Critical Fire Weather Threats in Southern California; Persistent Heavy Rain in Texas

Strong offshore Santa Ana winds with warm temperatures, dry fuels and low humidity will continue to produce critical fire weather threats across southern California, while elevated concerns stretch into parts of northern California. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive overrunning rain lingers across Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley with flooding possible to likely in the saturated region.
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Last Update: 224 PM PDT Tue Oct 16 2018

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11NM SSE Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-170530- 224 PM PDT Tue Oct 16 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... High pressure over the Eastern Pacific coupled with a thermal trough along the coast will maintain generally light to locally moderate northwesterly winds across the coastal waters through much of the forecast period. Mixed swell will continue with a long period southerly swell through mid week and a more moderate period northwest swell. A longer period northwest swell will arrive during the second half of the week. $$

Tonight
SW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming northeast 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 ft at 15 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed
W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 19 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming east after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 17 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 16 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Sat
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Sun
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 224 PM PDT Tue Oct 16 2018
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