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Subject:3PM Tues 6 Mar update-Winter Storm/Heavy Wet Snow with Coastal Flooding
Date:Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Winter storm 03-06-18_1PMa.pdf    

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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"> (Please excuse redundancy due to your membership in other related email dist lists).

<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 issues.

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 tide cycles.

You are also encouraged to monitor the National Weather Service updates on this storm via the following:

Notice posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2018

For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.