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Unseasonably cold temperatures in the central and eastern U.S. through Wednesday

A powerful cold front has ushered in unseasonably cold temperatures to the central and eastern U.S. for early this week. Freezing temperatures will dive into the Deep South and to the Mid-Atlantic through Wednesday morning. This will be damaging to sensitive vegetation. Numerous Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings are in effect.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1243 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING...



  • SynopsisA STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH FARTHER OUT TO SEA OVERNIGHT. CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY MORNING...AND SETTLES OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST STATES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY.
  • Rest Of Tonight N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Rain...then a slight chance of rain late.
  • Wed N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
  • Wed Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Thu NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Thu Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Fri NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Fri Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Sat NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Sat Night SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

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