Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Chance Showers

    WNW 17kt
    4-6ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Friday

    Mostly Sunny

    WNW 18kt
    9-10ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 19kt
    11-13ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Saturday

    Sunny

    NW 19kt
    10ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NNW 20kt
    7-8ft
  • Sunday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingNW 21kt
    8-9ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Clear

    N 22ktWinds Decreasing
    7-9ft
  • Monday

    Sunny

    NNE 7kt
    6-7ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Clear

    NW 7kt
    9ftWaves Subsiding

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 8:19 pm PDT Oct 19, 2017
Forecast Valid: 9pm PDT Oct 19, 2017-6pm PDT Oct 26, 2017

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING

Synopsis: PZZ500-200430- 216 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... A cold front will pass over the region later this evening, bringing the first rain of the wet season, a wind shift, and small craft criteria winds to the waters, with occasional gusts up to or exceeding 30 mph. A very robust northwest, long period, large swell train will arrive late this afternoon and through the evening, generating large waves and hazardous seas through at least Saturday. Operators of small crafts are urged to use extreme caution if out at sea over the next several days. $$

Tonight
SSW wind around 17 kt becoming WNW after midnight. A chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft at 20 seconds and SSW 2 ft at 15 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Friday
WNW wind 11 to 18 kt. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 9 ft at 17 seconds and SSW 2 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Friday Night
NW wind 10 to 19 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 11 to 12 ft at 16 seconds and SSW 4 ft at 14 seconds decreasing to 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday
NW wind 9 to 19 kt. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 9 to 10 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft building to 4 ft.
Saturday Night
NNW wind 10 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 26 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 8 ft and ...becoming WNW 7 ft. Wind waves 4 ft subsiding to 1 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NW 16 to 21 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. WNW swell 7 ft. Wind waves 1 ft building to 5 ft.
Sunday Night
N wind 17 to 22 kt decreasing to 6 to 11 kt in the evening. Clear. WNW swell 7 ft. Wind waves 5 ft subsiding to 1 ft.
Monday
NNE wind around 7 kt. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 6 to 7 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
NW wind around 7 kt becoming NE in the evening. Clear. Mixed swell...WNW 4 to 6 ft and S 6 ft decreasing to 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: 8:19 pm PDT Oct 19, 2017
Forecast Valid: 9pm PDT Oct 19, 2017-6pm PDT Oct 26, 2017
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