Friday, August7, 2020
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Marine Weather and Tides
Van Buren, ME

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 4:51AMSunset 10:13PM Friday August 7, 2020 11:01 AM -02 (13:01 UTC) Moonrise 10:32PMMoonset 9:10AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Van Buren, ME
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Area Discussion for - Caribou, ME
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 610 AM EDT Fri Aug 7 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build over the region today. Low pressure will track south of the Gulf of Maine Saturday. Upper level disturbances could cross the region Sunday and Monday. A cold front will approach later Tuesday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. 6 AM Update . Introduced some high clouds Downeast and adjusted forecast to go mostly sunny instead of just sunny. Otherwise, the forecast remains on track this hour.

High pressure building over the area combined with upper level ridging will bring a mostly sunny, tranquil and warm day today with highs mainly in the low 80s. An upper level shortwave will track into western New England tonight spreading some clouds across southern parts of our area late tonight. High pressure will continue to ridge across the north maintaining mostly clear and tranquil weather over the north where some patchy fog is possible late at night. Lows overnight will be in the upper 50s across most of the region.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. Surface high pressure will remain ridged across the region Saturday. At the same time, surface low pressure tracks south of the Gulf of Maine while an upper trof crosses the region. Expect partly sunny skies across northern areas Saturday, with partly sunny/mostly cloudy skies across central and Downeast areas. Could also have a slight chance of showers across central and Downeast areas. Expect partly cloudy/mostly clear skies Saturday night. A surface/upper level trof will cross the region Sunday through Sunday night. Will have the slight chance of an afternoon or evening shower/thunderstorm across mostly the north and mountains Sunday. Will then have a slight chance of showers across much of the forecast area Sunday night. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies across the forecast area Sunday through Sunday night. Temperatures will be at above normal levels Saturday/Sunday.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Another upper level disturbance could cross the region Monday with a slight chance of diurnal showers/thunderstorms across northern and central areas. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies Monday. A cold front will cross the region later Tuesday into Wednesday, though the exact timing is still uncertain. Expect a chance of showers/thunderstorms in advance of the cold front. Shower/thunderstorm chances Wednesday will be dependent on the eventual timing of the front. A more rapid frontal progression would decrease chances, while a slower progression would increase chances. An upper level disturbance could support the slight chance of an afternoon shower Thursday. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies Thursday. Temperatures will remain at above normal levels Monday through Thursday.


Tonight: VFR with a slight chance for patchy fog over the north. Light and variable wind.

SHORT TERM: Saturday . VFR. Could have the slight chance of showers across central and Downeast areas.

Saturday night . VFR.

Sunday . Generally VFR. A slight chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm across mostly northern and central areas.

Sunday night . Generally VFR. A slight chance of showers. Could also have variable conditions with any patchy fog late across the Downeast coast.

Monday . Patchy fog early mostly Downeast. A slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm across northern and central areas. Otherwise, VFR.

Monday night . Generally VFR. Variable conditions with any patchy fog, mostly Downeast.

Tuesday . Patchy fog early mostly Downeast. Then variable conditions with any mostly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE. NEAR TERM: Winds and seas are expected to be below SCA today and tonight. Visibilities should be good.

SHORT TERM: Winds/seas will remain below small craft advisory levels Saturday through Sunday night. Visibilities could be reduced in any showers Saturday. Visibilities could also be reduced at times in fog Sunday night.

CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ME . Beach Hazards Statement until 6 PM EDT this evening for MEZ029- 030. MARINE . None.

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

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