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: 116 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Norton, MA Local Forecast Office

11NM SW Nantucket MA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ200-170700- 116 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... High pres south of the region today will yeild gusty W/SW winds. A cold front will sweep across the waters tonight behind which winds will turn NW and gusty and possibly yield light freezing spray. High pres builds over New England on Thu. 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. $$

This Afternoon
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Thu
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow.
Fri
S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat Night
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain with a chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Light freezing spray likely. Rain likely, a chance of snow showers, freezing rain and sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 nm. 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: 116 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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