Monday, September25, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Limestone, ME

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 7:13PM Monday September 25, 2017 3:43 PM ADT (18:43 UTC) Moonrise 11:40AMMoonset 9:27PM Illumination 26% 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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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Limestone, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 251706
area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
106 pm edt Mon sep 25 2017

Warm high pressure remains over the region today and tonight.

A weak cold front will cross northern maine Tuesday then stall.

The front will return north in the form of a warm front

Near term through tonight
1250 pm update: fcst cld cvr this aftn was reduced faster than
prev fcst based on latest Sat imagery. Otherwise, latest sfc obs
were used to update fcst temps into the mid aftn, with obs
supporting the idea of the warmest air arriving first to wrn
ptns of the rgn and filling in ERN ptns of the rgn N of the
immediate coast by mid aftn. No additional chgs made to aftn
fcst hi temps made in the prior update.

Orgnl disc: the anomalously powerful 591 h500 decameter high
remains over southern new england today and tonight bringing
another day of record warmth to the region. For today, a weak
warm front will lift north of the state and introduce even
warmer h850 temperatures than yesterday. H850 temperatures will
edge towards 20c in northern zones by later this afternoon. In
addition, warmer downslope SW winds will develop. This
combination should bring the warmest day of the month to
locations such as caribou and presque isle with readings near
90f. This will smash the previous record of 83f at caribou.

Further south at bangor, the record is 88f and there's a very
good chance at matching or exceeding this record too. There will
be no relief from the extraordinarily high dew points
either... Readings will again be in the upper 60s with a few 70f
readings possible again. For tonight, the warm southwest winds
will remain steady and prevent much cooling. Lows will be in the
low to mid 60s... Except mid to upper 50s on the coast where a
sea breeze develops this afternoon and continues into the

In terms of convection today, there's CAPE but very little
moisture or a forcing trigger in this strong upper ridge.

There's also a mid-level cap near h600. As a result, will go
with no pops today.

Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
A weak cold front will sink south across northern maine Tuesday
then stall, though exactly where the front stalls is still
uncertain. An isolated shower or thunderstorms is possible
across northern and central areas Tuesday afternoon. Otherwise,
generally partly sunny skies are expected across the region
Tuesday. The stalled front will begin to lift back north in the
form of a warm front later Tuesday night. Cloud cover will
increase across the region Tuesday night along with a slight
chance of showers. The warm front lifts north of the region
Wednesday, with a cold front approaching northwest areas late.

Shower chances increase Wednesday, with the better chances
across northern areas where an afternoon and evening
thunderstorm is also possible. The cold front will begin to
cross the region Wednesday night, with showers in advance of the
front. Temperatures will be at much above normal levels
Tuesday. Cooler temperatures will occur Wednesday though remain
at above normal levels.

Long term Thursday through Sunday
The cold front will exit early Thursday. Expect mostly cloudy
skies along with a chance of showers early Thursday, with
decreasing clouds during the afternoon. High pressure will build
toward the region Friday with partly mostly sunny skies.

Surface high pressure will build across the region Saturday
along with an upper level trof. Generally expect partly sunny
skies across the region Saturday, though an isolated shower is
also possible. The cold pool with the upper level trof could
allow snow to mix with any rain showers at times across the
highest elevations. Partly mostly sunny skies are expected
across the region Sunday with high pressure. Near normal, to
slightly above normal, level temperatures are expected Thursday
through Sunday.

Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Near term: expect mostlyVFR conditions except shallow patchy
fog near sunrise.

Short term: generallyVFR conditions are expected across the
region Tuesday, though an isolated shower or thunderstorm is
possible across northern and central areas. Variable conditions
with patchy fog are expected Tuesday night. Occasional MVFR
conditions are expected Wednesday with increasing shower
chances. An afternoon or evening thunderstorm is also possible
across northern areas. MVFR to lifr conditions are expected
across the region Wednesday night into early Thursday, with
conditions improving toVFR levels Thursday afternoon.VFR
conditions are expected Friday.

Near term: long period swell will tend to increase again
slightly towards 5 feet again by late tonight. Will go with no
fog today, but a large area of fog south of the waters is
expected to move north tonight and will bring fog back into the

Short term: small craft advisory level seas are expected
Tuesday through Wednesday night, while winds remain below small
craft advisory levels. Visibilities will be reduced in areas of
fog Tuesday through Wednesday night. Showers are also possible
later Wednesday into Wednesday night.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Mcw
short term... Vjn
long term... Vjn
aviation... Mcw vjn
marine... Mcw vjn

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Caribou, Caribou Municipal Airport, ME90 mi49 minS 910.00 miFair85°F68°F57%1015.4 hPa

Wind History from CAR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW5NW3N5N6N9N6NE4NE4N6CalmN4NE3N4N3CalmN3N3S3S4S6S84S8S9
1 day agoNW9
2 days agoNE3CalmSE3S3CalmCalmCalmCalmSW3CalmCalmS4CalmS3CalmS3CalmSW45SW454NW76

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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (14,3,4,5)
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