GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

March 17, 2013

Marine forecast


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen bank national marine sanctuary

Today North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight Southeast winds around 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Snow. Visibility 1 to 3 nautical miles.

Tomorrow East winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet. Patchy fog. Rain Snow and sleet. Visibility 1 to 3 nautical miles.

Tomorrow night Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 25 to 30 knots after midnight. Seas 8 to 11 feet. Patchy fog. Showers likely with a chance of snow showers. Visibility 1 to 3 nautical miles.

Wednesday West winds 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 feet. Patchy fog. A chance of snow showers. Visibility 1 to 3 nautical miles.

Wednesday night West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Thursday Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Thursday night Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Friday Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Friday night Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Seas are reported as significant wave height which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.