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Marine Weather and Tides
Santa Ana, CA

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 7:07PM Thursday March 23, 2017 11:13 PM PDT (06:13 UTC) Moonrise 3:59AMMoonset 2:49PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 814 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Tonight..Western portion...nw winds 10 to 20 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...nw winds 5 to 10 kt becoming se after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 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 35 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 814 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 03z...or 8 pm pst...a 990 mb low was 500 nm W of seattle...with a cold front trailing sw of the the low. A 1027 mb high was located about 250 nm sw of point conception. The cold front will cross the sw california waters Fri night through Sat.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Ana, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
143 pm pdt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis
Cool today with conditions drying out. Warmer and dry Friday, then
precipitation chances return Saturday as a weak system moves
across the area. Another system could create showers Monday or
Tuesday, then dry weather and above normal highs develop for the
middle of next week. Gusty westerly winds will develop over the
mountains and deserts as each system moves across the region.

Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...

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

at 1 pm pdt, water vapor satellite imagery displayed an upper-
level trough over central az, and a weak upper-level ridge over
northern ca. Visible satellite showed mostly clear to partly
cloudy skies across the region. Westerly wind gusts of 40-50 mph
will continue over the mountains and desert mountain slopes
today. A storm total precipitation summary is headlined on our
webpage.

The aforementioned ridge will build over the area Friday and help
rebound high temperatures to near normal. The ridge quickly gets
squashed by an upper-level trough Saturday, lowering highs back
to 5-10 deg f below normal, and increasing chances of showers.

Coverage and strength of showers looks minimal for now as most of
the instability and moisture remain to our north. Showers will
begin over northern areas Friday night, and spread SE Saturday
morning and afternoon. Accumulations are expected to be very
light, with highest amounts near one-tenth of an inch expected
near the mountains. Snow levels will dip down to 6500 ft Saturday
morning, then rise through the day Saturday with only a dusting
expected for higher elevations. Westerly winds will gust around
35-45 mph over the mountains and deserts late Saturday. Dry
weather will develop Sunday under zonal to NW flow flow aloft.

Another system will move across the region sometime Monday-
Tuesday, however models disagree with timing and precip amounts.

For now, will maintain slight chance of precip on Monday and
Monday night, with snow levels above 7000 ft Monday morning then
down to 5500 ft Monday night. Gusty westerly winds are expected
over the mountains and deserts, with gusts to 40-50 mph. Weak
ridging aloft will develop for the middle of next week, helping to
raise highs to slightly above normal. Weak offshore flow is
possible as surface high pressure builds over the great basin.

Aviation
232005z... Through 24/0600 utc, primarily p6sm vis all areas, few-sct
clouds 2000-4000 ft msl over and west of the mountains, and mostly
skc elsewhere. 24/0600-1500 utc, patchy bkn clouds in the 1000-3000
ft msl layer and local vis AOB 5 sm over portions of the coast and
valley areas possible, with p6sm vis and mostly skc elsewhere.

Marine
At 1 pm, the san clemente basin buoy showed NW winds of 19 kt
gusting 23 kt, with 9.5 ft seas. Meanwhile, the nearshore buoys
reported 8-10 ft seas. West-northwest winds 15-20 kt with gusts to
25 kt will continue over the coastal waters today. This, in addition
to combined seas near or above 10 ft, will create hazardous boating
conditions today. A small craft advisory remains in effect for the
coastal waters through this afternoon. Winds and seas will diminish
by this evening.

Beaches
A west-northwest swell will continue to bring elevated surf to the
beaches today. A beach hazards statement remains in effect for surf
of 3 to 6 ft (with local 7 ft sets) and strong rip currents. The
surf will gradually lower this evening.

Skywarn
Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are
encouraged to report significant weather conditions.

Sgx watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... Beach hazards statement until 6 pm pdt this evening for orange
county coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas.

Pz... Small craft advisory until 5 pm pdt this afternoon 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... Jjt
aviation/marine/beaches... Harrison


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PRJC1 16 mi44 min S 4.1 G 5.1
PFXC1 17 mi44 min S 4.1 G 5.1 58°F 1022.6 hPa
46256 17 mi52 min 60°F5 ft
PSXC1 18 mi44 min SE 1.9 G 4.1
46253 19 mi44 min 59°F5 ft
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 20 mi44 min 60°F1023 hPa
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 24 mi55 min 59°F7 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 38 mi44 min NE 6 G 11 57°F 60°F1022.7 hPa
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 40 mi44 min 59°F7 ft
46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043) 43 mi76 min 61°F5 ft
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 44 mi44 min 61°F6 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA4 mi21 minESE 410.00 miFair56°F48°F77%1023.3 hPa
Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA9 mi16 minSE 410.00 miFair55°F50°F86%1023.3 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA11 mi21 minESE 310.00 miFair57°F51°F81%1022.9 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA15 mi21 minN 010.00 miFair57°F50°F78%1023 hPa
Corona Airport, CA19 mi18 minN 010.00 miFair47°F41°F80%1024.9 hPa
Chino, Chino Airport, CA21 mi21 minNW 39.00 miFair48°F42°F80%1023.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Ana River entrance (inside), California
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Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
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Fri -- 03:20 AM PDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:41 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:53 AM PDT     2.70 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:49 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:02 PM PDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:00 PM PDT     2.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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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Fri -- 02:42 AM PDT     1.07 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:41 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:28 AM PDT     4.12 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:26 PM PDT     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:49 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:07 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:36 PM PDT     3.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.11.61.21.11.42.12.93.64.14.13.72.9210.3-0.1-0.10.41.22.233.53.53.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Santa Ana Mtns, CA
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