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: 155 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

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San Diego, CA Local Forecast Office

43NM SSW Laguna Beach CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: AT 1 PM...A 1021 MB HIGH WAS AROUND 500 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAN DIEGO AND A 1016 MB LOW WAS JUST SOUTH OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A SERIES OF STORMS WILL CREATE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...ROUGH SEAS...AND RAIN OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AT TIMES THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. GALE FORCE WINDS AND A VERY LARGE SWELL ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Tonight
Wind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the evening... Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
Wed
Wind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
Wed Night
Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming S 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less... Becoming 3 ft after midnight. Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 14 seconds. Rain after midnight.
Thu
Wind S 20 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. Rain in the morning. Chance of tstms.
Thu Night
Wind W 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 7 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of rain.
Fri
Wind SW 15 kt...becoming 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 8 to 11 ft. Rain. Slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri Night
Wind W 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 14 ft...building to 16 ft after midnight. Showers likely and slight chance of tstms.
Sat
Wind NW 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 18 ft. Chance of showers.
Sat Night
Wind NW 20 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 11 to 14 ft.
Sun
Wind SE 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 9 to 12 ft. Chance of rain.
Sun Night
Wind S 15 kt...becoming 25 kt after midnight. Gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 ft...building to 10 ft after midnight. Rain.
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Last Update: 155 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017
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