Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week.

Last Update: 355 AM AKDT Tue Sep 26 2017

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23NM NNE Browerville AK

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: A weak weather front stretching from a low near 80N and 155W will continue to move east and will be located over Banks Island this evening. A 1022 mb high pressure system over the north slope will drift east over McKenzie Delta tonight. A 1007 mb low 500 NM west of Wrangel Island will move northeast and deepen and will be located 300 nm northwest of Wrangel Island as a 988 mb low Wednesday morning. A Strong front extending south of the low will move rapidly east over the Chukchi Sea today and tonight and will approach the northwest coast of Alaska Wednesday night.

W winds 20 kt decreasing to 10 kt. Seas 5 ft.
SW winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
S winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Wed Night
SE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
SW winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
Thu Night
SW winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
W winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
SE winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
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Last Update: 355 AM AKDT Tue Sep 26 2017
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