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Knee High with Swell on the Way
It was another cold one along the coastal plain this morning with temps at sunrise again in the single digits & teens. Skies started off sunny north of Boston with clouds in place to the south. Weather has emerged off the mid Atlantic coast & is forecast to spool up offshore. In response, winds from the Cape to the south are light from the E/SE. To the north, away from this area of low pressure, winds are from the W/SW. A knee high 9-11 sec swell is rolling in across exposed east facing shores.
The Big Picture… A Wave Maker to our South Heads Offshore Today.
Waves this afternoon… 9-11 sec underlying swell with a building 5-7 sec easterly wind wave (south coast). Winds moderate east (south coast), light AM westerlies north coast swing light SE. Cloudy south, partial sun north. Mid 30′s
Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts… Cold, Clean & Knee high this morning
Cape Cod… Feeling the Storm to the south with E/SE winds
South Coast… Rhode Island with calm winds while Long Island like the Cape is seeing locally onshore conditions.
Future Outlook… Warming Up Tomorrow with Some Swell
This morning’s weather models are forecasting weaker wrap around winds on the north side of the storm system to our south. So predicted wave heights have also been throttled back. However, there will still be swell tomorrow, peaking along the south coast in the afternoon and building through the day to the north, with the swell peak occurring early Sunday morning for the Gulf of Maine. Check your favorite buoys. Saturday looks like it will be fairly mild for a winter surf session. Looking to the future, this swell trails through Sunday with conditions quiet until mid week when models feel that another coastal storm may be in the cards.
Waves Saturday… 9-11 sec periods work in from south to north, winds light to moderate NW, mostly sunny, mid 40′s
Waves Sunday…8-10 sec periods, winds light NW, more clouds & cooler, mid 30′s.
Mike Morris, Surf Forecaster for Northern Surfer