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Unsettled weather in store for eastern U.S. into weekend

A complex weather system moving across the eastern U.S. will bring a variety of hazardous weather to the region on Friday and into the weekend. Much colder weather is expected by Saturday, along with numerous showers and accumulating snow in the higher elevations of the Appalachians. Rain and snow will move into northern New England on Sunday.
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Last Update: 207 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 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 19Z...OR 12 PM PDT...A 1000 MB LOW WAS 500 NM W OF PORTLAND...WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING S OF THE LOW. THIS FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. AHEAD OF THE FRONT...WEAK S FLOW CAN BE EXPECTED...AND MODERATE NW FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
  • Tonight SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms.
  • Sat W winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds.
  • Sun NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Sun Night NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
  • Mon N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
  • Mon Night W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
  • Tue NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
  • Wed NW winds 5 to 10 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 including Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands
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