Moderating Temperatures for the East; Developing Storm for the Plains

Temperatures will continue to moderate across the east half of the nation through at least the first half of this week. A developing storm across the Southern Plains may bring some heavy rain from the Plains to the lower Great Lakes region, a wintry mixture and accumulating snow across the Midwest and Upper Mississippi Valley into mid-week. The west remains unsettled with occasional rain and snow.
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Last Update: 313 AM EST Mon Feb 6 2023

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Gray/Portland, ME Local Forecast Office

25NM ENE Portsmouth NH

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Synopsis: ANZ100-062215- 313 AM EST Mon Feb 6 2023 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River Ma out to 25 NM. Northerly winds will begin to increase late this afternoon and evening as a powerful ocean storm crosses over the open North Atlantic and high pressure builds to our west. Gale conditions are likely late this afternoon and into tonight. Freezing spray is also possible tonight as colder air moves across the waters. Winds and seas will then diminish on Tuesday before increasing again on Tuesday night as a cold front moves through. High pressure then builds in for the middle of the week, allowing for weaker winds. $$

Today
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late this morning, then becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early this afternoon, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Tue
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. A chance of rain and snow in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the evening.
Wed
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Wed Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Thu Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Rain likely, mainly in the evening.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Fri Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
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Last Update: 313 AM EST Mon Feb 6 2023
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