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Marine Weather and Tides
Hampden, ME

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 4:47AMSunset 8:25PM Monday June 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT (21:17 UTC) Moonrise 10:23AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 29% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 506 Pm Edt Mon Jun 18 2018
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers and tstms this evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Some tstms may produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning this evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu night..N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri..W winds up to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ100 506 Pm Edt Mon Jun 18 2018
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Southwest flow will continue through this evening ahead of an approaching cold front before shifting to the northwest before daybreak Tuesday. High pressure will build into the region on Tuesday and persist into Wednesday before a cold front arrives Wednesday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hampden, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 181909
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
309 pm edt Mon jun 18 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will push south across the area this evening. High
pressure will build in from the west Tuesday into Tuesday night
then move south of the area on Wednesday. A cold front will
press into the north Wednesday afternoon.

Near term through Tuesday night
Low pressure north of the area will track east into the
maritimes this evening as a cold front pushes in from the north.

The cold front will produce a line of showers and thunderstorms
as it moves south through the area this evening. The air mass in
the warm sector is very moist with precipitable water near 1.75
inches. Any thunderstorms may produce heavy rain and gusty
winds this evening. However, warm and humid air ahead of the
front has had a hard time working into our area due to
persistent low stratus and a line of showers along the
southwestern edge of the region through the day. Most of the
convection along the front will likely be supported by elevated
cape. However, given the strong winds aloft and the saturated
soundings, some gusty winds and heavy downpours are still
possible and will remain in the forecast. The line of showers
and thunderstorms will push down to the coast around midnight
and offshore after midnight. High pressure approaching from the
west will bring cooler and drier air into the region later
tonight into Tuesday. This will bring a mostly sunny and
seasonable day on Tuesday with a light northwesterly breeze
followed by a mostly clear night Tuesday night as high pressure
drops to our south.

Short term Wednesday through Thursday
Fast moving cold front for Wednesday and then some cooler temps
expected for Thursday.

The cold front is forecast to move across the region Wednesday
afternoon into the evening. The GFS and ECMWF match up well
w the timing and slower it down by 3 hrs from the previous runs.

The 12z NAM supports this scenario as well as does the canadian
model. Showers appear to be the main wx element as deep moisture
appears limited above 750 mbs. CAPE potential is not overly
impressive W mu CAPE maxing out around 600 joules. There is
shear available around 30 kts along W llvl convergence along the
front. Attm, confidence is low and given the lack of deep
moisture being available, decided to stay W the midnight crew's
thinking of keeping the mentions of tstms out of this forecast
package. Some stronger wind gusts are possible W the cold
frontal pass. Therefore, decided to increase the wind gusts for
Wednesday afternoon into early evening. Rainfall amounts will
generally be light averaging about 0.10" or less. The ecmwf
looked to be to wet W its latest rainfall amounts and therefore
used a blend of the guidance minus the ECMWF for the amounts.

Daytime temps on Wednesday are expected to reach well into the
70s W some sites across central and downeast hitting around 80f.

The front will clear the region Wednesday night W some clearing
taking place. High pres begins to build into the region from
canada on Thursday. There does look like a gradient holds
through midday Thursday allowing for a winds to be up at 10-15
mph W gust potential to 20+ mph. Winds are forecast to drop off
fairly quickly later Thursday afternoon as the high pushes
further east. Chilly day on Thursday W daytime temps running
5-10 degrees below average.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
Much colder Thursday night W some areas seeing temps dropping
into the upper 30s. This will be mainly for low lying areas.

Friday will continue on the dry side and warmer as winds become
sw in the afternoon allowing for warmer air to be pulled
northward. Daytime temps will rebound back into the 70s and
possibly lower 80s. Continued dry for Saturday and even a bit
warmer as temps could very top 80f in the afternoon.

The long range guidance including the ecmwf, GFS and canadian
global show a frontal system apchg the region from the west
Saturday night W some low clouds and pre-frontal showers
breaking out. The best chance for any showers will be across the
w and SW areas. Sunday appears to be rather mild and possibly
more humid W some showers and the potential for some tstms.

Since it is 6-7 days out, decided to not include any mention of
tstms attm. There is still plenty of time to assess the
convective potential.

Aviation 16z Monday through Friday
Near term: MVFR to ifr conditions in variable low clouds and
showers will improve toVFR from north to south late tonight
into early Tuesday morning following the cold frontal passage.

Vfr conditions are then expected across the area Tuesday into
Tuesday night.

Short term: MVFR mainly northern sites Wednesday into Wednesday
evening. Wind gusts to 30 kts possible W the cold front.

Otherwise,VFR expected for all terminals into Friday.

Marine
Near term: a SCA will continue through late tonight for
southwesterly winds gusting up to 25 kt over the offshore
waters. Winds should drop below SCA following the cold front
early Tuesday morning and remain below SCA through Tuesday
night. Humid air over the waters will produce fog and mist
reducing visibilities tonight ahead of the front. Seas will be
up to 8 ft tonight over the offshore waters in response to the
wind, but should decrease early Tuesday morning and drop below
5 ft by late Tuesday morning.

Short term: no headlines expected through this term. SW winds
gusting to 20 kts are possible W the front Wednesday afternoon
into early evening. Seas are forecast to reach near 4 ft and
that should hold. Wnw winds behind the front Wednesday night
into Thursday will allow for seas to be knocked down to 3 ft.

Rather quiet conditions right into the early part of the weekend
w winds around 10 kts and seas around 3 ft.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... Beach hazards statement until 6 pm edt this evening for mez029-
030.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Tuesday for anz050-051.

Near term... Bloomer
short term... Hewitt
long term... Hewitt
aviation... Bloomer hewitt
marine... Bloomer hewitt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 41 mi47 min W 15 G 21 73°F 50°F1004.3 hPa
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 49 mi73 min SSW 18 G 21 61°F 53°F3 ft1004.3 hPa
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 59 mi73 min SW 16 G 19 55°F 49°F5 ft1004.5 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 mi24 minSSE 610.00 miLight Rain69°F66°F93%1003.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hampden, Penobscot River, Maine
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Hampden
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Mon -- 03:08 AM EDT     15.65 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:34 AM EDT     -1.60 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:23 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:55 PM EDT     14.18 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:56 PM EDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7.711.614.515.61512.68.84.40.8-1.3-1.40.33.57.511.113.514.213.210.673.410.21.2

Tide / Current Tables for Sandy Point, Penobscot River, Maine
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Sandy Point
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Mon -- 02:50 AM EDT     12.77 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:49 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:20 AM EDT     -1.31 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:23 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:37 PM EDT     11.57 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:42 PM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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7.210.212.212.711.89.56.22.70.1-1.2-10.83.779.711.311.510.37.94.92.20.50.21.4

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