High Winds and Blizzard Conditions in the Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California

A powerful winter storm will continue to bring widespread impacts to the central U.S. today. Blizzard conditions will continue across portions of the east-central and northern Plains while high winds to 65 mph will continue over portions of the west-central and northern Plains into this evening. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California.
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Last Update: 323 PM CST Fri Jan 15 2021

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Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: A strong westerly flow and elevated seas will persist over the marine area through Saturday as high pressure builds into the region behind a cold front. Winds will gradually subside late Saturday afternoon, and a light to moderate west to northwest flow will prevail Saturday night through Monday. An onshore flow will return Tuesday into Wednesday as high pressure builds across the southeastern states.

Tonight
West winds 20 to 25 knots. Gusts up to 30 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Saturday
West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 30 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Saturday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots becoming northwest 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Sunday
Northwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Sunday Night
West winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Monday
Northwest winds 13 to 18 knots becoming west 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Tuesday
East winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Wednesday
Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Wednesday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
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Last Update: 323 PM CST Fri Jan 15 2021
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