High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (ANZ250) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (ANZ250)
Issued by: National Weather Service Taunton, MA
Last Update: 716 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017
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Tonight: NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of snow showers.

Sun: NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Mon: SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers.

Mon Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Tue: SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Tue Night: W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Wed: W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Wed Night: NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Thu: NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. 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.



Zone Forecast: Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (ANZ250)

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