Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 281349 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 949 AM 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/... 945 AM UPDATE...CURRENT RADAR/WEB CAMS/SPOTTER REPORTS SHOW A FEW SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN PENOBSCOT AND SOUTH EAST AROOSTOOK. HAVE UPDATED TO SHOW SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THIS AREA THROUGH THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS. 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. && .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 /14Z 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... IT HAS BEEN OVER TWO WEEKS SINCE SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION HAS FALLEN ACROSS OUR REGION AND FINE FUELS HAVE BECOME VERY DRY. OUR DRY WEATHER WILL PERSIST TODAY WITH A MOSTLY SUNNY SKY. DEEP MIXING AND STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL PRODUCE A GUSTY WEST NORTHWESTERLY BREEZE DURING THE MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON. THE FIRE DANGER WILL REMAIN VERY HIGH WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON. && .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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