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Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 7:53PM Monday August 10, 2020 3:34 PM EDT (19:34 UTC) Moonrise 11:29PMMoonset 12:29PM Illumination 57% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 22 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 116 Pm Edt Mon Aug 10 2020
This afternoon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu and Thu night..SW winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri and Fri night..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft. Seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
ANZ200 116 Pm Edt Mon Aug 10 2020
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pressure remains south of the waters through midweek. A cold front will cross the waters late Thursday into Friday morning bringing scattered showers and tstms. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the current hazards link above the map on the left.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wakefield-Peacedale, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 101831 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 231 PM EDT Mon Aug 10 2020

SYNOPSIS.

High pressure offshore to the south will bring a flow of hot and humid air into Southern New England today through Wednesday. Pop up showers and storms possible today and Tuesday, though most locations will remain dry. Increasing chances for showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday. Seasonable temperatures, dry conditions and much lower humidity levels return Friday into the weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/.

2 PM Update .

Temperatures still too cool based on observations, so bumped temperatures up to the 95th percentile of guidance. Remainder of the forecast is on track. Still could see a few pop up shower/storms this afternoon due to strong heating.

10 AM Update .

Bumped up dew points and temperatures across the region. Forecast was a tad bit too low compared to observations. Upped the temperatures to the 90th percentile of guidance and dew points to roughly the 85th percentile (looked good in comparison to the current obs). Results in heat indices in getting into the mid to upper 90s.

On top of this increased the wind speed and gusts along the south coast toward the HRRRE as it has done well with the sea breeze the past couple of days. Will need too keep an eye on the breeze as it advances north/northwestward as it may be a focal point for convection developing this afternoon as indicated by the last few runs of the HRRR.

7 AM Update:

Heat Advisory still remains valid with no changes to those headlines. However did make a few adjustments to the forecast per trends and latest guidance.

First was to increase sky cover a bit and add patchy fog to parts of the interior. Nighttime microphysics RGB imagery and METARs showing that pooling moisture in light/calm winds has generated a larger covg of stratus and mist. Should be short lived though (thru mid morning) as winds pick up and strong sunshine erodes any fog and/or low stratus.

Next was to increase PoPs a bit after 17z with mention of isolated to scattered TSRA. Likely to be under subsidence for the morning/early-aftn hrs with shortwave ridging in place. However already a few showers popping up in west-central NY on the western end of the shortwave ridge axis. It's definitely a weakly-forced situation today which reduces forecast confidence a bit. But tough to ignore signal in past couple HRRR runs, the NSSL WRF and NAM-3km in depicting scattered storms off the Berkshires and Catskills in NY moving SE into northern CT/central MA into northern RI, with more isolated coverage possible on sea- breezes. CAPEs look fairly low, but given the strong heating expected today, it's possible a stronger storm could produce locally gusty winds. Too remote a chance to include gusty wind wording in the grids but won't totally waive off the need for an SPS or two if storms can get going today. Timing looks to be after 17z until sunset.

Should be even warmer than yesterday areawide. Boston again runs the risk of seeing a sea-breeze which could keep temps from rising too fast, but should again reach the 90 degree mark today . either if the sea breeze stays just offshore or once the winds flip back to synoptic SW late in the day. If Windsor Locks reaches 90 degrees or warmer today, it'd be the 3rd straight day of 90+ highs, making it a "heat wave" for BDL.

Previous discussion .

High pressure across the Southeast USA and West Atlantic ocean brings southwest winds at all levels to Southern New England. This will mean a warming trend surface and aloft. Daytime heating will cause a mixed layer to at least 850-mb and possibly to 800-mb. The mixing will tap temps equiv to 17-18C at 850-mb, supporting max sfc temps of 90 to 95. That will be the target range of max temps. Southwest winds will be onshore along the South Coast, keeping max temps a few degrees cooler . generally in the 80s.

One concern for the afternoon is convection. Widely scattered convection fired yesterday. Conditions are similar today, with a moist layer in the upper part of the mixing and dry air at mid- levels. PW values between 1 inch and 1.4 inches is not impressive for the summer, but may be enough to support a shower. CAPE, per the GFS, may reach 500-700 J/Kg and possibly a little higher. LI values will be near minus 3 Convective models are so-so. two show no development, another two show showers in CT. The forecast will continue to advertise widely scattered showers/storms. Probability remains low, about 15-24 pct, and subsidence from the ridge suggests a fair amount of sunshine.

Second concern is the heat. Dew points are expected to be 68 to 72, which combined with the expected temperatures will bring heat index values in the low to mid 90s, with a broad area from the CT Valley through Nrn RI into Eastern MA showing mid 90s. With conditions Tuesday expected to be warmer, two-day heat advisory conditions still look on target. The Heat Advisory starting today will continue.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/. Tonight .

Any showers/storms dissipate in the evening with the loss of heating. Expect rain-free weather but with continued high humidity with dew points around 70. The high dew points will support fog formation mainly along the South Coast. Min temps will be 68 to 73.

Tuesday .

Repeat performance on Tuesday, with lots of solar heating causing mixing to between 800-850 mb. Temps at that level will be a little higher than today, about 19-20C, which will support max sfc temps in the mid 90s. Dew points will continue in the upper 60s and lower 70s, with heat index values inland in the mid to upper 90s. The Heat Advisory continues through the day.

There will be another moist layer in the upper part of the mixed layer, and similar instability. The forecast will again feature widely scattered showers/storms, mostly across the interior and North Shore.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. Highlights .

* Very warm with high humidity levels leads to continued elevated heat indices on Wed.

* Slow-moving front Wed into Thurs brings solid chances for showers and storms. While not everywhere gets wet, localized downpours possible.

* Seasonable temps with much lower humidity levels return Fri into the weekend.

Details .

Tuesday Night through Thursday:

Will still be contending with elevated heat indices at least on Wed. By Wed and Thurs, a slow-moving cool front acting on anomalously- high PWAT air will favor solid chances for showers and t-storms, ones which could bring localized downpours.

The cool front will still be making its way across eastern New York by Tues night into early Wed, with a continued SW feed of moisture leading to a very warm and muggy night. There will be more in the way of clouds into Wed as the cool front makes its way into the Berkshires. But the combination of temps in the mid 80s to low 90s and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s should still produce heat indices in the mid/upper 90s on Wed along and south of the Mass Pike (excluding the South Coast/Cape and Islands). It's possible the existing Heat Advisory may need to be extended into Wed in later updates, but will wait another cycle of model runs before making that determination. The cool front will be more or less bisecting Southern New England early on Thurs, and while it will still be warm and muggy south of the boundary (mainly our CT, RI and SE MA areas), lower high temps and prospects for showers/storms should permit sub- Advisory heat indices.

While not everyone gets wet, given good consistency have raised PoPs Wed into Thurs as high as lower-Likely (about 60%). On Wed, best chances for rains are mainly north and west of the Mass Pike but could extend as far south as I-95. The front will continue to provide enough lift to keep showers and/or storms going and/or re-developing into Wed evening for most of the area. By Thurs, best chances for rains become more focused in CT eastward into SE MA and the Cape and Islands, with lesser PoPs north of the MA/RI/CT border. Model soundings each day don't reveal much instability (tall, skinny CAPE profiles) and flow aloft is weak. Localized downpours look to be more the threat versus severe, particularly given deep warm-cloud depths between 12-13 kft offer a signal for efficient downpours, PWAT values ~2", and indications for re-developing storms along a slowing front. Still unclear at this point if and which areas would be of greater concern for hydro. Localized issues could pop up in urban areas, other areas possible but TBD depending on prior day(s) rain. Many could use the rain, but just not all at once or in the same areas.

Thursday Night into Friday:

Recent trends in ECMWF/GFS guidance indicate the front will have pushed far enough south Thursday night to allow for drier conditions to develop, though dissipating showers should be the trend thru midnight across CT, southern RI into the South Coast/Cape and adjacent waters. By Friday, northwesterly 500 mb flow should keep the effective frontal position near Long Island, with a surface high building into ME and allowing for a period of cooler, much drier and more stable onshore flow to begin. May be some spotty light showers on the western periphery of the ridge in the lee of the Litchfield Hills and into the Berkshires but not a washout.

Highs Friday in the low to mid 80s with more comfortable humidity levels (dewpoints in the upper 50s to lower-mid 60s). A welcomed break from the heat and humidity from earlier in the workweek!

The Weekend into Monday:

Broad high pressure over eastern Maine will ridge southward bringing 850 mb temps in the low-teens (+11 to +13C range) to Southern New England, with an onshore NE/E flow for at least a part of the weekend. Should actually lead to a fairly nice weekend with partly to mostly sunny conditions, low to mid 80s highs and low humidity levels, though may have greater cloud cover across southwestern areas.

Uncertainty becomes quite large moving into Sunday and Monday. GFS shows a low developing on the stalled front to our south, which returns back northward and delivers what would verbatim be a soaking rain to much of the region Sunday into part of Mon. ECMWF on the other hand maintains sfc ridging and tranquil conditions until at least Mon night/Tues. Obviously that's quite a spread in outcomes and will stick with NBM guidance until there's better agreement.

AVIATION /18Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/.

Forecaster Confidence Levels .

Low - less than 30 percent. Moderate - 30 to 60 percent. High - greater than 60 percent.

Through 00Z . High confidence

VFR at all locations with generally SW winds around 5-10 kts. BOS and PVD should see the sea breeze into this evening. Not out of the question an isolated shower/thunderstorm moves over a terminal. Have held off on the thunder mention due to uncertainty in the coverage.

Tonight . High confidence

VFR with light SW winds. Will see stratus and fog developing across the south coast. Could have MVFR to LIFR conditions with the lowest anticipated at ACK.

Tuesday . High confidence

VFR with SW winds. Strong heating and the mixed layer growing should result in some 15-20 kt gusts mid to late in the morning through the afternoon at most locations. Isolated showers and storms possible across the interior.

Tuesday night . High confidence

VFR conditions expected with SW winds around 5-10 kts.

KBOS Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

KBDL Terminal . High confidence in TAF

Outlook /Wednesday through Friday/ .

Wednesday: VFR. Chance SHRA, slight chance TSRA.

Wednesday Night: VFR. SHRA likely, chance TSRA.

Thursday: VFR. Chance SHRA, slight chance TSRA.

Thursday Night through Friday: VFR. Slight chance SHRA.

MARINE.

10 AM Update .

Increased southwest winds speeds and gusts. Could have borderline Small Craft Advisory gusts (approaching 25 kts) across Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound this afternoon. Rest of the forecast remains on track.

Previous discussion .

High pressure remains offshore. Expecting generally quiet weather, although widely scattered showers/storms forming over land may move off the coast this afternoon.

Stratus/fog may develop tonight, especially along the South Coast. Visibility may reach 1-3 nm.

Tuesday will be similar to today, with quiet weather except for the potential of widely scattered afternoon showers/storms.

Waves at or below 4 feet. Winds out of the SW at 10-15 kts with gusts around 15-20 kts.

Outlook /Tuesday Night through Friday/ .

Tuesday: Winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft. Patchy fog.

Tuesday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Wednesday: Winds less than 25 kt.

Wednesday Night through Thursday: Winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain showers, isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Chance of rain showers.

Friday: Winds less than 25 kt.

BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CT . Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT Tuesday for CTZ002>004. MA . Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT Tuesday for MAZ003>007-010>018- 026. RI . Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT Tuesday for RIZ001>004. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . WTB/BL/Loconto NEAR TERM . WTB/BL/Loconto SHORT TERM . WTB LONG TERM . Loconto AVIATION . BL MARINE . WTB/BL/Loconto


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 15 mi47 min SW 13 G 16 70°F1015.8 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 17 mi47 min S 15 G 17 77°F1015.4 hPa
PRUR1 21 mi65 min 76°F 75°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 22 mi50 min SSW 7 82°F 1015 hPa74°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 22 mi47 min SSW 6 G 13 1015.9 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 26 mi47 min 79°F1014.8 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 27 mi35 min SSW 17 G 19 1016.4 hPa (-1.3)
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 29 mi47 min S 8.9 G 11 75°F1015.4 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 30 mi47 min S 14 G 18 1015.2 hPa
FRXM3 30 mi65 min 87°F 70°F
PVDR1 30 mi47 min SSE 16 G 18 1015 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 31 mi47 min S 12 G 15
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 31 mi47 min 78°F1015.7 hPa
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 31 mi47 min 74°F1016.3 hPa
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 36 mi69 min 74°F2 ft
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 48 mi47 min 76°F1016 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI13 mi42 minS 1110.00 miFair85°F71°F63%1015.9 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI13 mi39 minSW 15 G 2010.00 miFair79°F72°F79%1016.4 hPa
Newport, Newport State Airport, RI19 mi42 minSSW 9 G 189.00 miPartly Cloudy84°F73°F70%1015.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Moonstone Beach, Rhode Island
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Mon -- 12:54 AM EDT     2.55 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:24 AM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 12:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:27 PM EDT     2.77 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:06 PM EDT     0.79 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:28 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Narragansett Pier, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
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Narragansett Pier
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Mon -- 12:39 AM EDT     2.86 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:11 AM EDT     0.55 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 12:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:12 PM EDT     3.11 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:46 PM EDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
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