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Rainfall and mountain snow will continue across the western U.S. Monday

Heavy precipitation along the west coast will persist with a focus along the Coastal Ranges and Cascades. While not nearly as impressive as recent days, the forecast suggests another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible across this region. Farther inland, moderate to heavy snow is likely over the Wasatch and Colorado Rockies, with 1 to 2 foot amounts possible through Monday.
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Last Update: 900 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...



  • SynopsisA BUILDING RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE COAST WILL KEEP MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY WINDS GOING ACROSS MOST OF OUR WATERS INTO TUESDAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE HIGH MOVES INTO THE GREAT BASIN. ANOTHER ROUND OF MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON THURSDAY AS ANOTHER HIGH STRENGTHENS OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC.
  • Today NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 9 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. W swell 9 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Tue NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Christmas Day N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 10 to 13 ft...increasing to 12 to 13 ft.
  • Fri E winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 9 to 11 ft...decreasing to 6 to 8 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 10-60 NM
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