Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:28AM||Sunset 7:01PM||Sunday March 26, 2017 8:35 PM EDT (00:35 UTC)||Moonrise 5:54AM||Moonset 5:28PM||Illumination 0%|
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|ANZ153 Casco Bay- 555 Pm Edt Sun Mar 26 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon...
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Snow likely. A chance of rain this evening...then sleet likely after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Sleet likely with a chance of snow in the morning. Rain. Patchy fog.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain. Patchy fog.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the morning.
Tue night..E winds around 5 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Thu night..N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
|ANZ100 555 Pm Edt Sun Mar 26 2017 |
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. High pressure shifts east toward nova scotia overnight with an easterly flow developing over the waters. Low pressure will track east through southern new england and into the gulf of maine on Monday. Another low will follow a similar track Tuesday night. High pressure then builds in out of the northwest through the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Freeport, MEHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 kgyx 262216|
area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
616 pm edt Sun mar 26 2017
A warm front will approach from the southwest tonight, before a
weak wave of low pressure forms and passes through the gulf of
maine Monday. This will provide a round of mixed wintry
precipitation Sunday night into Monday. Low pressure moves north
of the region on Tuesday and drags a cold front through on
Wednesday. High pressure will build in from canada for the end
of the week.
Near term /until 6 am Monday morning/
6 pm update: a few areas of very light precipitation upstream
will continue to move northeast this evening with most, if not
all, of it drying up as it moves into the forecast area due to
a very dry air mass over the area in the lower levels. Surface
temps are running 35-42 degs ATTM based on latest mesonet data
so increased temps into this evening. Also made adjustments to
ptype into the early evening. Based on the warm boundary layer
temps and developing low level southeast flow any very light
pcpn that does reach the ground could fall as rain.
Will be watching to see how surface temps/dewpts react this
evening to the low level southeast flow becoming established.
Dewpoints already rising and temps may struggle to fall below
freezing over southern and coastal areas before they rise later
tonight. Any evaporational cooling over southern areas may not
offset the WAA due to the sely flow. It appears we may need to
drop some advisories on a later update over some areas across
southern nh and parts of coastal me.
two batches of precipitation will cross our forecast area. First
batch over western new england this afternoon will attempt this
passage the rest of this afternoon and evening. However,
extremely dry canadian air remains in place in the lower levels
of the atmosphere. Much of the echoes shown on radar will
dissipate before any precipitation reaches the ground.
Nevertheless, latest model suite projecting light precipitation
overnight in a warm air advection, cyclonic flow. With such cold
and dry air in place, this precipitation will mainly be in the
form of light sleet or snow. The most likely area to have
freezing rain accretion still appears to be southern new
Used a non-diurnal curve for the overnight lows. Temperatures
will likely drop with some light precipitation due to
evaporation cooling with the first batch. Thereafter,
temperatures warm through the night.
Short term /6 am Monday morning through Monday night/
Mixed precipitation gradually changes to rain over southern and
central areas during the day Monday with mixed precipitation
continuing in the north. A weak wave of low pressure will
likely form in the gulf of maine during the day. This will
prevent significant warming as winds become northwest for a
period of time.
Areas of mixed precipitation likely to continue over the north
Monday night. However, much of the dynamics associated with the
system will have shifted to the east of the region. Any
precipitation should be light.
Long term /Tuesday through Sunday/ |
The models remain in decent agreement on the longwave pattern
through late in the work week. Thereafter, timing and strength of
individual impulses embedded in fast flow across the northern
tier of the CONUS becomes problematic. There is a corresponding
decrease in forecaster confidence in sensible weather details
after day five. We begin the period with a digging shortwave
impulse near the southern tip of hudson bay and a weakening
impulse over the midwest. By late Wednesday... We're left with
shortwave energy centered over eastern new england. At the
surface... Low pressure will track from the lower great lakes to
southern new england by Tuesday night with an area of overrunning
rain... And some light wintry mix near the international
border... Ahead of this disturbance. By early Wednesday... The low
and associated frontal system will exit the coast with a brisk
northwest flow in its wake along with some upslope clouds and snow
showers for the higher terrain. Rising heights arrive for Thursday
with a building ridge of high pressure providing a dry but brisk
day as gusty northwest winds continue. The ridge will crest
overhead Thursday night before retreating offshore on Friday. The
next impulse and associated surface low should approach from the
midwest by early Saturday. However... Models offer a plethora of
solutions with this system lending considerable uncertainty to
sensible weather details for next weekend.
Aviation /22z Sunday through Friday/
Short term... Very dry air in place initially in the lower
levels. However, moisture will eventually brings ceiling and
visibilities down into the ifr category later tonight through
Monday. Possible llws away from the coast tonight if winds aloft
Some modest improvement in ceilings/visibilities Monday night.
tue... MVFR with areas of ifr in ceilings... -ra and fog.
Wed - thu... Sct MVFR in mtn -shra/-shsn.
Nw sfc wind gusting to 25 kt.
Short term... Have raised flags for small craft. Winds increase
out of the southeast on Monday. Seas will remain above 5 feet
for the outer waters, so scas will continue into Monday night.
wed - thu... Small craft conditions are likely.
Me... Winter weather advisory until 5 pm edt Monday for mez007>009-
Winter weather advisory until 10 am edt Monday for mez023>028.
Nh... Winter weather advisory until 5 pm edt Monday for nhz001>004-
Freezing rain advisory until 10 am edt Monday for nhz005-007-
Marine... Small craft advisory from 8 am to 6 pm edt Monday for anz153.
Small craft advisory from 8 am Monday to 6 am edt Tuesday for
Near/short term... Marine
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME||14 mi||48 min||35°F||36°F||1032.3 hPa|
|44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME||20 mi||46 min||S 7.8 G 9.7||35°F||38°F||2 ft||1032.8 hPa (-0.8)||23°F|
|44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf||40 mi||92 min||S 7.8 G 12||33°F||38°F||2 ft||1033.2 hPa|
|WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME||41 mi||96 min||SSE 4.1||35°F||25°F|
|WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME||42 mi||48 min||S 6 G 8||35°F||39°F||1032.4 hPa|
|44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf||47 mi||92 min||SSE 7.8 G 9.7||35°F||39°F||3 ft||1032.5 hPa|
Wind History for Wells, ME(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME||16 mi||45 min||S 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||34°F||21°F||61%||1032.5 hPa|
|Auburn-Lewiston, ME||19 mi||40 min||SSE 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||32°F||19°F||61%||1033.4 hPa|
|Wiscasset Airport, ME||23 mi||43 min||S 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||34°F||21°F||59%||1033.1 hPa|
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|South Freeport |
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Sun -- 04:26 AM EDT 0.26 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:54 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 06:32 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 10:41 AM EDT 9.85 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:53 PM EDT -0.34 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:27 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 07:00 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 11:08 PM EDT 9.70 feet High Tide
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|Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River |
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Sun -- 02:54 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:55 AM EDT -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:52 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 06:30 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 08:27 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:10 AM EDT 0.98 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 03:10 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:20 PM EDT -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:25 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 06:59 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 08:55 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:38 PM EDT 1.05 knots Max Flood
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