Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME
FXUS61 KCAR 290519
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Caribou ME
119 AM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016
A weak cold front will continue south to the Downeast coast
overnight. The front will push offshore Friday into Friday night
as low pressure along the front tracks south of the area.
.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
120 am update...
Hv dropped mins acrs the North Woods as they are already sitting
in the m50s as of 05z. With clr skies and calm winds, expect they
wl drop into the lwr 50s by daybreak. Hv adjusted wx grids to go
patchy fog everywhere along with areas of fog in regions that
received rain yda. No other chgs needed with this update.
Most of the current shwrs and tstms ovr our FA should move E and
or dissipate from the region this eve as an s/wv slides E across
Nrn ptns of the FA and a weakening cold front slowly moves S
toward the Downeast coast. Sct shwrs may hold ovr Downeast areas
late tngt as the front slowly moves off the coast by Fri morn,
then additional shwrs are xpctd later Fri ovr Downeast areas as a
weak sfc wv of coastal low pres moves ENE thru the Gulf of ME.
Most of the hvy rn with this system will remain off the coast.
Meanwhile, Nrn ptns of the FA will have ptly to mcldy skies on
Fri. Temps will cont abv normal, xcpt for hi temps ovr Downeast
Fri, which will likely be held down by cld cvr and shwrs.
.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
Low pressure is expected to move out of the Gulf of Maine Friday
night. This system should produce some showers early then the
precipitation will move off to the northeast. High pressure is
then expected to build in from the northeast during the day
Saturday with dry conditions expected. Low pressure is the
expected to develop along the Mid Atlantic coast Saturday Night
then move to the northeast. This system is expected to bring
showers into the area Sunday.
.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Another area of low pressure is expected to pass to the south of
New England Sunday Night into Monday. This system could possibly
bring some rain to the southern portion of the area Sunday Night
into Monday while high pressure dominate to the north. A
stationary font north of the State may bring some showers to the
North Tuesday into Thursday.
.AVIATION /05Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
NEAR TERM: Conditions vary between VFR and IFR, specifically at
CAR, PQI and HUL. FVE expected to remain VFR as low level moisture
has dried out in wake of fropa. CAR, PQI and HUL will likely see
IFR or LIFR as a result of rain from yesterday and moclr skies.
Still expecting IFR restrictions to develop at BFR and BHB in the
next several hours, likely lifting after daybreak. VFR remainder
of TAF valid time outside of -tsra that may occur nr BGR terminal
this afternoon. Confidence is low in this occurring and have not
included in TAFs.
SHORT TERM: Expect VFR conditions Friday. MVFR conditions are
expected Saturday and Sunday. MVFR/IFR Conditions are expected
Monday at KBGR and KBHB with VFR Conditions in the North. MVFR
conditions are expected in the North Tuesday with VFR conditions
at KBGR and KBHB.
NEAR TERM: No headlines xpctd tngt and Fri. Wv hts will be arnd a
foot alg the nearshore and 2 to 3ft ovr the outer MZs with wv pds
generally short, typical of wind wvs, in the 3 to 6 second range.
Kept close to WW3 wv guidance for fcst wv hts thru the near term.
SHORT TERM: Have used the NAM12 for sustained winds through
Sunday then transition to the Super Blend Winds. For waves: Have
used the Near Shore Wave Model to initialize grids through Sunday
then transition to the Wave Watch III. Wave Watch III continues to
demonstrate high bias with boundary conditions for the Near Shore
Wave Model, so have lower model wave heights by one foot through
the entire period.