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: 215 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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9NM SSE Santa Barbara CA

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Synopsis: AT 22Z...OR 2 PM PST...A 1032 MB HIGH WAS OVER IDAHO. A COUPLE OF FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL BRING GUSTY S WINDS TO THE WATERS WED NIGHT AND AGAIN THU NIGHT THROUGH FRI MORNING. A VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD W SWELL WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS FRI INTO SAT.

Tonight
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds.
Wed
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed Night
SE winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely in the evening...then rain.
Thu
W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. Rain and slight chance of tstms in the morning...then slight chance of showers.
Thu Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening...then rain likely.
Fri
S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 8 to 10 ft dominant period 16 seconds...building to 9 to 12 ft dominant period 17 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Fri Night
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt...becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft...building to 13 to 16 ft after midnight. Showers likely.
Sat
NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft. Chance of showers.
Sun
SE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Rain.
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Last Update: 215 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017
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