A Storm Expected To Impact The Central U.S.

A storm system will emerge from the Rockies and impact the Central U.S. through midweek. A swath of heavy snow is expected from the Central Rockies to the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes. Locally heavy rain with a marginal chance for excessive rainfall will be possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the South. The system will then shift into the East to produce a number of hazards.
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Last Update: 914 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019

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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

22NM SSE Rockland ME

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...

Synopsis: ANZ100-230415- 914 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... High pressure will build in from the west today and will crest over the region by this evening before shifting offshore overnight. Low pressure moving northeast through the Great Lakes will lift a warm front through the region on Wednesday. Low pressure will continue northeast through southern Quebec Wednesday night and will drive a trailing cold front into western New England by Thursday morning. The front will push east through the region on Thursday. A secondary cold front will approach from the northwest Thursday night and will drop south through the region on Friday. Weak low pressure will approach from the west Friday night and will cross the region on Saturday. && $$

Today
NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 45 kt, decreasing to 35 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Moderate freezing spray.
Tonight
NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray.
Wed
SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Light freezing spray in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night
SW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Showers.
Thu
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft, building to 9 to 14 ft in the afternoon. Showers.
Thu Night
W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 8 to 13 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Rain or snow showers likely.
Fri
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat Night
SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of snow showers.
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Last Update: 914 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019
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