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.

Last Update: 836 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Medford, OR Local Forecast Office

20NM NW Brookings OR

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A strong cold from will spread southerly gales across the waters this morning and will affect most areas north of Brookings. Heavy, long period northwest swell will build into the waters late today into Friday behind the front, creating very high and steep seas and dangerous surf and bar conditions. Another round of potentially strong south winds arrives Friday night along a warm front. Generally calmer conditions are expected by Monday.

S wind 30 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 7 to 10 ft. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 11 seconds...building to 11 to 13 ft at 13 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
S wind 15 to 20 kt...veering to W 10 to 15 kt after midnight, then...backing to SW early in the morning. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Swell W 17 to 19 ft at 17 seconds. Rain in the evening. Slight chance of tstms through the night. Showers after midnight.
SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Swell W 16 to 18 ft at 16 seconds. Showers.
Fri Night
SW wind 10 kt...backing to SE 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 13 to 16 ft. Chance of showers in the evening, then rain after midnight.
Northern portion, S gales 35 kt...easing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Brookings southward, SE wind 30 kt...veering to S 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. Swell W 12 to 13 ft. Rain.
Sat Night
S wind 20 to 25 kt northern portion and S 15 to 20 kt brookings southward. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft...subsiding to 5 to 6 ft after midnight. Swell W 12 ft. Rain likely.
S wind 25 kt...easing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon and evening, then...becoming SE 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. W swell 12 ft.
N wind 5 to 10 kt...rising to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft. W swell 11 to 12 ft.
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Last Update: 836 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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