Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 281600 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 1200 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016 .SYNOPSIS... THE COLD UPPER TROUGH OVER QUEBEC WILL MOVE TO THE EAST TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY THEN BEGIN TO MOVE EAST SATURDAY NIGHT. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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1150 AM UPDATE...INCREASED CLOUD COVER THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON AND MENTIONED SCATTERED FLURRIES ACROSS EASTERN AREAS. INCORPORATED MOST CURRENT HOURLY TEMPS/DEW POINTS. PREV DISCUSSION THE COLD UPPER TROUGH TO OUR NORTH WILL REMAIN OVER EASTERN CANADA TODAY AS IT MOVES EAST OVER THE NORTHERN MARITIMES. CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS OUR AREA. THIS WILL BRING ANOTHER CHILLY AND VERY DRY DAY. SOME CUMULUS CLOUDS WILL BE ACROSS THE NORTH TODAY BUT SHOULD DISSIPATE LATE IN THE DAY. DOWNEAST AREAS WILL BE SUNNY. A STRONG GRADIENT ALOFT AND DEEP MIXING UP TO 7000 FEET WILL RESULT IN A GUSTY BREEZE AGAIN TODAY. TONIGHT WILL THEN BE CLEARING AND COLD WITH HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE AREA.
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&& .SHORT TERM /FRIDAY/... HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN BEGIN TO MOVE EAST SATURDAY NIGHT. GENERALLY EXPECT MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FRIDAY/SATURDAY. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... A TROF WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE GULF OF MAINE MONDAY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. THE LOW WILL EXIT ACROSS THE MARITIMES TUESDAY LEAVING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. ANOTHER LOW COULD KEEP A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT NEAR NORMAL LEVELS SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY...WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL LEVEL TEMPERATURES MONDAY/TUESDAY. && .AVIATION /16Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TODAY INTO TONIGHT. A GUSTY BREEZE AND DEEP MIXING WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SOME MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON TURBULENCE. SHORT TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. MVFR CONDITIONS COULD BEGIN TO DEVELOP LATER SUNDAY. MVFR TO LIFR CONDITIONS ARE THEN EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW SCA TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA. SHORT TERM: CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. && .FIRE WEATHER...
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AN SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FOR ELEVATED FIRE DANGER PER THE STATE OF MAINE FOREST SERVICE.
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&& .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM...BLOOMER/DUDA SHORT TERM...NORCROSS LONG TERM...NORCROSS AVIATION...BLOOMER/DUDA/NORCROSS MARINE...BLOOMER/DUDA/NORCROSS FIRE WEATHER...

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