Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME Marine Forecast
|Today...Ne Winds 25 To 30 Kt With Gusts Up To 40 Kt, Diminishing To 20 To 25 Kt With Gusts Up To 35 Kt This Afternoon. Seas 8 To 11 Ft, Subsiding To 6 To 9 Ft This Afternoon.|
|Tonight...Ne Winds 20 To 25 Kt, Diminishing To 15 To 20 Kt After Midnight. Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 5 To 8 Ft, Subsiding To 4 To 6 Ft After Midnight.|
|Fri...Ne Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 4 To 5 Ft.|
|Fri Night...E Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft.|
|Sat...E Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft, Building To 4 To 6 Ft In The Afternoon. A Chance Of Rain In The Morning, Then Rain Likely In The Afternoon With Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Sat Night...E Winds 20 To 25 Kt With Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 6 To 9 Ft. Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Sun...S Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Becoming Sw 10 To 15 Kt In The Afternoon And Evening, Then Becoming W After Midnight. Seas 6 To 9 Ft, Subsiding To 5 To 7 Ft. Rain Likely, Mainly In The Morning.|
|Mon...W Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft, Subsiding To 3 To 4 Ft After Midnight.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Caribou ME
952am EDT Thu Oct 28 2021
Strong low pressure will move east, to the south of Nova Scotia, today. High pressure will build across the region later today into Friday. Low pressure will approach on Saturday, cross the area Sunday, then move northeast on Monday while high pressure builds in from the west.
Near Term - Through Tonight
Update... See Marine section below for adjustments of headlines.
On the public side, visible satl imagery showed some drier air trying to work its way to the ssw. Llevel cloud deck not that thick as some patches of clearing can be seen through it. Latest 12Z CAR RAOB (Radiosonde Observation or Upper-Air Observation) confirms this w/dry above 900mbs. Interesting item here is that the high pressure to the n trying to wedge down into the CWA has its place of the ridge axis to the w where best clearing is seen. So, clouds might be able to hang on a while longer into the afternoon for the northern and eastern sections of the region. This will also keep temps down a bit. Adjustments were made to the hourly temps to reflect this thinking w/temps down a few degrees from what was expected earlier.
Previous Discussion... Strong low pressure will move east, to the south of Nova Scotia, today through tonight. At the same time, high pressure centered north of Maine will gradually build across the region. Generally expect mostly cloudy skies across the region today, though clouds could begin to decrease this afternoon. The pressure gradient between the exiting ocean low and building high pressure will help keep gusty north/northeast winds across the region today. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph are expected today. Generally expect partly cloudy skies tonight. High temperatures today will range from the upper 40s to around 50 north, to around 50 to the lower 50s Downeast. Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 20s to around 30 north, to the lower 30s Downeast.
Short Term - Friday Through Sunday
A large ridge of high pressure, both surface and aloft, will be just north of our area over Quebec on Friday ridging south across our region. This will bring a tranquil day with plenty of sunshine and highs reaching the low 50s across the area. High pressure will remain in control through Friday night as it drifts over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This will bring a mostly clear, calm and frosty night over the north with temperatures dropping below freezing. Clouds will begin to increase Downeast ahead of a large low approaching from the Appalachians. Low pressure will continue.nue to approach on Saturday bringing increasing clouds from south to north, and an increasing east wind, especially Downeast. Rain will likely begin to spread into the area from the southwest late Saturday afternoon with the north remaining dry on Saturday. Rain will continue.nue to spread north across the area Saturday night reaching northern areas by midnight. A strong low level jet lifting across our Downeast region will support moderate to heavy rain with up to an inch possible late Saturday into Saturday night as a weak secondary low forms over the western Gulf of Maine.
Long Term - Sunday Night Through Wednesday
Low pressure will reconsolidate over the Bay of Fundy on Sunday as rain continues across the area. Most of the rain on Sunday will likely be in eastern areas. The new low center will lift north into the Maritimes Sunday night with wrap around rain continuing over northeastern areas. The low will begin to quickly lift away to the northeast late at night allowing rain to taper off to showers with drier air moving in from the west. High pressure will continue.nue to build in from the west Sunday night into Monday. This will set the stage for plenty of sunshine Downeast on Sunday. Some patchy stratocumulus further north will bring partial sunshine across northern areas. Monday will be mild with highs from the mid 50s north to near 60 Downeast. High pressure will crest the area Tuesday bringing a continuation of dry weather. Clouds may begin to increase, especially over the western areas, ahead of small but vigorous low quickly tracking east across the Great Lakes. Current projections for this low carry it up to our west through the St. Lawrence Valley on Wednesday as it pulls a cold front through.
NEAR TERM:Decided to drop the GLW and go w/a SCA (Small Craft Advisory) for the intra-coastal zones as the latest buoys show a decreasing trend in winds. Kept the GLW going for the outer zones through 2 PM. Small craft advisory conditions are expected on all of the waters tonight.
Short Term: A SCA (Small Craft Advisory) may be needed for the offshore waters Friday morning for ENE winds gusting up to 25 kt with winds diminishing Friday afternoon into Friday evening. A SCA (Small Craft Advisory) will likely be needed again late Saturday into Saturday night for SE winds gusting up to 30 kt over the offshore waters. Winds should drop below SCA (Small Craft Advisory) Sunday and remain below SCA (Small Craft Advisory) on Monday.
NOAA Caribou ME Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Small Craft Advisory until 5am EDT Friday morning for ANZ052. Gale Warning until 2pm EDT this afternoon for ANZ050-051.