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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Last Update: 825 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Houston, TX Local Forecast Office

42NM SSE Galveston TX

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

Synopsis: An area low pressure has form near Matagorda Bay and should continue to move northeast along the Upper Texas Coast. This is causing strong east to southeast winds and rough seas in the offshore waters. Small craft advisories will continue until 10 PM for the bays and midnight for the offshore waters. Conditions should improve Sunday morning as winds decrease with the system moving out of the region. There is also still the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms in the offshore waters tonight.

Rest Of Tonight
Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet after midnight. A chance of showers early in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Showers likely in the late evening and overnight.
Sunday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers.
Sunday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. Areas of fog. A slight chance of showers in the evening. A chance of showers after midnight.
Monday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. Areas of fog. Showers likely in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy fog. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Thursday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. A chance of showers.
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Last Update: 825 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017
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