Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, 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: 230 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-180430- 230 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... An upper level disturbance is currently progressing northeastward towards the southern end of the coastal waters. This system has been associated with light precipitation and lightning. There is still a chance of thunderstorms to move over the southern waters this afternoon and evening. A trough and cold front is still forecast to move across the waters late Thursday. This system may bring light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell is expected this afternoon and tonight. Some buoys are already reporting periods of 18 to 19 seconds. Later this week a very large northwesterly swell train is forecast to arrive across the area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. $$

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
Wed
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed Night
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Thu Night
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.
Fri
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 13 to 16 ft. Slight chance of rain.
Sat
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft.
Sun
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft.
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Last Update: 230 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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