Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 200649 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 249 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN DRAPED ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A WEAK DISTURBANCE FROM THE GREAT LAKES WILL WASHOUT AS IT APPROACHES FROM THE GREAT LAKES ON THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL ANCHOR OVER MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE OVER THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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OUTSIDE OF SOME PATCHY VALLEY FOG AND STRATUS THIS MORNING...A MOSTLY SUNNY DAY UNDER SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE. HIGHS WILL BE NEAR 80...BUT A FEW DEGREES COOLER ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST WHERE THE LIGHT SYNOPTIC FLOW WILL TURN ONSHORE.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/...
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A CLEAR START THEN A FEW CLOUDS LATE AHEAD OF THE GREAT LAKES DISTURBANCE. ONCE AGAIN...THERE SHOULD BE SOME PATCHY VALLEY FOG AND STRATUS. A COOLER DAY ON THURSDAY WITH MORE CLOUDS AND AN ONSHORE BREEZE. WESTERN AND NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA COULD SEE A BRIEF SHOWER ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEAKENING GREAT LAKES SYSTEM.
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&& .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN SOUTHWEST OF AREA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A SERIES OF WAVES MOVE ALONG THE FRONT. THIS WILL BRING MORE CLOUDS INTO THE REGION FOR THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. A STRENGTHENING SURFACE RIDGE OVER MAINE WILL GRADUALLY PUSH FRONTAL BOUNDARY SOUTHWEST LEADING TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES OVER THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH PLEASANT TEMPERATURES. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION MID WEEK NEXT WEEK. NEW HAMPSHIRE COULD SEE A SHOWER THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY....OTHERWISE DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
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&& .AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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SHORT TERM...VFR EXCEPT FOR NOCTURNAL FOG AT LEBANON AND WHITEFIELD. LONG TERM...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED EXCEPT FOR MORNING FOG IN FAVORED AREAS.
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&& .MARINE...
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SHORT TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT THRESHOLD. LONG TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT CRITERIA.
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ SCHWIBS/JENSENIUS

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