Sunday, April22, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Kent, ME

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
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.

Sunrise 5:32AMSunset 7:40PM Sunday April 22, 2018 2:52 AM EDT (06:52 UTC) Moonrise 11:13AMMoonset 1:52AM Illumination 44% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Kent, ME
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 47.38, -70.32     debug


Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus61 kcar 220408
afdcar
area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
1208 am edt Sun apr 22 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure off the newfoundland coast will continue to move
east into the open north atlantic overnight. High pressure to
the west of the area will build into new england Sunday. The
high will crest over the area Monday then exit to the east
Tuesday.

Near term through Sunday
12:08 am update: satellite pictures show a few patches of mid
level clouds across mainly the far north and along and near the
new brunswick border. Otherwise, the sky is mainly clear. The
wind has become very light and in some spots calm. Temperatures
as of midnight have dropped back into the mid 20s in some of the
colder northern valleys, and into the upper 20s to low 30s for
some of the colder interior downeast locations. Other than a few
minor tweaks to the hourly temperatures and overnight lows, the
ongoing forecast is in great shape.

Prev discussion blo...

sat imagery shows the greatest cvrg and deepest cld depth ovr
the SW two thirds of the fa this mid aftn. Latest radar ref
imagery also shows a relatively narrow band of lgt shwrs ovr
cntrl and SE ptns of the fa, but with dry sub-cld air ovr all of
the fa, it's likely that little if any precip is reaching the
sfc attm. Subsequently, we lowered pops a little faster going
into the evening than the prev fcst.

Otherwise, models are indicating a little faster clrg across the
fa from W to E ovrngt as the back edge of the cld cvr erodes due
to low and mid lvl dry air. Winds, which have been gusting up to
30 mph will subside sig after sunset, spcly ovr broad rvr vly
areas. Sun should be msly sunny, breezy (but not as windy as
tdy) and a little milder with neutral to weak llvl cold advcn.

Sun ngt will be clr with lgt winds with good radiational cooling
sfc base invsn potential allowing for one last cold ovrngt lows
erly Mon morn before a strong warming trend begins later in the
day.

Short term Sunday night through Tuesday night
Spring will make a very strong appearance for the start of next
work week. Highs are forecast to surge well into the 50s on
Monday and then many locations should reach into the 60s on
Tuesday. This pleasant weather will be courtesy of an area of
high pressure sliding over new england on mon, then moving south
of maine and nova scotia on tues. Abundant sunshine is expected
Monday as the core of the high slides across the region, with
increasing clouds later tues as the next system approaches. Some
cooler temps aloft and lesser mixing due to lighter winds will
likely limit temps to the 50s on mon. Stronger s-sw'ly winds,
more mixing, and 850mb temps around or a bit above freezing
point toward highs likely in the lower 60s, provided dense cloud
cover doesn't develop too early.

Long term Wednesday through Saturday
The long-term forecast is messier and more complicated for
sure, with a series of systems possibly impacting the cwa.

However, with the 12z cycle, models have come into better
agreement on the timing and number of waves for the second half
of the week. One can only hope that this agreement holds as we
go forward. As a 500mb cut-off low moves toward the CWA Wed and
thu, rain likely reaches the CWA Wed afternoon, with heavier
rain seeming most likely Wed eve and night. Rain showers will
persist during the day and evening on Thu as the cut-off crosses
over the area. Some brief and weak upper-level ridging may allow
for a bit of clearing Fri and Fri night. Models then disagree on
the timing of the arrival of the next cut-off system, due to
differences on how far south of the main jet the cut-off low
gets. The forecast currently brings in chance pops during the
day Saturday, with low-end likely pops for the central highlands
and north woods Sat afternoon.

Aviation 04z Sunday through Thursday
Near term:VFR next 24 hours. NW winds will pick up again mid-
morning sun.

Short term:VFR conditions expected for all sites through tue
night. MVFR CIGS expected to develop during the day Wed as rain
spreads in from the west. CIGS may drop to ifr at times wed
night into thu, with MVFR vis likely in areas of heavier rain.

Marine
Near term: winds and wvs, which are currently below sca
thresholds, will cont to slowly subside ovrngt thru Sun ngt.

Kept close to ww3 nwps guidance for fcst WV hts, with two WV pd
spectras, a swell group arnd 10 sec and wind driven group arnd
5 sec.

Short term: light offshore winds Mon will turn more sw'ly mon
night into Tue and increase as high pressure moves east of the
area. Wind gusts Tue and Tue night may approach SCA levels, but
as of now they were kept below criteria. Seas will build later
tue into Tue night with the shift to strengthening onshore flow,
but should remain in the 3 to 5 ft range.

Hydrology
Aside from the risk of other isolated ice jams forming on one
of the northern rivers no flooding is expected this weekend into
early next week. The ice should finally get flushed out next
week with a significant warmup that will lead to a lot of
snowmelt. By mid- late next week, the rivers will be running
high due to snowmelt, but whether there is any flooding will
likely depend on how much rain falls late in the week. The
situation will need to be closely monitored through the week.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... CB vjn
short term... Kredensor
long term... Kredensor
aviation... CB vjn kredensor
marine... CB vjn kredensor
hydrology... Cb


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Clayton Lake, ME67 mi97 minN 0 mi28°F18°F69%1024.2 hPa

Wind History from 40B (wind in knots)
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
-12
PM
1
AM
2
AM
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalm3NW6
G13
5
G14
5
G16
6
G16
5
G15
6
G16
6
G15
W6
G14
4
G13
NW6
G18
43
G12
2CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
1 day ago4Calm3225
G12
4425
G13
5
G15
46
G13
5
G12
Calm445
G16
Calm232CalmCalm
2 days ago2CalmCalmCalmCalm5
G11
2
G12
34
G12
44342Calm3CalmCalmCalm33CalmCalm--

Tide / Current Tables for
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help
Tide / Current Tables for
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help
Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   HelpWeather Map
wmap_A
GOES Local Image of    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (2,6,7,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Caribou, ME
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.