Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 160128 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 928 PM EDT MON SEP 15 2014 .SYNOPSIS... A WEAK WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION LATER WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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930 PM UPDATE...MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO SKYCON AND HRLY TEMPS...OTHERWISE PREVIOUS FORECAST REMAINS ON TRACK. CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AHEAD OF A SMALL AND FAST MOVING SHORTWAVE APPROACHING FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION. SOME LIGHT SHOWERS WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT AND REACH EASTERN PARTS OF THE REGION TOWARD MORNING. MOST OF THE RAIN SHOWERS TUESDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FAR NORTH WHERE A TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN MAY FALL. ELSEWHERE, RAINFALL SHOULD AMOUNT TO LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH. THE SHOWERS SHOULD QUICKLY MOVE EAST AND AWAY DURING THE MIDDAY ALLOWING PARTIAL CLEARING TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... A SECONDARY COLD FRONT/TROF WILL CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH PARTLY CLOUDY/MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES DOWNEAST. GENERALLY EXPECT PARTLY SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...THOUGH AN ISOLATED AFTERNOON SHOWER COULD OCCUR ACROSS NORTHERN/CENTRAL AREAS WITH THE SECONDARY COLD FRONT/TROF. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN MAINE LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY DRAWING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION. WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN/CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...WITH PARTLY/MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES DOWNEAST. SHOWERS WILL END WITH DECREASING CLOUDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON WHILE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS EAST TOWARD MAINE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... AN UNSEASONABLY COLD CANADIAN AIRMASS DESCENDS INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO BE AT LEAST 10 DEGREES BELOW CLIMO FOR MID TO LATE SEPTEMBER. A WIDESPREAD FROST OR FREEZE IS ANTICIPATED FRIDAY MORNING WHICH COULD WELL END THE GROWING SEASON AS FAR SOUTH AS PERHAPS THE INTERIOR DOWNEAST ZONES. THE AIRMASS MODIFIES BY SATURDAY AS THE SURFACE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE. THE 12Z GFS BRINGS YET ANOTHER DEEP UPPER TROUGH OVER THE NORTHEAST U.S. EARLY NEXT WEEK. BELOW NORMAL CONFIDENCE WITH THIS SOLUTION DUE TO RUN TO RUN INCONSISTENCIES. WILL INTRODUCE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY. && .AVIATION /02Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY LOWER TO MVFR AND POSSIBLY BRIEFLY IFR TUESDAY MORNING AS A SHORTWAVE MOVES THROUGH. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE TO VFR TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SHORT TERM: GENERALLY VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...THOUGH OCCASIONAL MVFR CEILINGS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTH/MOUNTAINS. OCCASIONAL MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY...WITH GENERALLY VFR CONDITIONS DOWNEAST. VFR CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: WINDS AND SEAS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW SCA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. SHORT TERM: WINDS/SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM...BLOOMER/NORTON SHORT TERM...NORCROSS LONG TERM...OKULSKI AVIATION...BLOOMER/NORTON/NORCROSS MARINE...BLOOMER/NORTON/NORCROSS

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