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US Short Range Weather to Feb 26

Moderate To Strong Santa Ana Winds Return To Southern California Tonight & Sunday Morning...Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Linger Near The Gulf Coast...More Potentially Drought-Relieving Snow From Colorado Into The Central Plains...

A Highly Unstable Deep And Cold System Is Expected To Dive Through The West Into The Central Plains Over The Next Couple Days, Bringing Snow Showers/Thundersnow To The Terrain Of The West.

From Midday Sunday Onward, Moderate To Heavy Snows Will Break Out From The Front Range Of The Central Rockies Across The Central Plains Into The Midwest Which Should Increase Area Snow Packs And Ultimately Relieve Drought Conditions Once It Melts And, In The Meantime, Help Out The Development Of Any Late-Season Winter Wheat Crops Across The Region.

A Cold Front Crossing The Sierra Nevada And Increasing High
Pressure In Its Wake Across The Great Basin Will Team Up To Cause
A Significant Downslope/Foehn Wind Event Locally Known As The
Santa Ana Across Southern California Tonight Into Sunday Morning,
Where Winds Could Locally Gust Towards Hurricane Force Which Would Significantly Increase The Fire Weather Danger.

High Wind Warnings Are In Effect For This Region With Gale Warnings In Effect Along The Coast; See Local National Weather Service Products From The Oxnard California Forecast Office For More On This Situation.

Downstream (To The East), A Skirmish Of Moderate To Heavy Snow
With A Risk Of Thunderstorm Is Expected Across Portions Of New
England Tonight Into Sunday As A Strengthening Cyclone Moves Well
Offshore The Coast, Wide Of The 40n 70w Benchmark.

Down South Along Its Trailing Frontal Boundary, Thunderstorms With Moderate To Heavy Rain Will Wax And Wane Along The Gulf Coast, With Eastern Sections Of The Gulf Coast Convectively Active Into Sunday Morning.

A Return Of Gulf Moisture Ahead Of The Western System Lures Showers And Thunderstorms Back To The Central Gulf Coast
Late Sunday Into Monday Which Spread Into The Eastern Gulf Coast
Monday And Tuesday.

On Late Sunday And Monday, An Upper Disturbance With Its Related
Onshore Flow From The Pacific Ocean And A Surface Cold Front
Should Surge Through The Pacific Northwest Into The Great Basin,
Bringing A Fresh Batch Of Coastal Rains And Elevation/Interior
Snows As It Marches Through The Scene. The Instability It Brings
Aloft Should Allow For Thunderstorms/Thundersnow Across Oregon And Washington Sunday Night Into Monday Morning.


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