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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the West Coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

20NM WSW Santa Barbara CA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Partly Cloudy

NW 20kt
7-8ft

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

NW 15kt
6-8ft

Sunday
Night

Mostly Clear

NW 15kt
7ft

Monday

Sunny

WNW 10kt
6ft

Monday
Night

Mostly Clear

Light Wind
4-5ft

Tuesday

Sunny

Light Wind
6ft

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear

Light Wind
6ft

Wednesday

Sunny

Light Wind
6ft

Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

NW 10kt
6ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 2:31 pm PST Dec 20, 2014
Forecast Valid: 4pm PST Dec 20, 2014-6pm PST Dec 27, 2014

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Detailed Forecast



  • SynopsisAT 23Z...OR 3 PM PST...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRES CENTERED SW OF POINT CONCEPTION WILL STRENGTHEN WHILE SHIFTING NE AND BUILD INLAND THROUGH SUN. THE RIDGE WILL THEN PERSIST OVER THE ERN PAC WHILE STRENGTHENING OVER THE GREAT BASIN MON THROUGH TUE.
  • Tonight NW wind 15 to 20 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...WNW 6 to 7 ft at 16 seconds and S 1 ft at 18 seconds. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sunday NW wind 5 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 6 to 7 ft at 15 seconds and S 1 ft at 18 seconds. Wind waves around 2 ft.
  • Sunday Night NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft at 14 seconds and S 1 ft at 0 seconds. Wind waves around 3 ft.
  • Monday WNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
  • Monday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 4 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Tuesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
  • Tuesday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Mixed swell...WNW 6 ft and S 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
  • Wednesday Night NW wind around 10 kt. Partly cloudy. WNW swell 6 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.