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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
211 PM PST Fri Feb 16 2018

Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa
Catalina and Anacapa Islands-
Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to
60 NM offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
211 PM PST Fri Feb 16 2018


A very cold low pressure system currently in Alaska will drop
south and sweep through Nevada by Monday. This will strengthen and
expand gusty northwesterly flow Sunday through Monday. Winds will
likely exceed Gale Force from the Central Coast to San Nicolas
Island by Sunday night, and could expand well into the Santa
Barbara Channel and Santa Monica Basin by Monday afternoon. Wind
speeds between 35 and 45 KT are likely during the peak on Monday.
These winds should weaken Monday night into Tuesday.

Regardless of how expansive the winds end up being, dangerous sea
conditions are likely over all coastal waters. Peak seas of 10 to
15 feet at periods around 10 seconds are likely north of San
Nicolas Island, with seas of 6 to 9 feet at periods around 8
seconds likely from Santa Barbara to Dana Point.

Mariners should monitor NOAA Weather Radio and the National
Weather Service website for the latest information and forecasts
on this developing event. A Gale Watch for this event will likely
be issued sometime this weekend.


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