Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 1009 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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40NM SSE Galveston TX

Marine Zone Forecast


...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...
Synopsis: Winds and seas will be decreasing early this morning as high pressure builds in from the north. Winds will be shifting to the east by Wednesday as high pressure moves off to the east. A long easterly fetch will set up across the Gulf of Mexico Thursday and will continue into the weekend resulting in elevated seas and tides.

Today
Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 6 feet subsiding to 4 feet.
Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Wednesday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday
East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1009 AM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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