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.

Last Update: 321 AM AKST Wed Jan 16 2019

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314NM NNE Shemya AK

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Synopsis: A front over the central Aleutians will intensify Wed night then persist through Fri morning. A front will move over the western Aleutians Thu morning then it will slowly move eastward through Fri morning.

W wind 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. Freezing spray.
SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. Freezing spray.
S wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. Freezing spray.
Thu Night
S wind 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
SE wind 20 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
Sat Through Sun
NE wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.
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Last Update: 321 AM AKST Wed Jan 16 2019
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