Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 060941 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 441 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE SOUTH OF THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH LATER SATURDAY THEN CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TOWARD THE REGION SUNDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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THE COLD HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH CRESTED ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT WILL SLIDE SOUTH OF THE REGION TODAY. A CHILLY SOUTHWESTERLY RETURN FLOW WILL SET IN BEHIND THE HIGH. DOWNEAST WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY WHILE SOME WARM ADVECTION MOISTURE ADVECTING IN BEHIND THE HIGH WILL BRING SOME INCREASING CLOUDS TO NORTHERN AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE TONIGHT AS WARM ADVECTION MOISTURE SUPPORTED BY A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES TO PUSH INTO THE AREA. THE NORTH WILL BECOME MOSTLY CLOUDY WHILE DOWNEAST BECOMES PARTLY CLOUDY. SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR NORTHWESTERN AREAS LATE AT NIGHT.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
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A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH NORTHERN MAINE LATER SATURDAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS SATURDAY...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS DOWNEAST. THE COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY WITH A WEAK LOW POSSIBLY FORMING ALONG THE FRONT. EXPECT MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALONG WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TOWARD THE REGION LATER SUNDAY WITH PARTLY/MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALONG WITH DECREASING SNOW SHOWER CHANCES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT WITH PARTLY/MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS SATURDAY/SUNDAY.
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&& .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COULD CROSS THE REGION MONDAY WITH MOSTLY/PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOW PRESSURE SHOULD TRACK NORTH OF MAINE TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. EXPECT MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...WITH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES DOWNEAST. THE LOW WILL DRAW A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY WITH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS MONDAY AND THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT NEAR NORMAL LEVELS TUESDAY...WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL LEVEL TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY.
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&& .AVIATION /09Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHORT TERM: OCCASIONAL MVFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS SATURDAY WITH VFR CONDITIONS DOWNEAST. OCCASIONAL MVFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED LATER SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. OCCASIONAL MVFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY...PARTICULARLY THE NORTH AND MOUNTAINS. OCCASIONAL MVFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS TUESDAY...WITH VFR CONDITIONS DOWNEAST.
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&& .MARINE...
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NEAR TERM: WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW SCA TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS OVER THE WATERS. WINDS WILL LIKELY INCREASE TO SCA IN GUSTS IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS TONIGHT AS A RETURN SOUTHWESTERLY WIND SETS IN BEHIND THE HIGH. SHORT TERM: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.
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&& .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING FOR ANZ050>052. FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING FOR ANZ050>052.
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&& $$ NEAR TERM...BLOOMER SHORT TERM...NORCROSS LONG TERM...NORCROSS AVIATION...BLOOMER/NORCROSS MARINE...BLOOMER/NORCROSS

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