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Freeport, ME

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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 4:18PM Tuesday November 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST (08:06 UTC) Moonrise 5:44PMMoonset 7:17AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ153 Casco Bay- 1000 Pm Est Mon Nov 11 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon...
Overnight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain late this evening, then a chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain.
Tue night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the morning.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming sw around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less, then 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
ANZ100 1000 Pm Est Mon Nov 11 2019
Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm.. Low pressure will track along the maine coast tonight and Tuesday. Very cold air moves into the region for Wednesday with increasing winds and seas. High pressure moves off the coast Thursday as a front approaches from the northwest on Friday. &&


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Freeport, ME
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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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Fxus61 kgyx 120559
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area forecast discussion
national weather service gray me
1259 am est Tue nov 12 2019

Synopsis
Cold air will slowly move southward tonight while low pressure
develops to our southwest. This will set the stage for a wintry
mix for most of the forecast area through Tuesday. In the wake
of the low, a very cold and windy day is in store for Wednesday.

Colder than normal weather will continue thereafter, with
mainly dry conditions expected into the weekend.

Near term until 6 am this morning
1am.. Cold air continues to drain to the south with northerly or
easterly flow across all of maine and even extending into the
immediate coastal waters. With this in mind, and several below
freezing temperatures already reported have expanded the winter
weather advisory into coastal york county maine. Also have some
concerns for icing in the elevated terrain in western
hillsborough and eastern cheshire in nh but will hold off on any
headline changes in that area for the moment as they have a
better chance of holding steady or warming slightly as they are
separated from the NE flow by terrain.

Update 2... Continue to tweak precipitation type and temps. Here
at gyx we are now freezing rain at 28.6 degrees. The temperature
appears to have leveled off now. Precipitation continues to move
off to the northeast and the back edge is almost to gray. We
will likely transition to occasional freezing drizzle with
steadier precipitation remaining in the north, but even there
the trend is for the precipitation to become more spotty. Once
the cold front moves closer to the forecast area another round
of precipitation will move in during the morning hours.

Update... Have increased pops in central and northern portions of
the forecast area, essentially in areas where the precipitation
is currently falling. Have also made a minor adjustment to temps
and dew points. The cold air continues to slowly bleed south at
the surface while temperatures aloft are slowly rising.

Currently snowing here at gyx but precipitation will eventually
change to a mix later this evening. It is difficult to time
when the change will take place. The steady precipitation is
also slowly moving north and will likely leave southern areas
with light freezing drizzle. Farther south in southern york
county and southern new hampshire temperatures are expected to
remain above freezing overnight.

Prev disc... No significant changes to the forecast, but some
adjustments made based on latest model runs and the developing
system. Low track looks to be right along or just inland from
the coast, which does allow for a slightly warmer forecast, but
it also pushes the dry slot further north and west as well,
which means slightly lower QPF forecast fro SRN nh and SW me.

This will not effect wsw any as still expecting 6+ in the nrn
tier of zones, a mix of snow and fzra away from the coast and n
of the SRN nh counties. Meso models, hrrr rap, show how the
places in the south that get little precip stay warmer
overnight, because they don't get evaporative cooling to the
degree other places do. Still, the NE flow overnight will bring
many spots along the coast and in SRN nh down to the mid to
lower 30s, but without the steadier precip, they should mostly
stay abv freezing. Even in the inland areas where it will precip
thru the evening, it looks like the WAA precip will lift to the
n and after midnight and precip will be lighter after that as
well. Still, this will not be until after a few of sn, and
likely period of fzra occurs, although I have no accums over a
tenth of an inch, and in many spots it will be on the order of a
few hundredths. Again, with temps in the coastal zones from pwm
to the N so close to freezing, the advisory will stay in place,
as certainly some areas further inland could get below freezing
as well.

Short term 6 am this morning through 6 pm Wednesday
Tuesday will start off with that wintry mix, but as the low
passes coastal areas will likely see a little surge in temps
before the front moves in. Models also continue to trend toward
less QPF with the FROPA in south on Tuesday. The front should
move through around midday and again could SE temps shoot up a
few degrees in the missing along especially in SRN nh and on
the coast where highs 40 or abv may be possible, if only for a
short period of time. The colder and drier air will spill in
quickly behind the front during the rest of the afternoon, and
any rain showers with the front will turn to snow in the north
and could do so on the coast as well, although I don;t think
there will be much if any accums in the south from this. The
winds will pick up as well gusting to around 25 mph by late in
the day.

Temps continue to fall overnight and the winds will persist,
pushing lows into the 10-20 range across the cwa, bringing wind
chills to around zero by daybreak wed.

Long term Wednesday night through Monday
Overview: the long term period begins with a cold air mass in place
for the time of year with temperatures well below normal. Surface
high pressure builds in during the day and then crests overhead
Wednesday night. A weakening disturbance may bring some snow showers
to far northern portions of our region on Thursday, but a stronger
system pushes a cold front through our region late Friday and
provides another shot of cold air along with a chance for snow
showers for much of the region. Surface high pressure builds in
behind the front and remains dominant through the weekend.

Temperatures will generally be near or below normal throughout the
period.

Impacts: wind chills may be in the negative single digits for a few
hours early Wednesday in the mountains in the wake of a cold front.

Details: we have been in a negative ao phase since the beginning of
november. This has allowed arctic air to push well south into the
u.S. Over the last few days, including over our region. Ensemble
forecasts expect the ao to remain negative over the next couple of
weeks, likely keeping the cold, and near to below average
temperatures, around through that time frame. The nao is also slight
Wednesday begins with the most recent system well to our east with
snow showers possibly ongoing in northern nh and northwest me. In
addition, gusty northwest winds will make temperatures feel like the
negative single digits in the mountains and near zero on the coastal
plain. Those snow showers may linger through the day, but any
accumulations will be very light. Surface high pressure will build
in from the west as the day progresses, calming the gusty winds.

High temperatures will top out in the upper teens north to the upper
20s south, generally about 10-15 degrees below average for the date.

With high pressure cresting overhead, Wednesday night may produce
low temperatures near zero in the mountains and in the single digits
to mid teens elsewhere. This could be a radiational cooling night,
but clouds moving in ahead of an approaching system may keep temps
from falling too much; regardless, blended in some MOS guidance to
account for the possibility.

A weak system falls apart as it reaches our region Thursday, but it
will still have enough energy to produce a few snow showers in
northern nh. The chances for snow showers shift to the eastern
portions of our region Thursday night as the system quickly lifts to
the northeast.

A stronger system is expected to drive a cold front through our
region on Friday... Right as temperatures moderate to near normal.

The front looks like it will run out of moisture south of the
mountains, but it will provide another shot of colder air that will
linger Friday night through Saturday night. It's early, but Saturday
night looks like a decent radiational cooling night so blended in
some cooler guidance there as well. High pressure builds in again
for the weekend, so while Saturday looks cold, at least it should
remain dry. Temperatures moderate to slightly below normal for
Sunday and into early next week.

Aviation 06z Tuesday through Saturday
Short term... Ifr conds will persist into Tuesday morning with
sn fzra away from the coast. Improvement toVFR during the
afternoon with increasing W winds. VFR expected Tue night.

Long term... Gusty NW winds at all terminals will diminish as
Wednesday progresses. Otherwise, should be mostly MVFRVFR
conditions for con, mht and leb through the period and MVFR
conditions for all other terminals with occasional ifr
conditions in -shsn Thursday through Friday night.

Marine
Short term... Expecting gales on the outer waters Tue afternoon
into Wed morning, and SCA in the bays.

Long term... SCA (or possibly a gale warning) likely to be in
effect Wednesday morning for all zones with gusty NW winds and
seas to 6 ft in the outer waters. Winds and seas gradually
diminish through the day. Seas build above 5 ft late Thursday
over the northeastern outer waters, gradually spreading to the
southwestern outer waters on Friday before calming on Saturday.

Gusty NW winds develop over the outer waters again Friday
afternoon and remain elevated through late Saturday.

Gyx watches warnings advisories
Me... Winter weather advisory until 7 pm est this evening for
mez012>014-018>028.

Winter storm warning until 7 pm est this evening for
mez007>009.

Nh... Winter weather advisory until 7 pm est this evening for
nhz002>010.

Winter storm warning until 7 pm est this evening for nhz001.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 1 pm this afternoon to 6 pm est
Wednesday for anz151-153.

Gale warning from 1 pm this afternoon to noon est Wednesday
for anz150-152-154.

Synopsis...

near term... Curtis
short term...

long term... Cannon
aviation...

marine...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 14 mi54 min 32°F 48°F
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 20 mi76 min NNE 19 G 21 34°F 50°F6 ft1011.2 hPa (-4.1)34°F
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 40 mi122 min NNE 19 G 25 40°F 51°F6 ft1010.8 hPa
WEXM1 - Wells Reserve, ME 41 mi66 min N 8 31°F 30°F
WELM1 - 8419317 - Wells, ME 42 mi48 min NNE 8 G 11 31°F 48°F1010.5 hPa
44030 - Buoy B0102 - Western Maine Shelf 48 mi122 min N 23 G 27 35°F 50°F6 ft1012.3 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Portland, Portland International Jetport, ME16 mi75 minNE 810.00 miOvercast30°F27°F88%1012.1 hPa
Auburn-Lewiston, ME19 mi70 minNNE 108.00 miOvercast28°F27°F96%1013.3 hPa
Wiscasset Airport, ME23 mi73 minno data5.00 miFog/Mist30°F28°F92%1012.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for South Freeport, Maine
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South Freeport
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Tue -- 04:33 AM EST     0.71 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:17 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:30 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:37 AM EST     Full Moon
Tue -- 10:46 AM EST     9.74 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:17 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 04:44 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:02 PM EST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:16 PM EST     8.99 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River, Maine) Current
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Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River
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Tue -- 02:59 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:59 AM EST     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:16 AM EST     Moonset
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Tue -- 08:37 AM EST     Full Moon
Tue -- 11:15 AM EST     1.00 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:18 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Tue -- 04:42 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:26 PM EST     -0.94 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 09:08 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 11:41 PM EST     0.88 knots Max Flood
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