Storms Moving Through the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains and Great Lakes

A series of storm systems will continue bring heavy snowfall to much of the Inter-mountain West through the weekend. Snow will also continue in the northern Plains and spread into the Great Lakes and Northeast States by Sunday. Heavy lake-effect snow will continue today before tapering off by Sunday.
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Last Update: 220 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016

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Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Synopsis: AT 21Z...OR 1 PM PST...A 1025 MB HIGH WAS LOCATED 600 NM SOUTHWEST OF POINT CONCEPTION. A 1000 MB LOW WAS NEAR SEATTLE. THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL CHANGE LITTLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. CHOPPY SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL BE COMMON INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Tonight
Western portion...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion...W winds 15 to 25 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 6 seconds. Slight chance of rain. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less.
Sun
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Sun Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft dominant period 6 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon
Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue
Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
Wed
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Chance of rain.
Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
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Last Update: 220 PM PST SAT DEC 10 2016
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