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: 913 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA Local Forecast Office

35NM SW Cambria CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY

Synopsis: PZZ600-192215- 913 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 16Z...or 9 AM PDT...A 1019 MB high was located 500 NM west of Point Conception and a 1006 MB thermal low was near Las Vegas. Gale force winds are possible across the southern Outer Water late Friday afternoon into Friday night. $$

Today
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 4 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and S 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 11 to 13 ft dominant period 18 seconds, building to 14 to 16 ft dominant period 17 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Fri Night
NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 14 to 17 ft dominant period 17 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft dominant period 15 seconds, subsiding to 11 to 12 ft dominant period 15 seconds in the afternoon.
Sat Night
NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming N 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 10 to 11 ft dominant period 14 seconds, subsiding to 9 to 10 ft dominant period 14 seconds after midnight.
Sun
N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 10 ft.
Mon
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
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Last Update: 913 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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