Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 271431 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 1031 AM EDT MON OCT 27 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TODAY AND TONIGHT AND CREST OVER THE REGION EARLY TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK NORTH OF THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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1030 AM UPDATE...THE SHOWERS CONTINUE TO MOVE SE ACROSS CENTRAL MAINE TOWARDS THE DOWNEAST COAST. MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO HRLY TEMPS...AND SKYCON...OTHERWISE PREVIOUS FORECAST ON TRACK. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE AWAY THROUGH THE MARITIMES TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE PUSHES IN FROM THE WEST. THIS WILL BRING GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. A LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW SHOWER MAY BE ACROSS NORTHERN SPOTS EARLY THIS MORNING. OTHERWISE, SKIES WILL CLEAR DOWNEAST AND BECOME PARTLY SUNNY OVER THE NORTH. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT AS A THIN RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE AREA. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR EARLY THIS EVENING THEN HIGH CLOUDS MAY BEGIN TO INCREASE LATE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING WARM FRONT.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL PASS QUICKLY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND ON TUESDAY FOR SLIGHTLY MILDER WEATHER. CLOUDS WILL QUICKLY INCREASE WHEN THE RIDGE AXIS MOVES OFFSHORE. A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE STATE ON WEDNESDAY. EXPECT LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF QPF WITH THIS FRONTAL PASSAGE. THE AIRMASS DIRECTLY BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BE QUITE MILD WITH HIGH TEMPS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S ACROSS EASTERN MAINE. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... MUCH COLDER AIR PUSHES INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE THIS WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND 10 DEGREES BELOW CLIMO. A VERTICALLY STACKED UPPER LOW DEEPENS OVER THE NORTHEAST U.S. THIS WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A MULTIPLE PRECIPITATION EVENT...ALTHOUGH ANY SNOWFALL WOULD BE WET WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. THE COLDEST AIRMASS SINCE MARCH IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK. && .AVIATION /15Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... NEAR TERM: CONDITIONS WILL BECOME VFR TODAY AND REMAIN VFR ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. SHORT TERM: MVFR CIGS MAY BE POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY IN LOW CLOUDS AND SHOWERS AS A COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE TAF SITES. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: AN SCA WILL BE UP TODAY FOR NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING UP TO 30 KT. THE SCA WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER. SHORT TERM: AN SCA MAY BE NEEDED ON WEDNESDAY WITH SEAS APPROACHING FIVE FEET. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 3 AM EDT TUESDAY FOR ANZ050>052. && $$ NEAR TERM...BLOOMER/NORTON SHORT TERM...OKULSKI LONG TERM...OKULSKI AVIATION...BLOOMER/NORTON/OKULSKI MARINE...BLOOMER/NORTON/OKULSKI

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