Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:15AM||Sunset 4:34PM||Monday January 22, 2018 11:13 AM EST (16:13 UTC)||Moonrise 11:06AM||Moonset 11:20PM||Illumination 33%|
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national weather service caribou me
938 am est Mon jan 22 2018
High pressure will remain north of the area today. Low pressure
will approach tonight. The low will track west of the area on
Tuesday as a weak secondary low forms over northern maine.
Near term through tonight
Update 9:30 am: modified sky cover a bit to go mostly clear
through the rest of the morning over the north before increasing
clouds. Otherwise, no major changes this hour.
Expect strong high pressure ridging from james bay southeastward
across northern maine, to slowly move away to the north today.
At the same time a warm front will approach from the southwest
as intensifying low pressure moves into the great lakes. Warm
advection will result in snow spreading across the region later
this afternoon and tonight. The snow will change to mixed
precipitation then rain across the coast and interior downeast
late tonight. For precipitation type have used the precipitation
from thickness tool run on a 50 50 blend of the NAM and gfs. For
snow amounts have used snow ratios based on model blends. Also
expect some ice accumulation across most of the region tonight.
For ice accumulation have used the frat tool.
Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
At the start of the pd expect pcpn wl be ongoing acrs CWA with rain
expected along the coast as 35-40kt h8 jet brings in warm air aloft
with warm air also advecting in at the sfc. Appears as tho sfc temps
are abv frzg at the sfc as far north as central hancock and
washington county by 12z Tue thus all rain expected around
daybreak Tue morning.
00z GFS and NAM are similar with temps aloft when viewing bufkit
soundings for Tue morning. As warm air advects in aloft expect
interior downeast areas to go over to plain rain by 16z with a brief
snow sleet freezing rain mix. Colder air wl hang on longer acrs the
north where 7+ inches expected to fall ovr NRN aroostook late mon
night into Tue afternoon before beginning to mix over twd 21z. Not
only will snow fall at times during the day but a fair amount of
sleet is expected acrs the north in the afternoon. For this reason
hv issued a winter storm warning for northern aroostook with around
10 inches of snow expected in a 36-hr period along with an inch of
sleet. The bulk of the snow wl lkly fall btwn midnight and noon on
tue bfr transitioning to a mix. Wildcard wl be potential for
secondary low dvlpng down to the south on Tue evening as this may
help to enhance snowfall rates Tue night acrs the north.
Hv issued winter wx advisories for all other areas with only 2-4
inches expected for downeast along with a glaze to as much as 0.10
inches of ice. Rmndr of the region can expected 4-8 inches of snow
and between 0.10-0.20 inches of ice.
Temps on Wed wl fall throughout the day under strong cold
advection with maxes lkly to be at 12z.
Long term Thursday through Sunday
Cyclonic flow conts acrs the area thru thur bfr high pressure builds
in for the end of the week and into the weekend. Fri mrng looks to
be the coldest morning of the week as skies gradually clear tho
pressure gradient rmns strong. Mins progged to drop blo zero acrs
the north and into the low single digits along the coast.
May see light overrunning dvlp on Sat as lopres tracks acrs james|
bay. Models then begin to diverge for the latter half of the weekend
with a fairly good chc of pcpn on Sun Mon though models differ by 12-
Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Near term: expectVFR conditions into this afternoon the
MVFR ifr conditions through tonight.
Short term: lifr conditions expected tue, especially across
northern terminals in sn. Bgr and bhb expected to be lifr tue
morning before improving to MVFR Tue night. Northern terminals
will see lifr ifr into Wed morning before slowly improving. Ocnl
MVFR CIGS expected acrs the north thru the end of the period
withVFR at bgr and bhb.
Near term: have used the NAM to initialize the wind grids.
Expect increasing northeasterly winds today with the wind
direction slowly veering into the southeast later tonight. For
waves: currently the primary wave system, based on spectral from
44027, is southerly long period swell running 3-4 feet 8 seconds
which is in line with latest forecast from nwps. Expect this
wave group to slowly subside during the day today as an easterly
wind wave develops. Expect the wind wave system to become the
primary wave group later tonight as winds increase and older,
long period swell subsides. Do not expect wind gusts to exceed
gale until after 12z Tuesday.
Short term: wind gusts will approach gales Tue afternoon through
midnight Tue night. Seas will build to between 12 and 16 feet
tue night in southerly swell. Waters will likely see sca
conditions through the end of the week.
Precipitation QPF downeast is expected to approach 1.5 inches
Monday night into Tuesday, most of which will be rain. The
combination of rainfall and snowmelt will result in rising
rivers and streams, especially Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday
night. Concern is that some ice jams from the last thaw remain
locked in place due to a quick freeze following the last melt.
Any ice movement could result in more ice jams building upon the
ones that are already in place.
Car watches warnings advisories
Me... Winter storm warning from 10 pm this evening to 1 am est
Wednesday for mez001-002.
Winter weather advisory from 10 pm this evening to 4 pm est
Tuesday for mez003>006-010-011-031-032.
Flood watch from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night
Winter weather advisory from 10 pm this evening to 9 am est
Tuesday for mez015>017-029-030.
Marine... Gale warning from noon Tuesday to midnight est Tuesday night
Near term... Mignone
short term... Farrar
long term... Farrar
aviation... Mignone farrar
marine... Mignone farrar
hydrology... Mignone farrar
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