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Marine Weather and Tides
Bath, ME

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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 5:46AMSunset 7:30PM Saturday April 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT (16:57 UTC) Moonrise 9:01PMMoonset 6:49AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 1226 Pm Edt Sat Apr 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 6 pm edt this evening...
This afternoon..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..S winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Showers. Areas of fog in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers likely, mainly in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Mon..NE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed night..N winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
ANZ100 1226 Pm Edt Sat Apr 20 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A warm front will remain north of the waters through today. A cold front will cross the area tonight. A weak low will develop south of new england Sunday night and move into southern new england on Monday. It then shifts northeast across the gulf of maine Monday night, before exiting the region on Tuesday. Another system crosses the area Wednesday. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bath, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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Fxus61 kgyx 201630
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
1230 pm edt Sat apr 20 2019

Synopsis
A moist southerly flow ahead of a slow-moving cold front will
produce showers and locally heavy rainfall across the region
through early Sunday. The cold front will move through on
Sunday and bring somewhat drier conditions. Unfortunately... Low
pressure will meander nearby through the first half of the new
work week keeping unsettled weather in place across northern
new england.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Update...

locally heavy showers will continue to spread north through new
hampshire and western maine early this afternoon. This
precipitation, combined with very warm temperatures and high dew
point values will allow for snowmelt and increased runoff
through the afternoon hours. Have made adjustments to the
temperature and dew point forecast for the next few hours as dew
point readings are as high as the lower to mid 60s over
southern new hampshire. Some fog will continue over southern
areas as well. Over northern areas, the stationary front remains
in place with readings only in the upper 30s to lower 40s north
of this boundary.

Prev disc... 615 am... Minor estf update to reflect current
mesonet temperatures in near term grids.

Prev disc...

at 06z... A 994 millibar low was over west virginia with a
stationary front extending northward through northern new
hampshire and into the western maine mountains and eastern
maine. A trailing cold front extended southward through the
southern appalachians. An upper trough was evident in the goes
water vapor imagery extending from the great lakes southward
into the gulf of mexico. For today... The weakening surface low
will meander north into upstate new york by evening. The surface
boundary across our northern and eastern zones should remain
more or less stationary. Ahead of this system a plume of
precipitable water with values near 1.5 inches will continue to
be advected northward into the area. Bands of showers will
spread east across the entire area this morning with isolated
thunder possible as well. The rich moisture plume will produce
locally heavy rainfall today. With much of the area in the warm
sector we'll see the rapid snowmelt continue today. The snowmelt
combined with rainfall will help nudge rivers levels higher
today. High temperatures will range from the lower 70s across
southern new hampshire and adjacent interior southwest maine to
only upper 40s and lower 50s across portions of the western
maine mountains that remain stuck on the cold side of the
stationary boundary.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Sunday
Tonight the plume of high precipitable water and surface cold
front will translate eastward and offshore with widespread showers
tapering to scattered showers from west-to-east overnight as a
result. Lows will range from the mid 40s to lower 50s. The
front will stall just offshore on Sunday as it will be nearly
parallel to the upper flow. As a result we'll see a mostly
cloudy day along with scattered showers. It'll be a less humid
day but still quite mild with high temperatures mainly in the
60s.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
The trend in the 500 mb across noam will be for a flatter flow
by mid-late week and into next weekend, at least according to
the 00z euro. However, not sure much faith can be put into the
models beyond days 3 or 4 at this point, given their run-to-run
fluctuations, and that they are dealing with 500 mb closed lows
earlier in their the period. Overall, a fairly unsettled period
from Sun night through wed, with another chc for precip Fri or
sat. Again, feel that temps don;t stray to far from normal but
will be on both sides of that line thru the period. Mins will
probably tend to be above normal given the unsettled nature of
the forecast with clouds and precip.

Sun night finds the CWA in some ridging aloft as 500 mb closed
low meanders N and E out of the mid -atlantic. It could be a
dry, but mainly cloudy overnight, although pops increase toward
daybreak as sfc low forms S of CAPE cod and begins to move n.

Lows will generally be in the 40s, low 40s N and close to 50 in
the s.

Expecting a round of showers, or potentially even a period of
rain Monday as the sfc low shifts from near CAPE cad back to
the NW over WRN new england as it stack up beneath closed low
aloft. The whole system becomes less dynamic as he day
progresses, but the threat of rain will be there thru the day
with lots of clouds. I undercut model consensus highs by a bit
given all the clouds and the possible NE or onshore flow, but
still fairly warm aloft, with highs in the upper 50s to mid
60s. Any prolonged period of Sun could push maxes up a bit
higher the this.

The closed low aloft gets picked up by 500 mb troughing
approaching from the west Mon night and shifts E on Tuesday, and
this will keep a threat of showers in the forecast, but that low
should shift far enough E to lower the chc of showers late in
the day. A clipper type low crosses the area wed, with another
round of showers or a steadier rain expected. If there's a
little bit of confidence in a dry day, at this point it would be
Thursday, with another system moving in Fri or sat.

Aviation 18z Saturday through Thursday
Short term through Sunday ... MVFR with areas of ifr in shra,
and patchy drizzle and fog today with isold -tsra possible.

Widespread ifr tonight in drizzle and fog as steadier showers
end from west to east. Conditions improving to MVFR on Sunday
with sct -shra.

Long term... MVFR-vfr expected Sun night, with MVFR, and possible
ifr at times on Monday into Monday night with shra. Will
probably see some variableVFR-MVFR Tue and Tue night, with a
better chc of prolonged and more widespread flight restrictions
during the day wed.

Marine
Short term through Sunday ... Southerly flow will keep sca
conditions in the forecast through at least today. Seas will be
slow to come down, and the SCA that is currently in effect will
likely need to be extended as least through tonight outside the
bays.

Long term... Seas will remain above SCA levels Sun night into
Monday as sfc low develops S of CAPE cpd and moves n, although
winds will likely stay blow SCA levels. Winds seas expected to
be blo SCA tue-wed.

Hydrology
The question is where will the axis of heavy rain be located.

The front is settling slowly south into far northern new
hampshire and the maine mountains and will bisect the area today
and into tonight. The exact location of this front will have a
big impact on precipitation amounts as well as temperatures and
snow melt. Currently we are anticipating a 1 to 2 inch rainfall.

This will certainly be enough to bring many rivers to minor
flood stage when combined with snowmelt. Moderate flooding at a
few locations can't be ruled out as well.

Tides coastal flooding
High astronomical tides this weekend will combine with a
prolonged onshore southerly flow to potentially lead to minor
beach erosion and splashover. Minor coastal flooding is also
possible. Any impact would likely occur tonight around the time
of the 1 am Sunday high tide.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Flood watch through Sunday afternoon for mez007>009-012>014-
019>022-024>028.

Nh... Flood watch through Sunday afternoon for nhz001>009-011.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for
anz150>154.

Jc


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 28 mi114 min S 16 G 19 48°F 41°F8 ft1011.9 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 29 mi58 min 54°F 42°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 32 mi68 min S 14 G 16 47°F 41°F6 ft1012.2 hPa (+2.3)47°F
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 44 mi114 min SSW 14 G 16 44°F 39°F5 ft1012.2 hPa

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Wiscasset Airport, ME6 mi65 minVar 33.00 miRain Fog/Mist56°F55°F97%1013.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bath, Kennebec River, Maine (2)
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Bath
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Sat -- 01:10 AM EDT     7.91 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:49 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:42 AM EDT     -1.08 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:41 PM EDT     7.50 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 07:59 PM EDT     -0.55 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River, Maine) Current
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Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River
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Sat -- 01:00 AM EDT     1.25 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:41 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:49 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:56 AM EDT     -1.15 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:36 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:27 PM EDT     1.16 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:05 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:16 PM EDT     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:49 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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