Marine Weather and Tides
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.
|Sunrise 5:41AM||Sunset 7:56PM||Sunday May 28, 2017 10:38 PM PDT (05:38 UTC)||Moonrise 8:48AM||Moonset 11:05PM||Illumination 14%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 819 Pm Pdt Sun May 28 2017 |
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming S to se 5 to 10 after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog.
Mon..Winds S to se 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 6 seconds.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 7 seconds and sw 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Tue..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 8 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 8 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Wed..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 8 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 7 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and sw 2 ft.
|PZZ600 819 Pm Pdt Sun May 28 2017 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 00z...or 5 pm pdt...a 1025 mb high was centered 500 nm W of pt conception and a 1004 mb low was near las vegas.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Ana, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 ksgx 290424 aaa|
area forecast discussion
national weather service san diego ca
922 pm pdt Sun may 28 2017
Coastal stratus has already developed this evening and is already
beginning to push into the western valleys. The 00z miramar sounding
shows that the marine inversion is still pretty shallow but has
grown stronger over the last day. Monday will be another warm day
inland, but near the beaches clouds may linger into the afternoon
keeping things on the cool side. The forecast database remains on
track this evening and no changes were made.
Weak high pressure aloft will bring warmer weather inland through
Tuesday, while the marine layer keeps the coast seasonal with areas
of night and morning low clouds and patchy fog. Cooler, with a
deeper marine layer and more extensive marine clouds midweek as a
low pressure trough develops over the west coast. Modest warming
returns by next weekend under weak ridging aloft.
Discussion For extreme southwestern california including orange...
san diego... Western riverside and southwestern san bernardino
patchy low clouds were observed over the coastal waters at midday,
but had cleared the beaches, otherwise the sky was clear across
socal. Marine clouds were extensive west of the islands.
Temperatures were running higher than yesterday inland, especially
at some of the higher elevations. At noon pst... Julian and descanso
raws sites were 18 degrees f higher than yesterday, anza was up 15
degrees as well. Surface pressure gradients were flat ksan to SW nv,
and about 6 mbs onshore to the lower deserts. Peak wind gusts were
below 25 mph at noon pst.
Very little change is forecast to the synoptic pattern through mon,
except for perhaps a weaker offshore sfc gradient from the ne. This
could result in better coastal marine stratus coverage Mon tue
mornings, especially given that it is climatologically favored, but
High latitude ridging over the west will maintain a split flow in
the atmosphere through midweek. The weaker southern branch will
support weak ridging over socal and warmer weather through memorial
day, then transition again to cooler conditions as a weak upper
trough develops and amplifies the marine layer. The global models
show the pattern repeating again next weekend into the following
week. Weak ridging aloft will lead to warming into the weekend,
followed by low pressure aloft and cooler conditions early next week.
Aside from the fluctuations in daytime temperatures, the pattern
looks seasonal, with onshore flow, locally gusty winds over the
mts deserts at times, and nocturnal marine clouds varying in extent
and coverage over the coastal basin.
290400z... Coast valleys... Bkn ovc stratus will continue to spread
overnight, extending from san diego county within 15-20 miles of the
coast through orange county by 08z. Bases will be 1000-1500 ft msl
with tops to 2000 ft msl with local vis 3-5 miles and some terrain
obscurations. Most of the inland empire will remain clear overnight.
Clearing at most coastal airports will occur 16z-19z mon, except
local bkn CIGS could occur Mon afternoon near the beaches. Stratus
will redevelop Mon evening.
Mountains deserts... Mostly clear with unrestricted vis through
No hazardous marine weather is expected through Friday.
Skywarn activation is not requested.
Sgx watches warnings advisories
Public... Jad jmb
aviation marine... Maxwell
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PRJC1||16 mi||51 min||WSW 9.9 G 11|
|46256||17 mi||47 min||59°F||2 ft|
|PFXC1||17 mi||51 min||NW 2.9 G 4.1||62°F|
|PSXC1||18 mi||51 min||NW 1.9 G 5.1|
|AGXC1||19 mi||51 min||WSW 9.9 G 11||60°F||1015.3 hPa|
|PFDC1||19 mi||51 min||SSW 6 G 6|
|BAXC1||19 mi||51 min||NW 4.1 G 5.1|
|46253||19 mi||39 min||62°F||3 ft|
|PXAC1||20 mi||51 min||Calm G 1|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||20 mi||51 min||58°F||1015.3 hPa|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||24 mi||50 min||63°F||3 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||38 mi||57 min||WSW 7 G 8.9||60°F||64°F||1015.4 hPa|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||40 mi||39 min||64°F||3 ft|
|46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043)||43 mi||101 min||61°F||3 ft|
|46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045)||44 mi||39 min||64°F||3 ft|
Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA||4 mi||46 min||SSW 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||62°F||57°F||86%||1015.1 hPa|
|Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA||9 mi||1.7 hrs||N 0||9.00 mi||Fair||62°F||56°F||82%||1014.8 hPa|
|Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA||11 mi||46 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||55°F||68%||1014.6 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||15 mi||46 min||NW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||54°F||73%||1015 hPa|
|Corona Airport, CA||19 mi||43 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||54°F||70%||1015.8 hPa|
|Chino, Chino Airport, CA||21 mi||46 min||W 8||8.00 mi||Fair||64°F||54°F||70%||1014.9 hPa|
|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||24 mi||2.9 hrs||WNW 10||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||63°F||55°F||77%||1014.2 hPa|
Wind History from SNA (wind in knots)
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|2 days ago||S||S||S||SE||SE||SE||S||SE||E||E||SW||SW||SW||SW||SW|
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|Santa Ana River entrance (inside) |
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Mon -- 12:18 AM PDT 3.22 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:43 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 09:03 AM PDT -0.21 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:52 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 02:31 PM PDT 2.17 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:55 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:42 PM PDT 0.48 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:55 PM PDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Los Patos (highway bridge) |
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Mon -- 12:52 AM PDT 5.05 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:43 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:24 AM PDT -0.62 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:53 AM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:03 PM PDT 3.34 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:56 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:02 PM PDT 1.41 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:56 PM PDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for San Diego, CA (1,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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