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Winter storm bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain from lower Miss. Valley to Northeast

A strong cold front moving across the eastern U.S. will bring heavy snow from parts of the Ohio Valley to the Northeast on Thursday, with rain, freezing rain and sleet possible from parts of the lower Mississippi Valley across the Southeast to the southern Mid-Atlantic. Snowfall totals of 5-10 inches are possible for some areas. Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect from Texas to Nantucket.
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Last Update: 407 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

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Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River LA 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.

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

  • SynopsisA STRONG COLD FRONT HAS MOVED THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS. THE FRONT WILL STALL OVER THE CENTRAL GULF ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.
  • Tonight North winds 25 to 30 knots with occasional gale force gusts. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of light rain.
  • Friday Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Friday Night Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Saturday Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Saturday Night East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet dominant period 4 seconds.
  • Sunday Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet dominant period 3 seconds. Chance of rain.
  • Sunday Night Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet dominant period 4 seconds. Rain likely.
  • Monday Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rain likely.
  • Monday Night Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of rain.
  • Tuesday Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Chance of rain.
  • Tuesday Night East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of rain.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River LA out 20 nm
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