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Buzzards Bay, MA

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Sunrise 5:14AMSunset 8:18PM Thursday July 9, 2020 8:02 AM EDT (12:02 UTC) Moonrise 11:25PMMoonset 9:39AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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ANZ234 Buzzards Bay- 716 Am Edt Thu Jul 9 2020
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog this morning.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers with tstms likely. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers with tstms likely. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun night through Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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 716 Am Edt Thu Jul 9 2020
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Strengthening low pressure will move up along the carolina coast late today and pass near cape cod on Saturday bringing heavy rain. A cold front will cross the waters early Sunday. 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 Buzzards Bay, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 091104 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 704 AM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

SYNOPSIS. Hot and humid weather is on tap today along with an isolated afternoon shower/thunderstorm possible, but the majority of the region will remain dry. A coastal low with tropical moisture is being given an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical or sub- tropical system later today or tonight from the National Hurricane Center. This will likely impact the region late Friday into Saturday with heavy rain, potential flooding, and perhaps isolated severe weather which all depend on the exact track and strength of the system. Beyond Saturday things remain unsettled with periodic shower and thunderstorm chances through the first half of next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/.

7 am update .

Forecast is largely on track this morning. We're starting off quite warm this morning thanks to the high dewoints.Temperatures at 7 am were in the low 70s ahead of a very hot and muggy day. Low clouds over interior MA and CT should erode be mid-late morning.

Previous Discussion .

* Hot & Humid with Heat Indices Between 95 and 99 this afternoon

Deep low level moisture in place has resulted in low clouds across portions of the south coast with another area across central MA/northeast CT early this morning. The strong July sun angle will erode most of these low clouds by mid to late morning, yielding partly to mostly sunny skies by afternoon.

The main story will be the hot and humid weather that is in store for the region today. Upper level ridge builds across southern New England with 925T between +22C and +24C. This combined with partly to mostly sunny skies should yield high temps in the upper 80s to the lower 90s this afternoon. This combined with dewpoints around 70 will result in heat index values between 95 and 99 degrees away from the immediate coast. While it appears that conditions will fall just below heat advisory criteria, it will be a hot and humid day for sure.

The upper level ridging in place will result in most of the region remaining dry today, but there is an isolated shower/t-storm risk this afternoon. Modest instability will develop with capes expected to increase to between 1500 and 2500 J/KG. While lack of synoptic forcing/upper level ridging will limit areal coverage and intensity of the convection, isolated showers and t-storms are still expected to develop this afternoon. This will mainly be induced by terrain and sea breeze interactions with the best chance near and north of the MA Turnpike, where instability should be highest. The severe weather threat will remain low given very weak wind fields, but very localized torrential rainfall will be possible with any storm given slow movement.

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

Any isolated shower/t-storm threat will diminish by mid evening with the loss of daytime heating and lack of synoptic scale forcing. Otherwise, we do expect low clouds to expand across the region along with patches of fog as the boundary layer cools. Given the high dewpoints in place, low temps will only drop into the upper 60s to near 70.

Friday .

All the focus will turn to low pressure that is currently just east of the North Carolina coast. This system is expected to gradually become better organized later today and tonight. The National Hurricane Center has increased the probability of this system becoming tropical or a sub-tropical cyclone to 80 percent. The system/s track and timing remain uncertain. The American models seem to be faster and also further west than the International guidance. That being said, still expect the main impacts in our region to hold off until Friday night. Nonetheless, the system/s outer circulation coupled with high Pwats will trigger bands of showers with locally heavy rainfall and perhaps isolated thunder during the day Friday. This will keep high temps mainly in the 80s Friday, but it will remain humid.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Highlights .

* Tropical humidity persists through the weekend

* Thunderstorms with heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning could lead to flash flooding. A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible.

* Typical summer pattern next week with warming temperatures and isolated to scattered shower/thunderstorm chances each day.

Details .

Latest guidance continues to highlight a broad upper level trough over the eastern U.S. through the at least the first half of next week. This provides a persistent warm and moist southerly flow from the south keeping things sultry with oppressive humidity (dewpoints in the upper 60s/low 70s) and periodic showers and thunderstorms. Toward mid week things point a building ridge may bring drier conditions and warmer temperatures.

The most impactful disturbance will be the area of showers currently off the South Carolina coast. The NHC has monitored what is currently Invest 98L since its time over the Gulf of Mexico and now gives it an 80% chance of becoming a tropical (or subtropical) cyclone before it eventually crosses southern New England late Friday/Saturday. While models are in good agreement that the system will track up the east coast, when it comes to the low center's path across our region, things are decidedly less clear ~48 hours out. While much of the guidance has trended further west as of late which would place us on the eastern periphery of the heaviest QPF axis, placement of the heaviest rain remains uncertain. Latest 00Z EC guidance, while still a slower solution than the NAM/GFS, shifted back east. At this point rather than follow the flip flop of the deterministic runs, we'll focus on ensemble guidance which indicates that the best chance for the heavier rain to be over western or central MA, and RI into CT. At the moment it's looking like the overnight Friday and Saturday morning time frame pose the best chance for impactful rain and storms. Stay tuned as these timing and placement details will come into better focus over the next 24 hours.

The greatest threat will be from localized flash flooding under the heavier downpours. PWATs approach 2.5" which would be 3-4 SD above normal for July. Thinking that 1-2 inches is possible anywhere in southern New England with localized higher amounts. Additionally, we can't rule out a few isolated severe thunderstorms which could spawn an isolated tornado. Low level wind fields are quite favorable for strong rotation (0-1 km shear >25 kts and 0-1 km storm relative helicity >150 m2s2). As for marine/coastal impacts, they should be limited to an increased risk of rip currents through the weekend, especially along south coastal beaches. Coastal flooding is not expected to be an issue given the lesser threat from wind and low astronomical tides.

Sunday through Tuesday unsettled weather remains in the forecast under cyclonic flow as additional lobes of energy rotates through the broader meridional flow. Not a washout by any means, but expect chances of showers and thunderstorms each day, especially during the afternoon/evening through at least Tuesday. Toward mid week ridging should build back in which may signal a warm up; the Climate Prediction Center has placed southern New England in an excessive heat outlook for late next week and beyond.

AVIATION /11Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. Forecaster Confidence Levels .

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

12Z Update .

Today . High confidence. Low clouds near the south coast with another area across interior MA/northern CT was resulting in low end MVFR-IFR ceilings this morning. The strong July sun angle should erode most of these low clouds by mid-late morning. Otherwise, VFR conditions dominate today. Isolated showers/t-storms are possible this afternoon, but areal coverage will be limited and most of the region will remain dry. SSW winds of 5 to 10 knots with seas breezes expected to develop along portions of the eastern MA coast by afternoon.

Tonight . Moderate confidence. Cooling boundary coupled with deep low level moisture will allow MVFR-IFR conditions to overspread much of the region from south to north as the night wears along.

Friday . Moderate confidence. Conditions may temporarily improve to mainly VFR Fri morning as low clouds/fog patches burn off. However, the threat for bands of showers and perhaps isolated t-storms will increase during the day Friday. This will likely lower conditions back towards MVFR thresholds in many locations by late afternoon. SE winds increase to 10 to 15 knots.

KBOS Terminal . High confidence in TAF. Sea breeze will develop by 15z or 16z.

KBDL Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

Outlook /Friday Night through Monday/ .

Friday Night: MVFR/IFR conditions possible. Breezy. SHRA, TSRA likely.

Saturday: Mainly VFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. SHRA likely, chance TSRA.

Saturday Night: VFR. Breezy. Chance SHRA, isolated TSRA.

Sunday: VFR. Chance SHRA, isolated TSRA.

Sunday Night: VFR. Slight chance SHRA, isolated TSRA.

Monday: VFR. Chance SHRA, slight chance TSRA.

MARINE. Today and tonight . High confidence. Upper level ridging will keep winds/seas below SCA thresholds.

Friday . Moderate confidence. Low pressure off the North Carolina coast is expected to become better organized and the NHC is giving an 80 percent probability that it becomes a tropical or sub-tropical cyclone as it lifts north northeastward. Timing and intensity remain uncertain, but SCA seas are expected to develop during the day Friday across our southern waters. Bands of showers and isolated t- storms may also begin to impact the region especially as the day wears along.

Outlook /Friday Night through Monday/ .

Friday Night: Low risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Rain showers, thunderstorms likely. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Saturday: Low risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain showers, chance of thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of rain showers, isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday through Monday: Winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas. Slight chance of rain showers, isolated thunderstorms.

BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CT . None. MA . None. RI . None. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . Frank/BW NEAR TERM . Frank/BW SHORT TERM . Frank LONG TERM . BW AVIATION . Frank/BW MARINE . Frank/BW


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 12 mi78 min S 1.9 71°F 1016 hPa71°F
44090 15 mi36 min 67°F1 ft
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 16 mi45 min 71°F 71°F1016.5 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 24 mi153 min SSW 9.7 G 12 70°F 1014.8 hPa70°F
FRXM3 31 mi45 min 74°F 72°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 31 mi45 min SW 8.9 G 11 74°F 1016.2 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 31 mi45 min 74°F 74°F1016.5 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 34 mi63 min SSW 9.9 G 9.9 1017.1 hPa (+0.6)
CHTM3 34 mi135 min WSW 5.1 G 8 71°F 1015.4 hPa
PRUR1 39 mi45 min 72°F 72°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 40 mi45 min 74°F 75°F1016.2 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 40 mi78 min SSW 2.9 73°F 1016 hPa71°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 40 mi45 min SW 1.9 G 5.1 73°F 1016.8 hPa
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 41 mi45 min SW 7 G 9.9 72°F 72°F1016.9 hPa
PVDR1 42 mi45 min WSW 8 G 8.9 76°F 1016.2 hPa72°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 43 mi51 min WSW 6 G 8 77°F 72°F1016.1 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 43 mi45 min SSW 7 G 8 70°F 64°F1016.4 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 45 mi45 min SW 7 G 8 74°F 72°F1016.4 hPa
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 48 mi51 min 78°F 68°F1014.3 hPa

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, MA7 mi73 minWSW 7 G 141.25 miFog/Mist72°F71°F100%1016.3 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA13 mi71 minSSW 410.00 miOvercast73°F71°F94%1015.7 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA17 mi2.1 hrsSW 109.00 miOvercast75°F71°F88%1015.2 hPa
New Bedford, New Bedford Regional Airport, MA21 mi70 minWSW 810.00 miOvercast72°F72°F100%1015.6 hPa
Marthas Vineyard Airport, MA24 mi70 minSW 63.00 miFog/Mist71°F70°F96%1016.1 hPa
Marshfield Airport, MA24 mi88 minSW 610.00 miOvercast75°F73°F94%1014.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal, Bournedale, Massachusetts
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Thu -- 02:19 AM EDT     6.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:49 AM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:58 PM EDT     6.17 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:18 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:02 PM EDT     0.73 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 11:24 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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Thu -- 12:53 AM EDT     -0.20 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:53 AM EDT     -4.58 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:06 AM EDT     0.03 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:14 AM EDT     4.28 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:44 PM EDT     -0.20 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:23 PM EDT     -4.13 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:27 PM EDT     0.18 knots Slack
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Thu -- 10:23 PM EDT     3.87 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:25 PM EDT     Moonrise
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