Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend.
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Last Update: 207 AM PST Sat Mar 2 2024

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32NM WNW North Bend OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

Today
W wind 15 to 25 kt...easing to 10 to 20 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then...backing to SW late afternoon. Wind waves SW 5 ft at 6 seconds. Swell W 12 to 15 ft at 13 seconds. Snow showers likely before sunrise. Showers and chance of tstms through the day.
Tonight
SW wind 10 to 20 kt...veering to W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves W 4 ft at 6 seconds. Swell W 11 to 12 ft at 12 seconds. Showers likely and chance of tstms.
Sun
W wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves W 5 ft at 6 seconds. Swell W 11 to 12 ft at 12 seconds. Showers and chance of tstms.
Sun Night
W wind 15 to 20 kt...backing to SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves W 5 ft at 6 seconds. Swell W 10 to 11 ft at 11 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
Mon
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves SW 3 ft at 5 seconds. Swell W 8 to 9 ft at 10 seconds... Subsiding to W 7 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Showers and slight chance of tstms in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.
Mon Night
N wind 15 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves S 4 ft at 6 seconds. Swell NW 6 ft at 9 seconds and NW 3 ft at 15 seconds...shifting to the W 5 ft at 9 seconds after midnight. Rain likely.
Tue
N wind 15 kt. Wind waves NW 3 ft at 5 seconds. SW swell 4 ft at 9 seconds...shifting to the W at 13 seconds.
Wed
N wind 15 kt...backing to W after midnight. Wind waves NW 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 12 seconds.
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Last Update: 207 AM PST Sat Mar 2 2024
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