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Marine Weather and Tides
Huntington Beach, CA

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 7:08PM Friday March 24, 2017 3:02 PM PDT (22:02 UTC) Moonrise 4:41AMMoonset 3:49PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 214 Pm Pdt Fri Mar 24 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds...building to 7 to 10 ft dominant period 8 seconds in the afternoon.
Mon night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt...becoming 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft...subsiding to 7 to 9 ft after midnight.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
PZZ600 214 Pm Pdt Fri Mar 24 2017
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 20z...or 1 pm pst...a 1028 mb high was 400 nm southwest of point conception. This high will move to the north through the weekend, then strengthen and push closer to california by Monday and Tuesday, with widespread gale force winds possible. A short period swell will impact the coastal waters through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Huntington 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
118 pm pdt Fri mar 24 2017

Synopsis
Slightly cooler weather is on tap through Monday as a pair of weak,
low pressure troughs move over the state. Onshore flow will
increase, along with the marine layer and associated clouds, and
there may even be a few light showers along and west of the
mountains on Saturday. Strong northwest winds are likley over the
coastal waters on Monday. Dry and warmer again into the middle of
next week as onshore flow subsides. Another storm system is possible
for southern california late next week, with the potential for
strong winds.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

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

skies were clear over the forecast area early this afternoon. At 1
pm pdt, surface pressure gradients were running 2-4 mbs onshore ksan
to the deserts, resulting in light wind reports, even near wind-
prone areas.

A pair of low pressure troughs will move over the state through
Monday. They may produce a few light showers along and west of the
mts on Saturday and again Monday. Most of the precip with these
systems will remain to the north of the forecast area, but both will
bring increasing onshore flow, with some strong wind gusts possible
in the mts/deserts, and hazardous small craft conditions in the
coastal waters.

Weak high pressure moves over the area on Sunday, and becomes a bit
stronger and more persistent by the middle of next week. This should
result in daytime temperatures climbing back above average tue
through thu.

The picture is muddied a bit more late next week as the various
models and model runs have been advertising a digging trough over
the west. Model solutions have been unstable with the track and
strength of this incipient storm system, so confidence is low at
this point for the weather late next week. The latest 12z solutions
are favoring dry weather, but the winds could still be rather strong.

Aviation
242000z... Through 25/0600 utc, primarily p6sm vis and few-sct clouds
aoa 20000 ft msl. 25/0600-1500 utc, bkn-ovc clouds gradually forming
in the coast and valleys and then eventually reaching the coastal
slopes by 25/1500 utc. Expect bases/tops to start out around 1000 ft
msl/2000 ft msl and then increase to 2000 ft msl/3000 ft msl by
25/1200 utc and then up to 2000-2500 ft msl/4500 ft msl by 25/1500
utc. Isolated showers possible over and west of the mountains by
25/1200 utc producing local vis 5 sm. Expect mountain obscuration of
coastal slopes by 25/1500 utc. Elsewhere, p6sm vis and sct-bkn
clouds AOA 15000 ft msl.

Marine
A trough moving through the region on Saturday will bring northwest
winds gusting to near 20 kt, choppy sea conditions, and possibly
some light showers. Although winds weaken early Sunday, northwest
winds are likely to strengthen again Sunday night through Monday,
with wind gusts likely reaching 25-30 kt on Monday for the inner and
outer waters. This, in addition to steep seas near 10 feet, will
result in hazardous conditions for small craft on Monday.

Beaches
Elevated swells from the west-northwest direction (around 285-290
degrees) will likely create above normal surf of 3-6 feet starting
Sunday and continuing through most of next week. An increased risk
of strong rip currents is likely as well.

Skywarn
Skywarn activation will not be needed through Saturday.

Sgx watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... None.

Pz... None.

Public... Jad
aviation/marine... Harrison


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46253 11 mi33 min 62°F3 ft
PRJC1 12 mi45 min WSW 13 G 14
46256 12 mi41 min 60°F3 ft
AGXC1 14 mi45 min SW 14 G 15 60°F 1022.9 hPa
PFXC1 14 mi45 min SW 12 G 15 63°F 1021.8 hPa
PSXC1 15 mi45 min S 8.9 G 13
PFDC1 15 mi45 min S 8.9 G 13
BAXC1 15 mi45 min SSW 11 G 13
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 16 mi45 min 61°F1022.7 hPa
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 17 mi44 min 62°F4 ft
PXAC1 17 mi45 min S 4.1 G 6
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 37 mi63 min 61°F4 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 37 mi51 min WSW 11 G 12 58°F 60°F1023.2 hPa
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 42 mi95 min 61°F3 ft
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 43 mi33 min 62°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, CA7 mi70 minSSW 910.00 miA Few Clouds68°F48°F51%1022.5 hPa
Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA10 mi65 minWSW 910.00 miFair67°F50°F54%1022.6 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA15 mi70 minW 810.00 miFair72°F45°F38%1021.7 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA15 mi70 minSSW 910.00 miFair68°F44°F42%1022.3 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA21 mi75 minWNW 1110.00 miClear68°F41°F38%1022.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Ana River entrance (inside), California
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Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
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Fri -- 03:20 AM PDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:41 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:53 AM PDT     2.70 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:49 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:02 PM PDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:00 PM PDT     2.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.20.80.50.40.511.82.52.72.62.31.91.30.80.40.1-00.20.81.52.12.32.21.9

Tide / Current Tables for Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California
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Balboa Pier
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Fri -- 01:33 AM PDT     1.67 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:41 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:21 AM PDT     4.80 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:15 PM PDT     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:28 PM PDT     4.15 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.11.71.72.12.83.64.44.84.74.23.22.110.2-0.2-0.10.61.62.73.64.14.13.72.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Santa Ana Mtns, CA
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