Rapidly deepening storm forecast off New England by early Monday

NOAA OPC Forecast Surface Map 1200 UTC Sunday Feb 12th

NOAA OPC Forecast Surface Map 1200 UTC Sunday Feb 12th

A rapidly deepening low is forecast to move off the southern coast of New England late Sunday night and Monday (Feb 12th-13th) producing storm force winds west and south of the center of 50-65 knots from late Monday through Tuesday  as it moves  eastward out over the western North Atlantic.   The strong winds will also build  significant wave heights to 40 feet / 12 meters.

NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 09 Feb 2017

NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 09 Feb 2017

 

 

The storm from yesterday (Feb 9th) as well as this one and perhaps several more this season are being enhanced by the warmer than normal SST off the US Coast north of Cape Hatteras.  Often, when this occurs, you can get rapidly developing storms during the latter part of the winter (Feb-Mar) that can produce very high winds and sometimes heavy snowfalls over parts of the Northeast.

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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