Snow and Ice Continue in the Northeast; Rain and Mountain Snow in the West

Significant winter impacts shift into the Northeast on Sunday. Heavy snow up to 2 feet will be possible across interior Northeastern areas. Southern New England may see ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch. Strong gusty winds and bitter cold will follow the cold front passage. In the west, heavy mountain snow will impact the California, Inter-Mountain West, and Rocky mountains.

Last Update: 1041 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: A strong cold front will pass the Keys coastal waters on Sunday morning, exiting the upper Straits of Florida early in the afternoon. The front will be preceded by freshening south- southwest breezes tonight, then followed by a shift to strong northwest winds that will peak in strength on Sunday afternoon. Northerly winds will ease Sunday night and Monday morning, with a relative lull in wind early Monday afternoon. Then strong high pressure will emerge off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday, causing easterly winds to freshen and become strong for Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold front may cross the waters late next Thursday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream is currently unavailable.

Southeast winds near 15 knots early, becoming southwest near 20 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Southwest winds near 20 knots, becoming northwest near 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet, building to 4 to 7 feet in the afternoon. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Northwest to north winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots,decreasing to near 15 mph. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
Monday Night
Northeast to east winds increasing to near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Isolated showers.
Tuesday Night
East to southeast winds near 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Isolated showers.
East to southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday Night
Southeast to south winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet. Isolated showers.
South winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet, subsiding to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Southwest to west winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1041 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019
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