A wind advisory remains in effect until 3am Thursday.

– Timing: gusty northwesterly winds will develop this afternoon and continue through tonight.

– Winds: areas of northwest to northeast winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph are expected. Winds will be strongest below passes and canyons…especially between Gaviota and Goleta.

– Impacts: gusty cross winds will affect drivers…especially on highway 154 near the San Marcos Pass and Highway 101 near the Gaviota Pass.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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A small craft advisory remains in effect until 3am Thursday for East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu, including Santa Cruz And Anacapa Islands-

– Winds: West to northwest winds 15 to 25kt will continue through

Thursday night. Across the western half of the channel, there will be local gusts to 35kt.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners; especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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A gale warning has been issued in the waters from Pt. Arguello to Santa Cruz Island, and westward 60 nautical miles, including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A gale warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.


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