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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. on Saturday

Another Pacific system will impact the West Coast today. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. Strong winds and heavy elevation snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

4NM S Sitka AK

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

This
Afternoon

Rain

ESE 25kt
6-7ft

High: 46 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Tonight

Rain

SE 20kt
4-6ft

Low: 43 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Sunday

Rain

ESE 10kt
3-5ft

High: 44 °F

Sunday
Night

Showers

WSW 10kt
3-4ft

Low: 40 °F

Monday

Showers Likely

ESE 10kt
4ft

High: 41 °F

Monday
Night

Rain

ESE 15kt
Waves Building8ft

Low: 38 °F

Tuesday

Rain Likely

S 10kt
7-8ft

High: 40 °F

Tuesday
Night

Rain Likely

Light Wind
5-6ft

Low: 36 °F

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

Light Wind
4ft

High: 39 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 7:16 am AKST Dec 20, 2014
Forecast Valid: 12pm AKST Dec 20, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 26, 2014

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Detailed Forecast

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WINDWAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

  • SynopsisA GALE FORCE FRONT AND AN ASSOCIATED LOW CENTER WILL MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF THROUGH SATURDAY THEN CONTINUE TOWARDS PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND BY SUNDAY MORNING.
  • This Afternoon ESE wind around 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Rain. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
  • Tonight SE wind 15 to 20 kt. Rain. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Sunday ESE wind 5 to 10 kt. Rain. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Sunday Night S wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW after midnight. Showers. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Monday SW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming ESE in the afternoon. Showers likely. Seas around 4 ft.
  • Monday Night ESE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SSE after midnight. Rain. Seas 4 ft building to 8 ft.
  • Tuesday S wind around 10 kt. Rain likely. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
  • Tuesday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Rain likely. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Wednesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly sunny. Seas around 4 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.