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Marina del Rey, CA

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 7:08PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 5:25 PM PDT (00:25 UTC) Moonrise 3:17AMMoonset 1:55PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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- 221 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm pdt this evening through Thursday afternoon...
Tonight..Western portion...w winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Elsewhere...w winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 15 seconds. Chance of rain and slight chance of tstms in the evening, then slight chance of rain.
Thu..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 30 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere...nw winds 5 to 10 kt becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Thu night..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...w winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 13 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt in the morning...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Chance of showers.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft.
PZZ600 221 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 22 2017
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 pst...a 998 mb low was 200 nm W of seattle. A 1026 mb high was located around 700 nm W of point conception. There is the slight chance of Thunderstorms today across all waters and the la county coastal waters this evening.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Marina del Rey, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 222127
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
227 pm pdt Wed mar 22 2017

Synopsis
Possible precipitation with isolated thunderstorms will occur
into tonight. A dry and breezy northerly flow may bring a warming
trend from Thursday into Friday. But from Friday night through
Saturday precipitation is again possible with cooler temperatures.

Then early next week decreasing clouds will occur as high pressure
moves in.

Short term (tdy-sat)
the latest radar imagery showed the cold front stretched across
the southeastern portion of san luis obispo (slo) county and
across santa barbara county... Just to the east of gaviota. There
were good build ups along the front and a few behind it in slo
county with the strongest cell near buttonwillow along the front
and another east of paso robles near shandon. Rainfall rates have
been up to a tenth of an inch per hour with the frontal passage
and just a bit more with the stronger storms. There was a funnel
cloud reported with the buttonwillow storm earlier in the day near
santa maria and small hail and gusty winds are also possible.

Widespread instability continues across the region and across the
coastal waters through this evening. Lis are negative 2-3 with
cape values 300-500 j/kg in many areas... But they become negative
lis of 5-7 with CAPE values of 500-800 j/kg in the ventura county
mountains this afternoon and evening with values just a little
less favorable in the los angeles county mountains. Moisture is a
bit limited but with breaks in the clouds providing a little extra
heating there should be increased enhancement of the storms as
the front moves across through ventura and los angeles counties.

The vertical wind profile does not favor deep rotation but terrain
may provide enough curvature to the profile to have another funnel
develop.

Rainfall totals will be a tenth to a quarter inch with up to a
half inch or so near thunderstorms. As the colder airmass comes
in behind the front the higher elevations will get a dusting of
snow. The snow level will begin near 6000 feet and drop to near
5000 feet overnight with one to three inches of snow possible
above 6000 feet.

As the wind shifts to the northwest-north direction winds will
become gusty in santa barbara county in the traditional sundowner
canyons and locations. The winds will generally remain below
advisory criteria but there may be periods when they approach
those levels.

Skies will clear and temperatures will warm on Thursday and Friday
as a weak ridge of higher pressure builds into the region. Increasing
onshore flow may keep coastal areas a few degrees cooler on Friday
though the flow will boost the temperature a few degrees in the
antelope valley due to downslope flow. Thursday will likely be the
warmest day north of point conception due to the increasing clouds
ahead of the next weather system blocking the Friday afternoon sunshine.

The next chance of precipitation comes to the region by late
Friday. The models are not in sync regarding the exact timing of
the system... With a possibility of the precip coming Friday
afternoon north of point conception versus late on Friday. However
the trend is for less rainfall overall with this next system and
to bring it in earlier rather than later. So areas to the north
will have the best chance of rain by the Friday evening commute
and those to the south of point conception will have the best
chance of rain Friday night into Saturday morning.

Skies will slowly clear on Saturday and some precipitation may
linger in the los angeles county mountains.

Long term (sun-wed)
conditions will be warmer and drier on Sunday as a weak ridge
moves into the region... Which is followed by a weak trough on
Monday and a slight chance of light showers. There continue to be
significant differences in the models beyond Monday however...

with the possibility of a stronger ridge over the region or a low
pressure center that drops down to the east of the region. The
second solution provides a possibility of unsettled weather for
Tuesday and Wednesday. Have kept the forecast on the warm and dry
side but this discrepancy will bear watching.

Aviation 22/1800z
at 1745z, there was no marine inversion at klax.

Low confidence in 18z TAF package through 06z. There will be
frequent flight cat changes as both CIGS and vis vary up and down.

There is a 40 percent chc of a shower for the la county taf
sites. There is a 20 percent chc of a TSTM in the morning N of pt
conception and a 20 percent chc in the afternoon S of pt
conception.

Good confidence in tafs after 06z with the transition toVFR
conds.

Klax... Low confidence in 18z TAF package through 06z. There will
be frequent flight cat changes as both CIGS and vis vary up and
down. There is a 40 percent chc of a shower today and a 20 percent
chc of a TSTM in the afternoon. Good confidence in mid evening
vfr transition. East winds should remain below 8 kt through the
period.

Kbur... Low confidence in 18z TAF package through 06z. There will
be frequent flight cat changes as both CIGS and vis vary up and
down. There is a 40 percent chc of a shower today and a 20 percent
chc of a TSTM in the afternoon. Good confidence in mid evening
vfr transition.

Marine 22/200 pm
isolated thunderstorms are possible early today across the
northern waters initially, then across all coastal waters late
morning through the early evening hours. Any thunderstorm that
forms will be capable of producing locally gusty winds and rough
seas, dangerous lightning, heavy rainfall with reduced visibility,
and waterspouts.

Gusty NW winds will reach SCA levels tonight through Thursday.

There will be a few gale force gusts between san nicolas island
and santa rosa island during this time. The winds will weaken late
Thursday night into Friday.

Lox watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... Beach hazards statement in effect through Thursday morning
for zones 39>41-87. (see laxcfwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm this evening to 3 am
pdt Thursday for zones 645-650-670. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm this evening to 4 pm
pdt Thursday for zone 655. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm this evening to 9 pm
pdt Thursday for zones 673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sat-wed)
high surf and strong rip currents are Saturday and Sunday.

Public... Kj
aviation... Sweet
marine... Sweet
synopsis... Stu
weather.Gov/losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 4 mi38 min WSW 22 G 26
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 12 mi26 min 60°F4 ft
PXAC1 17 mi44 min W 11 G 16
BAXC1 17 mi38 min WNW 19 G 21
PSXC1 18 mi38 min W 18 G 24
PFXC1 19 mi38 min W 16 G 22 62°F 1014.1 hPa
PFDC1 19 mi38 min SW 15 G 21
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 19 mi38 min 61°F1015 hPa
AGXC1 20 mi38 min WSW 19 G 24 60°F 1015.2 hPa
PRJC1 21 mi38 min W 21 G 25
46256 22 mi34 min 60°F4 ft
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 25 mi37 min 62°F4 ft
46253 30 mi26 min 61°F4 ft
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 35 mi26 min W 16 G 19 60°F 61°F1015 hPa (-1.7)54°F

Wind History for Santa Monica, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA3 mi33 minW 23 G 2710.00 miA Few Clouds and Windy63°F55°F76%1014.5 hPa
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA5 mi35 minWSW 17 G 2610.00 miFair61°F52°F72%1014.3 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA6 mi33 minW 18 G 2410.00 miPartly Cloudy and Breezy63°F53°F70%1014.8 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA10 mi39 minW 8 G 2510.00 miFair64°F52°F65%1014.1 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA13 mi38 minW 14 G 2410.00 miPartly Cloudy63°F53°F73%1014.9 hPa
Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA17 mi35 minW 11 G 1610.00 miFair64°F46°F52%1013.5 hPa
Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA17 mi33 minWSW 1310.00 miMostly Cloudy67°F44°F44%1012.6 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA18 mi33 minW 16 G 2410.00 miFair65°F46°F52%1014.5 hPa
Los Angeles, Whiteman Airport, CA21 mi33 minSW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F44°F49%1015.2 hPa
El Monte, CA24 mi41 minSSW 810.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F48°F52%1014.6 hPa
Los Alamitos U. S. Army Airfield, CA24 mi88 minW 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy66°F50°F56%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica
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Wed -- 12:03 AM PDT     2.63 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:56 AM PDT     4.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:14 PM PDT     0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:55 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:07 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:58 PM PDT     3.59 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.62.733.43.84.14.24.13.62.921.20.60.30.40.91.62.333.43.63.53.12.7

Tide / Current Tables for King Harbor, Santa Monica Bay, California
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King Harbor
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Wed -- 12:03 AM PDT     2.62 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:58 AM PDT     4.09 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:14 PM PDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:55 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:07 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:00 PM PDT     3.47 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.62.72.93.33.744.13.93.52.821.20.60.30.40.81.52.22.93.33.53.332.7

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