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New Bedford, MA

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 4:15PM Monday December 10, 2018 6:43 PM EST (23:43 UTC) Moonrise 10:36AMMoonset 8:17PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 436 Pm Est Mon Dec 10 2018
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue night..W winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.
Thu..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Sat..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 2 ft, building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely.
Sat night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 5 ft. A chance of rain. 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 436 Pm Est Mon Dec 10 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres over new england this evening, will shift E tonight and Tue. Weak low pres will pass E across the waters Tue night while high pres builds S from quebec into Wed. This will result in ocean effect snow bands developing across the eastern massachusetts waters Tue night into Wed night. The high will crest over the waters Thu then shift E of the waters on Fri. A storm system will approach the waters from the sw Fri night and Sat, lifting slowly across the waters Sat night and 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, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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national weather service boston norton ma
354 pm est Mon dec 10 2018

Synopsis
Mainly dry and cold weather prevails into Thursday, except for some
scattered ocean effect snow showers possible Tuesday night into
Wednesday night mainly across the outer-cape. Milder
temperatures arrive Friday and continue into early next week
with the best chance for rain Friday night into Saturday in
association with low pressure.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
350 pm update...

surface high pressure builds eastward tonight, crossing thru
southern new england. Over much of the area, N nnw winds become
light to calm tonight, with mostly clear skies. Over the mid to
outer CAPE and nantucket, N nne winds may produce another batch of
ocean effect clouds. Latest satellite imagery shows decreasing
clouds in that area, so subsidence inversion may be overcoming this
potential. Have partly cloudy to mostly clear skies for that area.

With good radiational cooling, expect overnight lows to range from
around 10 above to the teens across the interior, and the upper
teens to 20s closer to the coast.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Tuesday night
Tuesday...

dry conditions prevail during the day, with high pressure over our
area. A clipper type system approaches our area from the west,
moving thru the great lakes region as the day progresses. This
allows the flow to shift from N nne to W SW over the course of the
day.

If some ocean stratocumulus redevelop, could have partly cloudy
skies over mid and outer CAPE nantucket to start. Then
increasing sunshine expected as the winds turn to the W sw.

Otherwise another sunny mostly sunny and cold day is forecast
for southern new england. Highs will range from the upper 20s to
mid 30s across the interior, to the 30s along the coastal
plain.

Tuesday night...

the surface low pressure and associated northern stream short
wave mid level trough push eastward thru our area during Tue night.

There is not much moisture with this feature as it moves thru our
area, expecting mainly some clouds. Slight chance of snow showers
during the overnight, mainly near across the CAPE and islands as
winds turn to the nnw, enabling an ocean effect component. Little or
no accumulation is expected.

Long term Wednesday through Monday
Highlights...

* mainly dry cold Wed into Thu but some ocean effect snow showers
possible mainly across the outer-cape Wed into Wed night
* milder weather arrives Friday into early next week, but some wet
weather possible at times W greatest risk Fri night into sat
details...

Wednesday and Wednesday night...

vigorous northern stream energy swings across the region early
Wednesday. This upper level energy will be associated with a distant
ocean storm... So will have to watch for an inverted trough. At this
point... Guidance indicates that the bulk of the moisture instability
and convergence remains offshore and is also rather progressive.

While these things are difficult to forecast even in the very short
term... Odds favor this being too progressive offshore for much
impact. Therefore... Most of the region probably remains dry except
for mainly portions of the cape, which will discuss in the next
paragraph. It will be rather cold with highs on Wed mainly in the
lower to middle 30s. Low temps Wed night should be well down into
teens in most locations... But some high single digit readings are
possible across the normally coldest outlying locations.

With that said... There may be enough convergence and moisture with
the inverted trough for a brief period of snow showers into part of
Wednesday morning across the CAPE and and perhaps even
nantucket plymouth county. Then later Wed into Wed night... Strong
cold air advection will allow 850t to drop to between
-13c and -15c across far eastern new england. This will result in
the sst differential around 20c and ocean induced capes near 400
j kg. This modest instability and favorable northerly wind
trajectories will probably bring a period of ocean effect snow
showers to the outer-cape Wed afternoon night. Depending on exact
wind direction may see this activity get briefly into plymouth
county and nantucket. Snow accumulations of a coating to 1 inch are
possible mainly across the outer-cape with perhaps very localized 2
inch amounts.

Thursday...

large high pressure will be centered over our region. Given the
very cold start limited mixing and low december Sun angle it will be
a rather cold day. Despite lots of sunshine... Many locations will
only see high temperatures in the lower to middle 30s.

Friday through Monday...

a significant pattern change will be occurring with an active
pacific jet taking control. The cold weather we have been dealing
with the last month will be flushed out with the active pacific jet.

Given the pattern in transition... The models are going to struggle
with northern and southern stream energy, timing and their
interactions. The long range guidance and ensembles show quite the
spread in solutions. We will say that the best chance for
precipitation looks to be Friday night into Saturday... But
additional chances will be possible into early next week. Ptype will
strongly favor rain given milder pacific air invading the region.

Aviation 21z Monday through Saturday
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.

2050z update...

thru 00z... LowVFR ocean effect CIGS over mid-outer CAPE cod and
islands. Elsewhere,VFR prevails with mostly clear skies and modest
nnw winds.

Tonight and Tuesday... MainlyVFR. Exception is possible sct-bkn
vfr MVFR CIGS tonight into Tuesday across the mid to outer
cape nantucket. Light N nne winds tonight becoming light S SW tue.

Tuesday night... VFR, except MVFR CIGS possible CAPE islands. Slight
chance -shsn, mainly CAPE islands.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Wednesday through Saturday ...

Wednesday:VFR. Breezy.

Wednesday night: breezy.

Thursday through Thursday night:
Friday: breezy.

Friday night: windy with local gusts to 30 kt. Chance ra.

Saturday: windy with gusts to 35 kt. Chance ra.

Marine
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.

Tonight...

winds slowly diminish but remain n-ne. Gusts up to 20 kt possible
across the outer waters this evening. Seas around 2 to 4 feet away
from the coast.

Tuesday... High pressure moves across the waters as another weak low
approaches from the w. Light NE winds become variable to sw. Seas
continue at 4 ft or less.

Tuesday night... Weak low pressure moves across the waters. Light
west winds becoming NW and increasing to 10 to 15 kts, gusts to 20
kts possible towards daybreak. Slight chance of snow showers.

Outlook Wednesday through Saturday ...

Wednesday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Local rough seas. Chance of snow showers.

Wednesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas
approaching 5 ft. Chance of snow showers.

Thursday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt.

Friday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Friday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 30 kt. Chance of rain.

Saturday: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 40 kt.

Local rough seas. Chance of rain.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Frank nmb
near term... Nmb
short term... Nmb
long term... Frank
aviation... Frank nmb
marine... Frank nmb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 14 mi50 min 32°F 44°F1020.2 hPa
FRXM3 14 mi44 min 33°F 19°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 14 mi44 min NE 2.9 G 4.1 33°F 1020.1 hPa (+1.4)
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 15 mi44 min 32°F 41°F1019.5 hPa (+1.3)
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 18 mi44 min NNE 8.9 G 9.9 36°F 1020.3 hPa (+1.5)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 21 mi119 min Calm 33°F 1020 hPa22°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 22 mi50 min NE 5.1 G 6 34°F 1019.9 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 22 mi119 min NE 5.1 32°F 1020 hPa19°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 23 mi50 min ENE 1.9 G 2.9 35°F 42°F1019.9 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 23 mi44 min N 6 G 7 35°F 43°F1020 hPa (+1.1)
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 26 mi50 min NNW 5.1 G 6 34°F 43°F1020 hPa
PVDR1 27 mi44 min N 5.1 G 6 34°F 1020 hPa (+1.1)19°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 28 mi50 min NNE 4.1 G 6 35°F 42°F1019.7 hPa
44090 34 mi44 min 44°F2 ft
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 35 mi44 min N 12 G 14 36°F 41°F24°F
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 48 mi31 min 50°F2 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA4 mi51 minN 010.00 miFair26°F19°F78%1019.7 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA18 mi52 minN 09.00 miFair25°F16°F69%1020 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI20 mi51 minNE 310.00 miFair28°F17°F63%1019.7 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA21 mi49 minNNW 410.00 miA Few Clouds28°F19°F69%1020 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA21 mi52 minN 010.00 miFair26°F16°F66%1020.1 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA22 mi51 minNNE 310.00 miFair29°F21°F72%1019.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Bedford, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts (2)
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New Bedford
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Mon -- 02:36 AM EST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:35 AM EST     4.02 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:36 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:17 PM EST     0.15 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:13 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:17 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 09:59 PM EST     3.32 feet High 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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Mon -- 12:40 AM EST     -2.35 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:59 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:19 AM EST     1.99 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 09:36 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 10:27 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 12:54 PM EST     -2.55 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:14 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 04:54 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:18 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 08:42 PM EST     2.39 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:03 PM EST     -0.01 knots Slack
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