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: 716 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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Taunton, MA Local Forecast Office

23NM SE Gloucester MA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: LOW PRESSURE EXITS THE S WATERS LATER TODAY BEHIND WHICH WE WILL SEE A STRONG E/NE FETCH AND SUBSEQUENT WAVE ACTION. THIS ALL DIMINISHES THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. A WEAK COLD FRONT SLIPS ACROSS THE WATERS FOR SATURDAY...WHILE A LOW PRESSURE IS ON TAP FOR THE EARLY WEEK PERIOD WITH RAIN.

FOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER BEYOND THE 24-36 HOUR FORECAST PERIOD...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND FOLLOW THE CURRENT HAZARDS LINK ABOVE THE MAP ON THE LEFT.

Today
E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... Becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of drizzle.
Thu
N winds around 5 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Thu Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Fri
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Fri Night
NE winds around 5 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun Night
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height...which is the average of the highest third of the waves. individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.

SEAS ARE REPORTED AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST THIRD OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
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Last Update: 716 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017
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