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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: 347 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

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Coastal waters from Cape Charles Light VA to NC VA border out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisCOOL CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION ON TUESDAY...AND BECOMES CENTERED OFF THE NORTHEAST AND MID ATLANTIC COAST FOR MUCH OF THE MID TO LATE WEEK PERIOD.
  • Through 7 Pm S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds.
  • Tue SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
  • Tue Night W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Wed NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Wed Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers until early morning.
  • Thu NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Thu Night NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Fri Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sat NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Charles Light VA to NC VA border out 20 nm
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