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.

9NM N San Francisco CA

Marine Point Forecast

  • This

    Mostly Sunny

    SW 13kt
  • Tonight

    Mostly Cloudy

    SW 12kt
  • Sunday

    Decreasing Clouds

    Winds IncreasingN 8kt
  • Sunday

    Mostly Clear

    NNE 20kt
  • Monday


    NNE 26ktWinds Decreasing
  • Monday

    Mostly Clear

    NNW 14kt
  • Tuesday


    NNE 8ktWinds Decreasing
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Clear

    Light Wind
  • Wednesday


    Light Wind

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 4:01 am PDT Oct 24, 2020
Forecast Valid: 2pm PDT Oct 24, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 30, 2020

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: PZZ500-250445- 843 AM 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... Northerly winds will have stronger wind gusts over the northern outer waters Saturday into Sunday while light winds prevail over the remainder of the area. Winds will shift to the north-northeast on Sunday and increase substantially by Sunday night. Gale force gusts will be possible 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. $$

This Afternoon
SW wind around 13 kt. Mostly sunny.
SW wind 9 to 12 kt. Mostly cloudy.
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming N 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny.
Sunday Night
NNE wind 14 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 34 kt. Mostly clear.
NNE wind 21 to 26 kt decreasing to 11 to 16 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 kt. Sunny.
Monday Night
NNW wind 7 to 14 kt, with gusts as high as 21 kt. Mostly clear.
NNE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the afternoon. Sunny.
Tuesday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear.
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny.


  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: 37.91°N 122.39°W
Last Update: 4:01 am PDT Oct 24, 2020
Forecast Valid: 2pm PDT Oct 24, 2020-6pm PDT Oct 30, 2020
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