Friday, October19, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Saco, ME

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 5:52PM Friday October 19, 2018 9:17 AM EDT (13:17 UTC) Moonrise 3:54PMMoonset 1:31AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 706 Am Edt Fri Oct 19 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sat..SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
ANZ100 706 Am Edt Fri Oct 19 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A weak warm front will cross southern quebec today as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will approach from the west tonight and will cross the region on Saturday. A strong northwest flow will set up over the region behind the front Saturday night and Sunday. High pressure will build in from the west Sunday night and will shift offshore Monday. Lows pressure will move in from the west Monday night and will move east through the region on Tuesday. High pressure will gradually build in from the west Wednesday through the end of the week. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Saco, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
712 am edt Fri oct 19 2018

Synopsis
A weak warm front will cross southern quebec today as high
pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will approach from the
west tonight and will cross the region on Saturday. A strong
northwest flow will set up over the region behind the front
Saturday night and Sunday. High pressure will build in from the
west Sunday night and will shift offshore Monday. Low pressure
will move in from the west Monday night and will move east
through the region on Tuesday. High pressure will gradually
build in from the west Wednesday through the end of the week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
700 am update...

mid level cloud deck associated with a weak warm front continues
to errode on the southwest side with clearing edging into
southwest maine. Still expect this cloud cover to lift to the
northeast through late morning with most of the area seeing
mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Have tweaked area temps tds
and adjusted rh and apprnt temp grids based on current obs. No
major changes to current forecast attm.

Prev disc... A weak warm front moving through southern quebec
is spilling mid level clouds into central and northern new
hampshire and western maine early this morning. Only some light
returns showing up on radar over far northern zones but precip
not reaching the ground. Have generally left out pops in
northern zones for today as best dynamics stay north of the
border.

Expect clouds to gradually lift off to the north and east
through the morning hours and most of the forecast area should
see mostly sunny skies by afternoon. Return flow around high
pressure sitting offshore will bring more seasonable
temperatures back into the region this afternoon. Looking for
highs to reach the mid 40s to mid 50s north and mid 50s to lower
60s in the south.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Saturday
Cold front front approaching from the west will bring variable
clouds to the region overnight and a chance of showers after
midnight in far northwest zones. Low temperatures will bottom
out in the lower to mid 40s.

Cold front will push east through the region Saturday morning
and early Saturday afternoon. Can't rule out a shower in any one
place but best chances will be in the mountains and northwest
zones. Expect only light and spotty QPF with this system.

Downsloping westerlys behind the front will bring partial
clearing downwind of the mountains in the afternoon. Highs will
range through the 50s north and lower to mid 60s in the south.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
A few showers are possible early in the extended in upslope
flow late Saturday night into Sunday as a trough moves offshore
and high pressure rolls through the area. Lows will drop into
the 20s and 30s, with highs Sunday reaching the 30s and low 40s
north to upper 40s low 50s south. This will be a brisk day with
gusty NW winds developing. Sunday night will be the coldest
night of the season so far with temperatures dropping swiftly
into the 20s areawide with warmer readings near the coast.

High pressure moves offshore allowing for SW winds and warmer
temperatures to return by late Monday. We remain in fast moving
flow with another frontal fracture lifting across the area
Monday night into Tuesday. This will trigger widespread showers
with snow in the mountains, possibly a rain snow mix over the
foothills, and rain farther south. Tuesday will be the warmest
day of the extended period as we linger in the warm sector.

Additional upslope snow showers will accumulate Wednesday and
Thursday for the higher terrain. High pressure nudges in from
the west for the end of the week.

Aviation 11z Friday through Tuesday
Short term...VFR today through tonight.VFR Saturday with areas
of MVFR ceilings associated with fropa.

Long term... Upslope showers in the mountains will bring some
tempo MVFR along with it for hie Sunday.VFR elsewhere.VFR for
Monday as well before MVFR becomes more common in thickening
lowering clouds and -shra -shsn depending on the location.

Marine
Short term...

continuing scas for southwesterly winds today.

Long term... Outer waters may be borderline SCA as far as seas
through early Monday morning. Winds pick up in NW flow Sunday,
pushing scas to borderline gales Sunday night.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for mez023-024.

Nh... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for nhz010-013-014.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for
anz150>152-154.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 12 mi77 min SW 6 36°F 26°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 13 mi29 min W 7 G 12 39°F 52°F1022 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 16 mi29 min 40°F 54°F1021.2 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 17 mi27 min WSW 16 G 19 42°F 54°F2 ft1021 hPa (+0.0)33°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 22 mi73 min WSW 18 G 19 42°F 55°F2 ft1022 hPa
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 36 mi92 min SSW 1.9 30°F 28°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 37 mi77 min WSW 19 G 21 41°F 1022.2 hPa (-0.5)32°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME14 mi26 minWSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds39°F28°F65%1021.7 hPa
Sanford, Sanford Regional Airport, ME15 mi21 minWSW 910.00 miFair38°F28°F68%1022.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Old Orchard Beach
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Fri -- 01:31 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 01:43 AM EDT     1.22 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:06 AM EDT     7.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:01 PM EDT     1.72 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:18 PM EDT     8.45 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Wood Island Harbor, Maine
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Wood Island Harbor
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Fri -- 01:31 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 01:45 AM EDT     1.21 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:08 AM EDT     7.89 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:03 PM EDT     1.70 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Fri -- 08:20 PM EDT     8.36 feet High Tide
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