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: 824 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Tampa Bay, FL Local Forecast Office

11NM WNW Captiva FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A weak front over the region will dissipate as high pressure builds north of the region, with winds veering from northeast to southeast through Sunday. This area of high pressure will shift eastward a bit but continue to ridge back across Florida for the next few days, with winds gradually shifting from southeast to southwest. No headlines are expected for the next several days.

Rest Of Tonight
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots after midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 10 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday Night
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday
East winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming north around 5 knots late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 824 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017
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