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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston & Blizzard Warning
Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2018

National Terrorism Advisory System<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The National Terrorism Advisory System is at an

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">elevated threat alert (MARSEC Level I) for the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Port of Boston. 

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Boston, MA Weather (Current Conditions)

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Overcast - Snow, 33°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 22°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 34°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Wind NE 20 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.59 in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 2 mi

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 94%

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 32°

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Blizzard Warning issued March 13 at 3:44AM EDT until March 13 at

8:00PM EDT by NWS Boston<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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BLIZZARD WARNING<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  inches, with localized amounts around 20 inches, are expected.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* WHERE...Eastern Massachusetts, including Boston.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous with 1 to 3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  inch per hour snowfall rates at times. This will significantly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  impact the morning commute. The afternoon commute is also

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  expected to be impacted. Wet snow and strong winds will result

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">  in some power outages and tree damage.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Snow, heavy at times. Gusty winds will lead to blizzard

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">conditions. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Winds N at 25 to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">accumulation of a foot or more. Winds could occasionally

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">gust over 50 mph.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tonight:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Windy. Snow this evening will transition to snow showers

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">overnight. Low near 30F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Winds could

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">occasionally gust over 40 mph.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Another in a series of Nor`easters will impact the waters into

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">this evening. Anticipate high seas of 20 to 30 feet and storm

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">force wind gusts. This is a dangerous storm for Mariners. An upper

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">level low moving overhead Wed could spin up scattered snow

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">squalls which could persist into Thu. Mainly dry weather follows

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Friday into the weekend.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:red">STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Boston, MA Tides

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             High                  Low                  Sun

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Date    AM    hgt   PM    hgt   AM    hgt   PM    hgt   rise  set

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">13 Tue  0915   9.2  2152   8.5  1456   1.7  1535   1.0  0700  1848

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">14 Wed  1003   9.5  2236   8.9  0345   1.4  1620   0.7  0658  1850

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15 Thu  1048   9.8  2316   9.3  1631   1.0  1701   0.3  0656  1851

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">16 Fri  1129  10.1  2354   9.7  0514   0.5  1741   0.0  0654  1852

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">17 Sat  ----  ----  1209  10.3  0555   0.1  1819  -0.2  0653  1853

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">18 Sun  0031  10.0  1248  10.4  0636  -0.2  1858  -0.4  0651  1854

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">19 Mon  0108  10.3  1329  10.4  0718  -0.5  1938  -0.4  0649  1855

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20 Tue  0147  10.5  1411  10.3  0801  -0.6  2020  -0.3  0648  1856

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21 Wed  0228  10.7  1457  10.1  0847  -0.6  2105  -0.1  0646  1858

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22 Thu  0314  10.7  1546   9.8  0936  -0.5  2154   0.2  0644  1859

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23 Fri  0404  10.6  1641   9.5  1030  -0.3  2248   0.5  0642  1900

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24 Sat  0459  10.4  1741   9.2  1128  -0.1  2348   0.7  0641  1901

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 Sun  0601  10.3  1846   9.1  ----  ----  1231   0.0  0639  1902

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">26 Mon  0706  10.3  1952   9.3  0051   0.8  0135   0.0  0637  1903

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">27 Tue  0813  10.4  2056   9.6  0156   0.6  1438  -0.2  0635  0704

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Current Maximum Drafts at Oil Terminals

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Citgo Braintree         36-00 Fresh Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ExxonMobil Everett      38-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Global Chelsea          32-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Global Revere           32-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Gulf Chelsea            35-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Irving Revere           36-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sprague Deepwater       34-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sunoco East Boston      37-06 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">TRT Quincy              29-00 Salt Water

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">McArdle Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The McArdle Bridge is operating on normal on

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Chelsea Street Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The Chelsea Street Bridge is operating on normal

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Fore River Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The Fore River Bridge is operating on normal

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MSA Useful Links

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Notice posted on Tuesday, March 13, 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.