Tracking Three Storms with Widespread Impacts this Week

A winter storm will bring snow and some ice to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast today while strong thunderstorms will be possible in portions of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Additional heavy mountain snow and gusty winds will continue in the Southwest from a second storm. A third storm will bring heavy coastal rain and mountain snow to California and the Northwest tonight into Friday.
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Last Update: 236 PM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

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15NM WSW Santa Barbara CA

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: PZZ600-270530- 236 PM PST Tue Jan 26 2021 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 22Z, or 2 PM PST, a 1026 MB high pressure center was located about 1000 NM southwest of Point Conception. A 983 MB low was located 350 NM west of Seattle, with a cold front extending southward. Strong west to northwest winds will diminish across the waters today, and become southerly and gusty as the next low pressure system approaches. Gale to Storm Force winds and hazardous seas will develop over the northern waters tonight, lasting through Wednesday. $$

Tonight
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt, becoming SE 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely after midnight.
Wed
SE winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 14 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then rain.
Wed Night
SE winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. strongest western portion. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 13 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds after midnight. Rain likely.
Thu
SE winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 12 seconds. Rain.
Thu Night
SE winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Rain and slight chance of tstms.
Fri
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft. rain likely.
Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
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Last Update: 236 PM PST Tue Jan 26 2021
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