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: 909 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-181030- 909 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... An upper level disturbance located off the coast of Santa Barbara will continue east just south of our coastal waters. This system has been associated with light precipitation and lightning. There is still a chance of thunderstorms over the southern waters between now and midnight. A cold front is forecast to move across the waters late Thursday. This system may bring light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 18 to 19 seconds across the coastal waters. Later this week a very large northwesterly swell train is forecast to move across the area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions. $$

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds.
Wed
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu
S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon.
Thu Night
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 13 to 16 ft at 18 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Fri
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 15 to 18 ft. Swell S 3 ft.
Sat
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 10 to 12 ft.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 10 ft.
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Last Update: 909 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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