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Northampton, MA

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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ330 Long Island Sound East Of New Haven Ct/port Jefferson Ny- 544 Am Est Wed Jan 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from this evening through late tonight...
.gale watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon...
Today..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Slight chance of rain late.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Chance of rain in the evening, then rain after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..S winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sun..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft or less. Chance of snow showers in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
ANZ300 544 Am Est Wed Jan 23 2019
Synopsis for the long island waters and new york harbor.. A frontal system will approach today into tonight with a wave of low pressure riding along it to our north Thursday morning. The low will drag a cold front across the waters Thursday afternoon. High pressure will then build into the region Thursday night and remain nearby through Saturday. A cold front will approach and move across the area on Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Northampton, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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national weather service boston norton ma
344 am est Wed jan 23 2019

Synopsis
Low pressure lifting across the great lakes into quebec will
result in considerably milder temperatures today. The risk for
showers will increase tonight and reach maximum strength on
Thursday. Heavy rainfall and possible flooding, strong coastal
winds and unseasonably mild temperatures are expected on
Thursday. Mainly dry and more seasonable temperatures follow on
Friday, then turning colder Saturday. Snow showers are possible
Sunday then another frontal system may impact the region
Tuesday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Upper trough over the plains with 170 kt jet feeding up over the
great lakes. This will bring a plume of moisture up through the
ohio valley into the eastern great lakes by this evening.

Satellite shows clouds spreading east toward new england. Expect
clouds increasing and thickening through the day. Southwest
winds will bring in milder air, and low level temps support
surface MAX temps in the low to mid 40s. Low level jet will be
increasing during the afternoon evening and may bring gusts 20
to 30 mph.

Overall, a dry day but note radar shows some very light pcpn and
temperatures are favorable initially for some light snow or
sleet, mainly in northwest ma, during the afternoon. We will
continue with a special weather statement for this possibility.

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

primary low pressure moves into canada. Precip water plume
increases overnight as it is drawn north, with values reaching
over 1 inch by Thursday morning. Upper jet shifts farther east,
and our area increasingly moves upper the right entrance region
of the jet, especially after midnight. Expect increasing
coverage of rain during the night.

Southerly flow will bring milder air into the region with higher
dew point values as well. Temperatures will slowly rise
overnight... Guidance suggests temperatures rising into the 50s.

Low level jet increases during the night, with speeds of 65 to
75 kt at 850 mb and 60 to 70 kt at 925 mb. Expect gust potential
overnight at 30 to 40 mph. Best chance for this wind will be
over ri and SE mass, and may extend into NE ct.

Thursday...

srn new england remains under the right entrance region, so
expect continued ascent combined with the well-above-normal
precip water values. Rain which increases overnight should fall
at its maximum rate during this time. Total amounts of 1-2
inches is favored, with small areas of 2-3" possible. K index
reaches 30+ over ri and SE mass during the afternoon, indicating
some instability that could generate isolated tstms during the
afternoon. This hold potential for urban and small stream
flooding, with focus over ct-ri and SE mass. We will issue a
flash flood watch for this area.

Another concern is the wind. The low level jet continues to
increase Thursday, with speeds of 95 kt at 850 mb and 70-80 kt
at 925 mb. Cold water temps may attempt to stabilize the
surface layer but warm advection pushing land temps into the 50s
may be enough to draw strong winds to the surface, especially ri
and SE mass. We will issue a high wind watch for this area, and
anticipate wind advisories will eventually be issued over a
broader area.

Tides coastal flooding:
astronomical tides were elevated yesterday, which is cause for
concern along the south coast, but strongest winds and surge
expected to occur after the Thu morning high tides which will
minimize risk.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Highlights...

* mainly dry and turning colder Fri into sat
* snow showers possible Sunday
* another round of snow rain showers possible mid week
overview and model preferences...

as noted yesterday, long range ensemble guidance continues to
favor predominantly negative nao ao and epo setup. This pattern
favors a broad, longwave trof settling across the E third of the
conus through much of the long term, and both operational and
ensemble guidance support this. With this trof in place, lobes
of the arctic vortex will be shifting S and e, impacting new
england with modified arctic air, and robust upper lvl energy.

While there remains some uncertainty in the sfc reflections of
these features, given they are not currently well sampled, a
general blend of guidance will be used as a baseline, giving a
rough outline of the potential impacts.

Details...

thu night...

lingering precip as low pres moves toward labrador. Timing
dependent, as both cold and dry air will be filtering through
the column. Low risk for some sn, especially across W ma ct
during the evening before the drier air cuts erodes the
remaining moisture. Gradual clearing overnight, with mins
falling into the 20s by early am fri. With mins below freezing,
damp sfcs may have ice by am.

Fri...

secondary arctic front introduces the coldest of the modified
arctic air mass late fri. Highs slightly colder than normal as
the strongest cold advection does not arrive until late fri. The
cold FROPA is mainly dry per latest soundings, but a few shsn
cannot be ruled out thanks to some lower lvl instability and
moisture pooling along the bl.

Fir night into sat...

as previous forecaster noted, modified arctic airmass in place.

H85 temp anomalies run about -10c. Lows Sat morning and highs
sat below normal as a result.

Sat night into Sun night...

first lobe of the arctic vortex rotates through the great lakes
and ontario with a sfc low pres in tow. Warm advection results
across the NE CONUS along with a modest pwat plume. A period of
shsn possible, and will need to monitor the potential
development of an inverted trof linked to this low pres inland
which could provide a focus for locally heavier sn. Most keep
this to the n, but something to watch.

Mon...

modest ridging ahead of a second lobe of the vortex suggests a
brief dry period.

Mid next week...

secondary vortex rotates to the s, however the longwave trof
has will have also shifted somewhat e. Suggesting that the final
track of any sfc low pres is further E than the inside runner
from the weekend. Again, given the time period, low confidence
in any one solution, but something to watch.

Aviation 09z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today... High confidence.

Vfr most of the day. MVFR CIGS possible toward evening as rain
moves in from the southwest. Some rain snow sleet mix possible
in northwest ma. SW wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph develop during
the afternoon.

Tonight... Moderate to high confidence.

Conditions lower to ifr most areas during the night. Rain
develops as milder air moves into southern new england. High dew
points will also contribute to fog formation during the night.

Strong winds at 2000 feet will generate southwest wind gusts of
40 to 45 kt. The winds at 2000 feet will also generate low level
wind shear
Thursday... Ifr CIGS vsbys with areas of MVFR in rain and fog.

Strong wind gusts of 45 to 50 kt possible, as well as low level
wind shear. A cold front swings through later in the day,
and may generate isolated thunder to go along with the rain.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf
outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

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

Friday night:VFR. Breezy.

Saturday:VFR.

Saturday night and Sunday: mainlyVFR, with areas ifr possible.

Breezy. Slight chance shsn.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today... High confidence.

High pressure moves offshore, bringing a southwest flow of air
up across the waters. Winds should increase during the day,
although the stronger winds are just approaching our southern
waters late in the day.

Tonight... Moderate confidence.

Strong low level southwest winds above the surface will continue
to increase during the night. Winds in the jet will reach 60-70
kt and should support gale force gusts during the night. These
winds and the long fetch will build seas to 5-10 feet.

Developing rain will reduce vsbys to 1-3 miles at times. The
increasing low level moisture will also help generate areas of
fog, which will also reduce vsbys.

Thursday... Moderate confidence.

Strong low level jet... About 2000 feet up... Will continue much
of the day with winds reaching 95 kt at about 5000 feet and
70-80 kt at 2000 feet. This will support southwest gales and may
support low-end storm force gusts. We have bumped the gale
watch up to a storm watch on most waters. Boston harbor and
narragansett bay will remain at a gale watch.

The strong winds will build seas especially across the southern
waters where heights may reach 15-17 feet. Rain and isolated
tstms will reduce local visibility to 1 to 3 nm.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

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

Saturday and Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt. Local rough
seas.

Sunday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Chance of rain showers, chance of
snow showers. Areas of visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Flash flood watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon for ctz002>004.

Ma... High wind watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon for maz007-019>024.

Flash flood watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon for maz013-015>022.

Ri... High wind watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon for riz007-008.

Flash flood watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon for riz001>007.

Marine... Storm watch from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon
for anz231>235-237-250-251-254>256.

Gale watch from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon
for anz230.

Gale watch from late tonight through Thursday afternoon for
anz236.

Synopsis... Wtb kjc doody
near term... Wtb
short term... Wtb
long term... Doody
aviation... Wtb doody
marine... Wtb doody


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ANMN6 - Hudson River Reserve, NY 63 mi94 min ESE 1 22°F 1029 hPa9°F
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 77 mi46 min SW 4.1 G 6 30°F 35°F1030 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 81 mi46 min N 2.9 G 5.1 20°F 37°F1030.1 hPa

Wind History for New Haven, CT
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Westfield, Barnes Municipal Airport, MA17 mi71 minN 010.00 miFair12°F3°F70%1029.6 hPa
Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base, MA21 mi68 minSSE 510.00 miFair16°F7°F69%1029.5 hPa
Pittsfield Municipal Airport, MA24 mi70 minN 010.00 miFair19°F1°F47%1027.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hartford, Connecticut River, Connecticut
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