Heavy Rain and Mountain Snow For the West Coast; Lake Effect Snow in the Great Lakes

A series of Pacific storms will deliver multiple rounds of heavy rain and mountain snow Wednesday into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. There is an elevated concern for flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows near wildfire burn scars in California. A weak storm system will cross the Great Lakes Wednesday with accumulating Lake Effect snow.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm (ANZ656) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm (ANZ656)
Issued by: National Weather Service Wakefield, VA
Last Update: 843 PM EST Tue Nov 20 2018


Tonight: N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

Wed: NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

Wed Night: NW winds 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.

Thu: N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

Thu Night: NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

Fri: NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri Night: E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Sat: SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.

Sat Night: S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.



Zone Forecast: Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm (ANZ656)

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