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Sunrise 5:27AMSunset 8:14PM Friday July 21, 2017 12:30 AM EDT (04:30 UTC) Moonrise 3:35AMMoonset 6:35PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 716 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..W winds around 5 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat..W winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Sun night..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Showers likely with a chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Mon night..NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. 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 716 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A weak cold front will cross the waters late tonight into Fri before washing out. High pressure will move overhead on Saturday. Approaching warm front on Sunday with a coastal low pressure system moving through the waters on Monday and Tuesday. High pressure builds over the waters from the west on Wednesday. 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 Somerset, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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958 pm edt Thu jul 20 2017

Synopsis
After some wet weather tonight, one more day of hot and humid
weather for Friday. Cooler and drier air moves in for Friday
night. Warm and dry Saturday. Cooler, and more humid but with
unsettled weather follows for Sunday through Tuesday.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
A few updates to the forecast to account for current conditions.

Scattered convection has develop across the i-95 corridor which
is ahead of approaching surface trough and along the nose of an
increasing 850 mb llj. Ml CAPE values are still above 1000 j kg
and with 0-6 km bulk shear values around 50 kts, expect this
cluster to continue fester through the late evening hours. This
especially true for ri and SE ma where dewpoint values are still
in the 70s resulting in a quite unstable region.

Once the trough swings through and dry air pushes into the
region a quiet second half of the night will be in store.

Overnight lows dropping down to around the upper 60s to low
70s. The W SW flow prevailing allowing the maintenance of higher
dewpoints along the S SE coast, likely to see the return of low
clouds and fog. If anything dense, mainly over nantucket. Will
issue another special weather statement highlighting the threat
along with the potential of a dense fog advisory.

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

one more day of heat and humidity. Little if any lifting and
forcing mechanisms, looking like a quiet day beneath a fairly
dry airmass. The boundary layer mixing out to around h85 where
temperatures of +16-17c still reside, should see scattered
cumulus develop as both drier air and faster westerlies mix down
to the surface. Highs upper 80s to low 90s with mid to upper 60s
at first quickly mixing out to upper 50s to low 60s. This will
limit heat indices from climbing into the mid 90s. No heat
advisory headlines are being considered with this forecast.

Friday night...

turning cooler and drier. Low to mid level cool-dry front sweeps
s e. Winds shifting NW ushering in drier air with a slightly cool
airmass aloft. Humidity dropping beneath some scattered to broken
cloud decks. Lows dropping into the low to mid 60s with a few
spots N W in the upper 50s.

Long term Saturday through Thursday
Highlights...

* sat: dry and very warm afternoons but with lower humidity
* Sun into tue: cooler than normal + unsettled with showers at times
* drying trend likely by the middle of next week
overview and model preferences... Noting that the time-mean jet
remains firmly entrenched across new england through the long term
period. This generally has two consequences, one being the
inability to get true subtropical warmth into new england and the
second being the continuation of a relatively active pattern. As
the previous forecaster noted, this by no means suggests a washout.

The first canadian vortex shifts from the ungava bay region offshore
of newfoundland-labrador by the end of the weekend. This will
initially yield more zonal flow, but it is short lived as a second
wave phases and re-deepens the longwave trof in place across the ne
conus. This trof remains the key synoptic player in sensible wx
details across the region through much of next week, and its trof
center's location with respect to S new england will determine
whether the active, wet pattern continues or drier air is allowed to
move in.

Details...

sat...

current indicators suggest that with the vortex to the N shifting
e, this allows a ridge of high pres to move into new england,
keeping the slow moving frontal boundary well to the S and
limiting destabilization somewhat thanks to subsidence and a dry
air intrusion which lower overall lapse rates and moisture
(lowered k- indices). Therefore, will maintain a mostly dry
forecast for the day on sat. The ridging and afternoon mixing
will provide a bit of relief in afternoon dewpoints, possibly
mixing them down into the upper 50s. H85 temps, should be
reached, and given they run around +16c, afternoon highs could
be as warm as near 90 where downsloping is maximized, mid-upper
80s elsewhere.

Sat night into sun...

will need to watch another MCC develop in the great lakes
region and gradually shift along and S of the stalled frontal
boundary through the oh valley to the mid atlantic states. Given
the better thermodynamic parameters remain S of this stalled
front, and weak lapse rates remain in place, am not too keen on
nocturnal convection, as this is a typical case where the best
instability moisture will pull the MCC to the SW of new england.

However, one factor to consider as we approach will be the
remnant cold pool and whether a weak cold pool low pres could
allow the remnants of the system to slide e, or re-form
convection in situ. Will keep pops mainly S through the
overnight hours, but will still need to monitor this as we
approach given the close proximity. Otherwise, noting an attempt
to lift the front N on sun, and with the additional moisture
load could see a round of shra develop but given weak lapse
rates remain and better CAPE remains to the s, only looking at a
spot TS if at all. Still relatively unsettled, and should the
front shift further N than currently progged, it has the
possibility of being more active. Generally cooler (mainly 70s
to around 80 for highs) with more clouds to contend with, but
dewpoints will generally be higher thanks to the increase in
column moisture.

Mon into tue...

with deepening trof move in aloft, am noting guidance in favor
of developing weak slow moving low pres which will gradually
pivot across the region during this 48-hour period. Given some
cooling aloft with the trof, am noting a slight increase in
lapse rates along with CAPE values. Shear does increase too
thanks to cyclonic curvature yielding stronger directional
shear. Overall, a window of potential continuing unsettled wx
with a mix of showers and occasional t-storms. Not a washout, as
dry air will rotate into the region at times as the low pres
moves. However, some heavy rain possible given pwats hover near
1.50 inches. Not a great setup for severe wx, but given the
shear slightly higher lapse rates this still may need to be
watched. Another, mitigating factor may be clouds, which are
likely to be dominant (with generally a few breaks of sun).

Highs likely remain at or below normal thanks to the cloud cover
while overnight mins should rest in the 60s thanks to sustained
dwpts. More to come given the uncertainty in development of the
weak low pres.

Wed into late next week...

base of trof finally shifts E of the region allowing for
ridging and attendant NW flow. This drying and influence of high
pres associated with the ridge should allow for a trend of
drying less unsettled wx for the late week period. Will trend
dwpts down suggesting more comfortable conditions and mainly
dry nil pops.

Aviation 02z Friday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ... High confidence.

Through tonight...

a few isolated showers or thundershowers may linger through
about 03z, but this risk will be dropping with time. Otherwise
vfr, outside of ack where ifr conditions are already settling
and will likely remain most of the night. Some of these lower
cigs may move into CAPE cod, but given W flow, have kept these
as sct few for the time being. Winds diminish, but remain
predominantly w.

Friday...

s-coast ifr CIGS and vsbys eroding, especially over ack. W sw
winds continuing with gusts up to 20 kts.VFR with sct cigs
around 4-5 kft.

Friday night...

continuedVFR. Winds veering out of the W NW with time early on.

Kbos terminal...

low risk of shra tsra activity into evening. OtherwiseVFR.

Kbdl terminal...

ra possible this evening. Will continue with vcsh. Lower risk
of tsra.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

sat... High confidence.

MainlyVFR. A spot shower or thunderstorm possible late, mainly
overnight.

Sun through tue... Low confidence.

Vfr will likely dominate especially inland, however a complex
mix of clouds, occasional shra and isolated tsra could lead to
occasional dips to MVFR ifr. Otherwise, some clouds and fog may
lead to low CIGS vsbys (especially along the coast) to yield
periodic ifr MVFR conditions as well. Timing uncertain.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

through tonight...

breezy W SW flow continues. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
possible off the waters off NE ma and S ct. Waves below 4 feet.

Renewed fog forecast along the near-shore s-coast, especially
around nantucket.

Friday through Friday night...

w SW winds through the day dissipating fog. Will shift W nw
overnight ushering in drier air. Gusts below 20 kts. Seas below
4 feet.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

sat and sun... High confidence.

Mainly quiet boating weather expected. Winds although shifting from
mainly w-sw to the E on sun, should remain below 20 kt. Seas too,
remain low, mainly 3 ft or less on the ocean waters. Only caveat
could be a localized shower or thunderstorm, which may exhibit
stronger winds higher seas locally.

Mon and tue... Moderate confidence.

With a risk for low pres slowly approaching then moving over the
waters seas may build in response to nearly 5 ft on the ocean
waters. Winds are likely to generally remain below small craft
advisory thresholds, but given the risk for higher seas, headlines
may be needed for a time during this period.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... Dense fog advisory until 5 am edt Friday for maz024.

Ri... Air quality ALERT until 11 pm edt this evening for riz001>008.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Doody sipprell
near term... Doody dunten sipprell
short term... Sipprell
long term... Doody
aviation... Doody sipprell
marine... Doody sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 0 mi43 min WSW 4.1 G 5.1 77°F 1009.6 hPa
FRXM3 1 mi43 min 77°F 73°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 1 mi43 min 77°F 76°F1010.9 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 9 mi43 min NNW 5.1 G 6 1010.5 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 10 mi43 min Calm G 1 76°F 1010.2 hPa
PRUR1 10 mi43 min 74°F 72°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 10 mi106 min SW 1.9 76°F 1010 hPa73°F
PVDR1 12 mi43 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 78°F 1010.2 hPa72°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 14 mi43 min NNE 4.1 G 6 79°F 73°F1009.6 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 15 mi43 min WSW 5.1 G 7 1010.6 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 16 mi43 min S 5.1 G 5.1 73°F 71°F1010.2 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 23 mi31 min W 8.9 G 8.9 72°F 1010.8 hPa (+0.0)
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 29 mi43 min 74°F 73°F1010.4 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 35 mi106 min 1.9 76°F 1011 hPa75°F
44090 45 mi27 min 65°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 45 mi43 min 80°F 1009.1 hPa

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Airport Reports
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New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA11 mi38 minN 08.00 miA Few Clouds74°F71°F91%1010 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI13 mi38 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist75°F73°F96%1010.1 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI14 mi40 minN 68.00 miFair77°F73°F90%1010.4 hPa
N. Kingston / Quonset, RI15 mi2.7 hrsW 710.00 miOvercast81°F69°F70%1010.5 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA15 mi39 minSW 34.00 miFog/Mist74°F71°F91%1010.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fall River, Narragansett Bay, Massachusetts (sub)
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Fall River
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Fri -- 12:20 AM EDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:35 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:28 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:47 AM EDT     4.90 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:54 AM EDT     -0.47 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:35 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:15 PM EDT     6.02 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:13 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Westport River Entrance, Massachusetts Current
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Westport River Entrance
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Fri -- 12:59 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:35 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:56 AM EDT     2.33 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:28 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:16 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:39 AM EDT     -2.55 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 01:38 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:20 PM EDT     2.05 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:34 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:32 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:12 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:02 PM EDT     -2.80 knots Max Ebb
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