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Active pattern for the Pacific Northwest this week while a coastal low takes aim on the Northeast later this week

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall is forecast to bring 5 to 7 inches of rainfall, with localized heavier amounts, to the Pacific Northwest throughout the week. Across the higher mountain elevations, measurable snow is likely. The Northeast will also be the focus of showers and thunderstorms beginning mid-week as a coastal low meanders of the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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Last Update: 822 PM PDT MON OCT 20 2014

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Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and Westward 60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast




...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT TUESDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 3 AM PDT WEDNESDAY...

  • SynopsisAT 03Z...OR 8 PM PDT...A 1022 MB HIGH PRES WAS LOCATED 800 NM WEST OF PT CONCEPTION...WITH 1009 LOW PRES S OF LAS VEGAS. MODERATE TO STRONG NW WINDS WILL AFFECT THE OUTER COASTAL WATERS THROUGH LATE TUE NIGHT...WITH GALES EXPECTED TUE AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. A RELATIVELY LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL AFFECT THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH MIDWEEK.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 17 seconds...building to 10 to 13 ft dominant period 15 seconds after midnight.
  • Tue NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 12 to 14 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 20 to 30 kt...becoming N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
  • Wed NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
  • Wed Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt...becoming 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft dominant period 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Thu NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 8 to 9 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to 9 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Fri NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft. Patchy fog.
  • Sat NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.



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Zone Area Forecast for Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and Westward 60 NM
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