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East Coast winter storm forecast to impact Thanksgiving holiday travel

A storm system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas early Wednesday and strengthen as it moves rapidly up the East Coast Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy snow is likely to begin in the central Appalachians early Wednesday morning, spreading northeast through the interior Mid-Atlantic into New England by Wednesday night. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for these areas.
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Last Update: 714 PM EST MON NOV 24 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST TUESDAY...



  • SynopsisA COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY WEAK HIGH PRESSURE TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE TRACKS UP THE EAST COAST TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEPARTS TO THE NORTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A SECONDARY LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION EARLY THURSDAY...BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST LATER THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.
  • Tonight SW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds late. A slight chance of showers in the late evening and overnight.
  • Tue W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft...mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A slight chance of rain in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon.
  • Tue Night NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in the evening...then rain after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed NE winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming N 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm until late afternoon.
  • Wed Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening.
  • Thu NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers until late afternoon.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Fri Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm
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