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Unsettled weather to continue today across the northern Plains and Midwest; severe weather possible Tuesday along Gulf Coast

Unsettled weather will continue today over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where wintry precipitation is forecast, with several inches of snow from South Dakota eastward into Minnesota and northern Michigan. A well-defined cold front will advance eastward with showers and storms developing along and ahead of it. Some storms along the Gulf Coast could become severe on Tuesday.
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Last Update: 413 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast




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

  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WASHES OUT OFF THE DELMARVA AND NEW JERSEY COASTS ON TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS BY CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND SLIDES OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST FRIDAY NIGHT.
  • Through 7 Pm NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Rain likely with areas of drizzle. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Rain likely with areas of drizzle in the evening...then a chance of rain with areas of drizzle after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue SW winds 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Areas of fog until late afternoon. Areas of drizzle with a slight chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain likely with areas of drizzle early in the evening...then rain in the late evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed S winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft... Building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain early in the morning... Then showers in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed Night SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the evening.
  • Thu SW winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers early in the morning.
  • Thu Night W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
  • Fri Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
  • Sat SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out 20 nm
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