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Significant threat for flash flooding continues across the southwestern U.S.

Heavy precipitation continues to be forecast for much of the Southwest U.S. this week due to the remnants of weakening Tropical Storm Odile. The heavy rainfall will be concentrated across southern Arizona, southern New Mexico and western Texas where 3 to 6 inches could fall through Friday, with some locales receiving up to 9 inches. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for much of this area.
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Last Update: 230 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

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Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point out to 10 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisLIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE WEST COAST. WINDS WILL SWITCH TO NORTHWEST FRIDAY AS THE LOW MOVES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE COAST. A MODERATE SOUTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY.
  • Today SW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. mixed swell NW 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds and SW 3 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Tonight S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. mixed swell NW 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and SW 3 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight.
  • Thu S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. mixed swell NW 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
  • Thu Night SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and SW 3 ft at 15 seconds. patchy fog after midnight.
  • Fri W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and SW 3 ft at 14 seconds. patchy fog in the morning. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Sat W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft. SW swell 3 ft. Patchy fog.
  • Sun NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.

    .....san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast.....

    in the deep water channel...combined seas 2 to 4 feet with a dominant swell period of 17 seconds.

    across the bar...combined seas 2 to 4 feet with a dominant swell period of 17 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1 knot at 11:54 am wednesday and 1.2 knots at 11:46 pm wednesday.




.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST..... IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS. ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 17 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1 KNOT AT 11:54 AM WEDNESDAY AND 1.2 KNOTS AT 11:46 PM WEDNESDAY.

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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point out to 10 nm
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