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Wet and stormy weather continues across Pacific Northwest

Most of the country will experience tranquil weather this weekend. The exception will be the Pacific Northwest and northern California where a series of storm systems will bring rain, strong winds and thunderstorms through Saturday.
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Last Update: 805 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

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

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SATURDAY...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...


  • SynopsisSTRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AS A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND A COLD FRONT MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS. GUSTS AROUND 50 KT ARE EXPECTED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WITH THE FRONT. LARGE SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL BUILD TONIGHT AND PEAK AROUND 17 TO 22 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY.
  • Tonight S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts to 50 kt. Waves S building to 16 ft at 9 seconds...and NW 7 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
  • Sat S winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts to 50 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 22 ft at 10 seconds...and NW 6 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of tstms.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 15 ft at 12 seconds. Showers likely.
  • Sun NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves NW 12 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Sun Night N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves NW 8 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Mon W winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 10 seconds...and S 2 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Tue S winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 10 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Wed SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 8 ft at 11 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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