Winter Storm for south-central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in the West; Tracking Zeta

Heavy snow will continue to spread south along the Rockies through Monday. An area of freezing rain and sleet is forecast to develop over portions of the southern Plains to start the week. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will continue critical fire weather conditions from California into southern New Mexico. Zeta is forecast to become a hurricane tracking north across the Gulf of Mexico.
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Last Update: 953 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

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16NM S Panama City FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Relatively light winds and low seas are forecast through Monday. Conditions will begin to deteriorate on Tuesday as winds increase and swell from Zeta starts to reach our offshore waters. The worst marine conditions are expected Tuesday night through Wednesday night as Zeta moves towards the northern Gulf coast. Across our waters west of Mexico Beach, tropical storm conditions are possible from Wednesday into early Thursday. Cautionary conditions may prevail through the end of the week until a frontal boundary clears the northeast Gulf in the wake of Zeta.

Rest Of Tonight
Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Monday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Monday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Tuesday
East winds 15 knots. Seas 4 feet building to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 11 to 14 feet with occasional seas up to 18 feet. Dominant period 12 seconds. protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 13 to 16 feet with occasional seas up to 20 feet. Protected waters choppy. showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
tropical storm conditions possible. Seas 13 feet with occasional seas up to 17 feet subsiding to 9 feet after midnight. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Northwest winds 15 knots. Seas 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
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Last Update: 953 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020
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