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Rain, thunderstorms possible for parts of Texas and Gulf Coast; additional rain and mountain snow forecast out West

A developing storm system will bring rain and thunderstorms across parts of South Texas and the western Gulf Coast on Thursday. Some of the thunderstorms that develop late Thursday night into Friday have the potential to be severe. Meanwhile, additional rainfall and mountain snow is forecast for northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
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Last Update: 244 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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Waters from Pt. St. George to Cape Mendocino CA from 10 to 60 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING......SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...


  • SynopsisA DISTANT STORM HAS GENERATED A VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL. THIS SWELL WILL BUILD INTO THE WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN SLOWLY SUBSIDE THIS WEEKEND. A WARM FRONT WILL BRING INCREASED SOUTHERLY WINDS AND SHORT PERIOD SOUTHERLY WAVES ON SATURDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE EARLY NEXT WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD OVER THE REGION.
  • Today SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves S 3 ft at 7 seconds...and W building to 19 ft at 16 seconds. Numerous showers.
  • Tonight S winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 4 ft at 6 seconds...and W 20 ft at 18 seconds. Rain.
  • Sat SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves S 10 ft at 8 seconds...and W 18 ft at 17 seconds. Rain.
  • Sat Night SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves W 15 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Sun SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves W 12 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Mon N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 11 ft at 15 seconds.
  • Tue NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 11 ft at 17 seconds.



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