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Unsettled weather to continue today across the northern Plains and Midwest; severe weather possible Tuesday along Gulf Coast

Unsettled weather will continue today over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where wintry precipitation is forecast, with several inches of snow from South Dakota eastward into Minnesota and northern Michigan. A well-defined cold front will advance eastward with showers and storms developing along and ahead of it. Some storms along the Gulf Coast could become severe on Tuesday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

8NM WNW Metlakatla AK

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

This
Afternoon

Scattered Showers

SE 15kt
3ft

High: 44 °F

Tonight

Rain

Winds IncreasingSE 30kt
Waves Building6ft

Low: 39 °F

Gale Warning
Gale Warning

Tuesday

Heavy Rain

SE 35kt
6-7ft

High: 40 °F

Tuesday
Night

Heavy Rain

SE 35ktWinds Decreasing
7ftWaves Subsiding

Low: 37 °F

Wednesday

Chance Rain

NW 15ktWinds Decreasing
1-3ft

High: 40 °F

Wednesday
Night

Chance Rain

SE 10kt
1-2ft

Low: 36 °F

Christmas
Day

Chance Rain

SE 10kt
2ft

High: 40 °F

Thursday
Night

Rain Likely

SE 15kt
2-3ft

Low: 37 °F

Friday

Rain Likely

SE 15kt
3ft

High: 41 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 7:19 am AKST Dec 22, 2014
Forecast Valid: 12pm AKST Dec 22, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 28, 2014

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Detailed Forecast

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WINDWAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

  • SynopsisA FRONTAL TROUGH OVER THE PANHANDLE WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN AND SHIFT TO THE NORTH THROUGH MONDAY WHILE A BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE FORMS OVER THE INNER CHANNELS. A STRONG DEVELOPING GALE FORCE LOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AND OVER PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND TUESDAY.
  • This Afternoon SE wind around 15 kt. Scattered showers. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Tonight SE wind 15 to 20 kt increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 kt. Rain. Seas 3 ft building to 6 ft.
  • Tuesday SE wind 30 to 35 kt, with gusts as high as 50 kt. Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
  • Tuesday Night SE wind 30 to 35 kt becoming NW 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 kt. Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 4 ft.
  • Wednesday NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. A chance of rain. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
  • Wednesday Night SE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Christmas Day SE wind around 10 kt. A chance of rain. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Thursday Night SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Rain likely. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Friday SE wind around 15 kt. Rain likely. Seas around 3 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.