Florence Departs U.S. But Rivers Will Rise Further In Carolinas; Heavy Rain Continues In Midwest

Major-to-record river flooding will continue across the Carolinas for days to weeks to come as rainfall from Florence makes its way through area river systems. Meanwhile, a stationary front extending through the Midwest will be a focus for heavy rain with localized flash flooding across the Upper Midwest midweek; severe thunderstorms are also possible in this region.
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Last Update: 834 AM PDT Wed Sep 19 2018

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4NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON

Synopsis: PZZ500-192230- 834 AM PDT Wed Sep 19 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Moderate to locally strong northerly winds will prevail over the coastal waters today as high pressure remains over the eastern Pacific. Gusty winds will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous sea conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Winds will then diminish late this week as the high pressure weakens and the thermal trough shifts towards the coast. $$

Today
N winds 10 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight
W winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming north 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu
W winds 5 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu Night
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Sun
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft...shifting to the NW 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
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Last Update: 834 AM PDT Wed Sep 19 2018
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