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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
503 PM PDT Mon Oct 26 2020

PZZ650-655-271000-
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-
503 PM PDT Mon Oct 26 2020

...DANGEROUS NORTHEAST WINDS AND STEEP SEAS LIKELY ACROSS THE
WATERS SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

Gusty northeast winds of at least 25 kt (locally up to 35 kt)
will likely continue impacting the waters through Tuesday morning
from Ventura through Orange County, including the Santa Monica
Bay, Channel Islands, and Catalina Island. These winds will
generate very dangerous, large and steep waves, peaking between 5
and 7 feet, close to shore and near and inside east and northeast
facing harbors. These include Avalon Harbor, Two Harbors, and
Prisoners Landing. These harbors should NOT be considered safe,
and should be avoided if possible.

Expect abrupt wind shifts to north and northwesterly this
evening, likely weakening some. Winds are expected to shift to
northeast and increase again tonight and continue Tuesday morning,
but are not expected to be as strong. Still, hazardous sea
conditions are expected for smaller vessels in the open waters, as
well as in and near east facing harbors.

Conditions like this have a history of vessel damage and loss of
life. Mariners should avoid these areas, or remain in safe harbor
until conditions improve. Again, Avalon Harbor, Two Harbors, and
Prisoners Landing should NOT be considered safe harbor during this
event. Keep active dialog with the local harbor officials, and
continue to monitor the latest forecasts and conditions.

$$

Stewart


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