Extreme Fire Weather Threat in Southern California; Chilly Weather for Much of U.S.; Heavy Rain in South Plains

Cold, Canadian air will cause Santa Ana winds to develop across southern California for extreme fire weather threats early this week, and critical Fire Weather threats through mid-week. This cold air is also plunging much of the U.S. below to much below normal temperatures, especially, across the High Plains. Heavy rains continue across the South Plains as moist air rides over this cold front.
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Last Update: 534 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

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25NM ENE Portsmouth NH

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: ANZ100-152345- 534 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018 .Synopsis for Stonington ME to Merrimack River MA out to 25 NM... A warm front will lift north across the Gulf of Maine today before a cold front moves across the waters from the northwest tonight. Strong winds continue behind the front into Tuesday. Another cold front moves through on Wednesday with gusty northwest winds in its wake. && $$

Today
SW winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon. A chance of showers this morning, then showers likely this afternoon.
Tonight
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Showers likely in the evening.
Tue
W winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Tue Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu Night
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri
SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
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Last Update: 534 AM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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