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Major nor'easter expected to bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions to Northeast

A storm system off the East Coast will continue to strengthen as it develops into a major nor'easter on Monday. As the storm moves up the coast, it is expected to bring snowfall of 1-3 feet or more to many parts of the Northeast through Tuesday evening, including New York City and Boston. Strong, gusty winds will combine with the snow to create blizzard conditions along and near the coast.
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Last Update: 715 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Marine Zone Forecast




...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

  • SynopsisA RAPIDLY DEVELOPING STORM WILL MOVE UP THE NEW ENGLAND COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY BRINGING HURRICANE FORCE WIND GUSTS AND SEAS BUILDING TO 30 FEET ACROSS THE EASTERN WATERS! THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING STORM AND MARINERS ARE URGED TO RETURN TO PORT IMMEDIATELY! THE STORM WILL FINALLY LIFT INTO THE CANADIAN MARITIMES ON WED...LOOSENING ITS GRIP ON OUR REGION. HIGH PRES BUILDS IN WED NIGHT INTO THU. ANOTHER LOW PRES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS ON FRI FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRES FOR SAT AND SUN.

    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 NE winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt... Increasing to 35 to 45 kt with gusts up to 65 kt after midnight. Seas 13 to 18 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tue NE winds 40 to 45 kt with gusts up to 65 kt. Seas 25 to 30 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tue Night N winds 35 to 45 kt. Gusts up to 55 kt in the evening. Seas 19 to 24 ft. Light freezing spray. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Wed NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9 to 14 ft. Light freezing spray. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Thu NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Thu Night S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Fri SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Fri Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Light freezing spray likely. A chance of snow.
  • Sat NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Light freezing spray likely. A chance of snow.
  • Sat Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Light freezing spray likely.

    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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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
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