Friday, October20, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Van Buren, ME

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What's New / NOTES
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.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 8:33AMSunset 5:50PM Friday October 20, 2017 2:22 PM WGST (16:22 UTC) Moonrise 8:19AMMoonset 6:08PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Van Buren, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Fxus61 kcar 201404
area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
1004 am edt Fri oct 20 2017

High pressure will build across the region later today
through Saturday then begin to exit to the east Sunday.

Near term through tonight
1005 am update... No significant changes were needed with this
update. Some scattered clouds are moving into the upper saint
john valley this morning in association with an approaching
trough and cold air advection, but otherwise expect plenty of
sunshine and breezy conditions to prevail today. The forecast is
in good shape, so just made some minor tweaks to temps, winds,
dewpoints, and sky cover to bring these parameters into line
with current conditions.

Previous discussion...

a cold front will exit across the maritimes this morning. High
pressure will then build toward the region later today through
tonight. Northwest winds will increase today with a tight
pressure gradient and deep mixing. Wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph
are expected across the region this afternoon. Otherwise, mostly
sunny skies are expected today. Clear skies are expected
tonight along with diminishing winds. High temperatures today
will range from the lower to mid 50s north, to the lower 60s
downeast. Low temperatures tonight will range from the lower to
mid 30s north, to the upper 30s to around 40 downeast.

Short term Saturday through Sunday
Strong high pressure will pass to the south of new england
early Saturday then move east into the atlantic Sunday and
Monday. Expect dry conditions through Monday as high pressure
east of the region continues to dominate.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday
Low pressure will develop to the southwest of the area early
Tuesday then move northward and pass to the west of new england
Tuesday night. This will result in rain across the state during
the day Tuesday. As the low moves to the north into canada
Wednesday expect cooler air to move in from the west. Showers
will persist into Thursday behind the departing low pressure

Aviation 14z Friday through Tuesday
Near term:VFR conditions are expected across the region today
through tonight. Northwest winds will increase today, with
gusts of 30 to 35 mph this afternoon. Winds will then
gradually diminish tonight.

Short term: expectVFR conditions Saturday through Monday.

Mfvr ifr conditions are expected Tuesday.

Near term: a small craft advisory is in effect for the waters
through this afternoon. Conditions will fall below small craft
advisory levels tonight.

Short term: have used the NAM for sustained winds. For waves:
for Saturday the primary wave system will be longer period
southeasterly swell (1-2 feet 8-9 seconds). Wind wave will be
less than 1 foot. For Sunday southerly wind wave will become the
primary wave system (2-3 feet 5 seconds). Southerly wind wave
will build to 5 feet 6 seconds Monday. Will use the nearshore
wave prediction system for wave grids.

Fire weather
Northwest winds will increase today with gusts of 30 to 35 mph
expected this afternoon. The winds will help advect drier air
across the region. Afternoon relative humidity values are
expected to range from around 35 to around 40 percent. The winds
and low humidity values will lead to an increased fire risk

Car watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for

Near term... Hastings norcross
short term... Mignone
long term... Mignone
aviation... Hastings norcross mignone
marine... Hastings norcross mignone
fire weather... Norcross

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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (12,3,4,5)
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