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Marine Weather and Tides
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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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 5:17PM Thursday January 24, 2019 2:57 AM PST (10:57 UTC) Moonrise 10:37PMMoonset 10:39AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 810 Pm Pst Wed Jan 23 2019
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu..From point mugu to santa Monica, ne winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Elsewhere, N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Locally choppy seas. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..From point mugu to santa Monica, ne winds 20 to 25 kt. Elsewhere, N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming nw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 16 seconds.
Sat night..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
PZZ600 810 Pm Pst Wed Jan 23 2019
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 04z...or 8 pm pst, a 1034 mb surface high about 400 nm west of san francisco will build into the eastern nevada through Thursday, while a 1020 mb thermal trough located over northern baja california will move northwest into the southern california bight. Locally gusty offshore winds and choppy seas will develop nearshore.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 240514
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
914 pm pst Wed jan 23 2019

Synopsis 23 913 pm.

Periods of gusty offshore winds will continue through Thursday
across many mountain and valley areas and will be strongest during
the morning hours. Temperatures will gradually warm through the
week to above normal as conditions remain dry and sunny.

Short term (wed-sat) 23 909 pm.

A blocking ridge of high pressure remains off the california coast
this evening, while a trough of low pressure is moving through
the great basin. This trough will brush the area to the east and
provide some upper-level support for gusty offshore winds the
next several days. A wind advisory has been issued for most of the
los angeles and ventura county coast, valleys, and mountains
starting early Thursday morning and continuing through at least
mid-day Thursday. There is a decent chance that this advisory will
likely be extended through Friday, or reissued for Thursday night
and Friday. Locally gusty offshore winds are also possible in the
santa lucias tonight and into early Thursday morning with the
strongest winds likely below passes and canyons of the southern
coast ranges.

Low-to-moderate confidence in at least patchy low clouds and
dense fog across the san luis obispo county interior valleys late
tonight and early Thursday morning. Model solutions and guidance
hints at dense fog developing for kprb, but the areal coverage
could be greater.

***from previous discussion***
overnight lows will be chilly in wind protected locations but
expected to be slightly warmer the next couple nights.

Long term (sun-wed) 23 213 pm.

Gradients start trending onshore Sunday as a trough starts to drop
south out of the canadian rockies so look for coast valleys to
cool off a couple degrees, though remaining at least 3-6 degrees
above normal. The main cool down will be Monday with highs
dropping back into the 60s most areas with light onshore flow in
place.

Models still supporting a strong offshore gradient developing
Tuesday behind the trough passage. Both the GFS and ECMWF were
weaker than earlier runs but more so the gfs. The one big factor
lacking at least on the operational runs is upper support. Most of
the trough energy and cold air remain too far to the east so while
the surface gradient should still be enough to generate advisory
level winds the minimal upper support could keep it from being an
even bigger santa ana event. Gradients weaken quite a bit Wed so
it would mostly be a one day wind event.

Aviation 23 2341z.

At 23z, there was no marine layer at klax.

Vfr conditions are expected through the period. There is a chance
of moderate wind shear and turbulence between 04z and 15z at
terminals north of point conception, and south of point
conception after 10z. There is a chance of vlifr to lifr
conditions between 13z and 17z at kprb.

Klax...VFR conditions are expected through the period. There is a
10 percent chance of moderate wind shear and turbulence after
10z. Any east winds should remain less than 7 knots.

Kbur...VFR conditions are expected through the period. There is a
20 percent chance of moderate wind shear and turbulence after
10z.

Marine 23 847 pm.

For the outer waters and inner waters north of point sal, fairly
high confidence in the forecast. Small craft advisory winds will
likely linger near points conception and arguello through late
tonight. There is a 30 percent chance that this advisory could be
extended into Thursday morning. Otherwise, winds and seas are
expected to remain below SCA levels through Sunday.

For the inner waters south of point conception, moderate
confidence in current forecast. Across eastern portions of the
sba channel and the southern inner waters from point mugu to
santa monica, there is a 30 percent chance of small craft
advisory level northeast winds Thursday, increasing to 40 percent
between Thursday night and Friday, and again Friday night and
Saturday.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory in effect from 6 am to noon pst Thursday for
zones 40-41. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect from 3 am to noon pst Thursday for
zones 44>46-53-54-88-547. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pst Thursday for
zone 673. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sat-wed)
Advisory level north to northeast winds will be possible night
and morning hours Sat for wind-prone areas of ventura and los
angeles counties. These areas may have advisory-level to possible
high wind warning level wind gusts Mon night into tue.

Public... Hall mw
aviation... Hall
marine... Hall
synopsis... Kj
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 2 mi58 min 60°F1019.9 hPa (-1.8)
AGXC1 4 mi58 min N 5.1 G 6 54°F 1019.8 hPa (-1.7)
PFDC1 4 mi58 min NNW 5.1 G 5.1
PXAC1 5 mi64 min NNW 5.1 G 6
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 6 mi58 min 59°F2 ft
46256 6 mi58 min 59°F1 ft
BAXC1 6 mi58 min NNW 1 G 1.9
PFXC1 6 mi58 min N 2.9 G 5.1 54°F
PSXC1 6 mi58 min N 5.1 G 6
PRJC1 7 mi58 min NNE 5.1 G 5.1
46253 11 mi58 min 60°F2 ft
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 20 mi58 min 60°F2 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 24 mi58 min NE 6 G 8 55°F 59°F1019.8 hPa (-1.9)
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 39 mi48 min E 5.8 G 5.8 58°F 60°F1019.2 hPa56°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA12 mi65 minNNW 310.00 miFair48°F43°F83%1019.8 hPa
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA15 mi2 hrsN 010.00 miFair44°F39°F84%1020.3 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA16 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair52°F37°F57%1019.9 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA17 mi65 minENE 410.00 miA Few Clouds52°F37°F59%1019.6 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA21 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair46°F36°F68%1019.4 hPa
Avalon Catalina Airport, CA21 mi67 minN 010.00 miFair58°F18°F21%1019.4 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA22 mi71 minN 010.00 miFair50°F37°F63%1019.7 hPa
John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA23 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair49°F35°F59%1019.6 hPa
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA24 mi67 minNNE 410.00 miFair52°F37°F59%1019.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles
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Thu -- 05:09 AM PST     1.59 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:54 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:38 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:09 AM PST     5.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:16 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:01 PM PST     -0.56 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:37 PM PST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Long Beach, Terminal Island, California
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Long Beach
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Thu -- 05:06 AM PST     1.62 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:54 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:38 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:05 AM PST     5.85 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:15 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 05:58 PM PST     -0.61 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:37 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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