Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 210649 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 249 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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A WEAKENING DISTURBANCE FROM THE GREAT LAKES WILL PROVIDE THE CHANCE FOR A FEW SHOWERS OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF OUR AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. OTHERWISE...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL ANCHOR OVER MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE OVER THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH A GRADUAL WARMING TREND.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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RADAR CONTINUED TO SHOW AN AREA OF SHOWERS ACROSS WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. THE BLOCK IN PLACE AND HIGH PRESSURE DRAPED ACROSS THE AREA WILL LIMIT THE EASTWARD PROGRESS OF THE PRECIPITATION INTO OUR FORECAST AREA. I`VE CONFINED THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS TO NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE AREA FOR TODAY. THE CLOUDS...SHOWERS...AND AN ONSHORE FLOW WILL LIMIT HIGH TEMPERATURES TO THE 70S...WITH SOME UPPER 60S ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM FRIDAY/...
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FOR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...LITTLE CHANGE TO THE SENSIBLE WEATHER WITH THE BEST CHANCE FOR SHOWERS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTHERN SECTIONS IN CLOSEST PROXIMITY TO THE WEAK DISTURBANCE. OTHERWISE...ONSHORE FLOW AND CLOUDS WILL LIMIT HIGH TEMPERATURES TO THE UPPER 60S AND LOWER 70S.
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&& .LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD AS A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE DOMINATES THE WEATHER ACROSS MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. THE BUILDING RIDGE SHOULD LEAD TO SKIES BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY SATURDAY WITH CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WILL BE MID TO LATE WEEK NEXT WEEK. A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BE APPROACHING FROM THE WEST BY MID WEEK. IN ADDITION...GFS AND ECMWF MODELS ARE INDICATING THAT A TROPICAL SYSTEM COULD BE MOVING UP THE EAST COAST MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK...HOWEVER STILL CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY AT THAT TIME RANGE.
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&& .AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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SHORT TERM...MAINLY VFR THROUGH FRI...EXCEPT FOR VLY FOG AT KHIE/KLEB...AND PERHAPS A BRIEF PERIOD AROUND SUNRISE AT KCON/KAUG. LONG TERM...MOSTLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH MORNING FOG IN FAVORED LOCATIONS.
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&& .MARINE... SHORT TERM...WINDS AND SEAS TO REMAIN WELL BELOW SMALL CRAFT LEVELS. LONG TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT CRITERIA. && .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ SCHWIBS/JENSENIUS

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