Unsettled Across the West; Increasingly Rainy with a Few Storms in the South

A frontal system will bring heavy precipitation, including mountain snowfall to much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and portions of the Rockies through Tuesday. Elsewhere, wet weather will return to much of the South with locally heavy rainfall; a few strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible in this region by Tuesday.
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Last Update: 845 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017

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11NM SW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-182315- 845 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... An area of high pressure west of the Bay Area will weaken tonight into Tuesday which will result in decreasing winds. The winds will become light southwest Tuesday ahead of a frontal system. Post frontal northwest winds will increase Wednesday and Thursday. $$

Today
E winds 10 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight
NW winds 10 kt...becoming southeast after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
Tue
S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Tue Night
S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain after midnight.
Wed
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain in the morning.
Thu
N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
Fri
N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
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Last Update: 845 AM PST Mon Dec 18 2017
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