Historic Flooding Continues in the Midwest

Historic and catastrophic flooding will continue across portions of the central Plains and Upper Midwest for the rest of the week. A weak low pressure system will slide through the region over the next couple of days and produce additional light-to-moderate rain. A series of storms begins to impact the West Coast tonight and into tomorrow with rain and mountain snows.
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Last Update: 831 AM PDT Tue Mar 19 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Fog and low clouds will gradually drift offshore and to the south this morning, with showers arriving later this afternoon. Long period west swell will continue to build today marking a gradual transition to a more active pattern this week. Gusty south winds and steep to very steep seas are expected Thursday night into Friday, with long period westerly swell following into the weekend.

Today
W wind 5 kt...veering to E early in the afternoon, then...veering to SW late afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 6 ft at 17 seconds and SW 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight
SE wind 5 kt...backing to NW early in the morning. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 6 ft at 16 seconds and SW 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers.
Wed
Northern portion, N wind 5 kt...backing to W in the morning, then...backing to S early in the afternoon...veering to N late in the afternoon. Brookings southward, NW wind 5 kt... Backing to S in the morning, then...veering to SW early in the afternoon... Veering to NW late in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 6 ft at 15 seconds and SW 5 ft at 10 seconds...building to 7 to 8 ft at 14 seconds and SW 3 ft at 10 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of showers.
Wed Night
N wind 5 kt...backing to NW after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft. Chance of showers.
Thu
Wind variable less than 5 kt...becoming SW 5 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 ft.
Thu Night
SW wind 5 kt...backing to SE after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft.
Fri
S wind 15 to 20 kt...easing to 10 kt in the evening, then...veering to SW after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 8 ft... Building to 13 ft.
Sat
W wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to NW in the evening, then... Veering to NE after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 12 to 13 ft.
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Last Update: 831 AM PDT Tue Mar 19 2019
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