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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 355 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...

  • SynopsisSURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE EAST TO THE CAROLINA COAST TODAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING AS A RESULT STRONGER NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BRING INCREASED WAVE HEIGHTS. HIGH PRESSURE AGAIN WILL MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED STATES TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE WEST AT MIDWEEK.
  • Today East winds 15 to 20 knots early...decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet dominant period 5 seconds.
  • Tonight Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
  • Sunday Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet dominant period 5 seconds. Showers likely in the morning...then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
  • Monday North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Monday Night Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Tuesday East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
  • Tuesday Night East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
  • Wednesday East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Showers likely.
  • Wednesday Night East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Chance of showers.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River out 20 nm
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