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Marine Weather and Tides
Searsport, ME

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 4:32PM Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:23 AM EST (12:23 UTC) Moonrise 8:48PMMoonset 9:52AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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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ANZ151 Penobscot Bay- 623 Am Est Wed Jan 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
.storm watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening...
Today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Thu..S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming sw 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Areas of fog in the evening. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of snow or rain showers after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..E winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
ANZ100 623 Am Est Wed Jan 23 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure over the great lakes will lift a warm front northward across the region today. This low will drag a trailing cold front across the area on Thursday. A secondary cold front will approach from the northwest Thursday night and will drop south through the region on Friday. Weak low pressure will approach from the west Friday night and will cross the region on Saturday. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Searsport, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service gray me
631 am est Wed jan 23 2019

Synopsis
Low pressure over the great lakes will pull a warm front north
across the region today. The low will drag a trailing cold front
across the area on Thursday as it passes to our north. A secondary
cold front will drop south through the region on Friday. Weak
low pressure will approach from the west Friday night and will
cross the region on Saturday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
630 pm update...

few changes to the forecast for this update. Mainly adjusted
temperatures and pops with area of precipitation moving in from
ny state and vt. So far the only spots reporting snow is berlin
and whitefield nh.

Previous discussion... This morning low pressure was developing
near michigan along a warm front which extended from illinois
and into the eastern great lakes. Mixed precipitation was moving
along this feature with snow, freezing rain, and sleet all
being reported. Some echoes were moving into nh and northern
maine, but it is likely still too dry to allow anything to reach
the ground. This should change later this morning with light
snow first breaking out over the mountains were colder air will
remain entrenched longest. A mix of precipitation will develop
by late this afternoon over nh and maine, with a large area of
sleet and pockets of freezing rain expected in addition to snow.

Rain will dominate over the coastal plain and edge northward as
temperatures warm today.

A blend of short range models gave the best temperature scenario
and yielded light freezing rain in the winter storm advisory
areas. Androscoggin and kennebec counties in maine were added
to the advisory as it looks like they will get a coating of ice
as well. Even though many locations will see mainly rain, it is
worth noting, for rush hour especially, that road temperatures
are below freezing in some cases and this may lead to freezing
rain. Will likely handle this with a statement if this occurs.

Otherwise starting and end times of the advisory looks good.

Temperatures change very little from highs today (mid 20s north
to upper 30s south) to lows tonight due to warm air advection.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
The widespread precipitation continues into Thursday and begins
to be eroded from the SW as dry air arrives around midday. At
this point we should be seeing mostly rain across the region
with areas of fog. Temperatures will warm to near 40 degrees
north and near 50 south. A cold front pushes through tomorrow
afternoon and evening. There will be a very strong LLJ in play
here and mixing may be good enough to get some of the higher
gusts to the ground. 50-60 mph will be possible, especially
along the coast or in any heavier showers with these speeds just
850ft or so off the deck. A high wind watch has therefore been
issued as well as storm watches for the waters.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Ensemble and deterministic model solutions are in good agreement
on the long wave pattern through the upcoming weekend and into
early next week. The pattern continues to be a ridge for the
western third and a trough for the remainder of the CONUS with
varying degrees of phasing between progressive northern and
southern stream energy. The door is open for repeated outbreaks
of arctic air across the region punctuated by brief warm ups
ahead of several disturbances.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term... Light and variable winds will become ssw this
afternoon with speeds 10-20kts. Precipitation chances ramp up
this evening roughly from west to east with most TAF sites
seeing rain for the predominant precipitation type. Leb, hie,
and aug will see more of a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain
late tonight into Thursday. Ceilings and visibilities will drop
to MVFR or lower. Winds will veer from the south to the west
Thursday with isolated gusts in the 30-40kt range possible,
especially along the coast.

Long term...

fri... Sct MVFR in mtn -shsn.

Sun... Areas of MVFR in -sn.

Marine
Short term... A small craft advisory remains in effect today and
tonight. Storm watches have been posted for all of Thursday for
both the bays and the outer waters.

Long term...

fri... Scas psb outside the bays.

Sat - sun... Scas psb with gusts near gale outside the bays.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Winter weather advisory from noon today to 5 am est Thursday
for mez007>009-012>014-020-021.

High wind watch from Thursday morning through Thursday evening
for mez023>028.

Nh... Winter weather advisory from 10 am this morning to 5 am est
Thursday for nhz001>007-011.

High wind watch from Thursday morning through Thursday evening
for nhz014.

Marine... Storm watch from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for
anz150>154.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm est this evening for
anz150>154.

Near term... Hanes
short term... Hanes
long term... Schwibs


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 28 mi79 min S 3.9 G 5.8 26°F 36°F1 ft
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 38 mi35 min 20°F 31°F1029.2 hPa
MISM1 - Matinicus Rock, ME 46 mi83 min SSW 18 G 21 30°F 1028.3 hPa (-2.3)
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 49 mi79 min SSE 3.9 G 5.8 25°F 39°F2 ft

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bangor, Bangor International Airport, ME25 mi30 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy6°F-2°F69%1028.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Belfast, Penobscot Bay, Maine
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Tide / Current Tables for Castine, Penobscot Bay, Maine
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Wed -- 12:04 AM EST     11.38 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:01 AM EST     -1.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:51 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 12:18 PM EST     12.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:31 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:40 PM EST     -2.14 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:48 PM EST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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