Powerhouse Storm Set for West; Severe Weather Threat the Next Several Days
The most significant of the recent Pacific storms to reach the West Coast will arrive this weekend, mainly Sunday into Monday. A number of hazards are expected, especially the heavy rain threat on Sunday across northern and central California that may result in flooding and debris flows near burn scars. These Pacific storms will produce severe weather the next several days east of the Rockies.
|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: 916 AM PDT Sat Oct 23 2021
Today: Western portion, W winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Tonight: Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun: NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun Night: S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain.
Mon: S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds, building to 7 to 10 ft dominant period 18 seconds in the afternoon. Rain in the morning, then rain likely.
Mon Night: NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening.
Tue: NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft.
Wed: NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
|Zone Forecast: East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island (PZZ650)|
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