Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 201005 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 605 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014 .SYNOPSIS... 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. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... 600 AM...MINOR ESTF UPDATE TO REFLECT THE CURRENT MESONET. PREV DISC... 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. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/... 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. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/... 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. && .AVIATION /10Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... SHORT TERM...VFR EXCEPT FOR NOCTURNAL FOG AT LEBANON AND WHITEFIELD. LONG TERM...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED EXCEPT FOR MORNING FOG IN FAVORED AREAS. && .MARINE... SHORT TERM... LONG TERM... SHORT TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT THRESHOLD. LONG TERM...WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW SMALL CRAFT CRITERIA. && .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ ES

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