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Winter weather forecast for Rockies and southern Plains

A developing storm system will bring snow to parts of the Rockies and southern Plains on Friday, which will move into the central U.S. on Saturday. Freezing rain is also forecast from Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley and into the Carolinas. Meanwhile, temperatures will be 20-40 degrees below normal across parts of the central and southern U.S. on Friday.
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Last Update: 226 PM PST FRI FEB 27 2015

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Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS EVENING...



  • SynopsisAT 21Z...OR 1 PM PST...A 1033 MB HIGH WAS LOCATED 800 NM W OF SEATTLE...AND A 1001 MB LOW WAS OVER NEVADA. ANOTHER 1006 MB LOW WAS CENTERED NEAR SEATTLE. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHWARD OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT INTO SAT...AND A SECOND FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS ON SUN. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SAT THROUGH SUN. STRONG NW WIND GUSTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH EARLY SAT.
  • Tonight NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt in the evening. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Chance of showers.
  • Sat NW winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 8 seconds. Showers likely. Slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 9 seconds. Showers likely in the evening. Slight chance of tstms. Chance of showers.
  • Sun NW winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of tstms.
  • Sun Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
  • Mon NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 7 ft. Chance of showers.
  • Mon Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt after midnight. Combined seas 8 to 9 ft...building to 9 to 11 ft after midnight. Chance of showers.
  • Tue NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Slight chance of showers.
  • Wed N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM
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