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Marine Weather and Tides
Bowdoinham, ME

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Sunrise 4:57AMSunset 8:28PM Sunday June 25, 2017 11:46 PM EDT (03:46 UTC) Moonrise 6:46AMMoonset 9:49PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 1125 Pm Edt Sun Jun 25 2017
Rest of tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..SW winds up to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..SW winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..SW winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ100 1125 Pm Edt Sun Jun 25 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A series of weak disturbances will cross the waters through Wednesday, bringing widely scattered showers. High pressure builds off the east coast on Thursday followed by low pressure crossing the waters Thursday night into Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bowdoinham, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service gray me
1126 pm edt Sun jun 25 2017

Synopsis
A series of upper level disturbances will cross the area this
week, bringing chances for showers or thunderstorms, especially
in the mountains. Otherwise temperatures will be near normal
with lower humidity into mid week. Warmer and more humid
conditions move in at the end of the week, with a chance of
showers and thunderstorms Thu night into Friday.

Near term until 6 am Monday morning
Update... A few more adjustments to pop based on latest trends.

Focus will be towards the coast with showers... Until S WV trof
swings overhead and could lead to some isolated precip in the
mtns.

Previous discussion... Upper level trough will support scattered
showers and thunderstorms into this evening. Best dynamics will
be in the north and mountains, where we have the highest pops.

There may be a couple storms with gusty winds and small hail,
but as of early this afternoon, the convection appears to be
relatively unorganized.

Temperatures will drop through the 50s tonight for overnight
lows. This will allow for some patchy fog to develop as dew
points remain in the lower 50s.

Short term 6 am Monday morning through Monday night
A short wave will be digging eastward over the central great
lakes on Monday, too far to the west to affect our weather.

Despite the lack of a true focusing mechanism, a broad upper
level trough over the region will trigger more diurnally driven
showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Precipitation will mainly be
confined to western portions of the forecast area.

With temperatures cooling aloft, look for high temperatures to
be a little cooler on Monday, mainly in the 70s in most areas.

Upper level trough will remain to our west Monday night.

However, pops will gradually be on the decrease during the
night. Patchy late night fog a possibility once again.

Long term Tuesday through Sunday
Models continue to show a flattening 500 mb pattern with time
as WRN atlantic ridging begins to strengthen a little bit. After
higher amplitude trough swings through the region mid week,
will then trend toward warmer more humid conditions at the
surface, possibly sitting beneath the core of the 500 mb jet a
loft, with frequent passage of fast moving weak waves, and a
more active pattern for thunderstorms late this week and into
next weekend. Of course, the models have been struggling in the
extended period, and we are dealing with large scale models
trying to resolve mesoscale convection, so confidence remains
low in the day to day pops and features, as well as localized
wind direction, which will affect whether flow is onshore or or
offshore, although, with persistent w-sw flow aloft, should
allow for mainly warmer conditions.

On Tuesday, a 500 mb wave moves through the SW flow ahead of
the main trough to our west, and this will being a chance of
showers, and maybe some thunder. Will still be dealing with
cooler airmass, so tsra are possible, but should not be
widespread, but strong Sun should generate at least some
instability, and partly to moistly clouds skies in the
afternoon. Best forcing is to the north, so best chance for any
precip will be there. Highs will range from around 70 in the
mountains, to the mid to upper 70s in the south. Should see the
threat of showers diminish Tue evening, with lows generally in
the 50s.

Wednesday will see the trough axis move across the CWA with cold
pool aloft, so again, shra tsra will be possible, more
widespread in the mountains. Highs will be similar to tue,
generally in the 70s.

Wed night looks mostly dry, and Thursday will start to see
warmer air move in, with highs climbing back to the mid 70s to
low 80s, but cooler on the coast as a sea breeze develops.

Models show, what looks like convective system tracking eastward
out of the great lakes late in the day and crossing the region
thu night. Showing strong 925-850 mb jet with some shear in that
level. Both euro and GFS have been fairly consistent with this
feature in this time frame, especially across the north, so good
bet for some rain, especially Thu night. And some thunder is
likely.

After this confidence gets lower for timing of showers and
storms, still we look to get into 850 temps fluctuating around
15 c aloft, and tend to sit beneath the strongest 850 temp
gradient through the weekend. So, dependent on sfc features, it
could be warm and humid in this timeframe, with the coast
likely running cooler most days. We will probably not see
showers and storms every forecast period, but forecasting the
timing this far out is sketchy at best. As we get closer,
should be able to time the waves better.

Aviation 04z Monday through Friday
Short term... MainlyVFR conditions with the possibility of
convection lowering the ceilings and visibilities briefly into
the MVFR category, mainly in the north and mountains. Most of
the convection will occur during the afternoon hours Monday.

Long term...VFR should be predominant, with tempo flight
restrictions in showers and storms, especially in the mountains.

Marine
Short term... Winds and seas to remain below SCA thresholds in
the near short term portion of the forecast.

Long term... Winds seas remain below SCA through thu. May need
sca in SW winds Thu night into fri.

Tides coastal flooding
Very high astronomical tides continue tonight. Water levels will
likely reach the 12 foot flood stage in portland harbor. Will
issue another statement for tonight. High astronomical tides
finally begin to drop for tomorrow night.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Legro


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 31 mi47 min 67°F 53°F1012.5 hPa (+1.9)
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 35 mi103 min SSW 14 G 16 62°F 58°F4 ft1010.8 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 36 mi57 min W 9.7 G 14 67°F 53°F3 ft1012 hPa (+1.7)54°F
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 48 mi103 min S 3.9 G 5.8 58°F 56°F2 ft1010.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wiscasset Airport, ME11 mi54 minN 010.00 miFair61°F55°F84%1012.5 hPa
Auburn-Lewiston, ME21 mi51 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F59°F93%1013.9 hPa
Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME22 mi54 minN 010.00 miFair60°F57°F93%1012.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bowdoinham, Cathance River, Kennebec River, Maine
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Bowdoinham
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Sun -- 02:39 AM EDT     7.51 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:46 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:14 AM EDT     -1.14 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:22 PM EDT     6.53 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:26 PM EDT     -0.35 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:49 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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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Sun -- 12:52 AM EDT     1.32 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:45 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:46 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:05 AM EDT     -1.31 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:48 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:31 PM EDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:20 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:27 PM EDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:48 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:52 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (23,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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