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Heavy rain forecast for Pacific Northwest this week

A cold front moving onshore along the Pacific Northwest and northern California coast will bring heavy rain to the region through the first part of the week. A second cold front expected to move onshore by late Tuesday, bringing additional rain and higher-elevation snow to the region.
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Last Update: 217 PM PDT MON OCT 20 2014

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Waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA from 10 to 60 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...



  • SynopsisA HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT INCREASING BRISK NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS THIS WEEKEND. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BRIEFLY MONDAY AS A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. HOWEVER WINDS AND SEAS WILL INCREASE AGAIN ON TUESDAY AS A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE STRENGTHENS.
  • Tonight W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 14 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of tstms.
  • Tue S winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 12 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Tue Night S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 9 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
  • Wed S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves S 3 ft at 5 seconds...and W 12 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Wed Night S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves S 4 ft at 6 seconds... And W 12 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Thu S winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 11 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Fri SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves W 11 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 12 ft at 12 seconds.



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Zone Area Forecast for Waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA from 10 to 60 nm
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