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Marine Weather and Tides
Augusta, ME

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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 5:16AMSunset 8:14PM Sunday July 23, 2017 2:58 AM EDT (06:58 UTC) Moonrise 5:30AMMoonset 8:25PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 125 Am Edt Sun Jul 23 2017
Rest of tonight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Sun night..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..N winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thu..S winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ100 125 Am Edt Sun Jul 23 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A cold front will cross the waters tonight. High pressure will then build over the waters on Sunday and remain for Sunday night. Low pressure will then pass south of the waters late Monday and Monday night. High pressure then builds southward over the waters for Tuesday and Wednesday. Another cold front crosses the waters Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Augusta, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion
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745 pm edt Sat jul 22 2017

Synopsis
A cold front across the forecast area will exit into southern
new england tonight before stalling. High pressure will build by
to our north overnight through Sunday and provide some clearing
mainly to northern sections of new england. Low pressure will
approach from the southwest later Sunday night and for Monday
and will deliver cooler temperatures and the likelihood of rain.

Conditions will gradually improve by Tuesday night and
Wednesday as high pressure moves in.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
730 pm update...

cold front continues to drop slowly southward early this
evening. Band of showers ahead of this boundary has developed
across central new hampshire. Hrrr has a pretty good handle on
this activity which it gradually drops south into southern new
hampshire by around midnight before shifting out of the
forecast area during the early morning hours. Have adjusted pops
and wx grids based on current radar trends. Aside from a few
tweaks to temps tds... No other changes planned attm.

Previous discussion...

at 18z the cold front extended from mid coast maine westward
through central new hampshire and into upstate new york. This
boundary continues to inch southward and will provide a weak
focus for widely scattered convection through early evening. The
nws doppler radar mosaic has showed some widely scattered
echoes over the past few hours and expect that to continue.

The boundary will finally settle into southern new england and
long island sound by morning before stalling. Clearing should be
confined to northern areas... As the remainder of the region
remains on the northern periphery of the high and mid cloud
shield.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through Sunday night
On Sunday... The northeast synoptic flow between the surface
high over eastern canada and the stalled front to our south will
gradually become more easterly. Much of the area will remain on
the northern periphery of the high cloud shield from the stalled
baroclinic zone and those clouds and the onshore flow will
limit highs to the mid 70s to lower 80s. It should be a dry day
with comfortable humidity levels.

Sunday night... Thicker clouds will gradually spread north and
east in developing warm air advection ahead of approaching
shortwave impulse and associated surface reflection. Showers
should gradually spread north and east in the predawn hours and
reach all but our far northern and eastern maine zones by
morning.

Long term Monday through Saturday
A temporary pattern shift will occur, with cooler and more raw
conditions developing for the beginning of the work week next
week. Some much needed rainfall may finally reach the coastline
which has missed out on much of the convection during the past
month or so do to cooling onshore breezes. Upslope conditions
may allow for locally heavy rainfall in the mountains.

Temperatures to begin the week well below normal with widespread
60s for daytime highs. Details are below.

A significant upper level trough for mid to late july swings
east and into new england on Monday. This will trigger
cyclogenesis along the south coast of massachusetts during the
day. This will provide a cool and raw northeast flow over the
region. Low cloud cover will keep readings in the 60s over many
areas, especially near and along the coastline. Showers will
break out. The atmosphere will remain fairly stable at the
surface, but instability aloft may be sufficient for a few
embedded thunderstorms.

With high precipitable water values and the likelihood of
showers throughout the day, there may be some pockets of locally
heavy rainfall. As the showers and isolated storms continue
Monday night, the threat of the possibility of localized
flooding will be on the increase, mainly in favorable upslope
areas where persistent heavy showers are a possibility.

By Tuesday, the surface low will begin to exit to the east
towards the canadian maritimes near halifax nova scotia. With a
wind shift, most of the showers will exit the region over
southern areas. However, the h7 and h5 low will remain over the
region, allowing an easterly upslope flow to continue over the
mountains. This will allow for additional showers across the
higher terrain during the day.

All areas finally begin to have drier air advect into the region
Wednesday as the upper level trough shifts to the east and a
ridge of high pressure builds into the region.

Yet another cold front will approach the region on Thursday,
before crossing off the coastline by Friday. This will add a few
more scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm during the
period.

Aviation 00z Sunday through Thursday
Short term through Sunday night ...VFR tonight and Sunday with
river valley stratus and fog psb late tonight. Areas of MVFR
developing aft 05z Mon in -shra.

Long term... Monday will continue to lower into ifr conditions
as log pressure develops. There may be an embedded thunderstorm.

Ifr conditions will likely persist throughout the night
especially along the coast Monday night. Conditions will
improve on Tuesday with mostly mountain shower activity and
increasing ceilings to the south. High pressure builds back in
for Wednesday.

Marine
Short term through Sunday night ... Ne flow will develop behind
a cold front tonight and could briefly approach small craft at
times in gusts outside the bays overnight into Sunday.

Long term... A low will develop south of new england through
Monday. This will bring increasing easterly winds to the waters
with small craft conditions potentially during the day on
Monday. A strong low level jet may result in a few gusts over
sca thresholds in regions of heavy showers. High pressure will
move in for Wednesday with subsiding winds and seas.

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
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 45 mi114 min NNE 12 G 14 64°F 58°F1 ft1009 hPa
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 47 mi114 min NE 9.7 G 12 64°F 60°F2 ft1008.9 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 52 mi46 min 68°F 59°F1009.6 hPa

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Augusta, Augusta State Airport, ME2 mi65 minN 610.00 miA Few Clouds63°F46°F54%1010.7 hPa
Waterville, Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport, ME16 mi62 minNNE 310.00 miFair57°F48°F72%1012.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Augusta, Kennebec River, Maine
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Augusta
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Sun -- 03:01 AM EDT     5.20 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 05:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:47 AM EDT     New Moon
Sun -- 10:55 AM EDT     -0.68 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:43 PM EDT     4.58 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 11:06 PM EDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.53.34.75.254.43.42.31.10.1-0.5-0.7-01.53.24.34.64.33.62.61.60.70-0.2

Tide / Current Tables for Gardiner, Kennebec River, Maine
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Gardiner
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Sun -- 02:41 AM EDT     6.35 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 05:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:47 AM EDT     New Moon
Sun -- 09:50 AM EDT     -0.83 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:23 PM EDT     5.60 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:01 PM EDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.35.16.16.35.84.73.21.60.3-0.6-0.8-0.11.43.24.75.55.54.83.72.30.90-0.30.2

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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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