Thursday, October19, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Melville, RI

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 5:59PM Thursday October 19, 2017 10:33 AM EDT (14:33 UTC) Moonrise 6:38AMMoonset 6:19PM Illumination 1% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 1016 Am Edt Thu Oct 19 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 2 pm edt this afternoon through this evening...
This afternoon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sat..N winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
Sat night..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 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 1016 Am Edt Thu Oct 19 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure southeast of new england will provide dry weather and southwest winds today. A dry cold front will move across the waters tonight. Strong high pressure over the appalachians Friday will move east across the southern new england coastal waters this weekend. 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 Melville CDP, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
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1009 am edt Thu oct 19 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will maintain dry weather and warmer than normal
temperatures through the weekend. Precipitation chances will
increase by the middle of next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Goes 16 image at 10 am shows lingering patch of valley fog
around greenfield ma and upriver. Additional patches are either
gone or trending quickly to non-existance.

Surface pressure map shows high pressure in place over the
eastern usa with axis from the southeast usa to just south of
new england. This will mean a developing southwest flow across
the region. Winds aloft are showing 15-20 knots through 5000
feet and around 25 knots at 6000-7000 feet.

Model data shows winds in the mixed layer will increase this
afternoon with speeds around 25 knots. So the afternoon may
feature gusty southwest winds.

Observed temps in the mixed layer this morning support highs in
the lower to mid 70s. Will maintain current forecast temps.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Friday
Tonight... Weak front shifts to the east. Clear skies. Winds
shift to the W and weaken overnight. Lows mainly in the 40s
except some 50s CAPE and islands.

Friday... Strong high pressure centered over the appalachians
will provide bright sunshine. Northwest winds may gust to near
20 mph during the afternoon. High temperatures are only
expected to be slightly cooler... In the upper 60s to around 70.

Long term Friday night through Wednesday
* above average temperatures with dry conditions lasting into Monday
* precipitation chances are increasing for the middle of next week.

19 00z guidance remains in excellent agreement through this weekend.

High pressure in control with dry weather and above normal
temperatures continuing.

Some detail difference begin to arise with the handling of a closed
mid level low across the southern tier of the usa early next week.

These detail differences are almost entirely the result of timing
differences in breaking down the strong mid level ridge along the
eastern seaboard. The primary impact of this closed low will be to
provide energy ahead of a cold front toward the middle of next week.

Given the strength of the downstream ridge, will favor the less
progressive guidance, which would be closer to the 00z ecmwf.

That said, it is becoming increasingly likely our region will see
some light precipitation sometime late Monday night into Wednesday,
with the most likely timeframe currently being around Tuesday. This
could change over the next several days as the timing of a slow-
moving front becomes clearer.

Aviation 14z Thursday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday ... Generally high confidence.

Vfr and clear skies for the afternoon. A weak cold front
approaches, but dry air will limit the sky cover to some cirrus.

Sw winds may gust to 23-27 kt this afternoon, especially toward
21z.

Vfr conditions tonight and Friday. Winds shifting to the w
tonight and diminishing, then NW Friday with gusts up to 20 kt.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Friday night through Monday ...

high confidence.VFR.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday ... High confidence.

This afternoon and tonight... Southwest winds increase this
afternoon with gusts to around 25 kt likely over all waters by
late afternoon and a slight increase in outer seas to near 5 ft.

These winds persist into the overnight, then slowly diminish as
they shift to the W late tonight. Small craft advisories are in
effect for all waters.

Friday... Nw winds may gust to 20 kt and seas are forecast to
slowly subside to 3 to 4 ft.

Outlook Friday night through Monday ... High confidence.

Great boating weather as high pressure prevails through this
upcoming weekend with sub small craft advisory conditions.

Fire weather
Ahead of a very weak cold front, southwest winds will gust
20-25 mph across much of the region this afternoon. There is a
chance of a few gusts to 25-30 mph by 4 or 5 pm. Relatively mild
conditions (highs in the low-mid 70s) and continued dry
dewpoints in the mid 40s to low 50s will yield min rh values
between 30 and 35 percent, especially in ct and
western northern mass. With an overall recent lack of
precipitation, there could be an elevated fire weather risk for
today. A special weather statement continues to highlight this
risk.

On Friday, NW winds will be a little less, closer to 20 mph, but
the minimum rh will be closer to 30 percent. Thus there could
again be some risk of elevated fire potential.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 4 am edt
Friday for anz231>234-250-251-254.

Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to midnight edt
tonight for anz230-236.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 6 am edt
Friday for anz235-237-255-256.

Synopsis... Wtb belk gaf
near term... Wtb
short term... Gaf
long term... Belk
aviation... Belk gaf
marine... Belk gaf
fire weather...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 2 mi51 min SW 8.9 G 11 62°F 63°F1024.1 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 7 mi45 min W 6 G 11 63°F 1023.9 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 7 mi108 min WSW 4.1 60°F 1002 hPa59°F
PRUR1 7 mi45 min 65°F 55°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 8 mi45 min SW 14 G 16 64°F 62°F1023.7 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 11 mi51 min SSW 11 G 13 61°F 63°F1023.8 hPa
PVDR1 15 mi45 min S 6 G 7 63°F 1023.8 hPa57°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 16 mi45 min SW 14 G 16 63°F 1023 hPa
FRXM3 16 mi45 min 64°F 55°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 16 mi45 min SW 6 G 8.9 62°F 63°F1023.5 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 17 mi45 min 64°F 64°F1024.4 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 25 mi33 min SW 16 G 18 62°F 1024.5 hPa (+0.0)
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 38 mi45 min SSW 6 G 8.9 59°F 64°F1024 hPa
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 39 mi33 min SW 13 G 15 65°F 1023.5 hPa (+0.0)51°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 41 mi45 min 63°F 63°F1024.4 hPa
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 46 mi45 min 64°F 64°F1024.2 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 48 mi108 min 2.9 62°F 1025 hPa61°F

Wind History for Quonset Point, RI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI2 mi43 minWSW 1515.00 miClear64°F53°F68%1024 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI9 mi40 minSSW 810.00 miFair64°F57°F78%1023.9 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI10 mi42 minSSW 910.00 miA Few Clouds64°F57°F78%1024 hPa
Pawtucket, North Central State Airport, RI23 mi37 minSW 610.00 miFair61°F55°F81%1018.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wickford, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Wickford
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Thu -- 01:09 AM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:08 AM EDT     4.82 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:39 PM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:12 PM EDT     New Moon
Thu -- 05:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:19 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:29 PM EDT     4.24 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Thu -- 03:26 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     2.71 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:57 AM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:29 AM EDT     -2.45 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:12 PM EDT     New Moon
Thu -- 03:49 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:56 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:59 PM EDT     2.68 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 09:20 PM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:50 PM EDT     -2.45 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Boston, MA (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Boston, MA
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