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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

KE6AFE Santa Cruz (AP803)

Lat: 36.98217°NLon: 122.01533°WElev: 89ft.

NA

20°C

68°F

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed SW 1 G 3 MPH
Barometer 29.88 in
Dewpoint 13°C (56°F)
Visibility NA
Last update 01 Sep 7:03 pm PDT
Extended Forecast for

Santa Cruz CA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy drizzle and fog after 11pm.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 11 to 18 km/h.

    Patchy
    Drizzle and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 15 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Patchy drizzle and fog before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. West wind 8 to 16 km/h.

    Patchy
    Drizzle and
    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 18 to 23 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 15 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 22. West northwest wind 10 to 18 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 22 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 13 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 22 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 14 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

    Sunny

    High: 25 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 15.

    Clear

    Low: 15 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy drizzle and fog after 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 11 to 18 km/h.
Wednesday
Patchy drizzle and fog before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. West wind 8 to 16 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 18 to 23 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 km/h.
Thursday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 22. West northwest wind 10 to 18 km/h.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 13 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 14.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 25.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 15.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 29.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 27.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
Santa Cruz CA
 36.97°N 122.03°W (Elev. 21 m)
1:11 pm PDT Sep 1, 2015
7pm PDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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