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Ipswich, MA

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 4:41PM Thursday January 18, 2018 12:51 AM EST (05:51 UTC) Moonrise 9:03AMMoonset 7:18PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 1016 Pm Est Wed Jan 17 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 10 am est Thursday...
Overnight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely. 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 1016 Pm Est Wed Jan 17 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Large high pres will build S of the waters Thu through this weekend. A cold front may approach from the N Sunday night, but should remain N of the waters. 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 Ipswich, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1041 pm est Wed jan 17 2018

Synopsis
Snow showers will come to an end early this evening. Dry, but
cold air will move into southern new england tonight and into
tomorrow. Mainly dry weather expected tonight into Sunday, with
a warming trend during this weekend. Another low pressure should
affect the region early next week with mostly rain, but there is
a risk of some snow mix ice across the interior.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
1020 pm update...

spotty leftover snow showers and even some patchy freezing
drizzle being reported across portions of E mass at 03z. Noting
some very light radar returns, but those have been shrinking as
they shift E over the last couple of hours. Light NW winds
in place, and dewpts have been dropping across central and
western areas, so feel that precip should taper off as it moves
offshore through around midnight or so.

Will still see some lower clouds lingering across SE mass into
ri as SW winds aloft linger through most of the overnight but,
once the h5 cutoff low moves E off the mid atlantic coast,
should see winds shift as the lower clouds push offshore toward
daybreak.

Expect temps to steadily fall overnight across central and
western areas, starting to reach into eastern areas after 2 am
or so as the clouds also push offshore. Temps will btom out in
the teens inland, ranging to the 20s at the shore.

Previous discussion...

mid-level winds will shift to the northwest allowing for cold
dry air to push into the region. Overnight temps will generally
be in the teens with low 20s near the urban corridor and
coastline. If temps at some inland locations decouple overnight,
readings could drop quickly into the single digits thanks to
fresh snow pack and mainly clear skies. Highest confidence is
across ore and baf.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday
Thursday...

strong high pressure will build across the mississippi valley region
pushing a coastal low off the virgina coastline. Up here in the
northeast, flat ridge from the southern high pressure system will be
in place. Continued westerly flow across the area as high
temperatures will be near normal, reaching the upper 20s to mid 30s.

Dry weather for the day with plenty of sunshine. Guidance is hinting
at some ocean effect clouds moving in during the afternoon, as well
as over the berks from any les.

Long term Thursday night through Wednesday
Highlights...

* dry with a warming trend through this weekend
* another storm may bring mostly rain late Monday into Tuesday
with a risk of some interior snow mixed precip ice
quiet pattern expected through this weekend with a moderating
trend as amplified trough moves into the plains with downstream
ridging and rising heights across new england. Near normal
temperatures Friday, becoming above normal during this weekend.

A deeper mid level trough is expected to approach southern new
england early next week. This will steer a low pressure into the
great lakes, and a cold front across our region. There is a
decent southerly low level jet, so moisture transport should
also be slightly higher than normal. Temperatures are marginal
for wintry precipitation, so it will all come down to timing.

The more precipitation which occurs during the nighttime hours,
the more likely portions of our region could see a period of
snow, sleet or freezing rain. During the daytime hours, rain is
much more likely. Will take several days for these sorts of
details to become clearer.

Aviation 04z Thursday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

overnight... High confidence.VFR across central and western
areas. Lingering MVFR-ifr CIGS will slowly improving toVFR
across NE mass to greater boston by around 05z-06z, but will
linger until around 09z or so across ri SE mass around 09z or
so.

Thursday... High confidence.VFR. NW winds gusting up to 20 kts
across S coastal areas, CAPE cod and the islands.

Kbos terminal... Moderate confidence in taf. Improving conditions
to MVFR by the evening withVFR after midnight.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf. Conditions should start
to improve within the next few hours as precip tapers off.

Outlook Thursday night through Monday ...

Thursday night:VFR. Breezy.

Friday:VFR.

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

Saturday:VFR. Windy with gusts to 35 kt.

Saturday night:VFR. Windy with local gusts to 30 kt.

Sunday through Sunday night:VFR.

Monday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance ra.

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.

Coastal low will push into the gulf of maine tonight switching the
winds to a more northwest direction. A few gusts to near 20 kts but
overall winds will be below small craft criteria.

Seas will remain at or above 5 feet through much of the period
for the outer open waters. Where small crafts will continue into
Thursday evening. Have extended the small craft into the outer
reaches of ri and bi sounds with 5 foot seas through mid morning
Thursday.

Outlook Thursday night through Monday ...

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft.

Friday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Friday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
local gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Saturday: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
40 kt. Areas of rough seas.

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

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

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

Monday: winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain.

Hydrology
1100 am update...

a flood warning remains in effect for the connecticut river at
middle haddam, where ice jams are causing river fluctuations.

Cold conditions will persist through Thursday which will limit
additional runoff. Continued ice jams will remain on some of the
rivers. There will be some increase of snow pack across
interior southern new england as well.

For details on specific area rivers, including observed and
forecast river stages, please visit the advanced hydrologic
prediction service (ahps) graphs on our website.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 am est Thursday for anz235-237-
251.

Small craft advisory until 8 pm est Thursday for anz250-
254>256.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 18 mi107 min 14 G 16 31°F 39°F5 ft1016.7 hPa
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 23 mi51 min W 7 G 8 30°F 1017.1 hPa (-0.7)28°F
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 25 mi61 min NW 14 G 18 33°F 41°F4 ft1017 hPa (-1.0)
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 25 mi51 min 32°F 1016.6 hPa (-0.9)
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 26 mi66 min Calm 28°F 1018 hPa27°F
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 36 mi45 min 44°F5 ft
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 46 mi51 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 28°F 36°F1017.3 hPa (-0.8)
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 48 mi51 min Calm 28°F 27°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA8 mi58 minWNW 59.00 miOvercast31°F28°F92%1017.1 hPa
Lawrence Municipal Airport, MA16 mi57 minW 510.00 miOvercast32°F27°F82%1018.4 hPa
Boston, Logan International Airport, MA23 mi57 minNW 810.00 miOvercast32°F28°F85%1017.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Plum Island Sound (south end), Massachusetts
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Plum Island Sound (south end)
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Thu -- 06:12 AM EST     0.76 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:02 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:59 AM EST     9.13 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:38 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:18 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 06:45 PM EST     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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8.17.76.44.62.81.40.81.12.54.778.69.18.77.45.43.21.30.2-00.82.64.96.9

Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport (Merrimack River), Massachusetts Current
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Newburyport (Merrimack River)
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Thu -- 12:48 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:12 AM EST     -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:58 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:02 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:47 AM EST     1.53 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 12:57 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:29 PM EST     -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:38 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:18 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 07:22 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:11 PM EST     1.55 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Boston, MA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Boston, MA
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