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Buzzards Bay, MA

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 7:30PM Saturday April 21, 2018 3:21 AM EDT (07:21 UTC) Moonrise 10:28AMMoonset 12:38AM Illumination 34% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 116 Am Edt Sat Apr 21 2018
Rest of tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..N winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of rain.
Wed..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Wed night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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 116 Am Edt Sat Apr 21 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure will build over the waters this weekend lasting into Monday, then shifting offshore on Tuesday. Low pressure will move north along the eastern seaboard Tuesday night and Wednesday, lifting over the waters on Thursday. 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 Buzzards Bay, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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246 am edt Sat apr 21 2018

Synopsis
High pressure building over the great lakes today moves east
over new england for Sunday and Monday, then off to the east
Tuesday. This will bring our area dry weather and gradually
rising temperatures. Wet and breezy weather forecast midweek.

Perhaps a late week lull before becoming dreary again next
weekend.

Near term through today
High pressure over the great lakes with a diminishing pressure
gradient over southern new england. Sunshine will generate some
mixing, reaching to about 850 mb. Also today the models show a
weak shortwave moving through the northeast and supported by a
120 knot upper jet.

Morning temps at or below freezing will quickly recover this
morning. Winds in the mixed layer will support developing gusts
around 20 knots midday and afternoon. There is enough of a
gradient to maintain a west to northwest wind. Temperatures at
850 mb reach -2c to -4c, and when mixed to the surface this
would support MAX temps in the 50s.

Short term tonight through 6 pm Sunday
As the high pressure moves overhead, winds will become light and
subsidence should make our skies clear. With dew points in the
20s, except 30-35 CAPE and islands, expect areas away from the
coast will again dip below freezing.

The high maintains clear skies and light winds Sunday. This will
allow sea breezes along the coast late morning through
afternoon. Mixing will support MAX temps in the mid 50s to
around 60.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
* highlights...

- warm up thru early week, dry, watching for seabreezes
- wet, breezy midweek
- perhaps a reprieve Friday, possibly Saturday
- return of wet, dreary weather for the following weekend
* overview...

aleutian low focus. With maturation, immediate downstream
energy is cut off, westerlies dominate, polar air held n,
beginning influence via sub-tropical s-stream along isentropes.

However deepening toward occlusion, later death, strong warm sw
isentropic push into canada, ridge dominance, energy sheared s,
n-stream captured, slip of cooler air late week. However depth
in question given progressive atlantic plus s-stream influence.

Polar low dipping S following weekend, yet milder air infused
with transition into late-spring. While the eps progs anomalous
cool h85 temperatures into early may, outcomes may be dreary,
wet, cool, however not wintry.

Warming trend into early week, s-stream disturbance midweek, a
dip within preferred h5 trof pattern with sheared pacific energy
swept e, brief cool down beneath clouds, rain, breezy via
clipping jet streak. Lull possible Friday prior to a stronger
system for the following weekend, potentially cooler. Seemingly
ebb and flow, yet appears spring-like weather has finally
arrived. Forecast targets of opportunity discussed below.

* discussion...

Sunday night through Tuesday...

high pressure, light winds, monitoring: 1.) daytime sea-breezes
yielding sharp coastal-interior temperature gradients, 2.)
overnight radiational cooling, and 3.) when high pressure shifts
e allowing S SW warmer air (mainly Tuesday). Suppressing ridge
remaining in place, ascending cloud cover per approaching
midweek storm holds off, Tuesday is the warmer of the two. Put a
mention of frost. Per ma agricultural extension, some farmers
have already planted.

Midweek...

wet weather anticipated. S-stream clash with e-shear pacific
energy. Tightening thermal gradient along 290-310k isentropes, s
low-level jet streak response. Precipitable water push to 1.25
inches, h85 dewpoints to 10c, high freezing level heights,
sneaking instability of a few hundred joules kg. Sub-tropical
warm, moist conveyor belt with crux of front-end thump
Wednesday. S SW low-level inflow below mid-upper level diffluent
sw. Jet coupling. Moderate, possibly heavy rain not out of the
question, however uncertain magnitude of faster winds aloft
transferring to surface. Likely pops. Sneak in thunder. Lean
breezier conditions across interior.

Following weekend...

upstream ridge amplification, E CONUS trof reloads. Gyre of
cooler weather prevailing, cyclonic flow, moisture laden,
looking dreary, wet. Considerable spread in ensemble members
meteograms, pass on any further discussion other than trending
broadscale pattern.

Aviation 06z Saturday through Wednesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term today through Sunday ... High confidence.

Today... VFR. Patchy daytime clouds this afternoon, but with
bases above 4500 feet. Northwest winds with gusts around 20
knots midday and afternoon, diminishing by evening.

Tonight and Sunday... VFR. Mainly clear skies and winds less
than 20 knots. Developing sea breezes Sunday late morning and
afternoon.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Sunday night through Wednesday ... High confidence.

Sunday night:VFR. Patchy frost.

Monday through Monday night:VFR.

Tuesday:VFR. Breezy.

Tuesday night:VFR. Ra likely.

Wednesday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy. Ra
likely.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Sunday ... High confidence.

Northwest winds gusting to 20 knots today, then lighter winds
tonight and Sunday. Seas remain below 5 feet through the
weekend.

Outlook Sunday night through Wednesday ... High confidence.

Sunday through Tuesday: winds less than 25 kt.

Tuesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Chance of rain.

Wednesday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 25 kt. Local rough seas. Rain likely.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Wtb sipprell
near term... Wtb sipprell
short term... Wtb
long term... Sipprell
aviation... Wtb sipprell
marine... Wtb sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 12 mi96 min 2.9 42°F 1024 hPa29°F
44090 15 mi51 min 42°F4 ft
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 16 mi51 min 41°F 44°F1024.5 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 30 mi91 min NW 16 G 18 41°F 43°F2 ft1023.7 hPa (+0.4)33°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 31 mi51 min 41°F 45°F1025.3 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 31 mi51 min W 6 G 8 41°F 1024.2 hPa
FRXM3 31 mi51 min 42°F 28°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 34 mi81 min WNW 14 G 16 42°F 1025.5 hPa (+0.5)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 40 mi96 min WNW 5.1 40°F 1003 hPa28°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 40 mi51 min NW 11 G 13 40°F 45°F1024.9 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 40 mi57 min NW 4.1 G 11 40°F 1025.1 hPa
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 41 mi51 min NW 6 G 15 42°F 46°F1024.3 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 41 mi91 min WNW 14 G 16 41°F 42°F3 ft1022.9 hPa (+0.0)
PVDR1 42 mi51 min NW 6 G 8.9 39°F 1025.2 hPa26°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi51 min N 7 G 11 40°F 42°F1024.7 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 43 mi51 min NW 4.1 G 6 41°F 42°F1024.9 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 45 mi57 min WNW 6 G 11 40°F 45°F1025.3 hPa
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 48 mi51 min 41°F 1023.5 hPa

Wind History for Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA7 mi26 minWNW 810.00 mi36°F26°F70%1024.4 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA13 mi29 minW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy37°F27°F67%1024.4 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA17 mi25 minNW 710.00 miFair39°F27°F62%1023.4 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA21 mi28 minW 410.00 miFair34°F26°F73%1024.3 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA24 mi28 minWNW 610.00 miFair39°F27°F62%1024.4 hPa
Marshfield Airport, MA24 mi26 minVar 510.00 miMostly Cloudy39°F26°F61%1024 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Bourne Bridge, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts
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Sat -- 12:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:33 AM EDT     5.06 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:49 AM EDT     -0.52 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:16 PM EDT     4.47 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:08 PM EDT     0.41 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Current
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Cape Cod Canal
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Sat -- 12:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 01:54 AM EDT     -0.03 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:05 AM EDT     -4.63 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:07 AM EDT     0.20 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:12 AM EDT     4.43 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 02:46 PM EDT     -0.03 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:40 PM EDT     -4.32 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:38 PM EDT     0.19 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:33 PM EDT     4.04 knots Max Flood
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