Heavy Snow for the Northern Rockies & Northern Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

A storm system will bring heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains this weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions over parts of California and the Four Corners region. A cold front in the East will bring scattered showers and storms with cool temperatures for the Northeast.
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10NM SSE Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Overnight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    3ft
  • Sunday

    Decreasing Clouds

    Winds IncreasingW 7kt
    3ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 12kt
    3ft
  • Monday

    Sunny

    ENE 15kt
    3ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    WNW 10ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Tuesday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWSW 10kt
    3ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    WSW 9ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Wednesday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingW 7kt
    3ft
  • Wednesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    W 6ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 10:22 pm PDT Oct 24, 2020
Forecast Valid: 11pm PDT Oct 24, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 31, 2020

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-251615- 854 PM PDT Sat Oct 24 2020 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Light winds prevail through Sunday early afternoon with stronger northerly winds over the northern outer waters. Winds will shift to the north-northeast Sunday afternoon into evening and become gusty. Gale force gusts are expected Sunday overnight into Monday morning, particularly over the San Francisco Bays and through the Delta. Winds will gradually diminish on Monday. Mixed seas will persist with a moderate northwest swell and a longer period southerly swell. A longer period northwest swell will arrive tomorrow night. $$

Overnight
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft at 9 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Mixed swell...NW 2 ft at 10 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 13 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
W wind 6 to 12 kt becoming E after midnight. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...NW 2 ft at 10 seconds and SSE 1 ft at 11 seconds becoming SSW. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday
E wind 9 to 15 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...NW 2 ft and SW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft building to 4 ft.
Monday Night
WNW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft and SW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday Night
WSW wind 5 to 9 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday Night
W wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 2 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.

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: 36.82°N 121.97°W
Last Update: 10:22 pm PDT Oct 24, 2020
Forecast Valid: 11pm PDT Oct 24, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 31, 2020
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