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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 312 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Anchorage, AK Local Forecast Office

45NM WNW Dutch Harbor AK

Marine Zone Forecast

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT...

Synopsis: A 977 mb low 80 nm South of Mekoryuk becomes a 986 mb low 120 nm West of Kodiak City Sat night and continues across the Gulf of Alaska through Mon afternoon. The associated front moves into the Eastern Bering Sun evening. A 985 mb Kamchatka low deepens to 949 mb Mon morning. Its associated front moves across the Bering and Aleutians by Mon afternoon.

Tonight
NW wind 40 kt. Seas 20 ft.
Sun
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 18 ft.
Sun Night
S wind 35 kt increasing to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 10 ft building to 16 ft after midnight.
Mon
S wind 45 kt. Seas 23 ft.
Mon Night
SW wind 30 kt. Seas 18 ft.
Tue
SW wind 30 kt. Seas 20 ft.
Wed Through Thu
S wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
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Last Update: 312 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017
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