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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: 1003 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

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Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM

Marine Zone Forecast




...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

  • SynopsisAN EASTERLY FLOW WILL FURTHER DECREASE IN INTENSITY THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT AND TRANSITION TO A MODERATE SOUTHEAST FLOW ON SATURDAY. CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM WILL EXIST SATURDAY NIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. A WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW SUNDAY WILL BECOME A STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AS A POWERFUL COLD FRONT BLASTS SOUTH ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. MARINERS URGED TO FOLLOW FUTURE MARINE FORECASTS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY REGARDING THIS COLD FRONT. THE ISSUANCE OF A GALE WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT OR SATURDAY.
  • Rest Of Tonight East wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the night. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.
  • Saturday Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.
  • Saturday Night Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
  • Sunday South wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots becoming north 25 to 30 knots after midnight with gusts to near gale force. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet after midnight. A chance of showers.
  • Monday Northeast wind 25 to 30 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
  • Tuesday Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
  • Tuesday Night Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.
  • Wednesday North wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers.
  • Wednesday Night East wind around 5 knots shifting south up to 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.



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