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Santa Monica, CA

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Sunrise 5:42AMSunset 8:10PM Saturday June 24, 2017 6:50 AM PDT (13:50 UTC) Moonrise 6:29AMMoonset 8:53PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 239 Am Pdt Sat Jun 24 2017
Today..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W to nw 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the western portion in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 8 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..W to nw winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt western portion in the evening. Winds becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W to nw winds 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds and sw 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 6 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ600 239 Am Pdt Sat Jun 24 2017
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 09z...or 2 am pdt...a 1014 mb surface high centered 150 nm west of point conception. A 1001 mb thermal low was centered just south of las vegas.

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 241314
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
614 am pdt Sat jun 24 2017

Synopsis
High pressure centered over southern arizona will continue to
bring very warm conditions to all areas except the coast through
early next week. Night through morning low clouds and fog will
continue into next week. High pressure aloft will weaken Tuesday
and a cooling trend should develop as onshore flow increases.

Short term (tdy-mon)
the marine layer has shrunk a few hundred feet (its at 1400 feet
now)... There are weak offshore trends from the north and the
powerful ridge continues to sit directly atop the state with 594
hgts. All of this will add up to another very warm day with little
change from the very hot temps across the interior and the cool
temps across the coastal areas which are swaddled in cool marine
air. The vlys will see a bump up in temps of 2 to 4 degrees as the
marine layer retreats.

The offshore trends will allow for a little better clearing of the
marine layer this afternoon but more than a few west facing
beaches will likely remain cloudy.

A little instability and some mid level moisture is working its
way up from the north. This is creating some elevated convection.

There is a slight chc of some dry lighting this morning from this
system but the only chc or rain and thunder is over the southern
outer waters where the convection has been training for the past 7
hours. The mtns and ESP the vta mtns are rather unstable today and
there is even some decent CAPE to complement the instability but
there is still no low level moisture so still expecting a large
field of ACCAS but not much else. The chc of a mtn TSTM is not
zero but it is too low to mention in the forecast. Would not be
too surprised if there were a few reports of big raindrops.

Continued offshore trends tonight will result in a greatly reduced
marine layer. Quite confident that the vlys will be clear and that
most of the central coast and the la coast will be cloudy but the
vta county coast is the big question mark. Keeping it clear for
now but would not be surprised if the clouds sneak in late.

The ridge begins to break down on Sunday and this will result in
some cooling across the interior including the antelope vly which
will see its first slight relief in a week. But the offshore
trends and reduced marine layer will bring a warming trend to the
coasts and vlys.

The ridge continues to flatten out on Monday so the cooling trend
will continue across the interior and will spread to the coasts
and vlys which will have a similar marine layer and pressure
gradient pattern as Sunday but lower hgts overhead.

Long term (tue-fri)
the ec blinked first and after 3 days of disagreement now
resembles the GFS through the xtnd period. An upper low rolls
through the canadian rockies and a long wave trof will slowly
develop and expand across the western conus. There will be
continued cooling Tue and Wed and then Thu and Fri will see little
change. The marine layer will grow Tue and Wed when it will cover
most of the coasts and vlys. The marine layer stratus pattern will
then also change little on Thu and fri.

Aviation 24 1140z
updated at 1314z
at 1030z near klax, the marine layer depth was around 1400 feet.

The top of the inversion was around 4300 feet with a temperature
near 30 degrees celsius.

Only moderate confidence in coastal and vly tafs. There is 40
percent chc that low clouds will reach kvny and kbur. There is a
30 percent chc that TAF sites with no afternoon clearing forecast
will clear by 22z. Low confidence in low clouds redevelopment
after 00z for all coastal tafs. Better confidence thatVFR conds
will occur across sba,koxr,kcma this evening through overnight
hours due to northerly winds.

Klax... Moderate confidence in taf. There is a 30 percent chc that
there will be clearing by 22z. Low confidence in TAF after 00z
with a 40 percent chc ofVFR conds. For west departures through
18z there is a 20 percent chc of lightning 100 nm west of the
terminal.

Kbur... Low to moderate confidence in TAF through 17z. There is a
40 percent chc of ovc004 conds 14z-17z. Good confidence in taf
after 17z through the overnight hours. There is a 20% chc of
bkn006 after 09z.

Marine 24 300 am.

Outer waters... Winds will gradually increase through the weekend,
increasing above small craft advisory levels this morning for the
two lower outer water zones from point sal to NW of san nicolas
island. By this afternoon, the outer northern waters will
increase to SCA level winds as well. Small craft advisories for
the outer waters have been extended through at least late Sunday
night, and will likely need to be extended into early next week.

Inner waters... N of point conception, SCA will be in effect this
afternoon through mid evening hours. This will be on the low end
of the scale. There will be a 50% chance that SCA will be needed
Sunday afternoon and evening, and a 70% chance for Monday
afternoon and evening.

S of point conception... A SCA has also been issued valid for
this afternoon through mid evening foe the western portion of the
sba channel. Otherwise winds should remain below SCA for the other
portions through Sunday morning. Otherwise winds will remain
below SCA levels for the inner waters through Sunday. Sunday will
be similar to today except slightly windier across zone pzz655
from pt. Mugu to san mateo pt. There is a 60% that SCA will be
needed once again for the sba inner waters western portion Monday
afternoon.

A short-period west to northwest swell with a period around 6
seconds could impact the coastal waters between Monday and
Wednesday. A mix of short-period seas and or winds could develop
across the entire coastal waters into midweek next week.

Otherwise, a 2-3 foot south swell with a 16-17 second period will
last through today and may pose a risk for breaking waves
nearshore. People boating or kayaking near shore should use extra
caution.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Heat advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for zones
38-52>54. (see laxnpwlox).

Beach hazards statement in effect through this evening for
zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).

Excessive heat warning in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for
zone 59. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 9
pm pdt this evening for zones 645-650. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 3
am pdt Monday for zone 670. (see laxmwwlox).

Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Monday for
zones 673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (mon-fri)
no significant hazards expected.

Public... Rorke
aviation... Kaplan
marine... Kaplan
synopsis... 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 mi50 min NW 1 G 2.9 62°F 65°F1011.5 hPa (-0.9)
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 12 mi50 min 64°F3 ft
PXAC1 22 mi50 min W 4.1 G 5.1
BAXC1 22 mi50 min WNW 6 G 7
PSXC1 23 mi50 min W 6 G 7
PFXC1 24 mi50 min W 7 G 8.9 62°F
PFDC1 24 mi50 min WSW 1.9 G 2.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 24 mi50 min 62°F1012 hPa (-0.6)
AGXC1 25 mi50 min NW 2.9 G 4.1 61°F 1012 hPa (-0.5)
PRJC1 26 mi50 min W 7 G 8
46256 27 mi58 min 62°F4 ft
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 29 mi50 min 64°F3 ft
46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 34 mi40 min NW 7.8 G 12 61°F 66°F1011.6 hPa60°F
46253 35 mi50 min 64°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA4 mi59 minN 07.00 miOvercast63°F60°F90%1011.3 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA8 mi57 minNNW 47.00 miOvercast62°F60°F93%1011.2 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA11 mi57 minN 09.00 miOvercast63°F60°F90%1011.4 hPa
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA13 mi63 minN 06.00 miFog/Mist64°F60°F87%1011.2 hPa
Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA14 mi59 minS 310.00 miFair65°F60°F84%1010.6 hPa
Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA16 mi57 minN 010.00 miFair63°F57°F84%1009.8 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA23 mi57 minNNW 37.00 miOvercast63°F59°F87%1011.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica
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Sat -- 04:29 AM PDT     -1.60 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:44 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:29 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:57 AM PDT     4.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:50 PM PDT     1.67 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:52 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:05 PM PDT     7.00 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.42.60.7-0.7-1.5-1.5-0.80.51.93.144.343.32.51.91.72.134.25.66.676.7

Tide / Current Tables for El Segundo, Santa Monica Bay, California
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El Segundo
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Sat -- 04:38 AM PDT     -1.58 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:43 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:29 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:06 AM PDT     4.15 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:01 PM PDT     1.58 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:08 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:52 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:15 PM PDT     6.74 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.52.70.9-0.6-1.4-1.5-0.90.21.62.93.84.13.93.32.51.91.61.92.73.95.16.26.76.5

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