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Heavy snow forecast for parts of Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes

A cold air mass behind a cold front will bring below-normal temperatures across much of the eastern and northern U.S. on Wednesday and allow for snow, heavy at times, to develop across parts of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, mainly from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect across the region.
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Last Update: 320 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

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

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...



  • SynopsisA STRONG COLD FRONT WILL STALL WELL OFFSHORE TODAY. A WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE WATERS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND THEN WEAKEN LATE IN THE WEEK. LOW PRESSURE MAY DEVELOP OFFSHORE FROM THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST DURING THE WEEKEND.
  • Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt...then diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Thu NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Thu Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of rain.
  • Fri NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Fri Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Sat NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Sat Night NE winds 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
  • Mon NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

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