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Sunrise 5:21AMSunset 8:13PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT (22:37 UTC) Moonrise 11:56PMMoonset 8:28AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ330 Long Island Sound East Of New Haven Ct/port Jefferson Ny- 329 Pm Edt Wed May 22 2019
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Slight chance of showers late.
Thu..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming E around 5 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft or less.
Sat..SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of showers.
Sun..W winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.
Mon..N winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ300 329 Pm Edt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis for the long island waters and new york harbor.. High pressure continues to move offshore tonight as a cold front approaches from the midwest. The front passes through the waters Thursday night. High pressure returns Friday and Saturday. A frontal system will pass through the area waters late Saturday into Sunday then set up south of the region through Monday with a wave of low pressure passing through the area waters Monday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Northampton, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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412 pm edt Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis
A few showers are possible late tonight into early Thursday as a warm
front approaches. Showers and scattered thunderstorms late Thursday
into Thursday night ahead of a sweeping cold front. A bit windy on
Friday, especially across CAPE cod and nantucket as low pressure
moves east of the canadian maritimes. Much of Saturday looks dry with
pleasant temperatures, but a fast moving disturbance will probably
bring a period of showers late Saturday into early Sunday. The rest
of Sunday into memorial day looks to be mainly dry, but an approaching
warm front may bring some showers by Tuesday.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
4 pm update ...

not too many changes. Reaching highs this hour and as expected given
highs around 70 that were observed yesterday, most locations today
topped out around the low 70s as the airmass aloft was relatively
unchanged. Cooler along the coast given winds that diminished allowing
onshore flow. Boston this hour as a chilly 60 while just a few miles
inland it's 70.

Deep boundary layer mixing up to h8 (4-5 kft). Still a good pressure
gradient aloft as a storm system exits off SE canada and hudson bay
high pressure builds s. Decent N winds persist with variable gusts
10 to 15 mph over most of S new england. Winds should continue to
diminish going into evening. Mid to high clouds on the increase out
of the W with isentropic ascent along a lifting warm front ongoing
over the E great lakes.

Tonight ...

mostly dry and mild. A chance of scattered light showers into the
w ct river valley towards Thursday morning. Mid-high level clouds
thickening and lowering towards morning with enhancing isentropic
upslope along the w-periphery of departing high pressure ridge se
of new england. Still a measure of lingering dry air and subsidence
inferred from forecast model soundings. Will keep chance pops in
far W ma and ct as there is some confidence of upslope precipitation
along the lifting warm front from the oh river valley to reach the
surface, albeit light, just a trace to a hundredth of outcomes by
daybreak Thursday.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Thursday night
4 pm update ...

some concern given faster timing of the sweeping cold front, perhaps
destabilization over SW new england prior to that'll be enough to
break the cap along with lift preceding the sweeping cold front. 15z
sref has extended probabilities further into S new england across
ct. Perhaps an artifact of a tongue of higher thermal-instability
and sub-tropical moisture driving N into the hudson valley along
which the cold front will intersect and invigorate multi-cellular
clusters into a squall-line as the 12z NAM nest suggests. Figure
we'll have to evaluate the morning environment with early onset
over-running and light shower activity. See how the cloud deck
evolves and if there are any breaks into the daylight hours. From
there an analysis on the mesoscale environment and convective
parameters. Still confidence that much of S new england will still
see widespread showers with embedded heavier elements, rumbles of
thunder, and gusty winds.

Thursday into Thursday night ...

late afternoon into evening widespread showers with embedded heavier
showers, possible thunderstorms. Confident heavy rain, however lower
confidence with regards to strong to severe weather, particularly
strong to damaging winds and the possibility of a tornado, albeit a
low risk.

Synoptically, n-conus low occlusion ejecting E with attendant h3 jet
streak. Preceding warm front, broadscale 295-300k surface isentropic
ascent, expect scattered morning showers along a convergent nose of
a h8-9 low-level jet with increasing thetae. Clouds linger with high
pressure se, subsequent surface onshore S flow beneath a h9-8 warm
nose with h85 temperatures +14c prior to a sweeping cold front over
s new england around midnight overnight. Big question is whether we
can destabilize over S new england beforehand. Surface low ejecting
over N new england around evening beneath the left front quadrant of
a parent h3 jet streak. Potent h5 vortmax digs across new england as
a W jet throughout the column races E with drier air on the backside
of the aforementioned trailing cold front.

Mesoscale, again, big question is whether we can destabilize, more
so if temperatures warm into the 70s. Clouds, capped by a warm-nose
around h9, and maritime onshore s-flow will limit the environmental
potential along with the late-day into evening event. Noting strong
w shear and low-level helicity, however weak instability in an over-
all saturated moist-adiabatic, convectively unstable environment on
the order of 500 j kg as the cold front sweeps through. Convective
indices met or exceeded in tandem. And with the strong, dry W jet
that looks to impinge rearward of the cold front, its a question as
to whether synoptic influences will erode storm-top development or
enhancement.

Agree with SPC outlook in limiting the strong to severe potential to
the e. Confidence on widespread showers with embedded heavier rain,
some rumbles of thunder. Not ruling out the potential for a strong,
perhaps even a severe thunderstorm. Noting the environment above,
any severe weather threats would mainly be strong to damaging winds
with the very low risk of a tornado. Freezing levels to 10 kft and
precipitable waters to 1.5 inches with both synoptic and convective
support, will also have to watch for heavy rainers and localized
flooding.

Final note, storm attributes from href along with severe parameters
and probabilities from SREF as well as cips analogs not only are
pushing the system through faster per dprog dt but also put the
highest confidence on outcomes SW of our area. SPC has shifted their
d2 outlook accordingly. If anywhere in S new england where there is
the potential for strong to severe weather, seemingly it would be
across W new england into the ct river valley.

Clearing out and drying out overnight with breezy W NW winds that'll
follow. Given the midnight timing, not expecting lows to drop down
significantly, will hold in the 50s.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Highlights...

* a bit windy on Fri with perhaps a couple of showers near the coast
* pleasant temperatures Sat with dry weather most of the day
* a period of showers likely sometime late Sat into early sun
probably followed by a mainly dry warm Sun afternoon
* memorial day looks mainly dry with nice temperatures
* a period of showers Tue with a warm front might be followed by
rather warm temperatures by wed
details...

Friday...

amplifying shortwave east of northern new england coupled with a
decent north to northwest LLJ should result in a breezy to windy
Friday. The majority of the day should be dry, but a few showers
may develop along the coast as the flow turns nne. Overall, expect
northwest wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph, but a bit stronger on the
cape nantucket as the flow turns northerly. High temperatures should
mainly be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s. It will be cooler
across the outer-cape nantucket.

Saturday...

as the shortwave departs, rising height fields will result in milder
temperatures. Highs should recover well into the 70s away from any
localized sea breezes on the coast. We may see showers arrive
across interior ma late in the day ahead of the next shortwave, but
overall think much of the day ends up dry.

Saturday night and Sunday...

the shortwave should cross the region Sat night into early sun,
probably resulting in a period of showers. Things could certainly
change in this time range, but appears the bulk of the activity
might be over by Sun afternoon. In fact, westerly flow and a
relatively mild start may push highs well up into the 70s to the
lower 80s.

Memorial day through Wednesday...

a ridge of high pressure may result in mainly a dry memorial day
with pleasant temperatures. An approaching warm front may bring
some showers tue, followed by the potential for mainly dry warm
conditions by wed. Of course this is a long way out, so
certainly subject to change.

Aviation 20z Wednesday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday night ... High confidence.

20z update (no changes) ...

rest of today ...

vfr. N winds around 10 kts, gusting at times. Sea-breezes ongoing
will push inland towards evening resulting in a prevailing S se
wind.

Tonight ...

cigs lowering to low-endVFR. Possibly MVFR along the berkshires
by morning. Sct -shra mainly over the W ct river valley 9z-12z.

Not expecting any vsby issues. S winds strongest along the s-coast.

Thursday into Thursday night ...

low-endVFR CIGS becoming MVFR with high terrain ifr around 21z-3z.

Forecast widespread -shra with embedded +ra and possible tsra. Tsra
could include gusty W winds. Vsby issues with +ra down to ifr. Other-
wise, 15-20 kt SW winds prevail, gusts up to 25 kts especially along
the s-coast will back W remaining brisk around 6-9z with conditions
improving.

Kbos terminal...

sea breeze ongoing. Will remain around 12-14 kts at 090-120 through
evening.

Kbdl terminal...

high confidence in taf.

Outlook Friday through Monday ...

Friday: windy with gusts up to 35 kt. Slight chance shra.

Friday night: windy with areas of gusts up to 35 kt.

Saturday: breezy.

Saturday night: breezy. Chance shra.

Sunday: breezy. Slight chance shra.

Sunday night through memorial day: slight chance shra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday night ... High confidence.

4 pm update ...

rest of today ...

n winds relaxing as high pressure builds into the waters. Small
craft advisories have been allowed to drop. Near-shore sea-breezes
have developed around 10 kts. Will see a S SE wind trend emerge
over all waters into this evening.

Tonight ...

high pressure SE as a warm front approaches from the w. Winds will
still be a bit brisk along the near-shore waters overnight with
around 10 to 15 kts sustained. Seas remaining below 5 feet.

Thursday into Thursday night ...

cold front sweeping the waters after midnight into Friday morning
ahead of which widespread rain showers are to be anticipated, some
of which will be heavy at times and there's the possibility of
lightning. S SW winds increasing ahead of the front, around 20 kts
sustained with gusts up to 30 kts ... Will back out of the W with
frontal passage remaining breezy around 15 kts with gusts around
20 kts. Waves building up to 6 to 8 feet on the outer waters.

Small craft advisories issued accordingly.

Outlook Friday through Monday ...

Friday: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 35 kt.

Areas of rough seas. Slight chance of rain showers.

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

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

Saturday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds
with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Chance of rain
showers.

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

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

Memorial day: winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain
showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 2 pm Thursday to 5 am edt Friday for
anz231>234-236-251.

Small craft advisory from 2 pm Thursday to 8 am edt Friday for
anz235-237-250-254>256.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 77 mi38 min S 6 G 7 65°F 59°F1022.4 hPa (+0.0)
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 81 mi38 min S 8 G 12

Wind History for New Haven, CT
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Westfield, Barnes Municipal Airport, MA17 mi45 minNNE 410.00 miFair74°F34°F23%1021.9 hPa
Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base, MA21 mi1.7 hrsNE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F34°F24%1022.3 hPa
Pittsfield Municipal Airport, MA24 mi44 minNNW 1010.00 miFair65°F28°F26%1022.2 hPa

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