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Nor'easter to impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S. as a nor'easter continues to be forecast to move up the East Coast through early Thursday. This storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. These conditions are expected to impact Thanksgiving travel conditions on Wednesday.
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Last Update: 815 PM PST TUE NOV 25 2014

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Pt. Piedras Blancas to Pt. Sal From 10 NM to 60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisAT 03Z...OR 7 PM PST...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRES OVER THE ERN PAC AND GREAT BASIN WILL SHIFT E WED AND THU. A LOW PRES SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT OVER THE ERN PAC WILL APPROACH THE CA COAST ON FRI THROUGH SAT AND MOVE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS SUN.
  • Tonight Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Wed Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Wed Night NW winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Thu NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 12 seconds...becoming W and building to 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds in the afternoon.
  • Thu Night NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft at 16 seconds...building to 7 to 8 ft at 16 seconds after midnight.
  • Fri NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 7 ft.
  • Fri Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 7 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Sat S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Chance of rain.
  • Sun S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft. Rain likely.



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Zone Area Forecast for Pt. Piedras Blancas to Pt. Sal From 10 NM to 60 NM
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