Fire Weather Threats Continue in the West; Wintry Weather from Upper Midwest to New England

High pressure in the west continues to send weather systems into the Great Basin, and this is keeping fire weather threats elevated to critical across southern California. A series of weather systems will bring widespread snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast U.S., with locally heavier snow amounts on the lee side of the Great Lakes.
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Last Update: 200 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

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27NM W Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ600-150615- 200 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 21Z...or 1 PM PST...A 1040 MB high was centered in Idaho. A weak trough of low pressure was located along the CA coast. Little change in this weather pattern can be expected through Fri morning. Increasing NW flow can be expected in the outer waters into the weekend as high pressure builds into the eastern Pac. Gale force winds will be possible over the outer waters Sat and Sat night. Gusty NE winds will be possible near shore from S of Ventura to Santa Monica Sat night and Sun. Smoke from the Thomas fire may locally reduce visibilities down to 2 NM or less across the E Santa Barbara Channel through tonight. $$

Tonight
W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. Areas of smoke.
Fri
SE winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat Night
Eastern portion, SW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NE 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Western portion, SW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun
Eastern portion, NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Western portion, N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
Sun Night
W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Mon
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Tue
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
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Last Update: 200 PM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
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