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000 FXUS61 KBOX 080931 AFDBOX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 431 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016 .SYNOPSIS... A POWERFUL OCEAN STORM OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST EARLY THIS MORNING WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AND BRING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING TO EASTERN NEW ENGLAND INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVES MOVE PAST NEW ENGLAND TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MAINTAINING CLOUDS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY DRY AIR AND COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... ***MAJOR WINTER STORM TO AFFECT EASTERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY WITH HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS*** ***GREATEST CONCERN CONTINUES FOR EXTREME SOUTHEAST MA ONTO THE CAPE/ISLANDS WHERE BLIZZARD WARNINGS ARE POSTED FOR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS ALONG WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS/POWER OUTAGES WITH 45 TO 65 MPH GUSTS*** 1) OVERVIEW... IMPRESSIVE LOW PRESSURE SPINNING EAST OF NORTH CAROLINA EARLY THIS MORNING WITH LIGHTNING SHOWING UP NEAR THE STORM/S CENTER. THE MODELS ARE IN VERY GOOD AGREEMENT IN LOW PRESSURE DEEPENING NEAR 975 MB AS IT PASSES SOUTHEAST OF THE BENCHMARK THIS AFTERNOON. WHILE ITS UNUSUAL FOR OUR AREA TO SEE HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH A STORM TRACKING THIS FAR SOUTHEAST...THIS SYSTEM HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION WITH A POTENT EAST NORTHEAST LOW LEVEL JET. THERE IS ALSO A 1030 MB HIGH OVER EASTERN CANADA...WHICH WILL GENERATE POWERFUL/DAMAGING WINDS ALONG THE COAST. WE WILL BREAK IT DOWN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS ON OUR EXPECTATIONS AND UNCERTAINTY. 2) TIMING AND PTYPE... THE LARGE PRECIPITATION SHIELD ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM WILL QUICKLY OVERSPREAD THE REGION TROUGH THE EARLY TO MID MORNING HOURS. SNOW SHOULD REACH A TAUNTON TO PROVIDENCE LINE BETWEEN 5 AND 7 AM...THEN A BOSTON...TO HARTFORD...TO WORCESTER LINE BETWEEN BY 7 OR 8 AM...AND FINALLY INTO OUR DISTANT INTERIOR ZONES OF WESTERN MA BY MID TO LATE MORNING. PTYPE SHOULD BE ALL SNOW OTHER THAN PERHAPS A BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CAPE/ISLANDS....WHICH SHOULD QUICKLY CHANGE TO SNOW BY 6 OR 7 AM. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM THIS MORNING INTO MID/LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION. SHOULD SEE SNOW DIMINISH IN INTENSITY BY EARLY EVENING...EXCEPT FOR LOCALIZED AREAS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE EASTERN MA COAST. 3) QPF AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... AS IS TYPICALLY THE CASE...THERE IS UNCERTAINTY ON EXACT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND ESPECIALLY HOW FAR NORTHWEST THE HEAVIEST SNOW REACHES ACROSS OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA. THE MAIN ISSUE IS ALTHOUGH THIS STORM IS QUITE POWERFUL...ITS PASSING SOUTHEAST OF THE BENCHMARK...WHICH IS FURTHER SOUTHEAST THAN MOST OF OUR MAJOR WINTER STORMS. IN THIS CASE THOUGH...ITS SUCH A LARGE STORM WITH A POTENT NORTHEAST LOW LEVEL JET AT 925 MB INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SO THAT IS ALLOWING HEAVIER SNOW TO SPREAD FURTHER NORTHWEST. AT THE SAME TIME...THE STRONG FORCING IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER IN THE ATMOSPHERE THAN USUAL AND MORE SUBJECT TO MESOSCALE FEATURES/NUANCES. IN THIS CASE...THOSE WILL BE OCEAN EFFECT/ENHANCEMENT ALONG WITH INTERACTIONS NEAR THE COASTAL FRONT. ALSO...EXPECT SOME SUBTLE UPSLOPE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE WORCESTER HILLS. THE MAIN IDEA HERE IS THAT GIVEN THE STORM PASSING WELL SOUTHEAST OF OUR REGION...MESOSCALE PROCESSES WILL PLAY A GREATER ROLE THAN A TYPICAL NOREASTER. THIS MAKES THE SNOWFALL FORECAST QUITE DIFFICULT AS EXACT AMOUNTS MAY VARY CONSIDERABLY OVER SMALL DISTANCES. OVERALL...FEEL THAT 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS QUITE REASONABLE FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST MA/CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. LOCALIZED 12+ INCH AMOUNTS ARE CERTAINLY POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ACROSS EASTERN PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND ONTO THE UPPER CAPE...WHERE COASTAL FRONT/OCEAN ENHANCEMENT LINEUP. FURTHER NORTHWEST INTO THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR FEEL 5 TO 10 INCHES IS REASONABLE. WE ALSO OPTED TO EXPAND WINTER STORM WARNING/S INTO NORTHERN WORCESTER/NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTY AS MESOSCALE MODELS ARE SHOWING SOME HIGHER QPF...LIKELY A RESULT OF SUBTLE UPSLOPE FLOW. FINALLY...WE ALSO DID EXPAND WARNING/S INTO THE REST OF NORTHERN CT AS MODELS ARE SHOWING SOME DECENT OMEGA IN THE SNOW GROWTH REGION...SO A GENERAL 4 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED IN THIS REGION. ACROSS THE REST OF WESTERN MA WILL KEEP THE ADVISORY FOR A GENERAL 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW. 4) BLIZZARD CONDITIONS/WIND DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND... THE GREATEST IMPACT FROM THIS STORM WILL NOT BE SPECIFIC SNOW AMOUNTS...BUT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ACROSS PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND ONTO THE CAPE/ISLANDS. POWERFUL LOW LEVEL JET WILL RESULT IN VERY STRONG NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 65 MPH ACROSS THIS REGION. THIS WILL RESULT IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES ALONG WITH WIND DAMAGE/SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. ANOTHER CONCERN IS THAT INITIALLY THE SNOW WILL BE WET...WHICH WILL ALSO ADD TO THE RISK OF TREE DAMAGE/POWER OUTAGES. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ALONG WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WILL MAKE THIS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM AND TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN THIS REGION. WHILE WINDS WILL NOT BE QUITE AS STRONG FURTHER NORTHWEST ALONG THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR...STILL EXPECTING A PERIOD OF NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL PROMOTE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH VERY POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. AS FOR TEMPERATURES...THEY WILL FALL INTO THE 20S ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE LINE BY AFTERNOON...AS STRONG NNE WINDS PUSH MUCH COLDER AIR INTO MUCH OF THE REGION. MEANWHILE ACROSS SOUTHEAST PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND ONTO THE CAPE/ISLANDS...TEMPS WILL HOLD INTO THE UPPER 20S TO THE LOWER 30S AS COASTAL FRONT WILL BE HELD UP IN THIS REGION FOR A TIME. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM TUESDAY/... TONIGHT... HEAVIEST SNOW WILL COME TO AN END BY EARLY EVENING AS STORM PULLS AWAY AND LOW LEVEL JET WEAKENS. HOWEVER...EXPECT AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW TO PERSIST WELL INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WITH MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW JUST OFF THE DECK. WHILE MOST OF THE SNOW WILL BE LIGHT TONIGHT...VERY LOCALIZED BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE EASTERN MA COAST AS A RESULT OF OCEAN ENHANCEMENT/LAND SEA INTERFACE. && .LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... BIG PICTURE... RIDGE WEST/TROUGH EAST CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEK. LONG RANGE MODELS SHOW A SIMILAR SERIES OF SHORTWAVES MOVING THROUGH NEW ENGLAND MIDWEEK...THE LAST MOVING THROUGH ON THURSDAY. THE FINAL SHORTWAVE ORIGINITATED OVER ARCTIC CANADA AND IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT TEMPS OVER US COOL SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER IT PASSES. CLOSED LOW FROM BAFFIN ISLAND THEN SLIPS SOUTH AND MAINTAINS THE CYCLONIC FLOW OVER EASTERN CANADA AND THE NORTHEAST USA. THE ECMWF FORMS AN OUTLIER SOLUTION THAT DRAWS THIS CLOSED LOW INTO THE NORTHEAST USA SATURDAY WHILE THE GFS AND GGEM HOLD IT OVER QUEBEC. THE CONSEQUENCE IS THAT THE ECMWF FORMS A SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND SNOWSTORM WHILE THE OTHERS FORM A WEAK WAVE WELL OFFSHORE. THE FORECAST FAVORS A MODEL CONSENSUS THROUGH FRIDAY...THEN FAVORS A CONSENSUS WITHOUT THE ECMWF OVER NEXT WEEKEND. THE DAILIES... TUESDAY...POSITION OF UPPER TROUGH CONTINUES TO FAVOR FORMATION OF ANOTHER COASTAL LOW OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. SAID COASTAL LOW THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARD THE 40N/70W BENCHMARK. THIS WOULD MAINTAIN AT LEAST WEAK LIFT OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. FGEN FIELDS ARE MARGINAL BUT FAVOR SOUTH COASTAL SECTIONS AND ESPECIALLY CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. NOT CONFIDENT ON SNOW SHOWERS VS A STRATIFORM SNOW. WE WILL MAINTAIN CHANCE POPS FOR SNOW SHOWERS WITH HIGHEST POPS IN THE MIDDAY/AFTERNOON. MOISTURE FIELDS SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR A FEW INCHES...TECHNICALLY A MODERATE SNOW ACCUM...ACROSS RI/SOUTHEAST MASS. WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY... ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVES MOVE THROUGH AND THE UPPER COLD POOL APPROACHES. THE FINAL SHORTWAVE IN THIS GROUP MOVES THROUGH THURSDAY AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT. THIS SUGGESTS A CONTINUED POTENTIAL FOR SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. ONLY LIMITED MIXING WEDNESDAY...TO 950 MB...WITH TEMPS SUPPORTING MAX SFC TEMPS IN THE 30S. DEEPER MIXING THURSDAY AS COLD ADVECTION STARTS. MIXING REACHES ABOVE 900 MB THURSDAY WITH TEMPS SUPPORTING UPPER 20S- LOWER 30S. WINDS IN THE THURSDAY MIXED LAYER ARE FORECAST AT 25-30 MPH...SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AS NORTHWEST GUSTS. FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY... ARCTIC AIR POURS INTO NEW ENGLAND AND IS WITH US THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MIXING WILL BRING 25 KNOT WINDS TO THE SURFACE IN GUSTS. TEMPS AT 850 MB WILL FALL INTO THE -20S AND SUGGEST MAX SFC TEMPS IN THE 20S FRIDAY AND 15-25 SAT-SUN. GIVEN THE SOURCE REGION OF THE AIRMASS...MODEL SUGGESTIONS OF MIN TEMPS IN THE SINGLE NUMBERS EITHER SIDE OF ZERO LOOK REASONABLE. SUCH COLD AIR ALOFT AND WINDS OVER 10 KT WILL GENERATE OCEAN EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS...BUT THE WIND DIRECTION SHOULD KEEP THE SHOWERS OFFSHORE. AS NOTED ABOVE...WE WILL NEED TO MONITOR FUTURE MODEL SUITES TO SEE IF THE 00Z ECMWF WEEKEND LOW IS A BLIP OR AN ACTUAL PROBLEM. && .AVIATION /10Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS... LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT. HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT. SHORT TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... SHORT TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/... TODAY...MODERATE TO HIGH CONFIDENCE. SNOW OVERSPREADS THE I-95 CORRIDOR THROUGH 12Z OR 13Z AND REACHES BACK INTO WESTERN MA BY 14Z OR 15Z. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES ALONG AND ESPECIALLY SOUTHEAST OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR...WHERE 1 TO 2 INCH PER HOUR RATES ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES INTO THE AFTERNOON. OTHER LOCALIZED BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE WORCESTER HILLS. AS FOR CIGS/VSBYS...WIDESPREAD IFR TO LIFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST MA/CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS AS VSBYS DROP TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 KNOTS EXPECTED ACROSS THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...WITH THE STRONGEST OF THOSE WINDS AT NANTUCKET. FURTHER NORTHWEST...A PERIOD OF NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS WILL AFFECT THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...SO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALSO EXPECTED IN THESE LOCATIONS. TONIGHT...MODERATE TO HIGH CONFIDENCE. WHILE THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL COME TO AN END EARLY THIS EVENING...AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW PERSIST OVERNIGHT ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST. STRONG NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS WILL DIMINISH AS STORM PULLS AWAY AND LOW LEVEL JET WEAKENS. NONETHELESS...WIDESPREAD MVFR TO IFR CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST. KBOS TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN IFR TO LIFR CONDITIONS AFTER 12 OR 13Z THIS MORNING. SNOW MAY FALL HEAVY AT TIMES WITH 1 TO 2 INCH PER HOUR SNOWFALL RATES POSSIBLE AT TIMES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 KNOTS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND PERSIST THROUGH MID AFTERNOON. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED. KBDL TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN IFR CONDITIONS WITH PERIODS OF LIFR CONDITIONS ALSO POSSIBLE AFTER 12 OR 13Z AS SNOW WORKS INTO THE REGION. OUTLOOK /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. TUESDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. LIGHT SNOW OR SNOW SHOWERS WITH HIGHEST CHANCE IN RI AND SOUTHEAST MASS. IFR CIGS/VSBYS IN SNOW SHOWERS. WEDNESDAY...LOW-MODERATE CONFIDENCE. MVFR CIGS/VSBYS IN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. FRIDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. MOSTLY VFR. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 25-30 KNOTS. OCEAN EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS JUST OFF THE COAST WITH LOWER CIGS/VSBYS. && .MARINE... FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS... LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT. HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT. SHORT TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/...HIGH CONFIDENCE. ***STRONG GALE TO STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 60 KNOTS AND SEAS EXCEEDING 20 FEET EXPECTED ACROSS OUR EASTERN OUTER-WATERS LATER THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON*** POWERFUL 975 MB LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING SOUTHEAST OF THE BENCHMARK WILL COMBINED WITH A 1030 MB HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER EASTERN CANADA. THE RESULT WILL BE STRONG NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 60 KNOTS...THE STRONGEST OF THOSE WINDS ACROSS OUR WATERS SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET. GALE AND STORM WARNINGS POSTED FOR ALL WATERS WITH SEAS EXPECTED TO BUILD TO OVER 20 FEET ACROSS OUR EASTERN WATERS BY AFTERNOON. HEAVY SNOW WILL ALSO RESULT IN VISIBILITIES ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM FOR THE MARINE COMMUNITY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH TONIGHT AS POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS. NONETHELESS...SEAS WILL BE SLOW TO DIMINISH THOUGH WITH LEFT OVER SWELL AND PERSISTENT NORTHEAST FETCH. OUTLOOK /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL BE 20 KNOTS OR LESS. SEAS WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH THE DAY BUT REMAIN 5 FEET OR HIGHER ON THE EXPOSED WATERS. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE NEEDED. WEDNESDAY...WINDS BECOME WEST LESS THAN 20 KNOTS. SEAS LINGER 5 FEET OR HIGHER ON THE SOUTHERN WATERS AS WELL AS EAST OF CAPE COD. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE NEEDED. THURSDAY-FRIDAY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE WATERS THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY MUCH COLDER AIR. WINDS WILL SHIFT NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS OF 5-7 FEET MAINLY ON THE OUTER WATERS...SUBSIDING FRIDAY. && .TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING... ***POCKETS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED DURING THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE CYCLE SOUTH OF BOSTON ALONG THE EASTERN MA COAST*** COASTAL FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES SOUTH OF BOSTON THRU COASTAL PLYMOUTH COUNTY TO CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET GIVEN HIGHER CONFIDENCE OF STRONG WIND FIELD ACROSS THIS REGION. EXPECTING AREAS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IN THIS AREA DURING THE LATE MORNING INTO MIDDAY HIGH TIDE. LOW LEVEL WINDS NOT QUITE AS STRONG FROM BOSTON NORTHWARD. THUS LESS STORM SURGE AND COASTAL FLOODING WILL LIKELY BE MAINLY IN THE MINOR CATEGORY...BUT CAN NOT RULE OUT POCKETS OF LOW- END MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING. HIGH TIDE CYCLE OF GREATEST CONCERN IS THE LATE THIS MORNING INTO MIDDAY...BASICALLY 9 AM TO 1 PM IS THE TIMELINE. EXPECTING A STORM SURGE OF BETWEEN 2.5 AND 3 FT ACROSS THE WARNING AREA AND NEAR 2 FT FROM BOSTON NORTHWARD TO THE MA/NH BORDER. ETSS WAS HIGHER THAN THE ESTOFS AND SEEMS REASONABLE GIVEN NE WINDS WILL GUSTS 45 TO 65 MPH. IN ADDITION LARGE WAVES IN EXCESS OF 20 FT JUST OFFSHORE...WILL PROMOTE WAVE RUNUP PUSHING WAVES AND OVER SEAWALLS AND OTHER STRUCTURES. THIS WILL ALSO RESULT IN POTENTIAL MODERATE BEACH EROSION. AGAIN GREATEST IMPACTS FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM ALONG PLYMOUTH COAST TO CAPE COD BAY TO NANTUCKET...WITH LESS IMPACTS BOSTON NORTHWARD TO MA/NH BORDER. WE MAY HAVE SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING DURING THE LATE EVENING HIGH TIDE CYCLE ALONG THE EASTERN MA COAST. HOWEVER ASTRO TIDE IS LOWER...LESS WINDS AND PRES RISES OVERSPREADING THE AREA...BUT A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED. && .BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CT...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR CTZ002>004. MA...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR MAZ018-019- 021>024. COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR MAZ019-022-024. WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR MAZ004>007- 012>017-020-026. COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR MAZ007-015-016-023. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR MAZ002-003- 008>011. RI...BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR RIZ008. WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR RIZ001>007. MARINE...STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR ANZ231>234-250- 254>256. GALE WARNING UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR ANZ230-235-237. GALE WARNING UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR ANZ236. GALE WARNING UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR ANZ251. && $$ SYNOPSIS...FRANK/WTB NEAR TERM...FRANK SHORT TERM...FRANK LONG TERM...WTB AVIATION...FRANK/WTB MARINE...FRANK/WTB TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...STAFF

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