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.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Pacific Side (PKZ172) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Pacific Side (PKZ172)
Issued by: National Weather Service Anchorage, AK
Last Update: 312 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

Tonight: NW wind 35 kt. Seas 20 ft.

Sun: NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 16 ft.

Sun Night: SW wind 25 kt becoming S 40 kt after midnight. Seas 8 ft building to 14 ft after midnight.

Mon: S wind 45 kt. Seas 27 ft.

Mon Night: SW wind 40 kt. Seas 26 ft.

Tue: SW wind 25 kt. Seas 18 ft.

Wed: S wind 35 kt. Seas 16 ft.

Thu: S wind 30 kt. Seas 19 ft.

Zone Forecast: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Pacific Side (PKZ172)

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