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Marine Weather and Tides
Torrance, CA

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:14AMSunset 7:30PM Friday April 20, 2018 1:21 PM PDT (20:21 UTC) Moonrise 10:09AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 29% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 900 Am Pdt Fri Apr 20 2018
Today..SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 7 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 8 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 15 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds and S 2 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..Winds variable 10 kt or less early, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 4 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ600 900 Am 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 15z...or 8 am pdt...a 1032 mb surface high was centered 900 nm west of san francisco, while a 1008 mb low was over colorado. The high will push into oregon over the weekend while a 1008 mb thermal low sets up over southeast arizona.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Torrance, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 201752
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
1052 am pdt Fri apr 20 2018
updated aviation section

Synopsis 20 928 am.

High pressure and offshore flow will bring above normal temperatures
from Friday into Monday. 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
through Friday.

Short term (tdy-sun) 20 912 am.

The upper low has exited the area and a weak ridge of high
pressure will take its place through Saturday. Already seeing
decent warming aloft and some of that will translate to the
surface as well so some warming today and more so Saturday,
especially inland. Coastal areas will still have a marine layer
and light onshore flow to deal with so quite a bit cooler there.

With the ridge building today the marine layer depth should lower
overnight and there could be some areas of dense fog, especially
north of pt conception.

***from previous discussion***
overall, Saturday and Sunday will be fairly similar. A weak to
moderate eddy will spin up low clouds and fog to coastal areas
south of point conception by morning each day. A weak sundowner
may delay the onset of low clouds for the sba south coast Sunday
night. Away from the coast temperatures will be warmer with highs
in the mid 70s to mid 80s common.

Long term (mon-thu) 20 333 am.

Below normal confidence continues for later next week. This is
mainly due to the erratic and hard to predict nature of cut-off
low pressure systems.

Ridging aloft will gradually weaken, giving way to gradually
increasing onshore flow through the middle of next week ahead of
slow moving cut-off low pressure system approaching from the west.

Slowly lowering heights and an earlier sea breeze making it
further inland should combined to provide a gradual cooling trend
for much of next week. The southwesterly flow and lowering heights
should help develop low clouds across the remainder of southwest
california and low clouds possibly making into valley areas by the
middle of next week. Mid and high clouds are possible at times
with high level moisture riding up and over the ridge. The
increasing onshore flow will likely support breezy onshore winds
for the interior starting early next week.

Aviation 20 1751z.

At 17z, the marine layer at klax was 1800 feet deep. The top of
the inversion was 3000 feet at 12 degrees celsius.

High confidence inVFR conditions everywhere through 01z with
seasonal onshore flow. 40% chance of ifr ceilings at ksmx 01-06z,
likely clearing by 08z. Ceiling possibilities after 06z... 80%
klgb klax ksmo... 50% koxr... 30% kcma ksba... 20% kbur kvny... 10%
ksbp kprb. Low confidence on ceiling heights, with anything
between 005-015 possible.

Klax... High confidence inVFR through 06z with seasonal onshore
flow. 80% chance of ceiling tonight with arrival window of 06-10z.

If ceilings form, 60% chance of low-MVFR, 30% chance of ifr, 10%
chance of lifr. SE winds will form again after 08z, likely under
08 kt.

Kbur... High confidence inVFR through 09z with seasonal southerly
winds. 20% chance of ifr conditions 10-16z.

Marine 20 908 am.

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
Ca... None.

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 3
am pdt Saturday for zone 645. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Sunday for
zones 670-673. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Saturday for
zone 676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
No significant hazards expected.

Public... Mw munroe
aviation... Kittell
marine... Kittell
synopsis... Stu
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PXAC1 7 mi52 min S 7 G 8.9
BAXC1 8 mi52 min S 8 G 9.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 9 mi52 min 58°F1019.5 hPa
PFDC1 9 mi52 min S 8 G 8.9
PSXC1 9 mi52 min SSW 5.1 G 13
AGXC1 10 mi52 min SW 11 G 13 57°F 1019.5 hPa
PFXC1 10 mi52 min SW 9.9 G 12 63°F
PRJC1 12 mi52 min SW 8.9 G 8.9
46256 13 mi52 min 56°F3 ft
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 14 mi52 min 58°F3 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 14 mi52 min WSW 11 G 14 56°F 58°F1019.4 hPa
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 14 mi52 min 56°F4 ft
46253 20 mi52 min 58°F3 ft
46262 34 mi52 min 58°F5 ft
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 36 mi42 min S 7.8 G 9.7 1019.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA3 mi34 minWSW 510.00 miClear72°F42°F36%1018.6 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA8 mi29 minSW 710.00 miFair71°F46°F42%1018.3 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA8 mi29 minWSW 1110.00 miFair70°F48°F47%1018.6 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA12 mi29 minWSW 410.00 miFair73°F45°F37%1018.4 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA15 mi35 minN 010.00 miFair73°F46°F38%1017.7 hPa
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA15 mi31 minWSW 1010.00 miFair65°F48°F56%1018.8 hPa
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA18 mi84 minN 510.00 miFair68°F45°F44%1019.6 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA21 mi29 minE 510.00 miFair72°F46°F40%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay, California
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King Harbor
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Fri -- 12:22 AM PDT     5.28 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:16 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:47 AM PDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:09 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:37 PM PDT     3.14 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:54 PM PDT     2.37 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.25.24.63.72.51.40.4-0.2-0.3-00.61.42.22.83.13.132.72.52.42.52.93.54.1

Tide / Current Tables for El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California
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El Segundo
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Fri -- 12:27 AM PDT     5.28 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:16 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:53 AM PDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:09 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:42 PM PDT     3.14 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:00 PM PDT     2.27 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.25.24.73.82.71.50.5-0.1-0.3-00.61.32.12.73.13.132.72.42.32.42.83.44

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