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Wintery Weather Stretching from the West Coast to the Great Lakes

Lake Effect Snow Warnings are in effect for the Great Lakes with 2 to 3 feet storm total snow possible. Arctic Air extends across much of the U.S. with breezy winds and temperatures 15-35 degrees below normal in the Northern Plains. Out west, heavy mountain snow and some low elevation snow and freezing rain forecast as a warmer weather system interacts with the Arctic airmass. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Dec. 7, 2016 at 6:15:08 pm CST

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A wind advisory is in effect for Thursday along the coast with the building of a strong high pressure system into South Texas in the wake of a cold front. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph will be expected with frequent gusts of 30 to 40 mph. It is a good idea to move any unsecured light to moderate weight items…such as patio furniture and/or empty trash cans. Driving will be difficult for high profile and light weight vehicles.
Strong north winds rapidly increase with gale conditions developing Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon as high pressure builds into the region behind a cold front. Sustained winds of 25 to 30 knots will be expected with frequent gusts of 35 to 40 knots. Seas across the gulf waters will build steadily exceeding 10 feet shortly before Noon approaching 14 feet during the afternoon. Hazardous marine conditions to persist through Thursday evening.
Rain chances will increase on Thursday with strong northeasterly winds gusting up to 35 mph. Temperatures will hold nearly steady or fall during the day as polar high pressure begins to build in, allowing low temperatures Friday morning to drop into the 30s for many areas with wind chills even lower; so prepare your heavier jackets before heading to work or school on Friday. Conditions will improve towards the end of the weekend with temperatures warming back up in the 70s and low 80s prior to another cold front which will cool things back towards normal for the start of next week.

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