Houlton, ME Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Houlton, ME

April 21, 2024 9:59 AM ADT (12:59 UTC) Change Location
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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FXUS61 KCAR 211014 AFDCAR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 614 AM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
A strong cold front will approach today and cross the area from late tonight into Monday morning. High pressure then crests over the region into Monday afternoon, then slowly slides to the eat into Tuesday. Low pressure will approach Tuesday night, cross the area Wednesday, then slowly exits into the Maritimes through Thursday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
6:10 AM Update...The clear, tranquil and dry air has allowed temps to fall below freezing in many areas, especially in the valleys. Adjusted temps down early this morning. Latest HRRR and Meso-NAM models are showing low top convection developing around 2 PM this afternoon. Expanded area of isolated showers a bit further south and kept scattered showers in across the north.
Convection will probably be too shallow to allow for thunder, but some isolated graupel or small hail may be possible, especially across the north.

A thin ridge of high pressure will be to our south today while a strong Arctic cold front ahead of a cold trough of low pressure approaches from Quebec. Some relatively cooler air in the mid levels will slide across the region ahead of the front this afternoon while surface temperatures rise into the low to mid 50s. This will produce some steep lapse rates up to just over 10K ft this afternoon including capes up to 50 J/KG. There is not much moisture available, but possibly enough for some isolated to scattered showers, mostly across the north.

The cold front will reach the northwestern part of our region after midnight and push across the area during the early morning hours Monday. A brief gusty shower of graupel or snow is possible with the front, mostly over the northwest as the front pushes in during the pre-dawn hours. Unseasonably cold Arctic air will surge into the area from the northwest following the frontal passage early Monday morning with temperatures by dawn down to near 20 over the far north to around freezing in the central Penobscot Valley.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/
The region is at the base of a negatively tilted northern stream trough Monday morning that should lift northeast into the Maritimes during the day on Monday. The last shortwave to impact the region rotating around the base of the trough passes Monday morning. This could bring some isolated snow showers or flurries to the North. Monday will be noticeably cooler, with a shallow cold air mass moving in. Most MOS and non-high resolution models do not handle this well, so went with blend of 18th to 25th percentile for temperatures temperatures.

Highs Monday should struggle to reach the lower to mid 30s across the north and the lower to mid 40s Downeast. These values are around 15-20 degrees below normal across the North and around 10-15 degrees below normal across Downeast and the Bangor region.

NW winds gusting to 20-30 mph, coupled with the cool temperatures, will cause wind chills in from around 20 to the mid 20s across the North and in the lower to Mid 30s across Downeast Maine in the afternoon. Wind chills Monday morning across NW portions of the region should be in the single digits.
This is unusually low for this time of year.

The flow aloft transitions to SW Monday night, with SW flow aloft continuing through Tuesday night.

With dry low mid levels and no shortwaves of note progged to be embedded in the flow through at least Tuesday evening, it should be dry Monday night through at least Tuesday evening as a result. The models then differ on how quickly precipitation moves in after midnight Tuesday night, with the high resolution models slower than the global models. Leaned towards slower timing of high resolution models, as they typically have better handle on the details.

Lows Monday night should be around 10 degrees below normal, ranging from the upper teens to around 30. Highs Tuesday should be within a few degrees of either side of normal and lows Tuesday night slightly above normal.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/
A full latitude trough builds in Wednesday, then slowly exits to the east then northeast through the Maritimes Wednesday night and slowly as it develops into a closed low. This should result in a period of rain Wednesday that mixes with then changes to all snow from NW to SE before ending, for all but coastal Downeast, from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.
Some isolated to scattered rain or snow showers should linger across mainly the North on Thursday as the upper low gradually pulls away. At this time, it appears any snow accumulations should be light and be located mainly across the North, especially over the northwestern zones.

The region remains on the backside of the departing upper low Thursday night, but with drying low to mid levels, it should be precipitation free.

Deep layered ridging builds in Friday through Saturday, with associated subsidence keeping things dry.

Temperatures should be near to a few degrees below normal Wednesday night, below normal Thursday-Friday night, then near to slightly above normal Saturday.

AVIATION /10Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
NEAR TERM: VFR conditions are expected across the area today into tonight with the isolated exception of any showers today, or snow showers over the north late tonight. Winds SW around 10 kt today with higher gusts in any showers. Winds SW around 5 kt this evening, becoming NW around 10 to 15 kt with higher gusts very late tonight.

SHORT TERM: Monday to Tuesday Evening...VFR. W-NW winds G15-25KT possible Monday. S-SW winds G15-25KT possible during the day on Tuesday.
LLWS possible Tuesday evening.

Late Tuesday night-Wednesday night...IFR or lower developing late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning from NW to SE, improving to MVFR or VFR late Wednesday night, except for possibly at N terminals. LLWS possible late Tuesday night/Wednesday. S-SE winds G15-25KT possible Wednesday. W-NW Winds G15-25KT possible late Wednesday night.

Thursday...VFR, except MVFR or lower possible in any snow/rain showers across the North. NW winds G20-30KT possible.

MARINE
NEAR TERM: Winds will be below SCA today into this evening, then may reach SCA with NW gusts over 25 kt late tonight. Seas will be up to 3 ft today and 4 ft tonight.

SHORT TERM: SCA conditions on the coastal ocean waters into early Monday afternoon, with a few gusts to 25 kt possible on the intra-coastal waters. Sub-SCA conditions should then follow on all waters through at least Tuesday morning. There is a chance for SCA conditions to develop on all waters Tuesday afternoon and then continue on into Tuesday night.

For now it appears that all waters should be below SCA conditions on Wednesday. SCA conditions then could possibly returning to the coastal ocean waters Wednesday night through Thursday night, with an event lower chance (to low to include in the forecast for now) for SCA conditions for the intra-coastal waters during this time frame.

CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
ME...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM to 2 PM EDT Monday for ANZ050- 051.




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KHUL62 sm66 minvar 0510 smClear43°F34°F70%29.81
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Tide / Current for Fredericton, New Brunswick
   
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Fredericton
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Sun -- 03:38 AM ADT     3.01 meters Low Tide
Sun -- 05:38 AM ADT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:28 AM ADT     Sunrise
Sun -- 12:27 PM ADT     3.04 meters High Tide
Sun -- 04:01 PM ADT     3.01 meters Low Tide
Sun -- 06:11 PM ADT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:17 PM ADT     3.03 meters High Tide
Sun -- 08:22 PM ADT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:20 PM ADT     3.03 meters Low Tide
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Tide / Current for Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick
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Upper Gagetown
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Sun -- 12:21 AM ADT     2.21 meters Low Tide
Sun -- 05:00 AM ADT     2.29 meters High Tide
Sun -- 05:36 AM ADT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:27 AM ADT     Sunrise
Sun -- 12:30 PM ADT     2.20 meters Low Tide
Sun -- 05:23 PM ADT     2.30 meters High Tide
Sun -- 06:09 PM ADT     Moonrise
Sun -- 08:20 PM ADT     Sunset
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