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Marine Weather and Tides
Southwest Harbor, ME

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 4:34PM Wednesday January 24, 2018 6:41 AM EST (11:41 UTC) Moonrise 11:54AMMoonset 12:17AM Illumination 52% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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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ANZ052 Intra Coastal Waters From Schoodic Point, Me To Stonington, Me- 601 Am Est Wed Jan 24 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning...
Today..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Freezing spray.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Freezing spray in the evening.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less...then 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
Sat..SW winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W around 5 kt in the evening...then becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely...then snow and rain likely after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
ANZ005 601 Am Est Wed Jan 24 2018
Synopsis for eastport me to stonington me out 25 nm.. High pres will build in from the nw today into Thu and crest over the region on Fri.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Southwest Harbor CDP, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
601 am est Wed jan 24 2018

Synopsis
High pressure will build in from canada today into Thursday and
crest over the region on Friday.

Near term through tonight
Update 5:55 am: have adjusted pop and weather grids for area of
snow moving across the northeastern portion of the region base
on latest radar and webcam data. Also adjusted wind,
temperature and dew point based on latest observations. No other
changes.

Low pressure continues to intensify over the maritimes as it
moves northeastward, away from the region. The area will remain
in the strong northwest flow behind the low today. This will
result in colder moving back into the region. Skies are expected
to clear over the south but remain cloudy in the north until
later in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear and colder
with lows ranging from the teens along the coast to below zero
in the far north.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
1030mb high along the ontario quebec border wl be building east on
thur. Cyclonic flow conts and this may trigger some clds in upslope
flow acrs the northwest by vry little to write home about. Temps on
thur wl lkly be the coldest for the next week and with temps
starting off blo 0f acrs the northwest and winds still rmng strong
cannot rule out wind chill advisories to start off the pd. May see
clds increase acrs the north in the evng as vort MAX rotates around
h5 low nr newfoundland.

Quiet wx conts thru the end of the week with skies clrg on Fri aftn
acrs the far east. Temps wl cont to run blo normal on Friday but
winds wl lighten drg the day as ridge axis builds ever closer to
the state. Wind chills will dip down to advisory level acrs the far
north Fri morning but how quickly the winds can decouple rmns
uncertain.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
A wmfnt wl lift thru the CWA Sat mrng with NRN areas most lkly to
experience snow showers. Latest models appear to be in good
agreement on that aspect of the fcst but diverge as we head later
thru the pd. Ec digs upr low into NRN plains Sat night with SW flow
aloft ovr the cwa. Cyclogenesis occurs ovr the oh vly along the
front with sfc low mvg offshore into vicinity of gulf of maine sun
night and mvs east fm there. Likewise 00z cmc indicates sfc low
dvlps along the front Sun morning but differs on area of
cyclogenesis and resulting QPF ptype. 00z operational GFS on the
other hand hints at wk sfc low in the gulf of maine on Sun aftn with
ensemble members all over the board with soln.

Gut feeling is that a sfc low wl dvlp somewhere late in the weekend
and into early next week but timing and location are up in the air,
therefore hv gone with superblend and low lkly hichc pops Sun and
sun night.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Near term: expectVFR conditions today and tonight.

Short term:VFR conditions expected on Thursday though northern
terminals may see MVFR CIGS late thur afternoon through Friday
morning.VFR at all terminals Friday afternoon. Potential exists
for MVFR north of pqi Sat morning as warm front brings low cigs
and -shsn. May see conditions drop to MVFR ifr on Sunday as low
pressure approaches the area.

Marine
Near term: have used the NAM to initialize the wind grids.

Winds are expected to become off-shore this morning. For waves:
based on observations from 44027, the primary wave system
consist of long period southeasterly swell around 11 feet 8
seconds. This wave system will slowly subside today but it will
remain the primary wave group until late tonight. There also
will be a secondary, off-shore wind wave today which will
become the primary wave system late tonight as long period swell
subsides.

Short term: SCA conditions expected to persist into fri
afternoon before dropping below levels under high pressure fri
night into early Sat morning. SCA conditions likely to return
late Sat morning and thru the weekend.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... Flood watch until 11 am est this morning for mez011-015>017-
029>032.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 7 am est Thursday for anz050>052.

Near term... Mignone
short term... Farrar
long term... Farrar
aviation... Mignone farrar
marine... Mignone farrar


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 13 mi42 min W 12 G 20
MDRM1 - Mt Desert Rock, ME 22 mi42 min WSW 28 G 31 42°F 999.4 hPa (+1.6)35°F
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 37 mi98 min WSW 9.7 G 14 37°F 36°F4 ft998.2 hPa
MISM1 - Matinicus Rock, ME 41 mi42 min WSW 26 G 29 41°F 999.4 hPa (+1.6)35°F

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bar Harbor, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, ME15 mi46 minSW 810.00 miFair34°F32°F92%999.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bass Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine
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Bass Harbor
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Wed -- 03:22 AM EST     9.99 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:06 AM EST     0.84 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:54 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:45 PM EST     9.66 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:32 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 09:28 PM EST     0.66 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.27.49.19.99.78.363.51.60.91.22.44.26.38.29.49.68.76.74.220.80.81.7

Tide / Current Tables for Mackerel Cove, Maine
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Mackerel Cove
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Wed -- 03:17 AM EST     10.02 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:36 AM EST     0.70 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:54 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:40 PM EST     9.65 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:32 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 09:58 PM EST     0.46 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.579109.88.66.74.42.20.90.81.83.65.989.49.68.87.252.710.51.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (6,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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