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: 242 PM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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9NM W Cannon Beach OR

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SATURDAY...
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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
Synopsis: A weak ridge of high pres builds over the coastal waters this evening will give way to a strong warm front moves in from the west late tonight and Saturday morning. A cold front will move se across the waters Saturday afternoon and night. High pressure builds back over the waters Sun and Mon.

Tonight
W wind 10 to 15 kt with occasional gusts to 25 kt, becoming S 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts to 35 kt late. wind waves SW 3 ft at 5 seconds, shifting to the S 7 ft at 6 seconds after midnight. W swell 15 ft at 15 seconds. Isolated tstms early. Showers in the evening, then rain after midnight.
Sat
S wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds. Rain.
Sat Night
SW wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 17 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain.
Sun
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves SW 3 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 13 ft at 11 seconds. Showers.
Sun Night
SW wind 5 to 10 kt, backing to S after midnight. Wind waves S 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 12 ft at 12 seconds.
Mon
E wind 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 10 ft.
Mon Night
NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 11 ft.
Tue
N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 8 ft.
Wed
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 13 ft.
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Last Update: 242 PM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017
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