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Marine Weather and Tides
Rockport, MA

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Sunrise 5:03AMSunset 8:25PM Wednesday June 20, 2018 3:10 PM EDT (19:10 UTC) Moonrise 12:53PMMoonset 12:59AM Illumination 49% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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ANZ251 Massachusetts Bay And Ipswich Bay- 116 Pm Edt Wed Jun 20 2018
This afternoon..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Showers likely.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. 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 116 Pm Edt Wed Jun 20 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres builds across the waters early today then will shift e. Low pres will pass S of long island late tonight, bringing showers and patchy fog from cape cod southward through early Thu. High pres returns with dry conditions Thu and Fri. Low pres and an associated warm front will approach late Fri night, bringing showers Sat into Sat night. Showers may linger as a cold front approaches 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 Rockport, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
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152 pm edt Wed jun 20 2018

Synopsis
Dry weather is expected today as high pressure builds across
new england. Showers are likely tonight south of the mass pike
as low pressure passes south of new england. High pressure from
canada brings dry weather Thursday and Friday. A cold front
them brings a chance of showers at times this weekend, followed
by dry weather early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
200 pm update...

trends in the forecast remains on track for today. Generally
zonal flow aloft as a southern wave pushes through the flow.

This wave will spin up a low pressure system over the great
lakes and track towards the region tonight. Surface high
pressure is beginning to move offshore. This has allowed for the
sea breeze to wash out and temperatures along the eastern
coastline to begin to warm into the 80s.

One thing to watch is the approaching cold front well to the
north of the area. This front will determine where the low will
travel along. Latest runs in the guidance continues to push the
precip shield farther north than prev runs. This would suggest
that the front has slowed up a bit. Models have not accurately
predict the ongoing precip across upstate ny. Thus may
introduce some sprinkles or light showers late this afternoon or
early evening. Not expecting anything heavy as temp dewpoint
spread is still large with still some dry air introduced in the
profile per bufkit soundings.

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

00z model suite remains in pretty good agreement with the
approach of low pressure out of middle appalachians. Noted that
the models are trending a bit further S with the low pres as the
h5 long wave trough across the NE u.S. Into labrador and
newfoundland tends to flatten at its base S of new england.

The low moves off the nj coast around 09z or so with a rather
sharp northern extent of the precip shield. Looks like the best
chance for showers will occur across N ct ri into S coastal mass
where likely pops are in the forecast. The higher QPF amounts
area also suppressed to the s, so expect maybe 0.1 to 0.2
inches, possibly a bit higher on the islands. Looks like
conditions should remain mainly dry, but can't rule out a few
brief showers possibly as far N as the mass pike.

Thursday...

leftover showers along S coastal areas should push offshore by
midday, though there is some timing issues amongst the model
suite during this timeframe. Leaned toward the somewhat faster
gfs ggem timing. Skies should become mostly clear during the
afternoon, though a few clouds may linger across CAPE cod and
the islands.

It will be a cooler day on Thursday along the mass E coast as
winds become e-ne by around midday or early afternoon. Temps
there will only top off in the mid 60s to lower 70s, coolest on
the outer CAPE and nantucket, ranging to the lower 80s across
the ct valley.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Highlights...

* dry and seasonable on Friday
* unsettled weather for this weekend
* dry weather early next week
overview...

20 00z guidance continues to show improved agreement in the mid
level pattern from earlier cycles. This agreement still breaks
down in some of the finer details Saturday night into Sunday,
but not to the point where confidence is lost in the overall
trends.

High pressure should move offshore, opening the door for a low
pressure to move through the great lakes into the saint lawrence
valley. This trajectory will force both the warm and cold fronts
of this system across southern new england sometime this
weekend. At this time, expecting an increasing risk for showers
late Friday night into Saturday, peaking about Saturday evening,
then diminishing into Sunday. A secondary cold front should
cause showers to linger later Sunday. This weekend still doesn't
look like a washout. Another high pressure should return with
dry weather early next week.

Not seeing any major deviations from normal temperatures for
this period. Perhaps a bit cooler than normal Saturday,
depending upon timing of a warm front and amount of sunshine.

Aviation 18z 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 ... High confidence.

Before 00z...VFR. Sea breeze is beginning to washout this
afternoon. Southwesterly winds will pick up with gusts between
15-20 kts. A sprinkle across the western terminals is possible.

Tonight... MainlyVFR. MVFR across the south coast in showers and
fog. Southwest winds will flip to a more northwest by morning.

Thursday...VFR. Lingering showers along the south coast between
12-15z. MVFR CIGS improve toVFR during the day but around 4-7
kft. A spot showers across the interior is possible as winds are
out of the east.

Thursday night...VFR to start but with northeast flow believe
low levels will saturate dropping CIGS and vsbys to MVFR
conditions.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Ongoing sea breeze looks
to washout between 16-19z.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate confidence.

Friday:VFR.

Friday night:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Saturday: mainlyVFR, with areas MVFR possible. Shra likely.

Saturday night: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Chance
shra, isolated tsra.

Sunday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. 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 ... High confidence.

Today and tonight... Light W winds early today shift to sw, up
to 15-20 kt on the eastern waters late today. May see gusts up
to 25 kt late this afternoon into this evening on the eastern
outer waters, where seas may briefly build up to 4 ft. Small
craft advisory has been issued. Winds may gust up to 20 kt on
the lower end of narragansett bay into buzzards bay with locally
choppy seas this afternoon. Reduced visibility in showers and
patchy fog tonight mainly across the south coastal waters.

Thursday... N-nw winds early Thu will shift to e-ne by midday
thu with gusts up to 20 kt possible. Leftover reduced visibility
along S coastal waters through midday thu, then improving.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate confidence.

Thursday night through Friday: winds less than 25 kt.

Friday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching
5 ft. Chance of rain showers.

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

Rain showers likely.

Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas. Rain
showers likely, with isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Slight
chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Belk evt
near term... Dunten
short term... Evt
long term... Belk
aviation... Belk dunten
marine... Belk evt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 9 mi66 min 62°F 62°F1 ft1007.9 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 21 mi80 min ESE 9.7 G 12 65°F 65°F1 ft1009 hPa (-2.6)59°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 22 mi70 min SSE 18 G 19 65°F 1008.4 hPa (-2.5)52°F
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 26 mi34 min 59°F2 ft
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 30 mi85 min WSW 5.1 80°F 57°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 31 mi40 min 80°F 1007.9 hPa
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 38 mi66 min S 14 G 16 64°F 62°F2 ft1007.3 hPa
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 40 mi80 min SSW 14 G 16 67°F 2 ft1010 hPa (-2.3)57°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 46 mi40 min S 17 G 20 65°F 59°F1008.7 hPa
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 48 mi70 min SSE 5.1 72°F 54°F

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA17 mi17 minWSW 1110.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F54°F41%1007.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Rockport, Massachusetts
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Rockport
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Wed -- 12:58 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:04 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 05:15 AM EDT     9.48 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:52 AM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 11:33 AM EDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 12:52 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:59 PM EDT     9.30 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
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0.92.54.778.79.49.27.85.63.11.1-0.1-0.20.92.85.27.48.89.38.77.14.92.71.1

Tide / Current Tables for Marblehead Channel, Massachusetts Current
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Marblehead Channel
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Wed -- 12:09 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:59 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 03:30 AM EDT     0.38 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:05 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:05 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:52 AM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 10:36 AM EDT     -0.39 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 12:38 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:05 PM EDT     0.39 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:47 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:10 PM EDT     -0.38 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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