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Marine Weather and Tides
Gray, ME

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Sunrise 6:44AMSunset 4:11PM Wednesday November 22, 2017 7:40 AM EST (12:40 UTC) Moonrise 11:03AMMoonset 8:38PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 613 Am Est Wed Nov 22 2017
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain and snow in the evening.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Showers likely.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
ANZ100 613 Am Est Wed Nov 22 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Southwest flow continues today until a cold front arrives this evening shifting the winds to the north northwest. High pressure builds in behind the front Thursday and crests over the waters Thursday night and Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gray, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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Fxus61 kgyx 221134
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
634 am est Wed nov 22 2017

Synopsis
Low pressure will track southeast of the region today,
bringing a period of mostly rain to the area. A changeover to
snow before ending will be found in the mountains. This low
will pull a cold front across the area this evening.

Thanksgiving will mainly sunny but chilly, with a warming trend
Friday into Saturday. Another cold front crosses the area on
Sunday and could bring some rain or snow showers, with another
blast of cold air expected early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Update: input latest obs data and made a few adjustments to
lower temps for next few hours. Clouds have overspread the area
and the two areas of rain are now approaching, one from the
west associated with the cold front and the other from the south
associated with the developing offshore system. Temps rather
cold and below freezing over most areas at this time but should
warm to above freezing before any onset of rain. Can't rule out
a few pockets of light freezing rain briefly at the onset over
the mountains and a few other inland locations mid morning. Any
pockets of freezing rain will quickly come to an end by late
morning as surface temps warm well above freezing.

Previous discussion:
a fast moving upper trof with an associated cold front will
approach from the great lakes today. Ahead of this trof a warm
moist south to southwest flow will develop. Overrunning light
rain will develop by later this morning ahead of the trof and
may even see a brief mix at the onset in the mountains due to
the initial cold morning temps. A weak wave will develop
southeast of new england and may enhance some of the
precipitation along the immediate coast this afternoon. Qpf
amounts from this system will be light... Generally less than a
quarter inch for most areas except .50-.75 inches along the
immediate coastal areas due to the developing offshore system.

During the mid to late afternoon hours enough cold air may make
its way into the mountains to change any precipitation to snow
showers before ending in those areas. High temps will be
generally in the 40s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
The trof and associated cold front moves rapidly offshore this
evening bringing an end to the precipitation over southern and
coastal areas, a brief mix may occur before ending. Much colder
temps will follow behind the front overnight with morning lows
expected to dip in the teens in the mountains and 20s elsewhere.

High pressure builds across the region Thursday with mostly
sunny skies but cold temps with highs expected to be in the 30s
except lower 40s along the coast and southeast nh.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
The weather pattern will remain at a fast clip through the
extended despite partial blocking downstream. Thanksgiving
night clouds will be on the increase as the 5h closed low over
eastern canada pivots ene with time. Snow showers will be
possible near the international border overnight as a backdoor
front moves through. This will push cooler and drier air into
new england. Despite a chilly start, SW winds later in the day
should result in highs ranging from the mid 30s north to mid to
upper 40s along the coast.

Friday night will be chilly with clouds still hanging on over
the higher terrain. As one upper low moves towards greenland
another will swing south to take its place. This system will be
more meridional and will trigger snow and rain showers through
the weekend. The changover to snow will be elevation-based for
the most part. Relatively little moisture will be available and
only light QPF is expected. The region will be in the warm
sector for much of Saturday, and downsloping winds will make for
warm temperatures with many spots in the 50s Saturday. Upper
30s to mid 40s are more likely Sunday.

Behind the weekend system temperatures will drop again towards
more normal values. More zonal flow aloft and high pressure at
the surface will make for a quiet beginning to the work week.

Additional showers are likely for next Tuesday Wednesday as we
become more engaged in fast southwest flow. Again we could see
some very warm temperatures- in the 40s and 50s for highs
areawide- as northern new england stays locked in the warm
sector.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term... Conditions lowering to ifr later this morning and
afternoon across the area. Conditions improve toVFR behind the
frontal passage by later this evening.VFR conditions Thu and
thu night.

Long term... Some locations may see periods of MVFR conditions in
shsn shra Saturday and Sunday.

Marine
Short term... A SCA will continue over the eastern outer waters
for seas this morning and then later today through Thu for gusty
winds and seas. For the outer waters area south and east of
portland winds and seas will increase to SCA conditions later
today through Thursday. Over the bays conditions should remain
below SCA conditions through thu.

Long term... Both Saturday and Sunday will see periods of winds
reaching or exceeding SCA criteria, although these times may not
be adjacent temporally.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 7 pm est Thursday for anz150-152.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 7 pm est
Thursday for anz154.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 15 mi41 min 43°F 47°F1014.4 hPa (-1.0)
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 25 mi51 min SSW 3.9 G 3.9 48°F 48°F3 ft1014.5 hPa (-0.4)44°F
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 40 mi41 min Calm 38°F 36°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 41 mi41 min Calm G 1.9 38°F 47°F1014.5 hPa (-1.0)
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 48 mi97 min SW 3.9 G 5.8 49°F 48°F3 ft1015.3 hPa

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Auburn-Lewiston, ME12 mi45 minN 010.00 miFair31°F28°F92%1016.2 hPa
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME15 mi50 minN 010.00 miOvercast37°F35°F93%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Prince Point, Maine
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Prince Point
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Wed -- 01:11 AM EST     8.67 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:01 AM EST     1.32 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:01 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:11 PM EST     9.50 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:09 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:35 PM EST     0.44 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:38 PM EST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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88.78.47.25.33.31.81.31.83.15.17.28.89.59.2863.71.70.60.51.435

Tide / Current Tables for South Freeport, Casco Bay, Maine
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South Freeport
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Wed -- 01:23 AM EST     8.54 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:12 AM EST     1.32 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:01 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:23 PM EST     9.33 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:08 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:38 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:45 PM EST     0.46 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7.78.58.47.45.63.621.31.62.84.66.78.49.39.18.16.34.120.80.51.22.64.6

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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