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|Sunrise 7:13AM||Sunset 8:02PM||Monday March 30, 2020 4:41 PM ADT (19:41 UTC)||Moonrise 9:31AM||Moonset 12:25AM||Illumination 42%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 1221 PM EDT Mon Mar 30 2020
SYNOPSIS. Low pressure will intensify south of the Gulf of Maine through tonight. An upper level low will remain across the region Tuesday through Thursday. High pressure will build toward the region Friday.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. Update . Have extended all Winter Storm Warnings/Winter Weather Advisories through 4 PM with this update. An upper level low will remain across the region today. At the surface, an area of low pressure will weaken across western New England while a secondary low gradually intensifies southeast of the Gulf of Maine. Occasional snow will occur across the region this afternoon, possibly mixed with rain at times Downeast. Additional snow accumulations this afternoon are generally expected to be up to around an inch across northern areas, with little or no snow accumulation expected Downeast. High temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30s north, to the mid to upper 30s Downeast. Have also updated to adjust for current conditions.
Previous Discussion . The eastern Canadian block will push the secondary low well to the south below Nova Scotia later today into this evening as relatively drier air pushes down from the northeast. The big high pushing in from the north will bring partial clearing tonight across the north while Downeast remains mostly cloudy. A few snow showers may linger across southern areas overnight.
SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. The region remains under the influence of an upper low Tuesday into Wednesday. A broad upper low in the Gulf of Maine Tuesday morning gets pinched off by strong ridging to the north with an anomalously strong upper ridge centered near 55N 30W, which causes a piece of energy and another upper low to hang back across the southern Gulf of Maine Wednesday.
Tuesday will be a mostly cloudy day with a north flow and nothing more than an isolated rain or snow shower across northern areas. Highs will range from the upper 30s north to the lower 40s Downeast. Moisture wraps back into northern areas from the Maritimes Wednesday afternoon, but with a maritime flow of air and moderation of the low levels rain showers would be favored over snow. The best chance of showers will be to the north of the Katahdin Region. Highs Wednesday will range from around 40 north to the mid 40s Downeast.
LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. The strong north Atlantic high breaks down late in the week. A broad upper low in the Gulf of Maine Wed night shifts off to the east slowly late in the week and gets replaced by an upper ridge that builds across the area by Saturday. The upper ridge shifts east by Sunday. Precipitation will continue to back into the region from the Maritimes Wed night and Thu before beginning to dry out Thu night. The influx of Maritime air will lead to mostly rain, although some wet snow could fall at times, especially at night and across the higher terrain. QPF overall looks to be on the light side. Drier weather for Friday and Saturday, although a brief isolated shower will still be possible Friday. The next weather system looks to move in by Sunday with a few rain/snow showers north and rain showers Downeast. Overall, temperatures will be near to a little above average.
AVIATION /16Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. NEAR TERM: Today: Variable conditions generally ranging from VFR to IFR with occasional snow, possibly mixed with rain Downeast.
Tonight: MVFR, becoming VFR late tonight. NE Wind.
SHORT TERM: Tue through Thu night . Generally MVFR north, with occasional IFR possible in rain/snow showers. The best chance of IFR will be Wed night into Thu when there will be steadier precipitation at times. MVFR/VFR Downeast with A chance of snow and rain showers. Friday . MVFR early, then becoming VFR.
MARINE. NEAR TERM: A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect this afternoon through tonight. Visibilities will be reduced in rain/snow today, with rain/snow showers tonight.
SHORT TERM: Small craft advisory conditions are expected Tuesday into Tuesday night with conditions to likely remain below SCA levels Wed. The small craft advisory was extended through Tue in collaboration with WFO Gray. Borderline SCA conditions are possible Thu-Fri.
CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ME . Winter Weather Advisory until 4 PM EDT this afternoon for MEZ002-005-006-010-031. Winter Storm Warning until 4 PM EDT this afternoon for MEZ001- 003-004. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Tuesday for ANZ050>052.
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