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Marine Weather and Tides
Hampden, ME

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 7:00PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 7:34 PM EDT (23:34 UTC) Moonrise 6:55AMMoonset 7:46PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 451 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Tonight..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Showers this evening...then showers or a chance of sleet after midnight.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri..N winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri night..S winds around 5 kt...becoming se after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Rain or snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..E winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Rain or snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Rain or snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ100 451 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure will track south of new england tonight. Northwesterly flow follows this system for Wednesday and Thursday. Low pressure will pass south of the waters Friday into the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hampden, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 282231
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
631 pm edt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis
Weak low pressure will cross the area this evening. An upper
level disturbance will move across maine Wednesday afternoon and
evening. High pressure builds into the area Thursday into
Thursday night. Low pressure is expected to pass south of the
area Saturday.

Near term /through Wednesday/
630 pm update minor adjustments to hrly temps otherwise
previous forecast remains on track.

Previous discussion h5 trof across quebec will move southeast
toward northern maine tonight and then across the region during
Wednesday. Short wave energy ejecting around the upper trof
will cross the region this evening while a southern branch short
wave passes to south of the gulf of maine later tonight. Some
light precipitation associated with the northern short wave will
cross the region into early this evening, while another band of
light precipitation skirts the downeast coast a little later
tonight. Precipitation across the north will be in the form of
some light rain/snow showers this evening, possibly mixed with a
bit of sleet, before ending in the form of snow later tonight.

There could be an inch or so of accumulation, especially across
the st john valley. Across downeast, expect mainly rain showers.

Skies will remain cloudy overnight with soundings showing
plenty of moisture below h7. The abundant cloud cover will once
again keep temperatures from falling too much from current
afternoon readings with upper 20s north and lower 30s downeast.

H5 trof crosses the region Wednesday. Soundings still showing
quite a bit of moisture between h8 and h9 level so will still be
looking at quite a bit of cloud cover across the area but
certainly may see a few sunny breaks from time to time. Still
couldn't rule out a brief rain/snow shower as the upper trof
crosses the region. Temperatures on Wednesday should be a good 5
to 10 degrees warmer than today.

Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/
Sct sn shwrs msly ovr NRN ptns of the region will gradually
diminish Wed ngt into Thu as the upper trof slowly moves E of
the region. Winds will be fairly brisk out of the nnw durg these
pds. The airmass behind this system is msly non-arctic, so
temps... Spcly hi temps should recover closer to climo values,
spcly by fri, when msly sunny skies and lgtr winds are xpctd.

Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/
Longer range models tdy are in better agreement in showing some
impact with ovrngt and mrng snfl for msly cntrl and spcly
downeast ptns of the region later Fri ngt into Sat and only a
grazing impact to NRN ptns of the region as low pres from the
mid atlc states moves E to well S of nova scotia. MAX pops were
constructed in this manner wil likely pops ovr SW ptns of the
region to mid chc pops ovr the far N and ne. A little to erly to
speculate about sn amts with this system attm, but a consensus
total QPF with this event would not likely exceed wntr wx adv
thresholds ovr downeast areas, and that's if the event were all
sn with decent liq to sn ratios. Steady sn/rn will taper to sct
rn/sn shwrs Sat aftn and eve, contg as isold to sct ngt/erly
morn sn shwrs and late morn to aftn rn/sn shwrs on Sun as an
upper trof crosses the region. Mon and Tue ATTM looks to be fair
with near seasonal temps.

Aviation /00z Wednesday through Sunday/
Near term: poor flight conditions will prevail at the terminals
tonight with ceilings expected to be below 010. Also expect a
little snow shower activity to affect mainly the northern
terminals through early this evening. Ifr conditions due to low
ceilings will prevail early Wednesday fallowed by improving
conditions to MVFR by afternoon.

Short to long term: MVFR clgs for NRN taf sites andVFR for
downeast sites xpctd Wed ngt thru Thu morn, thenVFR all sites
thu aftn thru Fri eve. The next chc of MVFR/ifr clgs/vsbys for
our TAF sites will be late Fri ngt into Sat with sn/mixed
precip. Conditions should then improve toVFR ovrngt Sat and
then cont so on sun.

Marine
Near term: winds/seas will remain below SCA levels through
Wednesday.

Short to long term: the next sig chc of SCA conditions will be
wed ngt and Thu with llvl cold advcn nnw wind pattern. Aftwrds...

winds an seas will be at marginal or below SCA thresholds with
the greatest uncertainty Fri ngt into Sat depending on the track
and intensity of sfc low pres tracking E from the mid atlc
states into the open N atlc well S of nova scotia. Kept close
to ww3 WV guidance for fcst WV hts.

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

Marine... None.

Near term... Norton
short term... Vjn
long term... Vjn
aviation... Norton/vjn
marine... Norton/vjn
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 41 mi47 min SE 6 G 8.9 35°F 35°F1014.9 hPa
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 49 mi91 min E 7.8 G 7.8 36°F 36°F2 ft1015.6 hPa
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 59 mi91 min E 5.8 G 7.8 37°F 38°F4 ft1015.9 hPa

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bangor, Bangor International Airport, ME4 mi42 minN 010.00 miLight Rain35°F33°F93%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hampden, Penobscot River, Maine
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Hampden
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Tue -- 05:49 AM EDT     -1.29 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:01 PM EDT     15.02 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:11 PM EDT     -1.37 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:46 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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14.5139.95.92-0.6-1.30.13.17.211.2141514.111.57.63.40.1-1.3-0.71.85.71013.4

Tide / Current Tables for Sandy Point, Penobscot River, Maine
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Sandy Point
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Tue -- 05:35 AM EDT     -1.05 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 11:43 AM EDT     12.25 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:57 PM EDT     -1.12 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:45 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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11.6107.23.90.9-0.8-0.90.63.36.89.911.812.211.18.65.31.9-0.4-1.1-0.22.25.6911.5

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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (19,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Caribou, ME
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