Severe Weather Threat Across the East

Scattered severe storms may produce damaging winds, hail, a few tornadoes, and isolated flash flooding from the Northeast into the Mid-Atlantic today. Severe storms are also expected to move from eastern New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle today with a threat for large hail and severe wind gusts. Record-breaking heat is expected across the south through the week.
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Last Update: 913 AM PDT Mon May 16 2022

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Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA Local Forecast Office

15NM WSW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Synopsis: PZZ600-162215- 913 AM PDT Mon May 16 2022 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 16Z, or 9 AM PDT, a 1028 MB surface high was centered 800 NM W of Point Conception and a 1003 MB thermal low was along the Arizona-California border. Locally Gale Force winds and widespread choppy seas will be common all week. $$

Today
Western portion, W winds 10 to 20 kt becoming 25 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon.
Tonight
Western portion, W winds 30 to 35 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 7 seconds.
Tue
Western portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt early becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, SE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
Tue Night
W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.
Fri
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
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Last Update: 913 AM PDT Mon May 16 2022
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