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.
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Last Update: 827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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52NM S Point Arena CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON

Synopsis: PZZ500-192215- 827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... A cold front will pass over the region later this evening, bringing the first rain of the wet season, a wind shift, and small craft criteria winds to the waters, with occasional gusts up to or exceeding 30 mph. A very robust northwest, long period, large swell train will arrive late this afternoon and through the evening, generating large waves and hazardous seas through at least Saturday. Operators of small crafts are urged to use extreme caution if out at sea over the next several days. $$

Today
S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain late in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to 14 ft at 20 seconds...increasing to 16 to 19 ft at 20 seconds after midnight. Swell S 3 ft. Rain likely in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Fri
W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 18 to 19 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 15 to 17 ft at 17 seconds.
Sat
SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 10 ft.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft.
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Last Update: 827 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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