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Wintry Mix in the Northeast; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California

A large storm will bring snow and rain over parts of the Midwest into the Northeast. Heavy lake effect snow is expected down wind from Lakes Erie and Ontario and into New England. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California. Above-average to record-breaking temperatures are expected across much of Southern California into Nevada and Arizona Read More >

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS FOR GREAT LAKES
FORECAST POSITIONS FOR 1 AM EST MONDAY...DEEPENING LOW CENTER 29.25 INCHES EXTREME SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA WITH COLD FRONT AND WINDSHIFT LINE SOUTHWARD TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. LOW MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD TO ABOUT 200 MILES NORTH OF EASTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WITH COLD FRONT AND WINDSHIFT LINE IN ARC TO EASTERN NEW YORK TO WEST VIRGINIA MIDNIGHT MONDAY.

OUTLOOK...DEEP LOW MOVING TO EAST OF JAMES BAY. WEAK RIDGE MOVING FROM NORTHERN PLAINS STATES TO UPPER AND MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.

LAKE SUPERIOR
GALE WARNINGS IN EFFECT
WEST HALF...
EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 28 TO 40 KNOTS INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KNOTS THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 KNOTS MONDAY. RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW AT TIMES. SOME THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 5 TO 10 FEET INCREASING TO 8 TO 15 FEET OVERNIGHT.

EAST HALF...
EASTERLY WINDS 32 TO 42 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEASTERLY MONDAY MORNING AND WEST TO SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 KNOTS MONDAY AFTERNOON. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 5 TO 10 FEET INCREASING TO 8 TO 15 FEET MONDAY.

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