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Colder temperatures return to the central and eastern U.S. and winter holds a bit longer across the north.

A strong cold front is forecast to reach the East Coast by Friday morning, dropping temperatures on the order of 15 to 30 degrees by Saturday. Some lingering showers will be possible behind the front, and snow showers are possible across parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast on Friday. But tonight, heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms are expected for the Gulf Coast and Florida.
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11NM S Santa Cruz CA

Marine Point Forecast

[NOTICE]
  • Overnight

    Patchy Fog

    Light Wind
    6ft
  • Friday

    Patchy Fog

    Winds IncreasingW 15kt
    6-7ft
  • Friday
    Night

    Patchy Fog

    NW 18kt
    6ft
  • Saturday

    Patchy Fog

    WNW 14kt
    7ft
  • Saturday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NNW 16kt
    7ft
  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWNW 10kt
    7ft
  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    W 8ktWinds Decreasing
    7ft
  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    Winds IncreasingWNW 7kt
    9ft
  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 15kt
    9ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:00 am PDT Mar 27, 2015
Forecast Valid: 4am PDT Mar 27, 2015-6pm PDT Apr 2, 2015

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Detailed Forecast



Synopsis: THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL INCREASE TODAY AS A STORM SYSTEM PASSES TO THE NORTH. THIS WILL RESULT IN INCREASING NORTH WESTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. THE STRENGTHENING WINDS WILL GENERATE STEEP FRESH SWELL WHICH WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

Overnight
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Patchy fog. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 2 ft at 21 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Friday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the morning. Patchy fog before 11am. Mixed swell...W 6 ft at 12 seconds and SW 2 ft at 20 seconds becoming S. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Friday Night
NW wind 12 to 18 kt. Patchy fog after 11pm. Mixed swell...W 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 19 seconds. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday
NNW wind 5 to 14 kt becoming NE in the morning. Patchy fog before 11am. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 2 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday Night
NNW wind 8 to 16 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 2 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WNW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 7 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
W wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 7 ft and SSW 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday
Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WNW 5 to 7 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 9 ft and S 2 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 9 ft and S 2 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 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.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: 36.79°N 122.02°W
Last Update: 2:00 am PDT Mar 27, 2015
Forecast Valid: 4am PDT Mar 27, 2015-6pm PDT Apr 2, 2015
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