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Coastal low to bring gusty winds and periods of heavy rain to New England while moderate to heavy rain is expected to linger in the Pacific Northwest and northern California

A coastal low will slowly intensify before moving out of the New England area. Increasingly heavy rainfall will impact the region through Friday. In addition, winds will increase and seas will become rough as the storm gradually intensifies just off the coast. Out west, a cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest will bring moderate to heavy rain to Washington, Oregon and northern California.
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Last Update: 117 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

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Rhode Island Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...


  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE INTENSIFIES OFF THE MID ATLC COAST OVERNIGHT. THIS LOW BECOMES A GALE CENTER SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND WED INTO THU. BY FRI THE LOW WEAKENS AND BEGINS TO MOVE OFFSHORE. BY SAT THE LOW IS IN THE MARITIMES WITH NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ACROSS NEW ENGLAND.

    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 N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed N winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... Diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Thu NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Thu Night N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely.
  • Fri NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Fri Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sat NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sat Night W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 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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