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Winter Storm from the Mexican Border in Texas to southern New England through Thursday

A widespread winter weather event is underway from southwest Texas into parts of southern New England. Most locations will see moderate to heavy rainfall before changing over during the overnight hours. Sleet and freezing rain are expected from south/central Texas into the Southeast while significant snowfall is expected from the southern Plains across the Mid-Atlantic into New England.
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Last Update: 831 PM PST WED MAR 4 2015

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Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to 10 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisGENERALLY LIGHT OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MUCH OF THE FORECAST PERIOD AS HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THE WEST COAST. OFFSHORE WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY STRONG AND GUSTY NEAR COASTAL MOUNTAIN PASSES AND GAPS. A MIXED SWELL FEATURING A MODERATE PERIOD SOUTH WESTERLY COMPONENT WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS AS WELL.
  • Tonight NE winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 2 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Thu NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Thu Night NE winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Fri NE winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Fri Night NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
  • Mon NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 4 ft.

    .....san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast.....

    in the deep water channel...combined seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant swell period of 17 seconds.

    across the bar...combined seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant swell period of 17 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 knots at 03:41 am thursday morning and 1.7 knots at 03:53 pm thursday afternoon.




.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST..... IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS. ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.6 KNOTS AT 03:41 AM THURSDAY MORNING AND 1.7 KNOTS AT 03:53 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to 10 nm
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