Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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Last Update: 818 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA Local Forecast Office

56NM SSW Santa Maria CA

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: PZZ600-201100- 818 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 03Z...or 8 PM PDT...A 1026 MB high was located 500 NM west of Point Conception and a 1012 MB thermal low was near Las Vegas. Gale force winds are likely across the Outer Water late Friday afternoon into Friday night. $$

Tonight
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest around point conception. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 13 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 19 seconds. Patchy fog in the evening. Slight chance of showers or patchy drizzle after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 14 to 16 ft dominant period 18 seconds.
Fri Night
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 14 to 15 ft dominant period 17 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 13 to 14 ft dominant period 15 seconds, subsiding to 11 to 12 ft dominant period 15 seconds in the afternoon.
Sat Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
Sun
Northwestern portion, N winds 20 to 25 kt. Elsewhere, N winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 9 to 10 ft.
Sun Night
Northwestern portion, NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Elsewhere, NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming around 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 9 to 10 ft, subsiding to 8 to 9 ft after midnight.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft.
Tue
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
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Last Update: 818 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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