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Sunrise 5:24AMSunset 8:16PM Thursday July 20, 2017 6:45 PM EDT (22:45 UTC) Moonrise 2:38AMMoonset 5:32PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ230 Boston Harbor- 316 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers and tstms, mainly this evening.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat..W winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Sun..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Sun night..NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Showers likely.
Mon..NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers.
Mon night..NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Winds and seas 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 316 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A weak cold front will cross the waters late tonight into Fri before washing out. High pressure will move overhead on Saturday. Approaching warm front on Sunday with a coastal low pressure system moving through the waters on Monday and Tuesday. High pressure builds over the waters from the west on Wednesday. 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 Chelsea, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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353 pm edt Thu jul 20 2017

Synopsis
After some wet weather tonight, one more day of hot and humid
weather for Friday. Cooler and drier air moves in for Friday
night. Warm and dry Saturday. Cooler, and more humid but with
unsettled weather follows for Sunday through Tuesday.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
330 pm update...

* highlights...

- late afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms expected
mainly for N E portions of ma through evening. There's a low
risk of storms becoming strong to severe.

- into this evening, complex of showers and thunderstorms out
of W ny pushes S e. Expecting rain to clip S W portions of s
new england with the possibility of some embedded thunder.

* discussion...

scattered showers and thunderstorms forecast in association with
a moist, unstable boundary layer being acted upon mid to upper
level ascent. However a limiting culprit across the region of mid-
level dry air.

With favorable ascent across N new england associated with the
mid-level vortmax and lfq of an upper level jet through the
cyclonic flow acting upon a destabilized surface-h8 boundary
layer, already seeing shower and thunderstorm activity initiating
along the high terrain with better convergent focus. Some of
that mid to upper level ascent should lobe S far enough to spark
some activity as suggested by the hrrr, especially over N E areas
of ma where chance pops are presently forecast this evening. But
after more thorough analysis, the strong to severe chances are
limited by the presence of mid level dry air. Even the ncar
ensembles show low probability of lightning in concert with a
present area of low k-indices.

Meanwhile S w, monitoring the upstream parallel-leading stratiform
mesoscale convective system (mcs). S-flank is anchored to the low
level SW inflow of better moisture. However as the complex drops
s, it will depart from areas of more favorable venting and shear.

The modification of the environment looks to weaken lessening
the maintenance of low level inflow as W winds become SW during
the evening period over upstate ny pa. Thinking that S W areas
of new england will see widespread rain with the leading stratiform
from the MCS as it weakens. Perhaps some embedded thunder. But two
issues, 1.) cloud shield associated with the mcs, and 2.) mid-
level dry air. Hrrr is suggesting some heavier precipitation with
the parent outflow boundary acting on the destabilized airmass
over S W ct, but not totally sold on it.

In all, will limit the thunder threat across the region, opt out
of any strong to severe wording, and mainly focus on chance pops
for scattered to widespread rain over N E ma and S W ct. In-between
may see little if anything.

Heat diminishing, lows dropping down to around the upper 60s to
low 70s. The W SW flow prevailing allowing the maintenance of
higher dewpoints along the S SE coast, likely to see the return
of low clouds and fog. If anything dense, mainly over nantucket.

Will issue another special weather statement highlighting the
threat along with the potential of a dense fog advisory.

Short term 6 am Friday morning through Friday night
Friday...

one more day of heat and humidity. Little if any lifting and
forcing mechanisms, looking like a quiet day beneath a fairly
dry airmass. The boundary layer mixing out to around h85 where
temperatures of +16-17c still reside, should see scattered
cumulus develop as both drier air and faster westerlies mix down
to the surface. Highs upper 80s to low 90s with mid to upper 60s
at first quickly mixing out to upper 50s to low 60s. This will
limit heat indices from climbing into the mid 90s. No heat
advisory headlines are being considered with this forecast.

Friday night...

turning cooler and drier. Low to mid level cool-dry front sweeps
s e. Winds shifting NW ushering in drier air with a slightly cool
airmass aloft. Humidity dropping beneath some scattered to broken
cloud decks. Lows dropping into the low to mid 60s with a few
spots N W in the upper 50s.

Long term Saturday through Thursday
Highlights...

* sat: dry and very warm afternoons but with lower humidity
* Sun into tue: cooler than normal + unsettled with showers at times
* drying trend likely by the middle of next week
overview and model preferences... Noting that the time-mean jet
remains firmly entrenched across new england through the long term
period. This generally has two consequences, one being the
inability to get true subtropical warmth into new england and the
second being the continuation of a relatively active pattern. As
the previous forecaster noted, this by no means suggests a washout.

The first canadian vortex shifts from the ungava bay region offshore
of newfoundland-labrador by the end of the weekend. This will
initially yield more zonal flow, but it is short lived as a second
wave phases and re-deepens the longwave trof in place across the ne
conus. This trof remains the key synoptic player in sensible wx
details across the region through much of next week, and its trof
center's location with respect to S new england will determine
whether the active, wet pattern continues or drier air is allowed to
move in.

Details...

sat...

current indicators suggest that with the vortex to the N shifting
e, this allows a ridge of high pres to move into new england,
keeping the slow moving frontal boundary well to the S and
limiting destabilization somewhat thanks to subsidence and a dry
air intrusion which lower overall lapse rates and moisture
(lowered k- indices). Therefore, will maintain a mostly dry
forecast for the day on sat. The ridging and afternoon mixing
will provide a bit of relief in afternoon dewpoints, possibly
mixing them down into the upper 50s. H85 temps, should be
reached, and given they run around +16c, afternoon highs could
be as warm as near 90 where downsloping is maximized, mid-upper
80s elsewhere.

Sat night into sun...

will need to watch another MCC develop in the great lakes
region and gradually shift along and S of the stalled frontal
boundary through the oh valley to the mid atlantic states. Given
the better thermodynamic parameters remain S of this stalled
front, and weak lapse rates remain in place, am not too keen on
nocturnal convection, as this is a typical case where the best
instability moisture will pull the MCC to the SW of new england.

However, one factor to consider as we approach will be the
remnant cold pool and whether a weak cold pool low pres could
allow the remnants of the system to slide e, or re-form
convection in situ. Will keep pops mainly S through the
overnight hours, but will still need to monitor this as we
approach given the close proximity. Otherwise, noting an attempt
to lift the front N on sun, and with the additional moisture
load could see a round of shra develop but given weak lapse
rates remain and better CAPE remains to the s, only looking at a
spot TS if at all. Still relatively unsettled, and should the
front shift further N than currently progged, it has the
possibility of being more active. Generally cooler (mainly 70s
to around 80 for highs) with more clouds to contend with, but
dewpoints will generally be higher thanks to the increase in
column moisture.

Mon into tue...

with deepening trof move in aloft, am noting guidance in favor
of developing weak slow moving low pres which will gradually
pivot across the region during this 48-hour period. Given some
cooling aloft with the trof, am noting a slight increase in
lapse rates along with CAPE values. Shear does increase too
thanks to cyclonic curvature yielding stronger directional
shear. Overall, a window of potential continuing unsettled wx
with a mix of showers and occasional t-storms. Not a washout, as
dry air will rotate into the region at times as the low pres
moves. However, some heavy rain possible given pwats hover near
1.50 inches. Not a great setup for severe wx, but given the
shear slightly higher lapse rates this still may need to be
watched. Another, mitigating factor may be clouds, which are
likely to be dominant (with generally a few breaks of sun).

Highs likely remain at or below normal thanks to the cloud cover
while overnight mins should rest in the 60s thanks to sustained
dwpts. More to come given the uncertainty in development of the
weak low pres.

Wed into late next week...

base of trof finally shifts E of the region allowing for
ridging and attendant NW flow. This drying and influence of high
pres associated with the ridge should allow for a trend of
drying less unsettled wx for the late week period. Will trend
dwpts down suggesting more comfortable conditions and mainly
dry nil pops.

Aviation 19z Thursday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ... High confidence.

Through tonight...

vfr. W SW winds with gusts up to 20 kts diminishing. -ra
possible mainly N E ma and S W ct with a lower risk of tsra.

Ifr-lifr CIGS and vsbys advecting back in along the s-coast and
along the CAPE and islands with ack seeing 1 2sm fg again.

Friday...

s-coast ifr CIGS and vsbys eroding, especially over ack. W sw
winds continuing with gusts up to 20 kts.VFR with sct cigs
around 4-5 kft.

Friday night...

continuedVFR. Winds veering out of the W NW with time early on.

Kbos terminal...

low risk of shra tsra activity into evening. OtherwiseVFR.

Kbdl terminal...

ra possible this evening. Will continue with vcsh. Lower risk
of tsra.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

sat... High confidence.

MainlyVFR. A spot shower or thunderstorm possible late, mainly
overnight.

Sun through tue... Low confidence.

Vfr will likely dominate especially inland, however a complex
mix of clouds, occasional shra and isolated tsra could lead to
occasional dips to MVFR ifr. Otherwise, some clouds and fog may
lead to low CIGS vsbys (especially along the coast) to yield
periodic ifr MVFR conditions as well. Timing uncertain.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

through tonight...

breezy W SW flow continues. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
possible off the waters off NE ma and S ct. Waves below 4 feet.

Renewed fog forecast along the near-shore s-coast, especially
around nantucket.

Friday through Friday night...

w SW winds through the day dissipating fog. Will shift W nw
overnight ushering in drier air. Gusts below 20 kts. Seas below
4 feet.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

sat and sun... High confidence.

Mainly quiet boating weather expected. Winds although shifting from
mainly w-sw to the E on sun, should remain below 20 kt. Seas too,
remain low, mainly 3 ft or less on the ocean waters. Only caveat
could be a localized shower or thunderstorm, which may exhibit
stronger winds higher seas locally.

Mon and tue... Moderate confidence.

With a risk for low pres slowly approaching then moving over the
waters seas may build in response to nearly 5 ft on the ocean
waters. Winds are likely to generally remain below small craft
advisory thresholds, but given the risk for higher seas, headlines
may be needed for a time during this period.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Heat advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for ctz002>004.

Ma... Heat advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for maz017>021.

Ri... Air quality ALERT until 11 pm edt this evening for riz001>008.

Heat advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for riz001>004-006.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Doody sipprell
near term... Sipprell
short term... Sipprell
long term... Doody
aviation... Doody sipprell
marine... Doody sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 1 mi46 min 88°F 1008.4 hPa (-1.3)
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 22 mi56 min SE 7.8 G 9.7 74°F 72°F1 ft1009.4 hPa (-1.8)
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 28 mi102 min SSE 9.7 G 9.7 73°F 65°F1 ft1009.3 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi46 min W 7 G 11 84°F 71°F1009.9 hPa (-0.6)
PVDR1 44 mi46 min SW 8.9 G 14 86°F 1010.3 hPa (-0.8)69°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 46 mi46 min 85°F 75°F1011.2 hPa (-1.1)
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 46 mi46 min SSW 13 G 17 84°F 1009.6 hPa (-1.1)
FRXM3 47 mi46 min 84°F 64°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 47 mi46 min SSE 14 G 17 75°F 1010 hPa (-0.0)65°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 48 mi46 min S 16 G 18 80°F 75°F1010.4 hPa (-1.1)
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 49 mi61 min NE 4.1 79°F 1010 hPa69°F

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Airport Reports
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Boston, Logan International Airport, MA2 mi52 minWSW 12 G 1910.00 miOvercast89°F66°F48%1009.4 hPa
East Milton, MA11 mi50 minW 10 mi85°F66°F53%1011.1 hPa
Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport, MA14 mi53 minW 10 G 2010.00 miA Few Clouds87°F66°F51%1009.5 hPa
Bedford, Hanscom Field, MA14 mi50 minWSW 510.00 miFair86°F64°F49%1010.2 hPa
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA16 mi53 minN 010.00 miFair83°F71°F67%1008.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Charlestown Bridge, Charles River, Massachusetts
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Charlestown Bridge
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Thu -- 02:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 02:46 AM EDT     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:25 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:56 AM EDT     9.76 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:01 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:31 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:16 PM EDT     11.44 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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Thu -- 02:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 02:40 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:53 AM EDT     1.27 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:25 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:23 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:49 AM EDT     -1.15 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:59 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:17 PM EDT     1.35 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:31 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:48 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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