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FXUS61 KBOX 111808  
AFDBOX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
208 PM EDT WED JUL 11 2018  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH OF THE COAST TODAY. HURRICANE  
CHRIS WILL PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET. HIGH PRESSURE WILL  
BUILD OVER THE REGION THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, RESULTING IN MAINLY  
DRY WEATHER ALONG WITH SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES AND COMFORTABLE  
HUMIDITY. A RETURN TO HOT WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEKEND  
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. WHILE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS CANNOT BE RULED  
OUT THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, DRY WEATHER LOOKS TO  
DOMINATE THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME.  
 

 
   
NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/
 
 
A COUPLE OF SHOWERS/TSTMS FORMING OVER PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND  
MOVING OFFSHORE NORTH OF PROVINCETOWN/RACE POINT. EXPECT THESE  
TO AFFECT PARTS OF THE CAPE AND SOUTH SHORE WATERS THROUGH  
MIDDAY. TOTALS ARE AROUND 50, BUT THIS IS FORECAST TO SHRINK  
SOUTHWEST TO THE RI/MASS SOUTH COAST BY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
 
UPPER SHORTWAVE AND A -12C COLD POOL MOVE OVER SOUTHERN NEW  
ENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL MAINTAIN THE POTENTIAL FOR  
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER CT AND WESTERN/CENTRAL MASS DURING  
THE AFTERNOON.  
 
NORTHEAST WIND IS MAINTAINING AN INVERSION BELOW 900 MB WITH  
MIXING NEAR THE SURFACE. SURFACE MIXING TEMPS SUPPORT MID 70S  
NEAR THE SHORE WHILE INTERIOR MIXING TEMPS SUPPORT LOW TO MID  
80S. THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE EXISTING FORECAST.  
 
ASIDE FROM ADJUSTING POPS OVER SE MASS FOR WIDELY SCATTERED  
TSTMS MIDDAY, NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE FORECAST AT THIS  
TIME.  
 
HURRICANE CHRIS PASSES OVER 300 MILES SE OF ACK LATER TODAY WITH  
ONLY IMPACT BEING INCREASED SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK FOR SOUTH  
COASTAL BEACHES. HOWEVER, SURF IS EXPECTED TO FALL A BIT SHORT  
OF HIGH SURF ADVISORY CRITERIA.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/
 
 
TONIGHT...  
QUIET NIGHT TONIGHT WITH CLEARING SKIES AND DIMINISHING WIND.  
DECENT RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL RESULT IN LOW TEMPS DROPPING  
INTO THE 50S REGION WIDE, EXCEPT LOWER 60S FOR BOSTON.  
 
THURSDAY...  
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE IN CONTROL WILL BRING SUNSHINE AND LIGHT  
WINDS WHICH WILL PROMOTE COASTAL SEA BREEZES DEVELOPING. TEMPS  
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS MOSTLY UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S,  
A BIT COOLER CAPE/ISLANDS.  
 

 
   
LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/
 
 
OVERVIEW...  
 
MODEL GUIDANCE THIS MORNING SHOWS GOOD OVERALL AGREEMENT ON THE  
EVOLUTION OF THE SYNOPTIC PATTERN THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY. POTENT HIGH  
PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CONUS WILL LEAD TO SLIGHT  
HEIGHT FALLS OVER NEW ENGLAND. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT  
LAKES ON FRIDAY BUT BECOME MORE DIFFUSED WITH TIME AS IT MOVES  
TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST DURING THE WEEKEND. MEANWHILE, A POTENT UPPER  
LEVEL LOW WILL MOVE INTO ALBERTA RESULTING IN HEIGHTS RISING OVER  
THE NORTHEAST EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS LOW WILL PUSH A FRONT TOWARDS  
THE REGION BY MID-WEEK.  
 
DETAILS...  
 
TEMPERATURES...  
 
SEASONABLE CONDITIONS TO START AS WEAK FRONT SLOWLY SWINGS THROUGH  
THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE INTO THE MID 80S ACROSS THE CT  
RIVER VALLEY TO MID 70S FOR THE MA EAST COAST THANKS TO ONSHORE SEA  
BREEZES. RISING HEIGHTS AND WAA ON SUNDAY AND HEAD OF APPROACHING  
FRONT ON WED WILL HELP INCREASE TEMPS TO ABOVE AVERAGE. ANOTHER  
ROUND OF 90 DEGREES IS POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF THE REGION.  
CONDITIONS WILL ALSO TURN MUGGIER NEXT WEEK UNTIL MID-WEEK FRONTAL  
PASSAGE.  
 
PRECIPITATION...  
 
MAINLY DRY WEATHER FOR THE END OF THE WEEK, INTO THE WEEKEND AS  
APPROACHING FRONTAL SYSTEM WEAKENS. STILL CANNOT RULE OUT AN ISO  
SHOWER. POP-UP SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON MON AND TUESDAY  
IN THE WARM, MOIST AIRMASS. BUT THESE WILL BE MAINLY AIRMASS TYPE  
STORMS. BEST CHANCE FOR SOME MEASURABLE PRECIP APPEARS TO BE MID-  
NEXT WEEK PER LATEST ENSEMBLE GUIDANCE.  
 

 
   
AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
 
 
FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS...  
 
LOW - LESS THAN 30 PERCENT.  
MODERATE - 30 TO 60 PERCENT.  
HIGH - GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT.  
 
SHORT TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...HIGH CONFIDENCE.  
 
VFR CIGS. WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS ALSO POSSIBLE IN NORTHERN CT  
AND CENTRAL/WESTERN MA THIS AFTERNOON. N/NE WINDS.  
 
TONIGHT...  
MAINLY VFR, BUT AREAS OF IFR/LIFR FOG POSSIBLE OVER ACK AND  
PARTS OF OUTER CAPE COD.  
 
THURSDAY...VFR. SEA BREEZES LIKELY.  
 
THURSDAY NIGHT...VFR.  
 
KBOS TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN TAF.  
 
KBDL TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN TAF.  
 
OUTLOOK /FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...  
 
FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT: VFR.  
 
SATURDAY: VFR. SLIGHT CHANCE SHRA, ISOLATED TSRA.  
 
SATURDAY NIGHT: VFR. SLIGHT CHANCE SHRA.  
 
SUNDAY: VFR. SLIGHT CHANCE SHRA, ISOLATED TSRA.  
 

 
   
MARINE
 
 
FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS...  
 
LOW - LESS THAN 30 PERCENT.  
MODERATE - 30 TO 60 PERCENT.  
HIGH - GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT.  
 
SHORT TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...HIGH CONFIDENCE.  
 
NE FLOW AVERAGING 10-20 KTS TODAY INTO THIS EVENING WITH  
DIMINISHING WIND LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. WINDS BECOMING  
ONSHORE OVER NEARSHORE WATERS ON THU AS SEABREEZES DEVELOP.  
MAIN ISSUE FOR THE SOUTHERN WATERS WILL BE INCREASING LONG  
PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE CHRIS. SEAS WILL  
BUILD TO 5-7 FT LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING OVER OUTER SOUTHERN  
WATER BEFORE SUBSIDING LATE TONIGHT AND THU.  
 
OUTLOOK /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...  
 
THURSDAY NIGHT: WINDS LESS THAN 25 KT. SEAS LOCALLY APPROACHING  
5 FT.  
 
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: WINDS LESS THAN 25 KT.  
 
SATURDAY NIGHT: WINDS LESS THAN 25 KT. SEAS LOCALLY APPROACHING  
5 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
 
SUNDAY: WINDS LESS THAN 25 KT. SEAS LOCALLY APPROACHING 5 FT.  
 

 
   
TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
 
 
HIGH TIDE WILL BE ELEVATED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE  
MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.  
THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT PARTS OF THE SOUTH COAST, SUCH AS  
NANTUCKET HARBOR AND NARRAGANSETT BAY, WILL ALSO HAVE ELEVATED  
TIDES.  
 
THE JULY ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDE OCCURS LATE THIS WEEK, WITH  
HIGHEST VALUES FRIDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION TO THE ASTRONOMICAL  
TIDE, THERE WILL BE A 0.2 TO 0.4 FOOT SURGE FROM HURRICANE  
CHRIS WHICH PASSES WELL OFFSHORE. THE COMBINATION OF THESE  
ELEMENTS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING, WITH THE  
BEST CHANCE FRIDAY NIGHT.  
 
BOSTON ASTRO HIGH TIDE...  
 
12.06 FEET THURSDAY 11:22 PM  
12.25 FEET SATURDAY 12:16 AM  
12.23 FEET SUNDAY 1:11 AM  
 
NANTUCKET ASTRO HIGH TIDE...  
 
4.33 FEET FRIDAY 12:21 AM  
4.38 FEET SATURDAY 1:18 AM  
4.34 FEET SUNDAY 2:15 AM  
 
NEWPORT ASTRO HIGH TIDE...  
 
4.91 FEET THURSDAY 8:05 PM  
4.99 FEET FRIDAY 8:58 PM  
4.92 FEET SATURDAY 9:51 PM  
 

 
   
BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
CT...NONE.  
MA...NONE.  
RI...NONE.  
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY FOR ANZ254>256.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY FOR ANZ235-237.  
 

 
 

 
SYNOPSIS...KJC/DUNTEN  
NEAR TERM...WTB/KJC/DUNTEN  
SHORT TERM...KJC  
LONG TERM...DUNTEN  
AVIATION...WTB/KJC/DUNTEN  
MARINE...KJC/DUNTEN  
TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...  
 
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