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Providence, RI

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Sunrise 5:16AMSunset 8:08PM Friday May 24, 2019 4:47 AM EDT (08:47 UTC) Moonrise 12:30AMMoonset 10:16AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 116 Am Edt Fri May 24 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 2 am edt early this morning...
Rest of tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers with isolated tstms. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming N around 5 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft.
Sat..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
Sun..SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon night..E winds around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Winds and waves 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 116 Am Edt Fri May 24 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A cold front sweeps across the waters late tonight and early Fri followed by gusty nw winds turning N Fri. High pres builds over new eng Fri night, moving south of the waters Sat. Another cold front will move across the waters late Sun or Sun night. High pres builds briefly over the waters on Mon. 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 Providence, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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Fxus61 kbox 240807
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
407 am edt Fri may 24 2019

Synopsis
Windy and seasonable conditions today. Much of Saturday looks dry
with pleasant temperatures, but a fast moving disturbance will
probably bring a period of showers late Saturday into early Sunday.

The rest of Sunday into memorial day looks to be warm and mainly
dry. Showers and cool temperatures return Tuesday as a warm front
approaches from the south. Unsettled weather pattern lingers into
Thursday, but not a washout.

Near term until 6 am this morning
915 pm update...

line of strong to severe storms along the cold front moving ese
from central and eastern ny. Convection is firing within an
area of mucapes 500-1000 j kg and 0-3km lapse rates 6.5-7 c km.

Environment is much less favorable over new eng. There will be
some elevated CAPE developing as the convection moves into sne
but low level lapse rates are poor and surface instability is
nil so expect a weakening trend. 3km NAM handing the convection
reasonably well. Area of showers and sct t-storms expected to
sweep across sne tonight, reaching NW ma 02-03z and rest of the
region 03-06z. A few strong storms are possible in NW ma but
activity will weaken as it approaches the coastal plain. Drying
trend overnight behind the cold front with partial clearing.

Short term 6 am this morning through 6 pm Saturday
Friday into Friday night ...

breezy, seasonable, dry conditions. Potent shortwave and mid-level
h5 trof digs out towards SE canada promoting further cyclogenesis
that along the backside of which will amplify the low-level wind
profile and promote steep lapse rates to h8. Moisture lingering,
one of two things: 1.) some light shower activity is possible
along e-coastal ma, and 2.) all of S new england will see breezy
n winds with gusts up as high as 40 mph but below wind advisory
thresholds. Scattered to broken cloud decks, more than likely
thicker further e. Highs around the upper 60s during the day.

Both clouds and winds dissipate going into the evening and
overnight, but lingering enough to limit radiational cooling.

Lows down into the 40s.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
Highlights...

* period of showers Sat night, lingering into early Sun CAPE islands
* warm and mainly dry Sun Mon with 80s Sun away from south coast
* cool and potentially wet tue
* showery pattern may persist into Thu but not a washout
overview...

overall pattern features sne on northern periphery of strong se
conus subtropical ridge. As such, we will be vulnerable to
shortwaves and fronts moving through the region with periods of
showers from time to time, but warm and dry periods as well. Temps
in the extended period will be changeable and dependent on where
boundaries set up. Forecast confidence diminishes by Wed Thu due to
uncertainty with location of shortwaves moving over the ridge and
placement of boundaries. The ridge will get pushed to the east by
thu as trough approaches from the lakes.

Saturday night into Sunday...

fast moving shortwave approaches Sat night and guidance is
indicating an instability burst developing at the nose of a low
level jet as low level theta-e ridge moves into the region. This
will lead to some showers moving into sne and can't rule out a few t-
storms as marginal instability develops aloft. The showers may
linger into early Sun on the CAPE islands, otherwise drying Sun with
westerly flow. Should see a fair amount of sunshine developing after
some early morning clouds, with warm temps. 925 mb temps around 20c
support highs in the low to mid 80s, except 70s along the south
coast. A weak cold front move into the region in the afternoon and
can't rule out an isolated t-storm as marginal instability develops
in the afternoon.

Monday...

front is offshore with high pres building to the north leading to a
mostly sunny day. Cooler temps aloft Mon but still a warm day with
highs in the 70s and possibly 80 ct valley. Sea-breezes expected to
develop keeping coastal communities a bit cooler.

Tuesday...

could be a wet and cool day as warm front approaches and gets jammed
up to the southwest with moist onshore flow and cool high pres to
the east. Numerous showers expected along with a few t-storms
possible as instability aloft develops. Temps may end up cooler than
forecast with potential for 50s in some locations if it's wet
with SE flow.

Wednesday into Thursday...

low confidence for wed. Earlier guidance was hinting at summer heat
moving into sne for Wed but latest guidance has backed off on this
with boundary remaining near or south of new eng. It all hinges on
positioning of shortwave riding over the ridge which models can't
resolve at this time range. It is still possible the front pushes
to the north with a hot day but this is very much uncertain and
temps could end up below normal.

Mid level trough approaches from the lakes region Thu which will
lead to increasing risk of showers t-storms. If the warm air doesn't
get in here for wed, the approaching trough and cold front should
push warm temps into sne for Thu with potential for 80s.

Aviation 08z Friday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday ... Moderate confidence.

915 pm update...

timing of showers and sct t-storms 03-04z bdl baf orh and
bos pvd 04-05z, a bit faster than previous forecast suggested.

Previous discussion...

mostlyVFR across the region, though ifr with low ceilings
starting to move in along the south coast of ri and ma. Line of
thunderstorms out in western ny as of just before 00z will
quickly sweep southeast. Should be affecting bdl baf locations
about 02z, orh about 03z and then bos-pvd about 04z. Tried to
keep tempo groups to primary 2 hour window for the activity.

Tsra should be diminishing as things move across the region, so
kept mostly the "vcts" aspect, and we can update later to better
indicate the details of the thunder portion. Expect ifr MVFR
conditions as the showers push through. Some llws will persist
into the early overnight. A cold front will move through,
generally after 06z, with conditions improving toVFR area wide
by 12z. Gusty northwest surface winds tomorrow, with most taf
locations seeing frequent gusts around 30kt from 15z through 20z
or so. Potential for isolated gusts near 40kt. Winds diminish
quickly Friday evening.VFR Friday night.

Kbos terminal... Moderate confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... Moderate confidence in taf.

Outlook Saturday night through Tuesday ...

Saturday night: mainly MVFR, with areasVFR possible. Breezy.

Shra likely, slight chance tsra.

Sunday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. Slight
chance shra, isolated tsra.

Sunday night through Monday night:VFR.

Tuesday: mainly MVFR, with areasVFR possible. Chance shra,
slight chance tsra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday ... High confidence.

Rest of today ...

sw winds sustained around 10 to 15 kts, gusts around 20 to 25
kts will push seas 3 to 5 feet on the outer waters. Small craft
advisories issued accordingly.

Tonight...

sw winds continue prior to a sweeping cold front during the early
morning hours. Will see sustained 10 to 15 kts with gusts around
20 to 25 kts throughout as the cold front sweeps through, SW winds
shifting w, waves building 5 to 7 feet on the outer waters. Lower
visibility with any heavy showers or thunderstorms that are forecast
ahead of the sweeping cold front. Heavy rain elements occurring
around midnight.

Friday into Friday night ...

gales over the E waters by midday into afternoon with overcast
cloud decks and possible light showers. Winds dissipating into
evening and overnight. Waves on the outer waters possibly
pushing up as high as 8 to 10 feet peaking close to sunset then
dissipating thereafter.

Outlook Saturday night through Tuesday ...

Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas
approaching 5 ft. Rain showers likely, slight chance of
thunderstorms.

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight chance
of rain showers.

Sunday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching
5 ft.

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

Monday night: winds less than 25 kt.

Tuesday: winds less than 25 kt. Chance of rain showers, slight
chance of thunderstorms.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Gale watch from 2 pm edt this afternoon through this evening
for anz231-232-250-254-255.

Small craft advisory until 5 am edt early this morning for
anz232>234.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm edt this evening for anz235-
237.

Small craft advisory until 2 pm edt this afternoon for anz250-
254>256.

Synopsis... Sipprell ajn
near term... Sipprell evt ajn
short term... Sipprell
long term... Kjc
aviation... Kjc evt
marine... Kjc sipprell evt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 0 mi29 min NW 6 G 8 62°F 57°F1004.8 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 7 mi29 min WSW 8 G 11 61°F 58°F1005.5 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 12 mi62 min SW 5.1 58°F 1006 hPa57°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 14 mi29 min SW 17 G 18 61°F 1004.8 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 14 mi29 min 59°F1005.4 hPa
FRXM3 14 mi35 min 61°F 59°F
PRUR1 15 mi29 min 58°F 56°F
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 15 mi35 min WSW 5.1 G 7 60°F 58°F1005.7 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 22 mi35 min SW 8.9 G 11 56°F 52°F1005.6 hPa
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 42 mi35 min 1003.4 hPa
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 43 mi29 min 55°F 56°F1004.9 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 48 mi29 min Calm G 2.9
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 49 mi62 min NW 1.9 58°F 1005 hPa57°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI6 mi56 minSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds60°F57°F93%1005.4 hPa
Pawtucket, North Central State Airport, RI7 mi51 minW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F57°F93%1005.4 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI20 mi54 minVar 410.00 miFair60°F57°F90%1005.5 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA21 mi55 minWSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds62°F57°F86%1004.5 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA24 mi54 minWSW 59.00 miFair59°F57°F93%1004.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Providence, Rhode Island (2)
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Fri -- 12:26 AM EDT     4.49 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 05:50 AM EDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:16 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 12:59 PM EDT     3.88 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:51 PM EDT     0.97 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:07 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Nayatt Point, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Nayatt Point
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Fri -- 12:24 AM EDT     4.59 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:29 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 05:49 AM EDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:16 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 12:57 PM EDT     3.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:50 PM EDT     0.97 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:06 PM EDT     Sunset
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