Heavy Snow and hazardous travel conditions expected

Another storm system is expected to bring another round of snowfall accumulations from the Ohio Valley to the Middle Atlantic and the northeast. Strong winds and bitter cold temperatures will also impact the northern Great Lake States.
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Last Update: 717 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

10NM SE Newport RI

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

Synopsis: A COUPLE WEAK WAVES OF LOW PRES WILL PASS SOUTH OF OUR WATERS THIS EVENING AND WED. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL THEN CROSS THE WATERS THU. ANOTHER LOW PRES MAY DEVELOP NEAR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE FRI INTO EARLY SAT...FOLLOWED BY AN ARCTIC OUTBREAK THIS WEEKEND. AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY ARE LIKELY THIS WEEKEND AS ARCTIC AIR MOVES OVER THE OPEN WATERS.

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
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of snow showers after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed
E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Wed Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft. A chance of light freezing spray. 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.
Fri
W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of light freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of freezing spray.
Sun Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 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: 717 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016
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