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Marine Weather and Tides
Bucksport, 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 6:34AMSunset 6:49PM Thursday March 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT (22:34 UTC) Moonrise 7:41PMMoonset 7:18AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 234 Pm Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
.gale watch in effect from late Friday night through Saturday evening...
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Rain after midnight.
Fri..E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming se 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain and snow likely in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of rain and snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue..NW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
ANZ100 234 Pm Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure over the mid atlantic region will lift north and east...reaching the gulf of maine Friday evening. This low will then lift north and east into the canadian maritimes on Saturday with a high pressure ridge sliding south of the waters through Sunday. A cold front dropping south out of canada will cross the waters late Monday and Monday night with high pressure building over the waters for the midweek. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bucksport, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 212211
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
611 pm edt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis
Low pressure will intensify in the mid-atlantic region tonight.

The low then tracks north towards maine on Friday and then moves
across the canadian maritimes later Fri night into Saturday.

Near term through Friday
600 pm update: just minor chgs to fcst hrly cld cvr, temps, and
dwpts into the ovrngt based on latest Sat imagery and sfc obs
trends. Rest of near term fcst elements from last update unchgd
this update.

Orgnl disc: clouds will increase and thicken overnight as an
area of low pressure tracks northeast toward the gulf of maine
late tonight. The low is then expected to slowly track northeast
along the downeast coast during Friday. Precipitation is
expected to develop across the region overnight. Across downeast
areas, including the greater bangor region, precipitation is
expected to remain in the form of rain through Friday. Across
northern and central areas, the precipitation is expected to
begin in the form of snow late tonight, and then transition to
all rain by mid morning Friday. Any snow accumulation across the
north late tonight through Friday morning will generally range
from 1 to 3 inches, with perhaps 2 to 4 inches across the north
maine woods. Rain is then expected to continue across the region
through Friday afternoon as the low continue to track northeast
along the downeast coast. Rainfall amounts across the region
late tonight through the day Friday are expected to generally
range from three quarters of an inch to one inch. There is some
elevated instability toward the downeast coast Friday morning,
and there is an outside shot of an isolated lightning strike,
but not enough confidence to mention at time. A low level jet is
expected to traverse the downeast coast Friday morning as well,
with perhaps some wind gusts approaching 35 mph for a brief
time Friday morning through about midday, especially along the
coast. Highs on Friday will range from the mid 30s to around 40
degrees north and low to mid 40s central and downeast.

Short term Friday night through Sunday
For Friday night, the column will cool and rain will gradually
change over to snow from west to east. Initially in the evening,
snow will be mostly in northwest aroostook county, but will
spread east towards a line from the moosehead lake region
towards southern aroostook county by midnight. Snow will
overspread the remainder of the area by daybreak. Snowfall could
be moderate at times in this trowal feature where deformation
banding will be possible. Snow ratios will gradually improve as
the dgz lowers. The vertically stacked upper low and trowal will
gradually weaken and move east Saturday morning with just a few
lingering snow showers in northern zones by Saturday afternoon.

Snow totals Friday night into Saturday morning may prompt a
winter weather advisory for aroostook county and portions of
northern piscataquis and penobscot counties, but will hold off
at this time. Northwestern aroostook and higher terrain
locations such as the katahdin region may see storm totals of 7
or 8 inches of heavy wet snow, but amounts will quickly taper to
the south and east. Temperatures both Friday night and Sunday
will be at or above freezing and help mitigate travel concerns.

Winds will be a concern Saturday afternoon as the surface low
departs into the canadian maritimes. Gusts to 40 mph will be
possible across the entire area and can’t rule out some power
outages. Ridging builds Saturday night with some clearing and
lows dropping into the low to mid 20s for most of the area. This
will refreeze moisture and cause a few slick spots. Warm
advection ahead of a cold front will increase Sunday’s highs
back into the low to mid 40s for most of the area. The cold
front will have very little moisture as it enters northern zones
from quebec on Sunday afternoon, but unstable low levels and a
modest amount of SBCAPE could produce a few stronger snow
showers. The steep low level lapse rates will promote strong
mixing and gusty winds, but not as much as Saturday.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday
For Sunday night, the front progresses southward towards the
coast, but will likely slow as a baroclinic zone develops with
some anafrontal snow breaking out in the southern half of the
forecast area. Today’s guidance is nowhere near as ominous as
yesterday’s runs where a southern stream shortwave phased with
the cold frontal boundary. Today’s guidance is pushing the
southern stream moisture well to the south, but will still need
to watch how things progress in the next couple of days. Based
on this scenario, a late season arctic air mass follows for
Monday night into Tuesday. Some of this season’s last subzero
temps will be possible Monday and Tuesday night in northern
zones. The air mass moderates Wednesday into Thursday.

Temperatures will again reach the 40s for the entire area by
Thursday and snowmelt will again become the dominant worry.

Aviation 22z Thursday through Tuesday
Near term:VFR conditions expected through early this evening.

Conditions are expected to begin to deteriorate after midnight
in developing rain at the downeast terminals kbgr kbhb, and in
snow across the northern terminal. Any snow is expected to
transition to all rain at the northern terminals Friday morning,
with ifr or lower conditions expected all terminals on Friday.

Short term: ifr due to snow and or CIGS will be the prevailing
condition Friday night into Saturday morning. Vlifr vis in snow
will be possible during this timeframe north of a gnr to hul
line. All sites will likely beVFR by later Saturday afternoon
and remain so into Sunday evening. A cold front crossing Sunday
night into Monday morning may cause ifr vis in snow south of a
gnr to hul line.VFR returns to all sites later Monday into
Tuesday.

Marine
Near term: have issued a gale warning from Friday morning into
Friday afternoon for the outer waters. Have issued a small craft
advisory for the intra-coastal zone from Friday morning into
Friday afternoon. Although winds are expected to decrease later
Friday afternoon, a small craft advisory will be needed for seas
right through Friday afternoon. Visibility will be reduced to 1
to 3 nm in rain and patchy fog beginning late tonight and
continuing through Friday.

A coastal flood statement has been issued for later Friday
morning through mid afternoon Friday, for the potential of some
minor splash over at the time of high tide early Friday
afternoon.

Short term: a small craft advisory will be needed Friday night
into Sunday. The worst winds will be Saturday afternoon with a
few gusts reaching 35 kts. Winds and seas decrease later Sunday
into Monday, but a brief small craft advisory may be required
Monday night behind a cold front.

Hydrology
The combined amount of rainfall and snowmelt should be enough
to lift ice and generate ice movement and ice jam potential in
the southern half of the forecast area, particularly the
piscataquis and penobscot river basins. Rain fall amounts
tonight through Friday are generally expected to range from
three quarters of an inch to one inch. River rises are progged
at 2 to 4 feet which should be sufficient to break up some ice.

Widespread river flooding is not expected... Just localized
issues due to any ice jams as rivers begin flowing.

Further north, existing snowpack will absorb the rainfall
without many issues, although we can't rule out localized ice
movement.

Tides coastal flooding
High astronomical tides and storm surge at Friday's midday high
tide seems likely to cause minor issues at some of the usual
trouble spots such as the deer isle causeway, seawall road, and
machias. There is some potential for minor issues with Friday
night's high tide as well. A coastal flood statement has been
issued to highlight the threat for the early afternoon high tide
on Friday.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 6 am to 3 pm edt Friday for anz052.

Gale warning from 6 am to 3 pm edt Friday for anz050-051.

Near term... Vjn
short term... Mcw
long term... Mcw
aviation... Vjn mcw
marine... Vjn mcw
hydrology... Vjn
tides coastal flooding... Vjn


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 34 mi41 min 41°F 35°F1020.7 hPa
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 37 mi91 min S 7.8 G 7.8 38°F 36°F2 ft1020.3 hPa
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 49 mi91 min S 9.7 G 12 38°F 37°F3 ft1021.2 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bangor, Bangor International Airport, ME17 mi42 minS 12 G 2310.00 miMostly Cloudy41°F25°F53%1019.7 hPa
Bar Harbor, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, ME24 mi99 minSSW 1510.00 miFair40°F26°F58%1021.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bucksport, Penobscot River, Maine
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Bucksport
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Thu -- 05:41 AM EDT     -1.74 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:39 AM EDT     13.54 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:09 PM EDT     -1.98 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:41 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Fort Point, Penobscot River, Maine
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Thu -- 05:41 AM EDT     -1.66 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:37 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:59 AM EDT     12.86 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:09 PM EDT     -1.88 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:48 PM EDT     Sunset
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