Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:40AM||Sunset 6:51PM||Thursday September 21, 2017 11:15 PM PDT (06:15 UTC)||Moonrise 8:03AM||Moonset 8:05PM||Illumination 3%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 825 Pm Pdt Thu Sep 21 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Friday...
Tonight..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 30 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...w winds 10 to 20 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat..NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 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 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
|PZZ600 825 Pm Pdt Thu Sep 21 2017 |
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 1032 mb high was 900 nm W of portland...and a 1008 low was over nevada. Strong nw winds over the outer waters will slowly diminish overnight. Hazardous short period seas will affect all areas tonight into early Friday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Marina del Rey, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 220603|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
1103 pm pdt Thu sep 21 2017
Aviation discussion updated...
An upper level trough of low pressure will persist over the
western united states through Saturday resulting in cooler than
usual and breezy conditions. An upper level ridge of high pressure
and weak offshore flow will setup Sunday through the middle of
next week, with warmer than usual conditions and minimal marine
layer likely near the coast.
Short term (thu-sun)
the cold front that moved through the forecast area earlier today
helped to wash out the marine inversion as cooler air filtered in.
There were a few leftover strato CU here and there early this
evening, otherwise skies were mostly clear across the region. There
is a slim chance (less than 15 percent) that a few low clouds may
form on parts of the central coast and l.A. County coast later
tonight. Lingering stratocu can also be expected for the mtns mainly
on the N slopes. Otherwise, mostly clear skies are expected across
southwestern ca thru the night. Gusty NW to N winds have persisted
this evening along parts of the coast, but most especially below and
through the passes and canyons along the sba county S coast and
mtns. Wind gusts up to 46 mph have been observed at both the
montecito hills raws and san marcos pass raws. Wind advisories will
continue in this area through late tonight. Sub-advisory level winds
continued along the central coast and antelope vly which should
gradually diminish overnight. Wind advisories in effect for these
areas will be cancelled shortly.
A rather deep upper level trough for late september over ca this
evening will persist over the area through Fri night, then the axis
of the upper trof will slowly move E into the great basin Sat thru
sun. 500 mb heights over swrn ca will gradually improve from the 560s
to the 570s by late in the weekend.
Dry and cool weather can be expected over the forecast area Fri thru
sat, then dry but warmer conditions should prevail for sun. Gusty nw
winds can be expected along some coastal areas again on fri, with
gusty NW to N winds for the sba county S coast and mtns each
evening. There should be some offshore flow developing over slo sba
counties and interior vtu l.A. Counties Fri night. Offshore winds
will increase further later Sat night into Sun morning, with gusty
ne canyon winds possible in the favored areas of vtu l.A. Counties,
possibly to advisory levels. There may be a few marine layer clouds
over the l.A. County coast and san gabriel vly Fri night into sat
morning. There is a small chance low clouds may affect the l.A.
County coast later Sat night into Sun morning, but the latest NAM is
forecasting the offshore flow to increase enough to push any low
clouds off the coast at that time. Otherwise, mostly clear skies for
the most part are expected thru sun.
Temps across the region will remain unseasonably cool Fri and sat
with highs in the warmest vlys and lower mtns in the 70s to around
80. Temps should be much warmer and near to slightly above normal on
sun with highs in the warmest vlys and lower mtns topping out in the
mid 80s to around 90.
***from previous discussion***
Long term (mon-thu)
offshore gradients strengthen slightly each day through Tuesday
which corresponds to the best period of upper level support with
some additional energy dropping into the trough. As a result the
breeziest day (still likely below advisory levels) still appears
to be Tuesday and we'll also see a corresponding jump in
temperatures that day as well. Gradients and upper support weaken
wed Thu but air mass warms up as high pressure builds in from the
west. Coast and valleys could actually see slight cooling wed
with the weaker offshore flow, however mtns and av will continue
to warm through the period. Models continue to show light offshore
flow and warm temps continuing right on through next weekend.
Aviation 22 06z.
At 03z at klax... There was no inversion in the lower atmosphere.
Overall... Moderate to high confidence in the current tafs. There
is a fifteen percent chance of MVFR CIGS developing at klgb and
klax overnight. Otherwise and elsewhereVFR conditions will
Klax... Moderate to high confidence in the current taf. There is
a fifteen percent chance of MVFR CIGS developing overnight.
OtherwiseVFR conditions will prevail. No east winds greater than
seven knots are expected.
Kbur... High confidence in the current taf.VFR conditions will
Marine 21 800 pm.
Northwest winds across the outer waters will likely be at gale
warning levels through late tonight, with gusts up to 35 knots.
Scas will likely be issued for Friday as the winds begin to
diminish late tonight. There is a chance that the winds will begin
to diminish earlier than expected overnight over the outer waters
and the gale will have to be downgraded to sca.
Northwest winds over all nearshore areas are currently at high-
end SCA level and will gradually decrease overnight.
Steep short-period seas are affecting all portions of the coastal
waters and this will continue through late tonight into Friday.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory in effect until 4 am pdt Friday for zones
39-52. (see laxnpwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Friday for
zones 645-650-655. (see laxmwwlox).
Gale warning in effect until 3 am pdt Friday for zones
670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
no significant hazards expected.
Public... Sirard mw
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||4 mi||45 min||ENE 7 G 11||65°F||67°F||1010.3 hPa|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||12 mi||45 min||68°F||6 ft|
|PXAC1||17 mi||45 min||Calm G 0|
|BAXC1||17 mi||45 min||SSW 1.9 G 2.9|
|PSXC1||18 mi||45 min||S 4.1 G 6|
|PFXC1||19 mi||45 min||SW 7 G 8.9||65°F|
|PFDC1||19 mi||45 min||SSW 7 G 8.9|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||19 mi||45 min||63°F||1010.3 hPa|
|AGXC1||20 mi||45 min||WSW 8 G 9.9||64°F||1010.2 hPa|
|PRJC1||21 mi||45 min||WSW 7 G 8|
|46256||22 mi||53 min||64°F||5 ft|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||25 mi||45 min||64°F||7 ft|
|46253||30 mi||75 min||67°F||5 ft|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||35 mi||35 min||NW 14 G 19||67°F||1009.5 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||3 mi||22 min||E 7||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||63°F||55°F||76%||1009.9 hPa|
|Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA||5 mi||24 min||NE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||55°F||76%||1010 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||6 mi||22 min||E 5||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||54°F||68%||1010.1 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||10 mi||28 min||E 4||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||54°F||68%||1010.1 hPa|
|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||13 mi||3.5 hrs||W 3||10.00 mi||Clear||63°F||53°F||73%||1009.8 hPa|
|Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA||17 mi||24 min||NE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||52°F||70%||1009.7 hPa|
|Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA||17 mi||22 min||ESE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||52°F||70%||1009.3 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||18 mi||22 min||ESE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||55°F||75%||1010.1 hPa|
|Los Angeles, Whiteman Airport, CA||21 mi||3.4 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Clear||63°F||50°F||64%||1010.8 hPa|
|El Monte, CA||24 mi||3.5 hrs||Var 5||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||64°F||51°F||64%||1010.5 hPa|
|Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA||24 mi||17 min||ESE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||53°F||74%||1010.8 hPa|
Wind History from LAX (wind in knots)
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|Santa Monica |
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Fri -- 04:56 AM PDT 0.96 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:42 AM PDT Sunrise
Fri -- 09:01 AM PDT Moonrise
Fri -- 11:09 AM PDT 5.41 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:31 PM PDT 0.77 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:50 PM PDT Sunset
Fri -- 08:39 PM PDT Moonset
Fri -- 11:36 PM PDT 4.64 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|King Harbor |
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Fri -- 04:59 AM PDT 0.91 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:41 AM PDT Sunrise
Fri -- 09:00 AM PDT Moonrise
Fri -- 11:13 AM PDT 5.27 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:34 PM PDT 0.71 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:49 PM PDT Sunset
Fri -- 08:39 PM PDT Moonset
Fri -- 11:41 PM PDT 4.52 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (2,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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