Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Dense Fog

    NW 16kt
    11-12ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Tonight

    Dense Fog

    NNW 17kt
    10-11ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWNW 11kt
    9-10ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NW 15kt
    8ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Sunny

    E 7ktWinds Decreasing
    6ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    ENE 8kt
    5-6ft
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    E 10kt
    5-6ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    6-7ft
  • Wednesday

    Chance Rain

    Light Wind
    5-6ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 5:57 am PST Feb 13, 2016
Forecast Valid: 8am PST Feb 13, 2016-6pm PST Feb 19, 2016

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

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

HIGH PRESSURE STRENGTHENING OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE WEEKEND RESULTING IN MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. A LARGE LONG PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE INTO THROUGH TODAY THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE COASTAL WATERS BY LATE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.

Today
NW wind 9 to 16 kt. Patchy dense fog before 10am. Mixed swell...W 12 ft at 16 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight
NNW wind 9 to 17 kt. Patchy dense fog after 10pm. Mixed swell...W 9 to 11 ft at 15 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 15 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WNW 6 to 11 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 8 to 9 ft at 14 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 14 seconds becoming SSE. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
NW wind 8 to 15 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 8 ft and ...becoming WNW 8 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Washington's Birthday
E wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the morning. Sunny. WNW swell 6 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
NW wind around 8 kt becoming ENE in the evening. Mostly clear. WNW swell 5 to 6 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday
E wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday
Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of rain. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 36.79°N 122.02°W
Last Update: 5:57 am PST Feb 13, 2016
Forecast Valid: 8am PST Feb 13, 2016-6pm PST Feb 19, 2016
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