Stormy weather pattern for the Western U.S. this week
A series of Pacific weather systems will bring several rounds of precipitation and wind to the western U.S. this week. Several inches of rain could fall in portions of WA, OR and CA, especially in the coastal ranges and foothills. Snow is forecast in the higher mountains. In addition, winds will be strong, especially in mountainous areas, which could pose a hazard to high-profile vehicles.
Hazardous Weather Conditions
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14NM N San Francisco CA
Marine Point Forecast[NOTICE]
Last Update: 2:03 pm PDT Oct 24, 2016
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 24, 2016-6pm PDT Oct 31, 2016
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY CONTINUES TO DRIFT SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT ARE GUSTING BETWEEN 30 AND 35 KT PER BUOY DATA. WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELLS ARE MIXING IN WITH SHORT PERIOD SOUTHERLY FRESH SWELLS AND THUS CAUSING HAZARDOUS SEAS. THE FRONT IS FORECAST TO STALL AND WEAKEN OVER THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LATE TONIGHT...BUT THE GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL CONTINUE THOUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY. LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS WILL PERSIST OFF AND ON THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. BY THURSDAY...ANOTHER BUT WEAKER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS THAT WILL LAST INTO FRIDAY.
- 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.
- 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.