Heavy Precipitation and Strong Winds in the West; Locally Severe Weather in the East and Central Plains

Several atmospheric river events will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation and strong winds to much of the Pacific Northwest and California through early next week. A few storms might produce locally strong to damaging wind gusts over a portion of eastern North Carolina and Central Plains later today. More thunderstorms are forecast in the middle Mississippi Valley region on Sunday.
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Monterey CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Mostly Cloudy

    W 11km/h
    < 1m
  • Saturday

    Slight Chc Rain

    W 13km/h
    < 1m
  • Saturday
    Night

    Rain Likely

    Winds IncreasingS 23km/h
    < 1m
  • Sunday

    Rain

    Winds IncreasingS 40km/h
    < 1m
  • Sunday
    Night

    Showers

    S 40km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m
  • Monday

    Rain

    WSW 26km/h
    < 1m
  • Monday
    Night

    Slight Chc Rain

    W 11km/hWinds Decreasing
    < 1m
  • Tuesday

    Chance Rain

    SSW 10km/h
    < 1m
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Chance Rain

    SSW 10km/h
    < 1m

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:02 pm PDT Oct 22, 2021
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 22, 2021-6pm PDT Oct 29, 2021

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-231015- 240 PM PDT Fri Oct 22 2021 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... A cold front moved through the region today and post frontal winds have veered west and weakened across the waters. The storm system associated with this front generated an area of heightened wave energy north of Cape Mendocino earlier today which has since filtered southward into our coastal waters. Buoys are showing varying heights and periods in the range of 10 to 16 feet at 14 to 17 seconds associated with this energy and reports are it has made it to the coast, bringing localized hazards to small craft vessels in the surf zone. The next, more impactful event for the waters arrives Sunday with a strong atmospheric river. Gusty southerly winds, steep waves and large swell are expected Sunday into Monday along with heavy rainfall and poor visibility. $$

Tonight
W wind 8 to 11 km/h becoming S in the evening. Mostly cloudy. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Saturday
S wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming NW in the morning. A slight chance of rain after 11am. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Saturday Night
SSW wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming S 18 to 23 km/h in the evening. Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Sunday
S wind 26 to 31 km/h increasing to 35 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 km/h. Rain. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Sunday Night
S wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 29 to 34 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 65 km/h. Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11pm. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Monday
WSW wind 21 to 26 km/h. Rain. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Monday Night
W wind 6 to 11 km/h becoming variable and less than 5 km/h after midnight. A slight chance of rain before 11pm. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Tuesday
SE wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming SSW in the afternoon. A chance of rain. . Wind waves 1 m or less.
Tuesday Night
SSW wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming E after midnight. A chance of rain. . Wind waves 1 m or less.

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.

*Notices:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Point Forecast: 36.61°N 121.88°W
Last Update: 3:02 pm PDT Oct 22, 2021
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 22, 2021-6pm PDT Oct 29, 2021
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