Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 130111 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 910 PM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST ACROSS NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND EXITS OFFSHORE SATURDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK IN SUNDAY AND MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AROUND TUESDAY AS A COLD FRONT WORKS ACROSS THE REGION. COOLER HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR THE LATTER PART OF NEXT WEEK. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/...
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9 PM UPDATE...NO CHANGES TO THE FORECAST. THERE/S A DECENT AURORA OUT THERE FROM TIME TO TIME...AND SKIES SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE FAVORABLE FOR VIEWING OVERNIGHT. PREVIOUSLY... CLEAR AND COOL EVENING IN STORE AS RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL INTO THE UPPER 30S OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND 40S ELSEWHERE. LOW CLOUDS OVER THE FAR NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOULD DIMINISH TOWARD SUNSET. THE CLEAR SKIES SHOULD PROVIDE A PERFECT EVENING FOR WATCHING ANY AURORAL ACTIVITY.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... LOOK FOR INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY AS A WEAK FRONT APPROACHES. THE SYSTEM DOES NOT LOOK VERY ORGANIZED AND SHOULD ONLY PRODUCE SOME SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AS IT MOVES THOUGH. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... BROAD SLIGHTLY CYCLONIC FLOW AT 500 MB WILL PERSIST SUNDAY THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK AS LARGE SCALE CLOSED LOWS CIRCLE AROUND EACH OTHER OVER NRN HUDSON BAY. THIS WILL KEEP THINGS GENERALLY ON THE COOL SIDE OF NORMAL. WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL BE WEAK AND FAST MOVING...WITH THE MOST NOTABLE OCCURRING TUE-WED AS SERIES OF TROUGHS ROTATES AROUND THE CLOSE LOW WELL TO THE N. THIS WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION TUE...AND BRING A THREAT OF SHRA...ALTHOUGH QPF IS LIGHT. TEMPS SUN THROUGH TUE SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY BLO NORMAL TO NORMAL. A SECONDARY TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS NRN NEW ENGLAND ON WED WHICH LOOKS TO BE MOISTURE STARVED. THE END OF THE WEEK WILL FEATURE ANOTHER ROUND OF COOLER TEMPS. MODELS CURRENTLY SUGGESTING A WARM UP NEXT WEEKEND. && .AVIATION /19Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... SHORT TERM...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH PERHAPS SOME PATCHY FOG IN FAVORED AREAS. CEILINGS WILL DROP TO MVFR LEVEL TOMORROW AFTERNOON AS A WEAK FRONT APPROACHES. MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR A TIME SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS SHOWERS MOVE THROUGH. LONG TERM... MAINLY VFR WITH POTENTIAL FOR LATE NIGHT VALLEY FOG EACH NIGHT. A CHC OF SHWRS TUE MAY LOWER CIGS TO MVFR AT TIMES. && .MARINE... SHORT TERM...NO FLAGS EXPECTED. LONG TERM... CONDITIONS TO REMAIN BELOW SCA CONDITIONS THRU TUE. COULD SEAS PUSH THE 5 FT MARK LATE TUE INTO WED WITH PERSISTENT S FETCH. && .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM UPDATE...MLE NEAR TERM...POHL SHORT TERM...POHL LONG TERM...CEMPA AVIATION...CEMPA/POHL MARINE...CEMPA/POHL

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