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 15kt
    1-2ft

    Low: 12 °F

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Thursday

    Increasing Clouds

    NW 10ktWinds Decreasing
    1ft

    High: 23 °F

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Snow

    Light Wind
    Waves Building2ft

    Low: 19 °F

  • Friday

    Snow Likely

    SSW 10kt
    2ft

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 15kt
    1-2ft

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Partly Sunny

    N 15kt
    1-2ft

    High: 18 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Snow

    Winds IncreasingNE 15kt
    1-2ft

    Low: 18 °F

  • Sunday

    Snow/Sleet

    ENE 20kt
    3-4ft

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Snow

    NNW 20kt
    4ftWaves Subsiding

    Low: 11 °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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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

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
WSW wind around 15 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Thursday
NW wind 7 to 10 kt becoming NW 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Increasing clouds. Seas around 1 ft.
Thursday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of snow showers after 2am. Seas 1 ft or less building to 2 ft.
Friday
SSW wind 5 to 10 kt. Snow showers likely before 3pm. Seas around 2 ft.
Friday Night
W wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NNW after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday
N wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday Night
NE wind 10 to 13 kt increasing to 12 to 15 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Snow, mainly after 10pm. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday
ENE wind 15 to 20 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Snow and sleet. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sunday Night
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Snow. Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 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: 43.73°N 70.1°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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