Unsettled in the South; Pacific Storm on the West Coast

Showers and a few strong to severe thunderstorms associated with a system in southeastern Texas. A strong and cold Pacific storm will produce heavy rain and heavy mountain snow, and strong, gusty winds for parts of the West coast. Gusty winds ahead of this system may produce critical fire weather threats in the North and Central Plains this weekend. Lake effect snows persist in the Northeast.
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Last Update: 253 PM PST Fri Mar 5 2021

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18NM WNW Hoquiam WA

Marine Zone Forecast


...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: Unsettled conditions continue for area waters tonight in the wake of a frontal system, with elevated winds expected to persist across the coastal and inland waters into Saturday. Elevated seas along the coast and West Entrance to the Strait will continue through most of the weekend. A brief break in the weather is expected Saturday before elevated winds and seas return Saturday evening into Sunday and continue into early next week.

Tonight
S wind 25 to 35 kt becoming SW 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Combined seas 14 to 17 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds. Rain likely in the evening then a chance of rain after midnight.
Sat
SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S 25 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 4 to 6 ft. W swell 13 ft at 11 seconds subsiding to 10 ft at 11 seconds in the afternoon. A chance of rain.
Sat Night
S wind 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds. Rain likely in the evening then rain after midnight.
Sun
SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 10 ft at 12 seconds building to 13 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon.
Sun Night
SE wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 19 ft at 16 seconds.
Mon
SE wind 10 to 20 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 15 ft at 14 seconds.
Mon Night
SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 11 ft at 12 seconds.
Tue
E wind to 10 kt becoming NW. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 6 ft.
Wed
NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 5 ft.
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Last Update: 253 PM PST Fri Mar 5 2021
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