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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 West Coast through 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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Last Update: 350 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 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.
  • Through 7 Am N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Today N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Tonight NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
  • Mon NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the morning...then rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Mon Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain in the evening...then a chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue E winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tue Night SE winds 5 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 4 to 5 ft...building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Showers.
  • Wed Night S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.
  • Thu W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm
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