Heavy rain, mountain snow and strong winds in the western U.S. this week

The western U.S. will experience active weather yet again this week as significant Pacific moisture brings rain and mountain snow to the region. This heavy rain will bring flood concerns to parts of WA, OR and CA. Very heavy snow is possible in the Sierra, Cascades, Great Basin and parts of the northern Rockies.
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Last Update: 209 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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11NM SW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH

Synopsis: GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE LOW LIFTS NORTHEAST BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN BY FRIDAY AS ANOTHER STORM APPROACHES. VERY LARGE WEST SWELLS WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK WITH SWELLS BUILDING AS HIGH AS OVER 25 FEET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Tonight
S winds 5 kt...becoming SE 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed
S winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...increasing to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon.
Wed Night
SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 8 to 16 ft dominant period 14 seconds...decreasing to 4 to 15 ft dominant period 14 seconds after midnight. Rain in the evening...then rain likely after midnight.
Thu
W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 17 seconds. Chance of showers.
Thu Night
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 13 to 15 ft at 17 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening...then rain after midnight.
Fri
W winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 15 to 17 ft...increasing to 19 to 22 ft. Rain...then showers likely.
Sat
S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 21 to 24 ft...decreasing to 16 to 19 ft. Chance of showers.
Sun
W winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...decreasing to 3 ft. W swell 13 to 16 ft...decreasing to 11 to 13 ft. Rain.
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Last Update: 209 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017
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