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Marine Weather and Tides
Malibu, CA

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Sunrise 6:43AMSunset 7:15PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:00 PM PDT (23:00 UTC) Moonrise 8:03AMMoonset 9:17PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 219 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 29 2017
Tonight..W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Fri..N winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft in the morning...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds...subsiding to 2 ft at 12 seconds in the afternoon.
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 4 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
PZZ600 219 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 29 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 1030 mb high was located 500 nm west of point conception with a 1015 mb low in palm springs. Winds will be elevated during much of this coming week. Gales will likely return again Thursday and Friday. Short period seas will dominate the waters due to persistent northwest winds.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Malibu, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 292029
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
129 pm pdt Wed mar 29 2017

Synopsis
A trough of low pressure will bring cooler conditions for
Thursday and Friday with another round of gusty northerly winds. A
brief warmup is likely this weekend with ridge of high pressure
nosing into the region, before another trough brings cooler and
breezy conditions early next week.

Short term (tdy-sat)
a warm day across the area as high pressure combined with weak
offshore flow generated strong compressional heating. Although
below record levels, temps are still 10-20 degrees above normal.

Significant cooling, though still near to slightly normal,
expected Thu as a trough that is currently moving into northern ca
will shift the offshore flow to strongly onshore. So in addition
to the cooler temps we'll see strong west to northwest winds
developing in the afternoon, especially along the central coast,
srn sb county, all the mountains, and the antelope valley. High
wind watches were posted earlier for all those areas except the
central coast, which certainly will need advisories for tomorrow
as will much of the remainder of the area by late afternoon or
evening.

This wind event is expected to be on par with the event we had
Monday night into early Tuesday. Strongest winds at that time were
in the i5 corridor where gusts in excess of 80 mph were observed
at whitaker peak just above interstate 5. Will probably see
similar speeds Thu night. The advisory level winds will include
coastal la county where more gusty north winds are expected
through and below the hollywood hills.

Winds will remain gusty through Friday though below advisory level
after Friday morning. With the cooler air arriving with the trough
expect another few degrees of cooling Friday.

Then we bounce back up Saturday as gradients shift to offshore
and the northeast (santa ana) winds kick in. Might be a low end
advisory level santa ana event Saturday, though fairly brief as
upper support and gradients weaken late sat. Highs will jump a
good 5-10 degrees from Friday, pushing highs again well into the
80s for the valleys and near 80 for interior coastal zones.

Long term (sun-wed)
another pretty warm day Sunday, though likely a few degrees cooler
especially for coastal areas as offshore flow weakens. Models
continue to bounce around a little bit with the Monday trough.

Though virtually all solutions now are dry, the big question
remains how far south the trough will dig and whether we'll see
another burst of strong north winds late Monday into Tuesday.

Either way we should see another few degrees of cooling Monday,
then warming Tuesday/Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure
develops along the west coast and gradients turn weakly offshore.

Aviation 29/1800z
at 1800z, there was no marine layer at klax.

High confidence in the current forecast through 09z. Very low
confidence for the los angeles coastal tafs after 09z. The big
question is whether ifr ceilings will make into klax and klgb late
tonight and with no sign of any clouds in the coastal waters, we
decided to hold off for now.

Even though Thursday evening is just outside of the forecast
period, there is a significant chance of a brief period of
northerly cross winds at klax for Thursday evening into very early
Friday morning. The most likely period for this activity will be
04z to 09z.

Klax... High confidence in the current forecast through 09z. There
is a 50 percent chc of ifr cig/vis after 09z.

Kbur... High confidence in the currentVFR forecast.

Marine 29/200 pm
across the outer waters... A combination of winds and seas will
keep small craft advisory conditions through at least Thursday
morning. Gale force winds are likely Thursday afternoon through
Friday.

Across the inner waters... Strong SCA winds will affect the
western portions of the inner waters on Thursday and Friday with a
40 percent chc of gale force winds.

Lox watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... High surf advisory in effect until 2 pm pdt this afternoon
for zones 34-35. (see laxcfwlox).

Beach hazards statement in effect until 3 pm pdt this
afternoon for zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).

High wind watch in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday morning for zone 46. (see laxnpwlox).

High wind watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Friday morning for zones 52>54. (see laxnpwlox).

High wind watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
late Thursday night for zone 59. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 pm pdt Friday for zone
645. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect until 1 pm pdt Thursday for
zones 670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Gale watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday
afternoon for zones 670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sat-wed)
gusty northeast winds are possible Saturday across la/ventura
counties.

Public... Mw
aviation... Sweet
marine... Sweet
synopsis... Munroe
weather.Gov/losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 10 mi61 min 62°F4 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 12 mi61 min W 4.1 G 5.1 63°F 60°F1016.8 hPa (-1.1)
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 24 mi31 min W 1.9 G 3.9 63°F 62°F1016.6 hPa54°F
PXAC1 28 mi61 min NNW 1.9 G 5.1
BAXC1 29 mi61 min SW 7 G 9.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 30 mi61 min 60°F1015.9 hPa (-1.9)
PSXC1 30 mi61 min S 7 G 9.9
PFXC1 31 mi85 min SW 11 G 12 67°F 1015.3 hPa
PFDC1 31 mi61 min SSW 8 G 8.9
AGXC1 31 mi61 min WSW 11 G 13 67°F 1016.2 hPa (-1.5)
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 33 mi42 min 61°F5 ft
PRJC1 33 mi61 min WSW 11 G 15
46256 34 mi39 min 59°F4 ft
46253 40 mi31 min 62°F4 ft
46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111) 40 mi31 min 59°F4 ft
46251 47 mi40 min 60°F5 ft

Wind History for Santa Monica, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA15 mi70 minWSW 810.00 miFair73°F46°F38%1016.2 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA17 mi68 minWSW 810.00 miPartly Cloudy74°F46°F37%1016.2 hPa
Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA20 mi70 minSSE 610.00 miFair83°F39°F21%1015 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA20 mi68 minW 910.00 miFair75°F39°F27%1016.1 hPa
Point Mugu, Naval Air Warfare Center, CA23 mi65 minW 1210.00 miA Few Clouds75°F46°F36%1017 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA23 mi74 minVar 310.00 miFair79°F37°F22%1015.6 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA24 mi74 minNW 1210.00 miA Few Clouds72°F51°F50%1015.9 hPa
Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA24 mi68 minS 410.00 miFair81°F35°F19%1014.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, Municipal Pier, California
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Santa Monica
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Wed -- 04:53 AM PDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:44 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:02 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:02 AM PDT     4.88 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:57 PM PDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:10 PM PDT     5.62 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.83.62.20.9-0-0.30.11.12.43.64.54.94.63.72.61.40.60.30.61.62.84.15.25.6

Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica
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Wed -- 04:53 AM PDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:44 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:02 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:02 AM PDT     4.91 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:57 PM PDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:10 PM PDT     5.66 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.83.62.20.9-0-0.30.11.12.43.74.64.94.63.82.61.50.60.30.71.62.94.25.25.7

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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (19,4,5,8)
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