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Sunrise 5:22AMSunset 8:17PM Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:19 AM EDT (10:19 UTC) Moonrise 9:01PMMoonset 5:53AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 406 Am Edt Wed Jul 17 2019
Today..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers with isolated tstms this afternoon. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..SE winds around 5 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. 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 406 Am Edt Wed Jul 17 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres will shift E of the waters today, while the remnants of barry spread across the waters late today through midday Thu. High pres builds across northern new england on Thu producing e-ne winds across the waters. The high will move E across nova scotia Thu night. South to southwest winds will bring a build up of heat and humidity Fri and Sat. A cold front approaches on Sunday, bringing a chance for showers and Thunderstorms. 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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505 am edt Wed jul 17 2019

Synopsis
A cold front will approach the region later today, with the
threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms, along with the
potential of heavy rainfall. As the front pushes across tonight,
the remnants of barry with bring more showers with locally
heavy rainfall, along with scattered thunderstorms which will
continue through most of Thursday. Hot and humid conditions
settle in for Friday through Sunday with heat related headlines
likely. A cold front sweeps through the region Monday with
scattered showers and thunderstorm. High pressure then builds
over new england Tuesday bringing seasonable temperatures and
much lower humidity.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
* a few strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall with
localized urban & poor drainage flooding possible this afternoon
first round of scattered showers is centered across upstate ny
as seen on the latest NE regional 88d radar imagery. Noting
bands of heavy rain on latest kenx 1-hr precip product E of
kart-ksyr, some with 0.4 to 0.5 in hour rainfall rates, with
lighter rainfall moving E toward kgfl and kalb.

Extension of light showers lie across the mid hudson valley,
which should push into the E slopes of the berkshires. Still
noting decent subsidence in place across most areas E of the
berkshires. Dewpoints have been slowly increasing over the last
several hours with the s-sw wind flow in place.

Should see a few showers push into NW mass by around 10z,
though they should be on the light side. Temps will bottom out
in the lower 70s for most areas, except the upper 60s across the
higher inland terrain and around nantucket.

Today...

will see the increasing threat for showers thunderstorms as a
cold front slowly pushes S out of northern new england. Pops
increase from n-s during the day.

Big threat, however, will be the potential of strong damaging
winds in any thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening.

Capes will rise to between 1100 and 1700 j kg during the
afternoon, with the highest values S of the mass pike, along
with k indices in the mid-upper 30s. SPC has placed most of the
region in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms. Feel the best
chance for convection will be between 2 pm and 10 pm. Weak mid
level lapse rates may limit the potential, but 0-6 km shear from
the SW at around 35 kt which will enhance the potential. Will
need to monitor cloud cover, as this may limit the solar
insolation and cut back on some of the convection potential.

Also noting pwats around 2 to 2.3 inches, along with the s-sw
wind flow bringing an influx of low level moisture, so will see
the threat for heavy downpours that may produce localized urban
and poor drainage flooding. At this point, best chance for this
to occur today will be from N ct to near boston northward into
this evening, then will slowly shift s. May see a few spots
receive 1-2 inch hour rainfall rates.

It will be sultry day with dewpoints in the upper 60s to lower
70s. Expect temps mainly in the 80s, with a few spots reaching
the lower 90s, mainly across the lower ct valley and interior e
mass. With the high dewpoints, some spots could see heat indices
in the mid to upper 90s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
* a few strong to severe thunderstorms possible this evening
* heavy rainfall with localized urban & poor drainage flooding
possible this evening through Thursday
tonight and Thursday...

the front will slowly shift S into the region tonight as the
mid level steering flow becomes nearly zonal. Will see winds
shift to e-ne across N mass mainly around midnight or so. Will
continue to see the threat of thunderstorms that may produce
gusty to possibly damaging winds through around 02z, then should
subside somewhat.

However, the threat for heavy rainfall that may produce local
urban poor drainage flooding will continue, focusing on N ct ri
and SE mass where the best moisture convergence and feed will be
situated. Most short range high res models bring the bullseye
of heavy rainfall across this portion of the region. Along with
this, the nearly zonal flow will bring the remnants of barry
across central and southern areas overnight through midday
Thursday, enhancing the rainfall even more.

Current forecast QPF amounts could be from 1.5 to 2.5 inches
from this afternoon through Thursday, mainly from the mass pike
southward.

With e-ne winds behind the slowly moving cold front, low level
moisture will feed off the ocean, allowing the precip to linger
through the majority of Thursday from S of boston across se
mass into ri and NE ct, but should see some diminishing precip
further N and W during the afternoon.

Highs on Thursday will mainly be in the 70s.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Big picture...

zonal flow across the northern half of the usa while subtropical
high pressure controls the southern half. Remnants of barry in the
zonal flow will move east of southern new england by Friday. Early
next week the subtropical high builds north over the western usa,
while a trough digs over the northeast usa.

Normal 500-mb heights for mid july are 580 to 582 dm. Forecast
heights build to 591 dm over the weekend, then trend to normal or a
little lower early next week as the upper trough digs in. From this,
we expect above-normal temperatures Friday-Saturday-Sunday, then
expect warmer than normal temperatures through the weekend, then a
trend to near normal temperatures early next week.

General agreement among the model mass and thermal fields through
the weekend. The fields early next week show a similar general
pattern with small differences. Overall forecast confidence is
moderate-high, but confidence in timing of the cold fronts Sunday-
Monday is low-moderate.

Concerns...

Thursday night and Friday...

remnants of barry pass south of southern new england Thursday night.

Winds are initially from the east and northeast, then turn from the
north after the remnants move past. The east flow is a wet pattern
is a wet pattern, especially in eastern ma and potentially in
central ma and ri. Expect continued showers and scattered
thunderstorms the first half of the night, diminishing to no
precipitation in western ma and northern ct after midnight. Pw
values remain at 2 inches or more across ri and eastern ma the first
half of the night, then diminish overnight. This means continued
potential for downpours in this area through midnight, then
diminishing showers after midnight.

Cross sections show lingering low-level moisture for clouds over all
of the region Friday morning. So expect clouds to start Friday, and
possibly some drizzle or widely scattered showers in coastal ma
Friday morning. But expect drying at cloud-level and warming temps
aloft suppressing further shower development... 700 mb temps climb
above 10c... And so we should see clearing during the day. With dew
points in the 60s, expect min temps Thursday night in the 60s.

Increasing Sun Friday will allow mixing to 850 mb, tapping
temperatures of 18-20c which would support MAX sfc temps of upper
80s to mid 90s. We bumped guidance values up 3-5f to line up this
these values. The temperatures and humidity will generate heat
index values in the 90s.

Friday night through Sunday...

high pressure builds surface and aloft, cresting over southern new
england Saturday and then pulling south on Sunday. Temps at 700 mb
crest about 13c Saturday, which should suppress anything that tries
to form a shower. Pw values fluctuate, but stay close to 2 inches
through the weekend. So the airmass will have a good supply of
moisture in it and surface dew points 70f to 75f. With dew points at
that level, expect overnight min temps Friday night and Saturday
night will be in the 70s to near 80, warm and muggy both nights.

Mixing to 850 mb will tap temperatures of 21-23c, supporting MAX sfc
temps of 95-100f. Heat index values will be above 100f most places
and above 105f in some inland areas.

Sunday starts quite warm aloft, but with the relaxing ridge we
should see temps aloft lowering with time. Temps at 700 mb start the
day above 10c, but lower just below by late in the day. This heat
dome should suppress convection for at least the first half of the
day. The question is whether the heat aloft diminishes enough to
allow showers tstms later in the day. Best chance for this would be
across the northern half of massachusetts. We have chance pops in
this northern area during the afternoon evening. Temps at 850 mb are
forecast at 20-22c, which translates to another day well into the
90s at the surface. This brings the heat index to 95-100, similar to
Friday.

Monday-Tuesday...

cold front sweeps south from canada Monday, with potential for
showers tstms. Pw values linger between 1.5 and 2 inches until the
front moves through, showing potential for downpours. High
pressure then moves in behind the front Tuesday, bringing rain-
free and less humid air.

Aviation 09z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ... Moderate confidence.

Through 12z...

mainlyVFR. S-sw winds at 5-10 kts, with gusts up to 20 kt
across S coastal terminals. May see patchy MVFR-ifr vsbys in
patchy fog at times along S coastal terminals from about 07z to
11z. Spotty showers across N central and W mass with brief MVFR
conditions.

Today...

sct shra isold tsra developing from n-s during the day, some
that may produce +ra and possibly gusty winds. Ifr-lifr
conditions with any +ra. Lower confidence on exact timing of
impacts. W-sw winds 5-10 kt, gusting up to 20 kt at times along
the S coast. Sct-bkn CIGS becoming ovc late.

Tonight...

sct-lkly shra chc tsra through most of the night. Continued +ra
threat with ifr-lifr conditions. W-sw winds 10 kt or less,
shifting to e-ne from CAPE ann around 04z S to near outer cape
cod toward daybreak. CIGS lowering to ifr-lifr with local ifr
vsbys in patchy fog along the S coast, CAPE cod and the islands
and possibly into the ct valley around or after midnight. Ovc
conditions overall.

Thursday...

cat shra across NE ct ri S coastal mass Thu morning, with lkly
shra mainly near S of the mass pike along with sct tsra.

Conditions slowly improve, but sct shra isold tsra may linger
inland, with better shot for shra tsra across E mass ri with
onshore flow lingering. E-ne winds around 10 kt with some gusts
up to 20 kt along E coastal terminals.

Kbos terminal...

high TAF confidence this morning, then moderate confidence this
afternoon and tonight. May see a few tsra this afternoon and
evening, along with possible +ra and gusty winds.

Kbdl terminal...

high TAF confidence this morning, then moderate confidence
this afternoon and tonight. Main concern will be for a few vcts
this afternoon into tonight with possible +ra and gusty winds.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... High confidence.

Thursday night: mainlyVFR, with local ifr possible. Slight
chance shra.

Friday through Saturday night:VFR.

Sunday: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 Thursday ... High confidence.

Through today...

high pressure pushes further offshore this morning, along with
an approaching cold front will result in SW winds of 10 to 15
knots with gusts up to 20 knots across the southern waters.

However, both wind gusts and seas should remain below small
craft advisory thresholds. Potential for a few strong
thunderstorms with localized strong winds later today into this
evening, especially across the near shore waters.

Tonight...

a cold front will push S during the night, with SW winds
shifting to e-ne across the eastern waters to outer CAPE cod,
but will remain SW across the southern waters. Showers and
isolated thunderstorms continue, which will be locally heavy at
times. Areas of fog develop, mainly across the southern near
shore waters to E of CAPE cod.

Thursday...

winds gradually shift to e-se across the southern waters during
the day, with e-ne winds 10-15 kt across the eastern waters.

Gusts up to 20 kt Thu morning on the eastern waters. Threat for
showers with locally heavy rainfall, along with a few
thunderstorms continues mainly from about boston harbor
southward, though will start to diminish during the afternoon.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... High confidence.

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain
showers, slight chance of thunderstorms.

Friday: winds less than 25 kt.

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

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

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt.

Climate
Record highs for Wednesday july 17 are as follows:
bos: 98f in 1977 & 1999
bdl: 97f in 1999
pvd: 97f in 1977 & 1999
orh: 93f in 1900
record highest min temps for Saturday july 20:
bos: 75 in 2016
bdl: 73 in 1975
pvd: 77 in 1983
orh: 72 in 2013
record highs for Saturday july 20:
bos: 99 in 1991
bdl: 100 in 1991
pvd: 101 in 1991
orh: 92 in 1901
record highest min temps for Sunday july 21:
bos: 81 in 1991
bdl: 74 in 1977
pvd: 77 in 1980
orh: 73 in 1991

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Wtb evt
near term... Evt
short term... Evt
long term... Wtb
aviation... Wtb evt
marine... Wtb evt
climate... Staff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 7 mi56 min 72°F 73°F1015.1 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 12 mi95 min WNW 1.9 74°F 1015 hPa74°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 23 mi56 min 75°F 79°F1014.9 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 24 mi50 min SSW 8 G 12 75°F 1014.5 hPa
FRXM3 24 mi56 min 75°F 71°F
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 26 mi30 min SW 14 G 18 73°F 74°F1 ft71°F
44090 27 mi50 min 72°F1 ft
PRUR1 30 mi50 min 73°F 72°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 32 mi95 min WSW 4.1 73°F 1015 hPa71°F
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 32 mi56 min SSW 7 G 8.9 71°F 68°F1014.8 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 32 mi50 min WSW 2.9 G 6 74°F 1015.1 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 33 mi50 min SSW 5.1 G 8 74°F 75°F1014.7 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 35 mi56 min SW 8 G 9.9 74°F 74°F1014.8 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 38 mi50 min SSW 4.1 G 4.1 75°F 72°F1014 hPa
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 41 mi68 min SSW 6 G 12 71°F 75°F1015.6 hPa
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 49 mi50 min 69°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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Otis Air National Guard Base, MA12 mi25 minWSW 12 G 198.00 miOvercast73°F73°F100%1014.9 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA13 mi27 minSW 610.00 miFair73°F70°F90%1014.3 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA15 mi27 minSW 77.00 miOvercast73°F71°F94%1015.1 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA21 mi28 minSSW 610.00 miFair73°F70°F90%1014.3 hPa
Taunton, Taunton Municipal Airport, MA24 mi28 minSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds75°F70°F84%1014 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bird Island, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Wed -- 02:40 AM EDT     0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 05:52 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:53 AM EDT     4.36 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:23 PM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:12 PM EDT     5.08 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Current
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Wed -- 01:12 AM EDT     -4.60 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:30 AM EDT     0.20 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:22 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 05:52 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:45 AM EDT     4.35 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:01 AM EDT     -0.03 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:40 PM EDT     -4.22 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:47 PM EDT     0.19 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:49 PM EDT     4.02 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:58 PM EDT     -0.10 knots Slack
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