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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 7:30PM||Saturday April 21, 2018 8:42 AM PDT (15:42 UTC)||Moonrise 11:08AM||Moonset 12:36AM||Illumination 37%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 820 Am Pdt Sat Apr 21 2018 |
Today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy dense fog, with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 14 seconds and S 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 14 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 13 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.
|PZZ600 820 Am Pdt Sat Apr 21 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 15z...or 8 am pdt...a 1032 mb surface high was centered 600 nm west of san francisco, while a 1016 mb thermal low was over southwest arizona. The high will push into oregon through Monday.
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 211323|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
623 am pdt Sat apr 21 2018
Synopsis 21 305 am.
High pressure aloft will gradually give way to low pressure aloft
and increasing onshore flow much of next week. The warmest
conditions are expected through Monday with gradual cooling later
in the week. Night to morning low clouds and fog will be common
along coastal areas during this time.
Short term (tdy-mon) 21 340 am.
Latest satellite imagery showed low clouds hanging tough across
portions of the central coast despite weak offshore flow (gusts to
25 mph in the hills) with generally clear skies south of point
conception. Low clouds were also rapidly filling in offshore of
monterey county and heading into our northern coastal waters.
There were some high clouds associated with a weak disturbance
about 300 miles south of point conception.
Ridging aloft is expected to peak today with h5 heights around
580 dm with a trough passing well to the north, lowering h5
heights slightly into Sunday with little change into Monday.
This will result with highs in the 60s to 70s coastal areas today
with widespread 80s further inland. Some increase in onshore flow
will provide a few degrees of cooling to coastal areas with a few
degrees of warming inland for Sunday. A weak disturbance passing
to the south may bring partly cloudy skies to many areas south of
point conception. Similar temperature trends are expected for
Monday with coastal areas now generally in the 60s to near 70s due
to increasing marine influence. Afternoon and evening onshore
breezes will be felt across many areas, especially Monday and
Tuesday. Night to morning low clouds will likely become more
common during this period across coastal areas, possibly pushing
into some lower valleys by Monday morning.
Long term (tue-fri) 21 403 am.
Above average confidence exists through Wednesday with near
average confidence thereafter.
Models have trend slower, stronger and further northwest with a
long-wave trough of low pressure for later next week. As a result
conditions are looking warmer than initially thought across
southwest california, especially for Wednesday and Thursday. The
forecast area will likely become sandwiched between the
approaching trough of low pressure to the west and an amplifying
ridge of high pressure over the great basin. This will set up
broad southwesterly flow aloft with somewhat lower h5 heights
through Thursday or Friday. Some moisture may become entrained
in this flow bringing periods of at least partly cloudy skies. In
fact, the GFS model even hints at the potential for a few
afternoon showers or even an isolated thunderstorm across the
vta sba mountains sometime Tuesday through Thursday. However,
confidence in this scenario is not high enough to include in the
forecast at this time. Temperatures will likely be on the decline
for much of the extended period, due to increasing onshore flow
and lower h5 heights with highs in the 70s for most areas away
from the coast by Thursday. These conditions will also likely lead|
to low clouds expanding into many valleys by Wednesday and
possibly deepening further through Friday. At this point it looks
like there may be just enough cold air advection to dissipate low
clouds north of point conception by Friday morning, if not
earlier. Onshore winds will likely be on the increase through at
least Friday with advisory level winds possible for interior areas
as early as Wednesday evening.
Aviation 21 1322z.
At 13z, there was a surfaced based inversion at klax. The top of
the inversion was near 2200 feet with a temperature of 19 degrees
Expect areas of stratus with ifr to lifr conds across the central
coast, the santa ynez valley and portions of the l.A. County coast
through mid morning, then conds are expected to becomeVFR. Cigs
could move into the vtu county coast for a couple of hours. Expect
areas of stratus on the central coast, the santa ynez valley and
the l.A. And vtu county coast tonight, with low MVFR to high ifr
Klax... Moderate confidence in the 12z taf. There is a 20% chance
that lifr to ifr conds will linger through 17z or 18z.
Kbur... High confidence in the 12z TAF withVFR conditions through
Marine 21 348 am.
Moderate to high confidence in SCA conds thru late tonight across
the northern two outer waters zones (pzz670 pzz673). Winds were
below SCA levels early this morning, but seas were right near
thresholds. Winds are expected to increase to SCA levels this
afternoon, then persist thru at least midnight, if not a bit later.
Seas will be close to SCA levels across the southern outer waters
zone (pzz676) today. Choppy short-period seas will continue thru
the day across the inner waters and the sba channel.
Otherwise, SCA conds are not expected thru wed. However, there is
a 20-30% chance of SCA level winds across the northern two outer
waters zones Sun afternoon evening. Seas will remain close to but
just under SCA thresholds across the outer waters Sun and Sun night.
Patchy dense fog may affect the northern outer and inner waters
at times through Sunday morning.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Sunday for
zones 670-673. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (mon-fri)
No significant hazards expected.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||0 mi||42 min||57°F||1018.3 hPa (+0.8)|
|AGXC1||1 mi||54 min||N 8 G 8||58°F||1018.3 hPa|
|PFDC1||2 mi||42 min||NNW 5.1 G 6|
|PFXC1||3 mi||42 min||N 6 G 7||60°F|
|PXAC1||3 mi||48 min||N 5.1 G 6|
|PSXC1||4 mi||42 min||N 6 G 8.9|
|BAXC1||4 mi||54 min||N 4.1 G 6|
|46256||4 mi||42 min||56°F||3 ft|
|PRJC1||5 mi||42 min||N 7 G 8|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||7 mi||42 min||55°F||3 ft|
|46253||11 mi||42 min||56°F||3 ft|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||21 mi||42 min||56°F||4 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||23 mi||42 min||NNE 1.9 G 2.9||60°F||58°F||1018.6 hPa (+0.9)|
|46262||39 mi||42 min||57°F||5 ft|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||42 mi||32 min||NE 5.8 G 7.8||1018.2 hPa|
Wind History for Angels Gate, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||6 mi||54 min||N 0||0.50 mi||Fog/Mist||54°F||53°F||100%||1018.6 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||10 mi||49 min||N 4||7.00 mi||Fair||60°F||51°F||72%||1018.4 hPa|
|Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA||13 mi||1.7 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||50°F||48°F||93%||1018.2 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||15 mi||49 min||N 0||7.00 mi||Fair||56°F||54°F||93%||1018.5 hPa|
|Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA||17 mi||49 min||N 4||10.00 mi||Patches Fog||59°F||53°F||81%||1018.4 hPa|
|Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA||19 mi||49 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||50°F||72%||1018.1 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||21 mi||55 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||60°F||51°F||72%||1018.4 hPa|
|John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA||21 mi||49 min||NNE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||48°F||69%||1018.2 hPa|
|Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA||23 mi||51 min||NNE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||48°F||74%||1018.5 hPa|
|Avalon Catalina Airport, CA||23 mi||51 min||NNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||43°F||43%||1017.3 hPa|
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|Los Angeles |
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Sat -- 12:36 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 01:14 AM PDT 5.05 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 09:00 AM PDT -0.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:07 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 04:16 PM PDT 3.36 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:28 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:23 PM PDT 2.70 feet Low Tide
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|Los Patos (highway bridge) |
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Sat -- 12:35 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 02:11 AM PDT 4.29 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:14 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 10:07 AM PDT -0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:06 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 05:12 PM PDT 2.76 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:27 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 09:27 PM PDT 1.62 feet Low Tide
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