Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:01AM||Sunset 7:58PM||Thursday July 27, 2017 5:51 PM PDT (00:51 UTC)||Moonrise 10:34AM||Moonset 11:04PM||Illumination 20%|
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|PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 222 Pm Pdt Thu Jul 27 2017 |
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt...becoming sw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. S swell 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Fri..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri night..W winds 10 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 8 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sat..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 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. S swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. S swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
|PZZ600 222 Pm Pdt Thu Jul 27 2017 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 21z...or 2 pm pdt...a 1030 mb surface high was centered 900 nm W of point conception. A 1005 mb thermal low was centered near needles.
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
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
225 pm pdt Thu jul 27 2017
Partly cloudy skies will persist into next week, with an overnight
marine layer along the coast. Early next week, monsoonal moisture
should bring possible thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon and
evening for the ventura mountains and los angeles valleys and
eastward. The temperatures are forecast to be around normal this
week, with a warming trend next week as the high builds in.
Short term (tdy-sun)
overall, 12z models in good synoptic agreement through the period.
At upper levels, ridge remains centered over the texas panhandle
area through Saturday as weak trough settles over the west coast.
On Sunday, the center of the ridge moves westward, settling a bit
closer to the four corners area. Near the surface, generally
moderate onshore flow will prevail through the period.
Forecast-wise, no major issues through Saturday. With upper trough
settling over west coast, there will be some lowering of h5
heights which should allow for some slight marine inversion
deepening. High resolution models indicate weak eddy circulations
developing the next couple of nights. So, will expect stratus to
be rather widespread across the coastal plain the next two
mornings and could squeeze into some of the lower coastal valleys.
Otherwise, skies should remain mostly clear through Saturday. As
for temperatures, there should be a degree or two of cooling for
most areas Friday and Saturday. The only other wrinkle for tonight
will be the possibility of some locally gusty northerly winds
across the santa ynez range and i-5 corridor. Nothing approaching
advisory-levels, but probably just enough to notice.
For Sunday, upper flow pattern turns a bit more southeasterly as
upper ridge moves westward and weak low develops over northern
baja mexico. So, some mid-level moisture could filter into the
area. With decent instability over the mountains, could be enough
to generate an isolated thunderstorm. Pwats are not too
impressive, but definitely enough to warrant continuation of
slight chance pops over the antelope valley and los angeles county
mountains. Otherwise, there will be some stratus Sunday morning
across the coastal plain with increasing high clouds through the
day for all areas. As for temperatures, will expect some slight
warming for most areas on Sunday with some increase in h5 heights
Long term (mon-thu)
overall, 12z models are in surprisingly good synoptic agreement
through the period. At upper levels, ridge gradually strengthens
with the ridge center setting up over nevada and interior central
california while a weak upper low spins off the baja mexico coast.
Near the surface, moderate onshore flow is forecast to continue.
Forecast-wise, main issues will be potential for monsoonal
moisture and temperatures. Given the forecasted upper level
pattern, an east to southeast flow will continue across the area
which should allow for some infiltration of monsoonal moisture.
So, there will be a threat of afternoon evening thunderstorms
over the ventura los angeles mountains and antelope valley Monday
through Thursday. Additionally, models are still hinting at the
potential for an easterly wave Monday afternoon night. So, will
keep some slight chance pops in the forecast for the los angeles
county valley as well as the ventura coastal valleys.
As for temperatures, the building upper level ridge will allow for
a warming trend for all areas through the period. By Wednesday and|
Thursday, areas away from the coast will be in the mid 90s to low
Aviation 27 1848z.
At 18z, the marine layer depth was around 1100 ft. The top of the
marine inversion was around 1950 ft with a temperature of near 23
degrees celsius. There was another inversion above up to around
North of point conception... Lifr to ifr conditions will spread
into coastal terminals as soon as 03z or as late as 10z.
Conditions will become primarily lifr between 07z and 11z, then
linger through 15z before improving toVFR conditions between 17z
and 18z Friday.
South of point conception... Conditions should remainVFR through
at least 03z, except for a chance of ifr to MVFR conditions at
koxr this afternoon. Otherwise, ifr to MVFR conditions will
spread into coastal terminals between 03z and 13z. Conditions
should improve toVFR between 16z and 19z Friday.
Klax... There is a 70 percent chance of ifr to MVFR conditions
will spread into klax as soon as 06z or as late as 13z.VFR
conditions could delay until 20z Friday, but more likely 17z.
Kbur...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period. There
is a 30 percent chance of ifr to MVFR conditions between 13z and
16z but could occur as soon as 10z.
Marine 27 300 pm.
For the outer waters, moderate-to-high confidence in current
forecast. A small craft advisory remains in effect for the waters
near point arguello and point conception from late this afternoon
through late this evening. There is a 30-40 percent chance that
northwest winds could reach small craft advisory levels each
afternoon through Saturday evening, especially for the northern
outer waters portion.
For the inner waters, high confidence in current forecast. For
all the waters, winds and seas are expected to remain below sca
levels through Monday, except for local small craft advisory level
gusts across the inner waters each afternoon and evening.
A long-period southerly swell will spread into the coastal waters
between Friday night and Saturday, then a moderate-to-
occasionally large swell with a rather long period will affect
the waters from Saturday through weekend. The santa barbara
channel will likely be blocked from the swell energy due to the
Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Beach hazards statement in effect from Saturday morning
through Tuesday evening for zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Friday for zone
673. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
a high surf event should peak over the weekend as a long-period
southerly swell arrives at the southern california beaches. High
surf and strong rip currents will occur through the weekend and
probably into late next week.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||4 mi||52 min||WSW 12 G 14||67°F||71°F||1012.1 hPa (-1.4)|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||12 mi||52 min||72°F||3 ft|
|PXAC1||17 mi||52 min||NNW 7 G 8.9|
|BAXC1||17 mi||52 min||NNW 7 G 8|
|PSXC1||18 mi||52 min||WNW 4.1 G 9.9|
|PFXC1||19 mi||52 min||SW 8.9 G 9.9||77°F|
|PFDC1||19 mi||52 min||SSW 5.1 G 6|
|OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA||19 mi||52 min||62°F||1011.5 hPa (-1.5)|
|AGXC1||20 mi||52 min||WSW 16 G 19||68°F||1011.6 hPa (-1.4)|
|PRJC1||21 mi||52 min||WSW 16 G 19|
|46256||22 mi||60 min||67°F||2 ft|
|46222 - San Pedro, CA (092)||25 mi||52 min||71°F||3 ft|
|46253||30 mi||52 min||71°F||3 ft|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||35 mi||42 min||W 14 G 16||72°F||1011.8 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||59 min||WSW 14||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||64°F||74%||1011.6 hPa|
|Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA||5 mi||61 min||SW 8||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||71°F||64°F||79%||1011.6 hPa|
|Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA||6 mi||59 min||W 12||10.00 mi||Fair||74°F||63°F||69%||1011.7 hPa|
|Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA||10 mi||65 min||no data||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||61°F||56%||1011.2 hPa|
|Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA||13 mi||2.1 hrs||WNW 17 G 22||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||75°F||64°F||69%||1012.2 hPa|
|Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA||17 mi||61 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Fair||95°F||59°F||30%||1009.7 hPa|
|Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA||17 mi||59 min||SSE 9||10.00 mi||Fair||88°F||57°F||36%||1009.8 hPa|
|Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA||18 mi||59 min||WNW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||61°F||56%||1011.4 hPa|
|Los Angeles, Whiteman Airport, CA||21 mi||59 min||ESE 8||10.00 mi||Clear||91°F||57°F||32%||1012.5 hPa|
|El Monte, CA||24 mi||64 min||SSW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||88°F||59°F||38%||1011.8 hPa|
|Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA||24 mi||1.9 hrs||W 9||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||85°F||61°F||47%||1012.1 hPa|
Wind History from LAX (wind in knots)
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|Santa Monica |
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Thu -- 12:14 AM PDT 5.38 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:02 AM PDT Sunrise
Thu -- 07:01 AM PDT 0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:34 AM PDT Moonrise
Thu -- 01:39 PM PDT 4.68 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:21 PM PDT 1.96 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:58 PM PDT Sunset
Thu -- 11:04 PM PDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|King Harbor |
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Thu -- 12:19 AM PDT 5.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:02 AM PDT Sunrise
Thu -- 07:03 AM PDT 0.04 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:34 AM PDT Moonrise
Thu -- 01:42 PM PDT 4.54 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:24 PM PDT 1.92 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:57 PM PDT Sunset
Thu -- 11:03 PM PDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (20,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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