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Calm, but cold conditions move into eastern, southern U.S. behind storm

The late-season winter storm that brought snow and ice to parts of the eastern and southern U.S. has moved offshore and in its wake high pressure and arctic air will settle in. Temperatures will be 10-30 degrees below normal on Friday across these regions. Meanwhile, light snow showers are possible across parts of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes.
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Last Update: 216 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

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Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

  • SynopsisBLUSTERY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE REGION FORM THE WEST AND THE COLD FRONT STALLS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA. THE HIGH WILL SETTLE OVER THE LOCAL AREA SATURDAY THEN BUILD EAST THROUGH SUNDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE LOCAL AREA MONDAY. SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MIDWEEK NEXT WEEK IN ADVANCE OF A DEVELOPING WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.
  • Tonight North winds 20 to 25 knots with occasional gusts near gale force this evening. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Scattered showers.
  • Saturday Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet.
  • Saturday Night Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.
  • Sunday East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.
  • Sunday Night Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers in the evening...then scattered showers after midnight.
  • Monday East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers.
  • Monday Night Through Tuesday Night South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Scattered showers.
  • Wednesday Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Isolated showers.



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Zone Area Forecast for Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM
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