Monday, December11, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Van Buren, ME

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Sunrise 10:06AMSunset 2:34PM Monday December 11, 2017 7:43 PM WGT (22:43 UTC) Moonrise 1:07AMMoonset 2:05PM Illumination 40% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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.
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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national weather service caribou me
512 pm est Mon dec 11 2017

High pressure will cross the region tonight. Low pressure will
approach from the southwest Tuesday then track across the area
Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Near term through Tuesday
High pressure will cross the region tonight while intensifying
low pressure tracks east across the great lakes. An isolated
snow shower is possible this evening. Otherwise, expect partly
cloudy skies early tonight with increasing clouds overnight in
advance of the approaching low. The low will track toward
southern maine Tuesday. Snow will expand northeast across the
region through the morning into the early afternoon. Generally
expect precipitation to remain in the form of snow across much
of the region Tuesday. However, onshore winds will draw warmer
air inland from the gulf of maine which will allow the snow to
transition to rain along the downeast coast during the
afternoon. The transition to rain will begin to reach interior
downeast areas during the late afternoon. Have issued winter
storm warnings across northern portions of aroostook and
somerset counties along with northern and central portions of
piscataquis county. Have issued winter weather advisories across
much of the rest of the region with the exception of the
downeast coast where the transition to rain will limit snow
accumulations. Low temperatures tonight will range from around
zero to 5 below north, to 10 to 15 interior downeast with upper
teens to around 20 along the downeast coast. High temperatures
Tuesday will range through the 20s north, to the mid to upper
30s interior downeast with around 40 to the lower 40s along the
downeast coast.

Short term Tuesday night through Thursday
Low pressure will be centered over the southwestern portion of the
state Tuesday evening with moderate to heavy snow continuing across
central and northern areas and rain downeast. The low center will
track north across the central part of our region. This will allow
warmer air to be pulled north through eastern areas. The snow may
change over to bit of sleet, freezing rain and rain as far north as
northeastern aroostook county early Wednesday morning. The low
center will continue north of the area Wednesday into Wednesday
night. Eastern areas will remain mild early Wednesday before
much colder air wrapping in behind the low allows temperatures
to plunge Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. Snow showers
and some heavier snow squalls are possible in northwestern
areas Wednesday evening as cold air wraps in. Frigid arctic air
and strong gusty winds on Thursday will then bring bitter cold
wind chills. Expect a mostly sunny sky downeast and a partly to
mostly cloudy sky across the north on Thursday with snow showers
as low pressure both surface and aloft lifts north through

Long term Thursday night through Monday
The sky will become mostly clear Thursday night as low pressure
continues to move away to the north and high pressure settles in
from the west. Low temperatures will range from near 0 across the
north to 10 downeast. Friday will begin mostly sunny and cold. Some
high clouds may start to increase from a new area of low pressure
lifting north from the mid-atlantic region. Low pressure Friday
night into Saturday is expected to track to our east toward nova
scotia. This may brush eastern downeast and east central areas with
a bit of snow late Friday night into Saturday morning. The low will
move away Saturday afternoon as high pressure returns. High pressure
will remains across the area on Sunday. Another low sliding off the
mid-atlantic coast and tracking to the south may brush the downeast
region with some snow on Monday.

Aviation 22z Monday through Saturday
Near term: occasional MVFR conditions are possible with any
snow showers early tonight. Otherwise, generallyVFR conditions
are expected tonight. However, MVFR conditions could begin to
develop late. Conditions will lower to ifr lifr levels Tuesday.

Short term: ifr to lifr conditions in low clouds, rain
downeast, and snow over the north can be expected Tuesday night.

Conditions will gradually improve toVFR downeast and MVFR
across the north Wednesday afternoon.VFR conditions downeast,
and MVFR conditions in snow showers across the north, can be
expected Wednesday night through Thursday. MainlyVFR conditions
are likely Thursday night into Friday as high pressure builds

Near term: a small craft advisory for hazardous seas remains in
effect for much of the waters, with the exception of the
intracoastal waters, though midnight. Conditions are expected
to be below small craft advisory levels on the intracoastal
waters tonight. Gale conditions are expected to develop later
Tuesday afternoon across much of the waters, with small craft
advisory conditions developing on the intracoastal waters. A
gale warning has been issued for much of the waters, with the
exception of the intracoastal waters, starting Tuesday

Short term: a southerly gale is likely over the offshore waters
with a SCA on the intracoastal waters Tuesday evening. Winds
will diminish as the low lifts up across the area. Winds will
increase again to gale on the offshore waters and a SCA on the
intracoastal waters in gusty westerly winds Wednesday into
Thursday morning.

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... Winter storm warning from 11 am Tuesday to 1 am est Thursday
for mez002.

Winter storm warning from 9 am Tuesday to 1 am est Thursday
for mez001-003-004-010.

Winter weather advisory from 7 am Tuesday to 5 am est
Wednesday for mez005-006-011-031-032.

Winter weather advisory from 7 am Tuesday to 1 am est
Wednesday for mez015>017.

Marine... Gale warning from 3 pm Tuesday to midnight est Tuesday night
for anz050-051.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until midnight est
tonight for anz050-051.

Near term... Norcross
short term... Bloomer
long term... Bloomer
aviation... Norcross bloomer
marine... Norcross bloomer

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