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FXUS01 KWBC 240808
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
407 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

VALID 12Z FRI OCT 24 2014 - 12Z SUN OCT 26 2014

***RAIN EVENTUALLY TAPERING OFF IN NEW ENGLAND***

***UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST***

***RELATIVELY QUIET WEATHER PATTERN ELSEWHERE***


THE NOR`EASTER MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD NEAR NOVA SCOTIA HAS BROUGHT
SOAKING RAINS TO NEW ENGLAND OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.  THE RAINY
WEATHER SHOULD NOW REMAIN CONFINED TO LOCATIONS EAST OF UPSTATE
NEW YORK, WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IN MAINE.  BY SATURDAY
MORNING, THE SURFACE LOW SHOULD PULL FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE
COAST TO TAKE MOST OF THE STEADY RAINFALL INTO EASTERN CANADA,
WITH JUST A FEW SHOWERS REMAINING OVER MAINE ON SATURDAY.

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SHOULD EXPECT MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF RAIN OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS ONSHORE FLOW AND A STRONG PACIFIC STORM
SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE REGION THROUGHOUT SATURDAY.  CURRENTLY, A
STATIONARY FRONT STRETCHED FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES TO NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA IS BRINGING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH POCKETS OF MODERATE
RAINFALL.  THIS FRONT SHOULD REMAIN OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST TO
THE PACIFIC COAST THROUGHOUT SATURDAY AND WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
FORCING FOR PRECIPITATION.  BY FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY
MORNING, A SUB-1000MB SURFACE LOW IN THE PACIFIC WILL APPROACH THE
WEST COAST, BRINGING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE
COASTLINE.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL U.S., A STATIONARY FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO STAY SOUTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH SATURDAY.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE EXPECTED FOR SOUTH
FLORIDA ON FRIDAY.   FARTHER TO THE NORTH ACROSS THE PLAINS TO THE
MID-ATLANTIC, COOL AND DRY FALL WEATHER WILL CONTINUE WITH SUNNY
TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES.

HAMRICK


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