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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]

Today

Chance Rain

NNE 16kt
2-3ft

Tonight

Rain

NE 17kt
3ft

Monday

Rain Likely

N 13ktWinds Decreasing
1-2ft

Monday
Night

Chance Rain

NNE 8kt
1ft

Tuesday

Showers

E 8kt
1-2ft

Tuesday
Night

Showers Likely

Winds IncreasingS 15kt
2ft

Wednesday

Showers

SSW 18kt
3ft

Wednesday
Night

Chance Showers

SSW 18kt
3ft

Christmas
Day

Sunny

W 17kt
2ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 9:04 am EST Dec 21, 2014
Forecast Valid: 11am EST Dec 21, 2014-6pm EST Dec 27, 2014

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Detailed Forecast



  • 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.
  • Today NNE wind around 16 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tonight NE wind 13 to 17 kt. Rain. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Monday N wind 10 to 13 kt decreasing to 7 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Monday Night NNE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming ENE after midnight. A chance of rain. Seas around 1 ft.
  • Tuesday E wind 5 to 8 kt. A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tuesday Night ESE wind 8 to 11 kt becoming S 12 to 15 kt after midnight. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Wednesday SSW wind 16 to 18 kt. Showers. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Wednesday Night SSW wind around 18 kt becoming WSW after midnight. A chance of showers. Seas around 3 ft.
  • Christmas Day W wind 14 to 17 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 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.