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Santa Monica, CA

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 5:10PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 1:14 AM PST (09:14 UTC) Moonrise 7:37AMMoonset 6:05PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 813 Pm Pst Mon Jan 15 2018
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt through late in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 18 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft after midnight. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft. Chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ600 813 Pm Pst Mon Jan 15 2018
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 04z...or 8 pm pst...a 1023 mb high was located 500 nm sw of point conception. A large, long period nw swell will affect the waters tonight through Wed night. An even larger nw swell may affect the waters Thu through Sat.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Monica, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 160415
afdlox
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
815 pm pst Mon jan 15 2018

Synopsis
A low pressure system north of the area will increase the onshore
flow for more clouds and cooler temperatures into Tuesday. A
storm system will spread the possibility of precipitation from
the northwest Thursday evening, and into all areas on Friday. The
weekend will dry out with clearing skies and a warming trend as
offshore flow develops beneath high pressure aloft.

Short term (mon-thu)
satellite imagery showing considerable high clouds continuing to
stream into southwest california tonight as upper level flow
pattern has turned zonal. An upper level trough and associated
cold front will affect northern california tonight. This front
will move south and east washing out just north of our forecast
area. There is just a slight chance of a brief shower over the
foothills of NW slo county on Tuesday morning.

Otherwise just looking for quite a bit of mid and high level
clouds to continue to move into the forecast area through
Wednesday. A near neutral pressure gradient this evening combined
with a shallow marine inversion will bring the potential for some
low clouds and fog across coastal areas tonight into Tuesday
morning, with some of the fog being locally dense. As of 8 pm,
already seeing some low clouds and fog returning to the central
coast. Cooling trend to continue tomorrow, with slight warming
expected on Wednesday as a weak upper level ridge of high pressure
builds over the area.

Another upper level trough and associated cold front will approach
the central coast on Thursday, with a slight chance of rain by
afternoon for the slo county central coast. The threat of light
rain will overspread the forecast area (including montecito) on
Thursday night.

Long term (fri-mon)
the trough of low pressure, rotating around the aleutian low
pressure system, is scraping the subtropics today. The storm
system will inject some subtropical moisture and eject out toward
the west coast through Thursday. A frontal boundary will move
across the region between Thursday and Saturday. Pops have been
bumped up across the region, mainly between Thursday and Friday.

While moisture parameters are only about 1-2 standard deviations
above the mean, a colder air mass will arrive with this system.

Gusty winds will also likely develop with this storm system.

Rainfall amounts look to range between a tenth and a quarter of an
inch with local amounts up to one-half inch possible. With 700 mb
temperatures dropping to around -10 degrees celsius, snow levels
will likely fall to between 3500 and 4000 feet. Stay tuned, as
this system could cause snowfall at the top of the grapevine and
possibly into the foothills of the antelope valley.

High pressure aloft should develop for the remainder of next
weekend and warming and drying trend be in play.

Aviation 15 2340z.

At 2330z at klax, there was marine layer with a depth of nearly
600 ft. The top of the inversion was at 1000 feet with a
temperature of 18 degrees c.

The combination of weak onshore flow and a shallow marine layer
depth will bring a threat of ifr conditions to many of the
coastal TAF locations tonight but low confidence in occurrence
and timing due to presence of fairly thick higher level clouds.

There is a 20 percent chance of dense fog with lifr conditions
at klax, klgb, ksmo, koxr, kcma, ksmx, and ksbp later tonight
into early Tuesday morning.

Klax... Low confidence in the 00z TAF with arrival and timing of
ifr CIGS vsbys later tonight into Tuesday morning as there is a
chance of no low cigs. However, there is also a 20 percent chance
of lifr conditions late tonight into early Tuesday morning.

Kbur... Very high confidence in cavu taf.

Marine 15 800 pm.

For the outer waters, high confidence in current forecast. Winds
will most likely remain below small craft advisory (sca) levels
through Wed night, but could get close to SCA levels in some areas
during the afternoon and evening hours Tue and wed. A large long
period westerly swell will continue to affect the waters through
wed. SCA conditions for hazardous seas are expected through wed
night. After a very brief lull, another even larger NW swell will
build again Thu afternoon, increasing through at least fri, with
wave heights 18 to 20 ft possible. Additionally, winds could reach
sca levels Wed night through thu, and will likely reach sca
levels fri.

For the northern inner waters, high confidence in current forecast.

Sca conditions for hazardous seas will continue through wed
night. After slightly subsiding, seas will build to SCA levels
again thu, with SCA level winds as well fri.

For the waters south of point conception, winds will remain below
sca levels through thu. Seas may build to near or above 10 feet
across the western portions of the nearshore waters late tonight
through Tue night. Even larger seas are expected late in the week
and SCA levels winds are expected fri.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... High surf advisory in effect until 6 am pst Thursday for
zones 34-35-40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas in effect until 3 am
pst Thursday for zones 645-670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (thu-mon)
possible winter weather issues for the i-5 near the grapevine
Friday night. Otherwise, no significant hazards expected.

Public... Gomberg hall
aviation... Gomberg
marine... Smith
synopsis... Stu hall
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 1 mi45 min ENE 4.1 G 4.1 58°F 61°F1020.3 hPa
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 12 mi45 min 62°F5 ft
PXAC1 22 mi45 min NNE 2.9 G 2.9
BAXC1 22 mi45 min Calm G 1
PSXC1 23 mi45 min WSW 1.9 G 4.1
PFXC1 24 mi45 min SSE 1 G 2.9 59°F
PFDC1 24 mi45 min E 2.9 G 4.1
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 24 mi45 min 62°F1020.3 hPa
AGXC1 25 mi45 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 58°F 1020.3 hPa
PRJC1 26 mi45 min N 1.9 G 4.1
46256 27 mi53 min 61°F3 ft
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 29 mi45 min 61°F5 ft
46262 33 mi75 min 61°F5 ft
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 34 mi35 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 61°F1019.3 hPa
46253 35 mi45 min 62°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA4 mi24 minNE 44.00 miFog/Mist54°F54°F100%1019.9 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA8 mi22 minN 09.00 miPatches Fog58°F57°F97%1019.9 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA11 mi22 minN 04.00 miFair57°F55°F96%1020 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA13 mi28 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist55°F53°F93%1019.8 hPa
Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA14 mi24 minNNW 310.00 miFair54°F44°F69%1019.4 hPa
Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA16 mi22 minN 010.00 miFair56°F45°F67%1018.8 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA23 mi22 minE 33.00 miFog/Mist56°F53°F90%1020 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica
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Tue -- 02:06 AM PST     2.11 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:36 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:58 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:19 AM PST     5.83 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:31 PM PST     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:08 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tue -- 09:57 PM PST     3.75 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.32.12.32.83.74.65.45.85.753.92.51.10-0.6-0.6-00.922.93.53.83.5

Tide / Current Tables for El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California
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El Segundo
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Tue -- 02:15 AM PST     2.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:35 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:58 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:27 AM PST     5.63 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:39 PM PST     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:08 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tue -- 10:05 PM PST     3.64 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.322.12.63.44.35.15.65.653.92.61.30.1-0.5-0.6-0.10.71.82.73.43.63.5

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