Channel Islands Harbor

Ocean Conditions

Current National Weather Service Forecast

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

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March 19 ,2019


PZZ650-200430-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
207 PM PDT Tue Mar 19 2019

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to
4 ft at 18 seconds, building to 4 to 6 ft at 17 seconds after
midnight. Chance of showers in the evening, then showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.
.WED...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to 7 ft at 8 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to
7 ft at 7 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 7 seconds.
Slight chance of showers.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to
7 ft. Slight chance of showers.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to
7 ft.