More Snow for the North Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the West

Low pressure will bring locally heavy snowfall from the Northern Rockies into the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota through Thursday with well below normal temperatures. Farther east, showers and thunderstorms are expected from the Midwest into the Central Plains. Meanwhile, critical fire weather conditions will prevail in California, the Great Basin, and Southern High Plains.
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10NM SSW San Francisco CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    SSW 6ktWinds Decreasing
    4-5ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Thursday

    Sunny

    Winds IncreasingE 9kt
    4-5ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Thursday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    3-4ft
  • Friday

    Mostly Sunny

    SSW 10kt
    3ft
  • Friday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    SSW 11kt
    3ft
  • Saturday

    Partly Sunny

    S 16kt
    2-3ft
  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    SSW 16kt
    3-4ft
  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    WNW 7kt
    3ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    N 13kt
    3-4ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:03 pm PDT Oct 21, 2020
Forecast Valid: 4pm PDT Oct 21, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 28, 2020

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ500-221015- 231 PM PDT Wed Oct 21 2020 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... Strong gale force winds with occasional storm force gusts possible over the northern coastal waters through late week. This will result in hazardous steep waves. Mixed seas will persist with a moderate northwest swell and longer period southerly swell. $$

Tonight
SSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Thursday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming E 5 to 9 kt in the morning. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Thursday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Friday
SSE wind 8 to 10 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Friday Night
SSW wind 8 to 11 kt. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Saturday
S wind 13 to 16 kt. Partly sunny. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Saturday Night
SSW wind 6 to 16 kt becoming W in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday
SSW wind around 7 kt becoming ENE in the morning. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
WNW wind 10 to 13 kt becoming N after midnight. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...NW 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.

.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST..... IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 9 to 10 seconds. ACROSS THE BAR...Seas 6 to 7 ft with dominant swell period of 9 to 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 3.7 kt at 07:49 PM Wednesday and 1.4 kt at 10:01 AM Thursday.

*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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ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 37.62°N 122.51°W
Last Update: 3:03 pm PDT Oct 21, 2020
Forecast Valid: 4pm PDT Oct 21, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 28, 2020
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