First day of meteorological fall marked by above-normal temps. across much of U.S.

Above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the contiguous U.S. on Tuesday and in some cases will be as much as 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year. Afternoon highs could reach 90 or higher from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard. One exception will be across parts of the Pacific Northwest. Remember to practice heat safety if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Last Update: 849 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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58NM SW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS RELAXED A BIT COMPARED TO YESTERDAY ALLOWING WINDS TO BECOME GENERALLY LIGHT OVER A GOOD PORTION OF THE COASTAL WATERS. MODERATE WINDS ARE HOWEVER EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK...RESULTING IN STRENGTHENING WINDS.

Today
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed Night
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri And Sat
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 8 ft and S 3 ft.
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Last Update: 849 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015
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