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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 4:13PM Sunday December 8, 2019 6:19 AM EST (11:19 UTC) Moonrise 3:23PMMoonset 4:01AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ230 Boston Harbor- 408 Am Est Sun Dec 8 2019
.gale warning in effect from Monday afternoon through late Monday night...
Today..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
Tonight..S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Areas of fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon night..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Areas of fog. Showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt, decreasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Showers likely.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers likely.
Wed..W winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 foot or less. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night through Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. 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 408 Am Est Sun Dec 8 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Strong high pressure over southern new england will move off the coast this afternoon. A slow moving cold front approaches from the west Mon into Tue. Gale force S to sw winds are expected late Mon afternoon into early Tue. The cold front sweeps across the waters Tue night with a secondary cold front moving through Wed afternoon. Strong high pres moves into the region Thu and Fri. 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 Quincy, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 080853 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 353 AM EST Sun Dec 8 2019

SYNOPSIS. Strong high pressure over southern New England this morning will shift off the coast during the afternoon, which will start a return flow of increasingly milder and more moist air. Scattered showers late tonight will turn into a soaking rain Monday into Tuesday. Strong southwest winds are expected in southeastern New England and all coastal waters late Monday afternoon and Monday night. A cold front moves through Tuesday night, and there might be some snow Tuesday night into Wednesday although confidence is very low at this point. Dry weather returns late Wednesday with colder temperatures for Thursday. Another coastal weather system may bring a mix of precipitation Friday or Saturday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. 340 AM update .

Wow . what a frigid start. With clear skies, light wind, and a snow pack, temperatures dropped to -3 degrees at Orange, MA and to -6 degrees at Jaffrey, NH as of 3 AM! Single digits prevailed across most of northern and western MA.

Strong high pressure over southern New England this morning will move eastward and off the coast by this evening. Skies will be sunny this morning, then high level cirrus and eventually some mid level altocumulus clouds will work their way across the sky late in the afternoon. Although winds will turn to a southerly direction, they will be light and it will still be a cold day. Expecting highs only in the lower to mid 30s, except near 40 on Cape Cod and the Islands.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/. 340 AM update .

Tonight . There is increasing southwestly flow aloft, with a 925 mb low level jet max of 50 knots noted from southeast NH to eastern ME late. Low level warm advection pattern will cause temperatures to slowly rise overnight. Low levels saturate toward daybreak Monday. Low cloudiness develops in CT and spreads northeastward overnight. SREF shows high probabilities of ceilings lower than 1000 ft. With increasing moisture in the low levels but still relatively dry air aloft most of the night, this spells more of a chance of some drizzle. Actual showers may develop by 3 or 4 AM. Temperatures in northwest MA could still be only in the mid 30s, so cannot rule out a few flakes of snow mixed in with any rain showers there, but it would be very short-lived. Temperatures should be in the 40s across RI and southeast MA by daybreak Monday.

Monday . ** Rain and Wind **

Warm advection on strong south to southwest winds will lead to a rain, with embbeded heavier showers, across the entire region on Monday. Expecting 1 to 1.75 inches of rain before Monday night, when additional rain will occur (see below). A very strong low level jet will be working its way from the NJ coast to Long Island during the morning, reaching southern RI and the southeast MA coast very late in the afternoon. The NAM has been the strongest, with 80-90 kt at 2000 ft whereas other models are more like 60-70 kt. The big question is how much will mix down to the surface. This is tough because temperatures will soar to the mid and upper 50s in southeast MA and southern RI. That, combined with forecast lapse rates of 6C/km in the 925-700 mb layer, would make it likely that at least half would reach the surface. That would translate to wind gusts of 40-50 mph by 4 or 5 PM on Cape Cod and the Islands. Since the bulk of the winds would be Monday night, have held off on a Wind Advisory at this point, but either a Wind Advisory or High Wind Watches or Warnings may be issued later today. We have already issued Gale Warnings for all coastal waters . mariners take note.

Coincident with the arrival of the aforementioned low level jet, an isolated rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out along the south coast toward evening. Even in northwest MA, temperatures will rise into the lower 50s, which will melt much of the remaining snow. Per discussions yesterday, there is 1 to 2 inches of water equivalent in the snowpack, which, when added to the falling rain, could lead to rises in river levels, but we are not expecting river flooding at this time. There will, however, likely be some urban and poor drainage flooding.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. Big Picture .

Broad upper trough digs over the Plains and Great Lakes Monday night and Tuesday while an upper ridge sits over the Western Atlantic. This creates a southwest flow aloft across the Eastern USA and brings milder air into Southern New England. The upper trough moves east midweek, crossing New England Thursday. Less agreement on the pattern for Friday-Saturday, but possibly a trough digs over the Plains, then sweeps east to New England over next weekend.

Above normal 500-mb heights Tuesday fall below normal Thursday- Friday before increasing again on Saturday. So the deep layer is expected to be mild Tuesday, then falling below normal late week with signs of a recovery by Saturday.

Mass fields and thermal fields in the models are similar through midweek but then show some model-to-model differences late in the week. This means moderate confidence through Tuesday, then diminishing to low confidence by Friday and Saturday.

Daily Concerns .

Monday night-Tuesday .

Two features of note Monday night. One is a strong southerly low- level jet moving up the coast over Southern New England. This provides an inflow of moisture with PW values between 1 and 1.25 inches as well as low level forcing and lift. The second is a strong 150-kt upper jet moving east from the Plains and eventually curving up over Southern New England. The left exit region of this jet moves over us Monday evening and night, also generating lift. Temperatures will be above freezing through the lowest 10 thousand feet, so high confidence the precip type will be rain/showers.

Low level south to southwest winds reach 60 kt within a couple of thousand feet of the surface, with highest values just offshore. Lapse rates will be near moist adiabatic in a shower-filled warm sector. Expect strong wind gusts to be brought to the surface, with gusts of 35 to 45 kt. Values similar to this are forecast at 1000 mb. Thus expect strong gusty winds Monday night and Tuesday.

Guidance also suggests the precipitation comes in two segments: one Monday night followed by a break Tuesday morning and then a second segment of rain/showers late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Total rainfall during this time will be roughly 1 to 2 inches.

Temperatures in the warm sector are indicated by 12C temps at 950 mb. If we have a lapse rate close to isothermal at night, expect nightime min temps in the lows to mid 50s. A similar temperature aloft with a dry adiabatic lapse to the surface would suggest max temps around 60 during the day Tuesday. Will show upper 50s and around 60 in the coastal plain, and mid 50s in Western/Central MA

Tuesday night .

Cold front sweeps through Southern New England Tuesday evening and early night. After it moves through, indications are that it turns parallel to the upper flow just as we move under the right entrance region of the upper jet. This should keep the front nearby overnight and maintain support for precipitation much of the night. With colder air moving in aloft, this may mean a changeover to snow with potential of a couple of inches. Cross sections show the deep column of moisture dries out by 12Z Wednesday, suggesting a diminishing chance of snow by sunrise.

Wednesday-Thursday .

Upper trough and associated cold pool move across New England on Wednesday. This should push any lingering precipitation offshore. Cold pool instability may generate some clouds and scattered rain/snow showers during Wednesday, with best potential in Western and Central MA and areas north of the MA border.

High pressure then builds in with cold and dry weather Thursday.

Friday-Saturday .

GFS shows another coastal system moving up from the south Friday, spreading precipitation into Southern New England with continues into Saturday. The ECMWF is slower with the coastal system, moving precipitation ashore on Saturday. GFS temperatures are borderline, with potential for both rain and snow. The ECMWF temperature show predominently rain. Expect a mix of precipitation on one or both of the days, but with low confidence.

AVIATION /08Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Forecaster Confidence Levels .

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

Short Term /through Monday/ . High confidence.

0840Z Update:

Remainder of the overnight . VFR clear.

Today . VFR. Light NW winds becoming SW and slowly increasing to 10-15 kt with a few gusts to 20 kt this afternoon.

Tonight . VFR to start, then clouds lowering to MVFR across the region. Areas of IFR after midnight, with fog and drizzle developing in CT and western/central MA. Scattered rain showers after midnight. LLWS possible late, especially in northern and western MA.

Monday . Widespread IFR with areas of MVFR. Rain showers, heavy at times. Isolated thunder possible south coast late in the afternoon. Low Level Wind Shear due to strong southerly flow at 2000 ft. SW wind increasing to 25-35 kt in the afternoon, highest in RI and southeast MA.

KBOS Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

KBDL Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

Outlook /Monday Night through Thursday/ .

Monday Night: Mainly MVFR, with local IFR possible. Strong winds with local gusts up to 40 kt. SHRA likely.

Tuesday: Mainly MVFR, with areas VFR possible. Windy with gusts up to 30 kt. SHRA likely.

Tuesday Night: MVFR/IFR conditions possible. Windy with local gusts up to 30 kt. SHRA likely, chance SHSN.

Wednesday: Mainly VFR, with areas IFR possible. Breezy. Chance SHSN.

Wednesday Night through Thursday: VFR. Windy with local gusts up to 30 kt.

MARINE. Short Term /through Monday/ . High confidence.

340 AM update:

** Gale Warnings now in effect for all coastal waters **

Today . Strong high pressure over southern New England moves offshore this afternoon. This shifts winds to a SSW direction. Dry weather and good vsby continue.

Tonight . A low level jet over mainly northern New England will cause increasing wind gusts over the outer waters off Cape Ann and over Massachusetts Bay tonight. Winds there could gust over 30 kt. Seas will build to around 6 ft in those waters. Scattered showers developing late, mainly in the southern waters.

Monday . Rough conditions. SW gales expected, with gusts of 35-45 kt all waters . but highest over the southeastern outer waters by late in the afternoon. Will need to watch for potential upgrades to Storm conditions. Widespread rain showers and the potential for an isolated thunderstorm toward evening over the southern coastal waters. Areas of fog. Visibilities reduced to 1 to 3 nm.

Outlook /Monday Night through Thursday/ .

Monday Night: Moderate risk for gale force winds with areas of gusts up to 45 kt. Rough seas up to 15 ft. Rain showers likely. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Tuesday: Low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to 35 kt. Rough seas up to 14 ft. Rain showers likely.

Tuesday Night: Moderate risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with local gusts up to 30 kt. Areas of rough seas. Rain showers likely.

Wednesday: Winds less than 25 kt. Local rough seas. Chance of rain showers. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

Wednesday Night: Moderate risk for Small Craft Advisory winds with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Local visibility 1 to 3 nm.

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

BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CT . None. MA . None. RI . None. MARINE . Gale Warning from 1 PM Monday to 6 AM EST Tuesday for ANZ231>235-237-250-251-254>256. Gale Warning from 4 PM Monday to 6 AM EST Tuesday for ANZ230- 236.

SYNOPSIS . WTB/GAF NEAR TERM . GAF SHORT TERM . GAF LONG TERM . WTB AVIATION . WTB/GAF MARINE . WTB/GAF


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 8 mi49 min 24°F 41°F1032.2 hPa
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 17 mi89 min WNW 9.7 G 16 28°F 47°F2 ft1032.4 hPa (+0.8)16°F
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 27 mi75 min NW 14 G 16 26°F 46°F2 ft1031.3 hPa
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 40 mi55 min NW 2.9 G 5.1 21°F 44°F1033.8 hPa
PVDR1 40 mi55 min NW 2.9 G 4.1 20°F 1033.8 hPa13°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 41 mi55 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 22°F 1033.6 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 41 mi55 min 22°F 42°F1033.7 hPa
FRXM3 41 mi55 min 22°F 14°F
44018 - SE Cape Cod 30NM East of Nantucket, MA 44 mi89 min WNW 12 G 14 29°F 3 ft1032.4 hPa (+0.7)13°F
44090 45 mi49 min 46°F2 ft
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 48 mi94 min NNW 2.9 21°F 1033 hPa15°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 48 mi49 min N 1.9 G 5.1 22°F 1034 hPa
PRUR1 49 mi49 min 22°F 15°F

Wind History for Providence, RI
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Airport Reports
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Boston, Logan International Airport, MA8 mi25 minNW 410.00 miA Few Clouds24°F12°F60%1033.3 hPa
East Milton, MA9 mi28 minW 8 mi16°F10°F80%1033.6 hPa
Norwood, Norwood Memorial Airport, MA12 mi26 minN 010.00 miFair12°F5°F73%1033.6 hPa
Marshfield Airport, MA19 mi24 minW 410.00 miFair16°F14°F93%1033.5 hPa
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA22 mi26 minN 010.00 miFair13°F8°F81%1032.8 hPa
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport, MA22 mi28 minN 010.00 miFair5°F0°F79%1034.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Nut Island, Massachusetts
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Sun -- 01:58 AM EST     1.20 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:01 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:21 AM EST     9.17 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:22 PM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:32 PM EST     0.92 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:11 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:47 PM EST     8.56 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Current
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Sun -- 01:57 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 03:01 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 05:20 AM EST     1.09 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:00 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:57 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 12:20 PM EST     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
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Sun -- 04:11 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 05:45 PM EST     1.05 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 08:17 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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