Intra Coastal Waters from Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME Marine Forecast
|Today...W Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt Late This Morning, Then Diminishing To 5 To 10 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt Early This Afternoon, Becoming Nw Late. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Isolated Snow Showers.|
|Tonight...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt, Increasing To 20 To 25 Kt With Gusts Up To 35 Kt After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Snow After Midnight.|
|Sat...N Winds 25 To 30 Kt With Gusts Up To 45 Kt, Becoming Ne 30 To 40 Kt With Gusts Up To 55 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 3 To 5 Ft, Building To 6 To 10 Ft In The Afternoon. Snow. Moderate Freezing Spray. Vsby 1 Nm Or Less.|
|Sat Night...N Winds 30 To 40 Kt, Diminishing To 25 To 35 Kt After Midnight. Gusts Up To 55 Kt. Seas 6 To 10 Ft. Snow. Moderate Freezing Spray. Vsby 1 Nm Or Less.|
|Sun...Nw Winds 25 To 30 Kt With Gusts Up To 40 Kt, Becoming W 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 30 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 4 To 7 Ft. A Chance Of Snow Showers In The Morning. Moderate Freezing Spray. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm In The Morning.|
|Sun Night...Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Kt After Midnight. Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft. Light Freezing Spray.|
|Mon...Nw Winds Around 10 Kt, Becoming N After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Light Freezing Spray In The Morning.|
|Tue...Ne Winds Around 10 Kt, Becoming Se In The Afternoon And Evening, Then Becoming S 10 To 15 Kt After Midnight. Seas 1 To 2 Ft, Building To 2 To 3 Ft After Midnight.|
| 629 AM EST Fri Jan 28 2022 |
Synopsis for Eastport ME to Stonington ME Out 25 NM - ANZ005
A cold front will cross the region today. Strong low pressure will develop today into tonight then track toward the Gulf of Maine Sat and across Nova Scotia Sat night. High pressure will return Sun into Mon.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Caribou ME
630am EST Fri Jan 28 2022
A cold front will cross the region today. Strong low pressure will approach the Gulf of Maine Saturday, cross Nova Scotia Saturday night, then exit across the Maritimes Sunday. High pressure will build over the region Monday then move east Tuesday.
Near Term - Through Tonight
6:30 AMThe band of snow showers had shifted to east central areas so modified probability of precipitation early this morning to reflect that. Otherwise, no major changes this hour.
A cold front pushing into the area early this morning will bring scattered snow showers, mostly over central and northern areas with the convergence of the front. Some light snow showers or patchy light snow may also be across the Downeast region as a jet streak lifts across southern parts of our area ahead of the front. Otherwise, this morning will be mostly cloudy. Clearing and colder air following the front will press into the north later this afternoon through tonight. Downeast will remain mostly cloudy as the front stalls offshore later today into tonight ahead of the big storm. This will bring a big variation in temperatures tonight from the northwest dropping to as low as 20 below while the coast drops only to around 20 above. Overnight will remain cloudy Downeast. Some light snow ahead of the storm may begin to push onto the Downeast coast toward morning. The north will remain mostly clear overnight.
Short Term - Saturday Through Sunday
Winter Storm Watches remain in place and have been expanded to include central and northern portions of Piscataquis county. Intense low pressure will generally track toward the Gulf of Maine Saturday, move to Nova Scotia Saturday night, then lift across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence Sunday. However, uncertainty still exists regarding the exact track. Snow will expand north across the region Saturday. The snow will become heavy at times across east-central and Downeast portions of the forecast area during the afternoon. Heavy snow is possible across eastern and Downeast portions of the forecast area Saturday night, with lesser snows across northwest areas. However, the snow will begin to diminish later Saturday night. Wrap-around snow will persist early Sunday, particularly across northern and eastern areas, then taper to snow showers during the afternoon. Strong winds will accompany the low. Winds will steadily increase Saturday, with strong gusty winds persisting Saturday night into Sunday. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible Downeast Saturday afternoon and night, with gusts up to around 40 mph possible across northern areas. The winds will produce extensive blowing and drifting snow with near whiteout conditions at times. Blizzard conditions remain possible Saturday into Saturday night. particularly across Downeast and east-central areas. Depending on the exact track and intensity of the low, potential blizzard conditions could also extend across northeast areas. Blowing snow will persist Sunday even once the snow ends. Storm total snow snow accumulations Saturday through Saturday night will be dependent on the eventual track of the low. However, totals in excess of a foot are possible across Downeast and east-central areas. Lesser snow totals are expected northwest across the remainder of the forecast area. A more western low track could increase snow totals across the entire region. The development, location and persistence of snow bands could also lead to locally greater snow totals. High pressure will build toward the region Sunday night with decreasing winds. High temperatures Saturday will range from the single digits above zero north, to the mid teens interior Downeast with upper teens to around 20 along the Downeast coast. High temperatures Sunday will range from 10 to 15 north, to the upper teens interior Downeast with around 20 along the Downeast coast.
Long Term - Sunday Night Through Thursday
High pressure will cross the region Monday into Tuesday, then exit to the east. A warm front should cross the region later Tuesday, with a cold front approaching late. Expect increasing clouds later Tuesday. The cold front should stall across the region Wednesday, then return north in the form of a warm front Thursday. Expect a chance of snow showers north, a chance of rain/snow showers Downeast Wednesday. Expect a snow/rain mix across northern areas Thursday. An early rain/snow mix Downeast will transition to rain. Expect below normal level temperatures Monday, with near normal level temperatures Tuesday. Above normal level temperatures are expected Wednesday/Thursday.
Near Term: A SCA (Small Craft Advisory) will continue today for SW winds gusting up to 30 kt ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds will diminish tonight as the front stalls over the waters. Seas 3 to 4 ft today. Seas will begin to build late tonight ahead of the approaching storm.
Short Term: A Storm Warning is in effect for all the waters Saturday into Sunday morning. with 55 to 60 knot wind gusts expected. Gale conditions expected Sunday afternoon, with small craft advisory conditions Sunday night. Snow, heavy at times, Saturday through Saturday night. A chance of snow showers early Sunday. Moderate freezing spray Saturday into Sunday, with light freezing spray Sunday night.
Tides / Coastal Flooding
High tides do not coincide well with storm surge Saturday afternoon. High tide Saturday morning is near 730am and the next high tide is near 8pm. The evening tide is around 1.5 feet lower than the Saturday morning tide. Based on current data, no coastal flooding is anticipated. The highest waves will be well offshore too. Thus wave runup and splashover for the usual exposed locations such as MDI's Seawall is not particularly likely.
NOAA Caribou ME Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories
ME...Winter Storm Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday morning for MEZ002-004>006-010-011-031-032. Winter Storm Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday morning for MEZ015>017-029-030.
Small Craft Advisory until 9am EST this morning for ANZ050>052. Storm Warning from 7am Saturday to 7am EST Sunday for ANZ050>052.