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Wet weather continues across Pacific Northwest, New England

An active weather pattern continues across the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, where an onshore flow will usher in moisture from the Pacific Ocean, resulting in several inches of rain across the region. Meanwhile, a coastal storm off the Northeast coast will bring periods of rain to parts of New England through early Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are also possible across parts of the Midwest.
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Last Update: 328 PM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

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

Marine Zone Forecast




...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

  • SynopsisOFFSHORE LOW PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY TRACK NORTHEASTWARD TONIGHT, REACHING THE CANADIAN MARITIMES LATER FRIDAY NIGHT. MEANWHILE, HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR SOUTHWEST WILL BUILD TOWARD THE MID ATLANTIC FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT CROSSING THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS ACROSS THE AREA LATER SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY, EVENTUALLY MOVING OFFSHORE TUESDAY. DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE PLAINS STATES WILL ALLOW A WARM FRONT TO LIFT TO OUR NORTH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY, FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT REACHING OUR AREA LATER WEDNESDAY.
  • Tonight NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt early this evening. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Mainly in N swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
  • Fri NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
  • Fri Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
  • Sat W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Sat Night W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Sun Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Mon NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Tue SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.



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