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Major nor'easter to affect northeastern U.S.

The stage is being set for a major nor'easter to affect parts of the Northeast Monday through Wednesday. This system will be responsible for heavy snowfall and strong winds, with blizzard conditions possible along coastal areas from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Blizzard Warnings are in effect along the coast from central New Jersey to the Canadian border.
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5NM NE Chicago IL

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Late
Afternoon

Chance Snow

NE 20kt
9ft

High: 28 °F
Water: 34 °F

Gale Warning
Gale Warning

Tonight

Chance Light Snow

NE 20ktWinds Decreasing
9ftWaves Subsiding

Low: 22 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Monday

Chance Snow

Light Wind
4ftWaves Subsiding

High: 30 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Monday
Night

Chance Snow

Light Wind
< 1ft

Low: 26 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Cloudy

N 10kt
< 1ft

High: 33 °F

Tuesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Light Wind
< 1ft

Low: 24 °F

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

S 15kt
< 1ft

High: 37 °F

Wednesday
Night

Chance Rain/Snow

SSE 15kt
1-2ft

Low: 32 °F

Thursday

Chance Rain/Snow

Winds IncreasingNNW 20kt
Waves Building4ft

High: 35 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:03 pm CST Jan 25, 2015
Forecast Valid: 5pm CST Jan 25, 2015-6pm CST Feb 1, 2015

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Detailed Forecast

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

  • Late Afternoon NE wind around 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A chance of snow. Waves around 9 ft.
  • Tonight NE wind 15 to 20 kt decreasing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. A chance of light snow before 9pm. Waves 9 ft subsiding to 5 ft.
  • Monday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Winds could gust as high as 10 kt. A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Waves 4 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less.
  • Monday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Waves 1 ft or less.
  • Tuesday N wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.
  • Tuesday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.
  • Wednesday S wind 5 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Partly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
  • Wednesday Night SSE wind 10 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. A chance of rain and snow. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Thursday S wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNW 15 to 20 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. A chance of rain and snow. Waves 1 ft or less building to 4 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.