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North Falmouth, MA

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Sunrise 5:56AMSunset 7:36PM Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT (16:03 UTC) Moonrise 10:45PMMoonset 11:35AM Illumination 65% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 952 Am Edt Wed Aug 21 2019
This afternoon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Some tstms may produce damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall.
Thu..SW winds around 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat through Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 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 952 Am Edt Wed Aug 21 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A warm front will push north across the waters by mid day. This will bring patchy fog as well as showers and scattered Thunderstorms through Thursday. A cold front then sweeps across the waters sometime Thursday night into early Friday morning. Dry weather and good vsby follows for Friday into the weekend. 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 North Falmouth, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1023 am edt Wed aug 21 2019

Synopsis
A warm front will push across the region today, bringing
scattered showers and thunderstorms along with increasing heat
and humidity. A cold front crosses the region on Thursday with
another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms, which
will linger into early Friday across southern areas as the front
slowly pushes offshore. High pressure builds across the
northeast, with steady onshore winds bringing cool temperatures
into early next week. There may also be a chance for low clouds
along with spotty light rain or showers Sunday through Tuesday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
1015 am update...

elevated convection assocd with the warm front is lifting north
into nh. A second area of showers t-storms moving ene from li
and areas along the south coast and CAPE islands will get a few
showers and a brief t-storm late morning into early afternoon
as this activity moves along the coast. Otherwise, our attention
will be focused on upstream convection developing across ny and
moving into sne this afternoon.

Visible satellite loop indicating lots of breaks developing
upstream so expect partial sunshine developing. Warm front
across northern ma will lift into nh with warm sector airmass
across sne. Dewpoints already into the mid 70s along the south
coast and this high dewpoint air will spread northward. This
combined with temps reaching the mid 80s will result in capes
1500-2500 j kg which should compensate for marginal mid level
lapse rates. Expect increasing coverage of showers t-storms
moving into western new eng after 18z as mid level shortwave
moves into new eng.

Deep layer shear 30-35 kt sufficient for storms to organize into
multi-cellular line segments per the hi-res cams, with
scattered strong to severe storms expected. Damaging wind and
large hail are the primary threat. Increasing 850 mb winds to
30-35 kt this afternoon will lead to low level helicity
increasing to 100-150 m2 s2. So a few supercells can't be ruled
out and will have to watch for potential rotating storms which
could produce an isolated tornado. While all sne is at risk for
severe storms, the greatest risk will be across northern ct into
interior ma where best updraft helicity is focused. Timing of
strongest storms will be 3-9 pm.

In addition, pwats pushing 2 inches this afternoon so risk of
heavy rainfall may result in areas of urban and poor drainage
flooding, especially in areas of thunderstorm training.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
The shortwave and surface trough eventually move off to the east
tonight, but timing should allow for additional evening
convection with strong winds downpours. But this should diminish
by midnight. Models show no significant chance in airmass, and
dew points will be in the upper 60s and low 70s, so expect a
humid night with areas of fog and lows in the upper 60s and low
70s.

Closed low over james bay sweeps south and pushes a cold front
south into new england. After the morning fog burns off, daytime
heating will work on 16-18c 850 temps to warm the surface to
the mid 80s to around 90. Low level humidity remains in place.

Pw values diminish in the morning, but then climb back to near 2
inches in the afternoon. Instability parameters will not be as
beefy as today, but will show 500-1000 j kg in the interior and
1000-1500 j kg in ri SE mass. So expect showers and scattered
tstms especially in the afternoon.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Highlights...

* scattered showers and a few thunderstorms linger Thursday
night as the cold front slowly crosses
* showers linger on Friday with cooler temperatures
* expect mild temperatures and dry conditions Saturday
* cooler than normal temperatures expected Sunday through
Tuesday along with spotty light rain or showers at times
details...

Thursday night...

as the cold front crosses the region, will still see areas of
showers and a few lingering thunderstorms, mainly near and south
of the mass pike. Will see instability decrease as the front
pushes slowly through, but may still see some locally heavy
downpours as another deep moisture layer moving across. Pwat
plume increases to around 2 inches across N ct ri to E mass as
an associated short wave slowly crosses near the slowly moving
front. Could see some locally heavy downpours once again with
this feature.

Friday...

as the front becomes nearly parallel with the mid level steering
flow, could see leftover showers linger along the S coast, cape
cod and the islands through around midday before finally pushing
offshore. Expect the back edge of the cloud deck to slowly shift
southward, pushing offshore late in the day. Light w-nw winds
take over, allowing drier air to move in. Expect temperatures to
top off in the 70s, with a few spots touching 80, along with
decreasing humidity.

Saturday through Tuesday...

quite a bit of model solution spread amongst the members this
morning, with lends to lower confidence on the forecast during
this timeframe.

Rather confident with the slow but steady movement of the high
pressure across northern new england, setting up across maine
into eastern quebec and new brunswick late this weekend. This
will set up a NE and eventually easterly wind flow by the start
of the work week. Could see some gusts up to 20-25 mph across
cape cod and the islands, possibly into S coastal areas on
Sunday. The big question will be whether patchy light rain
and or showers could develop from time to time from Sunday to
Tuesday. Where these showers and or rain set up is in question,
but have kept slight chance pops going for now. At this point,
looks like there might be a somewhat better chance for more
organized showers Monday into Tuesday, but not a lot of
confidence.

With the steady onshore flow, expect temps to run around 5
degrees or so below seasonal normals, mainly from Sunday to
Tuesday. Highs on Sunday and Monday may not break 70 at some
locations along E coastal mass.

Aviation 14z 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.

Today...

areas of ifr along the south coast will improve to MVFR,
otherwise, mainlyVFR CIGS but scattered showers t-storms will
be accompanied by brief MVFR ifr and heavy downpours gusty
winds this afternoon. The best chance for showers tstms will
be in N ct and western central mass this afternoon.

Tonight...

MVFRVFR with scattered showers tstms especially in the
evening. SW winds gusting to 20 kt, especially over CAPE cod
and islands.

Thursday...

vfr MVFR in the morning...VFR in the afternoon with brief MVFR
in showers tstms possible.

Kbos terminal... Moderate to high uncertainty in timing and
coverage of showers tstms. A few showers storms possible late
this morning, but best chance will be mid to late afternoon with
areas of MVFR-ifr conditions possible.

Kbdl terminal... Moderate to high uncertainty in timing and
coverage of showers tstms. Should see mainlyVFR conditions
through midday. Best chance for showers storms will be from 18z
through 00z with areas of MVFR-ifr conditions.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate confidence
Thursday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Slight
chance shra.

Friday through Sunday:VFR.

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.

Today... Warm humid air moves back over the waters. South-
southwest winds, with some gusts to 20 kt. Expect scattered
showers and thunderstorms, with some strong wind gusts and
downpours. Vsby 1-3 nm in downpours and patchy fog.

Tonight... Showers and thunderstorms diminish after 10 pm. Vsby
1-3 nm in patchy fog. Persistent south to southwest winds will
build waves to 5-6 feet, so we have issued a small craft
advisory for some of the southern waters.

Thursday... Winds continue from the southwest much of the day,
ahead of an approaching cold front. Expect another round of
showers and scattered thunderstorms. Winds will remain less than
25 kt while seas will be around 5 feet on parts of the southern
waters.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ... Moderate confidence.

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching
5 ft. Chance of rain showers, chance of thunderstorms.

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

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

Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt.

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 8 pm edt
Thursday for anz254>256.

Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 11 am edt
Thursday for anz235-237.

Synopsis... Wtb evt
near term... Kjc
short term... Wtb
long term... Evt
aviation... Wtb kjc evt
marine... Wtb evt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 8 mi78 min ESE 1.9 77°F 1016 hPa75°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 8 mi51 min 78°F 74°F1015.8 hPa
44090 22 mi33 min 71°F1 ft
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 23 mi33 min S 14 G 16 74°F 75°F73°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 26 mi63 min SSE 12 G 13 73°F 1016.2 hPa (-0.7)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 27 mi51 min 81°F 79°F1015.4 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 28 mi45 min S 11 G 15 80°F 1015 hPa
FRXM3 28 mi51 min 80°F 74°F
PRUR1 34 mi45 min 77°F 76°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi78 min SW 4.1 78°F 1015 hPa75°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi45 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 78°F 1015.6 hPa
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 37 mi45 min S 8.9 G 11 76°F 76°F1014.9 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 37 mi51 min SSE 8.9 G 11 77°F 67°F1015.1 hPa
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 39 mi51 min SSW 6 G 12 80°F 76°F1016 hPa
PVDR1 40 mi45 min SSE 12 G 14 78°F 1015 hPa75°F
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 40 mi51 min SSW 8.9 G 11 75°F 74°F1015.2 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 41 mi45 min S 12 G 15 78°F 73°F1014.6 hPa
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 48 mi73 min SSE 9.7 G 9.7 71°F 2 ft1015.5 hPa (-1.3)67°F
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 49 mi73 min 71°F 70°F1 ft1014 hPa (-1.0)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA7 mi78 minSW 510.00 miPartly Cloudy79°F71°F79%1015.9 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA16 mi4.2 hrsS 57.00 miFair76°F73°F91%1016.7 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA17 mi70 minSSE 79.00 miOvercast77°F73°F90%1015.3 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA19 mi71 minS 710.00 miFair81°F71°F72%1015.2 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA20 mi67 minS 710.00 miPartly Cloudy80°F73°F79%1015.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for West Falmouth Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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West Falmouth Harbor
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Wed -- 12:21 AM EDT     3.75 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:32 AM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:34 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 12:51 PM EDT     4.00 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:02 PM EDT     0.77 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:44 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Current
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Cape Cod Canal
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Wed -- 01:49 AM EDT     -0.17 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:54 AM EDT     -4.20 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:52 AM EDT     0.19 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:51 AM EDT     3.94 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:34 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:19 PM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:19 PM EDT     -4.02 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:12 PM EDT     0.02 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:44 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:09 PM EDT     3.82 knots Max Flood
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