Major Winter Storm System Will Bring A Variety Of Impacts To The Central, Southern, And Eastern U.S. Through The Weekend

An impactful winter storm will track from the Plains to New England through Sunday, with bitter cold behind it. Heavy snow is likely from the Corn Belt to interior Northeast, with significant ice accumulations in the Ohio Valley and New England. Farther south, heavy rain could lead to flooding in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, with isolated severe thunderstorms in the lower Mississippi Valley.
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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

18NM ENE Rockland ME

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Late
    Afternoon

    Slight Chc Rain/Snow

    S 25km/h
    < 1m

    High: 3 °C

  • Tonight

    Gradual Clearing

    Winds IncreasingNNW 35km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -10 °C

  • Saturday

    Increasing Clouds

    N 35km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    High: -8 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Snow

    Winds IncreasingENE 30km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -11 °C

  • Sunday

    Snow/Sleet

    Winds IncreasingNE 45km/h
    < 1m

    High: -5 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Snow

    NNW 40km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -11 °C

  • M.L.King
    Day

    Chance Snow

    NNW 35km/h
    < 1m

    High: -8 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    NNW 35km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -13 °C

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    NW 30km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    High: -4 °C


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 1:54 pm EST Jan 18, 2019
Forecast Valid: 5pm EST Jan 18, 2019-6pm EST Jan 25, 2019

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Detailed Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY

Synopsis: ANZ100-191030- 322 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... A fresh cold air mass will move into the region this evening with increasing northwest winds. This sets the stage for a strong storm developing off the East Coast. This will 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. && $$

Late Afternoon
S wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Seas 1 m or less.
Tonight
SW wind 25 to 30 km/h becoming NNW 30 to 35 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday
N wind 30 to 35 km/h becoming NNE 15 to 20 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 50 km/h. Increasing clouds. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday Night
ENE wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 30 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Snow, mainly after midnight. Seas 1 m or less.
Sunday
ENE wind 40 to 43 km/h becoming NE 42 to 45 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 65 km/h. Snow before 1pm, then snow, possibly mixed with sleet between 1pm and 2pm, then snow after 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Seas 1 m or less.
Sunday Night
NNW wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 60 km/h. Snow, mainly before 1am. Seas 1 m or less.
M.L.King Day
NNW wind around 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h. A chance of snow showers. Seas 1 m or less.
Monday Night
NNW wind around 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.
Tuesday
NW wind 25 to 30 km/h decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 m or less.

*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: 44.2°N 68.72°W
Last Update: 1:54 pm EST Jan 18, 2019
Forecast Valid: 5pm EST Jan 18, 2019-6pm EST Jan 25, 2019
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