National Weather Summary for Monday, January 29, 2018
by David Moran, on Jan 29, 2018 10:06:51 AM
Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday afternoon in the wake of a cold front.
- Elevated Winds and Seas Continuing for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday Afternoon
Elevated Winds and Seas Continuing for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico
Strong northerly winds and elevated seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday afternoon in the wake of a cold front. Across western areas, winds will be northeasterly at 15-25 knots and seas will range 6-8 feet. For eastern portions of the region, winds will be 20-25 knots with gusts in excess of 30 knots. Seas will build to 3-6 feet near the shore and 6-9 feet in the deeper waters.
A Look Ahead
An area of low pressure is forecast to develop off the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, bringing moderate rainfall to the region. A cold front moving into the Pacific Northwest will allow for the potential for rainfall and high elevation snow. Into Tuesday, rain will change over to snow across the Northeast, but accumulations should remain light. Light snow may also develop along a front in the Dakotas; this activity may persist into Wednesday. A weak area of low pressure may bring some light snow to portions of Colorado. By Thursday, snow is forecast for the Ohio Valley; accumulations of 1-2 inches are expected with locally higher amounts in excess of 3 inches. Another round of snow may move into the Northeast on Friday as an area of low pressure moves offshore. A system moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring rain and snow to the region.
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