Wednesday, January17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, ME

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:07AMSunset 4:32PM Wednesday January 17, 2018 3:58 AM EST (08:58 UTC) Moonrise 8:24AMMoonset 6:12PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 1 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
ANZ153 Casco Bay- 251 Am Est Wed Jan 17 2018
Today..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Snow or rain, mainly this morning. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm this morning.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow in the evening.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft after midnight.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun night..N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
ANZ100 251 Am Est Wed Jan 17 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure moves northeast through the gulf of maine today. High pressure builds south of the waters Thursday and into the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, ME
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 44.08, -69.8     debug


Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus61 kgyx 170754
afdgyx
area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
254 am est Wed jan 17 2018

Synopsis
Developing low pressure off the mid atlantic coast will
intensify as it moves rapidly northeast through the gulf of
maine today. High pressure builds eastward into the region late
in the week and into the weekend with a return southwest flow
bringing warmer temperatures by the weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
At 07z... A 1023 millibar low was offshore of the DELMARVA with 3
hour pressure falls approaching three millibars noted south of
cape cod. GOES water vapor imagery showed a shortwave impulse
over the eastern great lakes. For today... The impulse will race
east across the northeast CONUS and quickly offshore by evening.

This energy will allow the offshore low to strengthen
moderately as it races east-northeast across the gulf of maine
this afternoon. Uvm with shortwave and convergence with coastal
front will aid in precipitation development across the area
today. The models have backed off a bit on qpf... But snow ratios
should still allow us to approach the 6 inch threshold across
southern new hampshire and along the maine coastal plain with
this system. The snow will quickly wind down from west to east
during the afternoon as the low and upper support quickly exit
the forecast area. There is a possibility that right along the
mid coast the coastal front could briefly cause the snow to mix
with or change to rain early this afternoon. Otherwise this
should be a straight snow event for the forecast area. The
current advisory and warning areas remain the same with this
package... Although snow amounts were trimmed back a bit in many
areas.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
Some lingering upslope clouds and mountains now showers
early... Otherwise clearing tonight as the upper trough and
surface low move well offshore. On Thursday... Weak ridging
provides a mainly sunny day. A cold front will sag southward
towards the international border during the afternoon with a few
clouds and perhaps a few mountain flurries. It'll be a
seasonable day with highs ranging from the mid 20s to the lower
30s across the region.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
A weak ridge of canadian high pressure will build over the
region Thursday night. This airmass will not be overly cold with
only seasonably cool overnight lows mainly in the teens across
the forecast area. Some clouds will move into northern new
england as well, preventing significant radiational cooling. A
few snow showers will be scattered about in northern areas as a
fast moving short wave trough approaches the region.

A warming trend will begin on Friday as a southwesterly flow
develops across the eastern united states. There will be a few
snow showers within the warm air advection pattern. The
atmosphere will remain relatively moisture starved however. This
will limit the snow showers to the northern higher terrain.

Another thaw on tap with mild temperatures expected over the
weekend. Southern areas should reach into the 40s for daytime
highs as a cold front remains locked just north of maine and
new hampshire.

The cold front will eventually sweep through the region by
Sunday night. This will allow cool canadian air into the region
for the beginning of next week. In the meantime, model guidance
suggests possibly some mixed precipitation as low pressure moves
north from the mid atlantic region. The 00z euro offers the
coldest solution for this next event.

Aviation 08z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term through Thursday ... MVFR with areas of ifr in snow.

Brief lifr psb btw 11 and 18z in moderate to heavy snow. Aft
20z... Conditions gradually improving toVFR throughout with sct
MVFR in mtn -shsn.

Long term... MainlyVFR conditions across the region. Widespread
ceilings and visibilities lowering in a mix of precipitation
early next week as low pressure heads towards new england.

Marine
Short term through Thursday ... We'll continue with marginal sca
seas through tonight for a combination of swell... And for wind
generated waves from our passing coastal low.

Long term... Expect scas with a developing southwesterly flow on
Saturday with possible gales along the outer waters. Gales are
possible early next week with low pressure approaching from the
south.

Hydrology
All rivers have now fallen below flood stage, but ice jams have
frozen into place in some areas. Rivers will still need to be
monitored as these jams could move without notice.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Winter weather advisory until 7 pm est this evening for
mez012>014.

Winter storm warning until 7 pm est this evening for
mez018>028.

Nh... Winter weather advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for
nhz003>007.

Winter storm warning until 4 pm est this afternoon for
nhz008>015.

Marine... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas from 6 am this morning
to 7 am est Thursday for anz150-152-154.

Near term... Schwibs
short term... Schwibs
long term... Cannon


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 34 mi114 min NNE 7.8 G 9.7 31°F 3 ft1029.1 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 38 mi40 min 26°F 34°F1029.6 hPa
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 42 mi68 min NE 3.9 G 3.9 30°F 37°F3 ft1029.5 hPa (-0.5)30°F
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 43 mi114 min NE 5.8 G 7.8 27°F 34°F2 ft

Wind History for Wells, ME
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
Last
24hr
N9
G12
NE6
N5
NE2
G5
NW3
N5
N5
N1
SW2
SE3
S3
S2
G6
S10
SW7
S5
SW3
N1
SW3
SW2
--
N2
N3
N2
N2
1 day
ago
N10
N9
G13
N12
G15
N12
G15
N11
G14
NE10
G14
N13
G17
NE10
G13
N12
N11
G15
N12
G15
N12
N12
G16
NE11
G15
N9
G12
N11
G14
N9
G13
N9
G12
N8
G13
N8
N9
N7
G11
N9
N6
G9
2 days
ago
NW4
NW2
NW5
G8
NW8
N5
G8
N7
G10
N4
G8
NE5
N4
N5
G10
NE9
G12
N8
N5
N4
N5
N9
N7
N9
N9
G12
N8
N11
G14
N10
G14

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wiscasset Airport, ME10 mi65 minN 01.25 miLight Snow Fog/Mist24°F23°F96%1030.3 hPa
Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME17 mi65 minN 01.50 miLight Snow Fog/Mist21°F19°F92%1029.9 hPa

Wind History from IWI (wind in knots)
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
Last 24hr34Calm3CalmCalmCalm34Calm5S3SW4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
1 day ago4433344N54N8355464443435N44
2 days ago3CalmCalmCalm34CalmN7W5443NW5CalmCalmCalm3Calm333N45Calm

Tide / Current Tables for Richmond, Kennebec River, Maine
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Richmond
Click for Map
Wed -- 02:00 AM EST     4.97 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:23 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:00 AM EST     0.49 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:00 PM EST     5.64 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:29 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:12 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 08:35 PM EST     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
3.84.754.73.92.71.60.80.50.81.73.14.45.35.65.44.53.21.80.70.100.61.8

Tide / Current Tables for Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River, Maine) Current
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River
Click for Map
Wed -- 01:15 AM EST     0.78 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:38 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:27 AM EST     -0.67 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:23 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:57 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:44 AM EST     0.90 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:47 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:29 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:13 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 05:54 PM EST     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:47 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
0.80.80.70.4-0.2-0.6-0.6-0.4-0.300.50.80.90.80.70.5-0.1-0.7-0.9-0.8-0.6-0.30.10.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
wmap_A
IR Satellite Image from GEOS
east_satellite

GOES Local Image of Northeast    EDIT
Geos

Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (3,6,7,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.