Inclement Weather in the West This Weekend

A couple of systems will impact portions of the West and especially California with a variety of hazards this weekend. Periods of moderate to heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, localized flood concerns and heavy mountain snow are expected. The trouble spot today will be across southern Oregon and northern California into the Sierra, where travel impacts are likely.
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Last Update: 240 AM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ600-041700- 240 AM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 09Z, or 2 AM PDT, a 1026 MB surface high was 950 NM W of Point Conception. The high will weaken and push westward through the day as a 1004 MB low moves into N California. Widespread short-period seas will continue through today. A storm system will impact the waters Sunday through Thursday bringing a slight chance of thunderstorms. $$

Today
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Tonight
W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 7 seconds.
Sun
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of rain in the morning, then rain.
Sun Night
S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Rain and slight chance of tstms.
Mon
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of tstms.
Mon Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of tstms.
Tue
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Chance of rain and slight chance of tstms.
Wed
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft. Chance of rain.
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Last Update: 240 AM PDT Sat Apr 4 2020
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