Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:02AM||Sunset 8:10PM||Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:00 AM EDT (04:00 UTC)||Moonrise 4:35AM||Moonset 6:42PM||Illumination 2%|
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|ANZ153 Casco Bay- 1030 Pm Edt Tue May 23 2017 |
Tonight..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Wed..NE winds around 5 kt...becoming se around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..SE winds around 5 kt...becoming E around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers likely...mainly in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the morning.
Thu night..E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.
Fri..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Fri night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... Diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
|ANZ100 1030 Pm Edt Tue May 23 2017 |
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Weak high pressure will hold over the region tonight and Wednesday as low pressure passes well offshore. A complex area of low pressure will approach from the southwest Wednesday night and Thursday and will slowly move northeast through southern new england and the gulf of maine Thursday night and Friday. High pressure will build in from the west Friday night and Saturday. A cold front will drop south through the region Saturday night and Sunday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Brunswick, MEHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service gray me
1032 pm edt Tue may 23 2017
Weak high pressure will hold over the region through Wednesday as
low pressure passes well offshore. A complex area of low pressure
will approach from the southwest Wednesday night and Thursday and
will slowly move northeast through southern new england and the gulf
of maine Thursday night and Friday. High pressure will build in from
the west Friday night and Saturday. A cold front will drop south
through the region Saturday night and Sunday.
Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
have issued a quick update to account for current observational
trends and mesoscale models. Cs shield has expanded to central
areas and is opaque in many areas, while skies remain mainly
clear over northern areas. With this cloud cover, have backed
off on some of the fog forecast for late tonight and primarily
will focus on patchy for over northern areas which are mainly
clear as of 0230z.
Widespread 40s expected for overnight lows tonight. No signs of
marine stratus as of late this evening.
a stratus deck has moved offshore but it did take a
while for coastal locations to clear out today. After some
clearing over the coastal plain and variable Sun across the
area, moderately dense cirrus blow off from the west has covered
southern nh and much of western maine. Elsewhere cumulus had
developed over the mountains. All this developed in wsw weak
ridging aloft and in advance of a warm front over the great
Expect more cloudy skies tonight with light and variable winds.
Overnight lows will range from the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Wednesday night
Wednesday will be similar to today but with increasing moisture
due to an increased onshore flow. We'll see a weak sea breeze
develop tomorrow afternoon with low pressure passing well south of
the gulf of maine. That said there may be a stray shower associated
with this low across southern nh or SW maine. In addition, isolated
mountain showers are possible as the elevated warm front nears
tomorrow. Highs will generally be in the lower to mid 70s. Overnight
lows will be a little warmer for northern zones in the upper 40s
with lower 50s to the south.
Long term Thursday through Tuesday
A broad upper level ridge currently over the eastern portion of the
us will shift eastward as the trough moves through the midwest and
onto the east coast. This will set us up for an active pattern with
a series of waves moving along the upper low and up the east coast.
Thursday will start off partly sunny but quickly cloud over as|
low pressure develops to our south and moves up the east coast.
This storm will deepen and pass across CAPE cod on Friday
bringing widespread rain. While there is a fairly good consensus
there will be a coastal low, the strength of the storm is still
seeing quite a bit of spread with QPF amounts as high as 2
inches possible along the coast for the stronger solution and as
low as 0.5 inch. Have leaned a bit on the higher QPF both due
to favoring the stronger solution and because of the long
tropical fetch for the moisture source.
The storm departs into the maritimes on Saturday with some
scattered upslope showers. Saturday afternoon and evening will
be a brief break from the rain. The next low will move through the
great lakes on Sunday pushing a warm front and overunning
precipitation through the area Sunday night. Another coastal low
will spin up on Monday pushing another round of widespread
precipitation through to start the week.
Aviation 03z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term...VFR conditions will prevail with some possible
ifr MVFR in low stratus and fog once again near rkd... Aug... And pwm
late tonight into Wednesday morning. A low deck is lurking just
offshore and should move back towards shore tonight. Additional fog
or drizzle is possible late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Long term... Thursday will begin withVFR and MVFR but rapidly drop
to ifr on Thursday night as low pressure approaches the region. Ifr
with rain and fog will continue through the day on Friday with gusty
winds along the coast. Conditions will improve toVFR with MVFR
ceilings in the mountains for Saturday.
Short term... Conditions should remain below SCA thresholds today
through early Thursday morning.
a coastal low will cross the waters on Thursday into Friday with
small craft advisories likely and gale force winds possible ahead of
the storm. Winds and seas will subside on Saturday and remain fairly
calm through the start of next week.
Tides coastal flooding
In addition to the potential for a lot of rain on Friday morning,
the easterly flow and winds associated with a coastal low will
create a risk for coastal flooding. Onshore flow will develop
Thursday ahead of the storm and strengthen through the day on
Friday. This will result in a storm surge of around 0.5 ft Thursday
night. The highest tides of the year will occur Friday, with the
onshore component plus the storm surge resulting in coastal flooding.
Gyx watches warnings advisories
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME||23 mi||43 min||57°F||47°F||1009.4 hPa|
|44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME||28 mi||71 min||SW 9.7 G 12||53°F||51°F||2 ft||1009 hPa (+0.0)||51°F|
|44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf||35 mi||117 min||SSW 3.9 G 5.8||51°F||50°F||3 ft||1009 hPa|
Wind History for Wells, ME(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Wiscasset Airport, ME||15 mi||68 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||51°F||48°F||89%||1009.9 hPa|
|Auburn-Lewiston, ME||20 mi||65 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Fair||55°F||53°F||93%||1011 hPa|
Wind History from IWI (wind in knots)
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Wed -- 12:22 AM EDT 4.56 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:35 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 05:05 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:44 AM EDT -0.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 12:56 PM EDT 4.28 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:41 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 08:08 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 08:59 PM EDT -0.21 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wed -- 02:37 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:34 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 04:51 AM EDT -1.12 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:04 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 08:27 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:06 AM EDT 1.08 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:00 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:12 PM EDT -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:40 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 08:07 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 08:32 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:28 PM EDT 1.28 knots Max Flood
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