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Much needed precipitation continues across the Southwest; central and eastern U.S. prepare for more winter weather

Widespread and much-needed precipitation across the Southwest will begin to spread into the Plains through Saturday. As the moisture encounters an Arctic airmass dropping down through the north-central U.S., moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop across the Midwest Saturday and then move into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
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Last Update: 837 PM PST FRI JAN 30 2015

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Waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA from 10 to 60 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST SATURDAY...



  • SynopsisAN OFFSHORE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE INTERACTING WITH A THERMAL LOW PRESSURE TROUGH ACROSS CALIFORNIA HAS INCREASED THE WINDS AND SEAS ACROSS THE WATERS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH THIS WEEKEND. SEAS WILL INCREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A LONG PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL TRAVERSES THE WATERS.
  • Tonight N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves N 8 ft at 8 seconds...and W 6 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Sat NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves N 8 ft at 7 seconds...and W 6 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW 5 ft at 7 seconds... And W 5 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Sun NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 3 ft at 5 seconds...and W 6 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Sun Night W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 6 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Mon SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 8 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Tue S winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 8 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Wed S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves S 8 ft at 7 seconds...and W 6 ft at 13 seconds.



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Zone Area Forecast for Waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA from 10 to 60 nm
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