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FXUS61 KGYX 280219
AFDGYX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
919 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LINGER OVER NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST FRIDAY
NIGHT AND WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE ON SATURDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT
NORTH THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE WEST SUNDAY AND WILL CROSS THE REGION SUNDAY
NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD IN FROM THE WEST MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/...
915 PM UPDATE: BACKED OFF ON TIMING OF HIGHER POPS ACROSS THE FA
FOR THE REST OF THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY OVER SRN AREAS. THE
AREA OF LGT SNOW STILL REMAINS JUST S AND W OF THE FA AND SHOULD
BEGIN PUSHING INTO SRN AREAS OF NH AROUND MIDNIGHT AND THEN
POINTS FURTHER N WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL ACCUMS REMAIN IN
TACT AND NO OTHER CHANGES ATTM.  

PREV DISCUSSION:
BELOW NORMAL - - VERY COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED OVERNIGHT IN AREA
WHERE NO POWER OR HEAT CONTINUES FOR MANY RESIDENTS.

WEAK SHORT WAVE ROTATING THROUGH THE UPPER TROUGH...INCOMBINATION
WITH A DEVELOPING INVERTED TROUGH EXTENDING NORTHWESTWARD FROM A
DEVELOPING OFFSHORE SYSTEM WILL LIKLEY ROTATE SNOW SHOWERS INTO
THE REGION TONIGHT. RADAR TRENDS ARE RELATIVELY IMPRESSIVE THIS
AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WEAK FEATURE.

PRECIP SHOULD ARRIVE THIS EVENING AS LOW CLOUDS HAVE ALREADY
RETURNED AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM. FAR SOUTHEAST NH AND PORTIONS OF
COASTAL YORK COUNTY MAINE MAY PICK UP A DUSTING TO TWO INCHES OF
SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM. THE SNOW SHOULD BE DRY...LIGHT AND POWDERY
COMPARED TO THE HEAVY WET CONDITIONS OF LAST NIGHT. WITH
RELATIVELY HIGH SNOW RATIOS...THIS BAND OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL NEED
TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY FOR THE LOW POSSIBILITY OF LOCALIZED
HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE WIDESPREAD TEENS FOR OVERNIGHT LOWS. THIS IS
WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
SNOW SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE OVER THE SAME REGION FRIDAY
MORNING...BEFORE ANOTHER SHORT WAVE TROUGH SLOWLY EXITS THE
REGION.

AFTER DAYTIME HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S...VERY
COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT. WITH LIGHT
WINDS AND RADIATIONAL COOLING...TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET INTO THE
SINGLE NUMBERS IN MOST AREAS AWAY FROM THE COAST.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CREST OVER THE REGION EARLY SATURDAY AND WILL 
THEN SHIFT OFFSHORE. OVER-RUNNING PATTERN SETTING UP TO THE WEST 
WILL BRING VARIABLE HIGH CLOUDS INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL 
REMAIN WELL BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS RANGING THROUGH THE 20S NORTH
AND UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S SOUTH.

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND 
SUNDAY. INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW WILL BRING OCEAN STRATUS IN
OVERNIGHT. MAY SEE SOME SPOTTY SNOW SHOWERS...ESPECIALLY IN
NORTHERN ZONES...BUT LITTLE IF ANY ACCUMULATIONS. SUNDAY LOOKING
RATHER DREARY BUT MILDER AS THE WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH OF THE
REGION. HIGH TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S
NORTH AND LOWER TO MID 40S SOUTH.

COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT WITH A FEW WIDELY 
SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S.

COLD FRONT PUSHES OFFSHORE EARLY MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY 
BUILD IN FROM THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. UPPER TROUGH SWINGING IN
FROM THE WEST WILL KEEP VARIABLE CLOUDS IN THE FORECAST. HIGH
TEMPS WILL RANGE THROUGH THE 40S IN MOST LOCATIONS.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD IN FROM THE WEST MONDAY NIGHT 
AND TUESDAY. VARIABLE CLOUDS MONDAY NIGHT WILL GIVE WAY TO MOSTLY
SUNNY SKIES ON TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS OVER THE REGION.
DESPITE THE SUN HIGHS WILL AGAIN TOP OUT BELOW NORMAL WITH 20S IN
THE NORTH AND UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S SOUTH.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE TUESDAY NIGHT AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THIS WILL BRINGING INCREASING CLOUDS
AFTER MIDNIGHT AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS TOWARD DAYBREAK IN
WESTERN ZONES. FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY
ACCOMPANIED BY SNOW SHOWERS IN THE NORTH AND RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE SOUTH.

&&

.AVIATION /02Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
SHORT TERM...LOCALLY IFR CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP OVER SOUTHEAST NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND EXTREME SOUTHWEST MAINE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING IN
SNOW SHOWERS.  OTHERWISE VFR CONDITIONS.

LONG TERM...VFR SATURDAY. MVFR/IFR CEILINGS DEVELOPING SATURDAY
NIGHT AND PERSISTING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. VFR MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SHORT TERM...SCAS NOW IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT FOR SEAS ONLY.

LONG TERM...SCA'S LIKELY SUNDAY.

&&

.GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
NH...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS UNTIL 6 AM EST FRIDAY 
     FOR ANZ150-152-154.

&&

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