Wet Weather in the Central Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest; Critical Fire Weather Threat in the West

Locally heavy rainfall continue to bring flash flooding along the central Gulf Coast from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain, winds, cooler temperatures, and possibly high elevation snow to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread critical fire weather due to dry, gusty winds is forecast from the Great Basin into the northern Plains.
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6NM E Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWSW 18kt
    2ft
  • Tonight

    Chance Rain

    W 10ktWinds Decreasing
    2ft
  • Sunday

    Slight Chc Rain

    Winds IncreasingSW 8kt
    2ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Sunday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 10ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingW 9kt
    3ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    ESE 6ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    ENE 7ktWinds Decreasing
    2ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    2ft
  • Wednesday

    Partly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingW 7kt
    2-3ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:02 am PDT Sep 18, 2021
Forecast Valid: 8am PDT Sep 18, 2021-6pm PDT Sep 24, 2021

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

Synopsis: PZZ500-182230- 309 AM PDT Sat Sep 18 2021 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Breezy to light west winds ahead of an approaching frontal system today. Gusty winds down the Big Sur Coast this afternoon lasting through tonight. These gusts could create hazardous seas for smaller vessels. Light rain is expected over the waters as front passes through from north to south starting this afternoon. Stronger northwest winds establish behind the front starting Sunday afternoon across most of the waters. Seas remain mixed with a short period northwest swell and a longer period weak southerly swell. $$

Today
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 13 to 18 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft at 8 seconds and S 1 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tonight
W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. A chance of rain after 11pm. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 8 kt. A slight chance of rain before 11am. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft at 10 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Sunday Night
NW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. S swell 1 ft. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Monday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. SSW swell 1 ft. Wind waves around 3 ft.
Monday Night
ESE wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. S swell 1 ft. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tuesday
ENE wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly sunny. S swell 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. . Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.

*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: 36.97°N 121.92°W
Last Update: 4:02 am PDT Sep 18, 2021
Forecast Valid: 8am PDT Sep 18, 2021-6pm PDT Sep 24, 2021
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