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Marine Weather and Tides
Laguna Beach, CA

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:03PM Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:32 AM PDT (09:32 UTC) Moonrise 6:56PMMoonset 6:58AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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- 806 Pm Pdt Tue Mar 19 2019
Tonight..E to se winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds and S 3 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of showers.
Wed..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of Thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds after midnight. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri night..Western portion, nw winds 15 to 20 kt. Elsewhere, sw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ600 806 Pm Pdt Tue Mar 19 2019
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 03z...or 8 pm pdt...a 992 mb low was 600 nm W of portland with a cold front extending south from the low. This front will sweep across the coastal waters tonight and Wednesday, bringing showers and the possibility of Thunderstorms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Laguna Beach, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
930 pm pdt Tue mar 19 2019

Synopsis
Mostly cloudy conditions will occur tonight as a low pressure system
approaches from the west. Cooler weather will prevail Wednesday
through Thursday with periods of showers and mountain snow, and a
slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and early
evening. Fair and a little warmer weather will return Friday. The
next low pressure system will bring a chance of mostly light showers
on Saturday. Dry with a warming trend will occur early next week.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

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

clouds, both high and low, were increasing this evening, and radar
was showing some precipitation echoes aloft. The nkx sounding late
this afternoon showed a dry layer from just above the 1500 foot
marine layer inversion up to about 550 mb, so a lot of the
precipitation aloft will evaporate before reaching the surface. The
first hint of organized precipitation should be early Wednesday
morning along the coast. Overall, there is not much change in the
forecast of this storm as most of the precipitation will be light,
but local rain rates up to 0.40" per hour are possible in heavier
showers or isolated thunderstorms due to the instability from the
cold core which will move over most of california. A second wave
late Thursday should bring some additional precipitation, but
overall, most locations west of the mountains should remain below
0.50" for Wednesday through Thursday, with local amounts up to
around one inch in the san bernardino county mountains. Snowfall of
3-6 inches is possible above about 6500 feet in sbd county, with
lighter snowfall down to the approximately 5500 foot snow level.

From previous discussion... A low pressure system currently at about
125 west longitude will move through socal Wednesday and Thursday.

It will bring lower temperatures, increasing clouds, gusty westerly
winds and periods of showers Wed through thu. Showers will move in
from the west on Wednesday morning. Most of the precip will fall
between early Wed morning and Wed evening, decreasing thereafter.

Isolated to scattered showers will continue through Thursday. Cold
air advection aloft and increasing instability will bring a chance
of thunderstorms Wed afternoon and evening. Current rainfall
estimates are for 0.15-0.25 inch near the coast, 0.30-0.75 inch in
the mtns and less than 0.25 inch in the deserts.

Snow levels will be 5500-6500 feet Wed morning and early
afternoon, lowering to 5000-5500 feet for Wed night into thu
morning. Snowfall amounts of 2-4 inches are expected above 5000
feet and up to 6 inches above 6000 feet.

Winds will strengthen from the west early Wed morning, peak wed
evening and weaken Thu morning. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph will be
possible on the desert slopes of san diego county and the
coachella valley.

A cooling trend that began today will continue through Thursday
which will be the coolest day, with daytime temperatures in the 50s
to low 60s at lower elevations west of the mtns.

Fair and warmer on Friday as a dynamic upper-level ridge moves in
from the west. Daytime temperatures will be mostly in the mid 60s
at lower elevations west of the mtns. Another low pressure system
moving inland to the north on Sat will bring cooler and unsettled
weather. This will be a relatively fast-moving system so precip is
expected to begin Sat morning and end by Sat evening. Socal will
be on the southern periphery of this system so only small amounts
of precip is expected.

After this system moves inland to the northeast, a building ridge
of high pressure over the western u.S. Will bring dry weather and
a warming trend. Daytime temperatures are expected to return to
near seasonal averages by early next week.

Aviation
200345z... Coasts valleys mountains... Areas of low clouds with bases
2000-2500 ft msl will continue along and west of the mountains
through about 12z. After 12z... Sct-bkn cloud layers with bases 2500-
5000 ft msl with tops to 8000 ft msl with sct -shra through
Wednesday evening, along with a slight chance of -tsra in the
afternoon. Vis may be locally reduced to 3-5 sm in heavier
showers thunderstorms. Coastal mountain slopes will remain obscured.

Mountains deserts... West sfc winds 15-20 kts gusting to 35 kts over
the mountain crests, desert mountain slopes, and through the passes
through early Wednesday morning, and again Wednesday afternoon and
evening. Mod uddfts likely over and east of the mtns at times. Iso-
sct -shra possible Wednesday afternoon with increasing clouds aoa
7000 ft msl.

Marine
A weak storm will bring west winds gusting 15-20 kt and higher seas,
along with showers Wednesday through Thursday. There is a slight
chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening. Another
weak storm may bring additional light showers on Saturday.

Beaches
A swell of 7-8 ft at 14-16 sec from 280 degrees will generate high
surf of 3-8 feet Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning, highest
in southern san diego county. Swell and surf will subside on Friday.

Another larger west-northwest swell may bring additional high surf
this weekend.

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

Sgx watches warnings advisories
Ca... Winter weather advisory from 5 pm Wednesday to 8 pm pdt Thursday
for riverside county mountains-san bernardino county
mountains.

High surf advisory from 1 pm Wednesday to 1 pm pdt Friday for
orange county coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas.

Pz... None.

Public... Maxwell pg
aviation marine beaches... Ss


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46253 21 mi32 min 59°F3 ft
46256 24 mi32 min 59°F4 ft
PRJC1 25 mi32 min SE 12 G 15
AGXC1 27 mi32 min ESE 11 G 12 59°F 1016.2 hPa (+0.0)
PFDC1 27 mi32 min E 11 G 12
PFXC1 27 mi32 min SE 12 G 14 60°F
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 28 mi32 min 59°F4 ft
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 28 mi32 min 61°F1016.4 hPa (+0.0)
PSXC1 28 mi32 min SE 9.9 G 12
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 29 mi34 min 60°F3 ft
BAXC1 29 mi32 min ENE 11 G 13
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 30 mi32 min 60°F3 ft
PXAC1 30 mi32 min ESE 11 G 13
46225 - Torrey Pines Outer, CA (100) 47 mi32 min 59°F3 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA11 mi39 minSE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy58°F50°F75%1016.1 hPa
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA22 mi94 minESE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy57°F53°F88%1016.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Newport Beach, Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar, California (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California
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Wed -- 03:20 AM PDT     0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 09:18 AM PDT     5.89 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:56 PM PDT     -0.94 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:43 PM PDT     Full Moon
Wed -- 06:56 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:01 PM PDT     5.18 feet High Tide
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