Coast Guard warns mariners of powerful offshore storm

national weather serviceBOSTON — The Coast Guard is warning mariners to take caution over the next 48 hours due to a powerful storm impacting the New England coastline and offshore area.

The National Weather Service is estimating wind gusts as strong as 60 knots and waves as large as 26 feet in some areas.

Coast Guard aircraft are warning all ships in the vicinity of the storm via radio.

“This is an extremely powerful storm,” said Lt. James Christy, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s public affairs officer. “We hope mariners heed our warning and avoid these life threatening conditions.”

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