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: 218 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017

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Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA Local Forecast Office

9NM SSE Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
Synopsis: PZZ600-190430- 218 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 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 1022 MB high was located 700 NM west of San Francisco and a 1011 MB thermal low was over SE California with a trough of low pressure along the southern CA coast. $$

Tonight
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog in the evening. Patchy dense fog, with vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu Night
W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Fri
W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Fri Night
Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 15 to 20 kt becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Sat
Western portion, N winds 15 to 20 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Eastern portion, NE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft at 16 seconds in the afternoon.
Sat Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sun
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft.
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Last Update: 218 PM PDT Wed Oct 18 2017
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