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Heavy snow forecast for parts of Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes

A cold air mass behind a cold front will continue to bring below-normal temperatures across much of the eastern and northern U.S. through Thursday and allow for snow, heavy at times, to fall across parts of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, mainly from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect across the region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 835 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

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Monterey Bay

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...



  • SynopsisSTRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS A RESULT OF A ROBUST NORTH TO SOUTH SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TO OCCUR OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS WHERE GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS WILL DECREASE SOME ON FRIDAY BUT WILL REMAIN MODERATE STRENGTH THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS.
  • Tonight N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft late in the evening...becoming less than 2 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Thu W winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft... Decreasing to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Fri NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Fri Night W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Sat W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft...decreasing to 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
  • Sun NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves less than 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.
  • Mon NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.



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