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Marine Weather and Tides
Sunset Beach, CA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 5:10PM Wednesday January 17, 2018 9:52 PM PST (05:52 UTC) Moonrise 8:18AMMoonset 6:57PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 800 Pm Pst Wed Jan 17 2018
.gale watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening...
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 18 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft at 17 seconds after midnight.
Fri..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 16 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Fri night..Western portion, nw winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Elsewhere, nw winds 20 to 25 kt becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sat..Western portion, nw winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Elsewhere, nw winds 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
Sat night..Western portion, nw winds 25 to 30 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Elsewhere, nw winds 15 to 20 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
PZZ600 800 Pm Pst Wed Jan 17 2018
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 03z...or 7 pm pst...a 1024 mb high was located 500 nm sw of point conception and a 964 mb low was 600 nm west of seattle. A large, long period nw swell will affect the waters through tonight. After a brief lull, an even larger nw swell will affect the waters late Thu morning through Sat. Strong nw winds will affect much of the waters Fri through Sat.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sunset 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
931 pm pst Wed jan 17 2018

Synopsis
One more day of above average temperatures is in the forecast for
Thursday. A weak storm system will push a cold front through
southern california on Friday, bringing cooler temperatures. Light
showers will also be possible Friday into early Saturday. Drier
weather will prevail Saturday afternoon into early next week, as
afternoon high temperatures slowly return to near average values.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

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

at 9 pm... Ridging remained in control over california with a
trough of low pressure beginning to dig south into the pacific
northwest. In socal cirrus clouds above 20,000 ft msl were on the
increase ahead of the troughs approach. At the surface winds were
light with weak offshore surface pressure gradients. The bight
and coastal areas had very limited low cloud cover.

Not much in the way of notable weather for tonight and Thursday. A
few areas of patchy low clouds or fog may form near the coast
after midnight, but little to no impact is expected for the
morning commute. We will see one more warm day on Thursday, with
afternoon high temperatures running 5-12 degrees above seasonal
averages.

Prev discussion
An upper-level trough will swing across the region from the
aforementioned low Friday through early Saturday. Not much
moisture or instability is available with the trough, however
light showers (mostly over and west of the mountains) are
expected as the system moves through. Around 0.05-0.25 inches of
precipitation is expected, with highest amount over and near the
mountains. Isolated locations in the san diego county mountains
could receive near 0.50 inches. High-res models show showers
developing first over northern areas mid-Friday morning, and into
southern areas by late morning. Drizzle may develop earlier before
showers move through. The morning commute in san diego and
riverside counties should not be greatly affected at this time.

The front should exit the region by late Friday afternoon, then
post-frontal showers are possible over portions of san diego
county Friday night through early Saturday morning. Snow levels
start around 7500 ft, then crash to around 4000 ft by Friday
night. Most precipitation should end before snow levels drop,
therefore snowfall amounts are expected to be fairly light, from a
trace to 0.5 inches 4500-6500 ft, and 1-2 inches above 6500 ft.

Westerly wind gusts of 35-45 mph will develop across the mountains
and deserts Friday, with isolated gusts to 60 mph along desert
mountain slopes. Highs will lower 5-10 degrees below normal
Friday.

Northwest flow aloft will help keep highs below normal through
Monday, then weak ridging will increase high temperatures to
around 5 degrees above normal by next Wednesday. Next week looks
dry at this time.

Aviation
180400z... Coast... Patchy dense fog and low clouds are expected
within 3 miles of the coast tonight, with bases 300-500 ft msl and
tops to 800 ft msl. Local vis AOB 1 2 mile is possible at times.

Ksan, kcrq or ksna could be impacted by low CIGS vis at times
between 06z and 15z, but the timing is uncertain.

Valleys mountains deserts... Sct clouds AOA 20000 ft msl with
unrestricted vis through Thursday morning.

Marine
A shallow marine layer will persist through tonight, likely
resulting in patchy dense fog at times. Visibility over portions of
the coastal waters could drop to 1 nm or less.

A storm system moving through california will bring combined seas of
10 ft or more and periods of gale-force winds late Friday through
Saturday. A gale watch has been issued for that time period.

Beaches
The dominant west-northwest swell from 280 degrees at around 6-8
feet 13-14 seconds will gradually lower through Thursday, with surf
heights likely falling below 7 feet Thursday morning. However,
another large west-northwest swell from 280 degrees moves in
Thursday night, peaking at 11 feet 18 seconds Friday, and then
gradually lowering late Saturday into Sunday. This will bring
another round of high surf, with average surf heights of 5-9 feet
and sets 10-12 feet. Strong rip currents will be a hazard throughout
the period. A high surf advisory remains in effect until 8 pm
Saturday.

Skywarn
Skywarn activation will not be needed through early next week.

Sgx watches warnings advisories
Ca... High surf advisory until 8 pm pst Saturday for orange county
coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas.

Pz... Gale watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening for
coastal waters from san mateo point to the mexican border
and out to 30 nm-waters from san mateo point to the mexican
border extending 30 to 60 nm out including san clemente
island.

Public... Albright jjt
aviation marine beaches... Pg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PRJC1 7 mi52 min NW 1.9 G 2.9
46256 8 mi60 min 61°F5 ft
PFXC1 9 mi52 min NNW 4.1 G 4.1 62°F
AGXC1 10 mi52 min W 1.9 G 2.9 64°F 1019.7 hPa (-0.0)
PFDC1 10 mi52 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9
PSXC1 10 mi52 min NW 1.9 G 1.9
BAXC1 10 mi52 min NW 4.1 G 4.1
PXAC1 11 mi52 min N 1.9 G 1.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 11 mi52 min 62°F1019.8 hPa (+0.3)
46253 11 mi52 min 62°F4 ft
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 15 mi52 min 61°F6 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 31 mi52 min E 5.1 G 7 60°F 61°F1019.8 hPa (-0.0)
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 32 mi52 min 62°F5 ft
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 47 mi54 min 61°F4 ft
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 48 mi52 min 62°F5 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA6 mi1.9 hrsN 07.00 miFair58°F56°F94%1019.3 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA10 mi59 minWNW 410.00 miFair62°F54°F75%1019.4 hPa
John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA10 mi59 minN 09.00 miFair60°F55°F84%1019.1 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA12 mi59 minN 08.00 miFair60°F54°F80%1019 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA16 mi2.1 hrsN 010.00 miClear61°F44°F55%0 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA21 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair61°F55°F84%1019.7 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA24 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair62°F57°F84%1019.4 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA24 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair61°F54°F78%1019.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Los Patos (highway bridge), California
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Los Patos (highway bridge)
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Thu -- 04:19 AM PST     1.23 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:57 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:16 AM PST     4.75 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:09 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 05:37 PM PST     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:51 PM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:54 PM PST     3.20 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.12.72.11.61.31.31.82.63.54.34.74.64.13.22.21.10.3-0.2-0.30.10.91.72.53

Tide / Current Tables for Santa Ana River entrance (inside), California
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Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
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Thu -- 04:56 AM PST     0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:57 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:41 AM PST     3.13 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:09 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:13 PM PST     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:51 PM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:19 PM PST     2.10 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.91.61.20.80.50.40.71.42.333.132.62.11.50.90.40.1-0.100.51.21.82.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Santa Ana Mtns, CA
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