Snow Is The Least Of Our Worries

 

Storm advisories list, it is a long one for this storm.

We already had a good snow for 2017 and now they are saying we will see anywhere from one inch to ten inches, and the coast will get the brunt of the snow.  This of course depends on which model you are using.  I am not worried about snow, it is fun to play in and not too bad to get around in, even in this cold.  I am worried about heavy winds, coastal erosion and minor tidal flooding.  Let’s just say typical nor’easter conditions.  There are hurricane force strength winds offshore, gale warnings, freezing spray advisories, heavy freezing spray advisories, and of course a winter storm watch.  I think for us coastal folks the snow is the least of our worries.  Wind and waves will be an issue for the coastline and beaches especially.  Route 1 could easily flood at high tide, things like that are my concerns.  The hazardous weather outlook page from the NWS is a mile long list of conditions we can expect, snow being the least of our worries.  If I am going to get stuck at home, I hope it is due to a lot of snow, and I can go car hooding.  So just be prepared and be safe.  High winds are definitely a power loss hazard, and with these temperatures that is a serious issue.   Best to be prepared for power losses with this wind, so have a place to go if you need to leave your house.  Riding out a long power loss could be dangerous.  Get the cars gassed up, milk, bread etc is an understatement.  The stores were being stripped last night.  Be safe and smart

Fish On!

Rich King

Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
350 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 20 kt early,
then, becoming E to SE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. Chance of
rain.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming E to NE 50 to 65 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft, building to 12 to 19 ft.
.THU...N to NW winds 50 to 65 kt, becoming W to NW 60 to 75 kt.
Seas building to 18 to 33 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming W. Seas 15 to 28 ft,
subsiding to 13 to 20 ft. Scattered showers. Scattered snow
showers. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.FRI...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 14 to 22 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 14 to 24 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 22 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 10 to 16 ft, subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

NWS … 

Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Snow, mainly after 10pm. Low around 26. Windy, with an east wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north 21 to 26 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday
Snow, mainly before 1pm. Areas of blowing snow. High near 29. Windy, with a northwest wind around 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
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Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -2. Windy, with a northwest wind 26 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Windy.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Blustery.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Blustery.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

Marine forecast … 

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
642 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt, becoming SW late this morning, then
becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 25 kt late in the evening, then becoming N 20 to
25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight, increasing to 25 to
30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less, then 4 to
7 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a dominant period of
6 seconds.  A chance of snow and rain early in the evening, then
rain in the late evening and early morning. Snow in the late
evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft dominant period 8 seconds, building to 8 to 13 ft dominant
period 9 seconds early in the morning. Snow until late afternoon,
then a chance of snow late. Light freezing spray likely late.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas
8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. Swell mainly
from the N with a dominant period of 10 seconds.  Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas
5 to 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Light freezing
spray.

$$

ANZ431-032315-
Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE-
642 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming E this afternoon. Waves
2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt after midnight, then increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 35 kt late. Waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft after
midnight. A chance of snow early in the evening, then snow in the
late evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Waves 4 to
6 ft. Snow until late afternoon, then a chance of snow late.
Light freezing spray likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Waves
4 to 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW winds around 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to
5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves
3 to 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...NW winds around 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon.
Light freezing spray in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft. Light
freezing spray.

$$

ANZ430-032315-
Delaware Bay waters north of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE-
642 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming SE around 5 kt this
afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE late in the evening,
then becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after
midnight, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt late.
Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. A chance of
snow in the evening, then snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to
4 ft. Snow until late afternoon, then a chance of snow late.
Light freezing spray likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves
3 to 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to
4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Waves around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or
less. Freezing spray.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
2 ft or less. Light freezing spray in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft. Light
freezing spray.

 

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