070  
FXUS01 KWBC 020759  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
259 AM EST FRI MAR 02 2018  
 
VALID 12Z FRI MAR 02 2018 - 12Z SUN MAR 04 2018  
 
...STRONG STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC INTO  
THE NORTHEAST WITH MULTIPLE HAZARDS...  
 
...COLD AND SNOWY FOR MUCH OF THE WEST WITH THE GREATEST SNOWFALL  
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED IN THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS...  
 
...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND  
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...  
 
WIDESPREAD SNOW, RAIN AND STRONG WINDS DEVELOPED OVERNIGHT AS A  
WINTER STORM RAPIDLY DEVELOPED OVER THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHERN  
MID-ATLANTIC REGIONS. HEAVY SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEW YORK HAVE  
ALREADY EXCEED A FOOT IN A FEW LOCATIONS WITH MORE FORECAST TODAY.  
HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, ESPECIALLY FOR  
COASTAL AREAS FROM NEW JERSEY TO EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. WIND  
SPEEDS HAVE INCREASED IN RESPONSE TO THE CENTER LOW PRESSURE OF  
THIS FRONTAL SYSTEM INTENSIFYING. WIDESPREAD HIGH WIND SPEEDS WILL  
PERSIST THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY AS THE  
SYSTEM MOVES OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST. INLAND FLOODING FROM THE  
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND COASTAL FLOODING FROM HIGH SEAS/STORM SURGE  
WILL IMPACT MUCH OF THE AREA FROM NEW JERSEY TO MASSACHUSETTS.  
NUMEROUS WARNINGS ARE IN AFFECT FOR THE NORTHEAST AND  
MID-ATLANTIC, INCLUDING: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES, WINTER STORM  
WARNINGS AND HIGH WIND WARNINGS. SNOW AND RAIN WILL TAPER OFF BY  
LATE FRIDAY/SATURDAY MORNING AS THE SYSTEM TRACKS FURTHER OUT INTO  
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  
 
COLD AND SNOWY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST  
INTO THE WEEKEND AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES EASTWARD TOWARD THE  
ROCKIES. HEAVY RAIN WILL LIKELY SET UP ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS OF  
THE NORTHWEST AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH HEAVY  
MOUNTAIN SNOW ACROSS THE SIERRAS AND OTHER RANGES ACROSS THE GREAT  
BASIN AND INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ALONG  
THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN COAST OF CALIFORNIA WHICH MAY POSE  
FLOODING CONCERNS THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY OVER BURN  
SCAR REGIONS WHERE FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE. PORTIONS OF  
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES LIKELY SEEING UP TO A FOOT OR SO  
OF NEW SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY..  
 
CAMPBELL  
 
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