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FXUS61 KCAR 200444
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1244 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH MID WEEK.

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.NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
1240 AM UPDATE...HAVE ADDED PATCHY VALLEY FOG TO THE FORECAST FOR
TONIGHT/EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AS TEMPERATURES ARE APPROACHING
DEW POINTS IN SOME AREAS. OTHERWISE, MADE SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO
SKY COVER TO MATCH CURRENT SATELLITE TRENDS. NO OTHER CHANGES WERE
NEEDED.

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION... SURFACE/UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. DIURNAL CLOUDS
WILL DISSIPATE THIS EVENING...LEAVING MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES
OVERNIGHT. AFTER A SUNNY MORNING...DIURNAL CLOUDS WILL DEVELOP
AGAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH PARTLY/MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ACROSS
THE FORECAST AREA. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE
MID 40S TO AROUND 50 NORTH...TO THE LOWER TO MID 50S DOWNEAST.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 70S
NORTH...TO AROUND 80 INTERIOR DOWNEAST WITH MID TO UPPER 70S ALONG
THE DOWNEAST COAST.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH A LARGE BLOCKING
HIGH SETTING UP IN EASTERN CANADA. A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS MAY POP UP
TOWARDS PISCATAQUIS COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BUT WITH
LATE SEASON SURFACE HEATING...LITTLE MOISTURE AND A LACK OF
DYNAMICS...CONFIDENCE IS NOT TOO HIGH. ON THURSDAY NIGHT...AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER HIGHS STRENGTHEN IN NORTHERN QUEBEC...A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE FROM THE NORTHEAST. THIS FEATURE WILL
INCREASE CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA WITH A FEW SPRINKLES AS MOISTURE
FROM THE GULF OF ST LAWRENCE ADVECTS INTO THE FORECAST AREA. LOWS
THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE WARMER...IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. THE
CLOUDS AND SPRINKLES WILL PERSIST INTO FRIDAY MORNING. FRIDAY WILL
BE COOLER DUE TO THE MORNING CLOUDS...A STRONGER EASTERLY FLOW
AND COOLER AIR ALOFT. FOR THE MOUNTAINS FROM THE KATAHDIN
SOUTHWEST INTO PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...CLOUDS MAY NOT BREAK UP UNTIL
LATER IN THE AFTERNOON.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE HIGH WITH ITS PLEASANT TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITY CONTINUES
SATURDAY INTO TUESDAY. SUFFICIENT H850 MOISTURE WILL EXIST FOR
MIDDAY CUMULUS FIELDS. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TUESDAY WITH
SOUTHWEST WINDS. TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD WILL RANGE FROM
HIGHS IN THE 70S TO LOWS IN THE 50S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHORT TERM: VFR OUTSIDE OF A CHANCE OF MVFR CEILINGS FOR TERMINALS
NORTH OF HUL AND GNR ON FRIDAY MORNING.

&&

.MARINE...
NEAR TERM: WINDS/SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
LEVELS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHORT TERM: NO SIGNIFICANT ISSUES EXPECTED WITH SEAS AROUND 2 FEET
AND LIGHT WINDS.

&&

.CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$
NEAR TERM...HASTINGS/NORCROSS
SHORT TERM...MCW
LONG TERM...MCW
AVIATION...HASTINGS/NORCROSS/MCW
MARINE...HASTINGS/NORCROSS/MCW






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