Channel Islands Harbor

Ocean Conditions

Current National Weather Service Forecast

Santa Barbara Channel / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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January 22 ,2019


PZZ650-220545-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
213 PM PST Mon Jan 21 2019

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt, becoming
NE 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Strongest western
portion. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds.
.TUE...NE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
.TUE NIGHT...Eastern portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NE 15 to
20 kt after midnight. Western portion, W winds 5 to 10 kt becoming
variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W
swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable 10 kt
or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.
.WED 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
15 seconds.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind
waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt
after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at
13 seconds.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to
4 ft.