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.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Port Washington to North Point Light WI (LMZ644) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Port Washington to North Point Light WI (LMZ644)
Issued by: National Weather Service Milwaukee, WI
Last Update: 106 PM CST Fri Jan 15 2021

Rest Of Today: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of snow early in the afternoon. Chance of rain through the day. Chance of snow late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Tonight: West wind 5 to 10 knots rising to 10 to 15 knots after midnight, then veering northwest early in the morning. Chance of rain and snow through around midnight, then rain and snow after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

Saturday: North wind 15 to 20 knots backing northwest late in the afternoon. Rain and snow likely in the morning, then chance of rain and slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 feet.

Saturday Night: Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Slight chance of rain through around midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet after midnight. wave heights are for ice free areas.

Zone Forecast: Port Washington to North Point Light WI (LMZ644)

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