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Marine Weather and Tides
Newport, ME

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Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 4:02PM Tuesday November 21, 2017 5:13 AM EST (10:13 UTC) Moonrise 10:14AMMoonset 7:41PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 307 Am Est Tue Nov 21 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 10 am est this morning through this evening...
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to 3 ft this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..SW winds around 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 foot or less, then 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ100 307 Am Est Tue Nov 21 2017
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Warm front will lift across the coastal waters early this morning. Generally southwest flow is expected through the day Tuesday...increasing throughout the day. Another cold front will approach the waters Wednesday...with rain likely during the first half of the day. The cold front crosses the waters during the afternoon...with increasing and gusty northwest flow.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Newport, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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Fxus61 kgyx 210839
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
339 am est Tue nov 21 2017

Synopsis
A warm southwest flow develops today ahead of an approaching
cold front. The cold front will move across the region Wednesday
followed by another colder air mass. Wednesday scattered rain
or snow showers changing to snow showers are expected in the
mountains and rain showers elsewhere. Cold high pressure returns
for Thursday and Friday with fair and cold weather. High
pressure moves off the coast Saturday allowing a warmer return
flow to develop ahead of another approaching cold front that
will arrive on Saturday night. An upper trough of low pressure
settles over the region Sunday with unsettled weather and cold
temperatures.

Near term through today
A warm front will lift thru the forecast area this morning.

Based on cloud cover... The mid level front is more or less
halfway thru the forecast area at this time. That is making the
hourly temp trends a bit of a bear... As clear skies and light
winds on either side of the cloud band are cooling... But beneath
the band temps are rising slightly. In general most locations
have reached their low temps for the night... Except for SRN nh
where clouds early in the night kept readings on the milder
side. Readings there are now falling as skies clear out behind
the front.

Sw flow aloft will help bring in warmer temps. Readings are
expected to climb thru the 40s for most areas... And settle into
the low to mid 50s. Slightly cooler readings are expected in nrn
nh... And closer to 40 thru the WRN me mtns.

Short term tonight through 6 pm Wednesday
Quiet night on tap as a cold front approaches new england from
the w. In SW flow temps will slowly settle towards
freezing... Especially in the sheltered NRN valleys. Precip along
the front will begin to encroach on WRN nh around daybreak.

Temps... Especially across NRN zones... May be initially cold
enough for snow showers. If surface cold front can arrive fast
enough... Precip may go straight over to snow N of the notches.

Regardless... Change over should occur pretty quickly in the n.

It looks like whatever low level inversion that develops
overnight will be erased fairly quickly as the front arrives.

For that reason I expect ptypes to be driven by surface temps.

That is if there is even widespread precip from the cold front s
of the mtns. What is more likely to produce rainfall is moisture
streaming nwd along the coast ahead of the front. Sly flow
around the periphery of atlantic high pressure and wly flow
developing inland will produce a nice area of sloped
frontogenesis from long island thru downeast me. With deep
enough moisture this is enough forcing to warrant likely pop
along the coast. This frontogenesis develops close to 12z... And
lifts newd by early afternoon as the front crosses the rest of
the forecast area.

Behind the front upslope snow showers will linger in the
mtns... Though forecast froude numbers near 1 look to keep the
bulk of precip near and NW of the peaks.

Long term Wednesday night through Monday
The outlook period will be dominated by a general carving out of
a broad long wave trof position in the east with ridging across
the west central us. A fast flow aloft will allow several
short wave trofs to move through this flow which will mean
several fast moving changes in air masses over the next 5 days
with a much colder air mass to become more entrenched by later
in the weekend as the upper trof becomes more amplified over the
northeastern us.

Breaking it down - high pressure settles over the region
Thursday and Friday with a return to colder temperatures and
dry conditions. By Sat the low and mid level flow briefly
becomes southwest allowing a warmer transport of air. This will
be brief but allow for a mild day Sat as another trof
approaches from the west with an associated cold front. That
cold front moves through the region Sat night producing
scattered showers changing to snow showers in the mountains with
just scattered rain showers elsewhere. Sunday the models are
suggesting an amplifying upper trof over new england which
would provide some unsettled conditions and combined with strong
cold air advection, most of the ptype would be in the frozen
category. Considering the system will be moisture starved only
light amounts of QPF are expected with the upper trof on Sunday.

Aviation 08z Tuesday through Saturday
Short term... Some scattered MVFR CIGS possible this
morning... Especially in the mtns... As a warm front lifts across
the forecast area. Light surface winds and stronger wly flow
near the canadian border will allow for some marginal llws
conditions at hie through today.VFR conditions expected today
at all terminals... With gusty SW flow developing... Though gusts
should remain at or below 20 kts. Increasing SW flow aloft may
bring more widespread llws conditions to the forecast
area... Though confidence was too low to include in the most
recent set of tafs. 12z sounding will help inform that
decision... As it will provide a gauge as to how model guidance
is handling low level wind speeds. Cold front approaching
wed... And will spread showers across the area. Some shsn are
possible in the mtns... But I expect all terminals to see shra
during the first part of the day. Best chance for MVFR
conditions will be near the coast... And NW of the mtns. Colder
air filtering into the region in the afternoon will allow the
threat for some upslope shsn at hie and local ifr conditions.

Long term... MainlyVFR conditions through sat.

Marine
Short term... Yet another lull in the winds this morning... As a
warm front lifts across the waters. SW flow will increase thru
the day... And SCA conditions are expected to develop mid morning
to early afternoon. Winds decrease in the bays this
evening... And late tonight outside the bays... Though seas may
linger above 5 ft for a time. I have extended the SCA for the
outer waters... And issued a separate SCA for the bays. Ahead of
the approaching cold front wed... Moisture will be drawn in
towards the coast. Some light rain is likely for the waters
during the first part of the day. CAA and gusty NW flow picks up
behind the front for Wed afternoon.

Long term... Nw flow with gusty winds may provide SCA conditions
wed night. Thu through Fri high pres settles over the waters with
light winds. Sat an increasing SW flow ahead of another
approaching cold front may require a sca.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 10 pm est this
evening for anz151-153.

Small craft advisory until 5 am est Wednesday for anz150-152-
154.

Near term... Legro
short term... Legro
long term... Marine


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 65 mi43 min W 2.9 G 5.1 20°F 45°F1019.4 hPa
MISM1 - Matinicus Rock, ME 77 mi73 min NNW 5.1 G 7 31°F 1018.4 hPa (+1.1)21°F

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bangor, Bangor International Airport, ME23 mi20 minNE 310.00 miMostly Cloudy17°F10°F77%1018.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hampden, Penobscot River, Maine
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Hampden
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Tue -- 12:35 AM EST     12.41 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:27 AM EST     1.55 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:40 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:11 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:35 PM EST     13.58 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:01 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:40 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 07:00 PM EST     0.31 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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12.212.311.18.65.631.71.83.25.9911.813.313.512.29.76.43.210.3135.98.9

Tide / Current Tables for South Orrington, Penobscot River, Maine
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South Orrington
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Tue -- 12:34 AM EST     11.89 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:25 AM EST     1.48 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:40 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:10 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:34 PM EST     13.00 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:01 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:40 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:58 PM EST     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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11.711.810.58.25.32.91.61.73.25.78.711.312.812.911.69.26310.3135.88.6

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Wind Forecast for Gray/Portland, ME (5,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Portland, ME
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