Southern Heat Continues; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

A summer heat wave continues across much of the Southern U.S where widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories remain in effect. Scattered thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds and large hail, will be possible today mainly across Montana, and from the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys into the Carolinas. Excessive rainfall from thunderstorms in these areas may lead to flash flooding.
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Last Update: 307 AM PDT Thu Jul 7 2022

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7NM SW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: PZZ600-071700- 307 AM PDT Thu Jul 7 2022 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 09Z, or 2 AM PDT, A 1019 MB surface high was centered 600 NM SW of Point Conception and a 1006 MB thermal low was centered in Nevada. There will be little change in this pattern through the end of the week. $$

Today
W winds 5 to 10 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 6 seconds.
Tonight
W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. patchy fog after midnight.
Sat
Western portion, winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat Night
Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun
W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
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Last Update: 307 AM PDT Thu Jul 7 2022
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