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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8NM SE Newport RI

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

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 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 4 ft.
Thu
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 foot or less.
Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of snow after midnight.
Fri
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Snow likely with a chance of rain in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SE 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 4 ft, building to 6 ft after midnight. Snow likely. Rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
S winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SW 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas around 9 ft. A chance of snow. Rain, freezing rain likely with a chance of sleet in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
Mon Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 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.

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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