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New Bedford, MA

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 6:00PM Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:10 AM EDT (09:10 UTC) Moonrise 2:43PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 54% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 300 Am Edt Wed Oct 17 2018
.gale warning in effect from 2 pm edt this afternoon through Thursday afternoon...
Today..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
Tonight..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Thu..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft, building to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 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 300 Am Edt Wed Oct 17 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A strong cold front will sweep across the waters late today. This will result in west to northwest gale force wind gusts this afternoon into Thursday. A ridge of high pres will pass south of the waters Thu night and Fri. Another strong cold front will move across the region late Sat into Sat evening...followed by more gusty nw winds into Sun. 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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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
400 am edt Wed oct 17 2018

Synopsis
A cold front moves across the region this afternoon with some
brief scattered showers and gusty winds... Followed by the coldest
air of this young fall season tonight and Thursday along with windy
conditions. Cooler than average temperatures persist through the end
of the week into the weekend. A shot of some showery weather ahead
of a sweeping cold front Saturday. Breezy conditions at times.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
4 am update...

* brief period of 35-45 mph wind gusts may result in a few
downed trees isolated power outages between 2 and 8 pm today
a chilly start early this morning with temperatures down into
the 30s and lower 40s across the region. Plenty of sunshine this
morning along with gusty west to southwest winds developing by
afternoon will allow for a nice recovery. Afternoon high
temperatures should reach the middle to upper 50s across the
high terrain, while the rest of the region should see high
temperatures reach between 60 and 65.

A strong shortwave cold front will approach from the west this
afternoon. The result will be a scattered to broken deck of
cloudiness overspreading the region. While moisture is rather
limited... There should be enough forcing for a brief band of
scattered showers. A pretty quick drop in temperatures will
also occur behind this cold front. That combination and decent
pressure rises behind the front may result in a brief period of
35 to 45 mph wind gusts. Given fully leafed trees... The risk for
a few downed tree limbs and isolated power outages. Opted to
issue a special weather statement to highlight this potential.

Greatest time of concern is between 2 and 8 pm this evening.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
* unseasonably cold tonight and Thursday
* wind headlines possible later tonight into Thu am
tonight...

an unseasonably cold airmass will be ushered into the region on
gusty northwest winds tonight. A few left over sprinkles or
perhaps even a few high terrain snow flurries will be possible
this evening. Otherwise... 850t dropping to between -8c and -10c
will result in a cold night. Low temperatures by daybreak will
range from the upper 20s across the high terrain... To the lower
to middle 30s elsewhere. While the wind will stay up to prevent
the need for any frost headlines... We have issued a freeze
watch for areas expected to drop near or just below freezing
where the growing season has not officially ended. Opted to go
with the watch as opposed to a warning given temperatures will
be marginal and wanted to let the next shift get a look.

As for winds... Expect northwest wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph at
times. Some guidance shows these winds diminishing a bit this
evening behind the cold front... But picking back up after
midnight. We did issue a wind advisory for the
cape nantucket... Where confidence was highest in criteria being
met with NW winds blowing over the relatively mild waters. Will need
to watch the worcester hills too and even the lower elevations as
850 mb winds increase to between 40 and 50 knots. These strong
winds can sometimes mix down in these setups... So an expansion to
the headlines might be needed. Concern is greater this time of year
given fully leafed trees. Regardless... The gusty winds will make it
feel quite cold with wind chills in the upper teens to middle 20s by
daybreak Thursday.

Thursday...

a blustery and unseasonably chilly day is on tap for the region.

Despite plenty of sunshine... An anomalously chilly airmass will
hold highs in the lower 40s across the higher terrain with upper
40s elsewhere. It will remain rather windy with northwest wind gusts
of 25 to 40 mph and perhaps up to 45 mph in some locations during
the morning.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
* highlights...

- touch of winter at times into the weekend, sub-freezing lows
- breezy conditions possible throughout warranting wind headlines
- average temperatures throughout below seasonable
* overview...

shots of colder air ahead. NE atlantic anti-cyclonic wave break that
evolves into an omega block. Progressive N hemispheric pattern other-
wise. Through a preferred reloading NE N america h5 trof, individual
impulses develop into deep storms as they obtain greater curvature
angular momentum across greenland into iceland. +ao, the arctic door
is open. Behind aforementioned deepening lows, expecting equatorward
cold air shots ushered by anomalously strong isallobaric pressure-
gradient forced low-level surface-h925 cold air advection, dropping
s roughly -1 to -2 standard deviation h85 temperature airmasses. Do
agree with the prior forecaster, the -epo +pna trend only aids in
the downstream h5 trof preference through which cross-polar flow and
+ao gives us our first touch of winter.

* discussion...

so watching closely for frost freezing conditions, as well as any
conditions that would warrant wind-headlines. Thursday night and
Sunday night especially with respect to cold-weather related head-
lines, watching for wind threats and impacts Saturday into Sunday.

Any outcomes associated with sweeping frontal boundaries, Saturday
especially, along which airmasses are more continental-polar, void
of deeper moisture. Cold, showery outcomes, mainly Saturday, that
are scattered to broken, hardly a washout. Otherwise the remainder
of the forecast is mostly dry with some warm rebounds in-between.

Preference to MOS guidance for 2m temperatures.

Aviation 07z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today... High confidence.VFR... But briefly localized lower
conditions are possible this afternoon and early evening in a
brief band of scattered showers. W wind gusts of 25 to 35 knots
develop this afternoon... Perhaps even briefly a bit stronger in
any showers.

Tonight... High confidence.VFR conditions. Northwest wind gusts
of 20 to 30 knots persist... But between 35 and 40 knots across
portions of the high terrain as well as the outer-
cape nantucket.

Thursday... High confidence.VFR conditions with northwest wind
gusts of 25 to 30 knots... But up to 35 knots along portions of
the coast and high terrain during the first part of the day.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate-high confidence.

Thursday night:VFR. Windy with local gusts to 30 kt.

Friday:VFR. Breezy.

Friday night:VFR. Windy with gusts to 30 kt. Slight chance
shra.

Saturday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Windy with
gusts to 30 kt. Chance shra.

Saturday night through Sunday:VFR. Breezy.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today through Thursday... High confidence. A cold front cross
the waters late today. The result will be west winds increasing
to between 30 and 40 knots this afternoon. Gale force NW wind
gusts tonight into Thursday afternoon as strong cold air
advection over the relatively mild ocean will support excellent
mixing. Gale headlines remain posted for all waters... Except
strong small craft headlines for narragansett bay. Later shifts
may have to consider upgrading this zone too given the amount of
mixing that will be generated over the very mild waters.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate to high
Thursday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 30 kt. Local rough seas.

Friday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Friday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 30 kt. Local rough seas. Slight chance of rain
showers.

Saturday: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 35 kt.

Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain showers.

Saturday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Local rough seas. Slight chance of rain
showers.

Sunday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas.

Climate
Record low maximum temperatures for Thursday october 18
bos 45 in 1898
orh 36 in 1989
bdl 44 in 2009
pvd 46 in 1939

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Freeze watch from late tonight through Thursday morning for
ctz002>004.

Ma... Freeze watch from late tonight through Thursday morning for
maz005-006-009>013.

Wind advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 11 am edt Thursday
for maz022-024.

Ri... Freeze watch from late tonight through Thursday morning for
riz001.

Marine... Gale warning from 2 pm this afternoon to 4 pm edt Thursday
for anz230>235-237-250-251-254>256.

Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 8 pm edt
Thursday for anz236.

Synopsis... Frank sipprell
near term... Frank
short term... Frank
long term... Sipprell
aviation... Frank sipprell
marine... Frank sipprell
climate... Staff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 14 mi40 min 48°F 64°F1015.4 hPa
FRXM3 14 mi40 min 48°F 38°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 14 mi40 min SSW 6 G 8 51°F 1015.1 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 15 mi40 min 54°F 63°F1014.9 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 18 mi70 min W 15 G 17 54°F 1016 hPa (-1.1)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 21 mi85 min 1.9 47°F 1016 hPa37°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 22 mi40 min W 4.1 G 7 46°F 1015.2 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 22 mi85 min W 4.1 46°F 1016 hPa38°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 23 mi40 min W 7 G 8 49°F 59°F1015.1 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 23 mi40 min WSW 7 G 8.9 47°F 60°F1015.1 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 26 mi40 min WSW 8 G 9.9 47°F 63°F1015.2 hPa
PVDR1 27 mi40 min WSW 2.9 G 6 45°F 1015 hPa37°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 28 mi40 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1 43°F 62°F1014.5 hPa
44090 34 mi40 min 60°F2 ft
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 35 mi30 min W 16 G 19 55°F 63°F1015.2 hPa38°F
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 48 mi27 min 63°F5 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA4 mi17 minN 010.00 miFair37°F37°F100%1014.8 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA18 mi18 minN 07.00 miFair34°F32°F92%1014.8 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI20 mi17 minN 010.00 miFair46°F37°F71%1015 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA21 mi15 minN 010.00 miFair43°F35°F76%1015.6 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA21 mi18 minN 010.00 miFair39°F36°F89%1015 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA22 mi17 minW 310.00 miFair43°F37°F82%1015.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Bedford, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Wed -- 02:42 AM EDT     2.84 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     1.13 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:42 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:09 PM EDT     3.24 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:59 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:35 PM EDT     1.21 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:09 PM EDT     1.22 feet High Tide
Wed -- 10:47 PM EDT     1.18 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Wed -- 01:19 AM EDT     2.14 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:35 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:54 AM EDT     -2.04 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:37 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:48 PM EDT     1.85 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:43 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:54 PM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:00 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 06:15 PM EDT     -2.10 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:43 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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