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|Sunrise 6:44AM||Sunset 7:12PM||Monday March 27, 2017 7:15 PM PDT (02:15 UTC)||Moonrise 6:42AM||Moonset 7:01PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 27 2017 |
.gale warning in effect until 10 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt...becoming 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
Tue..N winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Tue night..From point mugu to santa Monica and S of palos verdes... NW winds 15 to 20 kt becoming N after midnight. Elsewhere...w winds 15 to 20 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
Wed..From point mugu to santa Monica...ne winds 20 to 25 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less in the afternoon. Elsewhere...winds variable 10 kt or less becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu..Western portion...winds variable 10 kt or less becoming W 25 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere...winds variable 10 kt or less becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..Western portion...nw winds 30 to 35 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...nw winds 15 to 20 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
|PZZ600 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 27 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 1029 mb high pressure center was located 600 nm nw of point conception and a 1008 mb low pressure center was located in nw arizona. Winds will be elevated during much of this coming week. Widespread gales are likely this afternoon and evening and possibly again Thursday and Friday. Short period seas will dominate the waters due to persistent northwest winds.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rolling Hills Estates, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 280017|
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
517 pm pdt Mon mar 27 2017
Strong winds will continue tonight then begin to diminish by mid
Tuesday morning. Temperatures will increase through Wednesday. An
approaching low pressure center will cool temperatures by
Short term (tdy-thu)
strong northwest flow has developed behind a trough that passed
through the area earlier this morning. Good subsisidence is also
helping to drive higher winds speeds from aloft down to lower
elevations. Advisory and warning level north to northwest winds
are expected across many areas through tonight before the shift to
santa ana northeast winds takes place Tuesday morning. The
northeast winds won't be as strong in most areas as the northwest
winds were, but cross sections of model data through the typical
favored santa ana wind areas shows winds near 40kt down to around
850 mb. So while this won't likely be a warning level santa ana
event it should at least keep winds in the advisory category
through the morning hours and possibly into early afternoon. So
the 9am expiration of some of the la/ventura county advisories
have been extended until 2 pm to account for the santa ana winds.
With the trough exiting east and good downslope flow taking place
with the santa ana winds most areas, especially west and south of
the mountains will see a sizable jump in temps Tuesday and again
Wednesday. Gradients are actually peaking Wednesday but upper
support wanes as the ridge axis moves overhead. So still some
gusty winds but mostly below advisory levels. Highs will warm up
well into the 80s in the valleys and some lower 90s for the
warmest areas by Wednesday. 70s to lower 80s for coastal zones.
Another trough that will eventually become our next inside slider
will hit NRN california early thu. This will quickly reverse
gradients and cool temps several degrees Thu afternoon. Northern
areas may see a few clouds from it Thu afternoon but no precip.
May have to watch for some more grapevine area showers Thu night
but at present models aren't showing much moisture lingering
behind it so will keep forecast dry. But it will initiate another
round of gusty north to northwest winds Thu into Thu night in
many of the same areas as this morning and likely with similar
speeds if it follows the currently expected trajectory.
Long term (fri-mon)
a similar pattern shaping up for the end of the week as we're
seeing in the first half of the week. Strong northwest flow thu
into early Fri behind the trough with cooling temps, then
shifting to northeast Friday into Saturday for a quick warmup back
into the 80s for the valleys and 70s for coastal zones. Then
cooling again Sunday with the next trough which again appears to
be taking an inside track. Though here the GFS and ECMWF part ways
quite a bit with the ec showing a much faster and weaker trough
passage with virtually no gusty northwest flow behind it. So
somewhat lower confidence as we get later into the weekend but
given the pattern it seems prudent to hold onto the inside sliders
for the time being.
At 00z, there was no marine layer at klax.
Vfr conditions are expected throughout the period, except for a
chance of lifr conditions at kprb. Moderate to strong low-level
wind shear and turbulence is possible at all terminals through
Klax...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period. Moderate
low-level wind shear and turbulence is possible between 04z and
18z. Northerly cross winds greater than 10 knots should develop
between 02z and 04z and linger through at least 10z, or as late as
13z. There is a 10 percent chance of northerly cross winds being
greater than 20 knots between 08z and 12z.
Kbur...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period. Moderate
to strong low-level wind shear and turbulence is possible between
03z and 18z, with the highest chances between 08z and 14z.
Marine 27/200 pm.
Lots of changes on the marine package. The gales are still
expected this afternoon, but they are off to a slow start.
Changed the ending time of the gales for the outer waters to 11z
and inner waters to 05z as it does not look like the gale winds
will stick around any longer than that.
Changed the wave heights in the grids to better match with
surrounding offices and the latest coastal/marine guidance. Still
expecting some rather steep and choppy waves this afternoon into
this evening during the strongest period of winds.
Ca... High surf advisory in effect until 2 pm pdt Wednesday for
zones 34-35. (see laxcfwlox).
Wind advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening for zones
34-35. (see laxnpwlox).
Wind advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Tuesday for zone 39. (see laxnpwlox).
Beach hazards statement in effect through Wednesday afternoon
for zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).
Wind advisory in effect until 9 am pdt Tuesday for zones
41-87. (see laxnpwlox).
Wind advisory in effect until 2 pm pdt Tuesday for zones
44>46-88-547. (see laxnpwlox).
High wind warning in effect until 3 am pdt Tuesday for zones
52-59. (see laxnpwlox).
High wind warning in effect until 9 am pdt Tuesday for zones
53-54. (see laxnpwlox).
Wind advisory in effect from 9 am to 2 pm pdt Tuesday for
zones 53-54. (see laxnpwlox).
Pz... Gale warning in effect until 10 pm pdt this evening for zones
645-650-655. (see laxmwwlox).
Gale warning in effect until 4 am pdt Tuesday for zones
670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (thu-mon)
another round of strong and gusty northwest to north winds will
be possible Thu night in the mountains and along the santa barbara
county south coast, with travel being affected by the winds.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||0 mi||46 min||60°F||1013.1 hPa|
|AGXC1||1 mi||46 min||W 19 G 23||62°F||1013.3 hPa|
|PFDC1||2 mi||46 min||WSW 15 G 17|
|PFXC1||3 mi||46 min||WNW 18 G 22||66°F||1012.1 hPa|
|PXAC1||3 mi||46 min||W 9.9 G 14|
|PSXC1||4 mi||46 min||W 17 G 23|
|BAXC1||4 mi||46 min||WNW 20 G 23|
|46256||4 mi||54 min||59°F||4 ft|
|PRJC1||5 mi||46 min||WNW 14 G 20|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||7 mi||87 min||60°F||6 ft|
|46253||11 mi||46 min||61°F||6 ft|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||21 mi||46 min||60°F||7 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||23 mi||46 min||N 13 G 19||69°F||63°F||1014.1 hPa|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||42 mi||36 min||WNW 21 G 25||61°F||60°F||1014 hPa||52°F|
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|Los Angeles |
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Mon -- 03:25 AM PDT 0.30 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:41 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 06:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 09:31 AM PDT 5.44 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:47 PM PDT -0.28 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:00 PM PDT Moonset
Mon -- 07:10 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT New Moon
Mon -- 09:59 PM PDT 5.32 feet High Tide
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|Los Patos (highway bridge) |
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Mon -- 04:35 AM PDT 0.19 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:40 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 06:45 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:29 AM PDT 4.51 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:58 PM PDT -0.21 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:59 PM PDT Moonset
Mon -- 07:09 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM PDT New Moon
Mon -- 10:58 PM PDT 4.42 feet High Tide
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