Friday, April20, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Farmingdale, ME

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Sunrise 5:43AMSunset 7:31PM Friday April 20, 2018 4:30 PM EDT (20:30 UTC) Moonrise 9:19AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 29% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 244 Pm Edt Fri Apr 20 2018
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft after midnight.
Sat..NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.
Mon..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed night..E winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
ANZ100 244 Pm Edt Fri Apr 20 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure continues to move northeast through tomorrow. High pressure builds in by the end of the weekend with Sunny and warmer weather likely appearing early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Farmingdale, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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245 pm edt Fri apr 20 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure centered southeast of nova scotia will drag several
weak troughs across the area through early Saturday. The
circulation around this system will produce cool weather through
Saturday with a few rain and snow showers, especially across
the higher terrain. By Sunday, high pressure and sunny weather
arrives along with the start of a gradual warming trend. By mid
week, unsettled weather returns with the approach of our next
storm system.

Near term through tonight
The northeast is currently dominated by a closed upper low
which is bringing weak successive waves of energy across the
forecast area. Cold air stratus as well as a few widely
scattered rain and snow showers are affecting the region today,
mainly over the higher terrain and towards the mid coast. Mixing
as well as a tighter surface pressure gradient has allowed
winds to pick up this afternoon. Expect speeds to begin to
diminish later tonight before increasing once again Saturday
morning.

Additional snow showers and clouds will plague the mountains and
foothills overnight and into Saturday morning as more short wave
energy moves across the northeast. However, looking at froude
numbers, accumulating snow is more likely for the overnight
period right along the canadian border to 40 miles south or so,
as well as the notches.

Short term Saturday through Saturday night
Cyclonic flow will continue to wrap up and shift slowly
northeast on Saturday, with flow becoming unblocked. This
indicates that widely scattered snow flurries over the mountains
are more likely during the day Saturday as opposed to
accumulating snow. Temperatures on Saturday will be similar to
today with perhaps a few warmer spots inland. We'll see another
day of gusty NW winds which will drop off after sunset.

Long term Sunday through Friday
A prolonged period of upper level ridging brings mostly sunny skies
and high pressure to the region right through the middle of next
week. At 500mb, a ridge moves over the eastern portion of north
america for the weekend. As we move into next week a cut off low
tries to develop through the southeast, however the ridging
continues over the northeast with little to no precipitation.

Temperatures will warm throughout the period with highs getting
into the 60s by Tuesday.

By Tuesday the cut off low over the southeast may begin to break
down, resulting in low pressure tracking up the eastern seaboard
with rain moving into northern new england mid week. Onshore flow
will drop temperatures along the coast. We're still talking about
day 6, so there is plenty of room for the timing to shift as it
often does with cut off patterns however there is enough of a
consensus to stick with likely pops for Wednesday into
Thursday.

Aviation 19z Friday through Wednesday
Short term through Saturday ...VFR with sct MVFR conditions in
mountain -shra shsn. Improving toVFR throughout after 12z
Saturday.

As far as llws, this shouldn't be an issue as winds aloft will
weaken overnight. Through this evening however, expect gusts
into the 20s.

Long term... SustainedVFR right through the middle of next week as
high pressure builds over the area.

Marine
Short term through Saturday ... Gusty westerly flow will persist
through the period but should remain just below SCA even outside
the bays.

Long term... Quiet on the waters through mid next week as high
pressure builds into the region. Low pressure moves up the coast
may bring small craft conditions mid next week.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Hanes
short term... Hanes
long term... Curtis


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 44 mi86 min NNW 12 G 14 44°F 41°F1 ft1013.1 hPa
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 45 mi86 min NNW 5.8 G 7.8 45°F 3 ft1012.9 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 50 mi42 min 51°F 41°F1016 hPa

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME3 mi37 minNW 10 G 2010.00 miOvercast47°F28°F50%1015.4 hPa
Waterville, Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport, ME19 mi34 minNNW 910.00 miOvercast47°F28°F48%1017 hPa
Wiscasset Airport, ME23 mi37 minVar 410.00 miOvercast49°F28°F46%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hallowell, Kennebec River, Maine
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Hallowell
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Fri -- 01:22 AM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:47 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:29 AM EDT     5.06 feet High Tide
Fri -- 09:19 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:59 PM EDT     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:10 PM EDT     4.50 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.400.21.12.64.1554.63.82.71.60.5-0.2-0.401.22.73.94.54.43.93.12.1

Tide / Current Tables for Nehumkeag Island, Kennebec River, Maine
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Nehumkeag Island
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Fri -- 12:05 AM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:47 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 05:56 AM EDT     6.24 feet High Tide
Fri -- 09:19 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:42 PM EDT     -0.51 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:37 PM EDT     5.56 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-00.31.534.75.96.25.94.93.51.90.5-0.3-0.50.21.53.14.55.45.5542.71.4

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