Deep Cold Trough Meets Gulf Moisture with Significant Impacts Across the Western and Central U.S.

A deep trough and associated cold front is bringing much below normal temperatures in the west, with low elevation snows. Strong winds and widespread snow, will impact the Great Basin, western mountains, and the Plains. The slowing front, will bring prolonged waves of heavy rain across the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. Significant icing forecast north of the heavy rain. Big warm up east.
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Last Update: 839 AM PST Mon Feb 19 2018

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7NM SE Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast

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

Synopsis: PZZ500-192345- 839 AM PST Mon Feb 19 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Strong northwest winds will usher in arctic air today and generate fresh swell and steep wind waves. Showers will continue through the day. Another trough will swiftly move southward over the coastal waters late Wednesday night with a slight chance of showers. $$

Today
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of showers late in the morning.
Tonight
NW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming north 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 1 to 3 ft after midnight. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
Tue
NE winds 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Wed
NE winds 10 kt...becoming SW. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Thu
W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Fri
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 839 AM PST Mon Feb 19 2018
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