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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Last Update: 358 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

6NM SW Chesapeake Light VA

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ600-160915- 358 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021 .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 crosses the area later this evening into early Saturday morning. High pressure builds to the south of the region Sunday and Monday. $$

Through 7 Pm
SE winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight
S winds 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Showers until early morning, then a chance of showers late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm after midnight.
Sat
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sat Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sun
W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft late. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sun Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 358 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021
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