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Severe thunderstorms possible this evening and tonight

Large hail and damaging winds may occur from eastern Montana into North Dakota. Strong storms are also possible over the southern mid-Atlantic states. Hot weather continues across the southern Plains to Arizona.
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15NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Clear

NW 17kt
5-6ft

Friday

Sunny

W 12kt
5ft

Friday
Night

Increasing Clouds

W 11ktWinds Decreasing
5ft

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Winds IncreasingW 8kt
3ft

Saturday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

W 7ktWinds Decreasing
3ft

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Winds IncreasingW 9kt
3ft

Sunday
Night

Patchy Fog

W 9ktWinds Decreasing
3ft

Monday

Patchy Fog

Winds IncreasingW 7kt
3ft

Monday
Night

Patchy Fog

W 10ktWinds Decreasing
3-4ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:52 pm PDT Jul 24, 2014
Forecast Valid: 9pm PDT Jul 24, 2014-6pm PDT Jul 31, 2014

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

  • SynopsisA BROAD THERMAL TROUGH CENTERED OVER INTERIOR CALIFORNIA WILL MAINTAIN MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...GENERATING STEEP CHOPPY SEAS. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE FRIDAY MORNING AS THE THERMAL TROUGH SLIDES WEST...WEAKENING THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHERN OUTER COASTAL WATERS GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND GENTLE SEAS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE WEEKEND.
  • Tonight NW wind 9 to 17 kt. Clear. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 18 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Friday W wind 7 to 12 kt. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 17 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Friday Night W wind 6 to 11 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Increasing clouds. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 17 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Saturday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Saturday Night W wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Sunday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 9 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Sunday Night W wind 5 to 9 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Patchy fog after 11pm. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Monday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog before 11am. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Monday Night W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Patchy fog after 11pm. Mixed swell...NW 3 ft and S 1 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.