Strong Winds and Critical Fire Weather Conditions Likely over California

Critical fire weather conditions will continue over portions of California today. Very strong winds with gusts over 60 mph combined with dry humidity values will create an environment conducive to extreme fire danger and explosive fire growth over southern California. Winds are expected to diminish later today and tonight.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • This
    Afternoon

    Sunny

    NE 6kt
    5ft
  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    Winds IncreasingNE 6kt
    4ft
  • Monday

    Sunny

    ENE 6ktWinds Decreasing
    3-4ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Light Wind
    3ft
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    W 8kt
    3-4ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Slight Chc Rain

    SW 10kt
    4-5ft
  • Wednesday

    Slight Chc Showers

    SW 9kt
    5ft
  • Wednesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    N 16kt
    5-6ft
  • Thursday

    Sunny

    N 11kt
    5ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:22 am PST Dec 17, 2017
Forecast Valid: 12pm PST Dec 17, 2017-6pm PST Dec 23, 2017

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-180130- 830 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Winds will diminish through the day as an upper level trough over the interior moves east. High pressure will build off of the northern California coast bringing light to moderate north winds tonight through Tuesday. Northwest winds will increase Tuesday night and Wednesday after a frontal system moves across the area. $$

This Afternoon
NE wind around 6 kt becoming N. Sunny. NW swell 5 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tonight
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NE around 6 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...NW 4 ft at 12 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday
ENE wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...NW 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...NW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday
ESE wind 6 to 8 kt becoming W in the morning. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...NW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday Night
SW wind 7 to 10 kt. A slight chance of rain after 10pm. Mixed swell...NW 4 to 5 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wednesday
SW wind around 9 kt becoming W in the morning. A slight chance of showers. Mixed swell...NW 5 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Wednesday Night
N wind 10 to 16 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...NW 6 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Thursday
N wind 7 to 11 kt becoming NE in the morning. Sunny. Mixed swell...NW 4 to 5 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 2 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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Point Forecast: 36.79°N 122.02°W
Last Update: 2:22 am PST Dec 17, 2017
Forecast Valid: 12pm PST Dec 17, 2017-6pm PST Dec 23, 2017
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