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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 4:23PM Thursday November 14, 2019 6:46 PM EST (23:46 UTC) Moonrise 7:05PMMoonset 9:24AM Illumination 92% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sandwich CDP, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
308 pm est Thu nov 14 2019

Synopsis
High pressure moving offshore will draw milder air into southern new
england tonight and Friday. Two cold fronts sweep south from canada
Friday afternoon and night. Neither has more than a few clouds with
it. But behind the second front will be much colder air and gusty
north winds. High pressure will bring a brief period of dry
weather Sunday. A coastal storm will then bring rain and wind,
possibly some ice Sunday night and Monday. A second storm may
impact the region Wednesday and Thursday.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
A warm front with a few showers shifts north and east of our area
this evening. Moisture along this front is shallow and limited, with
pw values around 0.50 inch as it moves into the gulf of maine. This
should mean light amounts where the showers fall, with the most
falling over CAPE cod and islands.

Drier air moves in at all levels after midnight. Expect clearing
skies most places overnight, although clouds may linger on CAPE cod
and islands until morning.

Dew points will range from mid 20s northwest to mid 40s on
nantucket. This will keep min temps milder than last night with
values ranging from the mid 20s north and west to the mid 40s on
nantucket.

Short term 6 am Friday morning through Friday night
Model maps show either two cold fronts, or a pre-frontal trough and
a cold front, moving across southern new england. The first
trough front moves through Friday afternoon, the second front moves
through early Friday night. Cross sections show limited moisture
with dry air at 850 mb and above. Pw values less than 0.50 inch.

This may be enough for a few clouds but little more.

Mixing depths Friday midday will reach between 925 and 950 mb.

Temperatures in this layer will support MAX sfc temps in the upper
40s and lower 50s, cooler in the worcester hills and berkshire east
slopes. This may also tap 20 kt winds at the top of the layer and
draw them to the surface in wsw wind gusts.

After the second front moves through Friday night, winds will turn
out of the north and draw much colder air into our area. The winds
will gust 25-30 kt 30-35 mph with strongest winds along the coast.

Temperatures upstream over saskatchewan were in the teens last
night, and this looks reasonable for us Friday night. The
combination will bring wind chills in the single numbers.

Long term Saturday through Thursday
Highlights...

* temperatures moderate to near seasonal levels but pattern looks
unsettled with multiple storm chances.

* an ocean storm may impact sne Sun night into Tue morning with rain
and coastal wind along with pockets of ice across the interior.

Low confidence on storm impacts and precip types.

* another coastal storm may impact the area Wed into Thu but
again low confidence on storm impacts and precip types.

Details...

Saturday night into Sunday...

a cold night with widespread teens in the interior with low to mid
20s for much of eastern ma and ri except for the immediate coast and
cape cod, which drops into the upper 20s to mid 30s. Expect clouds
to be on the increase Sun morning from the se. By Sun afternoon,
expect NE ene winds to pick up especially near the coast as a storm
comes up the coast. Sunday high temperatures will likely be
warmer than on Sat but still running 5 to 10 degrees below
normal (for reference). And despite temperatures in the mid 40s
in eastern ma and ri on Sun afternoon, the winds will make it
feel like the low to mid 30s. Further south, an area of low
pressure along the southeast coast moves northeastwards to the
carolina coast, which is potentially our next weather maker.

More below.

Sunday night into Monday...

there are still plenty of questions with regards to how fast the
aforementioned storm will track up the coast and how close it will
approach our area given the large spread of model guidance. One
thing to watch is a possible period of ice in interior ma sometime
on Monday with warm air aloft a cold air mass if the storm were to
come up a little closer. But overall, expect chances of shower to be
on the increase late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Gfs
soundings in bufkit show a warm nose of +2 to +4c at 850mb in orh on
Monday, with surface temperatures staying at or below freezing the
entire day. However, the ECMWF shows the storm staying well south of
the 70w 40n benchmark, which would leave most of our area dry with
some isolated rain showers towards the cape. Given the wide spread
in models, opted to go with a model blend. The blend shows a chance
of freezing rain or sleet west of a torrington ct-enfield ct-
worcester ma line on Mon morning changing over to rain showers early
mon afternoon before a possible brief switch back to freezing rain
on Mon night and finally ending as rain on Tue morning. East of that
line, there could be intermittent rain showers into Tue morning
before drying out on Tue afternoon. At this point, it should be
emphasized that the confidence in specific locations and duration
for possible icing is extremely low. Would definitely have to see
more consistency in model runs before having more confidence. But
with low-level cold air holding its ground and plenty of mid-level
warm air advection associated with low level jet on Monday, the
potential for icing does exist, particularly for interior areas.

Tuesday...

as mentioned above, showers linger on Tue morning, with potential
icing in interior ma ct. As temperatures rise, any icy mix in the
interior should transition to rain showers by late morning. Expect
precipitation to taper off late afternoon. Tue evening should be dry
but with plenty of clouds. Afternoon highs range from low to mid 40s
in western ma ct to upper 40s to low 50s in eastern ma and ri.

Tuesday night into wed...

the dry period looks to be brief as a storm that develops along the
base of a large trough in eastern u.S. And comes up the coast.

Again, there is a wide spread in model guidance. The GFS shows the
storm tracking well south of the 70w 40n benchmark and intensifying
in maritime canada. That would amount to limited impacts for our
area. Whereas the ECMWF shows the storm tracking and intensifying
over CAPE cod, which would mean widespread rain and high winds wed
into thu. The biggest snow in this setup would be over interior new
england, though areas near the berkshires could get some snow. Model
blend shows widespread chance for rain with snow in western ma on
wed morning changing over to rain in the afternoon before drying out
overnight. Afternoon highs range from upper 30s in western ma to mid
40s to low 50s elsewhere.

Thursday...

Thursday looks to be mostly dry with a mix of Sun and clouds. Gusty
nw winds, however, keep high temperatures in the upper 30s and low
40s in western ma and mid to upper 40s elsewhere.

Aviation 20z Thursday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

12z update...

short term through Friday night ...

tonight...

vfr with clouds most places, but with a few ceilings briefly
reaching 3000 feet early tonight. Clearing skies after midnight,
except for lingering clouds through the night on CAPE cod and
islands.

Friday...

vfr. Skies clearing on the CAPE islands. West-southwest winds
gusting 15-20 kt.

Friday night...

vfr. Winds shifting from the north and gusting 25-30 kt.

Kbos taf... High confidence in taf.

Kbdl taf... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

Saturday:VFR. Windy with gusts up to 35 kt.

Saturday night:VFR. Breezy.

Sunday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy.

Sunday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Windy with
local gusts up to 30 kt. Chance ra, slight chance fzra, slight
chance pl.

Monday: mainly MVFR, with areas ifr possible. Windy with local
gusts up to 30 kt. Chance ra, chance fzra.

Monday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy.

Slight chance ra, slight chance fzra.

Tuesday: slight chance ra, slight chance fzra.

Marine
Short term through Friday night ... High confidence.

Tonight...

milder air moving up from the southwest may generate a few light
showers. Conditions on the threshold for small craft advisories,
with winds reaching 20-25 kt and seas near 5 feet. Small craft
advisories will continue, but with minor adjustments.

Friday...

westerly winds pause in the morning, increase in the afternoon. Seas
also subside a little in the morning, then build in the afternoon.

Winds gusting near 25 kt, seas near 5 feet on the open waters.

Friday night...

cold front moves through early in the night. Winds turn out of the
north and increase as much colder air moves over southern new
england and the waters. Winds increasing to near 35 kt during the
overnight... Seas build to 5 to 9 feet on the exposed waters. We
have issued a gale watch for this period and continued into
Saturday.

Outlook Saturday through Tuesday ...

Saturday: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 35 kt.

Rough seas up to 11 ft.

Saturday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds
with gusts up to 25 kt. Rough seas up to 10 ft.

Sunday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with local
gusts up to 30 kt. Rough seas up to 13 ft.

Sunday night through Monday: strong winds with gusts up to
30 kt. Rough seas up to 17 ft. Chance of rain.

Monday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Rough seas up to 14 ft. Slight chance of
rain.

Tuesday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of rough seas. Chance of
rain.

Climate
Record low min temps for Thursday nov 14
boston 16 1905 ... This morning 23
hartford 15 1986 ... This morning 15 ... Tied
providence 16 1905 ... This morning 18
worcester 10 1986 ... This morning 15

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 7 pm this evening to 6 pm est Friday
for anz250-254-255.

Synopsis... Wtb chai
near term... Wtb
short term... Wtb
long term... Chai
aviation... Wtb chai
marine... Wtb chai
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44090 9 mi17 min 52°F1 ft
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 14 mi62 min Calm 43°F 1028 hPa37°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 20 mi53 min 49°F 50°F1027.4 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 23 mi57 min 12 G 18 48°F 51°F1 ft39°F
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 35 mi57 min SSE 16 G 18 44°F 2 ft1027.9 hPa (-1.7)35°F
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 36 mi53 min 46°F 49°F1027 hPa
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 37 mi47 min S 7 G 9.9 47°F 1026.8 hPa (-1.8)
FRXM3 37 mi53 min 46°F 35°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 39 mi47 min SSW 22 G 23 49°F 1027 hPa (-1.5)
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 40 mi47 min S 7 G 13 48°F 45°F1028.2 hPa (-1.4)
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 40 mi57 min SSE 14 G 18 45°F 52°F2 ft1026.6 hPa (-2.0)38°F
PRUR1 45 mi47 min 49°F 37°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 46 mi47 min NW 7 G 8 41°F 49°F1027.6 hPa (-0.7)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 46 mi62 min SW 7 47°F 1027 hPa37°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 46 mi47 min W 7 G 8.9 48°F 1027.2 hPa (-1.7)
PVDR1 47 mi47 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 1027.3 hPa (-1.3)
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 48 mi53 min N 1.9 G 5.1 40°F 50°F1027.1 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 48 mi53 min SSW 17 G 20 50°F 45°F1026.6 hPa

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Otis Air National Guard Base, MA9 mi62 minSE 310.00 miOvercast37°F35°F93%1027.8 hPa
Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA13 mi1.8 hrsN 010.00 miOvercast42°F37°F85%1028.1 hPa
Plymouth, Plymouth Municipal Airport, MA16 mi55 minESE 410.00 miFair36°F33°F89%1027.3 hPa
Provincetown Municipal Airport, MA22 mi51 minSE 810.00 miFair42°F37°F82%1027.9 hPa
Marshfield Airport, MA24 mi52 minSSE 410.00 miFair41°F37°F87%1027.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Cod Canal (East Entrance), Massachusetts
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Cape Cod Canal (East Entrance)
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Thu -- 12:00 AM EST     8.60 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:00 AM EST     0.96 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:29 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:23 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 12:09 PM EST     9.65 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:22 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:05 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:27 PM EST     -0.10 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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Thu -- 01:09 AM EST     -4.43 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:08 AM EST     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:29 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:05 AM EST     4.19 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:23 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 10:22 AM EST     -0.10 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:26 PM EST     -4.58 knots Max Ebb
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Thu -- 04:27 PM EST     0.02 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:05 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:29 PM EST     4.39 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:58 PM EST     -0.19 knots Slack
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