Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 4:39AM||Sunset 8:42PM||Monday June 26, 2017 3:04 PM EDT (19:04 UTC)||Moonrise 7:48AM||Moonset 10:44PM||Illumination 8%|
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national weather service caribou me
122 pm edt Mon jun 26 2017
A trough of low pressure will remain to our west this week.
Occasional disturbances tracking out of this trough and across our
area will bring periodic chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Near term through tonight
130 pm update: adjusted 20-30% pops to cover the coastal areas
for the afternoon into early evening. Sfc analysis showed the
cold front sliding S across the downeast region. Visible satl
imagery showed a line of cumulus along and ahead of the front.
Some convergence along the boundary will allow for some showers
as the front continues sliding s. Hrly temps dewpoints were
adjusted to match the latest conditions. Mostly sunny across the
northern and western areas. Afternoon MAX temps holding ok attm.
a surface and upper level low pressure will approach the region
from the west tonight with clouds increasing later tonight.
Short term Tuesday through Wednesday
S WV dropping thru the mn arrowhead at this time wl deepen as it
digs into the great lakes by the start of the short term. This wl
keep shower chances in thru the middle of the week, mainly in
diurnal htg of the day. Best focus for Tue looks to be acrs the
north where wk sfc bndry wl reside. As temps climb to nr 70 with
dewpts in the 50s, along with steepening mid-lvl lapse rates, wl
mention chc thunder aft 18z mainly north of coastal downeast.
Thunder wl diminish Tue evng as airmass stabilizes at sunset. Expect
isold showers wl be hit and miss drg the ovrngt hrs with upr trof
hanging back to the west. Airmass once again destabilizes in the
aftn leading to chc for thunder, hwvr upr lvl trof and assoc wk sfc
bndry mvs thru by aftn. Thus not expecting any more than just sctd
pops with isold thunder.
Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
Wed night wl feature a vry brief break in shower chcs as S wv
ridge builds in aloft. Latest guidance differs quite a bit for
thur regarding pcpn chcs with GFS ec mvg system into the central
great lks by 00z Fri with warm advection pcpn affecting wrn
zones and eventually all zones thur night. 00z cmc is a tad
slower with steadier pcpn not mvg in until 12z fri. Wl hedge twd
gfs and ec soln with lkly pops expected thur ngt along with chc
for thunder. Unsettled wx conts thru next weekend as upr lvl
trof hangs back to our west.
Aviation 17z Monday through Friday
Near term:VFR conditions are expected today and tonight.
Short term:VFR expected Tue morning across the north with
possible ifr at bhb in low clouds fog. Potential for MVFR on tue
afternoon north of bgr in -tsra. MVFR ifr late Tue night into
wed morning once again in low clouds fog.VFR expected thur
before restrictions move in again Fri morning.
Near term: have initialized the wind grids with the nam. Will
lower wind speed by 10 percent due to the relatively cold sea
surface temperatures across local waters. For waves: long period
swell (around 3 feet 8 seconds) will be the primary wave system
through tonight. A secondary wind wave group out of the
southwest is expected to remain less than 1 foot. Will use the
nearshore wave prediction system (nwps) for wave heights. Have
adjusted wave heights in the surf zone forecast using the 5
meter isobath contour output from nwps.
Short term: expect winds and seas to remain below SCA until late
thur night. Visibilities over the waters will be reduced,
possibly Tue morning but likely Wed morning.
Car watches warnings advisories
Near term... Hewitt
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