Significant Storm Systems To Impact Both The Northern Plains and The Carolinas

A strong low pressure system will bring very strong winds and blizzard conditions to portions of the Northern Plains today into tonight. Winds gusting over 60 mph at times may cause whiteout conditions. A second low pressure system is forecast to intensify rapidly off the U.S east coast bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding to the Carolina's.
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Last Update: 717 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

23NM SE Gloucester MA

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: HIGH PRES OVER THE WATERS TODAY WILL GIVE WAY TO AN APPROACHING STRONG LOW PRES SYSTEM MOVING NORTHEAST FROM THE SOUTHEAST COAST. THE LOW WILL PASS WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE WATERS MONDAY AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL AREAS OF LOW PRES WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST OF THE WATERS TUE AND WED. LOW PRES MAY DEVELOP OVER THE WATERS ON THU. FINALLY...STRONG HIGH PRES WILL BUILD TOWARD NEW ENGLAND NEXT WEEKEND.

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.

Today
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... Becoming NW 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon
NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon Night
NE winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 10 to 15 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 5 to 8 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed
NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of snow and rain showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night
W winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of light freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. 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.
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Last Update: 717 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016
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