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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Last Update: 433 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS...


  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WATERS TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST TONIGHT AND SUNDAY AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. LOW PRESSURE AND A TRAILING COLD FRONT CROSS THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS THROUGH MIDWEEK.
  • Through 7 Am NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Freezing spray.
  • Today NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds... Subsiding to 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the afternoon. Freezing spray in the morning.
  • Tonight W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Sun SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
  • Sun Night S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening...then rain after midnight.
  • Mon SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft...building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain until late afternoon...then a chance of showers late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late.
  • Mon Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
  • Tue N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
  • Tue Night E winds 5 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
  • Wed S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm
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