Thursday, July20, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Watervliet, NY

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Sunrise 5:34AMSunset 8:28PM Thursday July 20, 2017 6:43 PM EDT (22:43 UTC) Moonrise 2:48AMMoonset 5:44PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Watervliet, NY
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Area Discussion for - Albany, NY
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Fxus61 kaly 202046
area forecast discussion
national weather service albany ny
446 pm edt Thu jul 20 2017

Showers and thunderstorms will move across portions of the area
this evening, especially south and east of albany. Then high
pressure will build eastward from the great lakes Friday into
Saturday with dry conditions and slightly above normal
temperatures. The next chance of rain arrives Saturday night
into Sunday, as a frontal boundary approaches from the west.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
As of 400 pm edt... Watching a cluster of strong to severe
thunderstorms moving southeast across the south-central tier of
ny and NE pa at this hour. Northward extension of this
convection has deteriorated to light stratiform showers across
central ny into the mohawk valley and southern adirondacks.

Isolated storms are also initiating along outflow boundaries
across the berkshires. Based on latest radar observational
trends and hi-res cams, the main threat for any severe storms
looks to be across ulster dutchess litchfield counties and
primarily across the southern half of these counties. Main
threat damaging winds due to strong wind field aloft and
expected relatively fast storm motions. From SPC mesoanalysis,
moderately unstable environment in place with around 1000-2000
j kg noted from around albany southward with 0-6 km bulk shear
increasing to 40-50 kt. Best chance for severe storms will be
between around 6 to 8 pm.

Farther north across much of the rest of the area there could
be a brief shower or thunderstorm, but likely not severe.

Showers and storms should quickly move east of our area by later
this evening, as the upper level short wave quickly tracks
eastward into new england. Dry conditions expected overnight,
with some patchy fog developing, especially for areas that see
rainfall during the evening and any substantial clearing
overnight. Low temps will mainly be in the lower to mid 60s,
with some upper 50s in the adirondacks and southern green

Short term 6 am Friday morning through Saturday night
Tranquil, but warm conditions expected Friday as a ridge of
surface high pressure extends east from the great lakes.

Westerly flow will lead to continued above normal temperatures
in the 85-90 range for valley locations, although humidity
levels should be lower than Thursday and a persistent 10-15 mph
breeze will be make it feel more comfortable. High pressure will
move overhead Friday night with continued dry conditions and
seasonable temperatures.

Models have come into somewhat better agreement, especially
indicating dry conditions persisting through Saturday, delaying
the approach of a frontal boundary from the great lakes and ohio
valley region. Even the previously faster NAM has delayed onset
of showers until just after dark Saturday. So, it appears we
will have two consecutive dry days Friday and Saturday. Will
mention warmer temperatures for Saturday as well compared to
previous forecasts due to delayed onset of showers and more
sunshine during the first half of the day.

Chances for showers will increase Saturday night, as the
boundary approaches from the west. However, models differ with
the placement of this feature, which will have implications for
where more persistent showers eventually set up. Will mention
chance pops for now across the entire area, with time to fine-
tune as guidance comes into better focus with the position of
the boundary over the next day or so.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
An unsettled pattern is expected for the long term with many
uncertainties in play.

We start off with a 1010mb canadian high situation over the
northeast and a system in the southern great lakes advancing
eastward. Each model suite for the past few days has
consistently shown its associated warm front edging close to the
southern tier of our CWA in the Saturday night - Sunday time
frame. However, the main forecast challenge here is just how far
north its thermal gradient extends which will impact two
things... Which of our areas receives precipitation and how much.

To matters even more challenging, guidance continues to
indicate a weak shortwave riding along the stalled boundary
during this time, bringing the potential for a period of rain to
those areas near the boundary. At this time, most of the
guidance continues to show the warm front stalling near long
island nyc coastal ct meaning our far southern tier counties
have the highest probabilities of receiving precipitation. Thus,
have reflected that in the latest update giving high chance
pops to ulster dutchess litchfield counties. It is important to
note that in these situations, if the front stalls a few miles
north or south of where guidance indicates, that can have large
impacts on which area see precip and how much.

After the weak shortwave exits sometime Sunday, we could see a
dry break before our attention turns to a stronger positively
trough over the great lakes which is expected to swing into the
northeast for Sunday night Monday. This system looks to bring an
increasing threat for precipitation during the Sunday
night Monday period with the previously discussed warm front
still south of our cwa. Given that our 1010mb high should still
be wedged over new england eastern ny, the precip associated
with the incoming system may struggle to reach our CWA initially
thanks to mid level dry air and subsidence. Eventually, as the
trough becomes neutrally tilted and enters the northeast, more
widespread precipitation is expected from west to east but again
uncertain on exactly when precip begins during the Sunday
night Monday period.

Unsettled conditions linger into Tuesday as the neutrally
titled trough is slow to exit with continued threat for showers.

For now, left chance pops for the entire cwa. Guidance suggests
that the system cuts off at 700mb with a trowal developing as
the system gradually moves through ny and western new england.

There is an associated cool pool aloft so included slight chance
thunder as well for Tuesday. Temperature wise, we should end up
below normal with highs only in the 70s. Could see the
adirondacks struggling to rise out of the 60s and have reflected
that in the newest update.

Once the low exits tues night wed, heights rise and we should
see high pressure lead to drier and slightly warmer weather mid
- week. Another shortwave arrives for the end of the extended
and have increased to slight chance pops for Thursday Friday.

Aviation 21z Thursday through Tuesday
The thunderstorms moving across western new york into central
new york are expected to impact kpou late in the day as they
head southeastward. Have a tempo group for the time frame they
are expected. Only have vcsh mentioned at kalb and kpsf. MVFR
conditions are expected with the storms with brief ifr possible.

Otherwise looking atVFR conditions through this evening with
MVFR conditions expected to develop as fog forms overnight. Any
fog will burn off after sunrise withVFR conditions then

Generally westerly winds will diminish this evening becoming
light to calm for the overnight. A westerly flow will develop
Friday morning and is expected to become gusty at kgfl, kalb and
kpsf by late morning with gusts into the teens.


Friday night: no operational impact. No sig wx.

Saturday: no operational impact. No sig wx.

Saturday night: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra.

Sunday: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra... Tsra.

Sunday night: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra... Tsra.

Monday: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra... Tsra.

Monday night: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra.

Tuesday: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra... Tsra.

Fire weather
Showers and thunderstorms will move across portions of the area
this evening, especially south and east of albany. Then high
pressure will build eastward from the great lakes Friday into
Saturday with dry conditions and slightly above normal
temperatures. The next chance of rain arrives Saturday night
into Sunday, as a frontal boundary approaches from the west.

Relative humidity values will increase to around 90 to 100
percent tonight, dropping to minimum values of 40 to 55 percent
on Friday. Rh will increase to between 90 and 100 percent again
Friday night.

Winds tonight will be westerly around 5 mph or less. Winds on
Friday will become west-northwest and increase to 10 to 15 mph.

Westerly winds will continue Friday night around 5 to 10 mph.

Some showers and thunderstorms will move across parts of the
area this evening, especially south of albany, as an upper level
disturbance moves through the region. Storms are expected to
move relatively quickly, so no flooding is anticipated at this
time, although brief downpours could result in ponding of water
on roads and poor drainage locations.

Dry weather will return Friday through Saturday with high
pressure building in. Then, another bout of wet weather with
additional showers and few thunderstorms expected from Sunday
through early next week.

For details on specific area rivers and lakes, including
observed and forecast river stages and lake elevations, please
visit the advanced hydrologic prediction service AHPS graphs
on our website.

Aly watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ny... None.

Ma... None.

Vt... None.

Synopsis... Jpv
near term... Jpv
short term... Jpv
long term... Speciale
aviation... Iaa
fire weather... Jpv
hydrology... Jpv

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ANMN6 - Hudson River Reserve, NY 51 mi73 min 86°F 1011 hPa74°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Albany International Airport, NY6 mi52 minW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F60°F52%1010.8 hPa
Schenectady Airport, NY15 mi58 minWSW 515.00 miOvercast79°F62°F58%0 hPa

Wind History from ALB (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW9W8W4CalmS3CalmSW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmS6SE4CalmCalmW6W3N7N8NW11W8W7
1 day agoN3NE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmW5N10NW7W12
2 days ago6NW10SE4S4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmN4CalmN3CalmNE3NE3CalmCalmNW3CalmN3NE3Calm

Tide / Current Tables for Troy, Hudson River, New York
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Thu -- 02:47 AM EDT     5.43 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:48 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:44 AM EDT     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:15 PM EDT     4.24 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:43 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:51 PM EDT     -0.46 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Albany, New York
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Thu -- 02:38 AM EDT     5.27 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:49 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:34 AM EDT     -0.46 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:07 PM EDT     4.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:43 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:41 PM EDT     -0.63 feet Low Tide
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