Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West.
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Last Update: 214 PM PST Fri Dec 9 2022

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Seattle, WA Local Forecast Office

17NM W Hoquiam WA

Marine Zone Forecast


...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: A vigorous frontal system will move through the area tonight, bringing storm force winds and wind gusts to the coastal waters and through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with gale force winds likely over the northern inland waters and Admiralty Inlet. Winds will gradually ease through the day Saturday, with weak high pressure then expected to produce quieter conditions through early next week.

Tonight
SE wind 35 to 45 kt with gusts to 50 to 55 kt easing to 25 to 35 kt after midnight. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft with a dominant period of 12 seconds subsiding to 10 to 13 ft with a dominant period of 12 seconds after midnight. Rain. A slight chance of tstms after midnight.
Sat
S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon. W swell 8 ft at 12 seconds building to 11 ft at 12 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sat Night
S wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of rain.
Sun
SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 11 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun Night
N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 10 ft at 12 seconds.
Mon
NE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 9 ft at 11 seconds.
Mon Night
E wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. W swell 6 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue
E wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 ft.
Wed
E wind 10 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 1 to 2 ft. W swell 10 ft.
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Last Update: 214 PM PST Fri Dec 9 2022
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