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FXUS61 KGYX 040637
AFDGYX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
237 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH FROM CANADA FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY AND THEN MOVE OFFSHORE SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS HIGH WILL
PROVIDE THE REGION A RESPITE IN THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY AT LEAST FOR
A LITTLE WHILE. HOWEVER...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL RETURN SUNDAY
AS THE HIGH ANCHORS OFF THE COAST. JULY-LIKE WEATHER IS EXPECTED
MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE
AREA THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTHWARD INTO MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE
TODAY PROVIDING THE REGION WITH COOLER AND DRIER WEATHER THAN WHAT
WE EXPERIENCED THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. ANY EARLY MORNING CLOUDS
AND ISOLATED SHOWERS SHOULD COME TO AN END BY 12Z THIS MORNING.
THEREAFTER...PLENTY OF SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S
ALONG WITH DRY DEWPOINT VALUES.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PARK OVERHEAD TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. GOOD
RADIATIONAL COOLING CONDITIONS WILL BE PRESENT TONIGHT AND RESULT
IN LOWS IN THE 40S AT LOCATIONS THAT NORMALLY RADIATE WELL. THIS
WILL ALSO RESULT IN LOCALLY DENSE VALLEY FOG. SUNNY SKIES WILL BE
THE RULE ON SATURDAY ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND 80 AT MOST
LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
THE MODELS ARE IN GENERAL AGREEMENT ON THE LONG WAVE PATTERN
WELL INTO NEXT WEEK. RIDGING SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL PROVIDE THE
FORECAST AREA WITH SUMMERTIME HEAT AND HUMIDITY THROUGH MID
WEEK...BEFORE A SHORTWAVE IMPULSE DRIVES A STRONG COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY. COOLER AND DRIER AIR WILL GRADUALLY
FILTER INTO THE AREA DURING FRIDAY AND THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION /07Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
SHORT TERM...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
HOWEVER...LOCAL IFR CONDITIONS IN RIVER VALLEY FOG WILL OCCUR IN
RIVER VALLEYS LATE AT NIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING.

LONG TERM...

MON AM...LCL IFR PSBL IN VALLEY STRATUS AND FOG. 

TUE AM...LCL IFR PSBL IN VALLEY STRATUS AND FOG.

&&

.MARINE...
SHORT TERM...SCA FOR THE OCEAN WATERS FOR GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AND
SEAS BUILDING TO AROUND 5 FT THIS MORNING. THESE WILL DIMINISH
AFTER MID MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO CREST OVER THE
REGION. NO FLAGS ARE ANTICIPATED TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
 
LONG TERM...

SUN...WINDS AND SEAS COULD APPROACH SMALL CRAFT OUTSIDE THE BAYS.

MON - TUE...SMALL CRAFT WINDS AND SEAS ARE POSSIBLE. 

&&

.GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ME...NONE.
NH...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR ANZ152-
     154.
     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR ANZ150.

&&

$$

NEAR TERM...EKSTER
SHORT TERM...EKSTER
LONG TERM...SCHWIBS



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