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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 801 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

10NM E Virginia Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure dominates the weather pattern across the local South Florida waters. Northerly winds will become more northeasterly to easterly as we move throughout the remainder of the week. Seas in the Atlantic, particularly in the Gulf stream will continue to build to 4 to 6 feet, highest seas in northern Gulf stream offshore Palm Beach with a northerly swell. Seas in the Gulf waters will be 2 to 3 feet. Seas will gradually subside beginning Thursday through the end of the week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas increasing to 6 feet today with northerly swell.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

Rest Of Today
North winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to north 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters light chop.
Tonight
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Thursday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters light chop.
Thursday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday Night
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Saturday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
West southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 801 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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