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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 4:19PM Wednesday December 11, 2019 11:54 AM EST (16:54 UTC) Moonrise 5:07PMMoonset 7:15AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 1015 Am Est Wed Dec 11 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning...
This afternoon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow likely this morning. Vsby 1 nm or less, increasing to 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Showers likely.
Sun and Sun night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 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 1015 Am Est Wed Dec 11 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A secondary cold front will cross the waters this evening. This will be followed by large high pres building over the waters on Thu. The high will move off the coast on Fri as low pres approaches from the southwest Fri night and moves across the waters on Sat. High pres builds over the waters by Monday. 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 Westerly, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 111549 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1049 AM EST Wed Dec 11 2019

SYNOPSIS.

Precipitation tapering off and skies clearing from west to east as high pressure nudges in from the southwest. Temperatures will keep dropping throughout the day due to cold air advection. A reinforcing cold front will slide in tonight bringing dry, gusty and even colder weather tonight. Large high pressure will bring cold and dry conditions Thursday and Friday. Developing low pressure across the southeast U.S. will shift up the coast with the potential for periods of heavy rain Friday night into Saturday, possibly beginning as a period of light snow across interior Massachusetts. Drier and cooler weather returns Sunday into Monday. Another storm may impact the region Monday night into Tuesday with snow or rain.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/.

10 AM Update .

Snow tapering off across eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Precipitation may linger into the early afternoon across the Cape and Islands.

Skies becoming sunny as high pressure builds in from the southwest. Expect much colder temperatures in comparison to the last two days as colder air filters in from the west. High temperatures have already been met and readings will continue to fall as the day progresses. Westerly winds will pick up and become gusty this evening due to a reinforcing cold front moving in.

Previous discussion .

We have received numerous reports of 3 to 4 inches of snow early this morning across portions of CT and into the Worcester Hills. May see some localized 5" amounts, but the back edge of the snow is near Bradley to Fitchburg. So while the bulk of the accumulating snow will be ending across the interior shortly, several more hours of snow will occur across RI into eastern MA so roads will be deteriorating in this region. Lingering rain across the Cape/Islands will be changing to snow over the next few hours.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM THURSDAY/. This afternoon .

Any remaining snow should exit the Cape/Nantucket by early afternoon. Otherwise, skies become partly to mostly sunny with afternoon temperatures mainly in the lower to middle 30s. We can not rule out a brief flurry or two toward evening in the Berks with a reinforcing cold front.

Tonight .

Reinforcing cold front crosses the region this evening. While this front comes through day other than perhaps a brief flurry in Berks, it will become quite cold. Low temps will bottom out mainly in the upper teens and lower 20s by daybreak. Wind chills will be in the high single digits to lower teens.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Highlights .

* Dry and cold conditions Thursday

* Southern stream system works up the coast Friday through Saturday, bringing milder temperatures and the potential for heavy rain & localized flooding especially late Friday night and Saturday. Melting snow may increase flood risks. * Leftover rain/snow showers linger into early Sunday. Drying out and seasonably cold on Monday before next system arrives on Tuesday. Details .

Thursday .

Will see dry conditions as high pressure moves east out of NY/PA during the day. NW winds will gust up to 20-25 early, which will combine with the cold early morning temps to produce wind chills in the single digits to the mid teens early. However, as the high approaches and pressure gradient relaxes, winds will diminish through the rest of the day. Still noting a rather deep cold layer aloft, so it will be a chilly day. Temperatures will only reach the mid to upper 20s well inland to the mid 30s along the S coast.

The center of the cold high will shift across the region Thu evening, then push toward Maine and the Maritimes around or after midnight which will allow light/variable winds to shift to S-SE. Clouds will start to increase N of the Mass Pike after midnight. It will remain cold as temps bottom out in the teens to near 20, except up to the mid 20s to near 30 along the immediate coast.

Friday through Saturday night .

***Heavy Rain and Flood Potential***

Low pressure will push out of the Gulf of Mexico early Friday, moving NE across the east coastal states before pushing across the region during this timeframe. This will bring a slug of tropical moisture up the coast, with PWATs up to 2-3 SD above normal by 12Z Saturday. Medium range models all in good agreement in bringing milder temperatures on S-SW winds as well as the increasing moisture.

Will see precip to start during the morning with most areas receiving all rain. May see some colder air trapped in the colder inland valleys, so may see a mix of rain/snow or all snow to start. With the SW winds, though, milder air will work northward and scour out by midday or early afternoon.

00Z models all signaling the heaviest rain to occur from late Friday night through Saturday, with upwards to 1 to 1.6 inches. As the low moves across coastal areas early Saturday, some colder air may wrap back in across N central/NW Mass, so could still see some mixed rain/snow then.

Main concern will be the heavy rainfall especially across central and southern areas along with any additional influx of runoff from the melting snow from this event. Could see some rising river levels as well as localized urban and poor drainage flooding on roadways.

Expect highs on Saturday will range from the mid to upper 40s across N central and western areas to the mid-upper 50s along the coast.

Saturday night through Tuesday .

Scattered showers will linger early Sat night across the region then, as temps start to fall across the higher terrain, may see a mix of rain and snow before the precip ends Sunday morning.

As the low deepens across the Maritimes Sunday, expect strong W-NW winds especially across E MA and along the coast. Gusts up to 20-25 kt forecast across the higher inland terrain, but could be up to 30-40 kt along the immediate coast and especially across Cape Cod and the islands Sunday and Sunday night. If this trend continues, may need wind headlines along the coast as well as across the coastal waters.

Will see another surge of cold air moving in late Sunday night and Monday with continued gusty winds through midday along with temperatures running around 5 degrees or so below normal.

Yet another southern stream low may approach the region Monday night and Tuesday with another shot of deep moisture moving across. At this point, could see another round of snow that could mix with or change to rain, but some question whether the colder air may hang in longer across the interior. Low forecast confidence continues with this event.

AVIATION /15Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. Forecaster Confidence Levels .

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

Short Term /through Tonight/ .

Today . Moderate to high confidence. Rain changes to snow from northwest to southeast through 11z, but may be an hour or two later across portions of the Cape/Islands. Snow will result in IFR conditions this morning with perhaps brief LIFR conditions. Snow should end in the BDL/ORH/BED areas between 12z and 14z, BOS/PVD between 14 and 16z and the Cape/Nantucket by 18z or 19z. 1 to 3inches of accumulations is likely on paved runways. Once the snow ends, expect conditions to quickly improve to VFR.

Tonight . High confidence. VFR with NW wind gusts of 20 to 25 knots.

KBOS Terminal . Moderate to high confidence. Snow impacts the morning push with IFR to brief LIFR conditions.

KBDL Terminal . Moderate to high confidence. Snow impacts the morning push with IFR to brief LIFR conditions.

Outlook /Thursday through Sunday/ .

Thursday: VFR. Breezy.

Thursday Night: VFR.

Friday: Mainly MVFR, with local IFR possible. Breezy. Slight chance RA, patchy BR.

Friday Night: Mainly IFR, with areas MVFR possible. Windy with areas of gusts up to 30 kt. RA, patchy BR.

Saturday: Mainly IFR, with areas MVFR possible. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt. RA, patchy BR.

Saturday Night: Mainly MVFR, with local IFR possible. Breezy. Chance SHRA.

Sunday: Mainly VFR, with areas MVFR possible. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt. Slight chance SHRA.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tonight/ .

Today . High confidence. NW wind gusts of 10 to 20 kts over the open waters mid this morning diminishing into this afternoon. Wind gusts picking up late this afternoon into the evening as colder air moves in from the west. Rain and snow will result in reduced visibilities for mariners into the early afternoon across our east and southeast waters. Seas will remain rough.

Tonight . High confidence. A reinforcing cold front will result in strong mixing over the relatively mild ocean. Westerly wind gusts of 30 to gale force gusts of 35 knots will develop over the open waters. The timing of the Gales and SCA still look good.

Outlook /Thursday through Sunday/ .

Thursday: Low risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with local gusts up to 30 kt. Local rough seas.

Thursday Night: Winds less than 25 kt.

Friday: Low risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft. Slight chance of rain.

Friday Night: Moderate risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of rough seas. Rain likely. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Saturday: Low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 35 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft. Rain, patchy fog. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Saturday Night: Moderate risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 30 kt. Rough seas up to 12 ft. Chance of rain showers.

Sunday: Moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 40 kt. Rough seas up to 12 ft. Slight chance of rain showers.

BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CT . None. MA . Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST today for MAZ018>023. RI . Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST today for RIZ005-007. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday for ANZ231>234. Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Thursday for ANZ230-236. Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST Thursday for ANZ235-237- 255-256. Gale Warning from 11 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Thursday for ANZ250-251-254.

SYNOPSIS . Frank/BL/EVT NEAR TERM . BL SHORT TERM . Frank LONG TERM . EVT AVIATION . Frank/EVT MARINE . Frank/BL/EVT


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 14 mi55 min NNW 2.9 G 5.1 28°F 45°F1024.8 hPa (+0.4)
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 14 mi40 min NW 8 G 9.9 30°F 1011 hPa25°F
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 24 mi55 min 31°F 45°F1025.5 hPa (+0.4)
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 27 mi55 min NW 8.9 G 12 28°F 44°F1025.1 hPa (+0.7)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 28 mi79 min NNW 8.9 G 15 29°F 42°F1024.8 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 32 mi70 min NNW 2.9 29°F 1025 hPa29°F
PRUR1 32 mi55 min 29°F 29°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 32 mi55 min NNW 4.1 G 12 29°F 1025.5 hPa (+0.7)
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 35 mi55 min W 11 G 13 29°F 43°F1024.6 hPa (+0.9)
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 37 mi55 min WNW 4.1 G 6 29°F 41°F1024.6 hPa (+0.8)
PVDR1 37 mi55 min WNW 4.1 G 7 29°F 1024.8 hPa (+0.7)28°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 41 mi55 min WNW 5.1 G 6 31°F 1024.5 hPa (+0.3)
FRXM3 41 mi55 min 29°F 29°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 42 mi55 min NNW 16 G 19 29°F 1024.7 hPa (+1.0)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 42 mi55 min 29°F 44°F1024.7 hPa (+0.3)
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 47 mi55 min 53°F7 ft

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Airport Reports
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Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI3 mi62 minNNW 70.50 miSnow30°F25°F82%1025.3 hPa
Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport, CT12 mi59 minNNW 31.50 miLight Snow Fog/Mist29°F27°F92%1024.8 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI19 mi59 minNW 121.50 miLight Snow Fog/Mist28°F27°F96%1025.2 hPa
Montauk, Montauk Airport, NY21 mi61 minNNW 12 mi30°F27°F88%1025.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westerly, Pawcatuck River, Rhode Island
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Wed -- 02:23 AM EST     0.22 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:14 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:03 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:54 AM EST     3.28 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:09 PM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:07 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:17 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:27 PM EST     2.47 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for The Race, Long Island Sound, New York Current
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Wed -- 01:17 AM EST     -2.81 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:19 AM EST     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:15 AM EST     Moonset
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Wed -- 07:14 AM EST     2.91 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:29 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:41 PM EST     -3.47 knots Max Ebb
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Wed -- 04:19 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:00 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:46 PM EST     2.81 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:03 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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