Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 061142 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 742 AM EDT SUN JUL 6 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE AND A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION LATE MONDAY. THE FRONT WILL STALL OVER THE AREA INTO MIDWEEK BEFORE A STRONGER COLD FRONT LOOKS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION SOMETIME WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... 600 AM...MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO 1ST PERIOD GRIDS TO REFLECT THE SATELLITE TRENDS AS WELL AS THE 09Z MESONET. PREV DISC... AT 06Z...989 MILLIBAR LOW WAS OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES WITH A 1024 MILLIBAR HIGH OVER WESTERN VIRGINIA. GOES WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWED AN IMPULSE OVER QUEBEC DIVING EAST-SOUTHEAST AROUND THE BIG LOW OVER THE MARITIMES. THIS SHORTWAVE HAVE AN ASSOCIATED AREA OF HIGH AND BROKEN MID CLOUD ALONG WITH A FEW ECHOES ON RADAR MOSAIC. THE IMPULSE RACES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THIS MORNING WITH SOME BROKEN CLOUDS AND SCATTERED SPRINKLES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. OTHERWISE...A PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY DAY WITH HIGHS ACROSS THE MID COAST AND MOUNTAINS IN THE 70S WITH LOWER 80S ELSEWHERE. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/...
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PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT WITH PATCHY LATE NIGHT VALLEY FOG AS SURFACE WINDS DECOUPLE ACROSS THE INTERIOR. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE MAINLY IN THE 50S. A STRENGTHENING SOUTHERLY FLOW ON MONDAY WILL INTRODUCE WARMER AND MORE HUMID AIR INTO THE REGION WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S. AN APPROACHING SHORTWAVE AND COLD FRONT COUPLED WITH SURFACE HEATING WITH RESULT IN AN INCREASING CHANCE FOR CONVECTION AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG...ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE BY EVENING AS CAPES APPROACH 1500 J/KG.
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&& .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... A SHORT WAVE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT AND WILL PUSH A WEAK COLD FRONT INTO THE AREA AS WELL. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PROBABLY BE ONGOING AT THE START OF THE PERIOD MONDAY EVENING...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH BY LATE EVENING WITH THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING. WEAK TROUGHING WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TUESDAY. THIS COULD RESULT IN WIDELY SCT SHOWER AND TSTM ACTIVITY...BUT COVERAGE LOOKS TO REMAIN QUITE LIMITED. WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS PERSIST. A SHORT WAVE TROUGH DOES MOVE JUST TO OUR NORTHWEST TUESDAY NIGHT...AND THIS MAY SPARK MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE INTERIOR. THEREAFTER...FROM WED THROUGH SAT...MODEL DIFFER IN TIMING OF SHORT WAVE TROUGH PASSAGES AND THEREFORE DIFFER ON CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION EACH DAY. SO...WE CAN/T RULE OUT WIDELY SCT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. HOWEVER...THERE SEEMS TO BE A GENERAL CONSENSUS THAT HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN LATE THURSDAY AND ESPECIALLY FRIDAY. && .AVIATION /10Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... SHORT TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/...VFR...WITH BRIEF LCL MVFR POSSIBLE MON AM IN VALLEY FOG. SCT MVFR MON PM IN THUNDERSTORMS. LONG TERM...OTHER THAN LOCAL IFR CONDITIONS IN WDLY SCT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MOSTLY VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED INTO MIDWEEK. && .MARINE...
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SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH MONDAY/...UPDATED TO ADD OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT OVER THE OUTER WATERS. NOT EXPECTING GUSTS TO BE FREQUENT ENOUGH FOR AN SCA...BUT IT WILL BE CLOSE. WINDS AND SEAS STAY JUST BELOW SCA LEVELS TNGT BUT MAY REACH SCA LEVELS ON MONDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FNT. LONG TERM...SCA CONDITIONS WILL PROBABLY PERSIST MON AND TUE WITH A GRADUAL REDUCTION IN SEAS THEREAFTER.
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$

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