Unsettled Across the West; Increasingly Rainy with a Few Storms in the South

A frontal system will bring heavy precipitation, including mountain snowfall to much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and portions of the Rockies through Tuesday. Elsewhere, wet weather will return to much of the South with locally heavy rainfall; a few strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible in this region by Tuesday.
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Last Update: 419 AM AKST Mon Dec 18 2017

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Fairbanks, AK Local Forecast Office

36NM NNW Shishmaref AK

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

Synopsis: A 946 mb low over the western Bering Sea will move E over the northern Bering Sea and will be 175 NM W of St Lawrence Island Tue morning, then will move north over the Chukotsk Peninsula through Tue evening. An associated weather front over the Central Bering Sea will move E to the West Coast by this afternoon and Chukchi Sea this evening.

Today
SE winds 30 kt becoming E 40 kt. Seas 5 ft building to 8 ft. Freezing fog. Snow. Heavy freezing spray.
Tonight
SE winds 45 kt. Seas 13 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less. Heavy freezing spray.
Tue
S winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less. Freezing spray.
Tue Night
S winds 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less. Heavy freezing spray.
Wed
S winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less. Freezing spray.
Wed Night
S winds 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 nm or less. Heavy freezing spray.
Thu
S winds 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
Fri
SE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
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Last Update: 419 AM AKST Mon Dec 18 2017
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