Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires.
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Last Update: 216 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

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13NM WSW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Synopsis: PZZ600-180630- 216 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 21Z...or 2 PM PDT...A 1024 MB high was located 800 NM west of San Francisco, and a 1010 mb low was over SE California. An upper level low moving over the area will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms to NW portions of the coastal waters through this evening. $$

Tonight
W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 6 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
Wed
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, becoming 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds.
Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu Night
NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri
Western portion, NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri Night
Western portion, NW winds 20 to 30 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 17 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 216 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017
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