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Marine Weather and Tides
Ipswich, MA

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Sunrise 5:11AMSunset 8:09PM Thursday May 24, 2018 7:29 PM EDT (23:29 UTC) Moonrise 3:02PMMoonset 2:55AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ251 Massachusetts Bay And Ipswich Bay- 716 Pm Edt Thu May 24 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat night..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun night..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon night..S winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue night..NW winds around 5 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 Pm Edt Thu May 24 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure over the waters will settle offshore Friday and Saturday. A back door cold front will slowly settle south across the waters late Saturday. This front will become nearly stationary just south of the waters for Sunday and Monday. A cold front will cross the waters on Tuesday. 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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national weather service boston norton ma
706 pm edt Thu may 24 2018

Synopsis
High pressure moves offshore tonight and Friday, bringing warmer
weather on gusty southwest winds. A cold front drops south across
the region late Saturday into Saturday evening and will bring
scattered showers and thunderstorms followed by much cooler and
unsettled weather Sunday with some improvement by Monday. Mainly
dry and warmer weather returns for Tuesday through Thursday as
high pressure moves in.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
* low clouds fog affect south coastal areas tonight *
7 pm update...

stratus and fog bank slowly lifting north into SE coastal ct and
adjacent coastal ri. Given than blyr flow is veering to SW this
evening then W overnight, do not expect the low clouds and fog
to advance much further north than pvd-tan-pym before moving
east across CAPE islands after midnight then offshore around
daybreak. Hrrr is currently handling this fairly well and used
it as a basis for the low clouds and fog forecast. Localized
dense fog possible along the south coast.

Otherwise, clear skies expected tonight with light S SW winds.

Airmass remains dry enough to preclude valley fog. Lows should
drop back into upper 40s to mid 50s.

Short term 6 am Friday morning through Friday night
* some locations make a run at 90 degrees Friday *
high pressure moves offshore Friday and Friday night with
prevailing W SW flow. Forecast soundings show deep mixing with
decent 30-40kt low level jet, strongest near CAPE cod and
islands where strong inversion will be present. Thus, we should
see 25-35 mph gusts across much of sne with perhaps a few 40kt
gusts across SE ma.

Model 2-meter temperatures suggest highs easily reach into 80s
inland, if not 90 degrees in lower ct valley, merrimack valley,
and greater boston, especially given gusty W SW winds.

Dewpoints drop into 40s (or even upper 30s) during the
afternoon so it will just be a "dry heat" this time. Certainly
not humid.

Winds diminish Friday night but airmass remains warm in advance
of frontal boundary still well to our north. Lows should drop
back into 60s along with some mid and high clouds. Less
confident on low clouds fog returning to south coast so this may
need to be added in later forecasts.

Long term Saturday through Thursday
Highlights...

* very warm and humid Sat with sct afternoon showers t-storms
* much cooler with occasional showers sun
* some improvement Mon but below normal temps
* mainly dry and warmer weather returns Tue through thu
Saturday into Saturday night...

very warm airmass in place Sat ahead of approaching backdoor cold
front. 925 mb temps 22-23c supports highs upper 80s to perhaps some
lower 90s interior, but cooler near the south coast due to SW flow.

Dewpoints will be climbing into the 60s so it will be increasingly
humid. This front will move south into sne during mid late afternoon
reaching the south coast toward evening. Much cooler air will follow
with ene winds and sharply falling temps. Locations in NE ma may
drop into the 60s by late afternoon and there could be some gusty
winds here as well Sat evening as the cooler air rushes in.

Environment destabilizes ahead of the front with mlcapes approaching
1000 j kg with moderate deep layer shear. However, mid level lapse
rates are unfavorable and will likely by a limiting factor to
widespread convection. Still expect sct showers t-storms developing
in the afternoon and lingering into Sat evening.

Sunday into Monday...

much cooler airmass Sunday as high pres builds south from the
maritimes with NE flow. Models are also indicating a wave developing
on the frontal boundary south of new eng which will likely bring
some rain at times with cool NE winds and temps potentially
remaining in the 50s. Some improvement expected Monday with mainly
dry weather but still cool with lots of clouds and onshore winds.

Tuesday through Thursday...

mainly dry and warmer weather returns as mid level ridge builds into
the region with rising heights. Weak FROPA Tue but it should come
through dry then high pres builds into the region Wed thu. Temps
should warm back well into the 70s and some 80s.

Aviation 00z Friday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Friday night ...

high confidence. Ifr lifr stratus and fog lifting north and east
from the SE ct coast, likely advancing to vicinity of pvd-tan-
pym 02-05z then CAPE islands thereafter. Stratus and fog exiting
cape islands 09-12z. Increasing SW winds Friday with 25-30kt
gusts, especially across ri and eastern ma.VFR with diminishing
sw winds Friday night.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Stratus likely remaining
south of bos.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ... Moderate confidence.

Saturday:VFR. Breezy. Chance shra, chance tsra.

Saturday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy.

Chance shra, slight chance tsra.

Sunday: mainly MVFR, with areas ifr possible. Breezy. Chance
shra.

Sunday night: mainly MVFR, with areas ifr possible. Slight
chance shra.

Memorial day: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Slight
chance shra.

Monday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Slight
chance shra.

Tuesday:VFR.

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 confidence.

Small craft advisories posted for all waters for increasing sw
winds tonight (ne ma waters) and Friday (remainder of ma ri
waters).

S SE flow this afternoon with local sea breezes. Should see
some 15-20kt gusts along south coastal near shore waters with
locally choppy seas due to incoming high tide. Fog and low
clouds linger on waters south of islands.

High pressure moving off the coast will bring increasing sw
winds tonight and Friday. Enough of a low level jet tonight to
bring marginal SCA conditions to NE ma waters, otherwise winds
increase during day Friday across all waters with strongest
gusts (30kt) near shore. Winds and seas gradually subside Friday
night.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ... Moderate confidence.

Saturday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching
5 ft. Slight chance of rain showers, slight chance of
thunderstorms.

Saturday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 30 kt across eastern ma waters. Seas locally
approaching 5 ft. Chance of rain showers, slight chance of
thunderstorms.

Sunday through Sunday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of
rough seas. Chance of rain showers.

Memorial day: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight
chance of rain showers.

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

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

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... Air quality ALERT from 11 am to 11 pm edt Friday for
riz001>008.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 10 am Friday to 2 am edt Saturday
for anz231>234.

Small craft advisory from 11 am to 8 pm edt Friday for anz230-
236-251.

Small craft advisory from 11 am Friday to 2 am edt Saturday
for anz235-237.

Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt Friday for anz250.

Small craft advisory from 8 am to 8 pm edt Friday for
anz254>256.

Synopsis... Kjc jwd
near term... Kjc jwd
short term... Jwd
long term... Jwd
aviation... Kjc jwd
marine... Kjc jwd


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 18 mi85 min 55°F 56°F3 ft1016.5 hPa
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 23 mi29 min S 19 G 21 55°F 1017 hPa (-1.0)49°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 25 mi41 min 67°F 1016.8 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 25 mi39 min SE 19 G 21 56°F 55°F3 ft1017.6 hPa (-1.5)50°F
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 26 mi104 min SE 4.1 62°F 51°F
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 36 mi53 min 53°F4 ft
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 41 mi85 min S 18 G 21 54°F 55°F4 ft1016 hPa
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 46 mi41 min SSW 15 G 17 55°F 53°F1017.7 hPa
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 48 mi89 min S 5.1 59°F 50°F
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 49 mi39 min S 16 G 19 54°F 2 ft1018.7 hPa (-0.9)43°F

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA8 mi36 minSE 810.00 miFair60°F48°F67%1017.3 hPa
Lawrence Municipal Airport, MA16 mi35 minVar 310.00 miFair67°F48°F53%1017.8 hPa
Boston, Logan International Airport, MA23 mi35 minS 1210.00 miA Few Clouds66°F51°F59%1017.6 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 -- 02:06 AM EDT     0.58 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:12 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:55 AM EDT     8.99 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:36 PM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:01 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:07 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:33 PM EDT     9.26 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 -- 12:38 AM EDT     -0.97 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:36 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:12 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:18 AM EDT     1.46 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:37 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:03 PM EDT     -1.06 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:01 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:05 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:46 PM EDT     1.60 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:08 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:16 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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