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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Kennebunk, ME

June 16, 2024 5:49 PM EDT (21:49 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 4:58 AM   Sunset 8:26 PM
Moonrise 3:09 PM   Moonset 1:38 AM 
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ANZ154 Coastal Waters From Cape Elizabeth, Me To Merrimack River, Ma Out 25 Nm- 253 Pm Edt Sun Jun 16 2024

Tonight - S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 3 seconds.

Mon - S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 5 seconds and se 2 ft at 8 seconds.

Mon night - S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 5 seconds and se 3 ft at 8 seconds.

Tue - S winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 6 seconds and se 2 ft at 12 seconds.

Tue night - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 5 seconds and se 2 ft at 11 seconds.

Wed - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: S 2 ft at 4 seconds.

Wed night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu - SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu night - SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri - W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

Fri night - W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.

ANZ100 253 Pm Edt Sun Jun 16 2024

Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm high pressure of the gulf of maine will slide southeast of the waters Monday for increasing south flow high pressure will stay centered just south east of the waters through the week for persistent south to southeast flow.


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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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FXUS61 KGYX 161930 AFDGYX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 330 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure will move off the New England coastline tonight, allowing for continued mild temperatures and low humidity. A warm front will move into the region Monday followed by a stretch of very hot and humid conditions through the week. A weak cold front will slowly cross through the region on Thursday and Friday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/
High pressure over the Gulf of Maine will slide southeast tonight while a warm front approaches from the west towards Monday morning. A relatively cool and dry airmass in place will allow for temperatures to drop quickly after sunset while increasing clouds with the approaching front will keep temperatures from dropping as low as last night. Lows will generally be in the 50s. The approaching warm front may bring enough forcing for isolated showers towards Monday morning across the mountains toward central Maine.

SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/
A warm front lifting through the area will maintain slight chances for showers across the north with much of the area seeing mostly cloudy skies to start the day. Cloud cover will thin from SW to NE through the day leading partly to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. The leading edge of a warm and humid airmass will push into New Hampshire by early afternoon and with clearing skies... highs across New Hampshire will climb into the low to mid 80s. High temperatures will drop off into the low 70s across eastern zones where cloud cover will linger the longest.

Warm air advection will continue into Monday night as high pressure anchors southeast of the Gulf of Maine. Lows Monday night will be in the 60s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
The extended portion of the forecast starts right off the bat with increased temperatures and humidity values on Tuesday.
Models continue to suggest a large and highly anomalous upper level ridge will build over the Northeast this week. A 600 DM 500 mb high is rare for this part of the country, especially considering it is mid June. H8 temperatures near +18C and nearly full sunshine will allow for widespread 90s with a few communities in southern New Hampshire approaching 100 degrees.
Along the coast, cooler temperatures can be expected as winds become onshore during the day.

Wednesday will be a similar day as the H5 high remains parked over the New England coastline. A warm start, nearly full sunshine and H8 temperatures climbing to +20C, expect even warmer temperatures.
Afternoon temperatures will likely approach if not exceed 100 degrees across some interior locations. The atmosphere will once again be modified along and near the coastline where southerly winds bring in cooler temperatures.
This inland penetration of this coastal front will not be significant however. A few miles inland and away from the coast will be extremely hot, hazy and humid. Surface dew points will climb into the 65 to 70 degree range.

12Z operational models and ensemble solutions remain with some disagreement with the timing of a passage of a cold front either late Thursday or Thursday night into Friday morning. This has some impact on forecast highs. In general, with a possible delay in the passage of the cold front, the day may be relatively cloud free, at least over central and southern portions of the forecast. Mainly sunny skies and some compressional warming ahead of this weak and broad front may very well lead to the hottest day of the week with readings above 100 degrees across portions of southwest interior Maine and southern New Hampshire. The coast may be cooler once again due to a sea breeze, but high surface dew points will remain in place in all locations.

Record high temperatures during the Tuesday through Thursday period may be in jeopardy as shown in the climate section below.
Even Friday will be in the 90s across the interior despite additional cloud cover and scattered showers and thunderstorms with the weak and broad frontal system that will be slowly crossing New England. Overnight lows will be mild as well during the three day stretch which will exacerbate heat related issues.

Note the summit of MWN may reach 70 degrees during the period.

Confidence in the heat wave continues to increase as we head into the week across the interior. Exactly how hot it reaches remains the question. Any clouds from decaying MCSs to our west for example would impact the forecast highs. As mentioned above, onshore winds along the coast may keep things cooler. Will also be monitoring for any potential development of coastal fog during this period as well as inland radiation fog at night and during the morning hours.
However, at this time the gradient flow appears to have a sufficient westerly component to prevent much in the way of maritime moisture from entering the region. Coolest readings, albeit still very warm, will be along the Midcoast region where winds will be onshore.

High pressure nosing into our region from Quebec Province will lead to diminishing heat over the upcoming weekend. Surface winds will switch to a cooler easterly flow. However, despite a 10 to 15 degree drop in daytime highs, it will still be very warm over in New Hampshire and along the Maine border with readings in the 80s.

It will turn mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend. Low pressure will track out of the Plains Saturday and Sunday leading to the precipitation.

AVIATION /17Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
Short Term...VFR likely prevails tonight through Monday night.
Clouds increase tonight into Monday morning while cigs look to remain above MVFR thresholds. South winds increase through Monday with gusts 15-20 kts along the coastal plain Monday afternoon.

Long Term...Mainly VFR conditions through Wednesday followed by more showers and thunderstorms with a cold frontal passage by late Thursday into Friday. Areas of IFR conditions are possible as well during the night time period with patchy valley fog.

MARINE
Short Term...High pressure slides SE of the Gulf of Maine tonight and remains centered just SE of the waters through Monday night. South winds will increase Monday with gusts around 20 kts Monday afternoon. There may be a few gusts to 25 kts Monday afternoon, while a stable boundary layer should limit the potential for stronger gusts. Persistent S flow will lead to seas building 4-5 feet Monday afternoon and there is potential an SCA may be needed late Monday into Monday night.

Long Term...Winds and seas will primarily be out of the south during the extended portion of the forecast and below SCA thresholds.
Highest wind gusts likely will be during the afternoon hours as the sea breeze attempts to form.

CLIMATE
Record breaking high temperatures and warm overnight low temperatures are likely Tuesday through Friday of next week.

Here are the records...

RECORD HIGHS FOR JUNE 19: Concord-98, 1995 Augusta-98, 1995 Portland- 94, 1995

RECORD HIGHS FOR JUNE 20: Concord-98, 1993 Augusta-95, 1953 Portland-93, 2020

GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
ME...Beach Hazards Statement until 8 PM EDT this evening for MEZ024>028.
NH...Excessive Heat Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening for NHZ008-012-013-015.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 1 mi49 minS 2.9 67°F 50°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 12 mi105 minS 9.7G12 61°F 61°F2 ft30.22
CMLN3 19 mi168 minESE 9.9 66°F 58°F
SEIM1 19 mi49 min 64°F 61°F30.2446°F
44073 21 mi154 minSSE 9.7G9.7 63°F 60°F
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 23 mi64 minSE 2.9 66°F 30.2449°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 25 mi49 minS 14G15 61°F 30.2143°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 26 mi39 minS 12G14 60°F 58°F30.2150°F
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 29 mi49 minS 13G16 62°F 58°F30.19
44098 - Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (160) 41 mi53 min 62°F2 ft


Wind History for Portland, ME
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KSFM SANFORD SEACOAST RGNL,ME 9 sm53 minSE 0710 smClear66°F46°F49%30.22
KDAW SKYHAVEN,NH 20 sm58 minSSE 0810 smClear73°F48°F41%30.21
KPSM PORTSMOUTH INTL AT PEASE,NH 22 sm54 minSE 0910 smMostly Cloudy68°F46°F46%30.21
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Tide / Current for Kennebunkport, Maine
   
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Kennebunkport
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Sun -- 01:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 01:38 AM EDT     1.69 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:45 AM EDT     7.50 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:49 PM EDT     1.70 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:08 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 08:08 PM EDT     8.17 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Kennebunkport, Maine, Tide feet
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2.6
1
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1.8
2
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1.7
3
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2.4
4
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3.6
5
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5.1
6
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6.5
7
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7.3
8
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7.5
9
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7
10
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5.8
11
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4.3
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2.8
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1.9
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1.7
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2.2
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3.4
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5
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6.6
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7.7
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8.2
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7.9
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6.9
11
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5.3


Tide / Current for Portsmouth Harbor Entrance, New Hampshire Current
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Portsmouth Harbor Entrance
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Sun -- 01:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:38 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 05:12 AM EDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 08:54 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:46 AM EDT     -1.46 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 03:08 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:45 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:40 PM EDT     0.93 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:41 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Portsmouth Harbor Entrance, New Hampshire Current, knots
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-1.4
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-1.2
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-1
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-0.5
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0.2
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0.6
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0.5
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0.3
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0.3
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-0
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-0.7
11
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-1.3
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-1.5
1
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-1.3
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-1
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-0.6
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0.2
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0.8
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.4
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-0.2
11
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-1


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