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Forecast as of 3:17 am EDT on July 28, 2014
Synopsis For Massachusetts And Rhode Island Coastal Waters
Low pres will track from upstate New York into northern New England today...and will push a cold front across the waters late tonight and Tue. The cold front will be slow to exit offshore and will linger E of the Massachusetts coast through Fri. 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.
Forecast as of 3:17 am EDT on July 28, 2014
Block Island Sound-
Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 7 am EDT this morning through Tuesday afternoon
Today
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers and tstms likely... mainly this morning. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less...increasing to 1 to 3 nm this afternoon.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed
N winds around 5 kt...becoming S around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed Night
SW winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu
SW winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu Night
S winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri
Se winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri Night
E winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. 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.
Small Craft for Hazardous Seas Advisory
Expires 2:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2014

Statement as of 3:12 am EDT on July 28, 2014


... Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 7 am
this morning to 2 PM EDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for hazardous seas... which is in effect from 7 am this
morning to 2 PM EDT Tuesday.

* Seas... 3 to 6 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves are
expected to be hazardous to small craft. Mariners should avoid
shoaling areas. Long period swell can sharpen into large breaking
waves in shoaling areas. It is not unusual for waves to break
much farther from shoaling areas than is normally experienced.
Remember... breaking waves can easily capsize even larger vessels.






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