Intra Coastal Waters from Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME Marine Forecast
|This Afternoon...W Winds 10 To 15 Kt With A Few Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.|
|Tonight...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With A Few Gusts Up To 25 Kt In The Evening. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Light Freezing Spray After Midnight.|
|Tue...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 1 To 2 Ft In The Morning, Then 1 Foot Or Less. Light Freezing Spray In The Morning.|
|Tue Night...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Wed...Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Wed Night...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Thu...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Increasing To 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft. A Chance Of Showers Through The Night.|
|Fri...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Diminishing To 5 To 10 Kt In The Afternoon, Then Diminishing To Around 5 Kt In The Evening, Becoming E After Midnight. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers In The Morning.|
|Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1107am EDT Monday Mar 25 2019
Synopsis: High pressure will build toward the region from the west today and Tuesday and will crest over Maine Tuesday night. The high will retreat to the south and east of the region Wednesday and Thursday and will be followed by a cold front Thursday night.
Near Term - Through Tonight
11am Update...Forecast remains on track this hour with clear skies and cool temps across the area.
Previous discussion: A cold front is pushing off the Down East coast early this morning ushering a sharply colder air mass into the region. High pressure building into the northern Plains this morning will build into the western Great Lakes tonight. The combination of a pressure gradient and steep lapse rates below 800H will produce a gusty west wind. Highs will top out in the low to mid 20s in the Saint John Valley to the low to mid 30s Down East. The gusty wind will keep wind chills in the single digits and low teens north today. A weak disturbance with some moisture will combine with the strong late March sun to produce a build up of cumulus clouds across the north and mountains with isolated snow showers this afternoon. The sky will be mostly sunny Down East after the cold front pushes further offshore. The clouds in the north will diminish tonight and it will be quite cold with lows dropping below zero in many of the normally colder northern valleys, and perhaps as cold as 10 below in the coldest spots. Lows Down East will mostly be in the teens
Short Term - Tuesday Through Wednesday
Fair weather can be expected on Tuesday with continued unseasonably cold temperatures expected with northwest flow aloft. A large area of high pressure will build across the region on Tuesday and then move east of the New England coast on Wednesday. The upper trof moves east across the Canadian Maritimes Tuesday night. As it does so, the upper flow becomes more zonal across northern Maine on Wednesday. At the same time, a more southwest flow will develop at the surface on Wednesday allowing temperatures to rise to above normal levels by Wednesday afternoon
Long Term - Wednesday Night Through Sunday
The surface high continues to move east Wednesday night through Thursday with continued southwest flow and above normal temperatures expected. A cold front will approach from the northwest later Thursday, then cross the region Thursday night into Friday. The front will be accompanied by a few rain/snow showers as it crosses the region. The front will then begin to move back to the north as a warm front by next weekend. A wave of low pressure moving along the front looks to bring unsettled weather to the region by next weekend with some rain or snow possible. Temperatures should remain near to slightly above normal levels through the period.
Near Term: A few wind gusts to 25 knots are possible this afternoon into this evening but they are not expected to be frequent, and after collaboration with the WFO GYX have held off on a small craft advisory. The seas will remain below Small Craft Advisory levels through tonight.
Short Term: Wind/seas generally expected to remain below Small Craft Advisory levels through mid week. Seas could begin to build toward SCA levels by Thursday in the southwest flow ahead of an approaching frontal boundary
A NOTAM has been issued for KHUL from 3/25 through 3/30 for testing of the ASOS which could lead to erroneous readings at times
NOAA Caribou ME Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories