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Marine Weather and Tides
Saco, ME

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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 5:51PM Monday October 21, 2019 3:09 AM EDT (07:09 UTC) Moonrise 11:56PMMoonset 2:24PM Illumination 49% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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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ANZ154 Coastal Waters From Cape Elizabeth, Me To Merrimack River, Ma Out 25 Nm- 627 Pm Edt Sun Oct 20 2019
Tonight..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers this evening.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Tue night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, building to 7 to 9 ft after midnight. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm after midnight.
Wed..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Rain, mainly in the morning. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ100 627 Pm Edt Sun Oct 20 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. High pressure will shift to the east as the remnants of tc nestor pass well to our south. The next storm system will cross the waters Tuesday into Wednesday. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Saco, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
142 am edt Mon oct 21 2019

Synopsis
A weak wave exits the are tonight. High pressure will build in
for Monday and Monday night. Low pressure will move across the
region Tue night and Wednesday, and bring rain. High pressure
will move for the end of the week.

Near term until 6 am this morning
145 am update... Performed a quick refresh on sky coverage
overnight with rapidly clearing skies behind the departing
disturbance.

1105 pm update... Little change to the going forecast. Rain
showers have pretty much dried up. Added a little more fog to
the forecast, especially where it did rain a little. Otherwise,
no changes.

910 pm update... Band of light showers continues to move eastward
and at the same time constricting as it runs into drier air over
maine. Have expanded chance pops a little farther east for the
next hour or two before the band is expected to dry up. Other
than that, just a few minor adjustments to temperatures.

610 pm update... Have increased pops some across central and
southern nh for the next few hours as stations in the ct river
valley beginning to measure a little bit. The air mass is still
quite dry as evidenced by the single digit dewpoint temperatures
on mwn. Therefore nothing heavy is expected... Just a couple of
hundredths at best. Otherwise, no changes to the forecast,
cloudy skies are expected to continue in maine with a couple of
sprinkles possible by 00z.

Previously...

weak radar echoes brushing the WRN zones attm, but no signs of
rain reaching the ground anywhere east of the hudson valley, and
precip falls from ~10k feet thru fairly dry air mass. The best
forcing and rain production is expected a few hours either side
of 00z, so if any shra do make it to the ground they will
lkly occur in this time window, and will be limited to the
southern half of nh. Otherwise, whatever Sun is out there now
will fade behind clouds before sunset.

Once the weak wave aloft moves through this evening, it will
remain dry thru the overnight. Given the weak low level flow,
clouds could linger thru daybreak Monday over the coastal plain,
but some clearing expected in the ct vly and the mountains.

Short term 6 am this morning through 6 pm Tuesday
Sfc high
builds in with temps warming aloft Monday should see mainly
sunny skies and highs in the upper 50 in the mtns and along the
coast to the low to mid 60s in many inland areas.

Monday will see increasing clouds with increasing SW flow as the
high exits to the east. This will allow for mins in the upper
30s N to the mid 40s s.

Long term Tuesday night through Sunday
The ensemble and deterministic model solutions are in decent
agreement on the long wave pattern through the start of the upcoming
weekend. We begin the period with a ridge quickly retreating into
the maritimes on Tuesday and a deep upper trough approaching
from the central conus. An impulse pivoting around the base of
the trough GOES negative tilt as it crosses the region Tuesday
night and Wednesday. At the surface... A ridge retreats well
offshore Tuesday with low pressure over the great lakes. A
trailing frontal system through the lower lakes and appalachians
will arrive with clouds and rain by Tuesday evening. A
secondary low will develop along the front vicinity of the
delmarva as the upper reflection GOES negative tilt. We'll see
rain become heavy-at-times Tuesday night as the secondary low
rides northeast along the coast with precipitation tapering
during the day as the low exits into the maritimes. High
pressure then builds by to our south Wednesday night and
Thursday. A northern stream impulse will drive a cold front
across the area Friday into early Saturday with high pressure to
follow for the remainder of the weekend.

Aviation 06z Monday through Friday
Short term... MainlyVFR thru Mon night, except for some
possible vly fog again at khie kleb, and maybe another brief
period at kcon.

Long term...

tue night - wed... Ifr in ra and fog. Sfc winds gusting up to 25 kt
nr the coast.

Fri... Sct MVFR psb in mtn -shra -shsn.

Marine
Short term... Winds seas stay blo SCA levels thru Monday night.

Long term...

tue night -thu am... Sca's likely, with gales psb outside the
bays.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis...

near term... Casey
short term...

long term...

aviation...

marine...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 12 mi70 min N 1 49°F 47°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 13 mi52 min NNW 2.9 G 2.9 49°F 55°F1018.5 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 16 mi58 min 51°F 54°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 17 mi80 min ESE 3.9 G 3.9 53°F 53°F1 ft1017.5 hPa (-0.5)51°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 22 mi126 min NE 3.9 G 5.8 53°F 55°F1 ft1017.8 hPa
CMLN3 32 mi186 min 55°F
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 36 mi85 min Calm 49°F 1018 hPa49°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 37 mi70 min SE 8 G 8 55°F 1017.5 hPa (-0.7)51°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME14 mi79 minN 310.00 miOvercast49°F45°F86%1018 hPa
Sanford, Sanford Regional Airport, ME15 mi74 minN 010.00 miOvercast48°F46°F93%1018.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Biddeford, Saco River, Maine
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Tide / Current Tables for Wood Island Harbor, Maine
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Mon -- 04:57 AM EDT     8.07 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:41 AM EDT     Last Quarter
Mon -- 10:49 AM EDT     1.36 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:23 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 05:10 PM EDT     9.09 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:34 PM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:55 PM EDT     Moonrise
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