Gulf of Alaska Storm; High Winds and Fire Weather in California
A strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring high winds to the south-central coast and panhandle through Monday. Heavy snow is also expected over southeastern mainland Alaska through Monday night. Gusty to high winds could bring down trees and power lines, and bring elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of central and southwest California Monday and Tuesday.
Hazardous Weather Conditions
High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.
Last Update: 3:15 am EST Jan 18, 2021
Forecast Valid: 4am EST Jan 18, 2021-6pm EST Jan 24, 2021
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of January 16...
54 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 34 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 29 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 25 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 23 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 18 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 16 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 9 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.
Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.
- This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
- The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.