Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154)
Issued by: National Weather Service Morehead City, NC
Last Update: 342 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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Tonight: NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

Thu: NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

Thu Night: N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. A chance of showers.

Fri: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.

Fri Night: NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat: E winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Sat Night: S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. A chance of showers after midnight.

Sun: SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming NW 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Showers, then a chance of showers.

Mon: NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.



Zone Forecast: S of Cape Hatteras NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC out to 20 nm (AMZ154)

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