Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast.
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Last Update: 342 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Synopsis: AMZ100-170815- 342 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... A weak and dry backdoor cold front will push through the area tonight with high pressure ridging in from the north Thursday. The high pushes offshore Thursday night with a weak cold front pushing across the area early Friday. A much stronger cold front will approach from the west Saturday and move into the region Sunday. Cold high pressure will build in from the west early next week. $$

Tonight
NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Thu
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat Night
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight. A chance of showers after midnight.
Sun
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough. Showers.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop.
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Last Update: 342 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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