National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through late Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
Read More...

Last Update: 1009 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

View Nearby Observations

Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...THEN OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST OUT OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND UP ALONG THE CAROLINA COAST MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS BY CHRISTMAS DAY.
  • Today NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Tonight NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A slight chance of rain late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late.
  • Mon NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Mon Night NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 ft. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue NE winds 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
  • Tue Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Wed S winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Showers.
  • Wed Night S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.
  • Thu W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Thu Night W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-North Carolina border out to 20 nm
Mobile Version