Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Last Update: 717 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

4NM NNE Hyannis MA

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY

Synopsis: ANOTHER LOW PRES SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP NEAR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SAT AND QUICKLY MOVE EAST OF THE REGION. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN ARCTIC OUTBREAK THIS WEEKEND. AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY AND GALE FORCE NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS ARE LIKELY THIS WEEKEND AS ARCTIC AIR MOVES OVER THE OPEN WATERS. HIGH PRES WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS SUN NIGHT. THE HIGH WILL THEN MOVE EAST OF THE WATERS ON MON.

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Today
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... Becoming SW 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight
S winds around 5 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat
NW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Freezing spray likely. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
NW winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Freezing spray likely. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Snow and rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
Tue Night
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely. 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 FRI FEB 12 2016
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