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 Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM (GMZ375) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM (GMZ375)
Issued by: National Weather Service Houston, TX
Last Update: 929 AM CST Wed Jan 16 2019
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Today: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.

Tonight: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.

Thursday: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. A chance of showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Friday: South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Friday Night: South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet after midnight. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet building to 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet.

Sunday: North winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet.

Sunday Night: North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.



Zone Forecast: Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM (GMZ375)

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