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Marine Weather and Tides
Laguna Beach, CA

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Sunrise 5:43AMSunset 7:53PM Wednesday May 24, 2017 8:14 PM PDT (03:14 UTC) Moonrise 5:06AMMoonset 6:45PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 208 Pm Pdt Wed May 24 2017
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds. SW swell 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ600 208 Pm Pdt Wed May 24 2017
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 21z...or 2 pm pdt...high pressure was over the eastern pacific and a 998 mb low was located near las vegas.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Laguna Beach, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA
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Fxus66 ksgx 242028
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
128 pm pdt Wed may 24 2017

Synopsis
Cooler weather is in the forecast through Friday as a weak trough
of low pressure moves through the region. Low clouds will spread
farther inland each night and morning as the marine layer deepens,
and strong and gusty winds will occur in the mountains and
deserts starting late this afternoon. The trough may create patchy
drizzle in the coast and valleys tonight into Thursday morning
and scattered light showers over and west of the mountains late
Thursday night through early Friday morning. High pressure aloft
will rebuild over the west this holiday weekend for warmer weather
and a shallower marine layer. Another cooling trend likely to
begin next Tuesday as another trough develops near southern
california.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

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

marine layer stratus has diminished for the most part this
afternoon according to visible satellite, with scattered alto-
cumulus clouds moving overhead from the southwest throughout
southern california. These alto-cumulus are associated with a
short-wave trough, which can be seen on water vapor satellite
imagery moving northeast over central california. A low can also
be seen far offshore of central california, with a stronger trough
over british columbia and a weakening ridge over southern
california. The 12z miramar sounding shows an 11 deg c inversion
at around 1500 feet msl. Onshore flow is strengthening quickly,
with san diego to las vegas onshore pressure gradients up to 10.8
mb, whereas they were 2.2 mb at this time yesterday. Despite the
strengthening onshore flow and strong inversion, stratus managed
to clear at the beaches today. Today through early Thursday, the
trough over british columbia will push south and start to pull the
low far offshore of central california towards the california
coast while the aforementioned short-wave trough continues to move
northeast into the great basin. This increased troughing in
california will serve to further weaken the ridge over us and
continue to increase the onshore pressure gradients, resulting in
strong and gusty west winds along the mountain ridges, desert
slopes, through the passes and into adjacent desert areas
beginning late this afternoon. Wind gusts of 55 mph and local
gusts of 65 mph will be possible in and through the san gorgonio
pass and in the san diego county deserts, where wind advisories
have been issued. The lowering 500 mb heights and onshore flow
will also deepen the marine layer and bring a cooling trend for
all areas today and Thursday, with highs dropping to several
degrees below normal on Thursday. Temperatures currently are 5-15
degrees below what they were 24 hours ago over much of the region.

Expect marine layer stratus to move completely fill the coast and
valleys tonight into Thursday morning with patchy drizzle
possible.

As the low moves into southern california Thursday night into
Friday morning, it weakens into a short-wave and will bring
another burst of strong and gusty winds to the mountains deserts
and further deepening of the marine layer, with stratus Thursday
night Friday morning filling the coastal basin and moving into
the coastal slopes and passes. Large scale and hi-res models show
some very light precipitation being generated over and west of the
mountains late Thursday night into early Friday morning, resulting
in scattered 0.01-0.05 inch amounts.

The trough will move to our northeast by Friday afternoon, with
the cooler air mass resulting in highs 10-15 degrees below normal
Friday. For Saturday through Monday, an upper level ridge to the
west will move in and strengthen, creating a warming trend and a
shallower marine layer. Highs are likely to reach back to normal
to slightly above normal levels on Sunday and then 5-10 degrees
above normal on Monday. Expect night and morning marine layer
stratus over coastal areas and western valleys during this period.

For Tuesday through late next week, the GFS and ECMWF now show a
closed low (possibly of the cut-off variety) developing near or
south of southern california. This would likely bring cooling.

However, models don't show any precip associated with this low at
the moment.

Aviation
242021z... Coast valleys... Sct-bkn low clouds with bases 1000-1500
feet msl with tops to near 2000 feet msl over the coastal waters
will extend inland after about 25 03z this evening... Reaching inland
to kont and krnm by about 25 08z tonight. Areas of vis 3-5 sm over
higher coastal terrain and down to 1sm on coastal mesas western
valleys. Stratus clearing back to near the coast midday Thursday.

Moderate risk of bkn low clouds at ksan is now backed off to around
25 03z so confidence in bkn low cloud return at that time is
moderate.

Mountains deserts... A few high clouds and unrestricted vis. Onshore
winds becoming strong after 00z this evening with gusts through the
mountains and along the desert slopes up to 45 kts along with
moderate up downdrafts... And patchy blowing dust sand in the
deserts.

Marine
No hazardous marine weather is expected through Sunday.

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

Sgx watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 8 am pdt Friday for
san diego county deserts-san gorgonio pass near banning.

Pz... None.

Public... Harrison
aviation marine... Small


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46253 21 mi44 min 63°F4 ft
46256 24 mi52 min 59°F3 ft
PRJC1 25 mi44 min W 15 G 17
PFXC1 27 mi44 min WSW 8.9 G 14 60°F
PFDC1 27 mi44 min SW 12 G 14
AGXC1 27 mi44 min WSW 12 G 14 58°F 1009.6 hPa
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 28 mi44 min 58°F1009.6 hPa
PSXC1 28 mi44 min SW 9.9 G 11
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 28 mi55 min 63°F3 ft
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 29 mi76 min 64°F3 ft
BAXC1 29 mi44 min WSW 7 G 8.9
PXAC1 30 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 6
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 30 mi44 min 64°F3 ft
46225 - Torrey Pines Outer, CA (100) 47 mi53 min 65°F3 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA11 mi21 minWSW 910.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F54°F78%1009.8 hPa
Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA22 mi76 minSW 910.00 miFair64°F53°F69%1009.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Newport Beach, Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar, California (sub)
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Newport Beach
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Wed -- 02:57 AM PDT     -0.76 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:45 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:10 AM PDT     4.29 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:31 PM PDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:45 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:51 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:49 PM PDT     6.49 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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20.5-0.4-0.8-0.40.51.833.94.34.13.42.51.6111.62.74.15.46.26.564.7

Tide / Current Tables for Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California
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Balboa Pier
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Wed -- 03:02 AM PDT     -0.81 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:45 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:05 AM PDT     4.21 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:36 PM PDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:45 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:51 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:43 PM PDT     6.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.90.5-0.5-0.8-0.50.41.72.93.84.243.32.41.6111.52.645.26.16.35.74.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (23,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Santa Ana Mtns, CA
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