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Powerful nor'easter continues to affect areas across Northeast

The powerful nor'easter that brought moderate to heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to the Northeast on Monday will continue to affect the region on Tuesday, with heavy snow and blizzard conditions expected from eastern Long Island to Maine as the system slowly moves to the northeast. Snow and strong winds will being tapering off from south to north Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
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Last Update: 330 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA

Marine Zone Forecast

FORECASTS OF WAVE HEIGHTS DO NOT INCLUDE EFFECTS OF WIND DIRECTION RELATIVE TO TIDAL CURRENTS. EXPECT HIGHER WAVES WHEN WINDS ARE BLOWING AGAINST THE TIDAL FLOW. WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD GRADUALLY ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES THROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE OHIO VALLEY THURSDAY...THEN PASS ACROSS THE CHESAPEAKE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY AND REMAINS THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING.
  • Rest Of The Overnight NW winds 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 5 ft.
  • Today NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 5 ft.
  • Tonight NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Becoming S 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
  • Thu E winds 5 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft...building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
  • Thu Night S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
  • Fri NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves 4 ft.
  • Fri Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft.
  • Sat NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Waves 3 ft... Subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
  • Sun S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain or snow through the day...then rain or snow likely through the night.



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Zone Area Forecast for Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA
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