Major Storm System Bringing A Plethora Of Impacts To The Central And Eastern U.S. This Weekend

A powerful storm system will track from the Plains to the Great Lakes region this weekend. On the cold side of the storm, heavy snow with blizzard conditions are expected over portions of the central and northern Plains to the upper Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding will be possible over the lower Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valley.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for S of Cape Lookout NC to Surf City NC out to 20 nm (AMZ158) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: S of Cape Lookout NC to Surf City NC out to 20 nm (AMZ158)
Issued by: National Weather Service Morehead City, NC
Last Update: 300 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019
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Tonight: SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late this evening, then becoming SW after midnight, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop late. Patchy fog. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm after midnight, decreasing to 1 nm or less.

Sun: SW winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

Sun Night: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.

Mon: NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. Near shore, seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.

Mon Night: NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.

Tue: NW winds around 5 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat.

Tue Night: SW winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas 1 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop after midnight.

Wed: NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of rain.

Thu: NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of rain.



Zone Forecast: S of Cape Lookout NC to Surf City NC out to 20 nm (AMZ158)

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