High Winds and Blizzard Conditions in the Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California

A powerful winter storm will continue to bring widespread impacts to the central U.S. today. Blizzard conditions will continue across portions of the east-central and northern Plains while high winds to 65 mph will continue over portions of the west-central and northern Plains into this evening. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154)
Issued by: National Weather Service Morehead City, NC
Last Update: 300 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021




Tonight: SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Showers.

Sat: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers in the afternoon.

Sat Night: W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Dominant period 9 seconds.

Sun: W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 8 seconds.

Sun Night: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Mon: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Mon Night: NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Tue: W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Wed: NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.



Zone Forecast: S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154)

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