Powerful Nor'easter To Deliver Impacts To The East Coast

A powerful Nor'easter is expected to develop off the Mid-Atlantic coastline on Friday before impacting eastern parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. Numerous hazards are likely from heavy snow, with significant accumulations across eastern Long Island/New England, to gusty winds and coastal issues. In fact, the combination of the snow and winds may result in blizzard conditions.
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Last Update: 427 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

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...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY

Synopsis: ANZ200-281000- 427 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... Arctic high pressure pushes east of the waters tonight. A cold front approaches the waters from the west Friday, then stalls Friday night over the southern New England waters. Saturday low pressure develops off the NC coast intensifying into a powerful storm as it tracks NE near the 40N/70W benchmark Saturday evening, then into the Maritimes Sunday. High pressure builds over New England early next week. For additional information on possible hazardous weather for the week ahead, please visit www.weather.gov/boston/ehwo $$

Tonight
SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Fri Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat Night
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 ft, except 5 to 8 ft at the bay entrance. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun And Sun Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft, except 4 to 6 ft at the bay entrance.
Mon Through Tue Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 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.
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Last Update: 427 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022
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