Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
428 PM EDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH MID WEEK.
&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
SURFACE/UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. DIURNAL CLOUDS WILL DISSIPATE THIS
EVENING...LEAVING MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVERNIGHT. AFTER A SUNNY
MORNING...DIURNAL CLOUDS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
WITH PARTLY/MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. LOW
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 40S TO AROUND 50
NORTH...TO THE LOWER TO MID 50S DOWNEAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES
WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 70S NORTH...TO AROUND 80
INTERIOR DOWNEAST WITH MID TO UPPER 70S ALONG THE DOWNEAST COAST.
&&

.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH A LARGE BLOCKING
HIGH SETTING UP IN EASTERN CANADA. A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS MAY POP UP
TOWARDS PISCATAQUIS COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BUT WITH
LATE SEASON SURFACE HEATING...LITTLE MOISTURE AND A LACK OF
DYNAMICS...CONFIDENCE IS NOT TOO HIGH. ON THURSDAY NIGHT...AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER HIGHS STRENGTHEN IN NORTHERN QUEBEC...A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE FROM THE NORTHEAST. THIS FEATURE WILL
INCREASE CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA WITH A FEW SPRINKLES AS MOISTURE
FROM THE GULF OF ST LAWRENCE ADVECTS INTO THE FORECAST AREA. LOWS
THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE WARMER...IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. THE
CLOUDS AND SPRINKLES WILL PERSIST INTO FRIDAY MORNING. FRIDAY WILL
BE COOLER DUE TO THE MORNING CLOUDS...A STRONGER EASTERLY FLOW
AND COOLER AIR ALOFT. FOR THE MOUNTAINS FROM THE KATAHDIN
SOUTHWEST INTO PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...CLOUDS MAY NOT BREAK UP UNTIL
LATER IN THE AFTERNOON.
&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE HIGH WITH ITS PLEASANT TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITY CONTINUES
SATURDAY INTO TUESDAY. SUFFICIENT H850 MOISTURE WILL EXIST FOR
MIDDAY CUMULUS FIELDS. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TUESDAY WITH
SOUTHWEST WINDS. TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD WILL RANGE FROM
HIGHS IN THE 70S TO LOWS IN THE 50S.
&&

.AVIATION /20Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHORT TERM: VFR OUTSIDE OF A CHANCE OF MVFR CEILINGS FOR TERMINALS
NORTH OF HUL AND GNR ON FRIDAY MORNING.
&&

.MARINE...
NEAR TERM: WINDS/SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
LEVELS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHORT TERM: NO SIGNIFICANT ISSUES EXPECTED WITH SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
AND LIGHT WINDS.
&&

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

$$
NEAR TERM...NORCROSS
SHORT TERM...MCW
LONG TERM...MCW
AVIATION...NORCROSS/MCW
MARINE...NORCROSS/MCW










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