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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Last Update: 1138 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Synopsis: ANZ300-162300- 1138 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019 .Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... High pressure is shunted southward ahead of an approaching cold front that will cross the region tonight. Arctic high pressure then quickly moves north of the area then offshore for Thursday. Low pressure and a weakening warm front then pass through Thursday night into Friday. High pressure briefly builds in late Friday and Friday night. A strong frontal system with developing low pressure will impact the region Saturday into Sunday night. $$

This Afternoon
W winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tonight
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt . Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Thu
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Chance of snow in the evening, then rain after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Rain, mainly in the morning.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat Night
SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Snow likely in the evening. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun
S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Rain likely with chance of snow in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
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Last Update: 1138 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019
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