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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Gray - Portland, ME (GYX)

                            
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Gray ME
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

COASTAL WATERS FROM STONINGTON ME TO MERRIMACK RIVER MA OUT TO 25 NM

ANZ100-161630-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

.Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... 
Expect southwest flow to continue across the Gulf of Maine tonight. 
A cold front will move in from the northwest on Friday with a 
northwesterly wind behind it, likely strong and gusty Friday night. 
High pressure builds east out of the Great Lakes and crests over the 
Gulf of Maine on Saturday. Low pressure tracks south of Cape Cod 
Saturday night into Sunday.

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ANZ154-161630-
Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out
25 NM-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt. Gusts up to
25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to
25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely in the morning.
Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray
after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S 5 to
10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft in the morning, then 1 foot
or less. Light freezing spray in the morning. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of snow in the evening, then snow likely after
midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers and
snow in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. A chance of showers. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.  

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ANZ152-161630-
Coastal Waters from Port Clyde, ME to Cape Elizabeth, ME out 25 NM-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to
25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the morning.
Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray
after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming SW 5 to
10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray in the
morning. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely after midnight. 
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and
snow in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. A chance of showers. 
.TUE...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft.  

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ANZ150-161630-
Coastal Waters from Stonington, ME to Port Clyde, ME out 25 NM-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to
25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the morning.
Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Light freezing spray
after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming SW 5 to
10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in
the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the morning. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely after
midnight. 
.SUN...S winds around 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers and snow in the morning with vsby 1 to
3 NM. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. A chance of showers. 
.TUE...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft.  

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ANZ153-161630-
Casco Bay-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Gusts around 25 kt late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Rain likely in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Light freezing spray
after midnight. 
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 5 to
10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Light freezing spray in
the morning. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Snow likely after
midnight. 
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to
3 ft after midnight. 
.MON...S winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers. 
.TUE...SW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft.  

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ANZ151-161630-
Penobscot Bay-
929 PM EST Thu Feb 15 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas
1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning. Patchy fog in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Light freezing spray. 
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming SW 5 to
10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot
or less. Moderate freezing spray in the morning. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Snow likely after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 1 to
2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less. A chance of showers and
snow in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less, then 1 to 2 ft
after midnight. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft.  

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