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: 337 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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Tallahassee, FL Local Forecast Office

17NM W Panama City 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 1/10 OF THE WAVES.

Synopsis: WINDS WILL BE LIGHT FROM THE SOUTHEAST TODAY WITH WINDS AND SEAS INCREASING ON THURSDAY AS A FRONT APPROACHES. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH MULTIPLE DISTURBANCES AFFECTING THE MARINE AREA. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE MARINE AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE EXPECTED AND SEAS IN EXCESS OF 10 FEET. SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD ALSO BE STRONG TO SEVERE, ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

Today
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of showers.
Tonight
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Thursday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Chance of rain and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms becoming likely.
Friday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Saturday Night
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Protected waters rough. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Sunday
South winds around 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet building to 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet in the afternoon. Protected waters rough. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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Last Update: 337 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017
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