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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

30NM SE Dangerous Cape AK

Marine Zone Forecast

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHERN GULF WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH WED AFTERNOON THEN WEAKEN WED NIGHT THROUGH THU. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF THU.

Tonight
N wind 20 kt except N 30 kt N of dangerous cape. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
Wed
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
Wed Night
NW wind 25 kt except NW 35 kt N of dangerous cape. Seas 12 ft. Freezing spray.
Thu
W wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
Thu Night
SW wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Fri
SW wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Sat Through Sun
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
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Last Update: 324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017
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