Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.

4NM NNW Oakland CA

Marine Point Forecast

  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    Light Wind
  • Wednesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWSW 9kt
  • Wednesday

    Partly Cloudy

    WSW 11kt
  • Thursday

    Partly Sunny

    WSW 12kt
  • Thursday

    Chance Rain

    SW 10kt
  • Friday

    Slight Chc Rain

    NW 12kt
  • Friday

    Partly Cloudy

    W 15kt
  • Saturday


    WNW 7kt
  • Saturday

    Mostly Clear

    WNW 8kt

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:52 pm PDT Oct 17, 2017
Forecast Valid: 8pm PDT Oct 17, 2017-6pm PDT Oct 24, 2017

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: PZZ500-180430- 230 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... An upper level disturbance is currently progressing northeastward towards the southern end of the coastal waters. This system has been associated with light precipitation and lightning. There is still a chance of thunderstorms to move over the southern waters this afternoon and evening. A trough and cold front is still forecast to move across the waters late Thursday. This system may bring light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell is expected this afternoon and tonight. Some buoys are already reporting periods of 18 to 19 seconds. Later this week a very large northwesterly swell train is forecast to arrive across the area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. $$

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy.
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny.
Wednesday Night
WSW wind 5 to 11 kt becoming S after midnight. Partly cloudy.
WSW wind 8 to 12 kt. Partly sunny.
Thursday Night
SW wind around 10 kt. A chance of rain.
NW wind 8 to 12 kt. A slight chance of rain before 11am.
Friday Night
W wind 8 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 21 kt. Partly cloudy.
WNW wind around 7 kt. Sunny.
Saturday Night
WNW wind around 8 kt. Mostly clear.


  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.
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Point Forecast: 37.86°N 122.32°W
Last Update: 2:52 pm PDT Oct 17, 2017
Forecast Valid: 8pm PDT Oct 17, 2017-6pm PDT Oct 24, 2017
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