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Rain, thunderstorms possible for parts of Texas and Gulf Coast; additional rain and mountain snow forecast out West

A developing storm system will bring rain and thunderstorms across parts of South Texas and the western Gulf Coast on Thursday. Some of the thunderstorms that develop late Thursday night into Friday have the potential to be severe. Meanwhile, additional rainfall and mountain snow is forecast for northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
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Last Update: 228 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

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Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands

Marine Zone Forecast




...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

  • SynopsisAT 10Z...OR 2 AM PST...WEAK SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WAS OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS PATTERN WILL RESULT IN LIGHT WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A WEAK COLD FRONT FRIDAY NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
  • Today SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
  • Tonight W winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
  • Fri SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
  • Fri Night W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds...building to 13 to 16 ft at 19 seconds after midnight. Slight chance of showers.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 19 seconds.
  • Sat Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 12 to 15 ft.
  • Sun N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 11 to 12 ft.
  • Mon N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands
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