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|Sunrise 6:46AM||Sunset 6:54PM||Sunday March 18, 2018 6:41 AM AZOT (07:41 UTC)||Moonrise 6:55AM||Moonset 7:17PM||Illumination 2%|
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service caribou me
1202 am edt Sun mar 18 2018
Cold high pressure will build down from canada overnight and
Sunday then crest south of the region Sunday night into Monday.
Low pressure will track well south of the area on Tuesday.
Near term through Sunday
12:02 am update: it feels more like the middle of january
across the CWA early morning with temperatures mostly in the
single digits and lower teens. A gusty wind is producing wind
chills in the zero to 10 below range. Mainly clear the remainder
of the night with a local streamer or two off the saint
lawrence river that could produce a few patches of clouds in the
far north and west. Also, some high clouds may try to back into
northeast portions of the CWA around low pressure over
labrador. All in all, the forecast is in fine shape with only
minor tweaks to the forecast elements based on the midnight
observations and satellite pictures.
low pressure well to our northeast combined with high pressure
building down from canada will bring a very cold night tonight.
Sunday will be another very cold day as the high continues to
build in from the northwest. A weak upper level shortwave
sliding south across the region around midday combined with
heating from the mid march sunshine may produce some low level
convection. This could bring some light snow showers across
central and northern areas again. Otherwise, the day will be
mainly dry and cold. The cold weather will persist into Monday
as high pressure builds to our south although highs Monday will
not be as low as the weekend highs. Another weak upper level
shortwave sliding down from eastern canada will again bring a
chance for scattered flurries over the north during the midday
and afternoon Monday.
Short term Sunday night through Tuesday
An upper trof will continue to influence the region this term
and beyond. This trof will continue to provide some cold temps
along W some clouds for Tuesday, mainly across the northern 1 2
of the cwa. The st. Lawrence remains open and W the flow coming
off the st. Lawrence, streamers or light snow could be a
nuisance especially over the st. John valley. Attm, decided to
keep slight chance for snow(20%) across the crown. The upside to
this is that the flow does not look to be strong, so activity
will be limited. Afternoon temps for Tuesday were bumped up a
few degrees W the help of the march sun.
Long term Tuesday night through Saturday |
Closed upper low will drift across the state right into Thursday
w some more snow showers light snow possible. Low pres moving
is forecast to move off the mid atlc coast and looks like it
will remain well to the S of the region. This is supported by
the 12z ECMWF gfs and canadian global. Decided on a blend apch
and brought 20-30% chance for snow mainly along downeast given
that a track back to the W is possible. Some of the ensemble
members of the GFS and ECMWF show a track further W still
possible. Still time to assess this situation. It looks like
temps could moderate some both Thursday into Friday W daytime
temps running well into the 30s. This would allow for snowmelt.
At any rate, temps during this term are expected to continue
Aviation 04z Sunday through Thursday
Near term: generally expectVFR conditions across the region
overnight through Monday. The exception will be in snow showers
across the north Sunday afternoon and again Monday afternoon
that may briefly lower conditions to MVFR at some sites.
Short term:VFR for the most part W the exception for the
northern terminals as there could be periods of MVFR during the
Near term: a small craft advisory remains in effect across the
waters overnight into Monday. Light freezing spray is also
expected overnight into Monday.
Short term: no headlines into Tuesday night W winds averaging 15
kts and seas around 3 ft. There is a chance that winds could
surge up to 25 kt by Wednesday W seas apchg 5-6 ft. Depending on
the track of the low to the s, winds could hit close to gale
force especially across the outer zones by Wednesday night.
The high temperature of 15f at caribou yesterday was just one
degree shy of the record low high temperature of 14f, set in
The 500 mb height on the 12z sounding at caribou on 3 17 was
500 dam. This was very close to a record low for the date.
Car watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Monday for anz050>052.
Near term... Bloomer cb
short term... Hewitt
long term... Hewitt
aviation... Bloomer CB hewitt
marine... Bloomer CB hewitt
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|62150||41 mi||41 min||ENE 27||32°F||14 ft||1015.1 hPa (+1.3)||22°F|
|62144 - North Sea||95 mi||41 min||E 29||34°F||13 ft||1013.9 hPa (+1.3)||22°F|
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