Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend.

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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

18NM S Portland ME

Marine Point Forecast

  • Tonight

    Chance Snow

    S 10kt

    Low: 22 °FRising Temperatures

  • Friday

    Rain/Snow Likely

    SSW 10kt

    High: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Partly Cloudy

    WNW 15kt

    Low: 18 °F

  • Saturday

    Increasing Clouds

    NNW 15ktWinds Decreasing

    High: 23 °F

  • Saturday

    Heavy Snow

    Winds IncreasingENE 20kt
    Waves Building7ft

    Low: 20 °F

  • Sunday


    ENE 25kt
    Waves Building13ft

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday


    NNW 25kt
    11ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 13 °F

  • M.L.King

    Snow Likely

    NNW 20kt

    High: 17 °F

  • Monday

    Chance Snow

    NW 20ktWinds Decreasing

    Low: 10 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:07 pm EST Jan 17, 2019
Forecast Valid: 6pm EST Jan 17, 2019-6pm EST Jan 24, 2019

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: ANZ100-181030- 321 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... High pressure will build east across the waters through tonight. 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 gale or even possibly storm force winds to the waters. Arctic air will move in to start the week. && $$

SW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S in the evening. A chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
SSW wind around 10 kt. Rain and snow likely before 4pm, then a chance of rain between 4pm and 5pm. Seas around 2 ft.
Friday Night
WSW wind around 15 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.
NNW wind 12 to 15 kt becoming N 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Increasing clouds. Seas around 2 ft.
Saturday Night
ENE wind 10 to 15 kt increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Snow, mainly after 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Seas 2 ft building to 7 ft.
ENE wind 20 to 25 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 kt. Snow, possibly mixed with sleet before 1pm, then sleet between 1pm and 5pm, then snow, possibly mixed with sleet after 5pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Seas 8 ft building to 13 ft.
Sunday Night
NNW wind 20 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Snow. Seas 11 ft subsiding to 6 ft.
M.L.King Day
NNW wind around 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Snow showers likely. Seas around 5 ft.
Monday Night
NW wind 17 to 20 kt decreasing to 15 to 18 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. A chance of snow showers. Seas 4 to 5 ft.


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Point Forecast: 43.36°N 70.28°W
Last Update: 4:07 pm EST Jan 17, 2019
Forecast Valid: 6pm EST Jan 17, 2019-6pm EST Jan 24, 2019
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