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000 FXUS61 KBOX 281403 AFDBOX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1002 AM EDT SUN JUN 28 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO TAPER TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AREAS OF DRIZZLE THROUGH NOON AND WINDS WILL ALSO GRADUALLY DIMINISH. DRY WEATHER RETURNS MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL. WARMER WEATHER ARRIVES TUE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL RESULT IN SCATTERED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS TUE NIGHT INTO WED. SOME STORMS MAY BE STRONG WED. BEHIND THE FRONT DRIER WEATHER RETURNS THU. SCATTERED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE AGAIN FRI AND/OR SATURDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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10 AM UPDATE... THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE REGION AND THE RISK FOR FLOODING HAS COME TO AN END FOR MOST AREAS. THEREFORE...THE FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE REGION. WE HELD ONTO IT UNTIL EARLY AFTERNOON FOR ESSEX COUNTY. SOUTHEAST LOW LEVEL JET STILL POINTED IN THAT REGION FOR ANOTHER FEW HOURS AND SINCE THAT AREA IS PRONE TO SOME URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE STREET FLOODING DECIDED TO HOLD ONTO IT FOR A FEW MORE HOURS. OTHERWISE...WINDS HAVE ALREADY DIMINISHED ACROSS RI AND WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE WIND ADVISORY CONTINUES ACROSS EASTERN MA THROUGH NOON...BUT WINDS WILL BE SLACKING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH AS THE EASTERLY LOW LEVEL JET SHIFTS TO THE NORTHEAST. ITS POSSIBLE WE MAY HAVE TO EXTEND IT AN HOUR OR TWO LONGER ON THE NORTH SHORE...BUT WILL DECIDE ON THAT LATER. WHILE SOME LOCATIONS REMAINED BELOW TECHNICAL WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA...THERE HAS BEEN SOME TREE DAMAGE AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES AS A RESULT OF FULLY LEAFED TREES. RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO TAPER TO SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. THERE WILL ALSO BE AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FOG...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF MA TURNPIKE WHERE COOL NORTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPS WILL BASICALLY REMAIN IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...CERTAINLY NOT TYPICAL FOR LATE JUNE! SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE SOUTH COAST MAY REACH NEAR 70 AS BOUNDARY WILL TRY TO WORK NORTHWARD A BIT...BUT OVERALL NOT MAKE MUCH PROGRESS. LITTLE INSTABILITY AVAILABLE FOR ANY CONVECTION OR SEVERE WEATHER TODAY. HIGH SURF... GIVEN SEAS BUILDING TO BETWEEN 7 AND 13 FEET ACROSS OUR OUTER- WATERS...CONTINUES THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR THE SOUTH AND EAST FACING OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES OF MA/RI. DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AS WELL...ALTHOUGH CERTAINLY FAR FROM AN IDEAL BEACH DAY.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/... HEAVY RAIN SHOULD BE WELL OVER BY TONIGHT. SURFACE LOW WILL BE MOVING OFFSHORE PUTTING THE REGION BACK INTO A NORTHWEST FLOW. HOWEVER COULD STILL SEE FOG AND DRIZZLE OVER NIGHT WITH THE TRAPPED LOW LEVEL MOISTURE. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY MONDAY MORNING HOURS. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... HIGHLIGHTS... * DRY AND PLEASANT MONDAY * SCATTERED SHOWERS/T-STORMS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT/WED AND AGAIN FRIDAY AND/OR SATURDAY WITH MANY HOURS OF DRY WEATHER IN BETWEEN * SOME STORMS MAY BE STRONG WEDNESDAY SYNOPTIC OVERVIEW AND MODEL PREFERENCES... ENSEMBLES AND DETERMINISTIC GUIDANCE IN VERY GOOD AGREEMENT ON THIS HIGH AMPLITUDE PATTERN CONTINUING THIS PERIOD WITH A PERSISTENT RIDGE/HEIGHT ANOMALY OVER WESTERN CONUS/SOUTHWEST CANADA. THIS MAINTAINS A DOWNSTREAM HIGH AMPLITUDE TROUGH WITH ITS MEAN POSITION CENTERED OVER THE GREAT LAKES. THIS RESULTS IN A VERY ACTIVE NORTHERN STREAM JET WITH CYCLONIC FLOW INTO NEW ENGLAND MUCH OF THIS PERIOD...YIELDING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS/T-STORMS ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY. IN BETWEEN MANY HOURS OF DRY WEATHER ALONG WITH NEAR SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES. AS FOR THE MODEL GUIDANCE...THE OPERATIONAL GFS AND ECMWF ARE IN REMARKABLY GOOD AGREEMENT ON BOTH THE DEPTH AND TIMING OF INDIVIDUAL SHORT WAVES THRU WED. THUS WILL FOLLOW THIS GUIDANCE CLOSELY. HOWEVER BY LATE IN THE WEEK AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND THE DETERMINISTIC GUIDANCE BEGINS TO SHOW ITS TYPICAL SHORT COMINGS AT THIS TIME RANGE WITH LARGE DIFFERENCES IN TIMING AND AMPLITUDE OF INDIVIDUAL TROUGHS. THUS LEANED MORE ON THE ENSEMBLES HERE. DAILY SENSIBLE WEATHER... MONDAY...OPEN MID LEVEL WAVE IN ST LWRN RVR VLY EXITS INTO THE MARITIMES WITH HEIGHT RISES AND WARMING TEMPS ALOFT OCCURRING OVER NEW ENGLAND. DESPITE SOME MODELS GENERATING QPF THIS PATTERN WILL SUPPORT A DRY DAY WITH TEMPS SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL. NEVERTHELESS A VERY NICE DAY. TUESDAY...NEXT SHORT WAVE TROUGH APPROACHES THE REGION FROM THE OH VLY. APPEARS WARM FRONTAL CONVECTION IS POSSIBLE TUE BUT LIKELY CONFINED TO THE CT RVR VLY AND WESTWARD INTO NY STATE. THUS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WILL REMAIN DRY. S-SW SURFACE WINDS WILL SUPPORT WEAK LOW LEVEL WAA SO TEMPS CLIMBING INTO THE U70S AND L80S...JUST ABOUT NORMAL FOR LATE JUNE. COOLEST READINGS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST. WEDNESDAY...SHORT WAVE TROUGH CLOSER TO THE REGION YIELDING A HIGHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND T-STORMS THAN TUE. GFS/ECMWF AND GEFS ALL SUGGEST MODEST INSTABILITY AND DEEP LAYER SHEAR FOR THE RISK OF A FEW STRONG T-STORMS. WARM AND HUMID WITH RELIEF ARRIVING WED NIGHT OR THU AS POST FRONTAL AIRMASS OVERSPREADS THE REGION. THU/FRI/SAT...AS MENTIONED ABOVE DETERMINISTIC GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DISPLAY LARGE SPREAD HERE SO LEANED HEAVILY ON THE ENSEMBLES FOR THIS TIME PERIOD...WHICH SUGGEST DRY AND SEASONABLE WEATHER THU BEHIND DEPARTING TROUGH WED. THEN A RISK FOR SHOWERS/T-STORMS FRI AND/OR SAT AS NEXT NORTHERN STREAM TROUGH APPROACHES NEW ENGLAND. TEMPS NEAR SEASONABLE FRI/SAT. && .AVIATION /14Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS... LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT. HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT. SHORT TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/... 11Z UPDATE...NO MAJOR CHANGES FROM 06Z OR 09Z TAFS. BAND OF HEAVY RAIN IS MOVING RAPIDLY NORTHWARD ALONG THE MA PIKE INTO BOSTON METRO AREA. RAIN SLACKENS 9 AM TO 11 AM FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. LIGHTER SHOWERS THEREAFTER. STRONG EAST WINDS UP TO 45 KT EASE AFTER 15Z. EARLIER DISCUSSION BELOW. ================================================================== CONDITIONS ARE DETERIORATING TO MVFR AS STEADY -RA CONTINUES TO MOVE ACROSS THE TERMINALS. SITES COULD DROP TO IFR WITHIN ANY +RA. EASTERLY WINDS WILL PICK UP WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KTS ALONG THE COASTLINES OF RA/MA. AFTER 12Z...MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AREA WIDE AS +SHRA CONTINUES TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. E-SE WIND GUSTS WILL INCREASE BETWEEN 30 TO 40 KNOTS DEVELOPING ALONG THE COAST. LLWS WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE REGION WITH AN ANOMALOUS EAST TO SOUTHEAST LOW LEVEL JET. EMBEDDED ISOLD THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY NEAR THE SOUTH COAST THIS MORNING. RAIN TAPERS OFF TO SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM WEST TO EAST THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...IFR TO LOW END MVFR CONDITIONS LIKELY HANG TOUGH IN LOW CLOUDS AND FOG AND DRIZZLE PATCHES BUT SOME TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENT MAY OCCUR ACROSS RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST MA AS THE REGION WARM SECTORS. TONIGHT...CONDITIONS WILL STILL HANG TOUGH WITH LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSION OVER THE REGION. EXPECT PATCHY FOG ACROSS THE AREA WITH 2 SM FOG ALONG THE EAST MASS COASTLINE. IMPROVEMENTS AROUND DAYBREAK MONDAY. KBOS TERMINAL...MODERATE CONFIDENCE IN TAF TRENDS BUT LOW CONFIDENCE IN EXACT TIMING. KBDL TERMINAL...MODERATE CONFIDENCE IN TAF TRENDS BUT LOW CONFIDENCE IN EXACT TIMING. OUTLOOK...MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. MONDAY...VFR AND DRY WEATHER LIKELY. TUESDAY...VFR LIKELY FOR RI AND EASTERN MA WITH LOW RISK OF MVFR ACROSS CT INTO WESTERN-CENTRAL MA IN SCATTERED SHOWERS/T-STORMS. TUE NIGHT AND WED...HIGHEST RISK FOR SHOWERS AND T-STORMS. A FEW STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE. MVFR LIKELY. THU...TRENDING TOWARD VFR AND DRIER AS WELL. && .MARINE...
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FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS... LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT. HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT. SHORT TERM /TIL SUNDAY NIGHT/...MODERATE TO HIGH CONFIDENCE. 940 AM UPDATE... WINDS HAVE SLACKENED ACROSS OUR WESTERN WATERS...SO HEADLINES HAVE BEEN DOWNGRADED TO SMALL CRAFTS HEADLINES THROUGH TONIGHT. ACROSS OUR EASTERN WATERS....GALE WARNINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY AFTERNOON BUT THEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO DOWNGRADE THAT AREA TO SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES AS WELL. 7 TO 13 FOOT SEAS ACROSS OUR EASTERN OUTER-WATERS TODAY WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH TONIGHT...BUT REMAIN ABOVE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THRESHOLDS. OUTLOOK...MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. MONDAY...ROUGH SEAS ON THE OCEAN WATERS FROM LEFTOVER LARGE SE SWELLS. DRY WEATHER AND GOOD VSBY. TUESDAY...WINDS BECOME SOUTH WITH MAINLY DRY WEATHER AND GOOD VSBY. TUE NIGHT AND WED...S-SW WINDS INCREASE AHEAD OF APPROACHING COLD FRONT. SHOWERS AND T-STORMS BECOME LIKELY AS WELL. THURSDAY...IMPROVING TRENDS WITH FRONT LIKELY WELL OFFSHORE.
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&& .BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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CT...NONE. MA...HIGH SURF ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR MAZ007-015- 016-019>024. WIND ADVISORY UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY FOR MAZ005>007-013>024. FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR MAZ006-007. RI...HIGH SURF ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR RIZ006>008. WIND ADVISORY UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY FOR RIZ005. MARINE...GALE WARNING UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY FOR ANZ231-232. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR ANZ233- 234. GALE WARNING UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR ANZ230-254. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 AM EDT MONDAY FOR ANZ235-237-255- 256. GALE WARNING UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR ANZ250-251.
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&& $$ SYNOPSIS...FRANK/NOCERA/DUNTEN NEAR TERM...FRANK SHORT TERM...DUNTEN LONG TERM...NOCERA AVIATION...NOCERA/DUNTEN MARINE...FRANK/NOCERA/DUNTEN

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