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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: 117 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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Buzzards Bay

Marine Zone Forecast

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...



  • 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.
  • Rest Of Tonight NE winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 70 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tue N winds 30 to 35 kt...diminishing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 65 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Tue Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 50 kt... Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Wed NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Wed Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Thu NW winds around 5 kt...becoming SW around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
  • Thu Night S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Fri W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Fri Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow.
  • Sat NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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.




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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