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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through late Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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5NM NNW Cape Romain Buoy MR

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Rain Likely

NE 19ktWinds Decreasing
3ft

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Monday

Rain Likely

N 11kt
1-2ft

Monday
Night

Chance Rain

NE 7kt
1-2ft

Tuesday

Showers Likely

ENE 7kt
2ft

Tuesday
Night

Showers

Winds IncreasingSSE 15kt
2-3ft

Wednesday

Showers

SSW 19kt
4ft

Wednesday
Night

Chance Showers

WSW 19kt
3-4ft

Christmas
Day

Sunny

W 17kt
2ft

Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear

W 11kt
1ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 5:54 pm EST Dec 21, 2014
Forecast Valid: 9pm EST Dec 21, 2014-6pm EST Dec 28, 2014

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

  • SynopsisUNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AS SEVERAL DISTURBANCES MOVE OVER THE REGION. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY...THEN SHIFT THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE WEEKEND.
  • Tonight NE wind 16 to 19 kt decreasing to 13 to 16 kt after midnight. Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Monday N wind 6 to 11 kt. Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Monday Night NE wind around 7 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tuesday ENE wind around 7 kt becoming ESE in the afternoon. A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Tuesday Night SE wind 9 to 12 kt becoming SSE 12 to 15 kt after midnight. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Wednesday S wind 16 to 19 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas around 4 ft.
  • Wednesday Night WSW wind around 19 kt. A chance of showers before 1am. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Christmas Day W wind 14 to 17 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Thursday Night W wind 6 to 11 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 1 ft.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.