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FOR THE MARITIME COMMUNITY OF THE LONG ISLAND SOUND CAPTAIN OF THE PORT ZONE<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">
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<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:95%;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Please see the important attached NWS update
as of 3PM Tues 6 March...
<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:95%;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The key issue to this storm is its track line… if it continues to hug the coast as the models show, much warmer temps will be realized along the LI coast
and SE CT, but much higher wet snow totals inland to the North/North West… it is all about the Rain/Snow line. This potential won’t be clearly in focus until just after midnight tonight. However count on high winds along the coast and potential for coastal
flooding initially for western LIS and then eastern LIS around the high tide cycles (mid morning Wed and then overnight Wed). High winds in the highlands especially inland, along with the heavy wet snow, will cause additional tree issues and loss of power
Storm Track and Strength are still very uncertain but trending much warmer along immediate coastal regions;A storm track closer to the coast could bring more rain, especially for coastal areas, but higher snowfall amounts over the interior; (higher probability).A further offshore track will bring less snowfall to the interior, but more snow to coastal areas, due to less mixing with rain;Wind and coastal flood impacts are closely tied to the strength, size and exact track of the storm;Heavy Wet Snow across Interior;Downed tree limbs and power lines especially with stronger wind in highlands and wet snow on trees;Snowfall rates 1 to 2 “/hr will make for difficult travel;Exact snow totals will be determined by ultimate track of the storm;Heaviest precipitation falls from Wednesday morning into Wednesday evening;Hazardous travel expected Wednesday evening across most, if not all the Tri-State;<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding possible during high tide Wednesday afternoon and late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning due to high
You are also encouraged to monitor the National Weather Service updates on this storm via the following: