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Rainfall and mountain snow will continue across the western U.S. into 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: 313 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...



  • SynopsisAT 10Z...OR 2 AM PST...A 1030 MB HIGH WAS CENTERED 500 NM W OF POINT CONCEPTION...WITH A RIDGE EXTENDING TO A 1026 MB HIGH IN OREGON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH LATE TODAY. THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM IN OREGON WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES INTO UTAH AND NEVADA TONIGHT...AND WILL PRODUCE GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW AND SHORT PERIOD SEAS ACROSS THEN INNER WATERS FROM OXNARD TO SANTA MONICA TUE MORNING.
  • Today NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt...diminshing to 15 to 25 kt late in the day. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 10 to 12 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
  • Tue NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft.
  • Thu NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft.
  • Fri N winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W 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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