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Major nor'easter to affect northeastern U.S.

The stage is being set for a major nor'easter to affect parts of the Northeast Monday through Wednesday. This system will be responsible for heavy snowfall and strong winds, with blizzard conditions possible along coastal areas from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Blizzard Warnings are in effect along the coast from central New Jersey to the Canadian border.
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8NM ESE Nantucket MA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Increasing Clouds

WNW 14ktWinds Decreasing
6ftWaves Subsiding

Low: 23 °F

Monday

Snow

Winds IncreasingENE 22kt
Waves Building6ft

High: 37 °F

Monday
Night

Snow/Sleet

Winds IncreasingNE 41kt
Waves Building11ft

Low: 33 °F

Tuesday

Rain

NE 35ktWinds Decreasing
22ftWaves Subsiding

High: 38 °F

Tuesday
Night

Rain/Snow Likely

Winds IncreasingNNW 26kt
10ftWaves Subsiding

Low: 27 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow

NW 22ktWinds Decreasing
7ftWaves Subsiding

High: 30 °F

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

NNW 14kt
4ft

Low: 26 °F

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

NW 9kt
2-3ft

High: 35 °F

Thursday
Night

Chance Snow

Light Wind
2-3ft

Low: 30 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:18 pm EST Jan 25, 2015
Forecast Valid: 6pm EST Jan 25, 2015-6pm EST Feb 1, 2015

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Detailed Forecast



  • SynopsisA POWERFUL OCEAN STORM WILL BE IMPACTING THE COASTAL WATERS FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. THE STORM WILL LIFT UP JUST SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE A PERIOD OF HURRICANE FORCE WINDS LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. MARINERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RETURN TO PORT BY EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE STORM WILL PASS JUST SOUTH OF NOVA SCOTIA ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CREST OVER THE WATERS THURSDAY. LOW PRESSURE MAY IMPACT THE WATERS ON FRIDAY.

    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 WNW wind 11 to 14 kt becoming N 8 to 11 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 kt. Increasing clouds. Seas 6 ft subsiding to 4 ft.
  • Monday ENE wind 9 to 14 kt increasing to 17 to 22 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Snow, mainly after 4pm. Seas 4 ft building to 6 ft.
  • Monday Night NE wind 27 to 32 kt increasing to 36 to 41 kt. Winds could gust as high as 65 kt. Rain, snow, and sleet before 3am, then rain and sleet between 3am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Seas 8 ft building to 11 ft.
  • Tuesday NE wind 30 to 35 kt decreasing to 16 to 21 kt. Winds could gust as high as 65 kt. Rain. Seas 22 ft subsiding to 9 ft.
  • Tuesday Night NNW wind 17 to 20 kt increasing to 23 to 26 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 48 kt. Rain likely before 8pm, then snow likely. Seas 10 ft subsiding to 7 ft.
  • Wednesday NW wind 19 to 22 kt decreasing to 15 to 18 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. A chance of snow showers, mainly before 9am. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 4 ft.
  • Wednesday Night NNW wind 10 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 4 ft.
  • Thursday NW wind 5 to 9 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Thursday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of snow. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
*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.