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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: 230 AM PST FRI FEB 27 2015

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Coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA out 10 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...


  • SynopsisGUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT REMAINS TIGHT. AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL FURTHER TIGHTEN THE GRADIENT...ALLOWING WINDS AND SHORT PERIOD SEAS TO BUILD THROUGH THE WEEKEND. CONDITIONS SHOULD REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
  • Today NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW building to 7 ft at 8 seconds...and NW 5 ft at 14 seconds. Rain...then showers.
  • Tonight NW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 8 seconds...and W 4 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
  • Sat N winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 8 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of tstms.
  • Sat Night N winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves NW 10 ft at 11 seconds.
  • Sun N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves NW 7 ft at 11 seconds.
  • Mon N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves NW 9 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Tue N winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves NW 9 ft at 9 seconds...and W 2 ft at 16 seconds.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Pt. Arena CA out 10 nm
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