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Marine Weather and Tides
Farmingdale, ME

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Sunrise 5:38AMSunset 7:35PM Sunday April 23, 2017 3:43 PM EDT (19:43 UTC) Moonrise 4:22AMMoonset 4:12PM Illumination 6% 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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ANZ153 Casco Bay- 319 Pm Edt Sun Apr 23 2017
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..N winds around 5 kt...becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..SE winds around 5 kt...becoming ne after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue..E winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less...then 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely... Mainly in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue night..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Periods of rain and drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Periods of rain and drizzle. Areas of fog. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Wed night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Periods of rain and drizzle. Areas of fog. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Thu..S winds around 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of drizzle.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ100 319 Pm Edt Sun Apr 23 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A weak cold front approaches from the northwest tonight before settling over or just south of the waters Monday. An onshore flow develops later Monday which will strengthen as low pressure moves up the east coast Tuesday into Wednesday... Tracking near the gulf of maine on Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Farmingdale, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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national weather service gray me
118 pm edt Sun apr 23 2017

Synopsis
High pressure and drier air will finally build into the region
today. A cold front will drop south into northern new england
tonight into Monday and stall. Low pressure will slowly move up
the eastern seaboard Tuesday and Wednesday with drizzle and
periods of rain. A cold front will slowly approach from the
west Thursday into Friday, before finally crossing the region on
Saturday.

Near term /until 6 pm this evening/
120 pm update... Fine day underway across me and nh with
temperatures into the 50s and 60s with little in the way of
clouds. Seabreeze should continue to push inland this afternoon.

945 am update... Have updated the forecast for minor adjustments
to temperatures and sky cover based on latest trends in
observational and mesoscale model data. Raised MAX temps a
little bit, mainly inland. Have also increased cloud cover for
eastern zones for the next several hours based on latest
satellite data.

6am update... Some 'sunrise surprise' dense fog will quickly
burn off over the next hour.

Prev disc... Overall look for a clearing trend today
as high pressure builds in from the west. At 3 am, clouds
remained in place over much of maine with a few pockets of
clearing in new hampshire. These clouds will move east and as
they do areas which are able to clear before sunrise may see fog
form. Augusta is the usual culprit here with visibilities
already decreasing. Any fog will be patchy and brief as the sun
rises and quickly burns off the moisture. The Sun will allow for
temperatures to climb to the mid to upper 50s by mid morning.

High pressure crests over the region this afternoon, which will
allow a sea breeze to develop. With a weak pressure gradient the
sea breeze should be able to push inland as far as sebago lake.

This south flow will keep high temperatures cooler along the
coast, especially from portland east through penobscot bay.

South of portland, highs will still approach 60 along the water
and be in the low 60s inland.

Short term /6 pm this evening through 6 pm Monday/
The evening will start off with clear skies across the region. A
cold front will approach from quebec, but the high pressure to
our south will push it off to the north. The result is just a
slight chance of showers along the northern border and
increasing clouds through the mountains. Monday the same high
pressure will be in control for much of the day with high
temperatures once again getting into the 60s. Clouds will
increase from the south ahead of an approaching low pressure
system on Monday night.

Long term /Monday night through Saturday/
Models continue to slowly lift an upper level low pressure
system to the northeast. By Monday night, models in good
agreement with surface low pressure near the north carolina and
south carolina border. As the system moves northeast,
precipitation will spread northward through our forecast area.

Patchy drizzle may form along the coast as onshore winds begin
to increase.

By Tuesday night, models remain in relatively good agreement
with the 00z suite, bringing low pressure to the new jersey
coastline. Latest ensemble information supports this track as
well.

Thereafter, the system begins to fill as it reaches new
england on Wednesday, however there will be plenty of moisture
in place for areas of rain and drizzle to continue especially
along the coast.

Qpf: best estimates show about an inch to 1.5 inches along the
coast. Lessor amounts will occur inland near the headwaters.

Therefore, river flooding is not expected at this time.

The system moves east Thursday as a cold front remains well to
our west. Lots of low level moisture will remain in place with
a developing southerly flow, so not much clearing expected.

Latest models suggest that the long awaited cold front will
cross the region Friday. Thunder will be possible with these
showers.

Aviation /17z Sunday through Thursday/
Short term... The region will remainVFR through this afternoon
and into Monday.

Long term... An onshore flow will lead to lowering ceilings into
the MVFR or ifr category during the day Tuesday as rain and
drizzle begins. Conditions continue to lower Tuesday night
through Wednesday night possibly locally to lifr. Conditions
slowly begin to improve Thursday as a light southerly flow
develops.

Marine
Short term... Expect waves to continue to diminish as high
pressure builds in for the day. Low chance of SCA conditions
tonight on the ocean waters.

Long term... Onshore flow increases Monday night into Tuesday as
low pressure slowly moves up the eastern seaboard. Winds will
increase Tuesday night and waves will gradually build into early
Wednesday as the persistent onshore flow continues. Wave
forecasts may be underdone by the current model solutions with
such a persistent onshore flow.

Fire weather
High pressure builds in for Sunday as sunny skies help to dry
out conditions. Rh will drop to near 30 percent across much of
new hampshire. The drier air will linger through Monday before
another system approaches Tuesday spreading rain into the
region.

Tides/coastal flooding
High astronomical tides will continue for the week, increasing
during the midweek period. At portland the astronomical tide is
forecast at 11 ft Tuesday night and 11.5 ft Wednesday night.

With a prolonged period of onshore flow expected, the estofs
prediction for minor storm surge values of about a foot appears
to be reasonable. Winds decrease Wednesday night, however high
water anomaly's will likely continue.

Nearshore waves will not be overly large during this period,
mainly ranging in the 5 to 9 foot range. However, with such high
astronomical tides, nart wave runup matrices and in-house
matrices suggest erosion and minor splash-over may occur
beginning as early as Tuesday night.

Very high astronomical tides will continue for the rest of the
week, with tides peaking out at 11.7 feet on Thursday and Friday
night in portland harbor.

Gyx watches/warnings/advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 45 mi100 min S 9.7 G 12 42°F 42°F1017.5 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 50 mi44 min 54°F 44°F1016.9 hPa (-0.7)

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME3 mi51 minno data10.00 miFair60°F30°F33%1016 hPa
Waterville, Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport, ME19 mi1.8 hrsN 610.00 miFair57°F36°F45%1018.1 hPa
Wiscasset Airport, ME23 mi51 minS 710.00 miFair59°F42°F54%1016.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hallowell, Kennebec River, Maine
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Hallowell
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Sun -- 12:39 AM EDT     4.25 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:22 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:41 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:52 AM EDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:59 PM EDT     4.45 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:12 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:18 PM EDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.14.243.42.61.710.50.30.81.83.14.14.44.33.8321.10.40.10.31.22.5

Tide / Current Tables for Nehumkeag Island, Kennebec River, Maine
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Nehumkeag Island
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Sun -- 12:06 AM EDT     5.25 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:22 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:42 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:35 AM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:26 PM EDT     5.49 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:12 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:01 PM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.25.14.43.32.11.10.50.51.12.23.64.85.45.44.93.82.51.30.40.10.51.52.94.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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