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 Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ275) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ275)
Issued by: National Weather Service Portland, OR
Last Update: 311 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017


Tonight: SW wind 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves S 4 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 5 ft at 12 seconds. Chance of showers early. Chance of rain.

Sun: SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves SW 4 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 7 ft at 11 seconds.

Sun Night: SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves SW 3 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 8 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon: SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves SW 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 7 ft at 11 seconds.

Mon Night: SW wind 10 to 15 kt, rising to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves SW 5 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 7 ft at 13 seconds.

Tue: SW wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Rain.

Tue Night: W wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 6 ft. W swell 12 ft. Showers likely.

Wed: N wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. NW swell 14 ft.

Thu: NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 8 ft.



Zone Forecast: Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 nm (PZZ275)

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