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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Last Update: 424 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...
Synopsis: A large area of high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic United States will move to the northeast tonight. This area of high pressure will enter the northwest Atlantic Ocean Saturday. An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across the southeastern United States Saturday night through Monday night, before retreating eastward Tuesday. A cold front may pass through the Florida Keys Tuesday night or Wednesday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of October 19th, 2017,

4 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 9 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 6 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. Less than 1 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 3 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 1 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Scattered showers.
Saturday And Saturday Night
East winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday
East to southeast winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast to south winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
South to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West to northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming north and increasing to near 20 knots by noon. Seas 2 to 4 feet, building to 4 to 7 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
North winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Isolated showers.
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Last Update: 424 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017
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