Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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11NM WSW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-182230- 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Areas of fog this morning across the coastal waters and into the bays. Winds will increase over the bays this afternoon into tonight. A cold front will move across the waters late tomorrow bringing chances of light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 17 to 18 seconds across the waters. Late Thursday into Friday a large northwesterly swell train will move across he area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. $$

Today
NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight
NW winds 10 to 20 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to 14 ft at 18 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft.
Sun
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
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Last Update: 905 AM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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