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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 223 Am Edt Sun Jul 22 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Today..SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..SE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers. 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 223 Am Edt Sun Jul 22 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Low pressure steering nw towards the great lakes region out ahead of which near gale force S winds will yield increased wave and surf action along with showers and Thunderstorms. Bermuda high builds back into the waters Monday through Thursday resulting in dominant S tropical flow. This prior to a sweeping cold front on Friday. 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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212 am edt Sun jul 22 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure with tropical moisture steering NW across the ne
conus with its attending warm front sweeping new england into
today. This setup will bring showers and thunderstorms with
torrential downpours and gusty winds. Bermuda high pressure then
builds west toward southern new england next week bringing
tropical humidity and warm temperatures. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms will be around most of the week, although a little
more difficult to come by on Tuesday. A cold front crosses new
england Friday.

Near term through today
2 am update...

* right now...

monitoring heavy rain wrapping inwards with collocated anomalous
axes of high precipitable waters and convergent low-level winds.

Lifting N across nj, various rain gauge networks reported rainfall
rates of 1.0 to 1.5 inches with storm total amounts generally
around 0.5 to 1.5 inches, locally higher amounts. Meanwhile
closer to the main area of low pressure, the baltimore dc area
has been doused with generally 4 to 5 inches with locally higher
amounts.

Visibility and clouds dropping along the s-coast as the first
initial bands wrap into S new england over SW ct. E SE winds
also strengthening with reports of gusts around 25 to 30 mph in
and around long island.

This activity edging towards us into the early morning hours.

Just one or two tenths of precipitation being reported over S sw
ct, however expecting all elements to increase in intensity and
areal coverage and ceilings and visibilities drop towards the
early morning hours.

* highlights...

- showers embedded t'storms with pockets of torrential rainfall
- main concern: localized flash flooding, especially urban centers
- otherwise: low risk for a severe t'storm or two
- high surf dangerous rip currents along the S coast
* take-aways...

bands of showers embedded thunderstorms through this afternoon.

Torrential rainfall and localized urban flash flooding remains
the biggest concern, but the low risk continues for an isolated
severe thunderstorm or two with the potential of producing
damaging winds, not ruling out the very low threat of a brief
tornadic waterspout spin-up.

* overview...

anomalous precipitable water and low-level jet axes will focus S to
n across areas of S new england early this morning and much of the
day. A tropical environment any nudge upon which, whether low-level
convergent wind driven and or destabilizing, undoubtedly will yield
torrential rainfall and the threat of localized flash flooding. That
is our main concern given a forecast band of rain with pockets of
heavier rain, 1-2" hr rainfall rates, and embedded thunderstorms. A
deep s-n moist axis with a significantly deep warm column signaling
efficient rainfall processes, unclear exactly where this will setup
however concern across urban corridors given the potential of seeing
over 2-3 inches if not more in a short period of time. Uncertainty,
no flash flood watch will be hoisted with this event, handle threats
with short-fused advisory warning products. Watching closely any
training elements.

Otherwise, a low risk continues for an isolated severe thunderstorm
or two with the potential of producing damaging winds, as well as
the very low threat of a tornadic waterspout spin-up. High shear,
low instability environment as well as the potential for terrain-
induced circulations, while a very low probability, the threat is
there with any thunderstorms that will bear watching. Expect threats
to extend through today given potential daytime destabilization and
subtle synoptic forcing, noting that behind the warm front is a mid-
level dry slot with lower k-indices. Focus upon the s-n deep, moist
environment, conditionally unstable, where wet microbursts will be
possible in addition to heavy rain mixing down faster winds aloft to
the surface.

Lastly, wind and wave action associated with such an anomalous setup
a high surf advisory continues for s-coastal ocean exposed beaches,
cape and islands included, today. Persistent strong S winds with
gusts up around 30 mph yielding s-coastal 6 to 9 foot seas, there's
the potential for high surf dangerous rip currents on these ocean
exposed beaches.

Short term tonight through 6 pm Monday
Unsettled, tropical environment continues, pushed W per a building
atlantic h5 ridge. Rising heights, subsidence and drier air rotate
clockwise round the ridge of high pressure into new england shunting
the deep tropically moist and anomalous low-level wind axes w, again
any nudge upon which should induce scattered shower thunderstorm
activity along with pockets of heavy rain. Downward trend indicative
in model forecast k indices. Localized flash flood threat continues
with concern for urban corridors. Otherwise muggy. Will continue to
experience oppressive humidity with 70+ dewpoints as temperatures
remain mild overnight, warming into the 80s Monday.

Long term Monday night through Saturday
Big picture...

ridges over the west atlantic and western usa frame a deep trough
over the eastern usa. Upper flow is very meridional early to mid
week. The northern jet stream then nudges south late week, bringing
a more zonal component to the flow over the north-central and
northeast usa. This will eventually allow a cold front to sweep over
new england toward the end of the week.

Contour heights will be above normal through the period. Thermal
fields will be above normal through the period. This suggests warm
temperatures when there is any sunshine, with temperatures cooler
but still near normal where skies are cloudy.

Model mass fields are in good agreement through Tuesday, then the
ggem becomes an outlier while the GFS and ECMWF remain similar
through Friday, and only slightly diverge on Saturday. Forecast
confidence is high through most of the week and moderate-high for
Saturday.

Concerns...

drying period...

upper ridge builds west early in the week, reaching its farthest
extent west on Tuesday. Surface flow remains southerly through this
period, so no break in the sultry air. But the 2 inch-plus
precipitable water values shift west across the mid atlantic and ny
state while values over our area are around 1.5 inches... Still
moist. Rh cross sections show dry air will move in above 850 mb,
limiting the ability of convection to build deep. Lift will also be
minimal, especially in ri eastern ma. This may allow for some
sunshine, especially in eastern areas, and limit the development of
showers. Best chance for any showers would be in the ct valley and
areas west of there. The ridge moves back to the east Wednesday,
allowing the two-inch pw values and deep moisture back over new
england later Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Tropical flow...

even with the atlantic ridge building west early week, the low level
flow remains out of the south and will maintain very humid
conditions with dew points expected to linger in the low to mid 70s.

Once the ridge shifts east, deep moisture returns... And the southwest
flow ahead of the canadian shortwave will continue to draw warm
very humid air into our area for Thursday.

Away from the suppressing effect of the ridge, and with CAPE of 1500
j kg moving in from ny, expect broader area of showers and scattered
thunder on Thursday.

Cold front Friday...

canadian shortwave will move across the great lakes later
Thursday Thursday night sweeping a cold front into the northeast on
Friday. By Friday afternoon much of southern new england is in the
right entrance region of the supporting upper jet. Lift is favored
in this airmass with CAPE of 1500-2000 j kg and mid-level lapse
rates of 6-6.5 c km. This should favor showers tstms along and ahead
of the cold front. But even after the front moves through, warm
humid weather will linger on Saturday.

Aviation 06z Sunday through Thursday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Monday ... Moderate confidence.

Through Sunday...

lowering conditions se-nw through morning, holding through midday,
some improvement possible late. MVFR-lifr with respect to cigs
and vsbys. Associated band of widespread -ra with embedded ra +ra
and or tsra sweeping E ne. Heavier elements undoubtedly yielding
ifr-lifr conditions. Llws threats out ahead of the band with around
s SE 40 kts at 2 kft agl, mainly around 8z-16z, as S SE winds
increase, sustained around 10 to 15 kts with gusts up as high as
30 kts, strongest winds along S SE coastal new england.

Sunday night into Monday...

sct -ra ra elements, possible embedded +ra tsra. Continued MVFR-
lifr threats with respect to CIGS and vsbys. May see an improving
trend W to E especially on Monday, conditions lifting to low-end
vfr and -ra ra concluding. Greater focus of -ra and lower conditions
shifting towards the ct river valley.

Kbos terminal...

looking at roughly a 13-17z timeframe of worst conditions with
ra +ra elements, potential embedded tsra. Due to isolated to
scattered nature of tsra, will forego any mention in the TAF for now.

Kbdl terminal...

looking at roughly a 8-12z timeframe of worst conditions with
ra +ra elements, potential embedded tsra. Due to isolated to
scattered nature of tsra, will forego any mention in the TAF for now.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ...

Monday night: mainly ifr, with areasVFR possible. Chance shra,
slight chance tsra, patchy br.

Tuesday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy. Chance
shra.

Tuesday night: mainlyVFR, with areas ifr possible. Chance
shra, patchy br.

Wednesday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. Chance
shra, slight chance tsra.

Wednesday night: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy.

Chance shra, slight chance tsra, patchy br.

Thursday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. Chance
shra, slight chance tsra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Monday ... Moderate confidence.

Today...

anomalous S low level jet will allow seas to build across our
s waters to between 5 and 10 feet across our open waters today.

This a result of E SE gusts 20 to 30 kts. Already 7-8 foot seas
being reported S of W long island with such gusty winds.

Rain, heavy at times, with embedded thunderstorms through the
morning hours, continuing along a s-n band into afternoon
especially over the e-half of new england. Lower visibility in
addition to fog over the waters.

Sunday night into Monday...

atlantic high building back W overnight into Monday, wind gusts
should diminish slightly as drier weather builds in over the
waters from the e. This will allow conditions in the inner-
waters to subside, however seas will remain heightened over the
outer waters resulting in small crafts to continue.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ...

Monday night: winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas. Slight
chance of rain showers, isolated thunderstorms.

Tuesday through Tuesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up
to 5 ft.

Wednesday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight
chance of rain showers.

Wednesday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Chance of rain showers,
slight chance of thunderstorms.

Thursday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain showers,
slight chance of thunderstorms.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... High surf advisory from 8 am this morning to 7 pm edt this
evening for maz020-022>024.

Ri... High surf advisory from 8 am this morning to 7 pm edt this
evening for riz006>008.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 2 am edt Monday for anz230>234-251.

Small craft advisory until 2 pm edt Monday for anz236.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Monday for anz235-237-250-
254>256.

Synopsis... Wtb sipprell
near term... Sipprell
short term... Sipprell
long term... Wtb
aviation... Wtb sipprell
marine... Wtb sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 0 mi38 min 67°F 71°F1018 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 8 mi71 min 5.1 66°F 1018 hPa66°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi56 min E 18 G 20 65°F 1017.7 hPa (-1.6)
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 21 mi36 min E 18 G 19 65°F 73°F1017.9 hPa64°F
44090 28 mi56 min 70°F2 ft
FRXM3 29 mi38 min 66°F 63°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 29 mi44 min 67°F 75°F1018.1 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 29 mi38 min ENE 9.9 G 12 67°F 1017.7 hPa
PRUR1 34 mi38 min 67°F 64°F
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 35 mi44 min E 11 G 16 64°F 74°F1018 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 35 mi44 min E 11 G 14 67°F 68°F1017 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi71 min E 12 67°F 1018 hPa65°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi44 min E 9.9 G 14 67°F 1017.6 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 38 mi38 min ENE 11 G 15 67°F 76°F1017.5 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 39 mi38 min ENE 11 G 13 67°F 74°F1017.6 hPa
PVDR1 42 mi38 min ENE 4.1 G 8.9 66°F 1018.1 hPa63°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi44 min ESE 5.1 G 6 66°F 75°F1017.5 hPa
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 46 mi43 min 71°F6 ft

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Airport Reports
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Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA9 mi63 minE 112.00 miFog/Mist66°F66°F100%1017.6 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA12 mi61 minE 102.50 miFog/Mist66°F66°F100%1018.6 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA19 mi63 minENE 710.00 miOvercast66°F64°F96%1017.7 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA23 mi60 minE 52.00 miFog/Mist66°F64°F96%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts
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Sun -- 12:40 AM EDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 01:34 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:28 AM EDT     1.44 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:27 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     1.05 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:04 AM EDT     1.11 feet High Tide
Sun -- 12:33 PM EDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:57 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:12 PM EDT     2.13 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:09 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Quicks Hole (middle), Massachusetts Current
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Sun -- 01:34 AM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:35 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:56 AM EDT     2.42 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:28 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:23 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 09:35 AM EDT     -2.00 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 01:59 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 03:58 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:22 PM EDT     2.42 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:48 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:10 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:04 PM EDT     -2.04 knots Max Ebb
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