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Unsettled weather to continue today across the northern Plains and Midwest; severe weather possible Tuesday along Gulf Coast

Unsettled weather will continue today over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where wintry precipitation is forecast, with several inches of snow from South Dakota eastward into Minnesota and northern Michigan. A well-defined cold front will advance eastward with showers and storms developing along and ahead of it. Some storms along the Gulf Coast could become severe on Tuesday.
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Last Update: 214 PM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to 10 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 TOMORROW. 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.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Tue NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 17 seconds.
  • Wed Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 10 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening...then slight chance of rain after midnight.
  • Christmas Day N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 10 to 13 ft...decreasing to 9 to 12 ft.
  • Fri N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
  • Sat N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.



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