Tracking Three Storms with Widespread Impacts this Week

A winter storm will bring snow and some ice to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast today while strong thunderstorms will be possible in portions of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Additional heavy mountain snow and gusty winds will continue in the Southwest from a second storm. A third storm will bring heavy coastal rain and mountain snow to California and the Northwest tonight into Friday.
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Last Update: 910 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

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Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: PZZ600-262330- 910 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 16Z, or 8 AM PST, a 1027 MB high pressure center was located about 1000 NM southwest of Point Conception. A 985 MB low was located 400 NM west of Seattle, with a cold front extending southward. Strong west to northwest winds will diminish across the waters today, and winds will to the south, becoming gusty as the next low pressure system approaches. Winds will likely reach gale force late tonight and continue through early Thu. $$

Today
W winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 35 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft dominant period 11 seconds, subsiding to 7 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds in the afternoon.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. slight chance of rain after midnight.
Wed
SE to S winds 10 to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon, strongest western portion. combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 14 seconds. Chance of rain.
Wed Night
SE to S winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt, strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Chance of rain.
Thu
SE to S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Chance of rain.
Thu Night
SE to S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Rain.
Fri
S winds 10 to 20 kt early, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely.
Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft.
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Last Update: 910 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021
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