Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 7:29PM||Friday April 20, 2018 8:51 PM PDT (03:51 UTC)||Moonrise 10:08AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 32%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 817 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 20 2018 |
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft, becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..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 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat 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 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..S 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..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 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..SW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 2 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.
|PZZ600 817 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 20 2018 |
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 pdt...a 1033 mb surface high was centered 600 nm west of eureka, with a weak inverted trough along the sw california coast. The high will push inland over the pac nw through the weekend while thermal low pres sets up over the four corners region.
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 210008|
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
508 pm pdt Fri apr 20 2018
Synopsis 20 508 pm.
A high pressure system will bring above normal temperatures into
Monday for the inland areas. An eddy will usher in overnight coastal
low clouds and fog from Saturday into Monday. Then a low should
arrive by Tuesday for increasing onshore flow and a cooling trend
west of the mountains through Friday.
Short term (tdy-mon) 20 146 pm.
Pretty quiet weather pattern next several days. A ridge of high
pressure will build tonight along the west coast and should shrink
the marine layer depth quite a bit. Profilers and soundings
already showing impressive warming aloft which confirms the
presence of the ridge. Gradients also turn lightly offshore sat
morning. Probably not enough to keep low clouds away from at least
the coastal areas but enough to generate decent warming inland and
maybe a couple degrees at the coast.
Sunday and Monday look like pretty solid marine layer days at
least for coast and coastal valleys. The ridge weakens Saturday
night and a trough will pass north of the area Sunday. This will
deepen the marine layer and increase onshore flow through at least
early next week, bringing cooler temps inland but still near to
slightly above normal.
Long term (tue-fri) 20 158 pm.
Models seem to have settled down on a solution for next week,
keeping the upper low well west of the coast through at least the
middle of the week, then lifting it northeast into the pac nw
Friday night into Saturday. This will keep some ridging along the
coast going through mid week at least, however onshore flow
strengthens slightly each day. So it looks like the marine layer
should be a consistent feature for coast and coastal valleys next
week with temps near to slightly above normal. A strong onshore
push will likely cool temps to below normal by the end of the week
with some gusty winds in the antelope valley.
Aviation 21 0003z.
At 22z, the marine layer depth was around 1800 feet deep at klax.
The top of the inversion was near 2500 feet with a temperature
around 17 degrees celsius.
Moderate-to-high confidence in the current forecast. High
confidence in timing, moderate confidence in flight categories.
North of point conception...VFR conditions are expected through|
at least 03z, then there is a chance of lifr to ifr conditions at
coastal terminals through 10z.VFR conditions are expected
throughout the remainder of the period.
South of point conception...VFR conditions are expected through
at least 08z, then there is a chance of ifr to MVFR conditions at
coastal terminals through 16z. The highest chance of sub-vfr
conditions is expected at los angeles county coastal terminals.
There is a very slight chance that MVFR conditions could linger at
coastal terminals through Saturday afternoon.
Klax...VFR conditions are expected through at least 08z, or as
late as 13z. Then, there is a 60 percent chance of ifr to MVFR
conditions through 16z. There is a 10 percent chance that MVFR
conditions could linger through 20z.
Kbur...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period, except
for 10 percent chance of ifr to MVFR conditions between 13z and
Marine 20 122 pm.
Low confidence on fog forecast, but dense fog is possible now
through the weekend. High confidence in widespread short period
seas into tonight, with decreasing heights.
High confidence in small craft advisory (sca) winds from the
central coast the san nicolas island through tonight, with weaker
and more borderline SCA over the weekend. Over the inner waters
from the santa barbara channel to the san pedro channel, SE winds
will form each morning through at least morning, up to 15 kt
through the passages and channels. Typical onshore winds expected
in the afternoon, with near SCA west winds on the far western
santa barbara channel.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Saturday for
zones 645-676. (see laxmwwlox).
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.
synopsis... Stu hall
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PRJC1||7 mi||52 min||SW 12 G 13|
|PFXC1||8 mi||52 min||SW 12 G 13||59°F|
|PSXC1||8 mi||52 min||N 1.9 G 6|
|BAXC1||9 mi||58 min||NNE 5.1 G 5.1|
|46256||9 mi||82 min||56°F||3 ft|
|PFDC1||10 mi||52 min||S 7 G 8|
|PXAC1||10 mi||52 min||ENE 4.1 G 6|
|AGXC1||11 mi||58 min||S 12 G 13||57°F||1018.9 hPa|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||12 mi||52 min||57°F||1018.9 hPa (+1.0)|
|46253||16 mi||82 min||58°F||2 ft|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||18 mi||82 min||56°F||4 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||27 mi||52 min||W 5.1 G 6||56°F||59°F||1018.8 hPa (+0.4)|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||30 mi||82 min||57°F||4 ft|
Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA||1 mi||1.9 hrs||SW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||48°F||58%||1018.2 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||5 mi||59 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||48°F||62%||1018.7 hPa|
|Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA||7 mi||59 min||SW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||48°F||54%||1018.3 hPa|
|John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA||13 mi||59 min||SW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||61°F||50°F||67%||1018.9 hPa|
|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||14 mi||65 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Clear||61°F||46°F||59%||1018.3 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||17 mi||59 min||WSW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||52°F||78%||1018.6 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||19 mi||65 min||Var 3||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||50°F||72%||1018.3 hPa|
|Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA||20 mi||59 min||WSW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||58°F||52°F||81%||1018.4 hPa|
|El Monte, CA||21 mi||61 min||SSW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||46°F||52%||1018.3 hPa|
Wind History from SLI (wind in knots)
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Fri -- 01:14 AM PDT 4.57 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:15 AM PDT Sunrise
Fri -- 08:52 AM PDT -0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:08 AM PDT Moonrise
Fri -- 03:29 PM PDT 2.72 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:27 PM PDT Sunset
Fri -- 07:59 PM PDT 1.42 feet Low Tide
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|Long Beach |
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Fri -- 12:19 AM PDT 5.16 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:16 AM PDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:47 AM PDT -0.29 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:08 AM PDT Moonrise
Fri -- 02:36 PM PDT 3.16 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:56 PM PDT 2.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:27 PM PDT Sunset
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