Winter Storm Bringing Blizzard Conditions, Heavy Snow and Ice through Tonight

A sprawling winter storm will continue to produce blizzard conditions across the eastern Dakotas, western and southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa. Areas of moderate to heavy snow are expected over much of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast. To the south of the snow, a wintry mix including some ice accumulations, will impact portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic with slick travel.
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Last Update: 438 PM EST Sat Jan 18 2020

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10NM ESE Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Synopsis: Hazardous boating conditions into tonight. High pressure ridge pushes away causing winds and seas to subside slightly on Sunday, however conditions will remain poor for small craft operation. A much stronger cold front will push across central Florida and the adjacent Atlantic Sunday night, causing conditions to become hazardous once again through early next week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots, becoming south to southwest and diminishing slightly by Sunday morning. Seas 7 to 9 feet.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Thursday, January 16th.

44 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Monday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Monday Night
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday
North winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday Night
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Chance of showers.
Wednesday
North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Chance of showers.
Thursday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Chance of showers.
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Last Update: 438 PM EST Sat Jan 18 2020
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