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Marine Weather and Tides
Houlton, ME

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Sunrise 7:18AMSunset 7:46PM Friday March 24, 2017 1:22 AM ADT (04:22 UTC) Moonrise 4:33AMMoonset 2:54PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Houlton, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 240146
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
946 pm edt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will slide south of the area tonight. A warm front
will cross the region on Friday followed by a cold front Friday
night. High pressure will build down from the northwest Saturday
into Sunday.

Near term /through Friday/
9:45 pm update... Satellite pictures continue to show a clear
sky across the CWA with cirrus approaching from the west. High
clouds will begin to overspread the area from the west over the
next several hours. Most areas have not fully decoupled yet as
there is still a bit of wind, but expect most of the valleys
will decouple over the next few hours, especially across the
western zones. The challenge for the overnight remains the low
temperatures. Clouds may begin to have an impact after midnight
in the far west along the quebec border, but not until a couple
hours prior to sunrise in the east. The dew points remain below
zero, and there will remain a window for temps to continue to
fall. Made a few add'l tweaks to lower the temps in the valleys.

Previous discussion... Another cold night on tap for the region
as high pressure will crest over the area. High clouds
associated with our next weather system will begin to spread
into western areas late tonight which should help keep
temperatures a bit warmer than what we saw last night. Lows will
be in the single digits north and east, while more southwestern
portions of our forecast area and along the coast will bottom
out at 10 to 20.

Low pressure will slide eastward well to our north, dragging a cold
front/surface trough through the great lakes on Friday and into the
northeast late in the day. This will bring another round of
precipitation to our area, mainly in the afternoon and evening
hours. Although this may start out as snow, temperatures will warm
into the lower and mid 30s by afternoon, so expect many central and
downeast locations will end up seeing a rain/snow mix or just plain
rain for the bulk of the event, mainly along and south of a danforth
to millinocket to dover-foxcroft line. This is a fast-moving system,
so don't expect much in the way of any snow accumulation, even in
those areas that remain cold enough for all snow. Most spots will
see an inch or less, with some amounts up to 2 inches possible in
the higher terrain of the north woods.

Short term /Friday night through Sunday/
A cold front will push across the state Friday evening with some
light rain or snow showers still possible, mainly downeast, during
the evening as the front pushes through. Northern areas will begin
clearing overnight. A large high pressure system will then begin
building down from central canada on Saturday bringing a mostly
sunny and seasonable day across the north with partial clearing
downeast. This will be followed by a mostly clear and cold night
Saturday night. The high will be ridging over the area on Sunday as
northern areas remain partly to mostly sunny. Some clouds will start
to increase downeast as a warm front begins to move in from a large
low pressure system approaching form the great lakes.

Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/
Low pressure will approach Sunday night into Monday as clouds
increase from southwest to northeast. Some snow may begin to spread
into southeastern areas overnight Sunday night then continue on
Monday with snow possibly reaching the north late Monday. The snow
may taper off or decrease in intensity Monday night as an initial
wave of low pressure slides off to the east. A larger low will then
approach late Tuesday into Tuesday night spreading snow back across
the area which may change to rain downeast. Snow north and rain
downeast are then likely Wednesday as one low lifts north across
canada and a secondary forms south of the coast and pushes offshore.

The system should consolidate and lift northeast through the
maritimes on Thursday as drier air returns behind the low.

Aviation /01z Friday through Tuesday/
Near term: conditions will remainVFR for much of the forecast
period. Clouds will gradually filter in late tonight and then
lower through the day on Friday as precipitation associated with
an approaching cold front moves into the region. While light
snow showers will be possible at all sites by late morning, kbhb
and kbgr will transition to all rain by 18z while northern
locations remain all snow. Conditions will lower to MVFR at all
terminals around 18z and remain so through the rest of the day.

The northern sites will likely drop to ifr occasionally in light
snow.

Short term: ifr conditions are likely Friday evening.

Conditions should then improve to MVFR thenVFR from north to
south late Friday night into Saturday morning.VFR conditions
are expected across the area Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

Conditions should lower to MVFR or ifr downeast Sunday night
then be ifr across the area on Monday in low clouds and some
snow.

Marine
Near term: the wind will continue to diminish overnight as high
pressure settles over the waters. Will cancel the small craft
advisory as only a few gusts to around 25 knots are expected
over the next couple of hours on the coastal waters. However,
once the high moves to the east, winds and seas will build once
again on Friday, reaching SCA levels early Friday afternoon.

Additional headlines will likely be needed.

Short term: a SCA may be needed Friday evening for
southwesterly winds gusting up to 25kt. Winds should be below
sca late Friday night through Saturday then may reach SCA again
Saturday evening in gusts up to 25kt. Winds should be below sca
Sunday into morning as high pressure crest over the area. Winds
may increase to SCA Monday afternoon into Monday night ahead of
approaching low pressure.

Climate
The high temperature this afternoon of 21f at caribou, ties with
2008 for the lowest high temperature ever observed at caribou on
march 23rd.

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

Marine... None.

Near term... Hastings/cb
short term... Bloomer
long term... Bloomer
aviation... Hastings/bloomer/cb
marine... Hastings/bloomer/cb
climate... Cb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSBM1 - 8410140 - Eastport, ME 75 mi53 min W 5.1 G 8 21°F 36°F1031.1 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Houlton, Houlton International Airport, ME62 mi30 minN 010.00 miFair1°F-7°F68%1030 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for The Ledge, St. Croix River, New Brunswick
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The Ledge
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Fri -- 03:53 AM ADT     1.84 meters Low Tide
Fri -- 05:33 AM ADT     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:23 AM ADT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:51 AM ADT     6.97 meters High Tide
Fri -- 03:57 PM ADT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:25 PM ADT     1.48 meters Low Tide
Fri -- 07:47 PM ADT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:22 PM ADT     6.87 meters High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.14.12.92.11.82.33.24.55.86.776.65.74.63.32.21.51.62.43.656.26.86.7

Tide / Current Tables for St. Croix Island, Maine
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St. Croix Island
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Fri -- 02:49 AM EDT     2.41 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:33 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:52 AM EDT     19.09 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:18 PM EDT     1.23 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:21 PM EDT     18.84 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Caribou, ME
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