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Mattapoisett Center, MA

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 5:53PM Tuesday October 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT (14:23 UTC) Moonrise 12:03AMMoonset 3:05PM Illumination 35% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 24 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 716 Am Edt Tue Oct 22 2019
Today..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Showers likely this afternoon.
Tonight..E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less after midnight.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers in the morning with vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..SW winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 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 716 Am Edt Tue Oct 22 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres over the maritimes moves farther offshore today. A cold front will then pass through tonight into Wed, bringing S winds along with a chance of rain. High pres and dry weather follow for the rest of this week. 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 Mattapoisett Center, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1007 am edt Tue oct 22 2019

Synopsis
Spotty light drizzle rain develops this afternoon, with more
widespread rain tonight ahead of an approaching cold front.

Behind this front, dry conditions and seasonable temperatures
follow Wednesday afternoon into Friday. Another cold front may
bring a some showers late Friday into early Saturday. High
pressure builds in for most of next weekend before another
chance of rain next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
10 am update...

patchy low clouds are developing across sne which will become
more widespread into the afternoon as low levels become
saturated. Hi-res and global guidance indicating light qpf
developing, mostly after 18z. Still dry aloft and deeper
moisture doesn't arrive until tonight so expecting patchy
drizzle or light rain developing, first across SE ma then
expanding across rest of sne toward evening. Minor adjustments
to pops, otherwise forecast on track.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Wednesday
Tonight... Approaching mid level trough and upper jet combined
with deepening moisture plume will result in an area of
rain showers moving west to east ahead of a cold front. Most of
the best dynamics still appear to be focused to our north. Have
increased pops due to high confidence in measurable
precipitation, however, expecting rainfall total to be under an
inch through Wednesday morning region-wide. Lowest rainfall
totals towards the south coast.

Wednesday... High pressure builds in behind a cold front. Winds
turn west. Decreasing clouds and becoming drier. Near normal
temperatures.

Long term Wednesday night through Monday
Highlights...

* dry and seasonable through Thursday
* light showers possible late Friday into Saturday
* dry latter half of the weekend before rain chances return next
week
Wednesday night through Thursday...

looking at the synoptic pattern for this period we see a broad
upper trough over the central eastern us centered around a
hudson bay low, while ridging over the eastern pacific moves
onshore along the west coast. By Wednesday night the latest lobe
of energy rotating around main low has moved out bringing
rising heights and building surface high pressure. This together
with a very dry post frontal airmass will bring clear skies and
dry weather well into Thursday. By Thursday afternoon wrap
around mid level moisture may introduce some scattered mid high
clouds but nothing significant. Most noticeable sensible weather
would be some breezy winds as model soundings indicate a well
mixed boundary layer tapping into the 25-30kt 850mb jet.

Friday and Saturday...

next chance of rain comes during this period, though still some
question to the timing and extent. Increasing moisture ahead of
an approaching shortwave trough will bring clouds on Friday,
preceding rain chances Friday evening and especially overnight.

Confidence remains on the low end given significant guidance
disagreement on the weekend pattern... GFS continuing to dig
deeper while the ec depicts a shallower, more transient wave.

For now going with a blend of guidance, favoring the quicker
solution; expecting to see showers move in around late Friday
and linger through early to mid day Saturday. Seasonable
temperatures Friday in the low 60s followed by a bit of a cool
down, in the 50s on Saturday. Behind the rain high pressure
builds in for cool, clear night Saturday. This may lead to some
frost Sunday morning with lows in the 30s.

Sunday and Monday...

increasing model spread, substantial by late weekend, leads to
decreased forecast confidence this late in the period. Seems to
be good consensus that Sunday stands a better chance of being
dry, while another frontal wave may bring rain back to the
forecast to start the week. For now introducing rain chances
during the overnight hours Sunday into early Monday.

Aviation 14z Tuesday through Saturday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Wednesday ...

14z update...

today... High confidence in trends, moderate confidence in
timing. Patchy MVFR ifr CIGS will expand across sne through the
afternoon. Areas of drizzle and light rain develop this
afternoon. E winds becoming brisk around 10 to 15 kts, gusts up
to 20 kts especially along the shore.

Tonight... High confidence. Widespread ifr lifr developing with
period of rain moving west to east. Winds becoming SE and
strengthening over the waters with 15 to 20 kts sustained,
gusts up to 25 kts right up to the immediate shore.

Wednesday... Mix of conditions ranging from ifr toVFR to start.

BecomingVFR by afternoon.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in TAF trends.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in TAF trends.

Outlook Wednesday night through Saturday ... Moderate confidence.

Wednesday night:VFR. Breezy.

Thursday through Thursday night:VFR.

Friday:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Friday night:VFR. Chance shra.

Saturday:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Wednesday ...

persistent E NE winds up to 20 kt into this evening with some
25 kt gusts will result in building seas over the waters. S to
se winds develop tonight ahead of a cold front, then become W on
Wednesday. Vsbys reduced in rain and fog late today through
tonight. Small craft advisories expanded into CAPE cod bay and
nantucket sound for tonight, and also extended through
Wednesday across the outer coastal waters.

Outlook Wednesday night through Saturday ... Moderate confidence.

Wednesday night: winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas.

Thursday through Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas
of seas approaching 5 ft.

Friday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Slight chance of rain showers.

Friday night: winds less than 25 kt. Chance of rain showers.

Saturday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Slight chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 4 am edt
Wednesday for anz231-232.

Small craft advisory until midnight edt tonight for anz235-237.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Wednesday for anz250-
254>256.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Wednesday for anz251.

Synopsis... Belk bw
near term... Belk kjc
short term... Belk
long term... Bw
aviation... Belk bw
marine... Belk bw


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 7 mi54 min 56°F 59°F1020 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 12 mi99 min N 1 56°F 1020 hPa54°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 21 mi84 min NE 15 G 17 56°F 1020.1 hPa (+0.3)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 23 mi54 min 53°F 58°F1021.1 hPa
FRXM3 24 mi54 min 53°F 51°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 24 mi54 min NE 7 G 9.9 53°F 1020.9 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 26 mi44 min 56°F2 ft
44090 27 mi24 min 57°F1 ft
PRUR1 30 mi54 min 54°F 52°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 32 mi99 min NE 8.9 53°F 1020 hPa51°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 32 mi54 min N 5.1 G 8 54°F 55°F1020.5 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 32 mi54 min NE 6 G 8.9 53°F 1021.5 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 33 mi54 min N 8.9 G 11 53°F 58°F
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 35 mi60 min NNE 11 G 13 53°F 58°F1020.9 hPa
PVDR1 36 mi54 min NNE 6 G 8.9 54°F 1021.3 hPa52°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 38 mi54 min ENE 1.9 G 6 54°F 57°F1021.1 hPa
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 41 mi54 min NNE 8 G 13 57°F 56°F1019.4 hPa
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 49 mi24 min 59°F5 ft

Wind History for Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA12 mi29 minNE 1010.00 miOvercast55°F51°F88%1020.3 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA13 mi31 minVar 510.00 miOvercast55°F51°F87%1020.2 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA15 mi31 minNE 1010.00 miOvercast57°F52°F83%1019.9 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA21 mi32 minNE 910.00 miOvercast56°F51°F84%1020.8 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA24 mi32 minVar 310.00 miOvercast56°F51°F84%1020.8 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFMH

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Tide / Current Tables for Bird Island, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Tue -- 12:02 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:02 AM EDT     3.70 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:06 AM EDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:04 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:30 PM EDT     4.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:05 PM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Current
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Cape Cod Canal
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Tue -- 12:01 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:01 AM EDT     3.90 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:45 AM EDT     -0.03 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:34 AM EDT     -3.82 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 10:32 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 01:26 PM EDT     3.54 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:04 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:47 PM EDT     -0.08 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:50 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:57 PM EDT     -4.13 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:02 PM EDT     0.18 knots Slack
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