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New Bedford, MA

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 7:05PM Monday March 27, 2017 12:31 PM EDT (16:31 UTC) Moonrise 6:30AMMoonset 6:42PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 717 Am Edt Mon Mar 27 2017
Today..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Rain...mainly this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm... Decreasing to 1 nm or less this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue night..E winds around 5 kt...becoming ne after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu night..N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of rain.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Rain likely. 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 717 Am Edt Mon Mar 27 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A warm front moves into the waters today. Another low tracks across srn new england tonight. Strong high pres over quebec builds S into new england Wed into Fri. 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 New Bedford city, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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national weather service taunton ma
issued by national weather service upton ny
1033 am edt Mon mar 27 2017

Synopsis
Rain ending and cool across southern new england this afternoon
as a weak wave of low pressure tracks across the region. Wet
weather continues Tue and Tue night as low pressure tracks over
or near the region. Although Tue should be milder than Monday.

High pressure brings dry but chilly weather Wed and thu. More
unsettled weather is possible late Fri into sat.

Near term /through tonight/
10 am update...

rain across central ma and ct moving ene at 30 kt. Dual pol
correlation coefficient (cc) shows mixed phased pcpn in the
5-10 kft layer - thus reflectivity is showing bright banding.

Metar and mesonet data show sfc temps are now at or just above
freezing. Zr advisory will expire at 15z on schedule.

Diffuse warm front shows up in the sfc analysis over SE ma with
weak low pressure over the ny city area. This weak wave of low
pressure rapidly track to east of boston by mid-afternoon. Rain
thus ends from west to east and expecting a cloudy, but dry
evening commute.

Short term /Tuesday through Tuesday night/
Tonight...

abundant clouds linger. Lots of low level moisture in the lowest
3,000 feet above the ground in the wake of a low pressure moving
offshore. As previously mentioned, cannot completely rule out
some patchy drizzle. Still not expecting temperatures to fall
much, even with a weak cold front moving through.

Tuesday...

not a lot of sunshine anticipated, despite southern new england
getting into the warm sector of a low pressure in southeast
canada. MAX temperatures should be above normal, in the upper
40s and 50s. Could be warmer if clouds and rainfall are delayed
until late in the day. Low risk of a isolated thunderstorm or
two toward the south coast due to elevated instability.

Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/
Highlights...

* showers linger Tuesday night as cold front passes through
* cooler but dry weather for Wed and thurs
* unsettled weather returns Friday into Saturday
pattern overview...

00z model consensus continues to show an active weather pattern
for the period. Split flow aloft will continue through the
period with a few shortwaves moving through the flow. Partial
phasing of the two streams will occur across the great lakes and
northeast on Tuesday. This will result in the development of a
low pressure system east of the region late Tuesday into
Wednesday. High pressure and upper level ridge will follow
Thursday into early Friday. The next upper level low/trough
deamplifies as it moves into the mid/upper ridge axis across the
eastern u.S. A coastal low is forecast to develop and quickly
move east in the aforementioned region of this phasing. The
spread has decreased for this timeframe but the still question
in strengthen and location of this system will determine p-types
and QPF amounts.

Details...

Tuesday night... High confidence.

Weak shortwave will move over the region on Tuesday with surface
low pressure over northern new england. Along the cold front,
guidance develops a secondary low pressure system just south of
southern new england by Tuesday night. This wave of low pressure
will bring showery weather Tuesday evening into the overnight
hours. Cannot rule out some isolated thunder with this system as
tt increase above 50 and li's drop below 0. This is strongest
in the conservative ec.

Precip chance will quickly come to an end from west to east
during the overnight hours as CAA takes a hold of the region.

Wednesday into Friday... High confidence.

Trough overhead as upper level low deepens as it moves towards
the canadian maritimes. This puts the region in northwest flow
through the period resulting in dry but breezy conditions.

Clouds may be stubborn on Wed over the CAPE and islands given
northerly flow across the waters. In fact could have some ocean
effect rain/snow showers over the outer cape! Despite cold
advection, the environment should be well mixed, so max
temperatures will be close to normal.

Northwest flow continues on Thursday with an area of high
pressure building in new england. Anticipate increasing
sunshine and lighter winds. Dry and seasonable conditions should
persist through Friday with high pressure in control.

Friday night into the weekend... Low confidence.

Split flow remains over the region with the next southern stream
wave interacting with the northern stream. Still some model
spread in this system leading to a low confidence forecast. The
ec has become more progressive with this approaching coastal low
developing it over 1-95 while the GFS keeps the system
suppressed. The UKMET is more in between the two systems, but
the GEFS and eps continue to show the system south of sne.

Overall a chilly rain with potential for wet snow/sleet at times
on the northern portion of the precip shield. All guidance
suggest system should be or moving offshore by Sunday, thus
drying trend possible second half of the weekend.

Aviation /14z Monday through Friday/
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.

Today... -ra/ra with MVFR- lifr CIGS with light E winds
initially turning SE and increasing.

Tonight... Ra diminishing, however ifr-lifr CIGS remain. Could
see areas of -dz. Light winds.

Tuesday... MVFR conditions likely in areas of rain and fog, with
a trend lowering to ifr as frontal boundary and surface low
approach. Low risk for thunder toward the south coast.

Kbos taf... Lifr lowering to ifr in rain.

Kbdl taf... Ifr lowering to ifr.

Outlook /Wednesday through Friday/...

Tuesday night... High confidence. MVFR conditions within any passing
rain showers with improving CIGS toVFR by the morning hours. Low
risk for thunder across the south coast.

Wednesday into Thursday... High confidence. Gusty n/w winds
Wednesday withVFR conditions into Thursday.

Friday... Moderate confidence. VFR and dry to start but likely
lowering to MVFR or possibly ifr Fri night in rain/wintry precip.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term /through Tuesday night/... Moderate confidence.

Today... Warm front will lift across the waters, resulting in an
increasing southeast flow. Rough seas across the eastern outer
coastal waters are more likely than the southern outer waters.

Continued the small craft advisories for those waters. A few
gusts to 25 kt are also possible across CAPE cod bay and
nantucket sound. Have less confidence across those waters, so
did not expand an advisory there. That will need to be monitored
as the day progresses.

Tonight... A weak frontal boundary sweeps the waters, with light
west winds developing. This will allow seas to subside and small
craft advisories to conclude.

Tuesday... Light south winds with frontal boundary north of the
region. Vsby reduced at times in rain and fog.

Outlook /Wednesday through Friday/...

Tuesday night... Moderate confidence. Winds becoming northeast late
tue night as front slips south and wave of low pres tracks along the
front south of new england. Vsby reduced at times in rain and fog.

Wednesday into Thursday... High confidence. Gusty north winds near
Wednesday into early Thu then diminishing as high pressure builds
into the area later thu.

Friday... High confidence. Quiet weather with high pressure over the
area early fri. However increasing east-southeast winds Fri night as
low pres approaches from the west. Also vsby lowering in rain and
fog Fri night.

Box watches/warnings/advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis...

near term...

short term...

long term...

aviation...

marine...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 14 mi50 min 45°F 39°F1019.8 hPa
FRXM3 14 mi44 min 46°F 45°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 14 mi44 min SSE 2.9 G 7 46°F 1019.9 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 15 mi44 min 46°F 37°F1019.1 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 18 mi32 min SSE 19 G 21 41°F 1019.1 hPa (-1.9)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 21 mi107 min 44°F 43°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 22 mi44 min WSW 4.1 G 6
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 22 mi107 min SSW 2.9 44°F 1020 hPa44°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 23 mi44 min SSE 6 G 8.9 43°F 39°F1018.9 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 23 mi44 min SSW 6 G 7 41°F 40°F1019.4 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 26 mi44 min SW 2.9 G 5.1
PVDR1 27 mi44 min Calm G 1 42°F 1019.1 hPa42°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 28 mi44 min S 1.9 G 2.9
44090 34 mi28 min 37°F3 ft
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 41 mi42 min 39°F3 ft1019.6 hPa (-2.1)
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 48 mi67 min 40°F4 ft

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Airport Reports
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New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA4 mi39 minSSE 90.50 miFog46°F44°F93%1019.4 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA18 mi40 minSSE 31.25 miLight Rain Fog/Mist45°F44°F97%1019.5 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI20 mi39 minSSE 120.25 miLight Rain Fog43°F43°F100%1018.9 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA21 mi37 minno data1.50 miFog/Mist45°F44°F100%1020 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA21 mi40 minVar 63.00 miFog/Mist46°F44°F93%1019.7 hPa
Vineyard Haven, Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA22 mi39 minSSE 12 G 191.75 miFog/Mist46°F43°F89%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Bedford, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Mon -- 01:22 AM EDT     -0.68 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:29 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:08 AM EDT     4.20 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:39 PM EDT     -0.68 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:41 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:03 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:28 PM EDT     4.49 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 PM EDT     New Moon
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Mon -- 02:51 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:34 AM EDT     2.30 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:51 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:22 AM EDT     -3.02 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:02 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:42 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:53 PM EDT     2.49 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:17 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:59 PM EDT     New Moon
Mon -- 11:46 PM EDT     -3.06 knots Max Ebb
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