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Strong storm system to bring unsettled weather from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes through Wednesday

A strong storm system will bring potential for severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding, and heavy snow from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes through Wednesday. Severe storms are possible Tuesday across the Gulf Coast states with damaging winds as the primary threat, however a tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Southeast through Wednesday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

8NM WNW Metlakatla AK

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Rain

Winds IncreasingESE 30kt
Waves Building6ft

Low: 39 °F

Gale Warning
Gale Warning

Tuesday

Heavy Rain

SSE 35kt
6-7ft

High: 42 °F

Gale Warning
Gale Warning

Tuesday
Night

Rain

NE 30kt
4-6ft

Low: 37 °F

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

NW 15ktWinds Decreasing
1-3ft

High: 40 °F

Wednesday
Night

Chance Rain

SE 10kt
1-2ft

Low: 36 °F

Christmas
Day

Rain Likely

SE 10kt
2ft

High: 40 °F

Thursday
Night

Rain Likely

SE 15kt
2-3ft

Low: 40 °F

Friday

Rain Likely

SE 15kt
3ft

High: 41 °F

Friday
Night

Rain Likely

SE 15kt
3ft

Low: 36 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:54 pm AKST Dec 22, 2014
Forecast Valid: 8pm AKST Dec 22, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 29, 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 STORM FORCE LOW WILL MOVE IN THE SOUTHEAST GULF MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE NORTHEAST OVER PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
  • Tonight ESE 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 SSE 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 NE wind 20 to 30 kt becoming NW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 kt. Rain, mainly before midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Wednesday NW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
  • Wednesday Night SE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Christmas Day SE wind around 10 kt. Rain likely. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Thursday Night SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Friday SE wind around 15 kt. Rain likely. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Friday Night 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.