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.

Last Update: 317 AM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024

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Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: A 992 mb low at 55N 146W exits the Gulf this afternoon. Its front wraps over the Gulf through Sat afternoon. A 1000 mb low forms on the front near 59N 145W Fri afternoon and exits the Gulf at 1009 mb by Sat afternoon. High pressure nudges into the western Gulf by Sun morning.

N to E wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
N to E wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
N wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
Sat Night
NE wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
Sun Through Mon
SE wind up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 9 ft.
S wind 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft.
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Last Update: 317 AM AKST Fri Mar 1 2024
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