Severe Thunderstorms Possible for the Central Gulf Coast; More Storms Move into the West

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over the next several days along the central Gulf Coast and portions of the southeast. Storms may contain damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. Meanwhile, more storms will bring heavy rain, with heavy snow in the mountains to California and the southern Rockies through the weekend.
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Last Update: 922 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

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13NM NW Big Sur CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Synopsis: GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

STRONG SOUTHERLY GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THIS MORNING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. AS A RESULT ROUGH AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. AFTER THE FRONT PASSES THIS MORNING WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST BUT REMAIN MODERATE AND GUSTY. WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHES. VERY LARGE SWELLS ARRIVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH SWELL HEIGHTS BUILDING TO 25 TO 30 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ROGUE WAVES OF 30 FEET OR GREATER ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIMEFRAME.

Today
W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 13 to 16 ft at 17 seconds. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tonight
W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 19 to 22 ft at 17 seconds. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sat
W winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 22 to 25 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sat Night
SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. W swell 19 to 22 ft at 18 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening...then rain after midnight.
Sun
S winds 20 to 30 kt with occasional gusts to 45 kt... Becoming SW 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to 17 ft at 17 seconds. Rain...then showers in the evening. Showers likely after midnight.
Mon
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 16 to 19 ft. Chance of showers...then showers likely.
Tue
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 13 to 16 ft. Chance of showers.
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Last Update: 922 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017
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