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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: 320 PM EST MON NOV 24 2014

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Coastal waters from Sandy Hook to Manasquan Inlet NJ out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast




...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

  • SynopsisA COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION OVERNIGHT AND STALL JUST OFFSHORE THROUGH TUESDAY...ALLOWING HIGH PRESSURE TO BRIEFLY MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THIS STALLED FRONT AND AFFECT THE REGION AS A STRONG NOR EASTER ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE IN ON THANKSGIVING AND DOMINATE UNTIL A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE IN THE SUNDAY AND MONDAY TIME FRAME.
  • Tonight SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
  • Tue W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft late. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. rain likely after midnight.
  • Wed N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft...building to 7 to 10 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Wed Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt... Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 8 to 11 ft...subsiding to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Rain... Mainly in the evening. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Thu NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sat SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 5 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Sandy Hook to Manasquan Inlet NJ out 20 nm
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