Winter Travel Impacts from the Southern to the Northeast U.S.; Increasingly unsettled in the West

A winter Storm will continue to impact the Southern Plains to the Southeast, and to the Northeast into tonight. Snow packed and icy roads are creating hazardous travel conditions, and unusually cold temperatures and gusty winds are bringing chilly conditions into the farthest southern locations. Out west, a series of weather systems will bring heavy rain, mountain snows, and gusty winds.
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Last Update: 938 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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Morehead City, NC Local Forecast Office

11NM SE Ocracoke NC

Marine Zone Forecast


...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: AMZ100-172215- 938 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... A cold front will cross the waters today. Low pressure will develop along the front offshore tonight. Both systems are forecast to produce snow across Eastern North Carolina today into tonight. High pressure will build in from the west Thursday through the weekend. $$

Rest Of Today
N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. A chance of rain.
Tonight
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Rain in the evening, then rain likely or a chance of snow after midnight.
Thu
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. A slight chance of rain or snow in the morning.
Thu Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds, decreasing to 5 seconds after midnight.
Fri
W winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Fri Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun
W winds around 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 938 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018
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