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Marine Weather and Tides
Blue Hill, ME

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 6:55PM Friday March 24, 2017 9:56 PM EDT (01:56 UTC) Moonrise 4:37AMMoonset 3:05PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 946 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 8 am edt Saturday...
Rest of tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Becoming W 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...then becoming nw with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas around 2 ft. Snow and rain late this evening...then snow likely with a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late this evening and early morning.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...becoming sw around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning... Then 1 foot or less.
Sun night..SW winds around 5 kt...becoming se after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of snow after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Snow likely in the morning...then snow and rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm...decreasing to 1 nm or less in the afternoon.
Mon night..E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain and snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..E winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain and snow likely in the morning... Then a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Rain and snow likely through the night. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..NE winds around 5 kt...becoming N in the afternoon and evening...then becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain and snow likely in the morning...then a chance of showers through the night. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
ANZ005 946 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
Synopsis for eastport me to stonington me out 25 nm.. A cold front will move across the waters overnight. High pres will build across the region later Sat into Sun. A warm front will approach the region Mon.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Blue Hill, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 242213
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
613 pm edt Fri mar 24 2017

Synopsis
A cold front will cross the area tonight. High pressure will build
down from central canada Saturday into Saturday night and crest over
the region on Sunday. Low pressure will approach from the west
Sunday night into Monday.

Near term /through Saturday/
6:13 pm update... Light snow continues to fall across the
southern half of the CWA from greenville-lincoln-danforth south
to the coast. From millinocket north to the saint john valley
there are lots of clouds, but generally nothing more than
flurries. An inch or two of snow may accumulate across the
southern half of the forecast area, and have issued a special
weather statement for the potential of icy spots. Web cameras do
show some slushy spots on the roads. Temperatures are in the
upper 20s and low 30s, but as sunset approaches roads and
walkways will become more susceptible to icing if left
untreated. Only some minor tweaks to the ongoing forecast based
mostly on the 6 pm observations and the latest radar and near
term model trends.

Previous discussion...

18z sfc analysis showed warm front lift across the region
w/radar showing activity filling back in across central and
downeast areas. Activity was in the form of light snow w/very
light accumulations(< 1 inch) due to melting. Some sites across
northern maine such as mlt and hul seeing some light snow.

Temps across the central and downeast areas were tempered down a
bit today given the snow averaging the lower 30s. Temps should
warm a bit was precip lightens up. Further n, temps rose into
the upper 20s and lower 30s w/little or no snow. 12z ua showed a
nice jet streak in the 850-700 mb layer helping to ignite the
first batch of snow. The 12z run of the NAM and the latest hrrr
show this batch well and pushing as the warm front lifts n.

The next wave of snow will come this evening mainly affecting
the downeast and southern maine region. Kept 60-80% across
central and downeast areas this evening and then drop them off
sharply by midnight w/the loss of mid level forcing. Total
accumulations expected are in the 1-2 inch range w/highest
amounts across interior downeast. Partial clearing later tonight
as the cold front pushes across the region. Overnight temps
forecast to be in the upper 20s across the N and W while central
and downeast will see low/mid 20s.

High pres is expected to slide east from central canada on
Saturday. There should be a good deal of sunshine w/a NW breeze
of 10-15 mph. Despite the breeze, daytime temps should respond
to the march sunshine. Decided to go above the guidance on
Saturday maxes showing well into the 30s across N and W and
low to mid 40s central and downeast areas.

Short term /Saturday night through Monday/
High pressure building down from canada will bring a starlit and
cold night Saturday night followed by a mostly sunny morning Sunday
morning. High pressure will crest over the region on Sunday bringing
tranquil conditions. Skies will begin mostly sunny. Some high
cloudiness streaming over the top of the ridge will dim sunshine a
bit during the afternoon. Clouds will then increase Sunday night
ahead of low pressure approaching from the west. Some light snow may
begin to push into western and downeast areas toward morning Monday
morning. Light snow is likely across the area on Monday as a weak
upper level shortwave and disorganized surface low moves through.

Precipitation amount's looks like with only an inch or two of snow
expected over inland locations. With temperatures rising well into
the 30s, road surfaces should just be wet during the midday and
afternoon on Monday.

Long term /Monday night through Friday/
One weak wave of low pressure will slide by to the east Monday night
with any snow tapering off to flurries and skies remaining cloudy
with low clouds lingering. Another weak upper level shortwave and
surface low will approach on Tuesday. Another round of light snow is
likely late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Boundary layer temperatures
will be warmer with this second system and snow will likely change
to rain across downeast areas Tuesday night. Precipitation will end
downeast on Wednesday. However, snow may linger across the north
into Wednesday afternoon. An inverted trough from developing low
pressure south of nova scotia will likely extend across the north
and combine with an upper low moving over the region to extend snow
or a mix of snow and rain across the north. The low will continue
east Wednesday night into Thursday as gusty northwest winds follow.

Flurries and lingering clouds are likely north with some clearing
downeast. High pressure will build over the area Thursday night
bringing clearing and lighter winds. Another weak shortwave may
approach with clouds and some light precipitation on Friday.

Aviation /22z Friday through Wednesday/
Near term: MVFR this evening for fve, car, pqi, and hul.

Ifr conditions in snow for bhb and bgr, changing to a mix of
rain and snow then to rain as a cold front moves through the
area. The front will move through the area by around midnight,
conditions at all sites improving toVFR from north to south
starting at around 9 pm tonight fve and car will becomeVFR, 11
pm pqi and hul and around midnight bgr and bhb. Sites will
remainVFR to the end of the period.

Short term:VFR conditions in mostly clear skies are expected
Saturday night through Sunday. Conditions may lower to MVFR
downeast late Sunday night and remainVFR across the north.

Mainly ifr conditions in low clouds are then likely Monday into
Tuesday.

Marine
Near term: an SCA remain in effect for the coastal waters. Winds
and seas will continue to build this evening. Winds will begin
to subside late this evening falling below SCA by midnight. Seas
will remain above 5 ft until around 8 am tomorrow. Winds and
seas will continue to subside tomorrow as higher pressure builds
across the waters.

Short term: winds will be below SCA Saturday
night into Monday morning as high pressure crests over the
waters. A SCA may be needed late Monday into Monday night for
east southeast winds ahead of approaching low pressure. Winds
may diminish a bit on Tuesday as weak low pressure south of nova
scotia moves away and another small low begins to approach from
the appalachians.

Car watches/warnings/advisories
Me... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Saturday for anz050>052.

Near term... Cb/norton
short term... Bloomer
long term... Bloomer
aviation... Cb/norton/bloomer
marine... Cb/norton/bloomer


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 22 mi39 min WSW 4.1 G 12 36°F 35°F1017.3 hPa
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 26 mi113 min SSW 23 G 29 38°F 39°F9 ft1018.8 hPa
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 27 mi113 min 36°F5 ft
MDRM1 - Mt Desert Rock, ME 30 mi57 min 37°F 1018.8 hPa (-2.6)36°F
MISM1 - Matinicus Rock, ME 35 mi57 min SW 21 G 23 38°F 1017.9 hPa (-2.1)38°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, ME18 mi61 minSSW 89.00 miLight Rain33°F33°F100%1019.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Naskeag Harbor, Penobscot Bay, Maine
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Naskeag Harbor
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Fri -- 02:25 AM EDT     1.59 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:37 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:38 AM EDT     10.07 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:01 PM EDT     0.76 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:05 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:14 PM EDT     9.61 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.22.51.71.72.84.66.98.89.9109.27.45.12.81.30.81.32.74.97.28.89.69.38.1

Tide / Current Tables for Sedgwick, Penobscot Bay, Maine
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Sedgwick
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Fri -- 02:33 AM EDT     1.59 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:37 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:43 AM EDT     10.07 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:05 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:09 PM EDT     0.76 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:19 PM EDT     9.61 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.42.71.71.72.64.46.68.69.8109.37.65.33.11.40.81.12.54.778.79.69.48.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (21,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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