Strong Cold Front Crossing Great Lakes and Northeast U.S.; Elevated Fire Weather in Southern California

A strong cold front will bring brisk to high winds across portions of the Great Lakes and the Northeast this weekend. Cold air arriving behind the front will trigger lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes and accumulating snow over the higher terrain of the Northeast. Gusty offshore winds will maintain elevated fire weather conditions this weekend across coastal southern California.
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4NM E Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Mostly Clear

    E 9ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Sunday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWSW 6kt
    2-3ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    ESE 8ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Monday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWSW 7kt
    3ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    E 6ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Light Wind
    3ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Light Wind
    3ft
  • Wednesday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingNW 7kt
    3ft
  • Wednesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NW 6ktWinds Decreasing
    3ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:03 pm PDT Oct 31, 2020
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 31, 2020-6pm PST Nov 7, 2020

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-011015- 214 PM PDT Sat Oct 31 2020 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Northwest winds remain light to locally moderate. Occasional stronger gusts may develop along the the immediate coastlines. Mixed seas expected this weekend with a light long period southwest swell mixed with a pair of shorter period northwest swells in the near term. A larger, longer period northwest swell train arrives on Sunday evening. $$

Tonight
E wind 5 to 9 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WSW 3 ft at 11 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 15 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW around 6 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft at 21 seconds and SSW 2 ft at 16 seconds becoming WSW at 10 seconds . Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
ESE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft at 19 seconds and WSW 2 ft at 9 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and WSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
E wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NW 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday Night
NW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 2 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: 36.96°N 121.94°W
Last Update: 3:03 pm PDT Oct 31, 2020
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 31, 2020-6pm PST Nov 7, 2020
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