Tracking Three Storms with Widespread Impacts this Week

A winter storm will bring snow and some ice to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast today while strong thunderstorms will be possible in portions of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Additional heavy mountain snow and gusty winds will continue in the Southwest from a second storm. A third storm will bring heavy coastal rain and mountain snow to California and the Northwest tonight into Friday.
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Last Update: 1200 PM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

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Medford, OR Local Forecast Office

34NM W Brookings OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: A strong front will move onshore today with storm force winds with very steep seas. Winds ease this evening but very steep fresh swell will linger. A warm front front is expected Wednesday, followed by a cold front Wednesday evening. This will bring advisory level south winds and very steep seas. Weak low pressure will remain over the coastal waters Thursday into Friday, then additional fronts will move onshore Friday night and Saturday evening.

Today
S gales 40 kt...rising to gales 45 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft...building to 15 to 18 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 12 to 14 ft at 14 seconds. Rain through the day. Slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Northern portion, S wind 10 to 20 kt. Southern portion, S gales 40 kt...easing to 15 to 25 kt late in the evening, then...becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight... Becoming 15 to 25 kt early in the morning. Wind waves 9 to 12 ft... Subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 13 seconds...building to 12 to 13 ft at 13 seconds after midnight. Rain likely and slight chance of tstms.
Wed
S wind 30 kt...becoming SW 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 13 ft at 13 seconds...building to 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds in the afternoon. Rain and slight chance of tstms.
Wed Night
SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 14 to 16 ft. Slight chance of tstms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
Thu
NW wind 10 to 20 kt...backing to W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to 13 ft...subsiding to 10 to 11 ft in the afternoon. Chance of showers through the day.
Thu Night
NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 9 ft.
Fri
N wind 10 kt...backing to SW in the afternoon, then... Becoming S 20 kt in the evening...rising to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 7 to 8 ft. NW swell 7 to 8 ft.
Sat
W wind 15 kt...becoming S 25 kt in the afternoon, then... Rising to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft... Building to 9 ft. W swell 7 ft.
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Last Update: 1200 PM PST Tue Jan 26 2021
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