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 Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to 10 nm (PZZ560) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to 10 nm (PZZ560)
Issued by: National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey, CA
Last Update: 223 PM PST Sat Dec 16 2017




Tonight: N winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 45 kt, decreasing to 40 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 9 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.

Sun: N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.

Sun Night: NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell around 5 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon: SE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon Night: N winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.

Tue: NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft.

Tue Night: W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.

Wed: N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.

Thu: N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming northeast 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, then around 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.



Zone Forecast: Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to 10 nm (PZZ560)

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