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June 19, 2024 12:48 PM EDT (16:48 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 4:55 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 6:32 PM   Moonset 2:39 AM 
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ANZ153 Casco Bay- 1224 Pm Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

This afternoon - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms late.

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

Thu - SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Thu night - SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Fri - NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.

Fri night - SW winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Sat - E winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Sat night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Sun - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.

Sun night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

ANZ100 1224 Pm Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

Synopsis for stonington me to merrimack river ma out to 25 nm high pressure will remain anchored southeast of the waters into the end of the week S to sw flow will prevail over the waters through Thursday and with increasing moisture there will be potential for fog over the waters at times. A cold front approaches from the north Friday into the weekend with scattered showers and Thunderstorms.


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Area Discussion for - Gray/Portland, ME
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FXUS61 KGYX 191626 AFDGYX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 1226 PM EDT Wed Jun 19 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure will remain east of New England through much of this week, continuing our period of hot and humid conditions through Thursday. Record high temperatures and potentially dangerous heat index values are likely. A cold front will slowly cross through the region on Thursday and Friday with an increasing chance for scattered strong thunderstorms and cooler temperatures starting on Friday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING/
1224 PM Update...
Latest update was to add shower and thunderstorm pops for the early afternoon period. This includes storms developing and heading towards the Concord, New Hampshire region.

1055 AM Update...
A large dome of high pressure aloft remain situated over the Northeast. Around the periphery of this anticyclone hot and humid air continues to enter the forecast area from the west, southwest.

Warm overnight lows with plenty of low level moisture allow for some record minimax temperatures across portions of Maine this morning. Temperatures have soared this morning under mainly sunny skies. Expect this trend to continue, therefore rare Excessive Heat Warnings will remain in effect today across southern interior sections of Maine and New Hampshire as temperatures continue to be unfettered moving through the mid and upper 90s with surface dew points in the 70s. This is oppressive situation for this part of the CONUS.

Specifically as of 15Z, webcams have shown the sea breeze developing and entering shoreline areas during the last half hour in the Old Orchard Beach area. Although cooling is occurring at area beaches, the inland penetration of the sea breeze will be limited, so communities just a few miles inland will continue with the hot, hazy and humid conditions.

Otherwise, at 15Z...
Portland ME 90 degrees with a dew point of 75 (sea breeze has just kicked in)
Sanford ME 91 degrees with a dew point of 76 Fryeburg ME 92 with a dew point 75 Rockester NH 93 with a dew point of 75

These temperatures and dew points already place many areas quickly closing in on Excessive Heat Warning criteria.

The only item that has a chance of tempering the heating will be debris cloudiness in western New England stemming from convection which is tracking east. However, this cloud cover will likely arrive too late before the Warning Area exceeds the apparent temperature thresholds during the midday and afternoon hours today. Outside the warning area, Heat Advisories will remain in place.

The next threat will be for convection this afternoon. While the HRRR remains uneventful for today, the latest NamNest solution allows for convection to begin to form by 18Z over the higher terrain before spreading south and east. We will continue with gusty winds in the forecast in storms for this afternoon and evening and SPC has placed our forecast area in a Marginal Risk for severe weather. A high CAPE and low shear environment will continue with storms producing locally strong, gusty winds.

Prev Disc - - 645 AM Update... Minor changes to reflect latest observational trends. Still expecting hazy, hot, and humid conditions today with perhaps a few interior spots approaching the 100 degree mark.

Previously...
Nighttime microphysics satellite imagery early this morning shows some passing cirrus overhead along with some valley and coastal marine fog that is beginning to develop. Current temperatures are into the 60s and 70s and they will likely drop another degree or so prior to sunrise. It will otherwise continue to be a warm and humid morning.

Surface high pressure will remain anchored east of New England today, allowing for southwesterly flow over our region. Warm temperatures aloft combined with afternoon mixing will result in high temperatures into the middle 90s across most interior locations with 70s/80s along the coast and in the mtns. Surface dew points will be into the upper 60s and lower 70s, which will push heat indices into the middle 90s across areas covered under the heat advisory with readings up to around 105F within the excessive heat warning.

Latest CAMS continue to show the potential for a few afternoon and evening thunderstorms to develop as a s/wv crosses southern Quebec. Forecast soundings indicate a high CAPE and low shear environment with bulk shear of only around 15 kts. Despite this, inverted-v soundings combined with precip loading and high DCAPE introduces a locally strong wind threat within any stronger storms. Coverage is expected to be spotty though due to fairly weak forcing and a mid-level CAP. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of our area under a MRGL risk for severe storms this afternoon.

Any remaining showers and thunderstorms will diminish this evening, leaving behind another warm and muggy night. Lows will primarily be into the 70s. Fog may develop overnight, especially across the valleys.

SHORT TERM /7 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/
Clouds will increase from north to south on Thursday ahead of a sfc cold front that will cross during the afternoon and evening hours. Ahead of this front, it will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures into the lower to middle 90s away from the coast with 80s in the mtns and the coast. Heat indices will climb up to around 100 degrees for a few hours, which will likely necessitate additional heat advisories.

This strong sfc heating will allow for steep low-level lapse rates with MLCAPE increasing to around 2000 J/KG. This combined with 20-30 kts of 0-6km bulk shear and PWATs nearing 2.00" once again introduces the potential for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. The primary hazard will be locally damaging winds with precip loading but the added shear could also allow for some hail as well. Coverage is likely to be greater than today due to the additional forcing from the passing cold front. The storm Prediction Center has placed much of the CWA into a MRGL risk with a SLGT risk in southwestern NH.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
The cold front will clear the coast Thursday night, bringing an end to the showers and thunderstorms. Lows will range from around 60 across the north to the 70s south.

It will be still be warm on Friday, especially over southern NH, but will be much more manageable than the temps today- Thursday with the post-frontal air coming in. Highs are forecast to be in the mid- upper 80s for southern NH and the low-mid 80s for the rest of the area. There will also be a tight moisture gradient with the higher moisture across NH and this area has 30-50% chances for showers while chances decrease to the north and east.

Although still running above normal for this time of year, temperatures will follow a cooling trend over the upcoming weekend as heights lower, flow aloft becomes more zonal, and more in the way of clouds are expected. In addition to this, dewpoints will also come down into the 50s for most of the area on Saturday (except lower 60s in southern NH) before creeping back upward into the 60s on Sunday. Highs on Saturday are forecast to be in the upper 70s to lower 80s, and these may increase by another couple of degrees by Sunday as southerly flow starts increasing ahead of a cold front. This is certainly good news after the hot weather this week. There is another chance for shower late Saturday into Saturday night as energy aloft moves overhead, but due to confidence have stuck with NBM of 40-50% at this time.

A better chance for more widespread precip and possibly a few storms arrives late Sunday and into Monday as a more potent upper trough pushes a cold front through New England. Assuming the front pushes through as advertised (decent agreement in the models this far), we should see drying conditions by next Tuesday or so.

AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Short Term...Patchy FG and low ceilings will continue to result in the potential for IFR to LIFR restrictions through around 12Z, mainly at KLEB. Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail today with southwesterly winds at 10-15 kts. Scattered TSRA are possible this afternoon and any storm may contain locally strong winds and restrictions. Patchy FG will once again be possible tonight, which will result in IFR to LIFR restrictions through early Thursday morning. VFR conditions early Thursday will be followed by a greater chance for scattered TSRA in the afternoon and evening. Some LLWS is possible late tonight into early Thursday.

Long Term...For Friday and Saturday, precip chances look lower overall, but the better chances will be across the NH terminals.
A cold front approaches Sunday into Monday with chances for widespread precip and restrictions.

MARINE
Short Term...Southwesterly winds will prevail today through Thursday with gusts between 15-20 kts. A few gusts to around 25 kts are possible across the outer waters. Seas will be at 3-4 ft and marine fog will be possible, especially at night.

Long Term...Broad high pressure remains over the waters Friday and Saturday before southerly flow potentially exceeds SCA levels Sunday into Monday as a cold front approaches.

CLIMATE
RECORD HIGHS FOR JUNE 19: Concord-98 in 1995; Augusta-98 in 1995 Portland-94 in 1995

RECORD WARM LOWS FOR JUNE 19: Concord-69 in 2017,1876; Augusta-72 in 1995; Portland: 72 in 1995

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

RECORD WARM LOWS FOR June 20: Concord-73 in 1931; Augusta-67 in 1974; Portland-69 in 2020

GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
ME...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for MEZ007>009- 022>028.
Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM EDT this evening for MEZ012>014-018>021-033.
NH...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for NHZ001>003-005- 007-011-014.
Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM EDT this evening for NHZ004- 006-008>010-012-013-015.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
44032 - Buoy E0104 - Central Maine Shelf 35 mi105 minSSW 9.7G12 61°F 3 ft30.25
CASM1 - 8418150 - Portland, ME 38 mi49 minNNE 2.9G6 72°F 58°F30.22
44007 - PORTLAND 12 NM Southeast of Portland,ME 42 mi39 minS 7.8G9.7 65°F 61°F30.2462°F
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 43 mi105 minSSW 9.7G12 59°F 55°F2 ft30.21


Wind History for Portland, ME
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KIWI WISCASSET,ME 10 sm55 minS 0610 smClear84°F72°F66%30.25
KAUG AUGUSTA STATE,ME 17 sm55 minno data10 smClear91°F73°F56%30.24
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Tide / Current for Richmond, Kennebec River, Maine
   
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Richmond
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Wed -- 12:10 AM EDT     5.33 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:51 AM EDT     0.54 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 12:51 PM EDT     4.69 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:32 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:49 PM EDT     1.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Richmond, Kennebec River, Maine, Tide feet
12
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5.3
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5.2
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4.5
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3.5
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2.4
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1.3
6
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0.7
7
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0.5
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0.9
9
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1.7
10
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2.8
11
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3.9
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4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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3.7
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2.7
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1.8
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1.2
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1
8
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1.4
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2.2
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3.4
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4.5


Tide / Current for Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River, Maine) Current
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Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River
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Wed -- 02:07 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:12 AM EDT     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:03 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:34 AM EDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:31 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:26 PM EDT     -0.64 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:42 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:44 PM EDT     0.91 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Upper Hell Gate (Sasanoa River, Maine) Current, knots
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0.7
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-0.7
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-0
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0.6
11
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0.7
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0.6
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-0.2
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-0.6
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-0.6
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-0.4
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0.9


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