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Now I'm not trying to usurp the esteemed and loved WXDude. But he has stated, he does not get into west coast weather 'coz it's not as active. Well, it's about to become "active". If you're in Northern CA, batten down your hatches first thing tomorrow morning. If you're in Southern CA, get ready for Wednesday night, Thursday morning. And Southern CA is going to get the biggest hit. The Coast Guard called me at 10:30 this morning to let us know as marina owners, the NOAA was putting out a warning. Yes, I said, I've already been following it. The last time the Coast Guard called me on the phone, we ended up with 1.5 feet of water in our store. But I digress.

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Here is the Bay Area/Sacramento latest WX Discussion from NWS:

Bay Area:

N-S SURFACE GRADIENTS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE ON
WEDNESDAY MORNING AND BLUSTERY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP THROUGHOUT
THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA BY LATE MORNING. THESE WINDS WILL
RAPIDLY DISSIPATE ANY REMAINING FOG ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. FOCUS
WILL THEN BE ON THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDS. MODELS HAVE BEEN
CONSISTENT IN INCREASING THE WINDS THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY AS
SURFACE GRADIENTS STEEPEN AND COLD ADVECTION MIXES HIGHER MOMENTUM
AIR ALOFT TOWARDS THE SURFACE. PEAK WIND SPEEDS WILL PROBABLY BE
FROM LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. BUT
BLUSTERY CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
THURSDAY AS WELL...AND POSSIBLY ON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE N
BAY MOUNTAINS. STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
1000 FEET IN THE SF BAY AREA WHERE THE MODELS HAVE BEEN
CONSISTENTLY FORECASTING THE STRONGEST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY
JET. WIDESPREAD WINDS GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN
THE HILLS FROM MIDDAY WEDNESDAY ON INTO THURSDAY...WITH LOCAL
GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS EXPOSED RIDGES AND PEAKS OF THE SF
BAY AREA. ALTHOUGH WIND SPEEDS AT LOWER ELEVATIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AS IN THE HILLS...LOCAL AREAS NEAR SEA
LEVEL COULD EASILY SEE SOME WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH...PARTICULARLY
AREAS NEAR THE DELTA...AND LOCATIONS TO THE WEST OF GAPS IN THE
COASTAL MOUNTAIN RANGES. HIGH WINDS WARNINGS FOR THE HILLS OF THE
SF BAY AREA GO INTO AFFECT BEGINNING AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY AND
CONTINUE UNTIL 6 PM THURSDAY. WIND ADVISORIES WILL BE IN EFFECT
FOR LOCATIONS BELOW 1000 FEET IN THE SF BAY AREA.

Sacramento:

THE WINDS WILL STEADILY INCREASE DURING THE MORNING...BECOMING
VERY WINDY BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON IN THE
CENTRAL VALLEY. STRONG SYNOPTIC FORCING WEDNESDAY NIGHT OVER THE
AREA FROM THE JET ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM THAT MOVES INTO THE
GREAT BASIN WILL LIKELY NOT ALLOW THE WINDS TO DECOUPLE OVER MOST
OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY AND WIND ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS OVER THE WEST
SIDE OF THE VALLEY ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS OVER THE
EASTERN SIDE OF THE VALLEY WILL LIKELY DECREASE A LITTLE FOR THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS BEFORE INCREASING ONCE AGAIN THURSDAY MORNING. THE
WINDS FOR THE CENTRAL VALLEY WILL FINALLY BE DECREASING THURSDAY
EVENING. SUSTAINED WINDS DURING THE PEAK OF THE EVENT WILL BE
BETWEEN 25 AND 40 MPH FOR THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY...STRONGEST OVER
THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE VALLEY. GUSTS WILL GENERALLY BE BETWEEN 30
AND 40 MPH FOR MOST LOCATIONS BUT AS HIGH AS 50 MPH OVER PARTS OF
THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE VALLEY.

THE MOUNTAIN WINDS WILL BE INCREASING DURING THE DAY AS
WELL...STRONGEST OVER SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY FIRST WHERE GUSTS TO 65
MPH COULD OCCUR. WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING IS WHEN THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY FOR
EXPOSED AREAS...AND THROUGH AND BELOW FAVORED PASSES AND CANYONS
WITH A NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ORIENTATION. WE WILL HAVE TO KEEP A
CLOSE WATCH ON THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS TO SEE HOW FAR THE STRONGER
WINDS GET FORCED DOWN THE WESTERN SLOPES. I COULD NOT RULE OUT
SOME OF THE FAVORED WIND AREAS BECOMING VERY STRONG WEDNESDAY
NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 50 MPH
AND GUSTING UP TO 65 MPH. SOME LOCALIZED GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE
IN THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY NIGHT BUT MOST LOCATIONS SHOULD NOTICE
WINDS SPEEDS NOTICEABLY LOWER.

Los Angeles: I would advise watching the weather closely. The warning is damn near to San Diego.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM WEDNESDAY TO
3 PM PST FRIDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 45 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 80 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY EVENING THEN REMAIN VERY
  STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...THESE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF DOWNING
  TREES AND POWER LINES...KNOCKING DOWN OUTDOOR OBJECTS...CREATING
  FLYING DEBRIS...AND CAUSING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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Originally posted to mrsgoo on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM PST.

Also republished by California politics.

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