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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Last Update: 337 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

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Norton, MA Local Forecast Office

25NM ESE Gloucester MA

Marine Zone Forecast


...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: ANZ200-152030- 337 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018 .Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters... A cold front will approach the waters this afternoon with a chance for showers, then will cross the waters tonight. SW winds up to gale force are possible ahead of the front, with NW gales behind it. Another front will push across the waters late Wed, followed by high pres on Thu. The high will build S of the waters on Fri. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the Current Hazards link above the map on the left. $$

Today
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft, building to 5 ft this afternoon. A chance of showers this morning, then showers likely this afternoon. Patchy fog this afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas around 6 ft, building to 8 ft after midnight. Showers. Patchy fog in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue
W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 9 ft, subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon.
Tue Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 4 ft.
Wed
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Wed Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 7 ft.
Thu
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
Thu Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Fri
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 5 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.
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Last Update: 337 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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