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: 245 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

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/145 PM CST Fri Jan 15 2021/ ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: A small craft advisory remains in effect as west- northwest winds behind the front are expected to increase to 20-25 knots overnight with gusts to 30 knots. Conditions will begin to improve Saturday afternoon with conditions dropping below cautionary levels Saturday night. Winds will briefly increase once again Sunday night before lighter winds settle in for the rest of the forecast period.

Tonight
West winds 20 to 25 knot with gusts to 30 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough.
Saturday
West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters rough.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet decreasing to 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. protected waters a moderate chop becoming a light chop.
Sunday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters becoming choppy.
Monday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
Monday Night
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night
East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Wednesday
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 245 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021
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