Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FXUS61 KCAR 011908
AFDCAR

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
308 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT AND WILL MOVE EAST OF NEW ENGLAND SATURDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND MAY STALL OUT ACROSS
DOWN EAST MAINE SUNDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK TO OUR NORTH TONIGHT. AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING WITH A FEW SHOWERS
EXPECTED. ALTHOUGH SHOWERS WILL BE ENDING PLENTY OF LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WILL LINGER INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WITH PLENTY OF
CLOUDS AND AREAS OF FOG ALONG THE COAST. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE
BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AS A FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA WITH
DRIER AIR AND PARTIAL CLEARING TOWARD MORNING. LOWS TONIGHT WILL
GENERALLY BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. THURSDAY WILL FEATURE
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AS HIGH PRESSURE STARTS TO BUILD IN
FROM THE WEST. HIGHS ON THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION.

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/...
DRY AND WARM HEADING INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  HIGH PRES SLIDES
SOUTH OF THE REGION FRI MAKING FOR A NICE DAY. A WEAK UPPER TROUGH
WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A BIT MORE CLOUD COVER IN THE NORTH...BUT EVEN
ACROSS THE CROWN OF MAINE IT SHOULD BE A P/SUNNY DAY.  MOSTLY SUNNY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED DOWN EAST.  HIGHS WILL MOSTLY BE IN THE M/U 70S
INLAND...BUT A WEAK ONSHORE FLOW/SEABREEZE WILL LIKELY DEVELOP
ALONG THE COAST KEEPING TEMPS COOLER AT THE SHORELINE. HIGH PRES
MOVES EAST ON THE 4TH AS A COLD FRONT BEGINS TO APPROACH FROM THE
NW LATE IN THE DAY. A LATE DAY OR EVENING SHOWER IS POSSIBLE
ACROSS NW AREAS...BUT OTHERWISE IT WILL BE DRY WITH CONTINUED WARM
TEMPS THAT MAY TOP 80 DEGREES ACROSS PARTS OF INTERIOR DOWN EAST
MAINE.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
A COLD FRONT SLOWLY PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA SAT NIGHT AND MAY
STALL OUT ACROSS DOWNEAST MAINE SUN. THE BEST CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WILL LIKELY BE DURING THE DAY SUN ACROSS DOWN EAST AREAS. THE
FRONT DOES NOT HAVE MUCH MOISTURE TO WORK WITH AND THE SHOWERS
WILL LIKELY BE SCATTERED. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE
SUN AFTERNOON DOWN EAST. HIGH PRES BUILDS BACK ACROSS THE REGION
MON AND TUE WITH DRY AND WARM WEATHER. THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE REGION WED WITH THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
NEAR TERM: CONDITIONS WILL RANGE FROM MVFR/VFR AT THE NORTHERN TAF
SITES TO AS LOW AS IFR/LIFR IN LOW CIGS AND AREAS OF FOG AT KBGR
AND KBHB.

VFR THURSDAY.

SHORT TERM: VFR EXPECTED THU NIGHT THROUGH SAT EVE. CONDITIONS
MAY LOWER TO MVFR AT TIMES LATER SAT NIGHT INTO SUN IN SHOWERS.
VFR MON.

&&

.MARINE...

NEAR TERM: WINDS/SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW SCA LEVELS THROUGH
THURSDAY. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED BELOW 1 NM AT TIMES IN AREAS
OF FOG THIS EVENING ALONG WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AN ISOLATED
TSTM.

SHORT TERM: NO HEADLINES ARE EXPECTED THU NIGHT THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

&&

.CLIMATE...THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR ENDED AS THE COLDEST ON
RECORD AT BANGOR AND TIED FOR THE 7TH COLDEST AT CARIBOU. JUNE
WAS A COOL MONTH AND RANKED AS THE 5TH COOLEST ON RECORD AT BANGOR
AND 12TH COOLEST AT CARIBOU.

&&

.CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$

NEAR TERM...DUDA
SHORT TERM...CB
LONG TERM...CB
AVIATION...DUDA/CB
MARINE...DUDA/CB
CLIMATE...CB



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