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Newburyport, MA

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Sunrise 5:14AMSunset 8:05PM Monday May 20, 2019 10:24 AM EDT (14:24 UTC) Moonrise 10:03PMMoonset 6:42AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 717 Am Edt Mon May 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday morning...
Today..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers. Isolated tstms. Areas of fog this morning. Some tstms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less this morning.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..SE winds around 5 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers. 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 717 Am Edt Mon May 20 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Low pres will track across quebec today and drag a cold front across the waters tonight. Low pres will continue to intensify Tue as it moves east into the canadian maritimes...bringing a period of 30 to 35 northwest wind gusts to the near shore waters. High pres then builds in from the west on Wed before moving east of the waters Thu. Low pres then may track across the waters late Thu into early Fri. 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 Newburyport, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
710 am edt Mon may 20 2019

Synopsis
A warm summerlike afternoon is in store for the region ahead of a
strong cold front. As this cold front approaches a few strong to
severe thunderstorms are possible between 2 and 9 pm this evening,
before much drier and cooler air works into the region overnight.

This will be followed by dry, windy and more seasonable weather
Tuesday. Dry weather continues Wednesday into Thursday with
less wind, then a period of showers will likely impact the
region sometime late Thursday into early Friday. Summer like
warmth may return by the end of next weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
* a few strong-severe thunderstorms possible near and northwest of
the boston to providence corridor between 2 and 9 pm this evening
7 am update...

showers were lifting NE from eastern ny. A few of these showers
will impact western and northern ma through mid morning,
otherwise clouds should give way to partly sunny skies. Along
the immediate south coast and especially the islands, areas of
stratus and fog will be slower to burn off.

Temps in the 80s and dewpoints in the 60s away from the south
coast will contribute to capes approaching 2000 j kg. No
changes to current severe weather threat. Timing looks like 3
to 9 pm.

Previous discussion...

a rather active night into very early this morning as a modest
southwest low level jet of 35 to 45 knots coupled with mucapes
of 500 to 1000 j kg, resulted in numerous showers along with
embedded thunderstorms. Localized brief heavy rainfall has also
been common with the activity.

This activity was beginning to diminish in intensity areal coverage
and should come to an end by mid to late morning. This a result of
the core of the low level jet shifting offshore coupled with
somewhat drier mid level air working into the region. Expect partial
sunshine to develop and result in summerlike warmth and humidity.

850t near +16c and southwest flow should allow high temperatures to
reach the middle to upper 80s. Dewpoints in the 60s should also
result in a rather humid day, something that we have not seen so far
this year. It will be cooler southeast of the boston to providence
corridor given the marine influence on gusty southwest winds.

Overall, expect mainly dry weather to prevail later this morning
into the early afternoon. Given the expected temperature and
dewpoints, we should see 1500 to 2000 j kg of cape. Decent jet
dynamics of 40 to 50 knots ahead of a pre-frontal trough along with
steep low level lapse rates are favorable for a few strong to severe
thunderstorms. The main area of concern is near and northwest of
the boston to providence corridor with the highest risk across
interior ma and ct. The timeline looks to be roughly between 2 and
9 pm this evening.

As we often see in our region, there are also some limiting factors
for severe weather. The biggest issue is that it is possible we see
too much mid level dry air overwhelm the updrafts. Some of the
guidance hints at this such as the href NAM indicating that the
strongest 2-5km updraft helicity will be to our north. If this
occurs, we may end up with just scattered showers and a few low
topped thunderstorms. However... Other high resolution guidance such
as the hrrr indicate that the instability and shear will be enough
to generate a few strong to severe thunderstorms right onto the i-95
corridor.

So in a nutshell, there is uncertainty but a risk for a few strong
to severe thunderstorms exists later today. This does not look like
a widespread outbreak, but the potential for localized damaging wind
gusts large hail exists. There is still a low threat for a
tornado... If any localized backing occurs given ample 0-3 km cape.

Lastly... Heavy rainfall may result in brief nuisance street flooding
and impact the evening rush hour.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Tuesday
Tonight...

the threat for a few strong to severe thunderstorms will come to an
end by mid evening as instability diminishes. Otherwise, much drier
air will work into the region behind a cold front late tonight. Low
temperatures should drop into the upper 40s to the middle 50s by
daybreak Tuesday and it will become a bit breezy.

Long term Tuesday through Sunday
Highlights...

* dry and windy Tue with more seasonable temps
* continued dry weather Wed into Thu with less wind
* a period of showers possible late Thu into early fri
* summer like warmth may return next Sunday
overview...

closed mid level low moving SE across maine Tue then lifting NE into
the maritimes Wed will lower heights across sne with NW flow aloft
bringing temps back to near seasonable normals. Anomalous
subtropical ridge builds across SE CONUS through the end of the week
and into the weekend bringing major heat to SE us. Sne will be on
northern periphery of the ridge and vulnerable to shortwave passages
given nearby polar jet. A fairly robust shortwave riding over the
ridge into new eng Thu night Fri will amplify trough to the east
and keep heat suppressed to the south, and also bring increased risk
of showers. Northern periphery of the SE CONUS ridge builds back
into new eng next weekend with another weak shortwave approaching.

Warmer temps return by Sunday.

Tuesday...

mid level low slides SE across maine with cooler and blustery nw
flow across sne. Cold pool aloft with -20c 500 mb temps remains well
to the north across northern new eng where best chance for a few
showers. It should be a dry day with a mix of Sun and clouds as
diurnal CU develops. Gusty NW winds expected during the afternoon
given decent cold advection and well mixed boundary layer. Soundings
support gusts 30-40 mph mid late afternoon. Near seasonable temps 65-
70, except cooler higher terrain.

Wednesday into Thursday...

high pres builds into the region resulting in less wind and temps
remaining near or slightly below normal. Lots of sunshine Wed then
increasing clouds Thu as mid level shortwave approaches from the nw
with warm advection developing. It should remain dry thu, but if
shortwave is faster than models indicate, a few showers could spill
into the region in the afternoon.

Thursday night into Friday...

fairly robust shortwave dives SE across new eng with attending
frontal wave moving across the region. This will lead to increasing
risk of showers Thu night which may linger into Fri morning, then
improving conditions as shortwave exits. Cooler Fri with easterly
flow bringing below normal temps. May end up cooler than forecast
with potential for 50s in eastern new eng.

Saturday into Sunday...

looks mainly dry Sat with seasonably mild temps as sfc ridge in
control. Another shortwave and approaching cold front may bring some
showers Sat night into Sun but this is low confidence. It does
appear that considerably warmer temps will return Sun with SW flow.

Temps should reach well into 70s with some 80s possible in the
interior.

Aviation 11z Monday through Friday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through tonight ...

today and tonight... Moderate to high confidence. Ifr lifr
stratus and fog along the south coast will gradually improve to
vfr this morning but the stratus and fog will likely persist
over the islands. Southwest wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots
expected later this morning and afternoon.

The threat for a few strong to severe thunderstorms is roughly
between 2 and 9 pm, near and especially northwest of the boston to
providence corridor. Areal coverage and intensity remains somewhat
uncertain, but something will have to watch closely and will result
in localized briefly lower conditions. Outside of that activity,
lower CIGS vsbys along the south coast in low clouds and fog should
improve overnight as winds shift to the northwest bringing drier air
into the region.

Kbos terminal... Moderate to high confidence in taf. The main risk
for a strong thunderstorm will be between 21z and 01z.

Kbdl terminal... Moderate to high confidence in taf. The main risk
for a strong thunderstorm will be between 20z and 23z.

Outlook Tuesday through Friday ...

Tuesday:VFR. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt.

Tuesday night through Wednesday:VFR. Breezy.

Wednesday night:VFR.

Thursday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance shra.

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

Chance shra, isolated tsra.

Friday: mainly MVFR, with areasVFR possible. Breezy. Slight
chance shra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through tonight ...

today... High confidence. Good mixing over the land should generate
near shore southwest small craft wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots today.

Long southwest fetch will also result in 3 to 6 foot seas. Small
craft headlines are posted for all waters. Lastly, areas of fog
will be locally dense especially this morning.

Tonight... High confidence. A few strong thunderstorms may impact
some of our waters adjacent to the eastern ma coast early this
evening. Otherwise... Winds shift to the northwest later tonight
with renewed 20 to 25 knot wind gusts developing by daybreak. Fog
during the evening across our southern waters should improve
overnight as drier air works into the region.

Outlook Tuesday through Friday ...

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

Tuesday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 30 kt. Seas up to 5 ft.

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

Wednesday night through Thursday: winds less than 25 kt.

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas
approaching 5 ft. Chance of rain showers.

Friday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Tuesday for anz230>236-250-
251-254>256.

Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Tuesday for anz237.

Synopsis... Kjc frank
near term... Kjc frank
short term... Frank
long term... Kjc
aviation... Kjc frank
marine... Kjc frank


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 17 mi99 min W 1.9 68°F 1009 hPa65°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 17 mi84 min SSW 16 G 17 65°F 1007.5 hPa (+0.8)63°F
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 33 mi42 min 69°F 1008.9 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 34 mi34 min Calm G 1.9 59°F 52°F2 ft1008.6 hPa (+0.5)59°F
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 37 mi46 min 49°F4 ft
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 40 mi84 min Calm 57°F 57°F

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lawrence Municipal Airport, MA14 mi30 minSSW 11 G 1610.00 miA Few Clouds71°F64°F79%1008.5 hPa
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA16 mi31 minSW 910.00 miFair70°F63°F79%1007.7 hPa
Pease Air Force Base / Portsmouth, NH20 mi88 minSW 610.00 miOvercast69°F66°F90%1007.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport, Merrimack River, Massachusetts
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Newburyport
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Mon -- 01:10 AM EDT     9.25 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:05 AM EDT     -1.07 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:45 PM EDT     8.09 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:18 PM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:02 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport (Merrimack River), Massachusetts Current
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Mon -- 01:40 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:31 AM EDT     -1.56 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:06 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:43 AM EDT     1.90 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 02:08 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:47 PM EDT     -1.36 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 08:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:20 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:02 PM EDT     Moonrise
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