Marine Weather Net

Cape Mendocino to Point Arena CA out 10 NM Marine Forecast


TONIGHT

NE
WINDS
5 KNOTS

FRI

N
WINDS
5 KNOTS

FRI NIGHT

NE
WINDS
5 KNOTS

SAT

N
WINDS
5 KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
PZZ455 Forecast Issued: 830 PM PST Thu Jan 27 2022

Tonight...Ne Winds 5 Kt. Waves W 5 Ft At 13 Seconds.
Fri...N Winds 5 Kt. Waves W 4 Ft At 13 Seconds.
Fri Night...Ne Winds 5 Kt. Waves W 5 Ft At 15 Seconds.
Sat...N Winds 5 Kt. Waves W 5 Ft At 14 Seconds.
Sat Night...N Winds 5 Kt. Waves W 5 Ft At 13 Seconds.
Sun...N Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Waves Nw 4 Ft At 5 Seconds...And W 5 Ft At 12 Seconds.
Mon...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Waves Nw 8 Ft At 8 Seconds...And W 5 Ft At 15 Seconds.
Tue...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Waves N 6 Ft At 9 Seconds...And Nw 3 Ft At 14 Seconds.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Eureka CA
256pm PST Thu Jan 27 2022

Synopsis
Slightly stronger east winds during the early morning hours have promoted clear skies along along the coast. Inland areas will remain clear with mild afternoon temperatures. This pattern will continue for a few days. Rain chances on Monday are now diminishing with only light amounts possible around the coastal areas...followed by another dry period.

High pressure aloft is promoting light easterly winds across much of NW CA which is helping maintain fairly clear skies across the coastal areas and inland. Pictures from space this afternoon showing only some light patchy stratus over the coastal waters while land areas remain virtually cloud free. The persistent ridging pattern with an omega blocking scheme slowly moves east of the PacificNW. Subsidence will remain in play, helping keep clear skies overnight but patchy fog is still possible during the early morning hours. Developing story is the rain...or lack there of...now being depicted in both Ensemble and deterministic models for Monday. Four or five days ago there appeared to be high chances of widespread precipitation over the region late Sunday and Monday but recent trends are now going the more of a drier direction. The EFI (Extreme Forecast Index) is signaling for strong northerly winds over the coastal waters and higher elevations and down around Lake County during the Monday/Tuesday time frame. Given the poor recent performances of both blended and deterministic models...confidence remains low on these forecasted wind fields.

Marine
Mostly light winds will persist through Saturday before a cold front approaches on Sunday. Gusty northwest winds will develop in the wake of this passing front, with gale force gusts looking likely over portions of the southern waters later on Monday. Steep, short-period seas will build in response to the increasing northwest winds starting late this weekend. A west-northwest swell will linger through the work week. Otherwise, another west-northwest swell is forecast to move through the waters on Sunday.

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CA... None.

NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS... None.