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|Sunrise 5:11AM||Sunset 7:49PM||Thursday August 13, 2020 10:01 PM EDT (02:01 UTC)||Moonrise 11:44PM||Moonset 5:14PM||Illumination 24%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 944 PM EDT Thu Aug 13 2020
SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build to our north through Sunday. A trough of low pressure will approach on Monday and cross the area Monday night. High pressure will return on Tuesday.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY/. 9:45PM Update . Slight modifications to the temperatures tonight, but the rest of the forecast still looks great. Cool temperatures and dry air will make for perfect sleeping weather tonight!
Previous discussion: High pressure building over Quebec will continue to push drier air south across the area tonight into Friday. This will bring a mostly clear and cool night tonight followed by a mostly sunny to partly cloudy day on Friday. A weak back-door cold front and accompanying upper level disturbance may bring some isolated convection to northeastern parts of the region late Friday afternoon. Moisture is limited but a pool of cooler air aloft may be enough to spawn some convection. Downeast will remain mostly sunny.
SHORT TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. High pressure building north of the area will bring a mostly clear and cool night Friday night with lows ranging from the low to mid 50s north to around 60 Downeast. The high, located over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, will bring a light northeasterly breeze across the area. This will be followed by a sunny and dry Saturday as high pressure remains over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. High pressure, both surface and aloft, will remain to our north on Sunday maintaining dry weather with low humidity. A longwave trough and weak shortwave disturbance tracking into the Mid-Atlantic region may lift some moisture into the area Sunday bringing a partly cloudy sky. An increase in mid-level moisture may be enough to spawn a couple isolated thundershowers Sunday afternoon, mainly over the central and western highlands. Otherwise, Sunday will remain mostly dry across the area.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. A Rex Block over Eastern Maine & New Brunswick begins to give way to a trough approaching from the Northwest. Timing of when the Rex Block gives way isn't entirely certain given some model disagreement. Expecting a delay in the block leaving, means the associated precipitation with the trough will not likely impact the region till early week. Monday afternoon showers and storms will arrive as the trough slides east and there is the potential of a low developing in the Gulf of Maine. We will have to watch the trends for that low pressure because it could enhance a period of steady rainfall for portions of the forecast area. The trough will continue to swing east into the Canadian Maritimes Tuesday Night and high pressure builds in by Wednesday. High pressure looks to hold in place through Thursday but the GFS suggests a cold front moving into the region by Thursday night, so opted to mention some showers in the forecast.
AVIATION /02Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. NEAR TERM: Tonight: VFR. Light NW winds.
Friday: VFR. Light N winds.
SHORT TERM: Friday night: VFR. Light NE winds.
Saturday: VFR. Light NE winds.
Saturday night: VFR. Light NE winds.
Sunday: VFR. Light and variable winds.
MARINE. NEAR TERM: Winds and seas are expected to remain below SCA tonight and Friday. Visibilities will be good.
SHORT TERM: Winds and seas will remain below SCA this weekend. Visibilities will remain good.
CLIMATE. Today was the 50th day this year with a high temperature of 80 degrees (F) or warmer in Caribou, Maine. The all-time record of 51 days was established in 1999.
CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ME . Beach Hazards Statement from 8 AM EDT Friday through Friday evening for MEZ029-030. MARINE . None.
Near Term . Bloomer/CB/LaFlash Short Term . Bloomer Long Term . Sinko Aviation . Bloomer/CB/LaFlash/Bloomer Marine . Bloomer/CB/LaFlash/Bloomer Climate .
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