Heavy rain, mountain snow and strong winds in the western U.S. this week

The western U.S. will experience active weather yet again this week as significant Pacific moisture brings rain and mountain snow to the region. This heavy rain will bring flood concerns to parts of WA, OR and CA. Very heavy snow is possible in the Sierra, Cascades, Great Basin and parts of the northern Rockies.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Heavy Rain

    Winds IncreasingS 25kt
    7-9ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Tonight

    Heavy Rain

    S 28ktWinds Decreasing
    10-12ft

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Thursday

    Scattered Showers

    W 12ktWinds Decreasing
    10-12ft
  • Thursday
    Night

    Heavy Rain

    SW 11kt
    13-14ft
  • Friday

    Heavy Rain

    SSE 26ktWinds Decreasing
    15-16ft
  • Friday
    Night

    Showers Likely

    W 20kt
    Waves Building21ft
  • Saturday

    Chance Showers

    W 15kt
    22-23ft
  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Showers

    SSE 12kt
    18ftWaves Subsiding
  • Sunday

    Rain

    S 28kt
    Waves Building14ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 5:15 am PST Jan 18, 2017
Forecast Valid: 6am PST Jan 18, 2017-6pm PST Jan 24, 2017

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM PST THIS MORNING

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

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE LOW LIFTS NORTHEAST BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN BY FRIDAY AS ANOTHER STORM APPROACHES. VERY LARGE WEST SWELLS WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK WITH SWELLS BUILDING AS HIGH AS 26 FEET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Today
S wind 9 to 14 kt increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 kt. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. W swell 7 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 2 ft building to 6 ft.
Tonight
S wind 23 to 28 kt becoming WSW 16 to 21 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 kt. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. W swell 11 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 7 ft subsiding to 3 ft.
Thursday
W wind 7 to 12 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the morning. Scattered showers. W swell 12 ft at 17 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thursday Night
SW wind around 11 kt. Rain, mainly after 10pm. The rain could be heavy at times. W swell 14 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Friday
SSE wind 21 to 26 kt becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 33 kt. Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. W swell 16 ft. Wind waves 6 ft subsiding to 3 ft.
Friday Night
W wind around 20 kt. Showers likely. W swell 21 ft. Wind waves around 4 ft.
Saturday
W wind 9 to 15 kt. A chance of showers. W swell 22 to 23 ft. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday Night
SSE wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers. W swell 18 ft decreasing to 14 ft. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sunday
S wind 20 to 28 kt. Rain. WNW swell 12 ft becoming WSW. Wind waves 4 ft building to 7 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: 5:15 am PST Jan 18, 2017
Forecast Valid: 6am PST Jan 18, 2017-6pm PST Jan 24, 2017
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