Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 221103 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 703 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014 .SYNOPSIS... LOW PRESSURE WILL CONSOLIDATE IN THE MARITIMES AND MOVE AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST TODAY WHILE PULLING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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A BAND OF RAIN IN WESTERN AREAS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH EASTERN AREAS DURING THE MID MORNING HOURS TODAY. THIS AFTERNOON WILL THEN BE BREEZY WITH ONLY SPOTTY SHOWERS ACROSS THE NORTH AND DRYING DOWNEAST. THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY WAS LIFTED AS A SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZE IS PICKING UP AND CLEARING THE FOG. THE SUBTROPICAL LOW TO OUR EAST WILL QUICKLY LIFT NORTHEAST AND AWAY EARLY THIS MORNING. LOW PRESSURE IN THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY WILL LIFT NORTH TODAY PULLING A COLD FRONT INTO THE AREA. HUMID AIR HAS RESULTED IN SOME DENSE FOG ACROSS EASTERN AREAS EARLY THIS MORNING. FOG IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER THIS MORNING AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE. A BAND OF SHOWERS WILL CROSS THE NORTH AROUND MID MORNING IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THE MIDDAY WILL THEN BE WINDY AND MILD BEHIND THE FRONT. COOLER AND DRIER AIR WILL THEN FILTER INTO THE AREA LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. SKIES WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER THE NORTH AND MOSTLY SUNNY DOWNEAST THIS AFTERNOON. TONIGHT WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY AND CHILLY AS THE GRADIENT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE WELL TO THE NORTHEAST AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION CONTINUES TO PUSH COOL AIR INTO THE AREA. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR DOWNEAST. SOME MOISTURE POOLED IN THE UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING PARTIAL CLOUDINESS ACROSS THE NORTH.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY WITH PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS...WITH PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES DOWNEAST. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH PARTLY CLOUDY/MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES NORTH AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES DOWNEAST. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL LEVELS TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH GENERALLY PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES NORTH AND PARTLY CLOUDY/MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES DOWNEAST. A COLD FRONT COULD BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA SUNDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. && .AVIATION /11Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... NEAR TERM: IFR/LIFR CONDITIONS EARLY THIS MORNING WILL IMPROVE TO MVFR LATE THIS MORNING THEN VFR THIS AFTERNOON. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. GUSTY WINDS TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH COLD ADVECTION MAY RESULT IN TURBULENCE. SHORT TERM: OCCASIONAL MVFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTH AND MOUNTAINS TUESDAY. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: FOG WILL DISSIPATE EARLY THIS MORNING AS WINDS QUICKLY INCREASE BEHIND DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE. AN SCA WILL BE UP TODAY INTO TONIGHT FOR WINDS GUSTING OVER 25 KT AND SEAS OVER 5 FT. SHORT TERM: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS COULD PERSIST EARLY TUESDAY. CONDITIONS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 AM EDT TUESDAY 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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