Sunday, September23, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Lubec, ME

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Sunrise 7:31AMSunset 7:37PM Monday September 24, 2018 1:22 AM AZOST (01:22 UTC) Moonrise 6:10PMMoonset 4:39AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lubec, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 232257 aaa
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service caribou me
657 pm edt Sun sep 23 2018

A cold front will cross the region through this evening. Cool
canadian high pressure will build in behind the front tonight
and Monday then move east Tuesday. Low pressure will track
northwest of maine Wednesday drawing a cold front across the
region Wednesday night.

Near term through Monday
7:00 p.M. Update... Forecast is good shape overall. I tweaked
temps up a little tonight for bangor region and downeast with
more widespread cloud cover expected to keep things from
dropping too quickly tonight. Clearing line is now moving into
northern aroostook county with clouds expected to slow drift
south through the night. With clouds already out of the saint
john valley, low temp forecast is on track with widespread temps
in the mid-20s expected across northern maine. Besides the
cold, no significant weather expected tonight. Will be watching
to see if any records lows will be reached. Best chance will
most likely be frenchville or caribou.

Previous discussion: the cold front is expected to be dry as it
finishes crossing the area this evening, but lingering clouds
and winds will slow cooling towards bangor and the down east
region. This cold front is bringing the coldest air of the
season to date. Radiational cooling and decoupling will occur
towards NW aroostook county where lows could dip towards 20f and
a hard freeze will occur for most of aroostook county as well
as northern piscataquis county and northern penobscot county.

Record lows for tonight of 27f at caribou and 25f at houlton
will be approached. A freeze warning will be issued for northern
penobscot county and central piscataquis county towards
greenville and monson. The buffer area will be southern
piscataquis county, south central penobscot county, and
north central washington county. These areas will have winds and
clouds until later in the night, but cooling in the last few
hours of the night into the low to mid 30s prompts a frost
advisory. Along coastal hancock and washington counties, the
cold air and decreasing winds won't occur in time and the frost
will have to wait until Monday night. The powerful 1040mb high
will provide a sunny Monday with light winds, but temperatures
will only recover into the low to mid 50s for most of the area.

Short term Monday night through Wednesday
High pressure will begin to exit eastward Monday night. Mostly
clear skies and light winds will allow favorable conditions for
radiational cooling Monday night, with sub-freezing temperatures
across northern areas and frost possible to the downeast coast.

High pressure exits across the maritimes Tuesday, with a warm
front approaching later Tuesday through Tuesday night. Cloud
cover will increase Tuesday. Rain chances will also increase,
from west to east, through Tuesday afternoon. Rain is expected
across the entire region Tuesday night. The warm front will
cross the region early Wednesday, with a cold front approaching
northwest areas late. Moisture increases in advance of the cold
front Wednesday, with rain persisting. The better chances of
rain will occur across northern areas during the afternoon in
advance of the cold front. Rainfall totals are still uncertain,
though amounts between 0.50 and 1.00 inch should be common
across much of the region with locally greater values possible.

Near normal, to slightly below normal, level temperatures are
expected Tuesday. Slightly above normal level temperatures are
expected Wednesday.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
The cold front will cross the region Wednesday night with rain
in advance of the front. High pressure will then begin to build
toward the region late. High pressure is expected Thursday. A
cold front is expected to cross the region later Friday into
Saturday with a chance of showers in advance of the front,
though the exact timing of the front is still uncertain. High
pressure will cross the region in the wake of the cold front.

Another cold front could cross the region Sunday with a slight
chance of showers. Near normal level temperatures are expected
Thursday through Saturday, with below normal level temperatures

Aviation 00z Monday through Friday
Near term: a brief period of MVFR CIGS is possible with the
cold frontal boundary. This will only occur north of hul into
this evening. Otherwise,VFR conditions are expected with no
cigs on Monday and excellent vis.

Short term:VFR conditions are expected Monday night through
early Tuesday, with conditions lowering to MVFR levels later
Tuesday. Generally ifr lifr conditions are expected Tuesday
night into Wednesday night, with improving conditions later
Wednesday night.VFR conditions are expected Thursday through
early Friday, with MVFR conditions possible later Friday.

Near term: the small craft advisory continues to look good for
tonight into early Monday morning with wind gusts to 30 kts.

Not looking for much response from seas as they'll stay less
than 4 feet. Seas and winds will diminish Monday afternoon as a
strong high pressure system settles over the waters.

Short term: conditions are expected to be below small craft
advisory levels Monday night through early Tuesday. Small craft
advisory conditions are then expected later Tuesday through
Wednesday. Visibilities will be reduced in rain and fog later
Tuesday through Wednesday.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... Frost advisory from 2 am to 9 am edt Monday for mez011-015>017-

Freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am edt Monday for mez005-010.

Marine... Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to 10 am edt Monday
for anz050>052.

Near term... Mcw dumont
short term... Norcross
long term... Norcross
aviation... Mcw dumont norcross
marine... Mcw dumont norcross

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
62150 41 mi83 min W 13 52°F 6 ft1031.2 hPa (+2.2)
62144 - North Sea 95 mi83 min WNW 15 53°F 6 ft1029.1 hPa (+2.8)41°F

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