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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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 424 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield TX out 20 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

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


  • SynopsisLOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER WESTERN TEXAS TODAY WITH MODERATE SOUTHEAST FLOW PREVAILING. A STRONG COLD FRONT SURGES SOUTH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AFTER MIDNIGHT SUNDAY AND MONDAY. WINDS GUSTS COULD APPROACH GALE FORCE. ADVERSE MARINE CONDITIONS TO BE PROLONGED AS LOW PRESSURE FORMS OVER THE WESTERN GULF MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
  • Today Southeast winds 11 to 16 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
  • Tonight Southeast winds 10 to 14 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
  • Sunday South winds 9 to 14 knots diminishing to 7 to 11 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
  • Sunday Night Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 22 to 27 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Chance of showers.
  • Monday North winds 22 to 27 knots becoming northeast 14 to 17 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Slight chance of showers.
  • Monday Night Northeast winds 11 to 16 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Chance of rain.
  • Tuesday Northeast winds 10 to 14 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Rain likely.
  • Wednesday Northeast winds 7 to 12 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Slight chance of rain.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield TX out 20 NM
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