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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through late Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Late
Afternoon

Chance Drizzle

NW 14kt
9ft

Tonight

Chance Drizzle

NNW 15kt
9ft

Monday

Mostly Sunny

Winds IncreasingNW 9kt
8ft

Monday
Night

Partly Cloudy

NNW 14ktWinds Decreasing
8ft

Tuesday

Sunny

ENE 8kt
8ft

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear

Light Wind
7-9ft

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

ENE 8ktWinds Decreasing
7ft

Wednesday
Night

Slight Chc Rain

NW 9kt
7ft

Christmas
Day

Sunny

NNE 8kt
7ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:21 pm PST Dec 21, 2014
Forecast Valid: 5pm PST Dec 21, 2014-6pm PST Dec 28, 2014

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Detailed Forecast



  • SynopsisNORTHWEST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE OVER THE SOUTHERN AND OUTER WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT AND PERSIST ON MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. KING TIDES WILL IMPACT THE COAST AND INLAND BAYS THROUGH TUESDAY. KING TIDE IMPACTS FOR SEAFARING VESSELS WILL OCCUR PRIMARILY DURING LOW TIDES...WITH THE POSSIBILITIES OF BOAT KEELS TOUCHING HARBOR BOTTOM...STRONG CURRENTS IN HARBOR ENTRANCES...AND ADDITIONAL BREAKING WAVES OVER OFFSHORE REEFS.
  • Late Afternoon NW wind around 14 kt. A chance of drizzle. WNW swell 9 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
  • Tonight NNW wind 11 to 15 kt. A chance of drizzle before 10pm. WNW swell 9 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Monday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NW 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. WNW swell 8 ft at 13 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Monday Night NNW wind 9 to 14 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Partly cloudy. WNW swell 8 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tuesday ENE wind around 8 kt. Sunny. WNW swell 8 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Tuesday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. WNW swell 7 to 9 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday ENE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the morning. Mostly sunny. WNW swell 7 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday Night NW wind 6 to 9 kt. A slight chance of rain. WNW swell 7 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Christmas Day NNE wind 6 to 8 kt. Sunny. WNW swell 7 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.