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Marine Weather and Tides
Newburyport, MA

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 4:43PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 6:59 AM EST (11:59 UTC) Moonrise 5:22AMMoonset 2:48PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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ANZ251 Massachusetts Bay And Ipswich Bay- 319 Am Est Tue Jan 21 2020
Today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri and Fri night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Sat..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of rain.
Sat night..E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm. 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 319 Am Est Tue Jan 21 2020
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres builds in from the west and remains in control through the end of the work week. Low pressure may approach the waters from the southwest on Saturday. 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 Newburyport, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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FXUS61 KBOX 211142 AFDBOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 642 AM EST Tue Jan 21 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure from the Midwest will build over Southern New England for most of this week, bringing dry weather and moderating temperatures. There is the potential for a coastal storm this weekend, but uncertainty exists in regards to timing and precipitation types.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/.

7 am update .

Temperatures around the region have dropped into the teens and single digits, with some locations in north central and northwest MA dipping below zero. Not much is changed with this morning's update . clear skies with light winds expected today except on the outer Cape where ocean effect clouds and light snow showers are possible.

Previous Discussion .

High pres in control. Column is rather dry and sunshine will give way to increasing high clouds later today from the north as mid level shortwave moves into northern New Eng. The one caveat for today is potential for ocean effect clouds and flurries/snow showers for the outer Cape. Steep low level lapse rates over the ocean and delta T from SST to top of the shallow boundary layer around 17-18C so enough low level instability for clouds and perhaps a few flurries or snow showers. N wind trajectory favors the outer Cape and some of the hi-res sources are indicating some light QPF so have indicated chc pops here. Low risk for a coating to one half inch for the outer Cape. Low level cold air remains in place with 925 mb temps around -10C so expect highs 25 to 30.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM WEDNESDAY/. Tonight . Any ocean effect clouds or flurries over the outer Cape will dissipate as low level moisture decreases and inversion lowers. Otherwise, some mid/high clouds expected to move through the region, especially across northern and eastern MA as shortwave rotates SE through the Gulf of Maine. Potential cloud cover may have some impact on low temps so went a bit above MOS guidance with temps mostly in the teens, with some single numbers in western MA.

Wednesday . Mid level shortwave moves well east of New Eng with ridging building into the region. High pres will remain in control at the surface. Expect lots of sunshine with light winds and moderating temps. Highs will range through the 30s.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. Highlights .

* Milder, above normal temperatures Thu/Fri with continued dry weather

* Coastal storm this weekend brings rain/snow chances Sat/Sun, favoring more rain than snow along the I-95 corridor, but uncertainty in precip type remains.

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Wednesday night through Friday .

Dry, quiet weather rounds out the very quiet work week. This under a building ridge of sprawling high pressure. A noticeable change from the first half of the week will be the rebounding temperatures. We'll be back toward normal and then some as low and mid level flow comes out of the S/SW on the back side of the high and draws in milder air. A subsidence inversion under the high pressure will keep mixing very shallow (model soundings indicate to around 950 mb); should see highs in the low to mid 40s each day. A weak gradient may allow for sea breezes keeping things cooler along the coast. Lows dip into the 20s/low 30s Thursday and Friday nights, colder on Wednesday night (teens) due to light winds, little cloudcover, and resultant radiational cooling, in addition to the colder airmass we start with.

Saturday and Sunday .

For Saturday we are becoming increasingly confident that our stretch of quiet weather will come to an end, though details regarding exact onset time and precip type are less certain. A digging 500 mb trough and sfc low over the Ohio Valley move into the mid-Atlantic, generating a coastal system that will move east in the vicinity of southern New England from Saturday through Sunday, perhaps even lingering into Monday. At this point the best chance for snow continues to be in the interior, especially the higher elevations given the marginal/warm antecedent airmass and the expected low track too far north to bring with it the cold air necessary for snow to the coast. Wintry precip, however, is certainly still a possibility anywhere. EC ensemble probabilities of >1" snow continue to exhibit a SE creep over the last several model runs, so plenty is still left to be seen in regards to any snow potential for the rest of southern New England. Blocking high pressure in eastern Canada will play a role, potentially assisting with colder air, and slowing the low as it ejects. This will be a very wet system (QPF totals up to over 1" possible), and slow moving, with potential to drop a significant amount of snow in interior southern New England that would be disruptive and impactful. Stay tuned.

Monday .

Still some question as to how quickly the weekend system exits but Monday should be dry or drying out as the low exits to the northeast and high pressure builds in from the west.

AVIATION /12Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Forecaster Confidence Levels .

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

Short Term /through Wednesday/ . High confidence.

VFR. Patchy ocean effect MVFR cigs and a few -SHSN may develop today after 12z over the outer Cape.

KBOS Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

KBDL Terminal . High confidence in TAF.

Outlook /Wednesday Night through Saturday/ .

Wednesday Night through Friday: VFR.

Friday Night: Mainly VFR, with local MVFR possible.

Saturday: Mainly VFR, with areas IFR possible. Breezy. Chance RA, chance SN.

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

Diminishing wind/seas becoming light today with light winds/seas continuing through Wed as high pres in control. Scattered snow showers possible today and this evening over waters east of Cape Cod.

Outlook /Wednesday Night through Saturday/ .

Wednesday Night through Thursday: Winds less than 25 kt.

Thursday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

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

Friday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Rough seas up to 9 ft.

Saturday: Winds less than 25 kt. Rough seas up to 9 ft. Chance of rain.

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

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 17 mi60 min NNW 11 G 12 18°F 1027.7 hPa (+1.6)1°F
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 17 mi75 min E 1 6°F 1028 hPa-2°F
CMLN3 20 mi176 min W 9.9
44073 23 mi116 min NW 12 G 14 20°F 43°F
44029 - Buoy A0102 - Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 26 mi116 min N 18 G 21 22°F 41°F3 ft1025.3 hPa
BHBM3 - 8443970 - Boston, MA 33 mi60 min 18°F 38°F1027.6 hPa (+1.6)
44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA 34 mi70 min N 16 G 19 21°F 43°F3 ft1027.3 hPa (+1.4)9°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 35 mi116 min NNW 12 G 16 2 ft1027.7 hPa
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 37 mi52 min 45°F3 ft
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 39 mi60 min 13°F 40°F1028.4 hPa (+1.6)
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 40 mi60 min NW 4.1 10°F -2°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lawrence Municipal Airport, MA14 mi66 minNW 510.00 miFair13°F0°F54%1028.8 hPa
Beverly, Beverly Municipal Airport, MA16 mi67 minN 010.00 miFair14°F0°F51%1027.9 hPa
Pease Air Force Base / Portsmouth, NH20 mi64 minVar 210.00 miFair11°F-2°F54%1026.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport, Merrimack River, Massachusetts
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Newburyport
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Tue -- 02:55 AM EST     0.28 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:21 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:08 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:40 AM EST     8.47 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:48 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 03:38 PM EST     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:41 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:23 PM EST     7.16 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Newburyport (Merrimack River), Massachusetts Current
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Newburyport (Merrimack River)
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Tue -- 12:54 AM EST     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 02:56 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:21 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:39 AM EST     1.63 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:08 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:05 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 01:21 PM EST     -1.27 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 01:48 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 03:37 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:41 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 07:09 PM EST     1.65 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 09:42 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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