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Taunton, MA

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 5:55PM Friday October 20, 2017 2:08 PM EDT (18:08 UTC) Moonrise 7:39AMMoonset 6:48PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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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ANZ236 Narragansett Bay- 116 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017
This afternoon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sat..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun..SW winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Tue night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm. 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 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Strong high pressure over the appalachians today will move east across the southern new england coastal waters Saturday and east of new england on Sunday. A strong cold front approaches from the west late Tuesday. 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 Taunton, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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156 pm edt Fri oct 20 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will move from the appalachians today to a
position east of new england on Sunday. It will provide dry
and much warmer than normal temperatures through the weekend.

The risk of showers will increase by the middle of next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
2 pm update...

not much change from previous forecast. Absolutely gorgeous
weather taking place across southern new england at 130 pm with
temps 65-70, dew pts in the 30s to lower 40s, a modest NW wind
10-20 mph and full sunshine. Enjoy! Earlier discussion below.

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sps mesoanalysis indicates mean mid level trough axis east of
new england and with upstream mean ridge axis across the great
lakes. This will provide deep layer anticyclonic flow and
associated subsidence into new england today. The 12z observed
sounding from aly reveals this well underway with a sharp mid
level subsidence inversion just below 700 mb. This will provide
the region with abundant sunshine and mild temps with highs
65-70, still warmer than normal. Northwest winds 10-20 mph will
provide some downslope into the coastal plain, drying out the
blyr with dew pts in the 30s mixing down to the surface from
aloft. Overall, ideal weather for late oct and certainly a top
10 day. Previous discussion below.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Saturday
Tonight...

skies will be clear and winds will be light. It will be on the
chilly side with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s, except mid 40s
to lower 50s CAPE cod and the islands.

Saturday...

* very warm weather, but may fall short of record highs
high pressure will become centered just south of southern new
england. An upper level ridge along the east coast will build
into the region. 925 mb temperatures will reach +17c during the
afternoon. With full sunshine, am expecting highs in the mid to
upper 70s, but cannot rule out a high near 80 in hartford
county. Should be cooler... In the 60s to lower 70s... Along the
south coast, CAPE cod, and the islands with southwest flow.

Record highs are 80 at worcester, 81 at providence, and 82 at
hartford and boston... All set back in 1920.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
Highlights...

* warm and dry weather lasting into Monday
* unsettled weather pattern with showers at times Tue into thu
20 00z guidance coming into better agreement on the upcoming
pattern change later next week. Still some detail differences,
with the cmc remaining the odd model out after Tuesday. Will
continue to favor a consensus blend approach to smooth over the
less predictable details. Have high confidence in the forecast
through Monday, dropping to low confidence in the details after
Tuesday.

Strong mid level ridge along the eastern seaboard will finally
be replaced by a deep trough during the middle of next week.

Still expecting temperatures to be above normal for late
october, but the trend will be downward after Monday.

Our prolonged dry spell also appears it will come to an end
during the middle of next week. Depending upon how quickly a
cold front can move east, which is not a given with a strong
high pressure over the north atlantic, we could see periods of
showers lingering from Monday night through the end of next
week. This would be a greater possibility if a low pressure
develops along this front by Wednesday.

Still thinking the greatest risk for widespread showers
will be ahead of a cold front Tuesday into Wednesday.

Aviation 18z Friday through Wednesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday ... Generally high confidence.

2 pm update...

high pressure providesVFR, dry weather and light winds tonight,
sat and Sat night.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Sunday through Tuesday ...

Sunday:VFR.

Monday:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Monday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance
shra.

Tuesday: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy. Shra.

Any isolated fog patches, especially in the ct river valley,
will dissipate first thing after sunrise. Otherwise

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.

2 pm update...

very tranquil boating weather for late oct with NW winds 10-20
kt, highest near shore. Good vsby and dry weather. Enjoy!
earlier discussion below.

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today... Northwest winds will gust to around 20 knots during the
day. Seas will be near 5 ft early this morning on the southern
outer waters but seas will subside to 3 to 4 ft throughout all
outer waters during the day. Have kept a small craft advisory
posted for the southern outer waters through 10 am this morning.

Tonight and Saturday... Ideal boating weather. Winds remain 15
knots or less, and seas mainly 2 ft or less. Wind direction will
shift from the north tonight to the southwest on Saturday.

Outlook Saturday night through Tuesday ... High confidence.

Saturday night through Sunday night: winds less than 25 kt.

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

Monday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching
5 ft. Slight chance of rain showers.

Tuesday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Local rough seas. Chance of rain showers.

Fire weather
Will reissue the special weather statement highlighting a
risk of only marginally elevated fire weather potential for
today. Northwest winds may gust up to 20 mph at times late this
morning through the mid-afternoon hours. We are not expecting 25
mph or higher gusts. Minimum rh values will reach 30-35 percent
across much of the region. These values, combined with the lack
of recent rainfall will lead to a marginally elevated fire
weather potential for today.

Climate
Record high temperatures for Saturday, october 21:
bos 82 in 1920
bdl 82 in 1920
pvd 81 in 1920
orh 80 in 1920

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Belk gaf
near term... Nocera
short term... Gaf
long term... Belk
aviation... Belk nocera
marine... Belk gaf
fire weather...

climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRXM3 13 mi68 min 66°F 44°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 13 mi68 min NW 9.9 G 16 68°F 1016.2 hPa (-1.6)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 13 mi68 min 66°F 64°F1017.4 hPa (-1.6)
PVDR1 16 mi68 min WNW 11 G 14 69°F 1017.1 hPa (-1.4)40°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 17 mi68 min N 8.9 G 17 68°F 63°F1016.6 hPa (-1.7)
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 17 mi68 min NW 14 G 16 65°F 63°F1016.6 hPa (-1.5)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 21 mi83 min NW 5.1 72°F 997 hPa43°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 21 mi68 min NW 4.1 G 8 70°F 1016.9 hPa (-1.7)
PRUR1 22 mi68 min 69°F 40°F
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 26 mi68 min W 9.9 G 14 67°F 63°F1017 hPa (-1.7)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 29 mi68 min NNW 7 G 11 67°F 62°F1016.8 hPa (-1.6)
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 33 mi68 min 66°F 1015.6 hPa (-1.5)
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 33 mi68 min 67°F 63°F1016.6 hPa (-1.4)
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 34 mi68 min WNW 14 G 15 64°F 1017.3 hPa (-1.3)
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 37 mi83 min 6 67°F 1017 hPa46°F
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 40 mi78 min W 9.7 G 12 61°F 59°F1 ft1015.9 hPa (-0.9)
44090 41 mi38 min 60°F2 ft

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Airport Reports
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Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA4 mi76 minNW 1010.00 miFair69°F39°F35%1016.8 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA15 mi75 minNW 710.00 miFair69°F43°F39%1016.5 hPa
Pawtucket, North Central State Airport, RI16 mi72 minWNW 11 G 1510.00 miFair66°F42°F42%1012.2 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA20 mi76 minWNW 810.00 miFair68°F39°F35%1016.6 hPa
Providence, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, RI20 mi77 minNW 1110.00 miA Few Clouds69°F39°F35%1017.4 hPa
Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport, MA22 mi75 minNW 7 G 1810.00 miFair70°F42°F37%1016.8 hPa
East Milton, MA23 mi72 minWNW 11 G 18 mi65°F37°F37%1017.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Taunton, Taunton River, Massachusetts
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Taunton
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Fri -- 04:29 AM EDT     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:45 AM EDT     3.52 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:03 PM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 06:48 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 10:05 PM EDT     3.09 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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21.30.60.1-0.1-0.10.41.22.33.33.53.22.61.810.40-0.10.10.71.62.63.12.9

Tide / Current Tables for Fall River, Massachusetts
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Fall River
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Fri -- 02:37 AM EDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:07 AM EDT     5.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:11 PM EDT     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:55 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 06:48 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 09:27 PM EDT     4.93 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.60.5-0.1-0.20.21.12.33.855.65.24.12.51.10.2-0.100.61.52.844.84.83.9

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