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Lumpy Waist to Chest High East Facing Shores. Clean Maine & Western Long Island.
Temps were cold again, well into the 20′s and low 30′s along the coastal plain this morning with winds light to moderate from the NE. Look for morning sun to fade as the onshore flow moves low clouds ashore, relegating daytime highs to the low to mid 40′s. Buoys report a lumpy 3-5 ft at 8 sec from the E/SE for east facing shores between the Cape & southern New Hampshire. To the north & south of that area 2-4 ft at 8 seconds seems to be the rule with the cleanest conditions along the Maine seacoast & western Long Island. Longer period waves (9-11 sec) are expected to filter in by midday, boosting surf zone wave heights, especially for east facing shores. Winds are also expected to relax towards day’s end.
Waves this Afternoon… Morning 8 sec periods transition to 9-11 sec after lunch. East winds 10-15 mph diminishing late. Mostly cloudy, low 40′s
Maine… Crisp & Clean again this Morning
New Hampshire, to Northern Massachusetts to Cape Cod... Facing east & feeling the wind with lumpy waist to chest high conditions.
Scituate… Seeing a small local NE wind wave this morning. Maybe a pulse of energy might wrap in when the long period waves arrive from offshore this afternoon.
South Coast… (Rhode Island CAM offline)… Lumpy at the east end of Long Island, clean at the west end.
Future Outlook… Cleaning Up & Warming Up Tomorrow.
Winds swing W/NW for tomorrow with developing sunshine that will warm morning 30 degree air into the upper 50′s by afternoon. Look for some waist to possibly head high waves to be available early, with 9-10 sec periods & wave heights trailing off towards day’s end. Swell fades for Easter Sunday with winds turning onshore again and temps shoreside in the 40′s.
Waves Saturday… Wave heights & periods trailing off through the day. 9-10 sec periods AM, 8 sec periods by day’s end. Light West winds AM veer NW 10-15mph by midday. Partial sun, mid to upper 50′s.
Waves Easter Sunday… 7-8 sec periods. Leftover E/SE swell mixing with a developing localized E/NE wind wave. Winds NE 10 mph, partial sun, low-mid 40′s shoreside.
Mike Morris, Surf Forecaster for Northern Surfer