Cape Mendocino to Point Arena CA out 10 NM Marine Forecast
|Tonight...N Winds 20 To 25 Kt With Gusts To Around 35 Kt. Waves N 11 Ft At 9 Seconds...And Nw Building To 9 Ft At 16 Seconds.|
|Fri...N Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Waves N 13 Ft At 10 Seconds...And Nw 13 Ft At 17 Seconds.|
|Fri Night...N Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Waves N 13 Ft At 10 Seconds... And Nw 12 Ft At 16 Seconds.|
|Sat...N Winds 20 To 25 Kt. Waves N 15 Ft At 9 Seconds.|
|Sat Night...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Waves N 14 Ft At 9 Seconds.|
|Sun...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Waves N 10 Ft At 7 Seconds.|
|Mon...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Waves Nw 8 Ft At 7 Seconds...And Nw 6 Ft At 16 Seconds.|
|Tue...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Waves N 5 Ft At 7 Seconds...And Nw 6 Ft At 14 Seconds.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Eureka CA
307pm PST Thu Feb 25 2021
Mainly dry weather and mild afternoon temperatures will occur across Northwest California through this weekend. In addition, periods of gusty north winds will be possible across exposed ridges and coastal areas. Otherwise, the next chance for widespread rainfall may occur across the region this coming Monday.
.SHORT TERM (THROUGH SATURDAY)...Mostly dry and breezy conditions are expected to prevail across most of Northwest California through Saturday as northwest flow aloft has developed. A couple of shortwaves are forecast to move east/southeast in this flow regime and bring some possible drizzle to very light rain to portions of the North Coast and interior Del Norte County through early Saturday. Some sprinkles will still be possible the rest of this afternoon as the first shortwave continues to move over the Pacific Northwest and into the Intermountain West. Another disturbance will move into the Pacific Northwest tomorrow morning and bring another shot for some drizzle to very light rain to Del Norte County and coastal Humboldt County. All in all, these chances are not expected to lead to much, if any, measurable precipitation. This pattern will also favor gusty afternoon winds through this weekend along the coast and across interior ridges.
Long Term - Sunday through Thursday
Much uncertainty remains from Sunday through the day 7 range. Some light rain or drizzle may fall along the north coast tonight and into early Friday as a weak wave enhances the marine layer and may help promote very light amounts to the coastal in-terior. Another similar situation sets up on late Friday into Saturday. Other than that little weather is in store for the CWA until late next week when forecast models are beginning to show some agreement in their solutions. At this point will take the NBM approach of shooting in the middle which would support 40-50% chances of widespread light rain reaching the central northern portions of the cwa and possible reaching down to Lake and Mendo counties on Friday and Saturday next week.
Wind and sea state conditions will remain somewhat elevated over the course of the next few days. Northerlies will generally remain near or at small craft advisory ranges through much of the next few days. The S outer waters may flirt with low end gale conditions from time to time as well. A mid-period NW swell continue through Friday, when it will be reinforced by another, larger NW swell train.
.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CA...None. NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...Small Craft Advisory until midnight PST Saturday night for PZZ455-470-475.