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: 306 PM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

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10NM NNE Pilottown LA

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 FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO WILL WEAKEN TONIGHT AS A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE NORTH GULF WATERS TONIGHT. COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL THEN MOVE THROUGH THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO BRING A STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH THE NORTH GULF MONDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE NORTH GULF TUESDAY AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY.

Tonight
West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north near 20 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less dominant period 3 seconds building to 2 to 4 feet dominant period 3 seconds after midnight.
Saturday
Northeast winds near 20 knots early easing to 15 to 20 knots by afternoon. Seas 3 to 6 feet dominant period 5 seconds.
Saturday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet dominant period 5 seconds.
Sunday
Southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet dominant period 5 seconds.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Monday
Southwest winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet dominant period 6 seconds. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet dominant period 6 seconds building to 6 to 10 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet dominant period 6 seconds after midnight. Chance of showers.
Tuesday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
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Last Update: 306 PM CST FRI FEB 12 2016
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