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Marine Weather and Tides
Bucksport, ME

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Sunrise 5:33AMSunset 7:32PM Sunday April 23, 2017 3:48 PM EDT (19:48 UTC) Moonrise 4:18AMMoonset 4:08PM 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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ANZ151 Penobscot Bay- 319 Pm Edt Sun Apr 23 2017
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less...then 1 to 2 ft after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon night..S 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. Rain likely in the afternoon.
Tue night..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Periods of rain and drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Periods of rain and drizzle. Areas of fog. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Wed night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain and drizzle. Areas of fog. Vsby variable to less than one quarter nm.
Thu..S winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of drizzle.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 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 Bucksport, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 231634
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
1234 pm edt Sun apr 23 2017

Synopsis
High pressure builds along the southern new england coast today.

A cold front will move into northern maine this evening and will
move to the downeast coast by Monday morning. A slow moving area
of low pressure will move up the middle atlantic and new england
coasts Tuesday into Wednesday.

Near term /through tonight/
1215 pm update... The low/mid clouds have been stubborn this
morning, with especially dense cloud over downeast and patchy
breaks showing elsewhere. Outside of downeast, the trend over
the past hour seems to be decaying/clearing clouds, especially
along the western border of the cwa. So over the next few hours,
sky cover was increased over downeast maine relative to the
previous forecast, but it eventually clears out this evening.

Otherwise, did lower high temps for central and northern areas,
as well as the eastern border, owing to the clouds holding on a
bit longer than originally expected. Didn't really touch highs
for bangor metro or southern piscataquis. Did nudge pops up and
expanded the areas of iso and sct shwrs a bit toward 00z, and
the full update this afternoon will likely reflect increased
pops and precip coverage after 00z, as well.

Original discussion...

cwa rmns under a stagnant airmass as surface low is gradually
dissipating overhead. Low clouds and patchy fog will gradually
erode in the next few hours as high pressure builds in from the
west with northwest winds increasing.

Ridge wl crest ovr the area late this mrng with winds turning to
the southwest. This wl result in clearing skies this aftn along
with warmer h9 temps. Maxes wl approach 50f acrs the north with
interior downeast possibly hitting 60f. Immediate coast wl be
hard-pressed to see 50f tho not out of the realm of
possibilities as they will just receive a glancing blow of
onshore flow.

Surface cold front will be weakening as it drops out of canada
tonight. Not expecting any more than isold showers acrs nrn
aroostook as showers fizzle under elongated shear axis. Expect
another round of fog across downeast zones late tonight as cold
front eventually dissipates.

Short term /Monday through Tuesday/
A cold front will wash out just off the downeast coast
Monday morning. The brunt of the cold air pushes east from
quebec and into newfoundland, but it does brush northern maine
with a sharp contrast in the air mass from far northern maine to
the southern parts of the state. Highs will range from the low
40s in the saint john valley, but closer to 60 degrees in the
greater bangor region. The day will be dry along with a partly
to mostly sunny sky. Monday night will be mainly clear, but with
an increase in clouds after midnight across the southern half
of the CWA in advance of low pressure that will will be taking
shape along the carolina coast. Temperatures in some of the
northwest valleys could dip into the teens, with 20s common in
the north, and 30s closer to the coast where clouds will be on
the increase. On Tuesday, the low begins to slowly move up
toward the middle atlantic coast. Clouds will lower and thicken
across the downeast region with some light rain to break out
during the afternoon. Clouds will increase in the north, but it
looks likely that northern areas remain dry. The canadian as it
did last night remains the odd operational model in bringing
rain to far northern areas late in the day. Sided more with the
less progressive solutions as the system is cut off from the mid
level flow and will very likely be slow moving. Temperatures
Tuesday will likely be coolest along the immediate coast where
the clouds thicken up and the rain begins to develop during the
afternoon. All of the guidance indicates that all of the
precipitation will be in the form of rain with no snow this
time.

Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/
Low pressure continues to work slowly up the coast Tue night and
wed and should end up in the gulf of maine by late in the day.

Periods of rain are expected during this time, with the best
chance of rain across the eastern half of the cwa. In fact, some
models indicate little in the way of rain in far western maine,
with the heaviest QPF across our southeast zones. There remain
considerable differences in the amount of QPF between the models
with amounts ranging from a half an inch to as much as a couple
of inches of rain. This will need to be watched for potential
hydro issues, especially the smaller streams, but if heavier
rain materializes also the mainstem rivers which continue to run
high, but have come down quite a bit and should easily be able
to handle an inch or so of rainfall. The rain should come to an
end across the region Wed night and will be followed by a dry
and milder day thu. Model differences again show up at the end
of the week regarding the timing of a cold front Fri and
whether Fri ends up to be a very warm day or if the front comes
through quicker like the GFS with a cooler air mass. The model
differences just continue to amplify by next weekend and
forecast confidence is very low as some models are wet and other
mainly dry.

Aviation /18z Sunday through Friday/
Near term: ifr first several hours hours at bgr and bhb this
morning. Northern terminals have scattered out the lifr deck
with MVFR CIGS predominant. MVFR continues all sites until
16z-18z this afternoon, then becomingVFR. At fve expect MVFR
showers between 02z and 06z as weak cold front moves through.

Car, pqi and hul likely to see brief period of MVFR CIGS toward
end of TAF valid time. For southern terminals expect ifr vsbys
to develop just ahead of front after 05z tonight.

Short term:VFR expected Mon and Mon night with conditions to
deteriorate at the downeast terminals during the afternoon Tue to
MVFR as rain moves into the area from the south. Variable
conditions Tue night into Wed night with ifr and MVFR much of the
time with the chance of some periods of lifr in rain and fog.

Conditions will improve toVFR either later Wed night or during
the day thu.

Marine
Near term: winds and seas will remain below SCA levels through
tomorrow morning. Areas of fog will develop over the waters late
tonight.

Short term: as low pressure moves slowly up the coast Mon and
tue conditions may approach small craft advisory levels by tue
night and continue into wed.

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

Marine... None.

Near term... Farrar/kredensor
short term... Cb
long term... Cb
aviation... Farrar/kredensor/cb
marine... Farrar/kredensor/cb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 34 mi48 min SSE 5.1 G 8 47°F 42°F1015.7 hPa (-0.9)
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 49 mi104 min SSW 5.8 G 5.8 42°F 41°F2 ft1017.2 hPa

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bangor, Bangor International Airport, ME17 mi55 minSSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds54°F37°F53%1016 hPa
Bar Harbor, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, ME24 mi52 minVar 610.00 miPartly Cloudy54°F37°F55%1017 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bucksport, Penobscot River, Maine
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Bucksport
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Sun -- 02:44 AM EDT     0.87 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:18 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:37 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:39 AM EDT     11.26 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:10 PM EDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:08 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:30 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:07 PM EDT     11.55 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.82.61.20.91.94.16.99.51111.210.38.45.73.11.10.30.82.65.48.410.611.511.19.6

Tide / Current Tables for Fort Point, Penobscot River, Maine
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Fort Point
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Sun -- 02:44 AM EDT     0.83 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:18 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:37 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:59 AM EDT     10.69 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:10 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:08 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:30 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:27 PM EDT     10.97 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.92.61.10.91.73.66.18.510.110.710.18.45.93.21.10.30.72.24.77.49.710.810.89.5

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