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Nor'easter winding down, some areas get more than a foot of snow

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The snow will (finally) wind down Friday afternoon and skies will be clearing Friday night. The storm has been sending heavy bands of snow through New England and it really piled up. Massachusetts will end up with a wide swath of 12-18" of snow, even in Boston. There is also an area within that band, mostly on the south shore, getting up to 2 feet of snow. This storm is spinning well over 400 miles out to sea, but is powerful and big enough to keep us in its circulation. It'll be long gone tomorrow, leaving us with sunshine and highs in the 40s. Temperatures will moderate all weekend and highs will be in the 50s early next week, though that comes with some rain. I think I'll take that at this point.

Winds will let up from northwest to southeast. This makes sense as spots closer to the storm will hang on to gusty conditions the longest.

The High Wind Warning for Cape Cod and the Islands will continue until 10 pm. Northerly winds 25-35 mph and gusts to 60 mph are possible until then. Even after that, it will be windy! Expect gusts 30-40 mph Saturday and a return to calmer conditions Sunday.

The Wind Advisory in Boston is set to expire at 1 am.

A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 10 pm. North winds 20-30 mph will occasionally gust to 45 mph. The precipitation will end long before the winds ease up!

A Coastal Flood Warning will continue through this evening's high tide. Although the impacts are not expected to be as severe as this morning's high tide, the water will only contribute to beach erosion and flooding. Coastal residents are urged to follow evacuation requests. Keep in mind, if the waves and flooding can wash away homes, it can wash away roads. Take care to avoid flooded roadways as portions of the road could be missing!

Here's a list of local high tides as the type of flooding expected:

Newburyport:

  • 9 PM: Minor
  • 9 AM: Minor

 Revere:

  • 9 PM: Minor
  • 9 AM: Minor

 Boston Harbor:

  • 9 PM: Minor-Moderate
  • 9 AM: Minor

 Scituate:

  • 9 PM: Minor-Moderate
  • 9 AM: Minor

 Sandwich Harbor:

  • 8 PM: Minor-Moderate
  • 9 AM: Minor

Nantucket, East

  • 9 PM: Minor-Moderate
  • 10 AM: Minor

Waves will easily be as high as 20 feet at times. Those battering waves are expected to focus areas of severe erosion along the Outer Cape, Chatham, and eastern Nantucket.

Since waves are created by wind, once THEY diminish the big waves will too. Expect vast improvements during the course of tomorrow.

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