Significant Flooding to Continue Across Portions of the South; Another Round of Heavy Snows Across the Desert Southwest through Tonight

Periods of heavy rainfall will continue to enhance river flooding and the risk for flash flooding from the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys to the Deep South through this weekend. Additionally, severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible across this region on Saturday. Heavy snows, even in lower elevations, return to the Desert Southwest through tonight.
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Last Update: 830 AM PST Thu Feb 21 2019

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13NM SSW Port Orford OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS

Synopsis: A mix of fresh swell, northerly wind waves and longer period northwest swell are combining to create very steep seas for most of the area this morning. Winds and seas are subsiding, and seas will become steep later this morning. Seas will continue to subside, and will no longer be steep after tonight. High pressure will build over the waters today, then weaken Friday. A weak front will move into the area Friday night into Saturday, then stall over the area before finally moving onshore Sunday night into Monday. Northwest swell will build Saturday and subside Saturday night, and seas may become steep north of Cape Blanco Saturday afternoon and evening.

Today
N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight
N wind 10 to 20 kt...veering to NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
Fri
NE wind 5 kt...backing to NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 13 seconds.
Fri Night
W wind 5 to 10 kt...backing to SW after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft after midnight. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Rain.
Sat
SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft. Rain.
Sat Night
SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Rain.
Sun
S wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to SE in the evening, then... Becoming S 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less, then... Becoming 4 ft after midnight. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
Mon
S wind 20 kt...veering to SW in the afternoon, then... Veering to N in the evening...veering to SE after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 ft...shifting to the SW 6 ft and NW 2 ft.
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Last Update: 830 AM PST Thu Feb 21 2019
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