 74°F 69°F1017 hPa (-1.2)
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 39 mi42 min SSW 6 G 7 74°F 69°F1017.3 hPa (-1.4)
PVDR1 42 mi42 min SSE 8.9 G 11 76°F 1016.9 hPa (-1.2)69°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi42 min S 8 G 11 78°F 68°F1016.9 hPa (-1.2)

Wind History for Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA
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Airport Reports
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Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA9 mi49 minENE 610.00 miA Few Clouds76°F68°F77%1017.5 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA12 mi47 minSSE 910.00 miFair73°F68°F83%1018.3 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA19 mi49 minSE 1010.00 miFair77°F68°F74%1017.1 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA23 mi46 minN 010.00 miFair75°F70°F84%1017.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
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Mon -- 12:09 AM EDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:22 AM EDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:07 AM EDT     0.91 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:15 AM EDT     0.77 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:33 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:44 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:41 PM EDT     2.15 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:34 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:50 PM EDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:58 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Quicks Hole (middle), Massachusetts Current
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Mon -- 12:20 AM EDT     2.41 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 02:53 AM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:14 AM EDT     -2.26 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:32 AM EDT     0.02 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:44 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:43 PM EDT     2.28 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:11 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:35 PM EDT     -2.25 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:47 PM EDT     0.02 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:59 PM EDT     Moonset
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