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Small, Weak & Lumpy Today… Waves this Weekend
Skies were again mostly cloudy with a passing shower this morning along the coastal plain. Winds were light from the E/SE and temps were seasonably cool, in the upper 40′s. Regionwide, surf was unremarkable at 1-2 ft with a period of 5-6 seconds, generating a weak knee high wave at best. Look for some rays of sun this afternoon and temps moving into the upper 50′s. Light SE winds this morning increase to 10-15 mph after lunch.
Waves Today… 5-6 sec periods, light AM SE winds increase to 10-15 mph after lunch. Mostly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle, mid-upper 50′s shoreside.
Maine to Cape Cod to Long Island… Small short period wind waves from the E/SE
Future Outlook... Another Uneventful Day Tomorrow. Waves Saturday & Sunday
High pressure over the Gulf of Maine today moves east tomorrow, with wrap around winds swinging into the south. Air temps moderate with the warmer wind direction under mostly cloudy skies. A front pushes for the coast late Friday afternoon into the overnight with a stiff S/SE fetch and plenty of rain. The system develops a southerly wind swell for the region that hopefully cleans up Saturday afternoon with ample leftovers for Sunday. Right now, winds look like they’ll be rather “bipolar” across the region with W/NW breezes for the south coast, and easterly winds north of the Cape. Given the combination of swell & wind direction, the south coast will likely offer the best conditions for this swell event. Retrograding low pressure east of Bermuda sends in a longer period swell for the period Monday into Wednesday.
Waves Thursday… 5-6 sec periods, winds south 5-15 mph early gust 10-20 mph late. Mostly cloudy, mid 60′s, maybe cooler for south facing shores.
Waves Friday… 7-8 sec periods, winds SE 15-25 mph, cloudy with heavy rain late, 60 degrees shoreside.
Waves Saturday… Timing is everything relative to the wind… 9-11 sec periods, winds NW south coast remain SE north of the Cape. Mostly cloudy with lingering precipitation, low 60′s.
Waves Sunday… 9-10 sec periods, winds NW south coast, east north of the Cape. Maybe some rays of sun with an afternoon shower, low 60′s & cooler where winds are onshore.
Mike Morris, Surf Forecaster for Northern Surfer