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

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  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    W 20kt
    3-4ft

    Low: 15 °F

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Thursday

    Increasing Clouds

    NW 15ktWinds Decreasing
    3ftWaves Subsiding

    High: 24 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Snow

    SSW 10kt
    Waves Building3ft

    Low: 18 °F

  • Friday

    Rain/Snow Likely

    WSW 10kt
    2-3ft

    High: 37 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    WNW 15kt
    2-3ft

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Snow

    N 15kt
    2-3ft

    High: 21 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Snow

    Winds IncreasingENE 20kt
    Waves Building5ft

    Low: 21 °F

  • Sunday

    Snow/Sleet

    E 25ktWinds Decreasing
    Waves Building10ft

    High: 34 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Snow

    NNW 20kt
    9ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 13 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:37 pm EST Jan 16, 2019
Forecast Valid: 5pm 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 15 to 20 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Thursday
NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NW 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Increasing clouds. Seas 3 ft subsiding to 1 ft.
Thursday Night
SSW wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of snow after 2am. Seas 1 ft building to 3 ft.
Friday
S wind around 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Snow showers likely, possibly mixing with rain after 1pm, then gradually ending. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Friday Night
W wind around 15 kt becoming NNW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday
N wind around 15 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. A chance of snow after 5pm. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday Night
ENE wind 15 to 18 kt increasing to 17 to 20 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Snow, mainly after 8pm. Seas 1 ft building to 5 ft.
Sunday
E wind 20 to 25 kt becoming NE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Rain, snow, and sleet. Seas 8 ft building to 10 ft.
Sunday Night
NNW wind around 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Snow. Seas 9 ft subsiding 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: 43.36°N 70.28°W
Last Update: 3:37 pm EST Jan 16, 2019
Forecast Valid: 5pm EST Jan 16, 2019-6pm EST Jan 23, 2019
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