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Active weather pattern on Sunday brings the threat of wintry weather to several parts of the U.S

A few areas of active weather are expected on Sunday. The first will be in the Southwest, as locally heavy rain and mountain snow is possible in portions of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Further east, wintry weather is possible over a large portion of the country. Numerous winter weather products have been issued from the southern Plains to New England.
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Last Update: 846 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

Marine Zone Forecast

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...



  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN QUICKLY BEHIND AN EXITING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS CAUSING A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. THIS IS YIELDING GALE AND HAZARDOUS SEAS CONDITIONS TONIGHT. THE GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN ON SUNDAY...ALLOWING WINDS AND SEAS TO EASE BEFORE ANOTHER INCREASE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
  • Tonight N winds 20 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 45 kt. Waves NW 14 ft at 11 seconds.
  • Sun N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves NW 11 ft at 11 seconds.
  • Sun Night N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves NW 10 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
  • Mon N winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves NW 12 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Mon Night N winds 20 to 30 kt. Waves NW 11 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Tue N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves NW 10 ft at 9 seconds...and S 3 ft at 17 seconds.
  • Wed N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves NW 8 ft at 8 seconds...and W 4 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Thu S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves NW 3 ft at 7 seconds...and W 5 ft at 15 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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