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Marine Weather and Tides
Quincy, MA

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 4:45PM Monday January 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST (18:12 UTC) Moonrise 6:28PMMoonset 8:28AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 16 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ230 Boston Harbor- 1013 Am Est Mon Jan 21 2019
.gale warning in effect until 9 pm est this evening...
This afternoon..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves around 2 ft, except up to 5 ft at the outer harbor entrance. A slight chance of snow showers.
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 2 ft, except up to 5 ft at the outer harbor entrance.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. At the outer harbor entrance, waves around 5 ft, subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Snow likely with a chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
Wed night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less. Rain. Vsby 1 nm or less, increasing to 1 to 3 nm after midnight.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.
Fri..W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.
Fri night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 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 1013 Am Est Mon Jan 21 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Arctic air will spread across the waters through tonight on gusty nw gales, resulting in widespread areas of freezing spray. High pres builds over the waters Tue, then moves off the mid- atlantic coast Wed. Low pres will move E across nrn new england Wed and Wed night, and be trailed by another low pres lifting ne over srn new england Thu. High pres follows for Fri and Fri night. 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 Quincy, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
1045 am est Mon jan 21 2019

Synopsis
Arctic air pours into our region today behind the departing storm,
bringing dangerously cold wind chills. Moderating temperatures
Tuesday into Wednesday, then another storm brings a soaking rain
late Wednesday through Thursday night. Return of cold and mainly dry
conditions Friday into this weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
1030 am update...

mid level vortex over vt and western ma this morning circulating
an arctic airmass across the region with 10 am temps from about
5 above to 5 below zero. This frigid temps combined with nw
winds 15-25g35 mph yielding dangerously cold wind chills as cold
as -30 at worcester! Speaking of worcester, they tied a record
low temp this morning of -6f, previously set back in 1970.

So wind chill warnings and advisories will remain posted today
given core of arctic airmass continues to overspread the region
with 1000-500 thickness falling below 500 dam!
a mix of Sun and clouds this afternoon but also some
flurries very light snow showers at times given cyclonic flow
aloft from mid level vortex combined with some upslope flow from
nw winds streaming across the high terrain.

Ocean effect snow showers continue for the outer CAPE given the
nw trajectory. Will be reviewing new model guid to see if extent
of accumulations if wind turns more to the nnw increasing the
fetch of cold air across the relatively warm waters. Speaking of
fetch, you know it's an extremely cold airmass when you have
ocean effect snow showers at nantucket with an extremely short
fetch across the sound. Also coastal web cams capturing arctic
sea smoke from extreme evaporation saturating the layer
immediately above the ocean surface.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Tuesday
Overnight and Tuesday mid level heights are on the rise as a
high pressure ridge builds into the northeast. This will relax
our pressure gradient and bring down the winds by Tuesday as the
surface low moves over head. Overnight, skies clear rapidly
from the west as dry air moves in and plenty of Sun is in store
for Tuesday. Don't let the sunshine fool you, though, since
we'll remain locked in a very cold pattern until Wednesday. Lows
Tuesday morning in the single digits to below zero will rebound
to the mid 20s by Tuesday. It's not warm but compared to the
single digit highs of Monday, plus the lack of wind, Tuesday
will feel practically balmy.

Long term Tuesday night through Sunday
* highlights...

- soaking rains late Wednesday through Thursday night
- return cold air Friday into the weekend
- watching a following early week storm system
* discussion...

21 00z guidance remains in rather good overall agreement through
Wednesday, then differences start to amplify through early next
week. Will prefer a consensus approach to this forecast to smooth
over the less predictable details through Wednesday, and to minimize
the timing and amplitude differences for the second half of this
forecast period.

In general, broad mid level ridge over the eastern usa shifts over
the north atlantic Wednesday, while a trough dominates much of the
central usa. This configuration should result in a potent SW flow.

This will not only track a low pressure our way toward mid week, but
also raise temperatures where mainly rainfall is expected. Decent
signal for low level temperatures to be about 1 standard deviation
above normal. Also looking like another moisture-rich system, with
precipitable water values about 3 standard deviations above normal.

Have high confidence in a period of wet weather sometime Wednesday
into Thursday. Depending upon timing, looking like snow to start
with a transition to all rain by late Wednesday afternoon. Small
risk for precipitation to end as snow towards NW ma Thursday
afternoon.

Once this low pressure departs our region, we should have another
period of very cold weather heading into this weekend. This could
set the stage for another winter storm early next week. Still lots
of moving parts with that storm, so not much confidence in the
details at this time.

Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday ... High confidence
1030 am update...

mainlyVFR but occasionally marginal MVFR in scattered
flurries snow showers. Also MVFR just offshore including cape
cod and islands with scattered snow showers. Previous discussion
below.

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today...

mainlyVFR cigs, but areas of MVFR across eastern ma
and CAPE islands. Sct flurries or snow showers possible. Nw
gusts to 30 to 35 kt with isolated 40 kts across SE coastal
terminals.

Tonight and Tuesday...VFR.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf
outlook Tuesday night through Friday ...

Tuesday night:VFR. Breezy.

Wednesday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Windy with local
gusts to 30 kt. Ra or fzra, with a chance of sn or pl.

Wednesday night: mainlyVFR, with areas ifr possible. Windy
with gusts to 30 kt. Ra or fzra.

Thursday: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Strong winds
with areas gusts to 40 kt. Chance ra.

Thursday night:VFR. Windy with gusts to 35 kt. Slight chance
ra.

Friday:VFR. Breezy.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Tuesday ...

1030 am update...

expanded heavy freezing spray for all eastern ma waters.

Otherwise no changes. Previous discussion below.

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nw gales persist through today in the strong cold advection.

With the arctic air pouring into the region and rough seas,
widespread moderate freezing spray will develop on all open
waters, with pockets heavy freezing spray.

Tuesday NW winds come down through the day, gusting 20-25 kts by
early afternoon. Seas start 5-7 ft with 9-11 ft on the outer
waters. By evening 2-4 ft for coastal waters and 5-8 ft outer.

Outlook Tuesday night through Friday ...

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

Wednesday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with
areas of gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of
rain.

Wednesday night: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
30 kt. Areas of rough seas. Rain.

Thursday: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
40 kt. Rough seas up to 14 ft. Rain.

Thursday night: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
40 kt. Rough seas up to 13 ft. Chance of rain.

Friday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 25 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft.

Tides coastal flooding
1030 am update...

still running about a 0.3 ft surge in response to leftover
easterly swells precluding water from draining seaward. Given
high astro tide of 11.9 ft at boston total water levels will top
off just over 12 ft. So most prone areas will see very minor
water inundation along the eastern ma coastline. Previous
discussion below.

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Monday morning astronomical high tides are a
few tenths higher along the east coast. While both seas and
surge will have subsided, there is a lingering easterly swell
and wave action offshore to lead to an additional 0.1-0.3 foot
surge.

With an astronomical tide around 11.9 at boston at 11am, there is
the risk for some spotty minor coastal flooding. Overall, the
flooding risk is lower, and will likely be limited to the typically
prone locations.

A coastal flood statement has been issued.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Wind chill advisory until 8 am est Tuesday for ctz002>004.

Ma... Wind chill advisory until 8 am est Tuesday for maz005>007-
010>021.

Wind chill warning until 5 am est Tuesday for maz002-008-009.

Wind chill warning until 8 am est Tuesday for maz003-004-026.

Ri... Wind chill advisory until 8 am est Tuesday for riz001>007.

Marine... Heavy freezing spray warning until 6 am est Tuesday for anz231-
232-250-251-254.

Gale warning until 7 am est Tuesday for anz232>234.

Freezing spray advisory until 11 am est Tuesday for anz233>235-
237-255-256.

Gale warning until 9 pm est this evening for anz230.

Gale warning until 6 am est Tuesday for anz231-251.

Gale warning until 10 pm est this evening for anz236.

Gale warning until 5 am est Tuesday for anz235-237.

Gale warning until 10 am est Tuesday for anz250-254>256.

Synopsis... Belk sipprell bw
near term... Belk nocera bw
short term... Bw
long term... Belk
aviation... Belk nocera bw
marine... Belk nocera bw
tides coastal flooding... Nocera


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 8 mi42 min 7°F 1008.7 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 17 mi82 min WNW 23 G 31 6°F 42°F6 ft1007.2 hPa (+1.6)3°F
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 27 mi68 min NW 21 G 27 7°F 41°F4 ft1006 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 40 mi42 min NNW 15 G 21 4°F 38°F1010 hPa
PVDR1 40 mi42 min WNW 14 G 20 5°F 1010.5 hPa-5°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 41 mi42 min W 22 G 26 5°F 1010 hPa
FRXM3 41 mi42 min 6°F 1°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 43 mi42 min WNW 21 G 29 4°F 38°F1010.7 hPa
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 44 mi82 min W 23 G 31 8°F 8 ft1006.6 hPa (+1.6)4°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 48 mi87 min NW 11 5°F 1011 hPa-6°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 48 mi42 min NNW 8.9 G 20 4°F 1010.7 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Boston, Logan International Airport, MA8 mi18 minWNW 20 G 2710.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy6°F-8°F52%1008.8 hPa
East Milton, MA9 mi16 minWNW 17 G 30 mi2°F-5°F72%1008.6 hPa
Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport, MA12 mi19 minW 15 G 2310.00 miMostly Cloudy8°F-6°F52%1009.4 hPa
Marshfield Airport, MA19 mi17 minWNW 9 G 1910.00 miPartly Cloudy7°F-5°F56%1008.5 hPa
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA22 mi19 minNW 17 G 276.00 miOvercast with Haze4°F-9°F52%1007.7 hPa
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport, MA22 mi16 minNW 17 G 2410.00 miBlowing Snow5°F-9°F49%1010.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Nut Island, Massachusetts
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Nut Island
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Mon -- 12:17 AM EST     Full Moon
Mon -- 04:44 AM EST     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:28 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 11:00 AM EST     11.49 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:43 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:23 PM EST     -1.85 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:28 PM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:41 PM EST     10.05 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Current
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Boston Harbor
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Mon -- 12:17 AM EST     Full Moon
Mon -- 01:43 AM EST     -1.30 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:44 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:07 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:13 AM EST     1.46 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:28 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 10:32 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:07 PM EST     -1.48 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:43 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:15 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:28 PM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:57 PM EST     1.46 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:05 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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