Saturday, February24, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Ashland, ME

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Sunrise 7:19AMSunset 6:13PM Saturday February 24, 2018 3:52 AM AST (07:52 UTC) Moonrise 12:23PMMoonset 2:48AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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 Ashland, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
1227 am est Sat feb 24 2018

Synopsis
A weak area of low pressure will pass north of the region
overnight. High pressure will build back into the region
Saturday and Saturday night. Low pressure will track across the
gulf of maine Sunday night.

Near term through today
1222 am update...

current radar shows little in the way of returns across the cwa
at this hour as the steadier precipitation has exited the
international border into new brunswick. Still plenty of low
level moisture in place so some very light snow or patchy
freezing drizzle will be possible overnight. Have adjusted pops
and wx accordingly for the remainder of the overnight hours.

Short term tonight through Monday
High pressure just to the north of the state wl bring ridge axis
thru the area Sat night. Lows on Sun mrng shud be in the single
digits acrs the north and arnd 20 for downeast. High wl shift east
into the maritimes as next lopres system translates thru the great
lakes.

Overrunning wl begin btwn 15z-18z Sun acrs swrn zones and spread
northeast fm there. Expect lwr layers wl rmn dry acrs the far
northeast until close to 21z. ATTM it appears that most locations
acrs the region wl be all snow until 00z when warm air aloft begins
to mv in on strengthening llj. Except right along the immediate
coast entire fcst soundings per both GFS and NAM is blo 0c into sun
evening.

Pcpn conts drg the ovrngt on Sun night, hwvr moisture rapidly
evacuates the snow growth lyr aft 00z mon. Thus, pcpn slowly
transitions to a drizzle freezing drizzle scenario acrs the south
aft 02z and by midnight acrs the entire area. This wl lkly leave a
glaze of ice on top of the 1-2 inches of snow that falls bfr.

Long term Monday night through Friday
Once system departs stage right early next week zonal flow returns
to the region thru the middle part of the week. A weak S WV wl zip
thru the north on Tue aftn bringing isold snow showers to the region
but that wl be the only measurable wx thru the end of next week. By
Friday, significant uncertainties exist in regard to the upr lvl
pattern. Blocking high ovr greenland wl lkly be the driving factor
in terms of wx for the local area. Latest ec cmc retrogrades the
high back into quebec while GFS keeps it nr greenland. This allows
eventual closed low to be further north than ec and cmc which wud
lkly give new england a fair amnt of pcpn thru next weekend.

Aviation 06z Saturday through Wednesday
Near term: expectVFR conditions to give way to MVFR ifr
conditions late this afternoon and this evening.VFR conditions
are expected late tonight.

Short term:VFR Sat night will deteriorate to MVFR ifr sun
afternoon at bgr and bhb, likely holding off until late
afternoon early evening hours across the north. Precipitation
expected to start off as snow from bgr and north with mixed
precip at bhb. Expect mix line to transition north during the
afternoon, with -fzdz dz during most of the overnight hours at
all terminals.VFR expected from Mon morning through the end of
the period.

Marine
Near term: have used a 50 50 blend of the NAM and GFS for
sustained winds. For waves: southerly wind wave is expected to
build to around 5 feet 6 seconds by late tonight. The wind wave
is expected to be the only wave system. Wave heights are
expected to subside during the day Saturday. Will use nwps to
initialize the waves.

Short term: wind gusts AOA 25kts beginning Sat night, continuing
thru late Sun night. Winds may approach gales Sun evening on
the outer waters. Winds will drop below SCA levels Sun night and
remain below 25kts thru Monday. Seas expected to increase abv
5ft Sun afternoon in southeasterly swell remaining high through
mon afternoon

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 7 am est this morning for
anz050>052.

Near term... Duda
short term...

long term...

aviation... Duda
marine... Duda


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Presque Isle, ME19 mi56 minS 610.00 miOvercast28°F26°F92%1013.6 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Caribou, ME
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