Strong Winds and Critical Fire Weather Conditions Likely over California

Critical fire weather conditions will continue over portions of California today. Very strong winds with gusts over 60 mph combined with dry humidity values will create an environment conducive to extreme fire danger and explosive fire growth over southern California. Winds are expected to diminish later today and tonight.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island (PZZ650) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island (PZZ650)
Issued by: National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
Last Update: 906 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017




Today: Eastern portion, NE winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt. Western portion, SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 13 seconds. Areas of smoke.

Tonight: N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Areas of smoke.

Mon: N winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.

Mon Night: W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 11 seconds.

Tue: Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.

Tue Night: Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.

Wed: NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu: N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.



Zone Forecast: East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island (PZZ650)

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