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Marine Weather and Tides
Woods Hole, MA

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Sunrise 5:50AMSunset 7:33PM Sunday April 22, 2018 2:50 AM EDT (06:50 UTC) Moonrise 11:33AMMoonset 1:35AM Illumination 44% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 116 Am Edt Sun Apr 22 2018
Rest of tonight..NW winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..N winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of rain.
Wed..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
Wed night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 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 116 Am Edt Sun Apr 22 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure will build over the waters overnight through Monday, then shift offshore on Tuesday. Low pressure will move north along the eastern seaboard Tuesday night and Wednesday, lifting over the waters on Thursday. 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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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
203 am edt Sun apr 22 2018

Synopsis
High pressure remains in control through Tuesday bringing dry
weather with moderating temperatures. Wet weather returns
Wednesday into Thursday as low pressure moves through our
region. Mainly dry weather follows on Friday before becoming
dreary again next weekend.

Near term through today
High pressure builds over the region today. Moisture cross
sections show a moist layer between 750 mb and 850 mb this
afternoon. This may be enough to generate a few clouds above
5000 feet, but otherwise a sunny day.

The light pressure gradient will mean light winds today, but
will also be favorable for sea breezes developing along the
coast during the late morning midday and continuing through
afternoon.

Mixing yesterday reached to nearly 750 mb, per 00z soundings.

Model cross sections show mixing to 800 mb today. Temperatures
at that level will be -5c to -6c, which is equivalent to 0c to
-1c at 850 mb. Fully mixed, this would favor MAX sfc temps in
the upper 50s and around 60. Mixing a little deeper would
support MAX temps 60-65. Cooler temperatures near the coast due
to the sea breeze.

Short term tonight through 6 pm Monday
High pressure remains overhead tonight and Monday. Expect
radiational cooling tonight, bringing another chilly night with
areas of frost, even some temps below freezing. Sunny skies on
Monday with light wind, which will again allow developing sea
breezes. Similar deep mixing to today, but with temperatures a
few degrees warmer and supporting sfc MAX temps in the low to
mid 60s away from the cooler coast.

Long term Monday night through Saturday
* highlights...

- warm up early next week
- wet and breezy midweek
- perhaps a reprieve Friday
- more showers possible Saturday
21 12z guidance remained in rather good agreement with the
overall synoptic pattern through Wednesday. Then typical timing
and amplitude differences creep into the solutions. Prefer a
consensus blend to smooth over the less predictable features for
this time range.

Expecting well defined mid level northern and southern stream
features to phase over the central appalachians about mid week.

Guidance remained consistent with that idea from previous runs.

It's how the pattern evolves after this phasing where some
questions remain, particularly with timing. In most cases,
looking like a period of wet weather sometime Wednesday, and
perhaps lingering into Thursday. Depending on timing, another
front may pass through our region sometime Friday into Saturday.

Temperature-wise, looking much closer to normal early next week.

Seabreezes likely on Monday, so cooler towards the coasts. Below
normal temperatures should return mid week, then remain near to
below normal into next weekend.

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 ... High confidence.

Vfr through the period with light wind. Coastal seabreezes will
develop midday afternoon, dissipate in the evening, then
redevelop Monday midday afternoon.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Moderate-high
probability of a sea breeze midday afternoon.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ... High confidence.

Monday night through Tuesday:VFR.

Tuesday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy.

Chance ra.

Wednesday: mainly MVFR, with areas ifr possible. Breezy. Ra
likely.

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

Chance ra.

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

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Monday ... High confidence.

Light winds and seas. Winds turning onshore near the coast
midday afternoon and again Monday midday afternoon as sea
breezes develop.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ... High confidence.

Monday night through Tuesday: winds less than 25 kt.

Tuesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching
5 ft. Chance of rain.

Wednesday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 25 kt. Local rough seas. Rain likely.

Wednesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of rough seas.

Chance of rain.

Thursday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of
rain, slight chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Wtb belk
near term... Wtb
short term... Wtb
long term... Belk
aviation... Wtb belk
marine... Wtb belk


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 0 mi51 min 42°F 44°F1026.2 hPa (+0.9)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 8 mi66 min 2.9 42°F 1026 hPa33°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi51 min N 14 G 14 48°F 1026.7 hPa (+1.0)
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 26 mi61 min NW 7.8 G 7.8 44°F 43°F1 ft1025.6 hPa (+0.3)41°F
44090 28 mi51 min 43°F
FRXM3 29 mi51 min 41°F 31°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 29 mi51 min 41°F 46°F1027 hPa (+1.1)
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 29 mi51 min Calm G 1.9 42°F 1025.9 hPa (+1.1)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 35 mi51 min N 4.1 G 7 46°F 43°F1026.4 hPa (+1.3)
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 35 mi51 min WNW 4.1 G 6 44°F 47°F1025.7 hPa (+0.0)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi66 min N 5.1 45°F 1004 hPa24°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi51 min N 6 G 8.9 46°F 1026.6 hPa (+1.1)
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 38 mi51 min NNW 7 G 8 45°F 45°F1026.7 hPa (+1.3)
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 39 mi51 min NNW 4.1 G 6 47°F 46°F1026.9 hPa (+1.2)
PVDR1 42 mi51 min Calm G 2.9 45°F 1027 hPa (+1.2)25°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi51 min N 5.1 G 6 47°F 43°F1026.5 hPa (+1.2)
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 46 mi38 min 42°F3 ft

Wind History for Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA9 mi58 minNNW 710.00 miFair38°F33°F83%1025.9 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA12 mi56 minNNW 510.00 mi39°F28°F65%1026.4 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA19 mi58 minN 010.00 miFair34°F32°F92%1026.3 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA23 mi55 minNNW 510.00 miFair44°F30°F60%1025.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts
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Sun -- 01:34 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:00 AM EDT     2.33 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:52 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:00 AM EDT     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:32 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:28 PM EDT     1.73 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:32 PM EDT     0.89 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:46 PM EDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 06:15 PM EDT     0.90 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:30 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:49 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.52.12.32.11.71.51.410.4-0-0.2-00.51.21.71.71.30.90.90.80.60.30.30.4

Tide / Current Tables for Quicks Hole (middle), Massachusetts Current
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Quicks Hole (middle)
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Sun -- 01:34 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 01:49 AM EDT     2.20 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:22 AM EDT     -0.04 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:59 AM EDT     -2.41 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:04 AM EDT     0.02 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:33 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:29 PM EDT     2.43 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:12 PM EDT     -0.03 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:46 PM EDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 07:31 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:32 PM EDT     -2.21 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:43 PM EDT     0.02 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.92.12.221.2-1.3-2.1-2.4-2.2-1.5-0.31.41.92.22.42.421-1.5-2.1-2.2-1.7-10.8

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