Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 7:31PM||Saturday April 21, 2018 2:49 AM PDT (09:49 UTC)||Moonrise 11:08AM||Moonset 12:37AM||Illumination 35%|
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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 210751|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
1251 am pdt Sat apr 21 2018
Synopsis 20 508 pm.
A high pressure system will bring above normal temperatures
away from the coast through Monday. Closer to the coast, a
coastal eddy will usher in night through morning low clouds and
fog. A low pressure system should arrive Tuesday for increasing
onshore flow and a cooling trend through the remainder of the work
Short term (sat-tue) 20 909 pm.
The latest satellite imagery shows an upper-level ridge of high
pressure building into central california this evening and a
farther upstream trough about 400 miles west of seattle. A weak
upper-level trough sits near 27n and 128w, or about 700 miles
southwest of los angeles.
Ridging aloft will remain in place through Saturday and onshore
flow will weaken through Saturday, possibly turning weakly
offshore later tonight. A warming trend will take place on
Saturday, especially away from the coast. Much of the warming near
the coast will depend how much marine intrusion takes place into
Saturday morning. There is a chance that temperatures near the
beaches could be a tad too warm Saturday. Fog product imagery
does not look particularly impressive, but some semblance of
marine layer stratus is present giving some confidence in the
overall stratus forecast through Saturday.
The trough of low pressure to the southwest of the area will move
northeast into the southern california on Saturday afternoon,
while the trough to the northwest phases and fills in behind it.
A cooling trend should develop for Sunday and Monday. Below
normal temperatures and a persistent marine layer should remain
in place for early next week.
*** from previous discussion ***
Long term (wed-sat) 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 0751z.|
At 06z, the marine layer depth was around 800 feet deep at klax.
The top of the inversion was near 2300 feet with a temperature
of 18 degrees celsius.
Expect areas of stratus with low MVFR to high ifr conds across the
central coast and santa ynez valley overnight. Skies are expected
to clear late tonight or very early Sat as flow turns offshore.
Areas of low clouds with low MVFR high ifr conds are expected to
develop across the l.A. County coast overnight and linger thru mid
morning sat. There is a chance that clouds will push into coastal
sections of vtu county.
Klax... Moderate confidence in the 06z taf. There is a 20-30%
chance that conds will remainVFR through Sat evening.
Kbur... High confidence inVFR conditions through the period.
There is a 10-20% high ifr to low MVFR conditions between 13z and
Marine 20 745 pm.
Low confidence in the fog forecast, but dense fog is possible now
through the weekend. High confidence in widespread short period
seas tonight, caused by gusty northwest winds over the outer
waters. The seas should
high confidence in small craft advisory (sca) winds from the
central coast to san nicolas island through tonight, with weaker
and more borderline SCA over the outer waters through the
weekend. Over the inner waters from the santa barbara channel to
the san pedro channel, SE winds will form each morning, up to 15
kt through the passages and channels, with accompanying choppy
seas. Typical onshore winds expected in the afternoon, with near-
sca west winds in the far western santa barbara channel.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt early this
morning 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 (tue-sat)
No significant hazards expected.
Public... Hall mw
marine... Kittell smith
synopsis... Stu hall
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||10 mi||50 min||Calm G 2.9||56°F||59°F||1018.3 hPa (-1.2)|
|PXAC1||11 mi||50 min||W 2.9 G 2.9|
|PSXC1||12 mi||50 min||WNW 2.9 G 2.9|
|BAXC1||12 mi||50 min||WNW 2.9 G 2.9|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||12 mi||50 min||57°F||3 ft|
|PFDC1||13 mi||50 min||SSW 4.1 G 5.1|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||13 mi||50 min||57°F||1018.3 hPa (-1.2)|
|PFXC1||14 mi||50 min||W 1.9 G 2.9||57°F|
|AGXC1||14 mi||50 min||SW 8 G 8||56°F||1018.3 hPa (-1.2)|
|PRJC1||16 mi||50 min||W 4.1 G 5.1|
|46256||17 mi||50 min||56°F||4 ft|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||19 mi||50 min||56°F||3 ft|
|46253||24 mi||50 min||56°F||3 ft|
|46262||34 mi||50 min||57°F||5 ft|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||35 mi||40 min||SE 5.8 G 7.8||1017.6 hPa|
Wind History for Santa Monica, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA||4 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||52°F||83%||1018 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||5 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||51°F||81%||1018.3 hPa|
|Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA||11 mi||59 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||54°F||48°F||80%||1018.2 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||12 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||50°F||78%||1018 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||14 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||48°F||69%||1017.9 hPa|
|Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA||20 mi||1.9 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||53°F||49°F||89%||1018.9 hPa|
|Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA||22 mi||57 min||WNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||56°F||50°F||81%||1017.2 hPa|
|Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA||23 mi||59 min||NNE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||55°F||48°F||77%||1017.6 hPa|
|Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA||23 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||50°F||78%||1017.8 hPa|
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|El Segundo |
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Sat -- 12:37 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 01:24 AM PDT 4.97 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 09:08 AM PDT -0.17 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:07 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 04:25 PM PDT 3.19 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:29 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:28 PM PDT 2.59 feet Low Tide
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|Santa Monica |
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Sat -- 12:37 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 01:15 AM PDT 5.18 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 08:59 AM PDT -0.16 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:08 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 04:14 PM PDT 3.30 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:30 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:16 PM PDT 2.68 feet Low Tide
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