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Unseasonably cold temperatures spreading into central U.S.

A strong cold front will usher a much colder air mass into the central and eastern U.S. for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in some areas. Rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes on Friday as the system crosses the area. Heavy snow is possible in the central Appalachians Friday night.
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Last Update: 1203 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON......GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...



  • SynopsisWEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY. A POTENT UPPER TROUGH TRACKS ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFFSHORE EARLY NEXT WEEK.
  • Rest Of Tonight N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
  • Fri NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
  • Fri Night N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat N winds 15 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon.
  • Sat Night N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts to around 45 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Rain likely until early morning...then a chance of rain late.
  • Sun NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft...subsiding to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain early in the morning.
  • Sun Night NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
  • Mon NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Mon Night W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tue SW winds 10 to 15 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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