Sunday, May28, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Chester, VT

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:12AMSunset 8:20PM Sunday May 28, 2017 12:29 PM EDT (16:29 UTC) Moonrise 8:15AMMoonset 11:20PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chester, VT
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Area Discussion for - Albany, NY
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1041 am edt Sun may 28 2017

The holiday weekend is well underway as today will feature a mix
of clouds and sunshine. Temperatures will be milder, however,
there is a slight chance of a shower later this afternoon. The
chance for showers and some thunderstorms increase tonight
through Monday morning as a strong disturbances crosses the
region. Conditions improve a bit later Monday afternoon and
evening. Several quick moving systems will keep precipitation
chances in the forecast through mid-week with temperatures near

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Mid level deck of clouds remains over most of the southern
portion of the area with high level clouds streaming overhead.

Have kept this mostly cloudy for the day with mostly cloudy
conditions spreading northward late in the day and early this
evening. Hrrr continues to indicates isolated convection today,
have adjusted pops to limited slight chances to mainly the
higher terrain for this afternoon. Otherwise tweaked
temperatures and dew points.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Monday
As seen in the experimental goes-16 imagery, moisture transport
continues to advect northward across the ohio valley into the
central great lakes region. This moisture entrainment ahead of a
short wave racing across the dakotas and into the upper
mississippi river valley will aid in the development of showers
and thunderstorms upstream this evening. Model consensus
suggests this will evolve into a complex of showers and embedded
thunderstorms as low level jet magnitudes increase to at or
above 40kts overnight along and ahead of this impending complex.

Timing and placement points toward our western areas arriving
by 06z Monday then across the heart of the CWA around 12-18z
Monday. We will raise pops at or above categorical thresholds
per coordination with neighboring forecast offices. Overnight
lows will be milder with mainly 50s and highs on memorial day
rather cool with mainly 60s and upper 50s for the higher
terrain. The complex of showers storms are expected to track
east of the region by mid afternoon, however, ample moisture
lingers along with mid level jet core arriving for the continued
threat for additional convection.

Long term Monday night through Saturday
Much of the extended period will be dominated by a longwave trough
in place over the northeastern united states, as a slow moving
closed off upper level low moves from the upper great lakes towards
eastern canada through the week.

In the wake of the warm air advection isentropic lift from Monday,
there looks to be a general lull in the precip for Monday night,
with just a few lingering rain showers, mainly for northern and
eastern areas. Have generally gone with slight to low chc pops for
Monday night, although it should remain fairly cloudy thanks to
plenty of lingering low level moisture with lows in the 50s.

Ahead of the approaching upper level, broad southwest flow will be
in place in the low to mid levels on Tuesday. A strong jet streak
of around 125 kts at 250 hpa will be approaching the area on
Tuesday, afternoon as some upper level energy slides around the base
of the upper level trough. 0-6 km bulk shear looks impressive, with
around 50+ knots of shear expected over the region. Instability may
be limited due to plenty of clouds around, but any breaks of Sun may
allow for up to 1000 j kg of cape. Although dewpoints will only be
in the 50s, considering the strong upper level forcing nearby, we
will need to monitor for the potential for some strong to severe
thunderstorms on Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening. Spc
currently has the region in a "marginal" outlook for severe
thunderstorms at this time in their day 3 outlook. With a few
breaks of sun, highs should reach into the 70s for valley areas.

Although the best jet dynamics shift away from the area, some
additional rain showers will be possible on both Wednesday and
Thursday, mainly during the time of best diurnal heating, as the
somewhat cooler temps aloft combine with daytime heating and the
cyclonic flow in place to allow for instability-based showers. Temps
will generally be in the low to mid 70s for highs on Wednesday, with
mainly upper 60s to low 70s for Thursday. Sky cover looks to vary
between partly to mostly cloudy.

The flow aloft should briefly flatten out on Thursday night into
early Friday as the original upper level low weakens, however,
another closed off low will rotating out of central canada through
the broad longwave trough towards the great lakes for the weekend.

While late Thursday night into Friday morning looks mainly dry, some
additional showers will return for Friday afternoon into the
weekend. Temperatures will be near to slightly below seasonal

Aviation 15z Sunday through Thursday
Mid level deck of clouds remains over most of the southern
portion of the area impacting kpou, kpsf and kalb TAF sites
with high level clouds streaming overhead. ExpectingVFR
conditions through this evening. Hrrr continues to indicates
isolated convection today which should be limited mainly the
higher terrain this afternoon; too limited to mention in any

Chances for showers increase from west to east overnight with
MVFR conditions expected to develop. There are some chances for
thunderstorms however not great enough to include in any tafs.

Southerly flow develops; around 5-10 kt.


Monday night: low operational impact. Slight chance of shra.

Tuesday: high operational impact. Likely shra... Tsra.

Tuesday night: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra.

Wednesday: moderate operational impact. Chance of shra.

Wednesday night: low operational impact. Slight chance of shra.

Thursday: low operational impact. Slight chance of shra.

Fire weather
Seasonably mild temps today with rh values mainly bottoming out
in the 50s with light to moderate southeasterly winds. Isolated
showers are possible this afternoon. An approaching system will
bring rainfall to the region tonight into memorial day, along
with cooler temperatures. Showers and thunderstorms will be
likely again on Tuesday with seasonable temperatures.

Isolated showers are possible later today but chances for more
widespread rainfall arrives tonight. An approaching system will
bring showers and a few thunderstorms tonight into memorial
day, with total QPF ranging from 0.25-0.75" expected. Additional
periods of showers and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday and
Wednesday, with basin average QPF likely remaining less than an
additional half inch.

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.

The ASOS at the floyd bennett memorial airport in glens falls,
ny and pittsfield airport, ma continue to experience outages
with hourly metars occasionally missing. This will continue
until communications are fully restored.

Aly watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ny... None.

Ma... None.

Vt... None.

Synopsis... Bgm
near term... Iaa bgm
short term... Bgm
long term... Frugis
aviation... Iaa frugis bgm
fire weather... Bgm thompson
hydrology... Bgm thompson

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 96 mi104 min E 5.1 62°F 1015 hPa55°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Springfield, Hartness State Springfield Airport, VT8 mi35 minVar 310.00 miA Few Clouds72°F48°F44%1013.3 hPa

Wind History from VSF (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN45W4Calm3SW3E3NE4CalmE4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNE4E3CalmCalmS4SE33
1 day agoCalmE433NW13
2 days agoE5E5E7E4NE5NE8E6NE8NE4NE7NE3NE4N3S3NW4W3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Troy, Hudson River, New York
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Click for MapNote: Values for the Hudson River above the George Washington bridge are based upon averages for the six months May to October

Sun -- 02:00 AM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:45 AM EDT     6.23 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:21 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:44 PM EDT     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:20 PM EDT     4.98 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:22 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Albany, New York
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Sun -- 01:50 AM EDT     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:37 AM EDT     6.07 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:22 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:34 PM EDT     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:12 PM EDT     4.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:22 PM EDT     Moonset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Albany, NY (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Burlington, VT
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