Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:13AM||Sunset 7:42PM||Saturday March 24, 2018 4:51 AM ADT (07:51 UTC)||Moonrise 11:01AM||Moonset 1:40AM||Illumination 50%|
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service caribou me
250 am edt Sat mar 24 2018
An upper level trough of low pressure will push south across the
area today. High pressure will build down from the north tonight
and Sunday and crest over the area Monday into Tuesday.
Near term through tonight
An upper level shortwave trough digging to our west today will
combine with an inverted surface trough sliding from east to
west across the area to produce snow showers, mainly this
afternoon. Divergent flow out of the upper trough to our west
will combined with surface convergence from the inverted trough
to support lift. Sounding forecasts are showing steep lapse rates
projected for this afternoon with an unstable layer expected to
be up to 9k ft. Snow showers may briefly be heavy at times this
afternoon with snow pellets and reduced visibilities. Any of
the snow showers could produce a quick small accumulation of
snow. The snow showers will taper off this evening. Skies may
begin to clear from the north very late tonight as high pressure
begins to build down from quebec.
Short term Sunday through Monday
Sfc hipres wl be building south into CWA on Sun mrng with upr lvl
heading south as upr lvl ridge axis amplifies into quebec. May see a
few lingering snow showers along the downeast coast in the mrng but
expect these wl quickly come to an end by noon. Skies wl clr fm
north to south drg the day with maxes slightly blo normal values
Sfc high wl dominate the area's wx thru the end of the short term.
Clr skies, calm winds and snow cvr wl allow temps to drop into the
single digits acrs the north Mon mrng, about 5-8 degrees blo normal
acrs entire cwa. Expect that highs on Monday wl climb to nr normal
under sunny skies.
Long term Monday night through Friday
High pressure builds into the maritimes at the start of the long
term pd with return flow commencing on Tuesday. Upr lvl low that
drifted offshore Sun mrng wl slowly retrograde twd the area by mid-|
week. However med range guidance shows it rmng far enuf offshore to
hv minimal impact on coastal areas. Upr lvl trof and assoc frontal
bndry wl bring pcpn into the region Wed ngt with warm advection
expected drg the day wed. Highs wl top out in the 40s at all locales
on Wed aftn. With temps aloft warming thru thur highs the next day
wl lkly be warmer with some parts of downeast appchg 50f for maxes.
Aft this time upr trof wl be digging thru the cntrl portion of the
conus and wl lkly lead to an active pattern thru the end of the
Aviation 06z Saturday through Wednesday
Near term: MVFR to occasionally ifr conditions are expected over
the north in snow showers today withVFR conditions dropping to
MVFR at times downeast. Conditions should be MVFR this evening,
improving toVFR across the area late this evening.
Short term:VFR Sun morning through the middle part of the week
under high pressure. Potential exists for MVFR CIGS beginning
Near term: a SCA will be up from this afternoon through tonight
for northeast winds gusting up to 30 kt. A few gusts late
tonight may approach gale over the offshore waters.
Short term: cannot rule out gale force winds for the outer
waters through early Sun afternoon. Expect SCA level winds
through Mon morning before dropping to below 25kts briefly
before increasing again Tue morning.
Car watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 8 am edt
Monday for anz050>052.
Near term... Bloomer
short term... Farrar
long term... Farrar
aviation... Bloomer farrar
marine... Bloomer farrar
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|Caribou, Caribou Municipal Airport, ME||90 mi||58 min||N 4||10.00 mi||Fair||24°F||12°F||62%||1014.7 hPa|
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