Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 252133 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 433 PM EST WED FEB 25 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST THROUGH THE MARITIMES TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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THE LOW WHICH BROUGHT SNOW TO DOWNEAST AND EASTERN AREAS WILL MOVE EAST AND AWAY THROUGH THE MARITIMES TONIGHT. SOME GUSTY WEST WINDS BEHIND THE LOW MAY CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. OTHERWISE, TONIGHT WILL BE DRY AND TURNING COLDER. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER ON THURSDAY. NORTHERN AREAS WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY. DOWNEAST AREAS WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SOME HIGH CLOUDS ALONG A WEAK TROUGH AND LOW PRESSURE PASSING WELL SOUTH OF THE REGION.
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&& .SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. GENERALLY EXPECT PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES DOWNEAST. CLOUD COVER WILL DECREASE FRIDAY. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FRIDAY/SATURDAY.
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&& .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT WITH PARTLY CLOUDY/MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. EXPECT INCREASING CLOUDS SUNDAY...WITH SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY ARE STILL UNCERTAIN. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION LATER MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. UNCERTAINTY THEN EXISTS WEDNESDAY REGARDING WHETHER HIGH PRESSURE IS ABLE TO REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION AND KEEP LOW PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH OR WHETHER THE LOW IS ABLE TO TRACK CLOSE ENOUGH TO BRING ANOTHER CHANCE OF SNOW. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
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&& .AVIATION /21Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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NEAR TERM: CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE TO VFR TONIGHT AND REMAIN VFR ACROSS THE AREA ON THURSDAY. SHORT TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. IFR/LIFR CONDITIONS ARE THEN EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY...WITH MVFR CONDITIONS LATER MONDAY.
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&& .MARINE...
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NEAR TERM: AN SCA WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR WEST WINDS GUSTING UP TO 25 KT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY FOR MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY IS IN EFFECT LATER TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SHORT TERM: CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY IS EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
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&& .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM EST THURSDAY FOR ANZ050>052. FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EST THURSDAY 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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