838  
FXUS01 KWBC 020913  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
413 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 STRENGTHENING OF THE MAIN  
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFFSHORE NEW JERSEY. 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 INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED  
ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST OF CALIFORNIA WHICH MAY POSE FLOODING  
CONCERNS THIS MORNING, 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  
 
GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT  
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