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Marine Weather and Tides
Dana Point, CA

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Sunrise 6:40AMSunset 6:43PM Tuesday September 25, 2018 9:51 PM PDT (04:51 UTC) Moonrise 7:29PMMoonset 7:06AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ750 Coastal Waters From San Mateo Point To The Mexican Border And Out To 30 Nm- 154 Pm Pdt Tue Sep 25 2018
Tonight..Wind nw 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the evening. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and sw 1 to 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed..Wind nw 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds and sw 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Wed night..Wind W to 10 kt in the evening... Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 5 seconds and sw 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu..Wind nw 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 5 seconds and sw 1 to 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu night..Wind W 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 5 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri..Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft.
Fri night..Wind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 to 3 ft.
Sat..Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 to 3 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 ft and S 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming nw 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..Wind nw 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ700 154 Pm Pdt Tue Sep 25 2018
Synopsis for the far southern california coast.. At 2 pm, a 1032 mb high covered a broad area of the northeast pacific ocean and a 1028 mb high was over yellowstone park. A 1008 mb low was over needles, ca. Generally weak onshore flow will prevail through Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dana Point, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
906 pm pdt Tue sep 25 2018

Synopsis
High pressure building aloft will bring warmer days Wednesday
through Friday, followed by cooler weather over the weekend. The
marine layer will turn shallower Wednesday through Friday, then
deepen Saturday and Sunday as a trough of low pressure develops off
the california coast. There is some potential for this trough to
draw tropical moisture into the southwestern states early next week.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

san diego... Western riverside and southwestern san bernardino
counties...

marine stratus was slowly expanding along the san diego county coast
this evening , elsewhere across the cwa... It was clear. An 8c
inversion was present, based near 2100 ft msl. The onshore gradient
across the CWA was weakening and had turned offshore about 2 mbs
from the high desert areas. Winds were mostly light and had turned
ne in the mts. No forecast changes this evening.

From previous discussion...

marine layer clouds retreated back to the coast this afternoon with
clearing all the way to the beaches. The clouds will return tonight,
then burn off to the coast again Wednesday. Warmer days are ahead as
high pressure builds over the southwest. 500 mb heights of 586 dm
today increase to 593 dm Wednesday and Thursday. The marine layer
will turn shallower and the low clouds will not spread nearly as far
inland Thursday and Friday mornings.

High temperatures were raised in most areas Wednesday through
Friday, with greatest increases made to the valley temperatures due
to the drier airmass and weak offshore downslope flow. Inland empire
highs will like reach triple digits in some areas Thursday. Highs
Thursday will range from the 80s in the coastal zones, in the 90s in
the san diego valleys, and 97-105 in the inland empire. Mountain
highs will be in the 80s, high desert highs in the mid 90s, and
lower desert highs from 106-111. Temperatures for Friday have also
been raised with the upper ridge slowing its eastward movement.

The ridge will break down Friday night and Saturday when a trough of
low pressure over the eastern pacific moves into northern
california. This will bring cooling and a deeper marine layer
through the upcoming weekend.

The weather gets quite interesting next week. Long range model
guidance is hinting at a potential influx of tropical moisture from
what is now tropical storm rosa off the west coast of mexico. The
trough position will be a key player into just how much moisture
reaches our area. The GFS and most of it's ensembles are much more
bullish than the ECMWF in bringing deeper moisture into the
southwest, particularity arizona. The ECMWF and far fewer ensembles
show this, and are much drier Monday. But the ECMWF holds onto the
deep trough over the pacific through the middle of next week for
possible rain midweek. The ECMWF usually performs better in the long
range than the gfs, but there is a wide range of possible solutions
with very low confidence in any one of them at this time.

Aviation
260300z... Coast valleys... Stratus are beginning to fill into areas
of coastal san diego county, where san and crq will become overcast
after 04z and slightly thereafter in coastal orange county. Low
clouds expected to move inland about 20-25 miles with bases 1000-
1500 ft msl and tops to 2000 ft msl. Coastal valleys starting to
clear out after 17z Wednesday morning and partial clearing at the
coast after 19z Wednesday afternoon.

Mountains deserts... Mostly clear with unrestricted vis through
Wednesday.

Marine
No hazardous marine weather is expected through Monday. Wave heights
could increase slightly going into Monday due to enhanced swell from
tropical storm rosa. 3-4 ft swells are possible, but could be
substantially higher depending on the track.

Fire weather
Weak offshore flow Wednesday and Thursday, possibly into Friday
morning, with locally gusty east winds in the mountains, foothills,
and eastern valleys. Winds are expected to gust to around 25 mph at
times. Lower humidity will expand into the mountains today, and into
the inland valleys on Wednesday. Low inland humidity will continue
through Friday, but with weaker winds. Onshore flow will strengthen
for this weekend with a recovery in humidity for the valleys into
the mountains.

Skywarn
Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are
encouraged to report significant weather conditions.

Sgx watches warnings advisories
Ca... None.

Pz... None.

Public fire weather... 10 moede
aviation marine... Apr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 20 mi54 min 68°F3 ft
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 22 mi22 min 69°F3 ft
46253 28 mi52 min 70°F2 ft
PRJC1 33 mi34 min WNW 5.1 G 5.1
46256 33 mi22 min 64°F2 ft
PFXC1 35 mi34 min NW 8 G 8.9 66°F
AGXC1 35 mi40 min WSW 7 G 8 65°F 1013.8 hPa
PSXC1 36 mi34 min WNW 8 G 9.9
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 36 mi52 min 69°F2 ft
PFDC1 36 mi34 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 37 mi34 min 65°F1013.7 hPa
BAXC1 37 mi34 min NW 8 G 8.9
PXAC1 38 mi40 min WNW 5.1 G 8
46225 - Torrey Pines Outer, CA (100) 39 mi52 min 69°F3 ft
46254 46 mi52 min 70°F2 ft
LJPC1 - La Jolla, CA (073) 46 mi32 min NNW 5.1 2 ft
LJAC1 - 9410230 - La Jolla, CA 46 mi40 min N 4.1 G 6 66°F 70°F1013.6 hPa
46258 49 mi52 min 69°F3 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Mcolf Camp Pendleton (Red Beach), CA17 mi56 minWNW 69.00 miFair66°F60°F81%1022 hPa
John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA19 mi59 minWSW 38.00 miA Few Clouds67°F59°F76%1013.1 hPa
Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station, CA20 mi57 minN 07.00 miPartly Cloudy64°F61°F90%1013.2 hPa
Oceanside, Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA24 mi60 minN 09.00 miMostly Cloudy65°F60°F84%1013.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for San Clemente, California
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Tide / Current Tables for Newport Beach, Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar, California (sub)
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