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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 4:22PM Monday December 16, 2019 4:46 AM EST (09:46 UTC) Moonrise 10:12PMMoonset 11:55AM Illumination 78% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ330 Long Island Sound East Of New Haven Ct/port Jefferson Ny- 419 Am Est Mon Dec 16 2019
Today..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft this morning, then 1 ft or less.
Tonight..NE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain in the evening, then rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft or less. Rain.
Tue night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Chance of rain in the evening.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft or less.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.
ANZ300 419 Am Est Mon Dec 16 2019
Synopsis for the long island waters and new york harbor.. High pressure over the region will slide offshore to the northeast tonight. A low pressure system will impact the region tonight through Tuesday. A polar cold front approaches Wednesday and moves across Wednesday night. Canadian high pressure builds into the region through Friday, then moves off the northeast coast. Low pressure passes to the north Saturday. Weak high pressure returns for Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hartford, CT
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 160925 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 425 AM EST Mon Dec 16 2019

SYNOPSIS.

A weak ridge of high pressure brings dry weather into this evening. Low pressure passing south of our region will bring snow and ice to the region overnight into Tuesday evening. A major Arctic blast moves in Wednesday night, accompanied by strong wind gusts, possible snow squalls, and very low wind chills. Dry and cold weather Thursday into Saturday. Low chances for snow showers Sunday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/.

425 AM Update .

A brief ridge of high pressure builds over the region today. The result will be quiet weather with much less wind than yesterday. We will see an increase in mid/high level cloudiness especially south of the MA Turnpike in advance of low pressure. Highs will be in the 30s, but with much less wind compared to yesterday certainly not a bad day.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/.

Highlights .

* Accumulating snow/ice significantly impacts the Tue AM commute near and especially south of the MA Turnpike

* 2-5" of snow seem reasonable with the higher most likely near the MA Turnpike. Light icing possible south of Pike.

* Ptype likely changes to rain southeast of the Bos-Pvd corridor Tue afternoon, but should change back to light ice/snow Tue night

Details .

Tonight Through Tuesday night .

Dry weather should generally prevail through the evening, but clouds will be lowering and thickening ahead of low pressure approaching from the southwest. We have high confidence that snow/ice will impact the Tuesday AM commute near and especially south of the MA Turnpike. Across northern MA, it is more uncertain, but they may escape with just light snow overspreading the region between 5 and 8 am.

Low pressure approaching from the southwest will increase the forcing for ascent. Snow should overspread most of the region from south to north between 1 and 7 am Tue. Across northern MA, they might be able to escape with just some light snow/flurries during most of the Tue am commute before intensity increases. Areas near and south of the MA Turnpike will likely see a significant impact to the AM commute. A modest southerly LLJ develops and results in a band of strong frontogenesis with good snowgrowth. Moderate to perhaps briefly heavy snow may be falling at 1"+ per hour toward daybreak. However, warming mid levels should result in the duration of that short-lived across much of CT/RI and SE MA. Nonetheless, may see a quick burst of 2 to 4 inches of snow and then a change to sleet/freezing rain as warmer air aloft moves into the region. Mainly light icing is possible generally south of the MA Turnpike on top of the snow. We may have to watch for a narrow swath of one tenth to two tenths of inch in a narrow corridor of CT into northwest RI, if the warmer guidance aloft verifies but probably does not result in any significant issues. Ptype should change to rain for a time during the afternoon southeast of a Boston to Providence corridor.

Still uncertainty regarding axis of heaviest QPF along with specific snow/ice amounts. Overall, we are thinking that this is a 2 to 5" snow event with the higher amounts more likely near the MA Pike. This is where we are more confident in the heavier QPF along with thermal profiles remaining cold enough to support snow for an extended period of time. Areas near the NH border, there is more uncertainty in whether the heavier QPF makes it that far north.

We do expect steadier snow to overspread northern MA Tuesday morning. However, they may not get the burst of strong forcing that area further south can expect. The frontogenesis does weaken a bit as it moves north. This is a result of strong northern stream energy that cuts off the better forcing/lift as the surface low is forced east. We still think that light to moderate snow will impact this region through Tuesday afternoon as a result of modest lift/saturation. In fact, light snow may linger well into Tuesday evening, as a weak inverted trough may keep things going. In fact, while areas southeast of the Boston to Providence corridor probably change to rain for a time colder air will work back in behind the low Tue night. This should allow ptype change back to ice and light snow, so something will have to keep an eye on with later forecasts.

So in a nutshell, our best estimate is for 2 to 5 inches of snow with the higher amounts in the vicinity of the MA Turnpike. The biggest concern is the Tuesday AM commute, near and especially south of the MA Turnpike where snow may be falling moderate to heavy before changing to ice and rain along the immediate coast. Further north, the snow arrives later and probably with less intensity. However, it will continue through the afternoon and probably into the evening. With that said, Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for the entire region, except for the Cape/Islands.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. Highlights .

* Scattered snow showers late Wed afternoon into early Wed night with some snow squalls possible.

* Major Arctic blast comes in Wed night, accompanied by strong gusty winds and Wind Chill Indices from -10 to -20 degrees in central and western sections. Details .

Tuesday night . Lingering light snow and rain comes to an end from west to east by around midnight, except on outer Cape Cod, where a mix of rain and snow could linger overnight. Lows in the 20s, except 30 to 35 Cape Cod and the Islands.

Wednesday . Skies will be partly cloudy with some widely scattered snow showers across the higher terrain and possibly across Cape Cod and the Islands. A major Arctic cold front will approach western areas late in the afternoon.

Wednesday night . A major Arctic cold front will blast across the region before midnight. it may be accompanied by a band of snow squalls. BUFKIT soundings and modeled winds aloft show a 3 to 6 hour window of very strong wind gusts . perhaps 40 to 50+ mph . after the front passes. Gales likely over the coastal waters. 850 mb temperatures will dive to about -23C across the region. Surface temperatures will plummet to 0 to 10 above, except 10 to 15 in RI and southeast MA. Wind Chill Indices will drop to 0 to -8 in eastern MA, RI, and northern CT . and to -10 to -20 in central and western MA, where Wind Chill Advisories may be needed.

Thursday through Friday .

Expecting dry conditions with the frigid air mass in place and high pressure advancing eastward from the Ohio Valley. Highs Thursday will remain in the teens in western areas and only reach the lower to mid 20s in northern CT, RI, and southeast MA. It will still be windy, especially over the coastal waters. Wind Chill Indices will range from 5 below zero to 10 above zero all day. Bundle up!

It should be noted that the ECMWF is more pronounced with the upper low than other models and correspondingly spins up a surface low over the waters well east of southern New England. ECMWF ensembles are farther east than the operational run. Will need to keep an eye on this in case the trend is for any snow showers to back into eastern MA as a result of that potential system.

Another super cold night is expected Thursday night. Lows again in the single digits and teens, except could get a degree or two below zero in Franklin County, MA and could be in the lower 20s over the Islands. At least winds will be significantly diminished Thursday night.

Some moderation in temperatures is expected Friday, with highs in the 20s, with lower 30s Cape Cod and the Islands.

Saturday and Sunday . The high pressure area moves offshore Saturday. Significant model disagreement on whether weak low pressure develops over the region by Sunday. For now, have increasing cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday with a chance of snow showers . possibly rain showers near the coast . by Sunday. This is low confidence at this point. Still cold, with highs in the 30s both days and lows mainly in the 20s.

AVIATION /09Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Forecaster Confidence Levels .

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

Short Term /through Tuesday Night/ .

0025z TAF Update:

Through 00z Monday . High confidence.

Tonight . High confidence.

VFR conditions. W/WNW winds still gusty around 30-35 kt early, though steady decrease in wind gusts to 20-22 kts overnight as pressure gradient slackens.

Monday . High confidence. VFR with lightening/easing winds as ridge builds in. Expecting a gradual lowering/thickening of cloudiness late day.

Monday Night . Moderate confidence.

VFR to deteriorate to MVFR-IFR after 05z with snow and wintry mix. Snow may fall at moderate-intensity or even briefly heavy for a time by daybreak N of ORH-BAF-BED. Should see transition from snow to wintry mix (or snow to rain towards the coast) though only moderate confidence on timing p-type changeovers. Winds become NE 6-10 kts.

Tuesday . Moderate confidence.

Mainly IFR to MVFR. Snow to wintry mix in the interior with cold rain towards SE Mass, Providence into Cape Cod will eventually transition back to light snow by Tuesday evening. Best chance of slickened runways N/W of I-95 where wintry weather is the most prolonged. N/NE winds become N-NW 5-10 kts.

KBOS Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

KBDL Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

Outlook /Wednesday through Friday/ .

Wednesday Night through Thursday: VFR. Strong winds with gusts up to 40 kt.

Thursday Night: VFR. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt.

Friday: VFR. Breezy.

Friday Night: VFR.

Saturday: Mainly VFR, with local MVFR possible.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tuesday Night/ .

Gale warnings continue on most waters with rough seas. Decreasing trends to winds and seas over the next 24 hrs, with existing gale warnings eventually to be replaced with SCAs. E/NE winds then increase Monday night into Tuesday as a warm front approaches the southern coast.

Tonight: W/NW winds at gales thru 3 or 4 AM across the outermost waters, then decreasing 20 to 30 kts. Seas decreasing from 8-12 ft to 6-10 ft, highest offshore. Good visibility.

Monday: W/NW winds 10-15 kts with gusts 20-25 kts (highest offshore/eastern) decrease to 5-10 kts. Seas 6-8 ft, decrease below 5 ft by midday to 2-4 ft levels by early Monday evening. Good visibility.

Monday Night: Light winds early become E/NE around 10 kts with gusts to 20 kts southern waters. Seas around 2-4 ft. Wintry mix toward the southern waters after midnight.

Tuesday: Probable period of SCAs. E/ENE winds 10-20 kts with gusts near 25 kts eastern offshore waters. Seas build to 5-8 ft on southern/southeastern waters. Wintry mix to rain with visibility 1-3 miles.

Outlook /Wednesday through Friday/ .

Wednesday Night: Moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 40 kt. Rough seas up to 13 ft. Slight chance of snow showers. Visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Thursday: Moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 40 kt. Rough seas up to 13 ft.

Thursday Night: Moderate risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of rough seas.

Friday: Winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas.

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

Saturday: Winds less than 25 kt.

BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CT . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 7 PM EST Tuesday for CTZ002>004. MA . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 1 PM EST Tuesday for MAZ007-013>021. Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 7 PM EST Tuesday for MAZ002>006-008>012-026. RI . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 1 PM EST Tuesday for RIZ002>007. Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 7 PM EST Tuesday for RIZ001. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ231- 232-251. Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST this morning for ANZ233>235-237. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for ANZ250- 254>256.

SYNOPSIS . Frank/GAF NEAR TERM . Frank SHORT TERM . Frank LONG TERM . GAF AVIATION . Loconto/GAF MARINE . Frank/Loconto/GAF


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 36 mi47 min WNW 4.1 G 6 33°F 43°F1022.4 hPa (+1.9)
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 42 mi47 min Calm G 1.9 31°F 41°F1022.3 hPa (+2.2)
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 45 mi32 min Calm G 1 32°F 1019.9 hPa17°F
BRHC3 - 8467150 - Bridgeport, CT 49 mi53 min W 4.1 G 6 32°F 44°F1022.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Hartford, Hartford-Brainard Airport, CT3 mi54 minNNW 610.00 miFair31°F17°F56%1022.5 hPa
Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport, CT12 mi56 minWNW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy29°F17°F61%1022.2 hPa
Meriden, Meriden Markham Municipal Airport, CT20 mi54 minN 010.00 miFair26°F19°F78%1022.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hartford, Connecticut
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Mon -- 01:03 AM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:24 AM EST     1.83 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:55 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 01:09 PM EST     0.23 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:20 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:32 PM EST     2.25 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:12 PM EST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Mon -- 04:38 AM EST     1.93 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:54 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 12:01 PM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:21 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 04:46 PM EST     2.37 feet High Tide
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