Vigorous System Impacting the Northwest; Large System To Affect East

A potent storm system is delivering heavy rainfall, strong winds, rough surf and beach erosion along the Pacific Northwest coast with mountain snow inland. Expect a couple more systems to arrive late week into the weekend. Meanwhile, another developing large scale system will deliver a heavy rain and renewed flood threat to much of the East late Wednesday through Friday, which may impact travel.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

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Marine Point Forecast

  • Overnight


    Light Wind
    < 1ft

    Low: 22 °F

  • Wednesday


    WNW 8kt
    < 1ft

    High: 39 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Clear

    WSW 7kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 33 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Sunny

    SW 7kt
    < 1ft

    High: 48 °F

  • Thursday


    Winds IncreasingESE 13kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 44 °F

  • Friday

    Heavy Rain

    SSE 19kt
    < 1ft

    High: 57 °F

  • Friday


    SSE 17ktWinds Decreasing
    < 1ft

    Low: 49 °F

  • Saturday

    Partly Sunny

    W 15kt
    < 1ft

    High: 51 °F

  • Saturday

    Partly Cloudy

    W 16kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 35 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 10:07 pm EST Dec 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 4am EST Dec 19, 2018-6pm EST Dec 25, 2018

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: ANZ200-191900- 116 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... NW gales will diminish overnight. High pres builds over the waters on Wed. This high pres will shift offshore late Wed into Thu, resulting in SW winds and moderating temperatures. A storm system will approach srn New England from the SW Fri and Fri night, which will bring SE gales to the waters. A cold front will push across the waters on Sat. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit and follow the Current Hazards link above the map on the left. $$

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
WNW wind around 8 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Wednesday Night
WSW wind around 7 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
WSW wind around 7 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Thursday Night
SSE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming ESE 10 to 13 kt after midnight. Rain, mainly after 2am. Seas 1 ft or less.
SSE wind around 19 kt, with gusts as high as 38 kt. Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Seas 1 ft or less.
Friday Night
SSE wind 14 to 17 kt becoming SSW 11 to 14 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 kt. Rain, mainly before 11pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
SSW wind 12 to 15 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Saturday Night
W wind 14 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.

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.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 41.49°N 71.31°W
Last Update: 10:07 pm EST Dec 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 4am EST Dec 19, 2018-6pm EST Dec 25, 2018
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