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Heavy rain forecast for parts of the Southwest

The combination of a slow-moving front and monsoon moisture will bring thunderstorms to parts of the Southwest, some with heavy rain that could lead to isolated flash flooding. Areas at risk include southern Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas.
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Last Update: 230 PM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

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Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...



  • SynopsisAT 21Z...OR 2 PM PDT...A 1024 MB SURFACE HIGH WAS CENTERED 450 NM NORTHWEST OF MEDFORD OREGON AND A 1006 MB THERMAL TROUGH WAS SOUTH OF LAS VEGAS NEVADA. THIS PATTERN WILL CHANGE LITTLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
  • Tonight W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt... Becoming SW after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 1 to 3 ft at 7 seconds. S swell 2 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Fri SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Fri Night W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and SW 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Sat Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds and SW 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Sat Night W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds and SW 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Sun Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and SW 2 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.
  • Sun Night W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and SW 2 ft. Patchy fog after midnight.
  • Mon W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 3 ft and SW 2 ft. Patchy fog.
  • Tue W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 2 ft. Patchy fog.



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Zone Area Forecast for Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands
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