Extreme Fire Weather Threat in Southern California; Chilly Weather for Much of U.S.; Heavy Rain in South Plains

Cold, Canadian air will cause Santa Ana winds to develop across southern California for extreme fire weather threats early this week, and critical Fire Weather threats through mid-week. This cold air is also plunging much of the U.S. below to much below normal temperatures, especially, across the High Plains. Heavy rains continue across the South Plains as moist air rides over this cold front.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out 25 NM (ANZ154) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out 25 NM (ANZ154)
Issued by: National Weather Service Gray/Portland, ME
Last Update: 534 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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Today: SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon. A chance of showers this morning, then showers likely this afternoon.

Tonight: SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Showers likely in the evening.

Tue: W winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.

Tue Night: W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Wed: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Wed Night: NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri: SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Fri Night: SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.



Zone Forecast: Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out 25 NM (ANZ154)

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