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Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Tue, Oct. 17, 2017 at 6:53:13 pm PDT

National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area, CANational Weather Service San Joaquin Valley, CANational Weather Service Las Vegas, NV
National Weather Service Honolulu, HIZoom
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National Weather Service NWS Phoenix
National Weather Service Honolulu, HINational Weather Service San Diego, CANational Weather Service San Diego, CA

A long period swell out of the Southern Hemisphere will bring strong and dangerous rip currents to south facing beaches today and continue into Wednesday. Surf is expected to be between 3 and 6 feet, but quite powerful as a 16-19 second period is expected. If you get caught in a rip current, try to conserve your energy and do not swim against the current. Try to swim parallel to shore to get out the current. Try to get the attention of a lifeguard or experienced swimmer by waving yours and yell for help. By Friday, models were hinting at the potential for a dangerous high surf event with the potential for surf between 15 and 20 feet and possibly higher. The peak of the high surf at this point would be Friday night into Saturday. Then lowering some on Sunday but remaining over 10 feet. Some swell energy could get filtered into the Southern California Bight with the potential for high surf across west facing beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, but not nearly as high as the Central Coast.

 

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