Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.

Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: South winds will increase today across the waters ahead of a strong cold front. Gales are expected from Cape Blanco northward tonight with warning level seas most other places. Long period and large northwest swells build into the waters late Thursday into Friday behind the front, creating very high and steep seas, and dangerous surf and bar conditions. Another round of potentially strong south winds arrives Friday night along a warm front.

Northern portion, S wind 5 to 10 kt...rising to 15 kt in the afternoon. Brookings southward, E wind 5 kt...veering to SE in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell NW 6 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
S wind 5 to 10 kt...rising to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft...building to 3 to 6 ft after midnight. Swell NW 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Chance of rain.
S wind 20 to 25 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. Swell W 8 to 11 ft at 12 seconds. Rain.
Thu Night
SW wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft... Subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 16 to 19 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Swell W 16 to 18 ft. Showers.
Fri Night
S wind 10 to 20 kt northern portion and SE 5 to 10 kt brookings southward. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 13 to 16 ft. Showers.
S wind 25 kt. Wind waves 6 ft...building to 8 to 10 ft. Swell W 12 ft.
S wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to SE 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft.
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Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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