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

20NM WSW Hyannis MA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS 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
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of drizzle.
Thu
NW winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thu Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri
NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Fri Night
E winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sat Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Sun Night
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 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.
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Last Update: 716 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017
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