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

37NM SW Cedar Key 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
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Sunday
Southeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.
Sunday Night
South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet.
Monday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Monday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northwest late in the evening, then becoming south after midnight then becoming southeast toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less.
Tuesday
Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.
Tuesday Night
South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less.
Wednesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.
Thursday
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers.
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Last Update: 824 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017
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