Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend.
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2NM SE Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Showers

    SW 22kt
    5ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Tonight

    Showers

    WNW 16kt
    5-6ft

    Small Craft Advisory
    Small Craft Advisory

  • Sunday

    Chance Showers

    Winds IncreasingWSW 14kt
    3ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    W 6ktWinds Decreasing
    2-3ft
  • Monday

    Partly Sunny

    SSW 12kt
    2ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Slight Chc Rain

    SSW 8kt
    1-2ft
  • Tuesday

    Chance Rain

    S 10kt
    2ft
  • Tuesday
    Night

    Chance Rain

    WSW 9kt
    2ft
  • Wednesday

    Chance Rain

    WNW 10kt
    2ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:52 am PST Mar 2, 2024
Forecast Valid: 6am PST Mar 2, 2024-6pm PST Mar 8, 2024

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

Today
SW wind 12 to 22 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. WSW swell 2 ft at 13 seconds. Wind waves around 5 ft.
Tonight
WNW wind 7 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Showers, mainly before 10pm. WSW swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 9 to 14 kt in the morning. A chance of showers before 10am. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft at 11 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
Sunday Night
W wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...WSW 2 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday
E wind 5 to 12 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 kt. Partly sunny. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
SSW wind 6 to 8 kt. A slight chance of rain after 10pm. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
Tuesday
S wind 7 to 10 kt. A chance of rain. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday Night
WSW wind 7 to 9 kt. A chance of rain. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday
N wind 6 to 10 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. A chance of rain. Mixed swell...WSW 1 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. 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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ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 36.95°N 122°W
Last Update: 2:52 am PST Mar 2, 2024
Forecast Valid: 6am PST Mar 2, 2024-6pm PST Mar 8, 2024
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