Storms in the Central U.S.; Active Weather Pattern to Approach the West

A few strong to severe storms with gusty winds and hail will be possible across parts of the Midwest on Wednesday. An approaching storm may produce showers with areas of gusty winds and heavy mountain snow on the West Coast.
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Last Update: 219 AM PDT Wed Oct 20 2021

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34NM W Brookings OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING...

Synopsis: Winds will lower below gales early Wednesday morning. Mixed fresh swell and west swell will continue high with very steep seas through Wednesday. Another very strong front follows with gales and very steep seas likely late Wednesday night through Thursday. The stormy pattern looks to continue this weekend into next week.

Today
SW wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the morning, then...rising to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 10 to 13 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft. Swell W 6 to 7 ft at 14 seconds...shifting to the S 8 ft at 10 seconds and W 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Tonight
S wind 20 to 25 kt...rising to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft...building to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. Swell S 7 to 8 ft at 10 seconds and W 8 ft at 14 seconds... Shifting to the W 8 ft at 13 seconds and S 7 ft at 9 seconds after midnight.
Thu
S gales 35 kt. Wind waves 13 to 16 ft. W swell 7 ft at 13 seconds...subsiding to 5 ft at 13 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Thu Night
S wind 15 to 25 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft...subsiding to 4 to 7 ft after midnight. Swell W 8 to 10 ft...building to W 13 to 16 ft after midnight. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Fri
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 15 to 17 ft. Slight chance of tstms in the morning. Showers likely through the day.
Fri Night
S wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell W 14 to 16 ft. Showers.
Sat
S wind 25 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon, then...easing to 10 kt in the evening...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 11 to 12 ft.
Sun
S wind 20 kt...rising to 30 kt in the afternoon, then... Easing to 25 kt in the evening...becoming SW after midnight. Wind waves 6 ft...building to 11 ft in the afternoon, then...subsiding to 8 ft in the evening... Subsiding to 6 ft after midnight. W swell 10 ft...building to 15 ft.
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Last Update: 219 AM PDT Wed Oct 20 2021
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