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Southwest Harbor, ME

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7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:59AMSunset 4:35PM Sunday January 26, 2020 5:18 PM EST (22:18 UTC) Moonrise 9:15AMMoonset 7:21PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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ANZ052 Intra Coastal Waters From Schoodic Point, Me To Stonington, Me- 442 Pm Est Sun Jan 26 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon night..NW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ005 442 Pm Est Sun Jan 26 2020
Synopsis for eastport me to stonington me out 25 nm.. Low pres slowly exits to the ne tonight. A cold front approaches from the N Mon, then crosses the area Mon night. High pres builds across the region later Tue into Fri.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Southwest Harbor, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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FXUS61 KCAR 262201 AFDCAR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 501 PM EST Sun Jan 26 2020

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure will slowly move northeast of the region tonight and Monday. A cold front approaches from the north late Monday, then crosses the area Monday night. High pressure builds across the region later Tuesday into Friday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/. Fog is beginning to slowly clear from southwest to northeast this evening as winds shift behind the surface low and the maritime polar air mass is displaced by a continental polar air mass. Lack of cloud ice and a lingering warm nose aloft are contributing to some light rain and drizzle across most areas, but to the north near Frenchville precipitation types have been back and forth between drizzle and light snow. Deeper moisture and stronger forcing are expected tonight along with CAA, which will transition precipitation over to snow and increase its intensity.

There are still significant differences among model guidance regarding the placement of heavier snow amounts tonight, though the NAM has trended closer to the RGEM and other guidance in showing a band of heavier snow across the Saint John Valley tonight. Water vapor satellite imagery shows a sharp shortwave trough rotating around the parent upper low and becoming negatively tilted over southern Maine as of 20z. MRMS shows an expanding precipitation field heading towards the area from the southwest. A surface low currently located over Northern Washington County will continue to move north-northeast with deformation banding setting up to its west tonight, mainly over northernmost forecast zones 1 and 2. It appears zones 3 and 4 over the North Woods will receive less snow, but decided to keep the zones in the WWA for now given potential for up to two inches of additional snow. Snow amounts themselves are not expected to reach advisory criteria for most areas except the far north, but it is a continuing event and impacts may be more significant given that roads underneath any snow may be icy or refreeze tonight.

Precipitation will taper off to snow showers and flurries during the day Monday. Most areas will receive less than an inch of snow after 12z as the upper level and surface lows exit the area and CAA takes over with NW flow.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. A cold front will exit across the Gulf of Maine early Monday night, with an upper trof crossing the region overnight through early Tuesday. Expect mostly cloudy cloud skies across the north and mountains Monday night, with a chance of snow showers early. Across the remainder of the forecast area expect mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy late. Expect mostly cloudy skies early Tuesday across the north and mountains, then a partly cloudy afternoon. Partly cloudy skies are expected across the remainder of the region Tuesday. High pressure will build toward the region, from the northwest, Tuesday night through Wednesday. Cloud cover will decrease Tuesday night. Mostly sunny/partly cloudy skies are expected across northern areas Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies Downeast. Temperatures will be at slightly above normal levels Tuesday, with near normal level temperatures Wednesday.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. High pressure will build across the region Wednesday night through Friday with generally mostly clear/partly cloudy skies north, mostly clear Downeast. High pressure should persist early Saturday. Significant uncertainty still exists later Saturday through Sunday regarding the intensity and track of potential low pressure which will ultimately determine precipitation chances, types and amounts. Near normal level temperatures are expected Thursday. Temperatures should warm to above normal levels Friday through Sunday.

AVIATION /22Z SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. NEAR TERM: Tonight: LIFR to IFR with drizzle changing to snow across the north this evening. Becoming MVFR Downeast this evening.

Monday: Mainly MVFR with IFR possible across the north in snow showers. Modestly breezy NNW wind around 15 kts.

SHORT TERM: Monday night through Tuesday . Occasional MVFR conditions across the north and mountains. A chance of snow showers across the north and mountains early Monday night. Otherwise, VFR.

Tuesday night through Friday . VFR.

MARINE. NEAR TERM: SCA conditions will continue through late tonight before winds and waves decrease. Visibility will be reduced in fog this afternoon, then will improve from west to east by this evening.

SHORT TERM: Small craft advisory conditions possible Monday night. Conditions below small craft advisory levels Tuesday through early Wednesday. Wind gusts could begin to reach small craft advisory levels later Wednesday.

CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ME . Winter Weather Advisory until 5 AM EST Monday for MEZ001-002. Winter Weather Advisory until midnight EST tonight for MEZ003- 004. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EST Monday for ANZ050>052.



Near Term . Strauser Short Term . Norcross Long Term . Norcross Aviation . Strauser/Norcross Marine . Strauser/Norcross


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ATGM1 - 8413320 - Bar Harbor, ME 13 mi48 min NW 7 G 11 40°F 37°F999.3 hPa
44034 - Buoy I0103 - Eastern Maine Shelf 16 mi74 min NNE 18 G 23 42°F 43°F
MDRM1 - Mt Desert Rock, ME 22 mi18 min SW 20 G 22 999.9 hPa (+0.5)
44033 - Buoy F0103 - West Penobscot Bay 37 mi74 min WSW 9.7 G 12 39°F 5 ft998.7 hPa

Wind History for Bar Harbor, ME
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Airport Reports
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Bar Harbor, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, ME15 mi22 minWSW 410.00 miOvercast39°F37°F96%1000 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBHB

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Tide / Current Tables for Bass Harbor, Maine
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Bass Harbor
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Sun -- 05:36 AM EST     0.59 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:57 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:14 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:42 AM EST     10.85 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:34 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:11 PM EST     -0.34 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:21 PM EST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Mackerel Cove, Maine
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Mackerel Cove
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Sun -- 05:34 AM EST     0.59 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:58 AM EST     Sunrise
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Sun -- 11:40 AM EST     10.95 feet High Tide
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Sun -- 06:09 PM EST     -0.34 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:22 PM EST     Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Caribou, ME (17,4,5,8)
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