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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Last Update: 314 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

Synopsis: ANZ200-170915- 314 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A cold front will sweep across the waters this evening followed by gusty northwest winds. High presume builds across the waters on Thursday. A wave of low pres lifts NE over southern New England on Fri bringing snow changing to rain, then is followed by dry high pres Fri night and Sat. A more potent low pres area will impact the waters Sat night and Sun. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the Current Hazards link above the map on the left. $$

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Thu
NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Thu Night
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less. A chance of snow after midnight.
Fri
S winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Snow likely, mainly in the morning. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.
Sat
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less. A chance of snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Snow in the morning, then freezing rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less, increasing to 1 to 3 nm in the afternoon.
Sun Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Sleet with snow likely with freezing rain in the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 2 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
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Last Update: 314 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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