Fire Weather Concerns Continue in California; Pattern Change Possible Later this Week

Low humidity and gusty winds will continue across portions of California through Monday, although the weather pattern may change by Wednesday with increasing rain chances. Elsewhere, chilly conditions will persist across the northern and eastern states with rounds of light snow over the Great Lakes and Northeast, while areas of rain develop in south Texas and the Gulf Coast.

5NM NNW San Francisco CA

Marine Point Forecast

  • This

    Patchy Smoke

    NNW 7kt
  • Tonight

    Patchy Smoke

    WSW 10kt
  • Monday

    Patchy Smoke

    N 8kt
  • Monday

    Patchy Smoke

    WSW 9kt
  • Tuesday

    Slight Chc Rain

    Winds IncreasingSW 11kt
  • Tuesday

    Chance Rain

    SSE 19kt
  • Wednesday

    Heavy Rain

    S 20kt
  • Wednesday


    S 13kt
  • Thanksgiving

    Showers Likely

    SW 12kt

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:37 am PST Nov 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 12pm PST Nov 18, 2018-6pm PST Nov 24, 2018

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: PZZ500-182315- 914 AM PST Sun Nov 18 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Generally light winds will continue across the coastal waters into early next week. Southerly winds will increase by Tuesday as a storm system approaches. Mixed moderate northwest swell and light southerly swell will persist before stronger nw winds and building nw swell arrives by Thanksgiving. $$

This Afternoon
NNW wind 5 to 7 kt. Widespread haze. Patchy smoke.
WSW wind 6 to 10 kt. Widespread haze. Patchy smoke.
N wind 6 to 8 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Widespread haze. Patchy smoke.
Monday Night
WSW wind around 9 kt. Widespread haze before 10pm. Patchy smoke before 10pm.
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 6 to 11 kt in the morning. A slight chance of rain after 4pm.
Tuesday Night
SW wind 11 to 19 kt becoming SSE in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. A chance of rain, mainly after 10pm.
S wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 26 kt. Showers. The rain could be heavy at times.
Wednesday Night
S wind 10 to 13 kt. Showers.
Thanksgiving Day
SW wind 9 to 12 kt. Showers likely.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 37.86°N 122.46°W
Last Update: 3:37 am PST Nov 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 12pm PST Nov 18, 2018-6pm PST Nov 24, 2018
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