Upcoming Pattern Shift to Bring Heavy Mountain Snow to the West

Heavy, accumulating snow is likely today in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada. Another Bering Sea storm will bring strong winds and heavy precipitation to the Aleutians and southwest Alaska into Thursday. Light snow is expected from the Ohio Valley into the Northeast. A widespread and significant winter storm is expected to move into the Central Rockies and High Plains Thursday into Friday.
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Last Update: 821 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021

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Synopsis: PZZ600-081200- 821 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 03Z, or 7 PM PST, a 1030 MB high was 800 NM W of Eureka, while a 1012 MB low was over the Gulf of California. A storm system will move through the waters on Thursday and will bring gusty NW winds with a moderate chance of Gales over the outer waters. $$

Tonight
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds.
Wed
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 8 seconds.
Wed Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Chance of rain after midnight.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds, building to 7 to 8 ft dominant period 7 seconds in the afternoon. Rain in the morning, then chance of rain.
Thu Night
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Fri
N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds after midnight.
Sat
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Sun
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 821 PM PST Tue Dec 7 2021
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