Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast.
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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

25NM ENE Portsmouth NH

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    W 20kt
    5ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 18 °F

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Thursday

    Sunny

    NW 15ktWinds Decreasing
    2ft

    High: 20 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Snow

    Winds IncreasingS 15kt
    Waves Building3ft

    Low: 21 °FRising Temperatures

  • Friday

    Rain/Snow Likely

    S 15kt
    3ft

    High: 39 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 20kt
    2-3ft

    Low: 21 °FRising Temperatures

  • Saturday

    Chance Snow

    NNW 15kt
    2ft

    High: 25 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Snow

    Winds IncreasingE 20kt
    Waves Building6ft

    Low: 25 °FRising Temperatures

  • Sunday

    Rain

    E 20kt
    8-9ft

    High: 41 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Rain/Snow Likely

    NW 25kt
    6-7ft

    Low: 14 °FRising Temperatures


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 12:39 pm EST Jan 16, 2019
Forecast Valid: 4pm EST Jan 16, 2019-6pm EST Jan 23, 2019

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Synopsis: ANZ100-171030- 318 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... A cold front will sweep across the waters late today followed by high pressure for Thursday. Weak low pressure tracks through the Gulf of Maine on Friday. A stronger storm will develop and track near the northern New England coastline this weekend bringing the potential for storm force winds to the waters. Arctic air will move in to start the week. && $$

Tonight
W wind around 20 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 3 ft.
Thursday
NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming W 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Thursday Night
SW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. A chance of snow after 3am. Seas 1 ft building to 3 ft.
Friday
S wind 10 to 15 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Rain and snow likely, mainly before 3pm. Seas around 3 ft.
Friday Night
W wind 15 to 20 kt becoming NW after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday
NNW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. A chance of snow after 4pm. Seas around 2 ft.
Saturday Night
ENE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming E 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Snow, mainly after 8pm. Seas 2 ft building to 6 ft.
Sunday
E wind around 20 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Rain. Seas 8 to 9 ft.
Sunday Night
NW wind 20 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Rain and snow showers likely. Seas 6 to 7 ft.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 43.18°N 70.24°W
Last Update: 12:39 pm EST Jan 16, 2019
Forecast Valid: 4pm EST Jan 16, 2019-6pm EST Jan 23, 2019
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