High Winds and Blizzard Conditions in the Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California
A powerful winter storm will continue to bring widespread impacts to the central U.S. today. Blizzard conditions will continue across portions of the east-central and northern Plains while high winds to 65 mph will continue over portions of the west-central and northern Plains into this evening. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California.
Hazardous Weather Conditions
High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.
Last Update: 3:15 pm EST Jan 15, 2021
Forecast Valid: 4pm EST Jan 15, 2021-6pm EST Jan 21, 2021
.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots early this evening and to near 20 knots tonight. Seas building to 2 to 4 ft this afternoon and 4 to 6 feet overnight.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday, January 13th.
39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
- 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.