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Cold Front Crossing the Central U.S.

A cold front over the Northern Rockies will move eastward to the Upper Mississippi Valley/Central Plains by Monday. Rain will develop along the boundary over the Upper Midwest and move into the Upper Great Lakes by Monday. Some of the thunderstorms could become severe in portions of Texas through Monday.
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Last Update: 942 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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Lake Erie/The Islands to Vermilion OH beyond 5 nm off shoreline to US-Canadian border

Marine Zone Forecast


  • SynopsisA RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AVERAGING 30.10 INCHES EXTENDS FROM THE NEW ENGLAND COAST TO THE OHIO VALLEY. A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE 29.70 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG A STATIONARY BOUNDARY NEAR CENTRAL MICHIGAN MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES ON MONDAY NIGHT AND PULL A COLD FRONT ACROSS LAKE ERIE TUESDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE 30.20 INCHES WILL SPREAD IN FROM THE WEST MIDWEEK. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE LAKE ON THURSDAY.
  • Overnight Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.
  • Monday South winds 10 knots or less. Waves 1 foot or less.
  • Monday Night South winds 10 knots or less becoming west 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening... Then showers likely overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
  • Tuesday Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots. A chance of showers in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
  • Tuesday Night North winds 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest. A chance of rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
  • Wednesday North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east 10 knots or less. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
  • Thursday East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
  • Friday South winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Waves 1 foot or less.

    winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.



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Zone Area Forecast for Lake Erie/The Islands to Vermilion OH beyond 5 nm off shoreline to US-Canadian border