Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FXUS61 KCAR 191405
AFDCAR

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1005 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND MOVE EAST OF
THE AREA SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
SUNDAY...AND CROSS THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. A SECOND COLD FRONT
WILL CROSS THE AREA TUESDAY.&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
10 AM UPDATE... COOL START ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING HOWEVER
MUCH OF THE REGION HAS WARMED ABOVE FREEZING THIS HOUR. HIGH
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO BUILD SOUTH AND EAST BRINGING
ABUNDANT SUNSHINE ACROSS THE FA TODAY. UPDATED WITH CURRENT TRENDS
OTHERWISE NO MAJOR CHANGES NEEDED.

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
COLD AND DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM QUEBEC TO THE GULF OF
MAINE TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON TO
DATE. LITTLE OR NO LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE GENERALLY CLEAR
SKIES TODAY WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE LOW 50S NORTH TO THE UPPER
50S FOR BANGOR AND DOWN EAST. WITH DEW POINTS IN THE LOW 20S...THE
AIR WILL HAVE A VERY DRY AND CRISP FALL-LIKE FEEL.

THE HIGH WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TONIGHT...ALLOWING A RADIATION
INVERSION TO FORM WITH FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS AFFECTING DOWN
EAST THE MOST. EXPECT ANOTHER NIGHT OF FROST/FREEZE
HEADLINES...BUT WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL THE CURRENT HEADLINES ARE
CANCELED. MOST OF THE MODEL GUIDANCE APPEARS TOO HIGH FOR
TONIGHT`S LOWS DOWN EAST WHERE SKIES WILL REMAIN CLEAR MOST OF THE
NIGHT WHILE CIRRUS THICKENS IN NORTHERN ZONES. ANTICIPATE
TEMPERATURES TO DROP QUICKLY WITH SOME DECOUPLING OF THE BOUNDARY
LAYER AND LOW TEMPERATURES BEING REACHED NOT TOO LONG AFTER
MIDNIGHT. THE RETURN FLOW ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE HIGH WILL PROVIDE
A RAPID WARM UP TOWARDS THE COAST LATER TONIGHT WITH SOME
STRATOCU FIELDS POSSIBLE.

&&

.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO RETREAT INTO THE ATLANTIC SAT WITH
A MILD RETURN FLOW ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE DEPARTING HIGH. A COLD
FRONT WILL BEGIN TO ORGANIZE WELL TO THE WEST OF THE REGION WITH A
WEAK WARM FRONT TO LIFT ACROSS WESTERN MAINE. THIS MAY TOUCH OFF A
SHOWER ACROSS PARTS OF NW MAINE AND INTO THE SAINT JOHN
VALLEY...BUT FOR MOST OF THE CWA IT WILL BE A DRY DAY. THE COLD
FRONT CONTINUES TO MAKE SLOW PROGRESS TOWARD THE AREA SUN. THE
FLOW ALOFT IS NEARLY PARALLEL TO THE SFC FRONT AND THE FRONT WILL
REMAIN WEST OF THE AREA THROUGH 00Z MONDAY. THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WILL INCREASE SUN WITH THE BEST CHANCE ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTHERN MAINE. MUCH OF THE DOWN EAST REGION MAY REMAIN MAINLY DRY
INTO SUN. TEMPERATURES WILL REBOUND TO ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS WITH
HIGHS NEAR OR EVEN A LITTLE ABOVE 70F IN MOST AREAS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
STILL SOME QUESTION AS TO HOW THINGS WILL PLAY OUT. THE CANADIAN
IS BY FAR THE MOST AGGRESSIVE AT DEVELOPING A LOW ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST AND WOULD BRING A SOAKING RAIN TO THE CWA SUN NIGHT
INTO MON MORNING. THE GFS KEEPS THE LOW FURTHER EAST AND MORE OR
LESS JUST HAS A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH SOME SHOWERS. GIVEN
THE UNCERTAINTY STAYED CLOSE TO A MODEL CONSENSUS FOR NOW WITH
HIGH CHANCE/LOW LIKELY POPS SUN NIGHT. A MUCH COOLER AIR MASS IN
THE WAKE OF THE FRONT MON WITH A BRISK WEST WIND. A STRONG
SECONDARY COLD FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH WORK ACROSS THE AREA TUE AND
TUE NIGHT WITH CLOUDS AND A FEW SHOWERS...ESPECIALLY SO ACROSS THE
CROWN OF MAINE WHERE HIGHS WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE 50S TUE. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS NEW ENGLAND WED INTO THU WITH DRY AND
CLEAR WEATHER. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE COOL SIDE WED AND
MODERATE TO SEASONABLE LEVELS THU.

&&

.AVIATION /13Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR...SLIGHT CHANCE OF MVFR CIGS AT BHB BY SATURDAY MORNING.

SHORT TERM: MOSTLY VFR OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH POCKETS OF MVFR
POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT INTO SUN AT THE NORTHERN TERMINALS.  MVFR/IFR
POSSIBLE IN SHOWERS/RAIN SUN NIGHT.  CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE TO
VFR MONDAY.  POCKETS OF MVFR POSSIBLE TUE AT THE NORTHERN
TERMINALS.

&&

.MARINE...
NEAR TERM: WINDS AND SEAS HAVE COME DOWN ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS
THEREFORE WILL ALLOW THE SCA TO EXPIRE AT 10AM. GUSTS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE IN THE 10 TO 15 KT RANGE AS THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS
OVER THE WATERS.

SHORT TERM: THE SEAS WILL GRADUALLY BUILD AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
COLD FRONT OVER THE WEEKEND AND MAY REACH SCA LEVELS BY SAT NIGHT
OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.

&&

.CLIMATE...
THE TEMPERATURE AT CARIBOU FELL TO 31F SHORTLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE TEMPERATURE FELL
BELOW FREEZING AT CARIBOU THIS FALL. THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE
FELL BELOW FREEZING WAS ON 5/13/14 FOR A TOTAL OF 128 DAYS THIS YEAR
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REMAINED ABOVE FREEZING.

&&

.CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR ANZ050-
     051.

&&

$$
NEAR TERM...JORDAN/MCW
SHORT TERM...CB
LONG TERM...CB
AVIATION...JORDAN/MCW/CB
MARINE...JORDAN/MCW/CB
CLIMATE...CB





USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.