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|Sunrise 6:49AM||Sunset 7:09PM||Thursday March 23, 2017 3:05 PM PDT (22:05 UTC)||Moonrise 4:00AM||Moonset 2:51PM||Illumination 14%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 210 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until 4 pm pdt this afternoon...
Tonight..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...nw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...sw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 8 seconds.
Sun..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 13 seconds.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Mon..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft.
|PZZ600 210 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 19z...or 12 pm pst...a 988 mb low was 800 nm W of seattle...with a cold front trailing sw of the the low. A 1027 mb high was located around 400 nm sw of point conception.
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 232126|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
226 pm pdt Thu mar 23 2017
Breezy northwest winds will continue tonight. A weak storm system
will bring light rain to the area later Friday through Saturday.
An inside sliding low pressure system will delay warming and
bring windy conditions by Monday and Tuesday with an outside
chance for showers. Warming likely by midweek as high pressure
Short term (tdy-sun)
some clouds persist over the mountains today as residual moisture
remains in place behind an exiting storm system. The trough of
low pressure continues to move east into the rockies, while a
shortwave ridge of high pressure off the southern california coast
replaces it. Ridging aloft will continue to build over the region
tonight. A northwest low-level flow pattern across the outer
coastal waters should develop an eddy circulation tonight across
the southern california bight. With little development taking
place currently, the low clouds and fog arrival has been trended a
little later to emphasize a morning arrival, but still favors the
los angeles county coast and the san gabriel valley.
Increasing clouds will develop on Friday as a trough of low
pressure near 47n and 135w continues to move toward the pacific
northwest. A cold front off the pacific northwest coast and
stretching to the south and southwest will move south and east
across the region through Saturday as a secondary trough develops
from a wave about 1600 miles west of los angeles. Pops and qpf
values have been nudged up for the northern slopes and for areas
north of point conception as the most favorable flow pattern will
develop for these areas. Pops remain largely unchanged south of
point conception with this system. QPF values have been ticked
down slightly for areas south of point conception, and there is a
chance that any precipitation with the front could be more showery
in nature. Near advisory level winds could develop, especially
across the interior portions of the area on Saturday and
Saturday night as the trough exits.
Weak ridging aloft should develop again for Sunday with
increasing clouds ahead of the next storm system.
Long term (mon-thu)
model solutions are starting to come into agreement with the
details for the storm system between Sunday night and Tuesday.
While more of an inside-slider type system and lacking moisture,
both models would suggest a gusty northerly winds impacting the
area with the storm, especially across southern santa barbara
county and through the interstate 5 corridor Monday night and
Tuesday. GFS model trends are trending more westerly with the
system and forming a cut-off trough and digging it over the area,
while ECMWF solutions suggest a weaker trough. With models
trending stronger with the storm system, the forecast leans more
toward the GFS solutions. If GFS solutions are correct, there will
be the potential for thunderstorms with this system as -27 degree
cold pocket at 500 mb moves south across the area. With much time
and many model runs in between, only a few tweaks were made to
pops to emphasize the northern slopes of the mountains, but
precipitation cannot be ruled out in a more showery form areawide.
Models are starting to come inline with the idea of another
possible inside-slider type system for Wednesday and Thursday.
With most attention to details given to the first two systems,
little confidence exists in the forecast after Wednesday as most
of the elements were left unchanged.
At 1735z, there was no marine inversion present at klax.
Good confidence in tafs through 06z. There is a 30 percent chance
MVFR possibly ifr cigs/vsbys do not form at klax, klgb, and ksmo
tonight. There is a 20 percent chance of low MVFR to ifr
cigs/vsbys after 09z at kbur kvny koxr and kcma.
Klax... High confidence in cavu conds through 24/06z. Lower
confidence about clouds after 24/06z with equal chcs of low
clouds arriving between 07z and 11z. There is also a 20 percent
chc that the clouds will be ifr.
Kbur... Good confidence in taf. There is a 20 percent chance of
low MVFR to ifr cigs/vsbys after 09z.
Marine 23/200 pm.
Sca conditions will continue to the south of point conception
through this afternoon, gradually improving this evening into
tonight. There will be a few gale force gusts between san nicolas
island and santa rosa island during this time. There is a 70
percent chance SCA winds will prevail across the outer waters
Saturday night through Tuesday. SCA winds may also extend into the
inner waters at times during this period, mostly likely late
Monday into early Tuesday.
Ca... Beach hazards statement in effect until 6 pm pdt this evening
for zones 39>41-87. (see laxcfwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening
for zone 650. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect until 4 pm pdt this afternoon
for zone 655. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Friday for
zones 673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
a weak rain event is expected through Saturday, with minimal
High surf and strong rip currents are likely Friday into
Early next week, a stronger storm system is expected and could
bring gusty northerly winds and mountain snow.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||0 mi||48 min||61°F||1020 hPa|
|PFXC1||3 mi||48 min||WSW 11 G 14||65°F||1019.1 hPa|
|PSXC1||4 mi||48 min||W 8 G 13|
|46256||4 mi||44 min||60°F||6 ft|
|PRJC1||5 mi||48 min||WSW 19 G 20|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||7 mi||47 min||59°F||7 ft|
|46253||11 mi||36 min||59°F||7 ft|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||21 mi||36 min||60°F||7 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||23 mi||54 min||W 15 G 16||59°F||61°F||1020.2 hPa|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||42 mi||36 min||W 9.7 G 14||59°F||58°F||1020.5 hPa||47°F|
Wind History for Angels Gate, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||6 mi||2.2 hrs||W 13||10.00 mi||Clear||64°F||44°F||49%||1020.7 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||10 mi||73 min||WNW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||69°F||36°F||30%||1019.9 hPa|
|Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA||13 mi||2.1 hrs||SW 11||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||66°F||45°F||47%||1020.3 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||15 mi||73 min||W 12||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||39°F||39%||1020.2 hPa|
|Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA||17 mi||73 min||W 13||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||65°F||44°F||47%||1020.1 hPa|
|Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA||19 mi||73 min||SW 7 G 20||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||42°F||37%||1019.3 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||21 mi||79 min||Var 5||10.00 mi||Fair||67°F||43°F||42%||1019.6 hPa|
|Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA||21 mi||73 min||WSW 7||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||66°F||41°F||40%||1020.4 hPa|
|Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA||23 mi||75 min||WSW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||39°F||41%||1020 hPa|
|Avalon Catalina Airport, CA||23 mi||75 min||W 14||10.00 mi||Fair||56°F||39°F||55%||1020.5 hPa|
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|Los Angeles |
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Thu -- 12:53 AM PDT 2.19 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:00 AM PDT Moonrise
Thu -- 06:46 AM PDT 4.66 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:52 AM PDT Sunrise
Thu -- 01:44 PM PDT 0.01 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:51 PM PDT Moonset
Thu -- 07:07 PM PDT Sunset
Thu -- 08:15 PM PDT 3.98 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Los Patos (highway bridge) |
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Thu -- 02:02 AM PDT 1.34 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:59 AM PDT Moonrise
Thu -- 06:51 AM PDT Sunrise
Thu -- 07:43 AM PDT 3.83 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:50 PM PDT Moonset
Thu -- 02:55 PM PDT -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:06 PM PDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:13 PM PDT 3.27 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (18,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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