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Winter weather forecast for Rockies and southern Plains

A developing storm system will bring snow to parts of the Rockies and southern Plains on Friday, which will move into the central U.S. on Saturday. Freezing rain is also forecast from Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley and into the Carolinas. Meanwhile, temperatures will be 20-40 degrees below normal across parts of the central and southern U.S. on Friday.
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Last Update: 221 PM PST FRI FEB 27 2015

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Coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA out 10 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...


  • SynopsisGUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT REMAINS TIGHT. AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL FURTHER TIGHTEN THE GRADIENT...ALLOWING WINDS AND SHORT PERIOD SEAS TO BUILD TO GALE CONDITIONS IN THE OUTER WATERS OVERNIGHT SATURDAY. WHILE GALES ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SUNDAY...CONDITIONS SHOULD REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
  • Tonight NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 8 seconds... And W 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 8 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of tstms.
  • Sat Night NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 10 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Sun N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Sun Night NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Mon N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves NW 9 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Tue N winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW 8 ft at 9 seconds...and SW 3 ft at 17 seconds.
  • Wed N winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 5 ft at 9 seconds...and NW 4 ft at 15 seconds.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA out 10 nm
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