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|Sunrise 7:00AM||Sunset 5:56PM||Wednesday October 16, 2019 7:33 AM EDT (11:33 UTC)||Moonrise 7:36PM||Moonset 9:36AM||Illumination 92%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Eagle Lake, MEHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service caribou me
710 am edt Wed oct 16 2019
High pressure will move east of the region Wednesday. Low
pressure will intensify off the mid-atlantic coast Wednesday
night and quickly track north into the gulf of maine Thursday
morning. The low will continue northeast across the maritimes
Friday. High pressure will return Saturday and Sunday.
Near term through tonight
conditions largely on track with main forecast, ingested prev
obs. High clouds are currently moving across the crown of maine,
and will do so for good part of the day. Appears some valley fog
is just now forming to our south, but will be on downward trend
as Sun rises.
Wednesday will be dry, with increasing clouds
this afternoon and evening. A few patches of fog are possible
in cool river valleys this morning but coverage has been
minimal. Mostly sunny skies for the first half of the daytime
will let temperatures again go above normal in the upper 50s to
around 60 downeast. High clouds will increase during the
afternoon as low pressure tracks towards the region. Clouds will
thicken and lower into the evening and overnight.
Rain ahead of intensifying low pressure along the east coast
will advance into the region from the SW shortly after midnight
for locations like bar harbor and bangor... More details in the
short term below.
Short term Thursday through Friday night
Upr lvl low, which is the next system to affect the area, is
dropping ovr lk michigan as of 07z. Sfc hipres wl hv built up into
the canadian maritimes as deep upr trof heads thru the great lks
late Wed night. Still some discrepancies amongst model guidance with
regard to transfer of energy to the coast. All guidance indicates a
secondary low wl dvlp off of the mid-atlantic coast by 00z Thu and
head northeast drg the overnight. However, 00z GFS and NAM indicate
a more compact sfc low wl develop off of the carolina coast Wed evng
and rotate around the main coastal low. NAM is much deeper with the
low forming off of the carolina coast as compared to the gfs. Latest
ec and cmc do not develop sfc low off of the carolina coast in
comparison. Hv disregarded the more intense nam. There may be some
semblance of truth to weaker GFS but wl tend to side more twd
majority rules. However, if more intense low can develop off of the
carolinas and rotate up into downeast maine wind forecast wl lkly be
As it stands now, max LLJ of 50-60kts wl impact mainly the coastal
downeast areas Thu morning. Hv issued high wind watch for coastal
hancock and washington counties fm 06z-15z Thu though main focus of
high winds look to center around 12z. With leaves still on the trees
along the coast wl lkly be looking at trees blown down along with
All areas wl see rain on Thursday, locally heavy at times in the
morning as banding rotates through. Dryslot looks to work in fm the
south twd 15z and mv north thru the aftn. Due to this feature hv
lowered storm total QPF amnts by about 0.25-0.5 inches.
Wrap-around continues on Friday with gusty NW winds drg the aftn as
pressure gradient rmns tight. Temps wl rmn in the 40s acrs the north
but rise into the lwr 50s ovr downeast. Cldy skies wl continue thru
Friday night and with winds rmng mixed expect that lows wl drop into
the l m30s but shud rmn abv frzg in most areas.
Long term Saturday through Tuesday
A nice weekend looks to be on tap with drying wx Sat and Sunday.|
Temperatures will moderate into early next week. The next system wl
begin to slide into the region fm the west Mon night as 576 upr lvl
ridge begins to break down thanks to deep h5 trof pushing thru
canada. Significant rainfall cannot be ruled out with this system by
Aviation 11z Wednesday through Sunday
Near term:VFR through midnight. CIGS will thicken and lower
during the afternoon, becoming MVFR to ifr at downeast terminals
overnight with rain, becoming heavy at times. S SE winds shift
easterly around 6z, becoming strong downeast towards the morning
thu-thu night: ifr in rain, locally heavy at times Thu morning.
Llws expected Thu morning. Strong easterly winds in the morning
becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Fri: ifr becoming MVFR during the day, going toVFR in downeast
in the afternoon. Gusty NW winds.
Fri night:VFR downeast with MVFR going toVFR over northern
terminals. NW winds 5-10kts and gusty.
Sat-sun:VFR. NW winds becoming light Sat night.
Near term: below SCA through this evening ahead of large storm
set to impact gulf of maine and coastal waters late tonight.
Waves 2 to 3 feet increasing 4 to 6 feet around midnight. Winds
will also increase to 10-15 kts, gusting to 25kts. Late tonight
Short term: winds rapidly increase late Wed night, approaching
storm force over all waters thur morning. Storm watch has been
issued for all waters through morning hours as low pressure
intensifies. Seas will range from 9-14 feet through Thursday
night southerly swell. Winds will drop below storm force early
afternoon but will remain above SCA levels through Fri night.
Winds diminish Sat morning through the weekend. Seas will drop
to below 4ft after Sat mrng.
Tides coastal flooding
Coastal wave heights will rapidly increase Wednesday night from
3 to 4 feet to 10 to 12 feet by Thursday morning, aided by winds
building to storm force. Rapidly intensifying low pressure,
with an expanding low level wind field, will track into the gulf
of maine Thursday afternoon with an increasing fetch to support
10 second period swell. Agreeable wave and wind direction
perpendicular to the downeast coast during the high tide cycle,
w sustained southerly winds 20-25 kts, will increase surge and chances
of minor overwash in prone areas along the downeast coast. A
coastal flood statement may be needed for 1pm high tide Thursday
around 11 feet.
Car watches warnings advisories
Me... High wind watch from late tonight through Thursday afternoon
Marine... Storm watch from late tonight through Thursday afternoon for
Near term... Cornwell
short term... Farrar
long term... Farrar
aviation... Cornwell farrar
marine... Cornwell farrar
tides coastal flooding...
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