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Marine Weather and Tides
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:06PM Thursday March 21, 2019 3:44 PM PDT (22:44 UTC) Moonrise 8:08PMMoonset 7:39AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 219 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the evening, becoming nw 5 to 15 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Fri..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ600 219 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 20z...or 1 pm pdt...a 1023 mb surface high was about 600 nm southwest of los angeles while a 1010 mb surface low was centered over nevada. This general pattern will persist through Saturday


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 212125
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
225 pm pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis 21 1249 pm.

Shower activity will end today through most of the region, with
lingering showers possible in the mountains tonight. Clouds
increase Friday as another storm system brings a chance of rain north
of point conception Friday night. Rain and snow are possible in
the mountains Saturday. Below normal temperatures are expected
through the rest of the week.

Short term (tdy-sun) 21 214 pm.

Pretty active little weather system coming through today. The main
action now is in la county but radars show some small pockets of
showers further west, mainly over higher terrain. There have been
some brief heavy downpours and even a couple of lightning strikes
in la county but cells are moving pretty quickly so no significant
issues are expected. Showers will be rapidly winding down this
evening as more stable air moves in.

A dry and slightly warmer day on tap Friday as a little ridge
moves in. Models still show quite a bit of lower level moisture
around in the morning so expecting a fair amount of stratus,
though maybe not real solid as the inversion is pretty weak in
most areas. Could be some dense fog over parts of interior slo
county early Friday.

The next system will start pushing in early Saturday. This one
still seems to stay mostly north of pt conception as most of the
energy will be deflected to the north due to the previous ridge.

But most areas will see plenty of clouds through the morning and
early afternoon hours before drier northwest flow kicks in. Rain
amounts for northern areas expected to be a quarter inch or less
in most areas but locally up to a half inch in the slo county
coastal hills.

Dry and warmer Sunday with light offshore flow and weak ridging
aloft.

Long term (mon-thu) 21 224 pm.

Another trough tries to push onshore Monday. The models are still
at odds as to how far south the moisture will reach with the ecmwf
still favoring the ridge and keeping everything north. There are
enough ensemble solutions to at least go with a chance of rain for
northern areas Monday and Monday night but dry conditions expected
south of pt conception.

Models follow that up with another trough late Tue wed. Here again
best chances northern areas but this one has a better chance of
reaching la county, especially if the latest ECMWF is correct. A
vast majority of GFS ensembles keep it dry at least for la county
but certainly worth a chance of rain at this point given the
pattern.

Thursday looks dry for now but enough variations in the ensembles
to keep a slight chance of rain going for now until there's a
better model consensus.

Aviation 21 1759z.

At 17z, there was no marine layer or inversion at klax.

Moderate confidence inVFR sct-bkn050 common through 02z, with
MVFR bkn025 common under -shra. After 03z, moderate confidence in
vfr conditions common. There is a small chance of ifr lifr post-
rain fg br around 12z Friday in random locations, with the
highest chance at kprb.

Klax... Moderate confidence in -shra at times, andVFR cigs
common, except for MVFR CIGS under some showers. Moderate
confidence in timing + - 2 hours. Moderate confidence inVFR
conditions tonight.

Kbur... Moderate confidence in -shra at times, andVFR cigs
common, except for MVFR CIGS under some showers. Moderate
confidence in timing + - 2 hours. Moderate confidence inVFR
conditions tonight, but there is a 10 percent chance if ifr lifr
post-rain fg br around 12z Friday.

Marine 21 117 pm.

Moderate confidence in no thunderstorms today, but showers will
persist through the day. Gusty west to northwest winds will
increase this afternoon and evening south of point conception,
with a 60 percent chance of reaching small craft advisory (sca)
strength, especially beyond 20 miles from the coast. These winds
will also generate choppy seas on top of the long period west to
northwest swell. Similar conditions are likely on Friday, with
another chance for SCA conditions south of point conception.

Northwest winds will increase some on Saturday with SCA likely off
the central coast, and a large long period northwest swell
building in.

Beaches 21 414 am.

A relatively large, long period west-northwest swell will slowly
subside today and surf should decrease below high surf advisory
levels by late afternoon. Another long period west-northwest swell
could bring high surf to area beaches again late Sat and sun.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... High surf advisory in effect until 3 pm pdt this afternoon
for zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening
for zones 650-655-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected over the
weekend.

Public... Mw
aviation... Kittell
marine... Kittell
beaches... Db
synopsis... Phillips
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PXAC1 8 mi50 min S 7 G 8.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 10 mi44 min 61°F1020.1 hPa (-1.3)
BAXC1 10 mi50 min E 7 G 8
PFDC1 10 mi44 min SE 7 G 8.9
PSXC1 10 mi44 min SSE 8.9 G 9.9
AGXC1 11 mi44 min S 7 G 7 59°F 1020 hPa (-1.3)
PFXC1 11 mi44 min S 6 G 8 58°F
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 12 mi44 min 59°F5 ft
46256 13 mi44 min 61°F4 ft
PRJC1 13 mi44 min S 6 G 7
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 14 mi44 min 60°F6 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 14 mi44 min SW 7 G 8.9 55°F 60°F1019.9 hPa (-1.1)
46253 20 mi44 min 60°F4 ft
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 34 mi44 min SSW 3.9 G 5.8 56°F 58°F1019.7 hPa (-0.8)55°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA4 mi57 minSSW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F50°F72%1019.6 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA9 mi51 minW 710.00 miA Few Clouds62°F45°F54%1019.5 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA9 mi51 minSW 1010.00 miA Few Clouds60°F48°F65%1019.4 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA14 mi51 minS 710.00 miA Few Clouds60°F48°F67%1019.5 hPa
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA15 mi53 minWSW 810.00 miA Few Clouds60°F46°F62%1019.4 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA16 mi57 minVar 310.00 miOvercast61°F46°F60%1019.1 hPa
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA19 mi4.8 hrsW 35.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist56°F50°F80%1021.3 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA23 mi51 minVar 610.00 miOvercast60°F48°F65%1019.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay, California
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Tide / Current Tables for El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California
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Thu -- 04:20 AM PDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:38 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:27 AM PDT     5.60 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:45 PM PDT     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:06 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:08 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:57 PM PDT     5.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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