Fire Weather Threats out West; Wintry Weather Upper Midwest to the Middle Atlantic

High pressure in the west continues to send weather systems into the Great Basin, and this is keeping fire weather threats elevated to critical across southern California. A series of weather systems will bring widespread snow from the Upper Midwest to the Middle Atlantic and Northeast, with heavier snow amounts in lake effect snow bands near the Great Lakes.
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Last Update: 740 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Wilmington, NC Local Forecast Office

3NM N Dredge Wreck MR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

Synopsis: AMZ200-140815- 740 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017 .Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles... Strong warm advection ahead of a cold front will bring increasing winds across the waters this evening and tonight. The center of the high will slide south of the area Thursday resulting in winds remaining active across the area waters. The next strong cold frontal passage will occur during Fri. High pressure will build overhead this weekend. $$

Overnight
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt late this evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft.
Thu
W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Thu Night
NW winds 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
Sat
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat Night
NW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW. Seas 2 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain through the night.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, then 4 ft. A chance of rain.
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Last Update: 740 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
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