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Plymouth, MA

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 6:56PM Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:55 AM EDT (04:55 UTC) Moonrise 6:33PMMoonset 6:51AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ231 Cape Cod Bay- 1021 Pm Edt Tue Mar 19 2019
Overnight..SE winds around 5 kt, becoming sw. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wed..SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
Wed night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.
Fri night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 4 ft.
Sat..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 5 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sun..W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas around 2 ft. 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 1021 Pm Edt Tue Mar 19 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres will build east over the coastal waters through Wed. Low pres develops and tracks up the eastern seaboard Thu and Fri while intensifying into a gale center. NW gales develop later Fri into Sat. High pres builds across the mid atlc states 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 Plymouth, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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national weather service boston norton ma
1012 pm edt Tue mar 19 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will bring dry weather with moderating
temperatures Wednesday afternoon. A coastal storm impacts the
region Thursday into Friday morning with a period of heavy rain
and strong winds possible. Becoming very windy behind the
departing storm Friday along with a shot of cold air into
Saturday, then more seasonable conditions return Sunday.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
10 pm update ...

1030 mb high south of new england this evening providing light
winds across the region. These light winds combined with mostly
clear skies, and a dry airmass with dew pts in the teens and 20s
will provide another chilly night. Low temps before sunrise will
be in the 20s regionwide, except around 30 in the city of
boston. At 10 pm already down to into the upper 20s across
parts of eastern ma including the upper cape. Previous forecast
captures this well so no major changes with this update.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Wednesday night
Rather chilly start to the day by mid march standards. Lots of
sunshine should permit temperatures to rebound nicely. High
pressure further offshore should result in a S to SW wind. Local
seabreezes are possible during the afternoon.

This high pressure moves even farther offshore Wednesday night.

Expecting increasing clouds, especially after midnight. Thinking
dry weather prevails, with only a slight risk for some light
precipitation late Wednesday night west of the ct river. There
is the possibility for some light snow should the precipitation
arrive before daybreak. Little to no accumulation before a
change to all rain.

Long term Thursday through Tuesday
* highlights ...

- widespread rain, embedded heavy showers, thunder Thursday night
- wet snows, becoming blustery Friday night into Saturday
- mild, dry conditions Sunday
- wintry weather potential early next week, turning colder
- late week high pressure, return mild
* overview ...

see-saw pattern. Seemingly +epo with NE pacific low pressure that
aids in maintaining a +pna over western N america, pacific arctic
energy downsheared W of a baffin bay tropospheric polar vortex into
preferred h5 troughing S into the E conus. An occasional cyclonic
wave break over the W CONUS adding to forecast challenges, looking
at a late-week potent coastal storm system tapping into sub-tropical
energy and moisture. Maturing, later occluding quickly e, a brief
window of wet snows and colder air before milder air returns. But
early next week, the h5 trof reloading S as a central CONUS storm
system ejects e, could see one last shot of wintry weather before
march concludes. Meteograms continue to tell the story. Forecast
details below.

Echoing the prior long-term forecaster, continual spread in model
forecast solutions in storm morphology, spread in surface pressure
ranging between 995-970 mb as the Thursday night coastal storm
sweeps over S new england. Consensus forecast approach preferred.

* details ...

Thursday into Friday ...

coastal storm. Initial pacific-waves downsheared phasing as they dig
cyclonically through a preferred E CONUS h5 trof regime tapping into
maritime-tropical air drawing N into an initial towards maturing low
center with increasing surface pressure falls lowering heights.

Associated dynamics ascent upon a high thetae instability tongue
with precipitable waters close to an inch, expecting widespread rain
with embedded heavier showers around Thursday night. Concurrent with
low maturation can't rule out some rumbles of thunder. Likely pops,
potential for areas to see over an inch of rainfall, can't rule out
overnight nuisance flooding issues, ponding of water on roadways.

Flush probably the last of the river ice, rivers which are flowing
near-average. Fairly wet soils, expect majority rainfall as runoff.

Given consensus model forecast of a more robust system, fairly warm,
leaning towards warmest 2m temperature dewpoint guidance feeling
preceding mild air daytime Thursday plus onshore flow.

Bigger concern is the strength of the low center and respective wind
fields concurrent with expected high astronomical tides. Strong S se
h925 jet also centered around Thursday night, yet a shallow boundary-
layer inversion in place. Limits on potential mix-down of fast winds
but for sake of argument, will go with a short-duration of onshore
winds with gusts up around 25 mph, minor coastal flood impacts for
the E ma coastline around the near-midnight high tide are possible.

Unsure as to s-coastal high tide 8p Thursday and 8a Friday. Mainly
in low tide throughout the event. Perhaps a potential for emerging
impacts with the 8a Friday high tide.

Friday night into Saturday ...

se canada storm occlusion. Follow-up downsheared pacific + N stream
energy pivots, later phasing and closing off with initial energy in
association with the coastal storm. Through the E N america h5 trof,
cyclogenesis surface pressure falls increase over SE canada with
the low center occluding down towards 980 mb. Expect a trowaling
comma-head storm appearance reaching back into the NE conus. Cold
air advection with blustery NW easily mixing down to the surface,
there are two concerns: 1.) potential for high-terrain wet snows
given deformation orographic lift along w-slopes, and 2.) wind
advisories with mix layer top close to h8 where winds will be in
excess of 50 mph. Chance to likely pops, highest along berkshires
and worcester hills coinciding with ecens probabilities for 1" of
snow in 24 hours. Majority focus Friday night into Saturday morn
with pivoting secondary mid-level disturbance that later trowals
energy back W prior to ejecting E into the wide open N atlantic.

Push wind gusts around 30-40 mph, conservative for now. Broken to
overcast cloud decks, lean towards the cooler side of forecast
guidance with low wind chills in addition to winds. Coating to 1
inch of snow, again highest confidence high terrain.

Sunday onward ...

quick rebound with W SW warm air advection, end up mild Sunday with
winds becoming light, Sun and cloud mix. Watching a cut-off central
conus storm system as energy continually dips S through continual
preferred h5 troughing over E N america. Early next week looks some-
what interesting if cold air can build S as over-running continental
tropical air edges n. Perhaps a shot at some wintry weather to close
out march. High pressure seemingly lingers for the rest of the week
as temperatures become more seasonable, mild.

Aviation 02z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Wednesday night ... High confidence.

03z update ... No major changes.

Overnight...

vfr, light winds mainly out of the w-nw and dry weather. Winds
becoming light SW late.

Wednesday...

vfr, dry weather with light winds becoming ssw by late morning.

Local seabreezes possible during the afternoon.

Wednesday night...

vfr.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Lower confidence in a
seabreeze developing late Wed morning into the afternoon.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Thursday through Sunday ...

Thursday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. Chance
ra.

Thursday night: mainlyVFR, with areas ifr possible. Breezy.

Ra.

Friday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Windy with areas
of gusts up to 30 kt. Chance ra.

Friday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Windy with
gusts up to 35 kt. Chance ra, chance sn.

Saturday:VFR. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt. Slight chance
shsn.

Saturday night:VFR. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt.

Sunday:VFR. Breezy.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Wednesday night ... High confidence.

7 pm update ... No major changes.

Previous discussion ...

rather tranquil boating conditions across the coastal waters as
a high pressure moves E to the south of new england. Might see a
few gusts approaching 25 kt late tomorrow into Wednesday night.

Seas generally less than 4 feet through this period. Good
visibility.

Outlook Thursday through Sunday ...

Thursday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching
5 ft. Slight chance of rain.

Thursday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain, slight
chance of thunderstorms.

Friday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 30 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft. Chance of rain.

Friday night: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up
to 35 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft. Chance of snow, slight chance
of rain.

Saturday: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
35 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft. Slight chance of snow showers.

Saturday night: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
35 kt. Areas of rough seas.

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

Climate
Average first occurrence of 70 degree high temperatures (since
records began as early as 1872)
boston... ... .April 8th
hartford... ..April 1
providence... April 8th
worcester... .April 11th
average first occurrence of 70 degree daily average temperatures
daily average temperatures = (high + low) 2 (since records
began as early as 1872)
boston... ... .May 27th
hartford... ..May 10th
providence... May 20th
worcester... .May 29th

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Belk sipprell
near term... Belk nocera sipprell
short term... Belk
long term... Sipprell
aviation... Belk nocera sipprell
marine... Belk sipprell
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44090 16 mi55 min 37°F
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 25 mi65 min SE 5.8 G 7.8 37°F 39°F1 ft1029 hPa (+0.4)31°F
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 25 mi65 min S 7.8 G 7.8 36°F 1 ft1029.4 hPa (+0.3)26°F
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 29 mi70 min WNW 1.9 32°F 1030 hPa22°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 34 mi55 min 38°F 39°F1029.5 hPa (+0.6)
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 36 mi111 min S 5.8 G 5.8 37°F 38°F1 ft1028.4 hPa
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 37 mi55 min 37°F 1029.7 hPa (+0.7)
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 38 mi45 min W 7.8 G 9.7 38°F 38°F1029.5 hPa33°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 39 mi55 min WNW 7 G 8.9 38°F 1030.1 hPa (+0.7)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 39 mi55 min 38°F 42°F1030.2 hPa (+0.6)
FRXM3 40 mi55 min 39°F 22°F
PVDR1 47 mi55 min Calm G 1.9 36°F 1030.2 hPa (+0.8)16°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 47 mi55 min W 6 G 8 36°F 41°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 48 mi55 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 36°F 39°F1029.7 hPa (+0.8)
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 49 mi55 min WNW 11 G 12 1031 hPa (+0.7)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 49 mi70 min WNW 4.1 34°F 1030 hPa20°F
PRUR1 49 mi55 min 35°F 18°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 49 mi55 min NW 2.9 G 5.1 36°F 1030.5 hPa (+0.7)

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Airport Reports
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Marshfield Airport, MA10 mi80 minW 310.00 miFair27°F24°F93%1029.5 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA12 mi63 minN 010.00 miFair24°F19°F81%1029.8 hPa
Provincetown Municipal Airport, MA18 mi59 minSE 410.00 miFair29°F26°F89%1029.8 hPa
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA24 mi60 minN 010.00 miFair23°F17°F80%1029.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gurnet Point, Massachusetts
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Gurnet Point
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Wed -- 05:15 AM EDT     -0.96 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:50 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:24 AM EDT     11.22 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:46 PM EDT     -1.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:33 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:43 PM EDT     Full Moon
Wed -- 11:55 PM EDT     10.79 feet High 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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Wed -- 12:17 AM EDT     -4.75 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:24 AM EDT     0.21 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:27 AM EDT     4.59 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
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Wed -- 09:39 AM EDT     -0.11 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:38 PM EDT     -5.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:49 PM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
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Wed -- 06:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 06:58 PM EDT     4.91 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:43 PM EDT     Full Moon
Wed -- 10:18 PM EDT     -0.04 knots Slack
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