Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156)
Issued by: National Weather Service Morehead City, NC
Last Update: 1027 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017




Overnight: NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough.

Wed: NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough in the afternoon.

Wed Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight.

Thu: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.

Thu Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.

Fri: SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.

Fri Night: NW winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.

Sat: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Sun: SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.



Zone Forecast: S of Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC out to 20 nm (AMZ156)

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