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: 647 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

6NM SW Chesapeake Light VA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: ANZ600-140730- 647 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017 .Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York, and Rappahannock rivers... A cold front will cross the waters Thursday morning. High pressure will slide over the region on Thursday night while low pressure will pass just south of the coast on Friday. High pressure will build over the area this weekend. $$

Tonight
SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds late this evening, then building to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds after midnight... Building to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds late.
Thu
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Thu Night
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Seas 1 to 2 ft... Mainly E swell with a dominant period of 11 seconds.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft.
Sat
W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun Night
SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
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Last Update: 647 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
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