Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions.
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Last Update: 1003 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: AMZ200-131115- 1003 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017 .Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles... A strong cold front will cross the waters this afternoon followed by strong west to northwest winds. The combination of a tightened gradient and cold air advection associated with Arctic high pressure, will keep winds quite active across the area into Wed. The center of the high will slide south of the area Thu resulting in winds remaining active across the area waters. The next strong cold frontal passage will occur during Fri. $$

Overnight
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Wed Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Thu Night
NW winds 10 kt, diminishing to 10 kt or less after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
Sat
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, then 1 to 2 ft.
Sun
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain through the night.
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Last Update: 1003 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017
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