Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 342 PM AKST Thu Jan 17 2019

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

47NM SE Unalaska AK

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

Synopsis: North Pacific high pressure moves to the Northern Bering through Sat afternoon. A 985 mb low 345 nm South of Attu heads to Kamchatka and dissipates Fri afternoon. A 971 mb low 520 nm South of Attu Fri afternoon drives to Kamchatka at 965 mb for Sat afternoon. Its front persists over the Western Aleutians through Sat afternoon.

Tonight
N wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft.
Fri
N wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 13 ft subsiding to 10 ft in the afternoon.
Fri Night
N wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Sat
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Sat Night
E wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
Sun
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
Mon
N wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.
Tue
E wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
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Last Update: 342 PM AKST Thu Jan 17 2019
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