Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:32AM||Sunset 6:45PM||Wednesday September 20, 2017 9:37 AM PDT (16:37 UTC)||Moonrise 6:56AM||Moonset 7:24PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PZZ750 Coastal Waters From San Mateo Point To The Mexican Border And Out To 30 Nm- 147 Am Pdt Wed Sep 20 2017 |
Today..Wind S 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight..Wind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 ft at 11 seconds.
Thu..Wind S 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds and sw 1 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Thu night..Wind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds and sw 1 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..Wind S 10 to 15 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SWell W 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds. SWell S 1 ft.
Fri night..Wind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. SWell W 3 to 5 ft. SWell sw 1 ft.
Sat..Wind S 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and sw 1 ft.
Sat night..Wind nw 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the evening... Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 ft.
Sun..Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 ft.
Sun night..Wind nw 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the evening...becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 ft.
|PZZ700 147 Am Pdt Wed Sep 20 2017 |
Synopsis for the far southern california coast.. At 1 am, a 1031 mb high was 1300 nm west-northwest of san francisco and a 1004 mb low was near needles. A coastal eddy looks likely to develop today and continue into early Thursday. A trough of low pressure will then bring moderate to locally strong northwest winds by Thursday afternoon, with brisk winds continuing through Friday night, especially in the outer waters where conditions may be hazardous to small craft. Weak to moderate onshore flow then looks to occur this weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Potrero, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
218 am pdt Wed sep 20 2017
A deep low pressure trough will bring cooler weather through
Friday, along with mostly cloudy nights and partly cloudy days.
There is a slight chance of showers Thursday. Strong westerly
winds are expected in the mountains and deserts especially
Thursday. Higher pressure and offshore flow develop over the
weekend and next week leading to clear skies and warmer weather.
Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...
san diego... Western riverside and southwestern san bernardino
low clouds have settled into most of the coastal basin this
morning, but curiously the massive cloud deck north and west of
our region has disappeared. This is probably in response to the
cooler air aloft that has begun to erode our marine inversion,
which makes it hard for low clouds to form. Clouds will generally
break up today, but could persist in some areas. Clouds will
gather quickly this evening. An unseasonably deep trough will
drop out of washington down the west coast today and Thursday.
This will increase the onshore flow and strengthen our coastal
eddy. There is a weak front-like feature that pushes through
southern california Thursday late morning. It looks capable of
producing light showers anywhere from the coast to the mountain
crests. Some foothill locations might get more than a tenth inch,
but only a hundredth or two is most likely in the lower
elevations. Winds will crank up as well in the mountains and
deserts Thursday afternoon and evening. Top gusts in the top
spots, such as through mountain passes and adjacently downwind,
will exceed 50 mph, but most areas will stay under 45 mph.
Temperatures will be mostly in the 70s, but 80s in the lower
desert Thursday and Friday. That's 15-20 degrees below average for
inland areas. On Friday the marine layer clouds will not be as
solid, and even less so into Saturday. Most clouds on Friday will
migrate inland and into foothills. Mother nature is monitoring the
calendar as we head into fall and has appropriately ordered up
some fall weather with an offshore flavor. As the trough axis
moves through california Friday and Saturday, dry northerly flow
aloft develops and surface pressure gradients align into the
offshore setup. That should take care of any residual clouds this
weekend. Northeast winds will develop Sunday through and below|
the mountain passes into the inland valleys, mainly below cajon
pass. Winds don't appear overly strong, although top spots around
rialto could gust to 40 mph during the mornings through Tuesday.
Skies will turn crystal clear and humidity will go way down.
Temperatures will climb each day next week, into the 80s and lower
90s at lower elevations by Tuesday. The warmup will be most
notable west of the mountains as would be expected with offshore
flow, but the dry air and the cool nights will make the warm
weather fairly comfortable.
200914z... Coast valleys coastal slopes... Bkn-ovc stratus will
continue to fill in over the coast, valleys, and lower coastal
slopes through 1500 utc, with bases 2500-3500 ft msl, tops around
4000 ft msl, local vis 3-5 sm, and mountain obscuration of the
coastal slopes. Forecast marine layer inversion strength of around 6
deg c at 1200 utc. 1500-21 0000 utc, stratus likely gradually
clearing, although there's a chance that some areas may only
partially clear. However, any CIGS that occur should be mostly above
3000 ft msl. 21 0000-1500 utc, stratus re-developing over the coast,
valleys, coastal slopes and into the passes, with bases 2500-4000 ft
msl, tops up to 5000 ft msl, possible -dz -shra and mountain
obscuration of coastal slopes.
Mountain ridges desert slopes deserts... Mostly skc with p6sm vis
through tonight. After 21 0000 utc, west winds 20-30 kt with gusts
40 kt will create mod-stg uddfs llws, and surface winds at kpsp and
ktrm could gust to 30 kt at times.
Northwest wind gusts increasing to 25 kt Thursday afternoon through
Friday. This, in addition a steep west-northwest swell of 6-8 ft 7-9
seconds, will likely result in hazardous conditions for small craft
in the outer waters. Northwest winds will weaken this weekend with
seas falling to 2-4 ft.
Skywarn activation is not requested. However, weather spotters
are encouraged to report significant weather conditions.
Sgx watches warnings advisories
aviation marine... Harrison
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TIXC1 - Tijuana River Reserve, CA||66 mi||112 min||SSW 5.1||67°F||1014 hPa||60°F|
|SDBC1 - 9410170 - San Diego, CA||76 mi||49 min||72°F||1013.7 hPa|
Wind History for USS MIDWAY South Navy Pier, San Diego, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|San Diego, Brown Field Municipal Airport, CA||64 mi||44 min||SE 7||8.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||70°F||57°F||66%||1013 hPa|
Wind History from SDM (wind in knots)
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Wed -- 03:37 AM PDT 0.00 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 06:33 AM PDT Sunrise
Wed -- 06:56 AM PDT Moonrise
Wed -- 09:51 AM PDT 1.61 meters High Tide
Wed -- 03:50 PM PDT 0.19 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 06:45 PM PDT Sunset
Wed -- 07:23 PM PDT Moonset
Wed -- 09:55 PM PDT 1.64 meters High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wed -- 03:59 AM PDT -0.20 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:35 AM PDT Sunrise
Wed -- 06:58 AM PDT Moonrise
Wed -- 10:14 AM PDT 5.60 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:13 PM PDT 0.43 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:47 PM PDT Sunset
Wed -- 07:25 PM PDT Moonset
Wed -- 10:21 PM PDT 5.61 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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