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Marine Weather and Tides
Wiscasset, ME

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What's New / NOTES
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 6:32AMSunset 4:15PM Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:13 AM EST (15:13 UTC) Moonrise 1:20PMMoonset 11:14PM Illumination 40% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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ANZ152 Coastal Waters From Port Clyde, Me To Cape Elizabeth, Me Out 25 Nm- 936 Am Est Wed Nov 14 2018
.gale warning in effect through this evening...
This afternoon..NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Thu..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..E winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain or snow.
Fri..E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
Fri night..N winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming nw 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain or snow showers.
ANZ100 936 Am Est Wed Nov 14 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure rapidly exits northeast into the maritimes, with strong northwest winds in its wake today. The next potential coastal storm will arrive late Thursday night or Friday. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wiscasset, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service gray me
614 am est Wed nov 14 2018

Synopsis
Much colder air arrives today on a strong northwesterly wind
with gusts to near 40 mph expected. This cold air will stick
around through Thursday. The next coastal storm will arrive
late Thursday night continuing into Friday bringing snowfall to
parts of the region.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
615 am update...

adjusted temperatures with obs database to correctly capture
the lows this morning. A few light snow showers have developed
over whitefield and across other portions of the whites. Namnest
is handling this pretty well with showers ending sometime this
afternoon. Otherwise winds will pick up once again after mixing
ensues after daybreak.

Previous discussion...

the storm system which brought widespread precipitation and the
first snow to many areas has ejected towards prince edward
island. High pressure covering much of the central CONUS will
shift northeast today. The tight pressure gradient at the
surface as well as strong unidirectional flow aloft will allow
for good mixing and allow some of the stronger winds to reach
the surface. Winds have begun to increase across the region with
many sites already gusting to near 40 mph. A wind advisory
continues through 7 pm tonight for the entire area.

Outside of the brisk wind, skies will be clear to mostly sunny
for a few hours before additional cloud cover arrives with a
band of vorticity associated with troughing aloft. Temperatures
will only reach the teens north to the upper 20s lower 30s
south under strong CAA today. 850mb temps will come close to
-20c across the mountains and foothills. A few lingering snow
flakes are possible early on for the highest peaks.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
High pressure passes overhead tonight, and will help contribute
to one of the coldest night of the year. Expect single digits
across the north with teens closer to the coast. Winds will have
largely diminished, but still expected some AOB 10 mph or so.

High temperatures Thursday will rebound into the 20s areawide
with a few 30s near the coast. Winds come around to the
southwest finally late Thursday as a strong southern stream
short wave triggers secondary cyclogenesis off the delmarva
peninsula. Most of the precipitation will hold off for northern
sections until Friday, but southern nh and southwest me will see
snow begin to fall evening.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
The deterministic model solutions are in decent agreement on the
long wave pattern through early next week. We begin the period
with a potent shortwave over the lower mississippi valley that
quickly GOES negative tilt as it races north to the bay of fundy
by Friday evening. At the surface... A developing coastal low
will track northeast from the carolina's to eastern new england by
Friday evening. Warm air advection precipitation in advance of
the low will breakout across the forecast area from south to north
during the predawn hours of Friday. With cooling at precipitation
onset... Most locations should start as snow or sleet. We'll chip
away at the cold air along the coastal plain during the day... And
see a transition from frozen to liquid. At this juncture... Mixing
and model QPF is suggesting advisory versus warning criteria
snowfall across much of the area late Thursday night into Friday.

It should make for a tricky morning commute in many locations.

Precipitation quickly tapers from southwest to northeast during
the afternoon as the surface low and upper support exits into the
maritimes. In the wake of this system... A broad upper trough
across the eastern two thirds of the conus. Weak impulses
embedded in the flow will drive a series of weak surface systems
across the area accompanied by clouds and limited moisture. These
weak systems will in turn offer several reinforcing shots of
cold air to the region for the period... As our below normal
temperature regime continues.

Aviation 11z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term...VFR through today and tonight. Areas of MVFR
conditions may persist in the mountains early on with scattered
snow showers.

Long term...

fri... Ifr with areas of lifr in ra,pl,sn and fog. Sfc wind gusts
to 25 kt.

Sat... Sct MVFR in mtn -shsn.

Marine
Short term... A tight NW pressure gradient combined with very
cold air advection over the warm waters will cause an
acceleration of the winds over the waters surface and induce
strong northwest gales through this evening before diminishing.

Long term...

fri - sat... Sca's likely... With gale's psb outside the bays.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Wind advisory until 7 pm est this evening for mez007>009-
012>014-018>028.

Nh... Wind advisory until 7 pm est this evening for nhz001>015.

Marine... Gale warning until midnight est tonight for anz150>154.

Near term... Hanes
short term... Hanes
long term... Schwibs


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 36 mi181 min 26°F 48°F1020.1 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 38 mi83 min NW 16 G 21 27°F 48°F3 ft1021.9 hPa13°F
MISM1 - Matinicus Rock, ME 44 mi73 min WNW 34 G 37 26°F 1018.9 hPa (+3.6)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wiscasset Airport, ME2 mi80 minWNW 14 G 2210.00 miFair24°F3°F40%1022.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cross River entrance, Maine
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Cross River entrance
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Wed -- 03:43 AM EST     8.14 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:32 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:32 AM EST     1.91 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 12:19 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:46 PM EST     8.73 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:13 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 10:12 PM EST     1.09 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:14 PM EST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Sheepscot River (off Barter Island), Maine Current
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Sheepscot River (off Barter Island)
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Wed -- 12:25 AM EST     0.64 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:38 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:32 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:11 AM EST     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:53 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:19 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:42 PM EST     0.66 knots Max Flood
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Wed -- 04:30 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:37 PM EST     -0.97 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:14 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:32 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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