Strong Pacific Storm System Bringing Heavy Rain, Mountain Snow and Strong Wind to California

Another Pacific storm system will bring a continued threat for heavy rain, very heavy mountain snow, and strong winds to California through Tuesday. The threat of flooding, landslides, and avalanches will create dangerous travel conditions in many parts of the state. In addition, downed trees and power lines could lead to scattered power outages.
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Last Update: 319 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

6NM ESE Miami Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE WEATHER QUIET THROUGH TOMORROW. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT LOOKS TO BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY MORNING, WITH THE FRONT PASSING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SOME WRAP AROUND SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING. QUIET WEATHER IS FORECAST TO RETURN TO THE REGION ON FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SEAS ARE FORECAST TO BUILD SLIGHTLY ON WEDNESDAY TO AROUND 4 TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE ONCE AGAIN ON THURSDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEB 20, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS. 15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES. 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH. 22 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Tonight
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday Night
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.
Wednesday
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning... Then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Along the coast, south southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots after midnight. In the gulf stream, south winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west southwest around 5 knots after midnight...then becoming west 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Thunderstorms in the evening. Showers through the night. A chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday And Thursday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Friday
West winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to west 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday Night
West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to west northwest 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Saturday
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 319 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017
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