Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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Last Update: 814 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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11NM WSW Newport OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY

Synopsis: A trough of low pressure will linger over the waters tonight, then a weak ridge of high pres builds in Friday. Another strong frontal system arrives Friday night and Saturday bringing the chances for gales again possibly through Saturday night. High pressure builds through the first few days of next week.

Tonight
SW wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves SW 6 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 19 ft at 17 seconds. Showers and a chance of tstms.
Fri
W wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves W 6 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 18 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of tstms in the morning. Showers.
Fri Night
SW wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming S 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt after midnight. Wind waves S 5 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 16 ft at 15 seconds, subsiding to 13 ft at 14 seconds after midnight. Showers likely in the evening, then rain after midnight.
Sat
S wind 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Wind waves S 7 ft at 8 seconds. W swell 15 ft at 14 seconds, becoming W 15 ft at 11 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Sat Night
S wind 25 to 30 kt. Gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 19 ft with a dominant period of 12 seconds. Rain.
Sun
S wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. W swell 16 ft. Rain.
Sun Night
S wind 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 12 ft. Showers likely.
Mon
NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 12 ft.
Tue
N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 9 ft.
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Last Update: 814 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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