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Nor'easter will impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S., with a nor'easter developing off the Gulf Coast on Tuesday and moving up the East Coast Tuesday night through early Thursday. The storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. This will likely impact those with Thanksgiving travel plans on Wed.
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38NM WNW San Francisco CA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Mostly Clear

E 10kt
5-6ft

Wednesday

Sunny

E 8kt
4ft

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

SSE 7kt
3ft

Thanksgiving
Day

Mostly Sunny

SE 8kt
3-5ft

Thursday
Night

Slight Chc Rain

S 9kt
7-8ft

Friday

Chance Rain

SSE 13kt
7-8ft

Friday
Night

Chance Rain

S 10kt
6-7ft

Saturday

Rain Likely

SE 14kt
5-6ft

Saturday
Night

Rain Likely

S 16kt
3-5ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:24 pm PST Nov 25, 2014
Forecast Valid: 4pm PST Nov 25, 2014-6pm PST Dec 2, 2014

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Detailed Forecast



  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN TONIGHT. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST BY WEDNESDAY AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE BY THE END OF THE WEEK AS A STRONGER STORM APPROACHES THE AREA.
  • Tonight E wind 7 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 5 to 6 ft at 14 seconds and S 1 ft at 13 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday E wind 5 to 8 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 4 ft at 13 seconds and S 1 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday Night SSE wind around 7 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft at 13 seconds and S 1 ft at 12 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Thanksgiving Day SE wind around 8 kt. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 5 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Thursday Night S wind 6 to 9 kt. A slight chance of rain after 4am. Mixed swell...WNW 8 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Friday SSE wind 11 to 13 kt. A chance of rain, mainly after 10am. Mixed swell...WNW 7 to 8 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Friday Night S wind 8 to 10 kt. A chance of rain. Mixed swell...WNW 6 to 7 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Saturday SE wind around 14 kt. Rain likely. Mixed swell...WNW 5 to 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
  • Saturday Night S wind 13 to 16 kt. Rain likely. Mixed swell...W 3 to 5 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.

.....SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST..... IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS. ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.9 KNOTS AT 04:43 PM TUESDAY AND 1.2 KNOTS AT 06:21 AM WEDNESDAY.

*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.