Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 062010 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 310 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE ON SATURDAY. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND WILL PULL A TRAILING COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION ON SUNDAY. A SHALLOW RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY NIGHT. A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE MONDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE REGION TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD IN FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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AFTER A MOSTLY CLEAR 1ST HALF OF THE NIGHT HIGH CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY FILTER IN FROM THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOULD SEE A SLIGHT WARMER NIGHT WITH LOWS OF ZERO TO 10 BELOW NORTH AND ZERO TO 10 ABOVE SOUTH. A WEAK SHORTWAVE PASSING BY TO THE NORTH MAY PRODUCE A STRAY FLURRY TOWARD DAYBREAK ON SATURDAY IN THE FAR NORTH.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
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ANOTHER WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON SATURDAY BRINGING INCREASING CLOUDS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S NORTH TO THE LOWER 30S SOUTH. SHORTWAVE AND ASSOCIATED WEAK SURFACE LOW WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT WITH LITTLE FANFARE OTHER THAN CLOUDS AND A FEW SNOW SHOWERS. WILL SEE A MILDER NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID TEENS NORTH AND UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S SOUTH.
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&& .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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QUIET/DRY WEATHER EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE LONG TERM PERIOD. WEAK DISTURBANCES WILL BE PASSING THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY AND MONDAY AND COULD LEAD TO A FLURRY OR TWO, MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS. A MINOR SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE REGION TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. MODELS IN GOOD AGREEMENT THAT PRECIP WILL REMAIN SOUTH OF AREA. SOME MODERATION IN TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, BUT A COLD FRONT CROSSING THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL BRING A RETURN TO CHILLY TEMPERATURES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION FROM CENTRAL CANADA.
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&& .AVIATION /19Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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SHORT TERM...VFR TONIGHT. AREAS OF MVFR CEILINGS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. LONG TERM...MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED.
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&& .MARINE...
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SHORT TERM...NO FLAGS. LONG TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SCA CRITERIA THROUGH MONDAY. SEAS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE PASSES SOUTH OF AREA. SEAS WILL SUBSIDE LATE IN THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO REGION.
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$

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