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Marine Weather and Tides
Saco, ME

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Sunrise 5:47AMSunset 7:44PM Saturday August 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT (22:33 UTC) Moonrise 9:06PMMoonset 7:36AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ154 Coastal Waters From Cape Elizabeth, Me To Merrimack River, Ma Out 25 Nm- 606 Pm Edt Sat Aug 17 2019
Rest of tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Areas of fog. A slight chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun..SE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Areas of fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..S winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Thu..SW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ100 606 Pm Edt Sat Aug 17 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. A warm front will approach from the west tonight and Sunday and will lift north of the region Sunday night. Hot and humid weather will return on Monday and Monday night as a weak frontal boundary settles south through the region. Stalled frontal boundary will be the focus for showers and Thunderstorms Tuesday and Tuesday night as it lifts back to the north. A stronger cold front will approach from the west on Wednesday and will slowly cross the region Wednesday night and Thursday. High pressure will build in from the west for the end of the week. &&


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... Updated
national weather service gray me
622 pm edt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis
Showers and thunderstorms, some strong are expected this evening
and again Sunday afternoon, particularly across new hampshire.

Otherwise, very warm and humid conditions arrive Monday and last
into Wednesday. A cold front moves through Wednesday night
allowing for cooler and drier air to move in Thursday through
the rest of the week.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
620 pm update...

convection is not moving into new hampshire this evening with
cells developing ahead of the main line moving through ny and
vt. The main line has plenty of line and individual cells have
posed wind and hail threats at times. As the line continues to
move east and coalesces the damaging wind threat will increase.

Time of arrival tool has the cells ahead of the line arriving
within the next hour while the main line will arrive closer to 8
pm. Lapse rates and instability are less farther east and as
darkness ensues we will see convection struggle more as it
enters our cwa. Still will be concerned with extensive
lightning and heavy rain over campgrounds and the higher
terrain, as well as strong wind gusts.

Flash flood watch remains in place through tonight. Made a few
minor changes to the forecast, but at this time we are just
waiting for the precipitation to arrive.

Previous discussion...

for this afternoon and evening we'll have the tale of two cwas.

To the east the low stratus and marine layer which has held fast
all day will remain through the overnight. Expect patchy fog
onshore and denser fog over the immediate coastline as the
onshore flow continues to push the surface moisture up against
the foothills.

Across western new hampshire an very different weather regime
will reign. Here mid level morning cloud coverage has decreased
allowing for broken sunshine and the start of some diurnal
instability. To our west a convective line associated with an
upper level short wave is moving across upstate new york. This
line will cross the ct river around sunset. With the increased
sunshine in the region comes increasing instability with cape
values expected to exceed 2000 j kg as the line moves into the
region. The potential exists for a damaging wind threat into far
western nh if the convective line is able to maintain strength
through the mountains of vt, however the decreasing shear and
instability after sunset will keep the threat confined to just
an hour or so as it crosses the ct river.

The greater threat this evening will be for flash flooding.

Mesoscale models have continued to indicate the potential for
multiple storms to pass over the western nh mountains. With the
cloud layer motion aligned along the convective line, expect
multiple rounds of precipitation to be able to train over the
same locations, dropping up to 3-4" of rain. This would easily
exceed flash flood guidance. Further looking upstream we see
radar estimated rainfall rates of 2-3" hour with 1+" hr amounts
in the same airmass ahead of the line. With the mountains being
most susceptible to flash flooding, and likely filled with
hikers and campers feel the flash flood watch is appropriate and
it will remain in place for grafton and coos counties. As radar
trends further develop over the next several hours, expansion
southwards into sullivan and cheshire counties is possible.

Eastward expansion is unlikely as the marine airmass in place
will rapidly cut off any storms resulting in decaying elevated
convection east of the mountains after midnight.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through Sunday night
After midnight expect the remains of the convection to decay and
progress eastwards through the area with a chance for scattered
showers. Low stratus and fog will remain entrenched. Further
west as the convection clears the low level moisture left by the
rainfall will likely result in a brief period of dense fog near
sunrise in the ct and possibly merrimack river valleys.

By sunrise Sunday, we prepare to repeat the same pattern all
over again. Expect the marine layer to hold on through at least
the middle of the morning on the coastal plain. To the west
another upper level short wave will dive south out of ontario
into western new york with widespread convective initiation in
the early afternoon. With slightly earlier timing the severe
threat for Sunday will be greater than this afternoon. Damaging
winds will be possible across new hampshire with the extent of
the threat largely determined by how much sunshine is able to
push through in the morning. With strong turning of the low
level winds as the easterly marine flow backs rapidly to
southwest into the cloud free sector expect some stronger
updrafts which will help to enhance storms.

With no change in airmass significant rain rates and flash
flooding will again be a concern tomorrow, especially in any
areas which receive a lot of rain this evening. The storm motion
doesn't look to align with the upper level forcing quite as
well as this evening, however a strong low level jet and higher
pwats makes flash flooding a threat again tomorrow.

Long term Monday through Saturday
Little change from the previous forecast. Warm and humid
conditions expected Monday and Tuesday, and likely into
Wednesday. Showers and storms could form at any time with subtle
low-amplitude short wave troughs moving through the mean
westerly flow. A substantial air mass change is expected will
come around Thursday when a strong cold front moves through the
region.

Aviation 22z Saturday through Thursday
Short term... For sites along the coast, the conditions can be
summed up in two words: marine layer. Expect low ceilings and
fog to persist through the overnight and into tomorrow with
widespread lifr conditions. To the west, sunshine has broken
through a MVFR ceilings. Expect a line of convection to bring
heavy rain and thunderstorms to the ct river valley around
nightfall. Leb and hie should see lightning, while elsewhere
expect showers. Marine layer will keep the coast in ifr through
midday tomorrow when another round of convection will impact all
areas.

Long term... GenerallyVFR with areas of MVFR ceilings vsby in
showers and thunderstorms. Nighttime fog possible Monday night
through Wednesday night.

Marine
Short term... Fog and low stratus will remain over the gulf of
maine through the end of the weekend. Light easterly flow will
continue with winds and seas remaining below sca.

Long term... Scas may be needed on Wednesday but otherwise,
marine fog may be locally dense this weekend into early next
week.

Hydrology
Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... None.

Nh... Flash flood watch until 4 am edt Sunday for nhz001>003-005.

Marine... None.

Near term... Hanes
short term... Curtis
long term... Ekster
aviation... Curtis ekster
marine... Curtis ekster


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 12 mi93 min ESE 2.9 68°F 67°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 13 mi45 min SSE 2.9 G 2.9 67°F 65°F1016.8 hPa
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 16 mi51 min 66°F 62°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 17 mi43 min SSE 7.8 G 9.7 67°F 65°F2 ft1016.2 hPa (-1.7)67°F
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 22 mi89 min E 3.9 G 5.8 66°F 66°F2 ft1016.7 hPa
44073 33 mi89 min E 3.9 G 5.8 65°F
BGXN3 - Great Bay Reserve, NH 36 mi108 min E 2.9 73°F 1017 hPa68°F
IOSN3 - Isle of Shoals, NH 37 mi33 min ESE 8.9 G 8.9 66°F 1015.6 hPa (-2.3)66°F

Wind History for Wells, ME
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME14 mi42 minSSE 810.00 miOvercast69°F64°F84%1016.9 hPa
Sanford, Sanford Regional Airport, ME15 mi97 minSE 710.00 miOvercast70°F66°F90%1017.1 hPa

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2 days agoSE6S4CalmCalmCalmCalmW3CalmCalmCalmNW3NE3CalmCalmNE7E45E7E7E6E8S7S9S9

Tide / Current Tables for Biddeford, Saco River, Maine
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Tide / Current Tables for Wood Island Harbor, Maine
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Sat -- 12:53 AM EDT     9.40 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:05 AM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:35 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 01:22 PM EDT     8.63 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:11 PM EDT     0.83 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:04 PM EDT     Moonrise
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