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Scituate, MA

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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ230 Boston Harbor- 1004 Pm Est Wed Jan 23 2019
.gale warning in effect from 7 am est Thursday through Thursday evening...
Overnight..S winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Rain likely.
Thu..S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Waves around 2 ft, except 4 to 5 ft at the outer harbor entrance. Areas of fog. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. At the outer harbor entrance, waves around 5 ft, subsiding to 2 ft after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.
Sat..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sat night..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sun night..SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less. A chance of snow after midnight. 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 1004 Pm Est Wed Jan 23 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. An area of low pres tracks north of the great lakes overnight. A wave of low pres lifts over srn new england on Thu. Widespread rain and strong south gales will prevail across the waters on Thu. Winds may reach storm force Thu. Arctic high pres follows for Fri and Sat. Another weather system brings a chance of rain and snow showers 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 Scituate, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1021 pm est Wed jan 23 2019

Synopsis
The threat for showers will increase from west to east
overnight, particularly toward daybreak Thursday. Heavy rain
on Thursday will bring the potential for some flooding, strong
to damaging wind gusts, along with unseasonably mild
temperatures. Late week into weekend chill with some potential
light snow snow showers in-between. Out ahead of a potent
midweek storm system, onset wintry weather followed by another
soaker possible. Late week could see another arctic blast with
bitterly cold wind chills.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
Observations show a couple of isolated spots in the east slopes
of the berkshires that are just below freezing. Otherwise
temperatures at 10 pm ranged from the mid 30s in western ma to
near 50 in southeast ma. Radar at 10 pm showed rain showers
continuing to move northeast across the northwest corner of ma,
and extending along a thick band from east central ny through
the appalachians. Some signs well to our southeast that this
rain will start shifting east into the remainder of SRN new
england overnight.

With the south to southwest low level flow, we continue to
expect air temperatures and dew points to move higher overnight.

This will bring temperatures into the 40s most places and low
50s in SE mass. Water temperatures south of SRN new england are
in the mid 30s to mid 40s, while dew points are projected to
climb to 45-50. Such air moving over colder or much-colder water
will be subject to fog formation overnight and Thursday.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday
* highlights...

- heavy rain and some flooding potential Thursday
- strong to damaging wind gusts across eastern new england on
Thursday
* discussion...

active weather on Thursday with heavy rain flooding potential on
Thursday along with the strong to damaging wind gusts. Will break
more below.

1) heavy rain flood potential Thursday
intensifying low pressure will track just west of southern new
england Thursday. This will induce a potent southerly low level jet
4-5 standard deviations above normal. Combined this with a pwat
axis 3-4 standard deviations above normal will set the stage for
heavy rain. The strong forcing will result a widespread 1 to 2
inches of rain with locally higher amounts. The greatest risk for
the highest amounts will be across the western slopes of the
worcester hills, where the very strong south to southwest LLJ will
result in some enhanced upslope flow. There is enough forcing and
marginal elevated instability for the low risk of a t-storm or two.

In addition to the heavy rain on Thursday, snow water equivalent
measurements indicate values on the order of 1 to 2 inches across
the region. High temperatures should reach well into the 50s in most
locales and it is not out of the question that a few locations touch
60 across ri SE ma. This coupled with heavy rain and dewpoints in
the upper 40s to middle 50s will result in a good deal of this
melting. Combined all that with a frozen ground, the potential for
areas of significant urban street flooding potential exists. There
also will be the risk for some river stream flooding. Therefore... A
flood watch remains in effect for all but the outer-islands.

2) strong to damaging wind potential:
as low pressure tracks west of southern new england, a very strong
low level jet will develop late Thursday morning and afternoon. The
nam rgem indicate a 925 mb LLJ of 85 to 95 knots moving across the
southeast new england coast, which is 4-5 standard deviations above
normal. At 850 mb, the guidance indicates over 100 knots between
18z and 22 across southeast new england.

As if often the case with southerly flow, it is uncertain how much
of this wind will be able to mix down given the inversion. A good
rule of thumb is to take 50 percent of the 925 mb wind, but this can
be stronger if we are able to get a fine line going. A lot of the
mesoscale models do show this occurring, so something will have to
monitor closely. Based on the data, opted to go with a high wind
warning for southern ri and far southeast ma. We also have gone
with a wind advisory for the rest of eastern ma and ri. An
expansion of these headlines a bit further westward is a
possibility, but will let the midshift take a look at the 00z data.

The threat of these stronger winds reaching the ground will increase
where high temperatures approach 60. Given the heavy rain and the
magnitude of the wind, there is the risk for some downed trees and
scattered power outages.

Long term Thursday night through Wednesday
* highlights ...

- cold, dry conditions through late week
- watching potential outcomes Sunday along an arctic front
- another onset wintry weather, follow-up soaker tue-wed
- potential late week arctic blast
* overview ...

to everything, turn turn turn, there is a season, turn turn turn. A
pattern relatively unchanged through the following week, for now. A
spinning tropospheric polar vortex across the hudson bay region that
has been brought about by continued N pacific poleward sub-tropical
contributions yielding higher heights into the arctic, downshearing
n-stream energy over N america. A broad h5 trof pattern maintaining
within 5-day average h5 height ensemble means through early february
across eastern N america, -h85 temperature anomalies for the central
portion of N america, new england along the e-cusp, wobbling between
airmasses with surface lows cascading round the tpv occluding below
hudson bay lower heights with secondary low development across the
northeast.

Turn turn turn, post-frontal digging arctic air, clipper-systems in-
between. With greater downshearing, equatorward potential vorticity
displacements and tropospheric folds, more robust storms per cyclo-
genesis. Further in time, lower confidence with outcomes, uncertain
with possible N atlantic downstream traffic, mjo contributions. May
see a break mid-february with potential mild sub-tropical pacific
low-level E wind anomalies into the conus.

Break down details, forecast thinking in the discussion below. Low
confidence forecast starting with Friday. Greater weighting towards
ec ecens.

* discussion ...

late week into Saturday ...

westerly winds, cold, dry. Scattered snow shower activity possible
into the berkshires with lake fetch. More robust outcomes with some
additional mid level energy ascent swinging through Friday night
along a reinforcing, arctic cold front. But limited moisture and an
increasing measure of high pressure.

Sunday into Monday ...

additional sweeping pieces of energy beneath the hudson bay tpv. Ec
keeping separate rather than phasing, could see little outcome with
just a brief warm-up to at or above seasonable levels, S winds. As
alluded to by the prior forecaster, have to watch for any potential
development, any focused ascent.

Tuesday through Wednesday ...

another potent storm. Onset wintry weather prior to erosion per s
winds. Not ruling out lead cold air drainage, however loosening with
interior surface to low-level low center over the N great lakes if
the 23.12z ec is correct. Another soaking for S new england possible
with another 1-2 inches of rain, strong S winds. Perhaps a repeat of
the coming storm? Wait and see. Low confidence forecast as forecast
models wobble, shift, adjust.

Thursday onward ...

return arctic air behind a deep, stacked low center over the hudson
bay region. Could see a return of below-zero temperatures, as well
as bitterly cold, potentially dangerous wind chills.

Aviation 03z Thursday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ... Moderate to high confidence.

Overnight... MVFR across east ct ri inland SE ma while areas to
the north and across CAPE cod islands remainVFR. As rain moves
in overnight and as moisture flow off the ocean increases,
expect conditions to lower to ifr, mainly due to ceilings. Vsby
may lower to MVFR levels. Increasing low level jet overnight
with llws from southwest winds at 2000 feet agl reaching 40-50
kt.

Thursday...

widespread ifr-lifr with ra +ra. Can't rule out isolated tsra. With
ra +ra, MVFR-ifr vsby issues. Can't rule out interior areas of
fg with vsbys 1 2sm. Increasing S winds sustained 20 to 30 kts
with gusts up to 40 to 50 kts, locally higher. Continued SW llws
45-60 kts 2 kft agl. Greatest impact around 16-20z, winds
shifting W with frontal passage, will see conditions quickly
improveVFR with llws threats concluding.

Kbos terminal...

bring in lower conditions and continue llws impact in time for
the am push. Worst of conditions around 16-20z forecast with
ra +ra. Can't rule out south wind gusts up as high as 55 kts.

Improvement into the pm push with winds shifting from the west.

Kbdl terminal...

conditions lowering to ifr with the am push, with worst of
conditions centered around 14-18z. Can't rule out a rumble of
thunder, and isolated south wind gusts up to 50 kts possible.

Llws impact picks up through afternoon at which point winds
shift from the west and conditions improve.

Outlook Thursday night through Monday ...

Thursday night:VFR. Windy with local gusts to 30 kt.

Friday through Friday night:VFR. Breezy.

Saturday:VFR.

Saturday night:VFR. Breezy. Slight chance shsn.

Sunday:VFR. Breezy. Slight chance shra, slight chance shsn.

Sunday night:VFR. Breezy. Slight chance shsn.

Monday:VFR. Breezy.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ... Moderate confidence.

Overnight...

a strong SW low level jet will result in 30 to 35 knot wind gusts
across the waters.

Thursday...

expect strong gale force wind gusts. Gale warnings posted for
all waters. We can not rule out brief storm force wind gusts,
but if they occur will be short-lived and enhanced by heavier
rainfall. So if needed, we would handle those stronger winds
with special marine warnings.

Seas will build to between 10 and 15 feet across the outer-
waters. In addition, areas of fog may become locally dense as
anomalously high dewpoints move over the cold ocean.

Outlook Thursday night through Monday ...

Thursday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds
with gusts up to 30 kt. Rough seas up to 15 ft. Areas fog.

Friday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 30 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft.

Friday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
areas of gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of rough seas.

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

Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas
approaching 5 ft. Slight chance of snow showers.

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

Slight chance of rain showers, slight chance of snow showers.

Sunday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight chance of rain
showers.

Monday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Flash flood watch from 6 am est Thursday through late Thursday
night for ctz002>004.

Ma... High wind warning from 9 am to 7 pm est Thursday for
maz018>024.

Flash flood watch from 6 am est Thursday through late Thursday
night for maz002>022-026.

Wind advisory from 9 am to 5 pm est Thursday for maz005>007-
013>017.

Ri... High wind warning from 9 am to 7 pm est Thursday for
riz005>008.

Flash flood watch from 6 am est Thursday through late Thursday
night for riz001>007.

Wind advisory from 9 am to 5 pm est Thursday for riz001>004.

Marine... Gale warning until 9 pm est Thursday for anz231>235-237-251-
255-256.

Gale warning from 7 am to 7 pm est Thursday for anz230.

Gale warning from 7 am to 5 pm est Thursday for anz236.

Gale warning until 9 pm est Thursday for anz250-254.

Synopsis... Frank sipprell
near term... Wtb frank sipprell
short term... Frank
long term...

aviation... Wtb frank sipprell
marine... Wtb frank sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 11 mi76 min S 21 G 25 48°F 41°F3 ft1013.4 hPa (-2.1)46°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 20 mi54 min 48°F 1013.4 hPa
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 24 mi122 min SW 14 G 18 45°F 40°F4 ft1013.1 hPa
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 31 mi76 min SSW 16 G 19 45°F 3 ft1015.2 hPa (-1.1)42°F
44090 33 mi36 min 37°F3 ft
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 41 mi48 min 48°F 39°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 42 mi48 min SSW 16 G 20 47°F 1015.3 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 44 mi81 min SSE 8 50°F 1017 hPa46°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 45 mi48 min SW 8.9 G 22 51°F 35°F1014.2 hPa
PVDR1 45 mi54 min SSW 16 G 19 51°F 1014.8 hPa51°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 47 mi54 min 48°F 34°F1015.6 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 47 mi48 min S 20 G 25 44°F 36°F1014.9 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Marshfield Airport, MA8 mi11 minSW 16 G 2510.00 miOvercast54°F50°F88%1013.5 hPa
East Milton, MA20 mi10 minSSW 17 G 29 mi47°F46°F97%1013.7 hPa
Boston, Logan International Airport, MA20 mi12 minSSW 1110.00 miOvercast49°F44°F83%1012.9 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA20 mi14 minSSW 13 G 3010.00 miOvercast51°F46°F86%1014.4 hPa
Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport, MA23 mi13 minSSW 7 G 1610.00 miOvercast52°F48°F86%1013 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Scituate, Scituate Harbor, Massachusetts
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Thu -- 12:47 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:25 AM EST     -1.27 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:04 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:20 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:31 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 09:49 AM EST     1.33 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:06 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:47 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 04:48 PM EST     -1.31 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:47 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:14 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:33 PM EST     1.33 knots Max Flood
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