Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
441 AM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION LATER TODAY INTO THE
WEEKEND.
&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
THE GRADIENT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE WELL TO OUR NORTHEAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE WEST WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE A
COOL GUSTY WESTERLY BREEZE TODAY. A BIT OF MOISTURE POOLED IN THE
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH TO OUR NORTH WILL SWING ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS
OF THE AREA TODAY. THIS WILL KEEP THE NORTH PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY WITH SOME SPOTTY SHOWERS POSSIBLE DURING THE MIDDAY.
DOWNEAST WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY. THE HIGH WILL QUICKLY BUILD OVER
THE REGION TONIGHT ALLOWING THE AIR TO BECOME COLD AND CALM UNDER
CLEAR SKIES. FROST IS LIKELY IN MANY CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SPOTS
TOWARD MORNING.
&&

.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY NIGHT KEEPING GENERALLY MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT NEAR NORMAL LEVELS
WEDNESDAY...WITH ABOVE NORMAL LEVEL TEMPERATURES THURSDAY.
&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A WEAK COLD FRONT COULD CROSS THE REGION FRIDAY WITH PARTLY CLOUDY
TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS ACROSS THE
REGION FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY KEEPING SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY
TO MOSTLY CLEAR. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION SUNDAY WITH
PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...WITH THE BETTER
SHOWER CHANCES ACROSS THE NORTH AND MOUNTAINS. AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE COULD BEGIN TO APPROACH MONDAY KEEPING A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT ABOVE
NORMAL LEVELS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH NEAR NORMAL LEVEL
TEMPERATURES MONDAY.
&&

.AVIATION /08Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. A GUSTY
WEST WIND CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY WITH THE AIR BECOMING CALM
TONIGHT.

SHORT TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
&&

.MARINE...
NEAR TERM: AN SCA WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING FOR WINDS
GUSTING UP TO 25 KT AND SEAS OVER 5 FT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH AND SEAS SUBSIDE TODAY INTO TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN.

SHORT TERM: WINDS/SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
LEVELS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
&&

.CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR
     ANZ050>052.

&&

$$
NEAR TERM...BLOOMER
SHORT TERM...NORCROSS
LONG TERM...NORCROSS
AVIATION...BLOOMER/NORCROSS
MARINE...BLOOMER/NORCROSS








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