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: 845 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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44NM WSW Forks WA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: PZZ100-200045- 845 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .Synopsis for the northern and central Washington coastal and inland waters...A front will continue to move slowly inland today, followed by onshore flow through Friday. Swells will reach 20 feet over the Coastal Waters later today before subsiding Friday. Another strong frontal system will move through the area Saturday and Sunday. The flow will turn offshore early next week. $$

Today
SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 19 ft at 12 seconds building to 23 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
W wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 23 ft at 17 seconds subsiding to 21 ft at 17 seconds after midnight. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Fri
NW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft in the afternoon. W swell 19 ft at 16 seconds subsiding to 17 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely.
Fri Night
SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SE 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. W swell 16 ft at 14 seconds subsiding to 14 ft at 14 seconds after midnight.
Sat
SE wind 30 to 35 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 12 to 14 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds.
Sat Night
SW wind 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 ft at 12 seconds.
Sun
SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 ft.
Mon
SW wind to 10 kt becoming SE. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 16 ft subsiding to 13 ft.
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Last Update: 845 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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