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Though much of the nation is still under a deep freeze, more typical spring weather is on the horizon, and with it the threat of severe weather, flooding and other hazards. As part of our effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation, NWS is launching its Spring Seasonal Safety Campaign, with information to help you know your risk, take action and be a Force of Nature this spring.
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Last Update: 1227 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast




...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER OUR AREA TONIGHT, THEN SHIFT OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT IS EXPECTED TO LIFT THROUGH OUR AREA ON TUESDAY EVENING. A COLD FRONT IS ANTICIPATED TO ARRIVE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THEN THE FRONT SHOULD SINK SLOWLY TO THE SOUTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY AS LOW PRESSURE RIDES ALONG IT. ANOTHER ARCTIC HIGH IS FORECAST TO BUILD ACROSS OUR REGION FOR FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.
  • This Afternoon NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight. Light freezing spray after midnight.
  • Tue NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow early in the afternoon. Sleet...snow and rain likely late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late.
  • Tue Night S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... Becoming SW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain and sleet early in the evening...then rain in the late evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the morning.
  • Wed Night N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the evening...then rain and snow likely after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Thu NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow likely in the morning...then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Light freezing spray through the night.
  • Fri N winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon...then becoming W. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light freezing spray through the day.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm
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