Significant Weather Hazards from Storms on the West coast and in the Mississippi Valley

A powerful West Coast storm is likely to produce areas of heavy rain with life-threatening flash flooding, especially on burn scars, high winds, and significant waves along the coast. Scattered severe storms capable of damaging winds gusts, isolated large hail, and tornadoes, including larger tornadoes EF-2 or greater is expected in parts of the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley.
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Last Update: 810 AM PDT Sun Oct 24 2021

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8NM S Big Sur CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
Synopsis: PZZ500-250415- 810 AM PDT Sun Oct 24 2021 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries... A strong storm system continues to impact the waters with heavy rain, strong winds, and high seas. Gale force gusts are expected for the entire coastal waters at some point today including all of the bays. Wind gusts could strengthen to 40 to 50 kt. These strong winds will generate very steep swell that result in hazardous conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Additionally, this system will generate a large west to northwest swell train with swell heights of 16 to 24 feet at 16 to 18 seconds. Swell heights to peak on Monday and bring hazardous conditions to the surf zone and near harbor entrances with breaking waves of 20 to 30 feet. $$

Today
SE winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, increasing to 6 to 7 ft this afternoon. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
Tonight
S winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. W swell 10 to 12 ft at 16 seconds. Rain.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 17 to 19 ft at 18 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Mon Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 16 to 18 ft at 18 seconds.
Tue
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 14 to 16 ft at 17 seconds.
Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft and NW 2 to 4 ft.
Thu
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft and NW 9 to 11 ft. winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

Winds and wind waves higher in and near thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 810 AM PDT Sun Oct 24 2021
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