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Severe thunderstorms possible this evening and tonight

Large hail and damaging winds may occur from eastern Montana into North Dakota. Strong storms are also possible over the southern mid-Atlantic states. Hot weather continues across the southern Plains to Arizona.
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Last Update: 834 PM PDT THU JUL 24 2014

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East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu including Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT FRIDAY...



  • SynopsisAT 03Z...OR 8 PM PDT...A 1029 MB SURFACE HIGH WAS CENTERED 700 NM WEST OF EUREKA AND A 1001 MB TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDED SOUTH OF LAS VEGAS. WEAK TO LOCALLY MODERATE WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY...THEN DIMINISH. PATCHY DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS COULD IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF THE SAN PEDRO CHANNEL AND NORTH OF POINT CONCEPTION.
  • Tonight W winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt...diminishing to 5 to 15 kt late. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
  • Fri Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
  • Fri Night W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Sat Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Sat Night W winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds.
  • Sun Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sun Night W winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
  • Mon SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tue SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu including Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands
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