Thursday, January18, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Kent, ME

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 4:20PM Thursday January 18, 2018 12:42 AM EST (05:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:13AMMoonset 7:04PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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 Fort Kent, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 180525
area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
1225 am est Thu jan 18 2018

Low pressure will exit into the canadian maritimes overnight.

High pressure will build toward the region Thursday and Friday.

A warm front will approach from the southwest early Saturday
followed by a cold front later Saturday.

Near term through today
1240 pm update... No changes. Snow will exit the area in the next
couple of hours with little additional accumulation.

Prev discussion blo...

we were able to drop zone 31 from the NW ptn of the wntr wx adv
area with the more sig accumulating snfl zone displaced just
ese. Otherwise, wntr stm wrngs ovr coastal downeast areas and
wntr wx advs ovr interior downeast and E cntrl areas will cont
at least into erly eve, at which point models indicate steady
snfl winding down quickly by mid eve, meaning hdlns may be able
to be dropped prior to 11 pm. Additional snfl prior to hdln
termination will range from 1 to 2 inches across the NW ptn of
the adv area to at least 2 to 4 inches ovr the wrng area.

Elsewhere across the n, a wedge of dry air has so invaded, that
the potential of any additional stratiform snfl is doubtful
across this ptn of the rgn. What we did to mitigate the low
potential of any lgt accumulating snfl across the N was to keep
a mention of sct sn shwrs into the eve, but 6 hrly snfl totals
ovr this ptn of the rgn has been substantially lowered compared
to the beginning of the shift erly this morn.

Otherwise, all sn and and sn shwrs will taper to sct flurries
and end from W to E late tngt with at least partial clrg by
daybreak Thu with milder ovrngt lows than last ngt. Whats left
of llvl arctic air across NRN ptns of the fa erly Thu morn will
already be retreating nwrd by Thu aftn allowing for fairly mild
aftn hi temps.

Short term tonight through Saturday
High pressure builds across region Thursday night and Friday
with fair weather and near seasonal temperatures. Despite light
winds Thursday night, doesn't look like ideal radiational
cooling conditions since we should begin to see increasing high
clouds later Thursday night. Low pressure will track east across
quebec province Friday night drawing a warm front toward the
region. Expect increasing clouds with the chance of some light
snow across the far north and st. John valley after midnight
Friday with the passage of the warm front. Outside of any early
morning light snow across the north, skies will be mainly
cloudy Saturday as a cold front crosses the region during the
afternoon. Temperatures Saturday afternoon will rise to above
normal levels before the passage of the front later Saturday.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
A secondary cold front will begin to cross the region Saturday
night through Sunday. Expect partly to mainly cloudy skies
Saturday night and partly sunny skies on Sunday. Couldn't rule
out some isolated snow showers across the far north with the
passage of the front. High pressure will begin to build in
Sunday night through Monday with continued fair weather and
cooler temperatures. Low pressure will approach on Tuesday with
the next chance of precipitation as low pressure tracks to our
northwest. Precipitation type still uncertain as there are
indications that a secondary low will develop. Just where this
secondary low develops will determine precipitation type. At
this time, looks as if precipitation will start as snow across
the region later Monday night and continue into Tuesday.

Depending on the where the secondary low develops, there could
be a mix or even a change to all rain, especially across down
east. Drier weather returns for late week. Temperatures by the
middle of next week will be a bit above average for this time of

Aviation 06z Thursday through Monday
Near term:VFR expected at car and pqi next 24 hours. Fve may
experience MVFR CIGS briefly overnight before becomingVFR after
07z. Hul expecting ifr thru 04z in -sn. Bgr and bhb will see
ifr lifr this evening before improving to MVFR after 02z (bgr)
and 06z (bhb). Conds improve toVFR between 08z and 10z at
southern terminals.

Short term:VFR Thursday night through Friday night. Ifr MVFR is
possible across the far north well after midnight Friday through
early Saturday. MainlyVFR expected Saturday night through

Near term: winds and seas will remain msly just below sca
thresholds tngt and thu. Kept close to a ww3 nwps WV model blend
for fcst WV hts.

Short term: small craft conditions are possible early Thursday
evening, otherwise no headlines expected through Friday. Small
craft conditions and possibly minimal gales can be expected
Friday night into Saturday.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Farrar vjn
short term... Duda
long term... Duda
aviation... Farrar vjn duda
marine... Farrar vjn duda

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Clayton Lake, ME67 mi87 minN 0 mi13°F9°F87%1016.5 hPa

Wind History from 40B (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm5
1 day agoCalm3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm4Calm3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm--Calm--CalmCalm3333CalmCalmCalm242CalmCalmCalm

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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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