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Marine Weather and Tides
Kennebunk, ME

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Sunrise 5:04AMSunset 8:14PM Saturday May 27, 2017 7:51 AM EDT (11:51 UTC) Moonrise 7:05AMMoonset 10:14PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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ANZ154 Coastal Waters From Cape Elizabeth, Me To Merrimack River, Ma Out 25 Nm- 718 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Today..N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely...mainly in the afternoon.
Mon night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed night..W winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
ANZ100 718 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Saturday will be quiet across the waters...with mainly leftover swell from the departing low pressure. A weak ridge of high pressure will build in Sunday. A warm front will push through the waters late in the day...followed by a cold front Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kennebunk, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service gray me
722 am edt Sat may 27 2017

Synopsis
Weak high pressure will build over the area today and will
shift offshore on Sunday... Allowing us a window of dry weather.

The next system over the eastern great lakes will lift north
into quebec Sunday night and will drag a front toward the region
on Monday with rain showers. That front will slowly cross the
area late Monday night and Tuesday with unsettled weather.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Update... Minor changes based on latest observational trends.

Previous discussion... Trapped low level moisture and weak flow
will lead to very slow clearing today. In reality it will be
more like gradual lifting of the clouds with some breaks of sun.

Mid level temps are still forecast to be on the chilly
side... Especially across the ERN half of the forecast area... So
readings in the low 60s are most likely there. Warming temps in
the W at least give us an outside shot as a 70 degree reading in
the ct valley.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Sunday
The stale air mass lingers over the area tonight into sun... With
little change expected. High pressure will try and nose into the
forecast area from the n... But never really quite makes it to
clear things out. What it will do as we head into early Sun is
make an e-w pressure gradient and develop some onshore flow.

Lingering low level moisture plus that light upslope
flow... Possibly aided by a passing S WV trof... Could lead to
some patchy drizzle across SRN nh. This should dry up and lift
as daytime heating commences sun. The exception would be the ne
forecast area... Where stalled boundary and passing S WV may
spark some showers. More well defined S WV ridging moving in
from the W and subsidence Sun will allow for less cloud cover
and warmer temps... With a good chance at some 70s inland.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
The deterministic models remain in decent agreement on the longwave
pattern through late next week. We begin the period with a weak
shortwave ridge cresting over the forecast area. This ridge is
quickly kicked offshore by Monday morning in response to a deepening
upper trough over the great lakes. The upper trough axis will
gradually shift eastward into the northeast conus... Where it will
remain for the balance of the new work week. Temperatures this
period should average below normal as troughing dominates across
new england. In the dailies... A weak ridge of high pressure will
retreat well offshore on Monday. Low pressure centered north of
the great lakes will push a slow-moving occluded front across the
region Monday and Tuesday with onshore flow and the advancing
baroclinic zone providing a damp start to the new work week.

Behind this frontal system... The unsettled weather will continue
as an upper trough remains across the northeast and a series of
weak cold fronts or surface troughs cross the area.

Aviation 11z Saturday through Wednesday
Short term... Areas of MVFR continue as low level moisture is
very slowly eroding in the wake of low pressure. There have been
some local ifr conditions at times... But I feel that today will
trend towards MVFR orVFR. Especially with some afternoon
heating... I thinkVFR CIGS will be most widespread. Tonight
across SRN nh we will have to watch for a period of ifr CIGS in
onshore flow and dz. Model forecast soundings suggest a 1 to 2
kft moist layer and weak S WV trof providing some lift.

Confidence is too low to include in the tafs for psm and mht at
this time. Conditions will improve toVFR at all terminals sun.

Long term...

mon - tue... MVFR in shra with LCL ifr in fog and drizzle.

Wed... Areas of MVFR in -shra.

Marine
Short term... Some leftover swell continues N of port clyde this
morning. SCA for hazardous seas will continue at least into the
morning before seas diminish. Otherwise weak high pressure will
be in control of the waters thru the weekend... And sca
conditions are not expected.

Long term...

mon - tue... Conditions could approach small craft outside the
bays.

Tides coastal flooding
The astronomical high tide in portland is 11.9 feet mllw at
119 am Sunday. Winds are expected to be light and seas low... But
high water conditions may require a coastal flood statement.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Legro
short term... Legro
long term... Schwibs
aviation... Legro schwibs
marine... Legro schwibs
tides coastal flooding... Legro


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 0 mi52 min NW 4.1 G 8 54°F 1009.9 hPa (+1.7)
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 1 mi52 min W 1.9 54°F 51°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 12 mi108 min W 5.8 G 7.8 50°F 48°F3 ft1009 hPa
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 23 mi67 min W 1.9 54°F 1010 hPa52°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 25 mi52 min W 8 G 8.9 51°F 1009.6 hPa (+1.9)49°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 26 mi62 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 51°F 47°F3 ft1009.5 hPa (+2.0)49°F
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 29 mi52 min 54°F 50°F1009.7 hPa (+1.9)
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 42 mi46 min 48°F4 ft

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sanford, Sanford Regional Airport, ME9 mi56 minNNW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy52°F50°F93%1011.3 hPa
Rochester - Skyhaven Airport, NH19 mi61 minVar 310.00 miMostly Cloudy52°F48°F86%1009.2 hPa
Pease Air Force Base / Portsmouth, NH21 mi54 minW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy54°F50°F88%1009.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wells, Webhannet River, Maine
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Wells
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Sat -- 12:26 AM EDT     11.31 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:48 AM EDT     -1.85 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:06 PM EDT     9.96 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:01 PM EDT     -0.58 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:14 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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11.211.19.673.80.7-1.3-1.8-0.81.44.279.1109.47.75.12.30.2-0.60.12.14.87.7

Tide / Current Tables for Portsmouth Harbor Entrance, New Hampshire Current
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Portsmouth Harbor Entrance
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Sat -- 02:13 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 05:10 AM EDT     -2.64 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:06 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:01 AM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:07 AM EDT     1.70 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 02:47 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:32 PM EDT     -2.29 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 08:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:10 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:14 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:26 PM EDT     1.88 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.40.90.2-0.9-2.1-2.6-2.4-1.9-1.2-01.21.71.51.10.6-0.2-1.4-2.2-2.2-1.8-1.2-0.211.8

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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