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Unsettled weather to continue today across the northern Plains and Midwest; severe weather possible Tuesday along Gulf Coast

Unsettled weather will continue today over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where wintry precipitation is forecast, with several inches of snow from South Dakota eastward into Minnesota and northern Michigan. A well-defined cold front will advance eastward with showers and storms developing along and ahead of it. Some storms along the Gulf Coast could become severe on Tuesday.
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Last Update: 857 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

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East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisAT 16Z...OR 8 AM PST...A 1030 MB HIGH WAS CENTERED 500 NM W OF POINT CONCEPTION...WITH A RIDGE EXTENDING TO A 1026 MB HIGH IN OREGON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH LATE TODAY. THE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM IN OREGON WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES INTO UTAH AND NEVADA TONIGHT...AND WILL PRODUCE GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW AND SHORT PERIOD SEAS ACROSS THEN INNER WATERS FROM OXNARD TO SANTA MONICA TUE MORNING.
  • Today NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 12 seconds.
  • Tonight NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.
  • Tue Eastern portion...NE winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Western portion...winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Tue Night NW winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Wed Night W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Thu NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.



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Zone Area Forecast for East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island
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