Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East.
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Last Update: 208 AM PST Wed Dec 12 2018

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56NM SSW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
Synopsis: PZZ600-121730- 208 AM PST Wed Dec 12 2018 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 09Z...or 1 AM PST, a 1031 MB surface high was located 900 NM W of Point Conception, with a 1016 mb low over Las Vegas. Hazardous seas are likely Thursday through Saturday night across the outer coastal waters. $$

Today
NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 kt. Strongest NW of san nicolas island. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Tonight
N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest NW of san nicolas island. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Thu
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu Night
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri
SE winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri Night
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
Sun
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft. Chance of rain.
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Last Update: 208 AM PST Wed Dec 12 2018
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