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  • 36°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.85 in. -
  • Heat Index: 27

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 17 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 22 °
  • Low: 20 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 33 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 35 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 38 °
  • Low: 31 °
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Forecast for Provincetown, Massachusetts

Updated: 5:19 PM EST on January 04, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7 PM EST Thursday...
  • Wednesday

    Snow likely late. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 27F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

  • Thursday

    Variably cloudy with snow showers. High around 30F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 17F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 22F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low around 20F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 33F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 29F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy skies. High around 35F. WNW winds shifting to S at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low near 30F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 38F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 31F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 39F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 36F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    A few clouds from time to time. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mainly clear skies. Low 34F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny skies. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 31F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny skies. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low around 25F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 31F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy during the evening. A few snow showers developing later during the night. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 2:32 PM EST on March 4, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to
7 PM EST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory... which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7
PM EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... southern Rhode Island and south coastal
Massachusetts.

* Hazard types... snow.

* Accumulations... 2 to 5 inches of snow.

* Timing... rain will change to snow tonight and continue through
early Thursday afternoon.

* Impacts... slower than normal travel due to slippery roads.

* Visibilities... one half mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued for minor snow accumulations
which can have an affect on travel. Allow extra travel time and be
alert for slippery roads... especially on bridges and overpasses.




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Location: NEPP Cape Cod National Seashore, MA, North Truro, MA

Updated: 6:15 PM EST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CACO MA US, Truro, MA

Updated: 6:12 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SW at 10 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Cape Cod, Wellfleet, MA

Updated: 7:06 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Pine Point Road, Wellfleet, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 35.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Old Wharf Rd, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: North Sunken Meadow, Eastham, MA

Updated: 7:06 PM EST

Temperature: 36.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Heron Cottage, Eastham, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Eastha, MA, Eastham, MA

Updated: 7:06 PM EST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Hatch Beach, Eastham, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

Updated: 7:02 PM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: RobDen, Brewster, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 37.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: White Horse Beach, Plymouth, MA

Updated: 7:00 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Manomet Beach Boulevard, Plymouth, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Animal Rescue League of Boston- Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center, Brewster, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: WSW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Manomet, manomet, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Nauset Heights Bluff, Orleans, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Haven, Orleans, MA

Updated: 7:07 PM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Scargo Hill Dennis MA, Dennis, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Griffiths Pond Road, Brewster, MA

Updated: 7:05 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Chapin, Yarmouth, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Marshfields Favorite Turnaround, Brant Rock, MA

Updated: 7:09 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, MA

Updated: 7:05 PM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Duxbury, Duxbury, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Hazelwood Road, South Dennis, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Forge Drive, Plymouth, MA

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: ORLEANS, SOUTH ORLEANS, MA

Updated: 7:07 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: WA1FSC - Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, MA

Updated: 7:02 PM EST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Pilgrims Highway, Plymouth, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Bridge Gate, Plymouth, MA

Updated: 7:05 PM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: East Harwich DW5051, East Harwich, MA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Taunton Massachusetts 
705 PM EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Synopsis... 
weak low pressure will push along the stalled front with another 
round of snow tonight into Thursday. High pressure will build in 
for Friday through this weekend...bringing dry conditions with 
colder than normal temperatures. A weakening front may bring some 
light snow showers on Monday. Another cold front may approach 
toward the middle of next week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Thursday morning/... 
700 PM update... 


Mainly just minor tweaks to the forecast this evening...mainly to 
temperatures for the next few hours and timing of measurable 
precipitation. There is still a decent amount of low level dry 
air to overcome. Light precipitation has made it as far north as 
the southwest coast of CT...but was mainly just to the south of 
the islands this evening. 


Latest near-term guidance is a little slower to bring measurable 
precipitation north. While this makes it more likely the colder 
air gets in place for snow...it also Narrows the window for seeing 
snow. 04/18z NAM-based guidance still keeps this upcoming 
precipitation mainly to our south. This remains the greatest 
source of uncertainty regarding this forecast. 


Previous discussion... 


* trending forecast a bit lower for snowfall totals 
* Winter Storm Warning remains posted for islands...converting 
watch to Winter Weather Advisory along S coast 
* northern extent of snow remains questionable 


Radar mosaic shows patches of light rain /or sprinkles/ heading 
along S coast this afternoon. Expect this to continue through this 
evening as additional activity across PA/New Jersey heads in our 
direction. Some breaks or thinning in cloud cover has allowed 
temperatures to rebound this afternoon into 30s and 40s...a 
testament to early March sun which we often underestimate this 
time of year. In fact it is more reminiscent of Spring as coolest 
temperatures are along S coast...Cape Cod and islands where fog/ 
low clouds prevail. 


Cold front continues to make slow progress through southern New 
England and will head off S coast tonight. This will set stage for 
our next round of snow as column cools from northwest to southeast during night. 
Confidence is medium at best given concerns about how fast this 
cooling takes place near S coast which affects timing of 
changeover to sleet/snow as well as how much can accumulate. 


Our thinking is change to snow will occur from Hartford to Boston 
between 9 PM and 11 PM...Providence to Plymouth closer to 
midnight...and on cape/islands around 2 or 3 am. Cross sections 
show potential for decent burst of snow overnight...which is 
mainly focused S of Mass Pike /and especially near S coast/. 


Consensus of 12z models have nudged things a bit farther S from 
earlier runs...especially high-res models which show sharp cutoff 
to northern edge of precipitation shield which has to be taken 
into consideration. 12z European model (ecmwf) remains a bit farther north with its 
axis of quantitative precipitation forecast which prevents US from taking everything too far 
offshore. In coordination with wpc and neighboring offices...we 
will nudge snowfall totals down a tad with focus of highest 
amounts along S coast/Cape Cod and especially islands. 


We will maintain Winter Storm Warning for islands /4 to 7 inches/. 
Our highest confidence is on lower end of that range based upon 
model consensus. We will convert Winter Storm Watch on S coastal 
Rhode Island/Massachusetts to Winter Weather Advisory /2 to 5 inches/ with higher 
totals focused on coast and Cape Cod and lower end of range closer 
to Providence. 


There are several red flags to consider against going with overly 
high amounts including being able to overcome initially warm low 
level temperatures...continued southward nudge on models and fact 
that best lift in maximum snow growth zone is limited to late tonight 
and early Thursday morning near S coast. Fact that high-res models show 
little if any snowfall north of Mass Pike makes sense given we expect 
a sharp gradient on northern edge of system...so if anything 
snowfall totals along and north of Mass Pike may be a bit overdone. 


Note probabilistic snow forecasts will show rather large range 
/ie few inches to nearly a foot on Nantucket/ due to uncertainty 
in temperature profile and to some degree how far close or 
offshore does axis of heaviest quantitative precipitation forecast lie. This leads US to play 
forecast more conservatively due to reasons mentioned above. 


For those wondering about bos snowfall record...we need 1.9 inches 
to tie 1995-96. Our latest forecast has about 0.7 inch at bos. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Thursday morning through Thursday night/... 
focus for steadier snowfall will be over southeast New England Thursday 
morning with rapid drying from northwest bringing clearing to interior by 
afternoon. Expect additional 2 to 4 inches during day across S 
coastal Rhode Island/Massachusetts and Cape Cod/islands with less than inch as far north as 
Mass Pike. Definitely colder day ahead with highs only in 20s 
except near 30 on cape and islands. 


Clearing sets in across all of region Thursday night as system heads 
farther out to sea and high pressure builds in. Another shot of 
bitterly cold air arrives with lows from about 5 below to 5 above 
across interior to teens closer to coast. 


&& 


Long term /Friday through Wednesday/... 
* high pressure arrives Friday 
* moisture-starved cold front moves through this weekend 
* uncertain forecast early next week 


Models are in fairly good agreement going into this weekend. 
There are some minor discrepancies in timing of a cold front 
into this weekend. More significant differences develop Saturday 
night into Sunday. The GFS is very aggressive in developing a 
surface low near the Great Lakes...and is off on its own in doing 
so. At this point...am favoring a consensus blend of the other 
guidance due to fairly broad middle-level trough over the northeast. 


High pressure south of New England is the main theme early next 
week. There is some question as to how close a cold front can get 
to southern New England toward middle week. 


Friday...a high pressure becomes suppressed to our south as a low 
pressure moves into Quebec. This will keep lower temperatures... 
well below normal for early March...in place for southern New 
England. 


This weekend...a shortwave pushes low pressure through Quebec... 
allowing a cold front to move through southern New England. At 
this point...this frontal passage appears to be fairly moisture- 
starved...so little if any precipitation will accompany this front. 
Temperatures moderate a bit...but remain well below normal. 


Early next week...models continue to show significant differences 
with the evolution of the middle level flow. 04/12z GFS is faster to 
warm up the lower atmosphere than both its ensemble mean and the 
04/12z European model (ecmwf). While thinking temperatures will eventually become 
higher...am not yet sold on the GFS timing. This will have 
implications for precipitation type. Will continue to favor a 
consensus approach for this time range. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Thursday through Monday/... 
forecaster confidence levels... 


Low...less than 30 percent. 
Moderate...30 to 60 percent. 
High...greater than 60 percent. 


Short term /through Thursday night/...moderate confidence. 


Pockets of MVFR/IFR persists across portions of Cape Cod and the 
islands this evening...with isolated light showers nearby. Ceilings 
may improve slightly after 00z...but overall trend is to maintain 
persistence in conditions. VFR ceilings elsewhere. 


MVFR/IFR spreads north in light snow tonight...probably as far north as 
kbdl-ksfz-kbos...mainly due to visibility. Light rain changes to sleet 
and snow closer to S coast after 06z where LIFR expected through 
daybreak Thursday. VFR ceilings farther north and west. 


Conditions slowly improve Thursday from northwest to southeast...with Cape Cod and 
islands last to improve 16z-20z. 


Expected general snow accumulations... 
bos/baf/bed/orh...1 inch 
bdl/pvd...2 inches 
fmh/hya...3-4 inches 
ack...5-7 inches 


Kbos taf...high confidence. Coordinated taf with cwsu zbw. 


Kbdl taf...high confidence. 


Outlook...Friday through Monday... 


Moderate confidence. Mainly VFR through this period. Brief MVFR 
conditions are possible Saturday night into Monday across the 
northwest third of southern New England in scattered snow showers. 


&& 


Marine... 
forecaster confidence levels... 


Low...less than 30 percent. 
Moderate...30 to 60 percent. 
High...greater than 60 percent. 


Short term /through Thursday night/...moderate confidence. 


Maintaining Small Craft Advisory on outer waters and Block Island/Rhode Island sounds 
primarily due to seas through Thursday or Thursday night. 


Cold front slowly drops S tonight with wind shift to northwest and 
possibly a few gusts to 25 knots. Spotty light rain will give way to 
sleet and snow late tonight...with lowest visibility from midnight into 
Thursday morning. 


Snow should mainly affect S coastal waters Thursday before heading 
offshore Thursday night. High pressure building in to region may bring 
period of 25kt northwest wind gusts Thursday night...mainly on outer waters. 


Outlook...Friday through Monday... 


High confidence. Winds and seas slowly diminish Friday as high 
pressure builds over the waters. They then increase again...but 
only modestly over this weekend as a cold front approaches...then 
crosses the waters. Small craft advisories will likely be 
necessary on the outer waters for a portion of this time. 


&& 


Box watches/warnings/advisories... 
CT...none. 
Massachusetts...Winter Storm Warning until 7 PM EST Thursday for maz023-024. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 PM EST Thursday for maz020>022. 
Rhode Island...Winter Storm Warning until 7 PM EST Thursday for riz008. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 PM EST Thursday for riz003>007. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 6 am EST Friday for anz235-237-250- 
254>256. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...Belk/jwd 
near term...Belk/jwd 
short term...jwd 
long term...Belk 
aviation...Belk/jwd 
marine...Belk/jwd 






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