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Marine Weather and Tides
Falmouth Foreside, ME

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Sunrise 6:22AMSunset 5:25PM Saturday February 24, 2018 3:07 AM EST (08:07 UTC) Moonrise 12:39PMMoonset 2:47AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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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ANZ153 Casco Bay- 227 Am Est Sat Feb 24 2018
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw this afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow after midnight.
Sun..E winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely in the morning. Rain.
Sun night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the evening.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
ANZ100 227 Am Est Sat Feb 24 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A cold front will drop in through the region today with high pressure to follow. Low pressure will intensify and move over the western great lakes on Sunday morning sending complex frontal systems to the eastern seaboard. At the same time, a secondary area of low pressure will form over long island new york Sunday afternoon. This system will cross through the gulf of maine Sunday night. High pressure will then slowly build towards the mid atlantic coast Monday and Tuesday. A weak front will move cross the waters Wednesday. A storm will then likely form over the coastal waters south of new england late in the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Falmouth Foreside, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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246 am est Sat feb 24 2018

Synopsis
A cold front moves through the region allowing clearing skies
expected in its wake this morning. Temperatures will be mild
today reaching the 40s and 50s. The next storm system will
bring more widespread precipitation on Sunday, with mainly snow
or sleet being the dominant precipitation type. There is also a
chance for some freezing rain or rain mainly over southern and
coastal areas. Fair weather returns for the first half of the week
as a ridge of high pressure slowly builds over the region.

Another complex weather system affect the region Thursday and or
Friday.

Near term through today
A cold front will move rapidly across the region this morning
with downsloping northwest winds developing behind the front as
high pres builds east and north of the area. This will allow
gradual clearing this morning with models indicating mostly
sunny skies all areas by late morning. Temps will be mild with
highs in the 40s to near 50 over central and southern areas
while in the mountains 30s can be expected.

Short term tonight through 6 pm Sunday
Tonight the center of high pressure builds north of the area in
the maritimes and this will allow a low level cold air drainage
wind to develop. This CAA combining with clear skies the first
half of the night will allow temps to radiate into the teens
and 20s.

Models agree on moving another short wave rapidly northeast
through the region on Sunday. This will mean another widespread
waa overrunning pattern to develop with several inches of snow
expected during the day with lowest amounts along the coast as
some low level warm air works into the low levels as the
southeast onshore flow develops and tries to move inland. Models
hinting this to be another classic cold air damming situation
with placement of high pres to the north locking in the cold air
for most if not all of the event. Fairly high confidence of a
3-6 inch snowfall across much of the area Sunday with possibly
lower amounts to be along the coast and southern areas. Mid
level temps are forecast by models to be plenty cold enough for
most of the event to be snow although it may end as a light mix
toward the end of the day.

Due to this occurring during Sunday (our third period), we will
be holding off on any headlines at this time, but it appears a
winter weather weather advisory may be needed for Sunday for
much of the area.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
*** weather pattern may become active as we move into march as a
storm potentially may form south of the region late next week ***
any leftover mixed precipitation will end Sunday evening as a
weak area of low pressure exits through the gulf of maine. This
will set the stage for high pressure from the ohio valley gradually
building towards the mid atlantic seaboard on Monday and
Tuesday. This will bring dry conditions to the region. Also,
with the source of this airmass from the northern ohio valley,
surface temperatures are not expected to be chilly despite the
cold air advection. In fact, expect above normal temperatures
during the period with downslope conditions and mostly sunny
skies downwind of the mountains.

A weak and fast moving disturbance will cross the northern tier
of new england on Wednesday, bringing a weak cold front through
the region during the day. Slightly cooler air will build in
behind the front as high pressure briefly builds into maine and
new hampshire from eastern canada.

Potential storm south of our region late in the week:
thereafter, models diverge somewhat as to the track of an
intense area of low pressure late in the week. Consensus is the
path of this system will be along or just south of the southern
new england coastline as it intensifies into a full fledged
storm. Strong northeasterly winds are possible along with heavy
precipitation over southwest maine and southern new hampshire.

Coastal flooding will need to be monitored if we have a
persistent period of gale force winds along the coast due to a
building storm surge. Additionally, we will be at the peak of
our astronomical tide cycle late in the week.

Aviation 07z Saturday through Wednesday
Short term... Areas of MVFR ifr conditions improving toVFR by
12z.VFR conditions today into tonight. Conditions lowering to
ifr lifr in developing snow and mixed precipitation.

Long term...VFR conditions expected Monday and Tuesday. A weak
cold front will cross the region Wednesday, possibly briefly
bringing MVFR conditions.

Marine
Short term... Winds will become northwest and remain below sca
levels through today. Tonight the center of high pressure
becomes centered over the maritimes allowing an east flow to
develop and increase to SCA conditions over the outer waters
later tonight. Winds will become southeast and continue to
increase allowing seas to build Sunday so SCA conditions will
continue.

Long term... Scas likely Monday, mainly due to seas, then winds
and seas expected to be below SCA criteria Tuesday and
Wednesday. Gale force winds remain possible late in the week as
a storm forms near long island new york.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 1 am to 7 pm est Sunday for anz150-
152-154.

Ram jc


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 5 mi50 min 36°F 38°F1014.2 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 14 mi78 min SW 16 G 19 38°F 40°F4 ft1014.6 hPa (-4.4)36°F
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 33 mi68 min SW 4.1 36°F 35°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 34 mi50 min W 5.1 G 7 36°F 40°F1015.4 hPa
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 39 mi124 min SW 14 G 16 37°F 40°F3 ft
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 44 mi124 min SW 16 G 18 38°F 4 ft1014.4 hPa

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME8 mi77 minSSW 710.00 miOvercast35°F34°F96%1014.9 hPa
Auburn-Lewiston, ME23 mi72 minS 310.00 miOvercast34°F32°F92%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Falmouth Foreside, Maine
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Falmouth Foreside
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Sat -- 01:47 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 05:02 AM EST     9.66 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:25 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:31 AM EST     0.14 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:39 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:22 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:47 PM EST     8.51 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:48 PM EST     0.69 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.53.15.37.59.19.79.27.85.83.41.40.30.31.22.9578.28.57.96.44.42.41

Tide / Current Tables for Chebeague Point, Great Chebeague Island, Maine
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Chebeague Point
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Sat -- 01:46 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:57 AM EST     9.56 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:25 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:22 AM EST     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:39 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:22 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:42 PM EST     8.43 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:39 PM EST     0.66 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (3,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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