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Ipswich, MA

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Sunrise 5:04AMSunset 8:26PM Thursday June 22, 2017 10:09 AM EDT (14:09 UTC) Moonrise 3:58AMMoonset 6:44PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ251 Massachusetts Bay And Ipswich Bay- 716 Am Edt Thu Jun 22 2017
Today..W winds around 5 kt, becoming S this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Areas of fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 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 716 Am Edt Thu Jun 22 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Fzus51 kbox 220754 cwfbox coastal waters forecast national weather service taunton ma 354 am edt Thu jun 22 2017 coastal waters from the merrimack river ma to watch hill ri out to 25 nm anz200-222015- 354 am edt Thu jun 22 2017 .synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters... High pressure will push s/e across the waters today. Behind it we'll see the return of sw flow ushering warm, moist, sub-tropical air N along with the remnants of ts cindy. A period of moderate to heavy rain Friday into Saturday prior to a cool front sweeping through Saturday night into Sunday. A cooler and slightly unsettled weather pattern for next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ipswich, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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959 am edt Thu jun 22 2017

Synopsis
High pressure in control today. Warm and humid air follows for
the remainder of the week into the weekend along with the threat
of heavy rain associated with the remnants of cindy. The cold
front will stall across new england Saturday before moving offshore
Saturday night. Seasonably warm and less humid conditions Sunday
will be followed by cooler and somewhat unsettled weather for
early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
1000 am update...

ongoing forecast remains on track for today as skies remains
mainly clear. Some cirrus will sneak through but should have
little impact on the region. Biggest issue today is the ongoing
seabreeze potential.

Previous discussion...

skc across sne this morning. Pleasant summer day on tap with
sunshine, seasonably warm temps and comfortable humidity. Some
of the hi-res guidance indicating a seabreeze may develop along
the immediate east coast this afternoon. If it does come onshore
it will be confined to the immediate coastline.

Highs upper 70s to low 80s given mixing up around h85 where
temperatures range around +12c. The deep mixing allows for
surface dewpoints to drop around the low to mid 50s, some places
in the upper 40s. Few to scattered low clouds prior to
increasing high clouds towards evening as sub-tropical air
begins to ascend across the region. Expect 60 degree surface
dewpoints slip back N tonight.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Friday night
Tonight...

remaining mild, becoming humid, as the chance of showers increase.

Continued ascent of sub-tropical moisture across the region with
accompanying elevated instability and higher k-indices, though
stronger low-level convergence and deep layer forcing is tied
more closely with the deep layer trough digging S out of canada
into the great lakes region. Subsequently, despite lift and column
saturation, the better chances of wet-weather are more likely N w.

Expecting scattered light outcomes with the possible risk of
thunder. Continued S flow, surface dewpoints continue to rise
closing in on 70. Across the cooler ocean waters, more than
likely low clouds if not fog and visibility issues for SE new
england. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Friday...

warm, muggy day with the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sub-
tropical air continuing to surge from the SW pushing precipitable
waters above 2 inches as remnants of cindy are stretched n. This
ahead of cyclonic flow tightening as mid-level energy continues to
push into the great lakes region. Falling heights along with low-
level convergent forcing pushing into S new england, presents a
favorable environment in which partial clearing is expected, more
over the interior NE conus, for shower and thunderstorm development.

Low clouds along with visibility issues associated with fog mist
are expected to sock in SE new england beneath the remnants of a dry
conveyor belt that had wrapped into cindy. Lapse rates conditionally
unstable, more moist adiabatic contributing to thin-tall CAPE in an
environment of weak shear. Given the sub-tropical airmass in a broad
region of low-level convergent forcing and destabilizing boundary
layer, expecting mainly heavy rainers. Freezing levels up around 15
kft with precipitable waters in excess of 2 inches, efficient warm-
rain processes forecast with collision coalescence. So with any
thunder will go with a mention of heavy rain. Higher chance pops
away from the S E as highs warm well into the 80s. Wherever the
boundary layer mixes out it'll likely be breezy from the SW with
gusts up to 25 mph.

Friday night...

wet, muggy, mild. An anomalous setup attributable to the remnants of
cindy. Roughly a +4-5 standard deviation (sd) of h85 moisture flux
and +3 sd of precipitable waters which exceed record highs recorded
at chatham ma which average around 2 inches but are forecast around
2.25 inches. Will need to closely monitor any focusing mechanisms
which can put the squeeze on the atmosphere and possibly yield a
predecessor rainfall event.

Noting increasing low-level winds per tightening pressure gradient
ahead of mid-level troughing across the great lakes, convergently
focused in and around the s-shoreline of S new england ahead of a
sweeping cool front. Tightening baroclinic zone. Indications of
height falls within the mid-levels associated with weak troughing
signatures contributing to the convergence of sub-tropical air.

This as earlier daytime convection will likely shift S E ahead of
said cool front. This in combination with tropical energy and some
diffluent motions aloft, can't rule out a potential predecessor
rainfall event. Difficult to nail down at this time as to exactly
where but feel there is a risk to S new england around the Saturday
am timeframe.

Looking at chance to likely pops for possible widespread rain with
embedded heavier showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain threat per
efficient warm-rain processes still exists and will continue to
mention. Again, focus of heavy rain remains uncertain with respect
to potential flooding threats.

Surface dewpoints well into the 70s, a muggy and humid airmass for
certain, off the cooler ocean waters especially to the S e, likely
dealing with foggy conditions overnight into the morning hours.

Could see visibility down to a quarter mile or less at times.

Long term Saturday through Wednesday
Highlights...

* sct showers and isold t-storms sat, mainly south of the pike
* seasonably warm and less humid Sunday
* cooler with showers possible at times early next week
overview...

longwave trof over the gt lakes will be the main feature in the
extended period. Polar jet will be in the vicinity of new eng with a
series of weak shortwaves moving through the flow as the trof
gradually moves into new eng early next week. This will bring a
somewhat unsettled pattern into the middle of next week with
cooler temps trending near or below normal.

Details...

Saturday...

cold front expected to stall across sne with tropical pwat plume
exceeding 2" and high theta-e air remaining across southern half of
the region. Shortwave assocd with the remnants of cindy tracks near
or south of new eng and will likely bring a period of showers and
isold t-storms with brief downpours, especially south of the pike. A
few showers may even extend into northern ma in the morning but
trend should be for improving conditions here in the afternoon with
developing sunshine.

Temps are tricky south of the pike where clouds and showers may hold
temps down. We undercut guidance here with highs mostly in the 70s
to near 80 but low to mid 80s NE ma. Remaining rather humid south of
the pike with dewpoints well into the 60s to near 70, but expect
dewpoints dropping into the 50s across northern and western ma in
the afternoon. Drier air will eventually make its way to the coast
sat night with clearing skies.

Sunday...

the column is considerably drier Sunday so expect sunshine mixing
with diurnal clouds. Mainly dry conditions but mid level shortwave
tracking to the north and west may bring a brief showers to NW ma.

Seasonable temps in the upper 70s and lower 80s with low humidity as
dewpoints will be in the 50s.

Monday into Wednesday...

gt lakes trof will gradually move east into new eng as a series of
shortwaves move through with mid level temps cooling through the
period. 500 mb temps -16 to -20c. This will result in an unsettled
pattern with showers or even an isold t-storm possible at times, but
low confidence on timing. Temps trending cooler to near or a bit
below seasonable normals.

Aviation 14z Thursday through Monday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

today...

vfr. Light winds gradually veering s. Sea-breezes possible along
the immediate e-coast. Few-sct CIGS around 6 kft. Increasing
high clouds from the W towards sunset.

Tonight...

cigs becoming sct to bkn lowering towards 4-6 kft with shra moving
in, the better chance of which will be across N W ct and ma with
a low risk tsra. Increasing S winds with the threat of MVFR vsbys
along the S coast.

Friday...

sct to bkn low-endVFR cigs, more ovc across SE new england, as
s SW winds increasing 10 to 15 kts sustained with gusts up to 25
kts. Increasing areal coverage of shra tsra with embedded threats
of +ra. Tempo MVFR ifr vsbys with any ra +ra while likely MVFR ifr
vsbys will plague the s-coast towards evening.

Friday night...

bkn to ovc MVFR ifr CIGS with areas of ifr lifr fg towards SE new
england terminals. Shra tsra continue with embedded threats of +ra.

There is also the low risk of llws impacts across the CAPE and
islands.

Kbos terminal... Sea-breeze may develop this afternoon but
confidence not high. It could remain just offshore.VFR for the
entire TAF period. Increasing CIGS during the evening hours,
lowering into Friday morning.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence.VFR throughout.

Outlook Saturday through Monday ...

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

MVFR and localized ifr in sct showers and isold t-storms, especially
south of the pike with improving conditions, mainlyVFR north of the
pike.

Sunday... High confidence. MainlyVFR.

Monday... High confidence.

MainlyVFR CIGS with a few showers possible in the interior.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

high pressure today. Light winds veering though the day becoming
s overnight, increasing into Friday with sustained winds 10 to
15 kts and gusts up to 25 kts. This will push seas 5 to 6 feet
and require small craft advisories. With a cold front sweeping
down from the N as the remnants of TS cindy advect N from the s,
will likely see the return of mist fog conditions resulting
in low visibility down to a quarter mile or less at times.

Outlook Saturday through Monday ...

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

Some gusty W SW winds early sat, possibly near SCA thresholds should
diminish in the afternoon. Seas up to 5-6 ft over the south coastal
waters.

Sunday and Monday... High confidence.

Winds should generally remain below small craft advisory thresholds
through the period. Lingering 5 ft seas over the south coastal
waters will subside Sun night.

Tides coastal flooding
Astronomical tides are rather high this weekend during the night time
cycles. Boston has a 12.4 ft high tide around midnight Sat night and
12.2 ft just after midnight Sun night. Fortunately, offshore winds
are forecast with minimal or no surge so do not anticipate any
issues.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 8 pm Friday to 8 am edt Saturday for
anz232>235-237.

Small craft advisory from 2 pm Friday to 8 am edt Saturday for
anz250-254>256.

Synopsis... Kjc sipprell
near term... Dunten sipprell
short term... Sipprell
long term... Kjc sipprell
aviation... Kjc sipprell
marine... Kjc sipprell
tides coastal flooding... Staff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 18 mi126 min WSW 7.8 G 7.8 60°F 59°F2 ft1014.3 hPa
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 23 mi70 min W 9.9 G 9.9 66°F 1014.5 hPa (+1.0)53°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 25 mi52 min 72°F 1014.4 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 25 mi80 min WSW 7.8 G 7.8 61°F 58°F1 ft1015.1 hPa (+1.0)
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 26 mi85 min W 4.1 70°F 1016 hPa58°F
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 36 mi34 min 59°F2 ft
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 41 mi126 min SSE 1.9 G 3.9 56°F 54°F2 ft1014 hPa
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 46 mi52 min WNW 6 G 12 72°F 48°F1014.5 hPa
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 48 mi70 min WSW 5.1 72°F 57°F

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA8 mi77 minW 710.00 miFair71°F57°F61%1014.6 hPa
Lawrence Municipal Airport, MA16 mi76 minW 710.00 miFair73°F55°F55%1015.8 hPa
Boston, Logan International Airport, MA23 mi76 minW 710.00 miA Few Clouds73°F53°F50%1015.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Plum Island Sound (south end), Massachusetts
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Thu -- 03:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:24 AM EDT     -0.87 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:05 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:12 AM EDT     9.29 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:36 PM EDT     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:43 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:28 PM EDT     10.82 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport (Merrimack River), Massachusetts Current
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Newburyport (Merrimack River)
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Thu -- 01:13 AM EDT     -1.72 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:03 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:05 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:49 AM EDT     1.79 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:06 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:38 PM EDT     -1.59 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:20 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:44 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:11 PM EDT     1.87 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:30 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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