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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.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

4NM S Sitka AK

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Today

Scattered Showers

E 10ktWinds Decreasing
3-4ft

High: 45 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Tonight

Showers

SW 15kt
3-4ft

Low: 40 °F

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Monday

Showers Likely

SW 10kt
6ft

High: 42 °F

Monday
Night

Rain Likely

NE 15kt
5-6ft

Low: 39 °F

Tuesday

Rain Likely

NE 15kt
6-7ft

High: 40 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Rain

NW 10kt
4-5ft

Low: 35 °F

Wednesday

Chance Rain

W 10kt
3-4ft

High: 38 °F

Wednesday
Night

Chance Rain

Light Wind
3-4ft

Low: 36 °F

Christmas
Day

Rain Likely

SSE 10kt
3ft

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: 4:53 am AKST Dec 21, 2014
Forecast Valid: 7am AKST Dec 21, 2014-6pm AKST Dec 27, 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 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.
*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.