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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

PZZ600-162330-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

.Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara
Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
and National Park...at 16Z...or 8 AM PST...A 1035 MB high pressure
center was located 500 NM west of Eureka and a 1005 MB low pressure
center was located over Southern California. A cold front will
continue to move down the Southern California coastline through early
afternoon.


Gale force northerly flow is expected across the outer waters
through tonight with strong winds affecting the northern inner waters
and portions of the Santa Barbara Channel. Gusty winds are likely
near shore from Ventura to Santa Monica late tonight and Sunday.
Smoke from the Thomas Fire may locally reduce visibilities down to 2
NM for portions of the coastal waters south of Point Conception
today.

$$

PZZ645-162330-
Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas
8 to 10 ft dominant period 15 seconds, building to 12 to 13 ft
dominant period 14 seconds in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt in the evening, becoming N 10 to
15 kt. Combined seas 11 to 13 ft dominant period 12 seconds,
subsiding to 9 ft dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves
2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds, subsiding to 7 to
8 ft at 12 seconds in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 5 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to
7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft.

$$

PZZ670-162330-
Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt. Strongest
western portion. Combined seas 11 to 13 ft dominant period
15 seconds, building to 14 to 15 ft dominant period 14 seconds in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt, becoming N
15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Strongest
western portion. Combined seas 14 to 15 ft dominant period
12 seconds, subsiding to 11 to 13 ft dominant period 13 seconds
after midnight.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming NW 10 to
15 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas
11 to 13 ft dominant period 13 seconds, subsiding to 10 to 11 ft
dominant period 12 seconds in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable
10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at
12 seconds.
.MON...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to
7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to
11 ft.

$$

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Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm
including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with local gusts to 40 kt. Strongest
northwestern portion. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period
15 seconds, building to 13 to 15 ft dominant period 14 seconds in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Northwestern portion, NW winds 30 to 35 kt becoming N
20 to 30 kt after midnight. Elsewhere, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming
10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 13 to 15 ft dominant
period 12 seconds, subsiding to 11 to 13 ft dominant period
13 seconds after midnight. Areas of smoke after midnight.
.SUN...Northwestern portion, N winds 20 to 25 kt becoming NW 10 to
15 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to
10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft at 12 seconds.
Areas of smoke.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt
or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
Areas of smoke.
.MON...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW
swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to
7 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to
11 ft.

$$

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Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM
offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW of San Nicolas Island, NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Elsewhere,
NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period
15 seconds, building to 9 to 12 ft dominant period 14 seconds in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW of San Nicolas Island, NW winds 25 to 30 kt becoming N
10 to 20 kt after midnight. Elsewhere, NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming
NE after midnight. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period
12 seconds, subsiding to 8 to 11 ft dominant period 13 seconds after
midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to
6 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to
6 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to
9 ft.

$$

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East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming NW 10 to
20 kt by the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period
15 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 14 seconds in the
afternoon. Areas of smoke.
.TONIGHT...Eastern portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NE 20 to
25 kt after midnight. Western portion, NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming
variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft
dominant period 13 seconds. Areas of smoke.
.SUN...Eastern portion, NE winds 20 to 25 kt becoming N 15 to 20 kt
by the afternoon. Western portion, winds variable 10 kt or less
becoming W around 10 kt by the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft
dominant period 13 seconds. Areas of smoke.
.SUN NIGHT...NW 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 at
12 seconds. Areas of smoke.
.MON...Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt
or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to
3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

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Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa
Catalina and Anacapa Islands-
902 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to
4 ft at 15 seconds. Areas of smoke.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Areas of smoke in the evening.
.SUN...From Point Mugu to Santa Monica and S of Palos Verdes, NE
winds 20 to 25 kt becoming N 10 to 15 kt by the afternoon.
Elsewhere, NE winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NW 5 to 10 kt by the
afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at
12 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt
or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 12 seconds.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$
Kj

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