High Winds and Blizzard Conditions in the Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California

A powerful winter storm will continue to bring widespread impacts to the central U.S. today. Blizzard conditions will continue across portions of the east-central and northern Plains while high winds to 65 mph will continue over portions of the west-central and northern Plains into this evening. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California.
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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

8NM ENE Portland ME

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Cloudy

    Winds IncreasingESE 25km/h
    < 1m

    Low: 3 °C

  • Saturday

    Rain

    Winds IncreasingE 50km/h
    < 1m

    High: 7 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Showers

    Winds IncreasingWSW 35km/h
    < 1m

    Low: 2 °C

  • Sunday

    Partly Sunny

    WSW 35km/h
    < 1m

    High: 5 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    WSW 30km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    Low: -1 °C

  • M.L.King
    Day

    Mostly Sunny

    W 25km/h
    < 1m

    High: 2 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    WNW 25km/h
    < 1m

    Low: -6 °C

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    WNW 25km/h
    < 1m

    High: -1 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    W 25km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m

    Low: -4 °C


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:56 pm EST Jan 15, 2021
Forecast Valid: 5pm EST Jan 15, 2021-6pm EST Jan 22, 2021

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Detailed Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY

Synopsis: ANZ100-160515- 1003 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... Fair weather continues on the waters through today. Winds and seas are expected to build late tonight and Saturday as low pressure develops to the southwest of the waters and moves northeast. Gales are likely with seas building to or above 15 feet on the outer waters Saturday. Gusty west winds continue Sunday and Monday. $$

Tonight
ESE wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday
E wind 35 to 40 km/h increasing to 45 to 50 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 70 km/h. Rain, mainly after 8am. Seas 1 m or less.
Saturday Night
SSW wind 15 to 20 km/h becoming WSW 30 to 35 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h. A chance of showers before 11pm. Seas 1 m or less.
Sunday
WSW wind around 35 km/h, with gusts as high as 50 km/h. Partly sunny. Seas 1 m or less.
Sunday Night
WSW wind 27 to 30 km/h decreasing to 25 to 28 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.
M.L.King Day
WSW wind around 25 km/h becoming W in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 m or less.
Monday Night
WNW wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.
Tuesday
WNW wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 m or less.
Tuesday Night
W wind 22 to 25 km/h decreasing to 20 to 23 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 m or less.

*Notices:

  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: 43.73°N 70.1°W
Last Update: 3:56 pm EST Jan 15, 2021
Forecast Valid: 5pm EST Jan 15, 2021-6pm EST Jan 22, 2021
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