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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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 nm (PZZ255) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 nm (PZZ255)
Issued by: National Weather Service Portland, OR
Last Update: 851 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017
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Today: W wind 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves W 3 ft at 4 seconds, shifting to the S 2 ft at 4 seconds in the afternoon. W swell 7 ft at 11 seconds. Rain likely.

Tonight: S wind 15 to 20 kt, rising to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 9 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Rain.

Tue: S wind 30 to 35 kt, becoming SW 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts to 45 kt in the late morning and early afternoon35 kt. Combined seas 18 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds. Rain in the morning, then showers in the afternoon.

Tue Night: W wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves W 6 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 12 ft at 13 seconds. Showers.

Wed: NW wind 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves NW 4 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 12 ft at 12 seconds. Chance of showers.

Wed Night: NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves NE 2 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 14 ft at 13 seconds.

Thu: E wind to 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 9 ft.

Fri: N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 7 ft.



Zone Forecast: Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 nm (PZZ255)

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