Special Marine Statement


Issued Zones:  All Bight (Island Region) and coastal zones of Southern California …

Site:  Southern California Weather Force has issued a Special Marine Statement effective Saturday and Sunday …

Date:  2/26/20 at 6:15am PT

Forecast: A Pacific Storm will move over the area this weekend.  The high waves and gusty winds of 35-50 mph out of the west will impact the Channel Islands, waters/coast of Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County by Saturday, spreading east to Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego County, including Catalina and San Clemente Islands by Sunday. 

These conditions are dangerous and small crafts are urged to not go out during this period, especially on Sunday. 

SCWF Lightning Prediction Model indicates isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible in the region on your Sunday so be cautious.  Waves will range from 9-12 for SBA/SLO County and 6-9 for Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego County’s southwest/west facing beaches. and over 20 FT out in the deeper island region at the center of the bight.

The SCWF lightning prediction model below is subject to change before the system hits but it will give you an idea of the peppered storm activity expected on Sunday (yellow spots).  Yellow areas within 0-15 miles of them is to know if you are close to a thunderstorm zone pegged by this model.

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Forecaster: KM

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