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: 1213 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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23NM SE New York NY

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE TRACKS TO THE SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST OF THE REGION TONIGHT. IN ITS WAKE AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH TONIGHT...AND PASS THROUGH TOWARDS DAYBREAK SATURDAY. ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...SETTLING RIGHT ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE THEN RETREATS TO THE NORTHEAST MONDAY WITH A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING THE REGION ON TUESDAY.

This Afternoon
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight
SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered snow showers. Light freezing spray after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat
NW winds 25 to 30 kt...increasing to 30 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft...building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Scattered snow showers. Freezing spray. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered snow showers in the evening. Heavy freezing spray. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
NW winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the morning.
Sun Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft in the evening...then 1 ft or less.
Mon
S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Rain likely in the evening. A chance of rain after midnight.
Tue
SE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the evening...then becoming W after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft...building to 9 to 12 ft. Rain likely.
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Last Update: 1213 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016
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