Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:37AM||Sunset 4:13PM||Friday November 17, 2017 7:36 PM EST (00:36 UTC)||Moonrise 6:27AM||Moonset 5:12PM||Illumination 1%|
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|ANZ153 Casco Bay- 558 Pm Est Fri Nov 17 2017 |
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Sun..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain, mainly in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
|ANZ100 558 Pm Est Fri Nov 17 2017 |
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. High pressure will build over the waters through tomorrow. Low pressure to our north will drag a robust cold front across the waters on Sunday. The result will be strong gusty winds Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. High pressure returns on Monday and will remain in place through the remainder of the forecast period.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bowdoinham, MEHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
614 pm est Fri nov 17 2017
Northwesterly winds will diminish this evening as high pressure
continues to build in form the west. The high will crest across
the area early Saturday before gradually sliding offshore. A warm
front will lift northward on Saturday night with a mix of rain
showers south and rain snow in the north. A cold front will
cross the region on Sunday bringing gusty winds and accumulating
upslope snows to the mountains. High pressure builds in for the
start of next week.
Near term through Saturday
have updated the grids based on current conditions and latest
set of mesoscale models. Upslope clouds continue to remain in
place over the western mountains of maine and northermost new
hampshire this evening. Elsewhere, downslope conditions will
continue with clear skies and a gradual decrease in wind speeds.
Have made minor adjustments to the overnight lows and dew points
based on current trends.
at 19z... A 985 millibar low was over the canadian
maritimes while a 1024 millibar ridge was draped across the
eastern great lakes. The pressure gradient between these two
features will continue to relax over the next few hours with
northwest winds gusty northwest winds diminishing. With the
exception of some lingering upslope clouds across the mountains
this evening... A clear and cold night is on the way with lows in
the teens and lower 20s.
Short term Saturday night
On Saturday... The high pressure ridge will crest across the
forecast area during the morning before quickly retreating
offshore by afternoon. A milder return southerly flow will
develop by afternoon along with warm air advection clouds
arriving from the west ahead of the next progressive shortwave
impulse and associated low pressure system. Highs on Saturday
will average a good five to seven degrees milder compared to
today. Any precipitation that arrives will hold off until nearly
dusk and be confined to northern and western sections... With any
light wintry mix limited to areas near the international
border. Saturday night... An intensifying surface low tracks
just north of the eastern great lakes across ontario province.
That will push a warm front north across the area with any light
mixed wintry precipitation across the mountains and
international border area changing to plain rain. Expect any
icing or wet snow sleet accumulations to be quite light before
the transition to all rain occurs and temperatures continue to
Long term Sunday through Friday
Sunday morning begins with low pressure moving along the saint
lawrence river to our north. As it moves north and east, it will
drag a rather robust cold front through the region. Strong
southerly flow ahead of the front will allow temperatures Sunday
morning to start off in the 40s to lower 50s. Right now it looks
like the front should swing through during the late morning and
early afternoon hours. Strong cold air advection sets up just
behind the front. Temperatures will begin to fall sharply during
the afternoon and evening hours. Expect winds of around 35kts to
mix down to the surface at most locations. While this should be
shy of high wind warning criteria, it may be enough to meet wind
advisory criteria. Will hold off on headlines for now and let
later shifts get a better look at things. The front moves
quickly offshore and by Monday morning high pressure will
dominate the eastern united states. Temperatures on Monday will
be around 10 degrees cooler than normal. High pressure remains
in place until Wednesday when another cold front is expected to
move through. This one looks much weaker though and it almost
completely washes out before passing through. It will likely
only consist of a small drop in temperatures and a wind shift.
High pressure remains in place through the end of the period.
Aviation 23z Friday through Wednesday
Short term through Saturday night ... BecomingVFR throughout
this evening with gusty NW winds diminishing to under 10 kt this
evening.VFR through sat... With MVFR CIGS developing Sat evening
and lowering to ifr in ra and fg with areas of -fzra sleet snow
possible across the mountains.
Long term... Expect mainlyVFR throughout the period. There could
be a short time of ifr MVFR vsbys and CIGS Sunday morning ahead
of the cold front. However, once the front moves throughVFR
conditions will return quickly. Strong gusty winds behind the
front could pose some llws concerns Sunday afternoon and
Short term through Saturday night ... Scas will remain in place
for the outer waters overnight. Gales have been dropped.
Long term... Cold front moving through on Sunday will produce
strong gusty winds Sunday afternoon and evening. Winds will
certainly be strong enough to meet small craft advisory criteria
and may approach gale force.
Gyx watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory until 5 am est Saturday for anz150-152-
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf||35 mi||92 min||WNW 23 G 27||36°F||51°F||5 ft||1011.1 hPa|
|44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME||36 mi||46 min||WNW 7.8 G 9.7||35°F||48°F||2 ft||1013.3 hPa (+2.8)||19°F|
|44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay||48 mi||92 min||WNW 18 G 25||35°F||51°F||2 ft||1009.8 hPa|
Wind History for Wells, ME(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Wiscasset Airport, ME||11 mi||43 min||WNW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||31°F||19°F||61%||1013 hPa|
|Auburn-Lewiston, ME||21 mi||40 min||NW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||28°F||17°F||63%||1014.3 hPa|
|Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME||22 mi||43 min||WNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||28°F||17°F||63%||1012.3 hPa|
Wind History from IWI (wind in knots)
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Fri -- 12:29 AM EST 5.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:27 AM EST Moonrise
Fri -- 06:37 AM EST 0.21 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:37 AM EST Sunrise
Fri -- 12:42 PM EST 6.39 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:11 PM EST Sunset
Fri -- 04:12 PM EST Moonset
Fri -- 07:08 PM EST -0.17 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River |
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Fri -- 02:10 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:10 AM EST -0.77 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:26 AM EST Moonrise
Fri -- 06:36 AM EST Sunrise
Fri -- 07:54 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:04 PM EST 1.03 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:32 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:11 PM EST Sunset
Fri -- 04:11 PM EST Moonset
Fri -- 04:41 PM EST -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:33 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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