Sunday, December17, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Saco, ME

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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 7:08AMSunset 4:08PM Sunday December 17, 2017 8:37 AM EST (13:37 UTC) Moonrise 7:17AMMoonset 5:03PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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- 636 Am Est Sun Dec 17 2017
Today..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of snow. Rain likely in the afternoon.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less. A chance of showers and snow in the evening.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..W winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
ANZ100 636 Am Est Sun Dec 17 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. High pressure builds across the gulf of maine today and tonight. Weak low pressure crosses northern maine on Monday. A cold front moves across the waters Tuesday night and Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Saco, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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Fxus61 kgyx 171140
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
640 am est Sun dec 17 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will build across the region today. A weak
canadian clipper will move across the area Monday spreading
some areas of light snow across the region. Another canadian
clipper with an associated cold front will move through the
area Tuesday with scattered rain or snow showers. Colder weather
returns late in the week as canadian high pressure builds
southeast into the region. Another system will approach from the
west Friday and may spread precipitation across the area by late
in the day and into the weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
640 am update: clear skies across the region as high pressure
builds over the region. A very cold early morning start due to
the early morning radiational cooling. Input latest mesonet
data. Made some adjustments to be colder for temps over the
next few hours, otherwise no other changes needed.

Previous discussion:
canadian high pressure builds across the region today. Temps
will be colder with highs in the teens and 20s. Winds will be
generally light from the northwest.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Monday
Tonight high pressure moves off the coast. A weak short wave
will approach from the west and move across the region on
Monday. Clouds will be on the increase tonight and by early
Monday some areas of overunning light snow should spread from
west to east across the area. Moisture will be very limited but
maybe an inch or so of snow accumulations may occur in some
areas. Rfcqpf looks good. Used a blend of model temps suggesting
highs mainly in the 20s.

Long term Monday night through Saturday
Zonal flow will continue through Friday when flow will become
more southwesterly. Several short waves will move through the
area during the extended period of the forecast. A precipitation
event will be coming to an end late Monday into Tuesday with
residual showers in the mountains. An additional half inch or so
will fall in the mountains. Mixed precipitation will be
possible late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Cooler weather is
expected Thursday.

The next significant snowfall event occurs beginning Thursday
night into Saturday.

Aviation 12z Sunday through Thursday
Short term...VFR today through tonight. Conditions becoming
MVFR and possibly ifr in developing areas of snow Monday.

Long term... MainlyVFR conditions Monday night through Thursday
except for some MVFR conditions possible in snow showers late
Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Marine
Short term... Winds seas to remain below SCA conditions today
through Monday.

Long term... Scas will be needed Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Marine
short term... Marine
long term... Hanes


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 12 mi98 min W 2.9 11°F 6°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 13 mi50 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 13°F 41°F1023.6 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 16 mi50 min 13°F 41°F1023.9 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 17 mi48 min WNW 7.8 G 9.7 20°F 43°F1 ft1023.9 hPa (+1.2)12°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 21 mi94 min WNW 9.7 G 16 22°F 44°F1 ft1023.3 hPa
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 36 mi113 min W 5.1 14°F 1025 hPa7°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 37 mi98 min WNW 20 G 22 19°F 1023.5 hPa (+1.6)9°F

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME14 mi47 minVar 410.00 miFair5°F3°F91%1024 hPa
Sanford, Sanford Regional Airport, ME15 mi42 minN 010.00 miFair-3°F-7°F82%1024 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Biddeford, Saco River, Maine
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Biddeford
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Sun -- 04:37 AM EST     0.79 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:16 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:35 AM EST     9.76 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:03 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:06 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 05:12 PM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:09 PM EST     8.74 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7.65.83.8210.91.946.48.49.69.78.76.84.52.20.6-0.10.31.84.16.488.7

Tide / Current Tables for Wood Island Harbor, Maine
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Wood Island Harbor
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Sun -- 04:08 AM EST     0.74 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:15 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:08 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:26 AM EST     9.46 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:03 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:06 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 04:43 PM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:00 PM EST     8.45 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7531.40.71.12.54.66.88.59.49.38.163.51.40.2-0.10.82.54.76.788.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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