Wintry Weather In the West; Increasing Threat For Severe Thunderstorms In the South/Southeast Through Monday

In the West, locally heavy snow is expected in the mountains this weekend, along with cold and windy conditions more typical of February than March. Meanwhile, conditions will be conducive to severe thunderstorms this weekend in parts of the southern Plains and the lower MS Valley. By Monday, significant severe thunderstorms, including strong tornadoes, are possible in the Southeast.

Last Update: 236 PM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018

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Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: PZZ500-180430- 236 PM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Scattered showers and thunderstorms will end by this evening. Clearing skies with light to moderate winds tonight. Winds will increase early next week as a storm system approaches the region. The sea state will deteriorate middle of next week with gusty winds and a mixed swell. $$

N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
N winds 10 kt...becoming southeast in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun Night
N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
E winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon Night
SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
SE winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 4 to 13 ft. Chance of rain, then rain likely.
S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft and SW 3 to 5 ft...shifting to the W and S 3 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
W winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft and SW 5 ft...increasing to NW 9 to 12 ft and SW 5 to 6 ft. chance of showers.
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Last Update: 236 PM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018
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