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Major nor'easter expected to bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions to Northeast

A storm system off the East Coast will continue to strengthen as it develops into a major nor'easter on Monday. As the storm moves up the coast, it is expected to bring snowfall of 1-3 feet or more to many parts of the Northeast through Tuesday evening, including New York City and Boston. Strong, gusty winds will combine with the snow to create blizzard conditions along and near the coast.
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Last Update: 758 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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Coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin FL 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 1/10 OF THE WAVES.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY...

  • SynopsisWINDS WILL DECREASE OVERNIGHT AS THE GRADIENT WEAKENS. CONDITIONS WILL DROP BELOW ADVISORY THRESHOLDS ACROSS THE NEARSHORE LEGS BY AROUND MIDNIGHT. SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OFFSHORE AND THE ADVISORY WILL BE EXTENDED THERE UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING AS THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BRIEF INCREASE IN WINDS WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL THEN REMAIN BELOW HEADLINE CRITERIA FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK DESPITE YET ANOTHER COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ON FRIDAY.
  • Tonight Northwest wind around 20 knots...becoming around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet occasionally up to 9 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy...becoming a light to moderate chop.
  • Tuesday Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet...except 2 to 3 feet in apalachee bay. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
  • Tuesday Night North wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet occasionally up to 8 feet...except 1 to 3 feet in apalachee bay. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy.
  • Wednesday North wind around 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet occasionally up to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop becoming smooth.
  • Wednesday Night Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming east around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters smooth becoming a light chop.
  • Thursday Southeast wind around 10 knots becoming south. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.
  • Thursday Night Southwest wind around 10 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots after midnight...then becoming northwest late. Seas 1 to 2 feet...building to 2 to 3 feet from apalachicola west. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. A slight chance of rain.
  • Friday North wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
  • Friday Night Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
  • Saturday East wind 10 to 15 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop becoming smooth.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin FL out 20 NM
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