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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Monterey CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Heavy Rain

    Winds IncreasingS 10kt
    7ft
  • Tonight

    Heavy Rain

    S 29ktWinds Decreasing
    8ftWaves Subsiding
  • Thursday

    Scattered Showers

    WNW 11ktWinds Decreasing
    1-2ft
  • Thursday
    Night

    Rain

    SW 12kt
    3ft
  • Friday

    Rain

    S 20kt
    4ft
  • Friday
    Night

    Showers Likely

    W 19kt
    4ft
  • Saturday

    Chance Showers

    W 15kt
    2-3ft
  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Showers

    SSE 11kt
    Waves Building15ft
  • Sunday

    Rain

    S 28kt
    13-14ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 5:15 am PST Jan 18, 2017
Forecast Valid: 7am PST Jan 18, 2017-6pm PST Jan 24, 2017

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM PST THIS MORNING

Synopsis: GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE LOW LIFTS NORTHEAST BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN BY FRIDAY AS ANOTHER STORM APPROACHES. VERY LARGE WEST SWELLS WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK WITH SWELLS BUILDING AS HIGH AS 26 FEET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Today
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. WNW swell 7 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight
S wind 24 to 29 kt becoming SSW 16 to 21 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 kt. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. . Wind waves 7 ft subsiding to 3 ft.
Thursday
WNW wind 6 to 11 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the morning. Scattered showers, mainly before 4pm. . Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thursday Night
SW wind around 12 kt. Rain, mainly after 10pm. . Wind waves around 3 ft.
Friday
S wind 17 to 20 kt becoming W in the morning. Rain. . Wind waves around 4 ft.
Friday Night
W wind around 19 kt. Showers likely. . Wind waves around 4 ft.
Saturday
W wind 9 to 15 kt. A chance of showers. . Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday Night
SSE wind 8 to 11 kt. A chance of showers. WNW swell 15 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Sunday
S wind 18 to 28 kt. Rain. WNW swell 12 ft. Wind waves 4 ft building to 7 ft.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 36.62°N 121.92°W
Last Update: 5:15 am PST Jan 18, 2017
Forecast Valid: 7am PST Jan 18, 2017-6pm PST Jan 24, 2017
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