Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 251006 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 606 AM EDT MON APR 25 2016 .SYNOPSIS... COOL AND DRY CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO CONTROL AREA WEATHER ALL WEEK. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH OF THE REGION TUESDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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6AM UPDATE...REFINED CLOUD FORECAST IN NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA AND LOWERED LOW TEMPERATURES FOR TONIGHT DUE TO THE CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS. PREVIOUS DISCUSSION... ANOTHER COOL AND BREEZY DAY IS ON TAP FOR THE FORECAST AREA. THERE WILL BE LESS WIND THAN YESTERDAY AND SOME CLOUD COVER FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN AROOSTOOK WHERE INCREASED H850 MOISTURE WILL ADVECT INTO THE AREA. MIXING WILL AGAIN REACH IN EXCESS OF H800 FOR MUCH OF THE AREA...BUT GUSTS WILL PROBABLY MAX OUT AROUND 25 KTS. HIGHS WILL BE SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY WITH LOWER 50S TOWARDS BANGOR AND DOWN EAST AND LOW TO MID 40S NORTH. WINDS WILL DIE OFF TONIGHT AND LET TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE LOW TO MID 20S NORTH AND UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S IN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/... SYSTEM WL BE OFFSHORE ON TUE MRNG WITH 00Z RUNS KEEPING QPF JUST SOUTH OF COASTAL ZONES AS HAS BEEN THE TREND THE PAST SVRL RUNS. THUS WL KEEP POPS AT SLGT CHC BTWN 12Z AND 18Z FOR COASTAL HANCOCK. TEMPS WL BE COOLER THAN PREVIOUS DAY WITH MOCLDY SKIES PREVALENT ACRS SRN ZONES IN ASSOC WITH AFOREMENTIONED SYSTEM. WNW FLOW WL CONT THRU THE END OF THE SHORT TERM LEADING TO BLO NORMAL TEMPS AND RANDOM CHCS FOR SPRINKLES OR FLURRIES. CUTOFF LOW WL BE HANGING TUFF IN ERN QUEBEC INTO THUR MRNG AND SENDING SPOKES OF ENERGY SOUTH INTO CWA. NOTHING SIGNIFICANT TO NOTE, MAINLY JUST A CLOUD FCST. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... ONCE LOW EJECTS INTO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TWD THE END OF THE WEEK LINGERING TROFFINESS WL RMN ACRS THE NE INTO NEXT WEEKEND. PATTERN RMNS STAGNANT THRU NEXT WEEKEND WITH TEMPS MODERATING CLOSE TO NORMAL LATE IN THE PD. && .AVIATION /10Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... NEAR TERM: VFR WITH GUSTY NW WINDS THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTS MAY REACH 25 KTS. SOME CIGS ARE POSSIBLE NORTH OF HUL THROUGH THE MORNING...BUT WILL BE ABOVE FL030 FOR THE MOST PART. SHORT TERM: VFR TO START OFF TUE MORNING AS LOW PASSES WELL TO THE SOUTH OF TERMINALS. MAY SEE MVFR CIGS IN NORTHERN TERMINALS ON WED AS NW FLOW CONTINUES AND UPR LVL TROF LINGERS. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED. SHORT TERM: MAY SEE MARGINAL SEAS AND WINDS WED EVNG BUT RMNDR OF THE PD WILL RMN BELOW SCA. && .FIRE WEATHER... VERY LOW RH CONTINUES BUT WITH COOL TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND THAN SUNDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL BE 10 KTS OR LESS WITH LESS PRESSURE GRADIENT THAN YESTERDAY. THERE IS ALSO THE ISSUE OF CLOUD COVER IN NORTHERN ZONES TODAY. CONVERTING TO A WARNING TOWARDS SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT AND DOWN EAST WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE HIGHER AND A DEEPER MIXED LAYER MAY PRODUCE A FEW 25 KT GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON. FOR NORTHERN ZONES...A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT SHOULD SUFFICE. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR MEZ015>017-029-030. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM...MCW SHORT TERM...FARRAR LONG TERM...FARRAR AVIATION...MCW/FARRAR MARINE...MCW/FARRAR FIRE WEATHER...MCW

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