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.
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Last Update: 200 PM PDT Sat Oct 24 2020

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15NM WSW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: PZZ600-250530- 200 PM PDT Sat Oct 24 2020 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 20Z, or 1 PM PDT, a 1031 MB high was 800 NM W of Eureka. A 1010 MB thermal low was centered near Needles with a trough extending northwestward into central CA. Gusty and potentially gale force northeast winds are possible on Monday over the waters off of Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. $$

Tonight
W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Sun
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.
Sun Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt after midnight. Strongest eastern portion. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Mon
Eastern portion, NE winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts to 40 kt becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Western portion, NE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Mon Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.
Tue
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Wed
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Thu
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 200 PM PDT Sat Oct 24 2020
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