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: 919 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

12NM SSE Chincoteague VA

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. WEAK LOW PRESSURE TRACKS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST FRIDAY AND PUSHES OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST FRIDAY NIGHT. ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

Rest Of Today
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Tonight
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Fri
NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt late in the evening...then becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 35 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Sat
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
Sat Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Freezing spray.
Sun
NW winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Sun Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
Mon
SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A chance of snow. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
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Last Update: 919 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016
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