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Nor'easter winding down as new system approaches Northeast, record-breaking warmth continues across central U.S.

The nor'easter that brought 2-3 feet of snow to parts of the Northeast is winding down, with heavy snow and strong winds continuing across eastern Maine on Wednesday. Another round of snow is expected across the Northeast Thursday into Friday. Meanwhile, temperatures as much as 25-35 degrees above normal will continue across the central U.S.
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Last Update: 107 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...



  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY. THE NEXT COLD FRONT CROSSES THE WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
  • This Afternoon NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Tonight N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds after midnight.
  • Thu NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
  • Thu Night S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight.
  • Fri NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt...increasing to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft... Building to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon.
  • Fri Night NW winds 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Light freezing spray.
  • Sat NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 9 ft...subsiding to 3 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
  • Sun N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm
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