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Nor'easter will impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S., with a nor'easter developing off the Gulf Coast on Tuesday and moving up the East Coast Tuesday night through early Thursday. The storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. This will likely impact those with Thanksgiving travel plans on Wed.
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6NM SSW Sitka AK

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

This
Afternoon

Scattered Showers

Light Wind
3ft

High: 44 °F

Tonight

Isolated Showers

Light Wind
3ft

Low: 35 °F

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

NNE 15kt
3ft

High: 37 °F

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Clear

NE 25kt
3-5ft

Low: 33 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Sunny

NNE 25kt
5ft

High: 34 °F

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

NNE 25kt
5ft

Low: 30 °F

Friday

Sunny

ENE 15kt
3-4ft

High: 33 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

SE 10kt
3ft

Low: 26 °F

Saturday

Mostly Cloudy

N 10kt
3ft

High: 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: 2:42 pm AKST Nov 25, 2014
Forecast Valid: 5pm AKST Nov 25, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 1, 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.

  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF WILL DISSIPATE AS IT MOVES EAST INTO SOUTHEAST ALASKA TUE EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM YUKON INTO THE PANHANDLE WED. STRONG OUTFLOW WIND WILL DEVELOP WED NIGHT.
  • This Afternoon Variable winds 5 kt or less. Scattered showers. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Tonight Variable winds 5 kt or less. Isolated showers before midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Wednesday NNE wind 5 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Wednesday Night NE wind 15 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Thanksgiving Day NNE wind around 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Sunny. Seas around 5 ft.
  • Thursday Night NNE wind around 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 5 ft.
  • Friday ENE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Friday Night SSE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Saturday N wind around 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. 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.