Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:56AM||Sunset 6:14PM||Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:16 PM PDT (00:16 UTC)||Moonrise 4:49AM||Moonset 5:27PM||Illumination 6%|
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|PZZ750 Coastal Waters From San Mateo Point To The Mexican Border And Out To 30 Nm- 135 Pm Pdt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
Tonight..Wind W 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds and sw 3 to 4 ft at 17 seconds.
Wed..Wind W to 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 seconds and sw 3 to 4 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed night..Wind W to 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the evening. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds and sw 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu..Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt with 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 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu night..Wind W 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Fri..Wind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and sw 2 ft. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Fri night..Wind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 to 5 ft and sw 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..Wind E to 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less... Becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft and S 1 ft.
Sat night..Wind nw 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt...becoming ne after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 4 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..Wind ne 10 kt...becoming nw with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less... Becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft.
Sun night..Wind N 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the evening. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft.
|PZZ700 135 Pm Pdt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
Synopsis for the far southern california coast.. At 1 pm, a 1023 mb high was over southern oregon with a ridge west into the pacific, and a 1013 mb low was near thermal, california. Light to moderate northwest winds will continue most of the rest of this week. A low pressure system could bring wind gusts to 25 knots late Thursday night and Friday. An elevated short period northwest swell could bring rough seas Friday and Saturday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Laguna Niguel, 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
144 pm pdt Tue oct 17 2017
Light offshore winds and high pressure aloft will result in
another very warm day today, with scattered high clouds. An upper
level disturbance may bring some sprinkles or light showers to the
mountains and high deserts late tonight into early Wednesday,
with a small chance of thunderstorms. A deepening trough over the
west will bring a cooling trend Wednesday through Friday with the
marine layer returning and deepening. Expect night and morning
clouds over the coast and portions of the valleys. On Saturday the
flow turns offshore as high pressure builds. That will bring
santa ana conditions, clear skies and hot weather, especially
Sunday and Monday.
Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...
san diego... Western riverside and southwestern san bernardino
infrared satellite imagery this afternoon shows cold cloud tops
(peaking around -55 deg c) and thunderstorms associated with a
short-wave trough offshore of point conception, while scattered
mid and high level clouds can be seen stream into southern
california from the southwest. The 12z miramar sounding indicated
a dry layer from the surface up through 700 mb, a moist layer from
about 660-580 mb, and then dry air above that. Light offshore
flow continues across the region, as the san diego to tonopah
offshore pressure gradient is at 5.2 mb and the san diego to las
vegas gradient is at 2.1 mb. On water vapor satellite, an upper
level ridge can be seen over much of the southwest. This ridge and
the light offshore flow is resulting in another warm day across
southern california today, with 1 pm temperatures in the 90s in
the inland valleys and 80s at the coast. The ridge will start to
get flattened and pushed south tonight as a low pressure system
from alaska moves south off the coast of british columbia. This
will result in onshore flow returning and likely a return of the
marine layer at the coast. There could be dense fog along the
coast late tonight into Wednesday morning, but confidence is low
at the moment as the hrrr and other hi-res models show almost no
On Wednesday, the aforementioned short-wave trough gets picked up
by the west flow aloft as the large scale trough off of british
columbia deepens further. The short-wave trough will move across
point conception late tonight and then across northern san
bernardino county Wednesday morning into Wednesday afternoon. The
bulk of the moisture and lift will be close to the short-wave
while the best elevated instability will be south into riverside
and san diego counties. With those parameters not really lining
up, confidence in any widespread elevated convection occurring is
low at the moment, with best chances for some isolated
thunderstorms being in san bernardino county and the best chances
for any measurable rainfall being in the mountains where the rain
will not have to go through a deep dry layer. There's a chance
that nothing more than sprinkles virga will occur as hi-res model
composite reflectivity forecasts show not much of anything
developing and the 18z nam12 is further north with the short-wave.
A cooling trend will begin on Wednesday and continue through
Friday as the large-scale trough deepens further and moves inland
over the pacific northwest. The coolest day will be Friday when
highs fall to 5-10 degrees below normal. Onshore flow will
strengthen as a result, with strong and gusty west winds in the
mountains and deserts (gusts 30-40 mph, local 50 mph). Finally,
the marine layer will deepen each day, eventually reaching around
3500-4000 ft msl on Friday. Expect night and morning marine layer
stratus clouds over the coast and portions of the valleys. There
may be just enough moisture and lift Friday morning for some|
drizzle or isolate light showers over and west of the coastal
slopes of the mountains.
Surface high pressure building over the great basin will turn the
flow offshore starting Saturday which, in addition to a building
upper level ridge, will create significant drying and warming. It
will continue to get hotter Sunday and Monday as the ridge builds
further and becomes anomalously strong, with the ECMWF showing 500
mb heights of around 594 dm on Sunday and 596 dm on Monday.
Santa ana winds will continue (right now looking to be around
moderate strength) as well, so expect it to get pretty hot even
all the way to the coast.
172015z... Sct clouds at above 15000 ft msl will prevail through wed
with unrestricted vis. There is a small chance of thunderstorms late
night and wed, mainly over the mountains of san bernardino and
riverside counties, likely with bases above 10000 ft msl.
Stratus fog is unlikely in coastal areas tonight or early wed.
Stratus fog will likely return late Wed afternoon or evening.
No hazardous marine weather is expected through Thursday. Winds will
increase to 20-25 kt in the outer coastal waters late
Thursday night and Friday, decreasing by Saturday.
A south southwest swell from 200 degrees will peak today-Wednesday
at 3-4 ft 16-18 seconds. This will produce 3-6 ft surf with sets to
7 ft over orange county and south in san diego county to solana
beach. Highest surf will occur along southwest facing beaches.
Strong rip and longshore currents will accompany the elevated surf.
Swell and surf will lower Thursday. A beach hazard statement is in
effect for elevated surf and strong rip currents through
Very warm and dry weather (humidity once again down to 5-10
percent) will continue today, but with light winds. An upper
level disturbance may bring some sprinkles light showers to the
mountains and high deserts late tonight into tomorrow morning,
with a small chance for dry lightning strikes. Increasingly cool
and more humid Wednesday through Friday as a trough moves in over
the west. Gusty westerly onshore winds in mountains and deserts
Thursday and Friday, with gusts 30-40 mph and local 50 mph.
Another round of moderate santa ana winds likely Saturday through
at least Monday, with day-time humidity falling down to at least
10 percent Sunday and Monday (with poor overnight recoveries)
along with hot conditions and gusty northeast winds. This would
likely result in critical fire weather conditions through and
below the mountain passes and into the coastal slopes and
foothills Sunday through at least Monday.
Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are
encouraged to report significant weather conditions.
Sgx watches warnings advisories
Ca... Beach hazards statement through Wednesday evening for orange
county coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas.
Public fire weather... Harrison
aviation marine... Maxwell
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043)||25 mi||79 min||69°F||4 ft|
|46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045)||26 mi||77 min||71°F||4 ft|
|46253||26 mi||77 min||70°F||3 ft|
|46256||30 mi||85 min||67°F||3 ft|
|PRJC1||30 mi||47 min||WSW 12 G 13|
|PFXC1||32 mi||47 min||SW 12 G 13||73°F|
|AGXC1||32 mi||47 min||SW 9.9 G 12||70°F||1012.9 hPa|
|PFDC1||33 mi||47 min||S 7 G 8|
|PSXC1||33 mi||47 min||S 2.9 G 6|
|BAXC1||34 mi||47 min||Calm G 0|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||34 mi||77 min||69°F||2 ft|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||34 mi||47 min||67°F||1012.9 hPa|
|PXAC1||35 mi||47 min||E 2.9 G 4.1|
|46225 - Torrey Pines Outer, CA (100)||44 mi||86 min||71°F||4 ft|
Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA||15 mi||24 min||WSW 4||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||85°F||48°F||28%||1012.5 hPa|
|Mcolf Camp Pendleton (Red Beach), CA||21 mi||21 min||WSW 4||10.00 mi||Light Rain||75°F||64°F||71%||1021.6 hPa|
|Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station, CA||24 mi||82 min||SSW 8||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||82°F||48°F||32%||1013 hPa|
Wind History from SNA (wind in knots)
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|San Clemente |
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Tue -- 02:13 AM PDT -0.05 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:49 AM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:56 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:28 AM PDT 5.62 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:41 PM PDT 0.36 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:26 PM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:13 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:38 PM PDT 5.24 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Newport Beach |
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Tue -- 02:10 AM PDT 0.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:50 AM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:58 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:31 AM PDT 5.57 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:38 PM PDT 0.62 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:27 PM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:14 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:39 PM PDT 5.25 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (20,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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