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Severe weather possible for parts of central, northern Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central and northern Plains, from northeastern Nebraska across parts of eastern and northern South Dakota. Large hail will be the main risk, though a tornado or two is possible, as well.
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Last Update: 251 AM PDT TUE SEP 30 2014

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

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisAT 09Z...OR 2 AM PDT...HIGH PRESSURE WAS OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND A 1008 MB LOW WAS NEAR LAS VEGAS. ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS...MODERATE NW FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WED. ACROSS THE INNER WATERS...WEAK TO LOCALLY MODERATE W TO NW FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WED.
  • Today Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds.
  • Tonight W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming NW 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 8 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 4 ft at 9 seconds.
  • Wed Night Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming E 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Thu Eastern portion...NE winds 10 to 20 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less in the afternoon. Western portion...winds variable 10 kt or less becoming SW 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
  • Thu Night NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Except...local NE winds 10 to 20 kt eastern portion after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
  • Fri NW winds 5 to 15 kt...except local NE winds 10 to 15 kt eastern portion in the morning. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 3 ft.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 1 to 3 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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