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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: 833 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





  • SynopsisA 997 MB LOW IS CENTERED 400 MILES WEST OF POINT ARENA. THIS LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN WATERS ON THURSDAY RESULTING IN LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON NORTH OF POINT REYES AND IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY THURSDAY. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHWEST FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTER THE LOW MOVES INLAND. A LONG PERIOD SOUTHWEST SWELL WILL IMPACT THE WATERS THROUGH 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 late 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 knots 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 KNOTS 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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