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

8NM ENE Portland ME

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    W 25km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -11 °C

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Thursday

    Sunny

    NW 20km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    High: -6 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Snow

    SSW 10km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -8 °C

  • Friday

    Snow

    SSW 20km/h
    1m

    High: 1 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 25km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -9 °C

  • Saturday

    Chance Snow

    NNW 20km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    High: -6 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Snow

    Winds IncreasingENE 25km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -7 °C

  • Sunday

    Snow/Sleet

    ENE 25km/h
    1m

    High: 0 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Snow Likely

    Winds IncreasingNNW 35km/h
    1m

    Low: -12 °C


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

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON

Synopsis: ANZ100-170415- 914 AM 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. && $$

Tonight
W wind around 25 km/h becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Mostly clear. Seas 1 m or less.
Thursday
NW wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming W 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 m or less.
Thursday Night
S wind around 10 km/h becoming SSW after midnight. A chance of snow after 3am. Seas 1 m or less.
Friday
S wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming WSW in the afternoon. Snow, mainly before 1pm. Seas around 1 m.
Friday Night
W wind 20 to 25 km/h becoming NNW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday
NNW wind 17 to 20 km/h becoming N 15 to 18 km/h in the afternoon. A chance of snow after 5pm. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday Night
ENE wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Snow, mainly after 9pm. Seas 1 m or less.
Sunday
ENE wind around 25 km/h becoming N in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Snow and sleet. Seas around 1 m.
Sunday Night
NNW wind 25 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 35 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Snow showers likely. Seas around 1 m.

*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: 43.73°N 70.1°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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