Winter storm conditions possible for parts of Central Plains on Saturday

Widespread precipitation, including heavy snow, will push farther east on Saturday east across the central and southern Rockies. Snow will extend from the Rockies into the central High Plains by late Saturday, spreading farther east on Sunday, with moderate to heavy snows and gusty winds expected across portions of South Dakota and Minnesota by the end of the weekend.
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Last Update: 244 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018

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Medford, OR Local Forecast Office

44NM SW Port Orford OR

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...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM PST THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM PST SUNDAY...
Synopsis: Westerly swell will gradually diminish this morning, decreasing briefly to 11 to 14 feet through this evening. Another strong front will move through the waters late Saturday night into Sunday. Storm force winds are expected north of Gold Beach early Sunday morning and gales are expected elsewhere late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Seas will build again Saturday night, peaking at 20 to 23 feet Sunday morning. Conditions will improve late Sunday night into Monday, but active weather will continue through the week with another front expected Tuesday.

Today
W wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to S 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 15 to 16 ft at 14 seconds...subsiding to 12 to 13 ft at 13 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely.
Tonight
S wind 15 to 25 kt...rising to gales 40 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...building to 8 to 11 ft after midnight. W swell 12 ft at 12 seconds. Rain.
Sun
S gales 35 kt...becoming SW 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Cape arago southward, S gales 45 kt...becoming SW 30 kt early in the afternoon, then...easing to 15 to 20 kt late in the afternoon. Wind waves 12 to 14 ft...subsiding to 8 to 10 ft in the afternoon. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 13 seconds...building to 15 to 17 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Sun Night
W wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 14 to 16 ft. Chance of showers.
Mon
S wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 13 to 14 ft. Chance of showers.
Mon Night
S wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to SE after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 to 12 ft. Slight chance of rain.
Tue
SE wind 20 kt...rising to 30 kt in the afternoon, then... Becoming S. Wind waves 4 ft...building to 8 ft in the afternoon and evening, then...subsiding to 6 ft after midnight. W swell 9 ft...subsiding to 5 ft and W 6 ft.
Wed
SW wind 20 kt...rising to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 6 ft...building to 9 ft.
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Last Update: 244 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018
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