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.
Hazardous Weather Conditions
4NM S Sitka AK
Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]
High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.
Water temperature forecast is experimental.
Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point
Last Update: 4:53 am AKST Dec 21, 2014
Forecast Valid: 7am AKST Dec 21, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 27, 2014
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 SMALL LOW OFF THE COAST OF YAKUTAT WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES
NORTHWEST SUNDAY. A SECOND WEAK LOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN PANHANDLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
- Today E wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the afternoon. Scattered showers. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
- Tonight SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Showers, mainly after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
- Monday SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Showers likely, mainly before noon. Seas around 6 ft.
- Monday Night SE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NE after midnight. Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
- Tuesday NE wind around 15 kt becoming NNW in the afternoon. Rain likely, mainly before noon. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
- Tuesday Night NW wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain before midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
- Wednesday W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A chance of rain. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
- Wednesday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of rain. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
- Christmas Day SSE wind 5 to 10 kt. Rain likely. Seas around 3 ft.
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.
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.
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