Channel Islands Harbor

Ocean Conditions

Current National Weather Service Forecast

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

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October 16 ,2019


PZZ650-160500-
East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA
including Santa Cruz Island-
212 PM PDT Tue Oct 15 2019

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
2 ft at 6 seconds.
.WED...Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell
3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
.THU...Western portion, NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 20 to 25 kt
in the afternoon. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less
becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft
dominant period 8 seconds, building to 5 to 7 ft dominant period
7 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...Western portion, W winds 20 to 25 kt becoming NW 15 to
20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming
N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant
period 11 seconds, subsiding to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 10 seconds
after midnight.
.FRI...Western portion, NW winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 20 to 25 kt in
the afternoon. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less
becoming W in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant
period 11 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...Western portion, NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to
15 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Combined
seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 6 to
8 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to
8 ft.

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