Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Last Update: 804 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

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58NM SW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

GENERALLY LIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...BUT ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A LARGE LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA OVERNIGHT AND PERSIST INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS LARGE SWELL WILL RESULT IN VERY LARGE BREAKING WAVES NEAR OFFSHORE REEFS.

Tonight
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 19 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 12 to 14 ft at 18 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 13 to 14 ft at 17 seconds.
Sat
N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to 15 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat Night
N winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 13 to 14 ft at 16 seconds.
Sun
N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft.
Washingtons Birthday
N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
Tue
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
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Last Update: 804 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016
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