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Rainfall and mountain snow will continue across the western U.S. into Monday

Heavy precipitation along the west coast will persist with a focus along the Coastal Ranges and Cascades. While not nearly as impressive as recent days, the forecast suggests another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible across this region. Farther inland, moderate to heavy snow is likely over the Wasatch and Colorado Rockies with 1 to 2 foot amounts possible through Monday.
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Last Update: 346 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST OUT OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND UP ALONG THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS BY CHRISTMAS DAY.
  • Through 7 Am NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Today NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of rain early in the morning...then rain in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tonight E winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain with areas of drizzle. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue Night S winds 5 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Areas of fog early in the evening. 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 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Rain early in the morning... Then showers in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed Night S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Showers in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the evening.
  • Thu W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Fri W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.



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