Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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11NM N Monterey CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-182230- 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Areas of fog this morning across the coastal waters and into the bays. Winds will increase over the bays this afternoon into tonight. A cold front will move across the waters late tomorrow bringing chances of light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 17 to 18 seconds across the waters. Late Thursday into Friday a large northwesterly swell train will move across he area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. $$

Today
W winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu
N winds 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 20 seconds. Chance of showers after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 9 to 12 ft at 18 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft.
Sun
N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
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Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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