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Nor'easter to impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S. as a nor'easter continues to be forecast to move up the East Coast through early Thursday. This storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. These conditions are expected to impact Thanksgiving travel conditions on Wednesday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 338 PM CST TUE NOV 25 2014

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Coastal waters from Port Fourchon Louisiana to Lower Atchafalaya River Louisiana 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 TEN PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

  • SynopsisCOLD AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE GULF WATERS TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE GULF STATES. A RE- ENFORCING COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE NORTH GULF WATERS WEDNESDAY. LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE GULF STATES THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.
  • Tonight North winds 20 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 6 feet dominant period 3 seconds.
  • Wednesday North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet dominant period 2 seconds.
  • Wednesday Night Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 3 seconds.
  • Thursday North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet dominant period 3 seconds.
  • Thursday Night Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet dominant period 3 seconds.
  • Friday Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Friday Night South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet dominant period 3 seconds.
  • Saturday South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
  • Saturday Night South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
  • Sunday Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
  • Sunday Night Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Port Fourchon Louisiana to Lower Atchafalaya River Louisiana out 20 NM
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