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Unseasonably cold temperatures spreading into central U.S.

A strong cold front will usher a much colder air mass into the central and eastern U.S. for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in some areas. Rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes on Friday as the system crosses the area. Heavy snow is possible in the central Appalachians Friday night.
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Last Update: 226 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...


  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE WILL NUDGE INTO THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT TO THE WEST AND A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG A STALLED FRONT OFFSHORE. STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFFSHORE FROM THE NC COAST SAT AND BOMB AS IT ACCELERATES TO THE NE. ITS ASSOCIATED POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION DURING SAT FOLLOWED BY COLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. THE CENTER OF THIS HIGH WILL TRACK OVERHEAD MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
  • Rest Of Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Fri N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers.
  • Fri Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Sat W winds 25 to 30 kt...becoming NW 30 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain.
  • Sat Night NW winds 35 to 40 kt...with gusts to 45 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Sun N winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
  • Sun Night N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
  • Mon NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Tue E winds 10 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm
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