Major Storm System Bringing A Plethora Of Impacts To The Central And Eastern U.S. This Weekend

A powerful storm system will track from the Plains to the Great Lakes region this weekend. On the cold side of the storm, heavy snow with blizzard conditions are expected over portions of the central and northern Plains to the upper Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding will be possible over the lower Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valley.
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Last Update: 222 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

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19NM SSE Rockland ME

Marine Zone Forecast

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY

Synopsis: ANZ100-240930- 222 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... High pressure will slowly shift east of the waters tonight before strong low pressure moves into the Great Lakes on Sunday...with a secondary low forming over the Gulf of Maine Sunday night. This low will strengthen rapidly as it moves into the Canadian maritimes on Monday with widespread gales and possibly storm force winds out of the west behind it. These winds will very gradually subside through Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure builds into the region from the west. && $$

Tonight
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.
Sun
SE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 7 to 10 ft in the afternoon. Snow, rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W after midnight. Gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft, subsiding to 8 to 11 ft after midnight. Rain in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon
W winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft.
Mon Night
NW winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Moderate freezing spray.
Tue
NW winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Moderate freezing spray.
Tue Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Heavy freezing spray.
Wed
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Moderate freezing spray.
Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Moderate freezing spray.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray.
Thu Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray.
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Last Update: 222 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019
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