Sanford, ME Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Sanford, ME

April 21, 2024 4:30 AM EDT (08:30 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:49 AM   Sunset 7:35 PM
Moonrise 5:28 PM   Moonset 4:55 AM 
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ANZ154 Coastal Waters From Cape Elizabeth, Me To Merrimack River, Ma Out 25 Nm- 333 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Monday afternoon - .

Today - W winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming sw with gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight - W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Mon - NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Mon night - W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.

Tue night - S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Wed - S winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.

Wed night - SW winds around 15 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.

Thu - W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu night - W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

ANZ100 333 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm west to southwest winds will increase today ahead of a cold front that will cross the waters tonight nw winds will increase behind the front for a period of conditions hazardous to small craft Monday. High pressure builds in Monday night moves east of the waters Tuesday for strengthening southerly flow. An area of low pressure approaches the waters on Wednesday with a cold front likely crossing the waters Wednesday night into Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sanford, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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FXUS61 KGYX 210720 AFDGYX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 320 AM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
Today will be mostly dry with breezy westerly winds. A cold front crosses tonight with little precipitation followed by a dry and blustery day Monday. High pressure slides south of the area Tuesday for warmer and dry conditions. Low pressure approaches the region Wednesday bringing the next chance for widespread rain. High pressure then builds in towards the end of the week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/
Cyclonic flow aloft will continue to persist today, although the forecast area will remain mostly dry. Surface heating will lead to clouds developing late morning and persisting through the afternoon with breezy westerly winds gusting 20-25 mph. Highs will range from the mid 40s north to mid 50s south.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/
A cold front approaches from the NW tonight and will cross into northern zones around midnight and clearing the coast Monday morning. This front will have limited moisture to work with only some snow showers expected for mountains while areas downstream remain mostly dry. This front will usher in a cooler and drier airmass allowing lows to drop into the 20s across the north while areas along the coastal plain drop into the 30s.

Northwest winds will be gusty behind the front Monday and with a dry airmass moving in there will be some fire weather concerns. Winds will gust 25 to 30 mph with min RH dropping to around 20 percent. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 30s north to low 50s south with the higher elevations remaining below freezing.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/
Quiet weather is expected Monday night and Tuesday, with gusty southwesterly return flow on Tuesday. Winds slacken Monday night and blended MOS with NBM for lows Monday night.

Tuesday won't get to it's full potential temperature- wise, especially on the coastal plain as winds will be onshore during the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 50s across Maine and into the 60s across NH away from the coast.

A good portion of the deterministic and ensemble suite show a wetting rain event centered around Wednesday. However, there remains considerable disagreement on amplification of the system, so QPF amounts and rainfall duration are quite uncertain at this time. There could even be some mountain snows with this one.

Thereafter, fair but cool weather returns late week.

AVIATION /07Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
Short Term...VFR will likely prevail across the area today through Monday with west winds gusting to 20 kts during the day today and NW winds gusting to 25 kts during the day Monday.
MVFR cigs will impact KHIE at times through this morning and again tonight into Monday morning.

Long Term...Mainly VFR conditions are expected at most terminals Monday night through Tuesday. Restrictions are likely on Wednesday as showers and lower ceilings return, with MVFR to IFR conditions likely. Improvement is likely on Thursday, but a return to VFR may take until Thursday night.

MARINE
Short Term...Westerly winds will increase today with gusts generally to around 20 kts with few gusts approaching 25 kts along the outer waters. A cold front crosses tonight through Monday morning shifting winds out of the NW with gusts around 25 kts bringing SCA conditions to the outer waters. Seas stay below 5 feet through the period.

Long Term...High pressure builds in Monday night with it moving offshore on Tuesday. The high moves east of the waters by Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west, with SCA conditions likely in southwesterly then south flow Tuesday and Wednesday.

GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
ME...None.
NH...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM to 2 PM EDT Monday for ANZ150- 152-154.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 14 mi91 min W 1.9 40°F 29°F
SEIM1 25 mi61 min 43°F 46°F29.9528°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 26 mi87 min W 12G14 44°F 46°F2 ft29.91
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 27 mi106 min WSW 4.1 42°F 29.9528°F
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 32 mi61 min SW 6G7 43°F 45°F29.87
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 34 mi41 min SW 5.8G9.7 43°F 44°F2 ft29.9133°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 34 mi31 min W 14G16 43°F 29.9123°F


Wind History for Portland, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KSFM SANFORD SEACOAST RGNL,ME 5 sm34 minWSW 0610 smClear30°F27°F86%29.92
KDAW SKYHAVEN,NH 14 sm39 minWSW 0310 smClear37°F27°F65%29.92
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Tide / Current for Kennebunkport, Maine
   
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Kennebunkport
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Sun -- 04:42 AM EDT     0.88 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:53 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:49 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:53 AM EDT     8.38 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:58 PM EDT     0.93 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:26 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:09 PM EDT     8.60 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Kennebunkport, Maine, Tide feet
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7.4
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5.7
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3.8
3
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2.1
4
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1.1
5
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0.9
6
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1.7
7
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3.3
8
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5.2
9
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6.9
10
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8
11
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8.4
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7.8
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6.3
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4.4
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2.6
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1.4
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0.9
6
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1.4
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2.8
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4.8
9
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6.7
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8
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8.6



Tide / Current for Salmon Falls River entrance, Piscataqua River, New Hampshire
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Salmon Falls River entrance
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Sun -- 04:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:18 AM EDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:12 PM EDT     6.69 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:34 PM EDT     0.74 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Salmon Falls River entrance, Piscataqua River, New Hampshire, Tide feet
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6.6
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6.2
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5.1
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3.7
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2.3
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0.7
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0.9
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1.9
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3.4
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5
11
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6.1
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6.7
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6.5
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5.6
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4.2
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2.7
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1.5
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0.9
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0.8
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1.6
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4.7
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6




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