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

18NM S Portland ME

Marine Point Forecast

  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    W 20kt

    Low: 15 °F

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Thursday


    NW 15ktWinds Decreasing

    High: 24 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Snow

    Winds IncreasingS 10kt
    Waves Building3ft

    Low: 19 °F

  • Friday


    SSW 10kt

    High: 37 °F

  • Friday

    Partly Cloudy

    WNW 15kt

    Low: 19 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Snow

    NNW 15kt

    High: 24 °F

  • Saturday


    Winds IncreasingE 15kt
    Waves Building5ft

    Low: 23 °F

  • Sunday


    E 20kt
    Waves Building9ft

    High: 37 °F

  • Sunday

    Snow Likely

    NW 20kt
    7ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 13 °F

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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Detailed Forecast

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. && $$

W wind 15 to 20 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming W 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thursday Night
S wind 5 to 8 kt increasing to 7 to 10 kt after midnight. A chance of snow after 3am. Seas 1 ft building to 3 ft.
S wind around 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Snow, possibly mixing with rain after 1pm, then gradually ending. Seas around 3 ft.
Friday Night
W wind around 15 kt becoming NW after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
NNW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. A chance of snow after 4pm. Seas around 2 ft.
Saturday Night
E wind 10 to 13 kt increasing to 12 to 15 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Snow, mainly after 9pm. Seas 1 ft building to 5 ft.
E wind 15 to 20 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Rain, snow, and sleet. Seas 7 ft building to 9 ft.
Sunday Night
NW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Snow showers likely. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 5 ft.


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Point Forecast: 43.36°N 70.28°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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