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South Pasadena, CA

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 4:45PM Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:11 PM PST (07:11 UTC) Moonrise 11:14AMMoonset 9:47PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 819 Pm Pst Tue Dec 11 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 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Slight chance of rain.
PZZ600 819 Pm Pst Tue Dec 11 2018
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 03z...or 7 pm pst, a 1030 mb surface high was located over northern utah and a thermal trough was along the ca coast. Hazardous seas are likely through much of the week across the outer coastal waters.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near South Pasadena, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 120632
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
1032 pm pst Tue dec 11 2018

Synopsis 11 1027 pm.

Gusty offshore winds will develop by Thursday and will help to
bump afternoon temperatures above normal by midweek. Otherwise
there will be fair skies and dry conditions into the weekend then
a chance of rain on Sunday.

Short term (tue-fri) 11 802 pm.

***update***
gusty north winds are ongoing this evening as an upper low moves
southeast of the region. A shortwave ridge will build over
central and southwest california overnight, with increasing
northerly gradients at the surface. Winds are currently gusting to
around 35 mph along the western portion of the santa barbara
south coast where a wind advisory is in effect through noon on
Wednesday. The gusty winds are expected to fill into the eastern
portion of the south coast later tonight, shifting to the
northeast. Gusty winds between 35 to 40 mph are also affecting the
l.A. And ventura mountains, especially through the i-5 corridor
and in the higher peaks of the santa monicas.

Lower confidence continues in the formation of a catalina eddy
later tonight, which would push some stratus clouds over coastal
l.A. County.

***from previous discussion***
some cooling expected tomorrow for coast valleys as gradients
trend onshore. Mtns and far interior valleys will warm slightly
under weak ridging aloft warming the air mass.

A trough dropping out of canada and into the great basin later
Wednesday will begin our transition into a weak and brief santa
ana event Thursday. Might be low end advisory level northeast
winds for some of the valleys and mtns but minimal upper support
will certainly be a limiting factor. Temps will warm up though,
with the ridge axis right overhead, especially at lower
elevations with highs generally in the 70s.

The ridge will shift east Friday as the next trough pushes onshore
across the pac. Nw. Models have been consistent showing a large
plume of high level moisture moving into the area well ahead of
the trough Friday resulting in mostly cloudy skies all areas by
afternoon. Models have backed off precip chances for slo county as
the downstream ridge dissipates too much of the energy and lower
level moisture. So for now just some clouds Friday and Friday
night but dry. Temps will cool off Friday as gradients trend
onshore and high clouds increase and thicken through the day.

Long term (sat-tue) 11 145 pm.

On Saturday high clouds will be clearing leaving mostly sunny
skies and light offshore flow. Temps similar to Friday. Gradients
will start trending onshore Sunday as the next trough approaches
the west coast. Could see some stratus development south of pt
conception Sunday morning and high clouds will be increasing from
the northwest through the day, but otherwise dry with slightly
cooler temps.

The GFS still shows a weak frontal passage with the trough but the
timing has slipped about 12 hours and now will be Sunday night up
north and Monday in the south. The ECMWF shows a much stronger
downstream ridge that weakens the frontal boundary and basically
keeps it dry south of pt conception. For now will keep pops pretty
much the same but delayed, going with likely rain chances up north
and 20-40 in the south.

Skies will clearing out Monday night with sunny skies Tuesday
along with increasing offshore flow and temperatures. The models
differ with respect to upper support for offshore winds Tuesday
but either way speeds should remain below advisory levels.

Both models in excellent agreement for mid to late next week
showing a strong high pressure ridge over california with a 590dm
center just southwest of pt conception. This combined with light
to moderate offshore flow should lead to a significant warm up for
the remainder of next week. Could be some fire weather concerns
across la ventura counties with low humidities, gusty northeast
winds, and well above normal temperatures.

Aviation 12 0611z.

At 0518z at klax, the marine layer was 1000 feet deep. The top of
the inversion was at 1600 ft with a temperature of 16 c.

Overall high confidence in the 00z TAF package, except for low to
confidence in kprb, klax, ksmo and klgb. There is a 40 percent
chc that klgb will not have low clouds and a 40 percent chc that
klax, ksmo and kprb will have low clouds 12z-17z.

Klax... Low confidence in TAF form 10z-17z... Otherwise high
confidence. There is a 40% chance of 5sm br ovc010 from 10z-17z.

There is a 20 percent chc of an east wind component greater of 8
kt from 10z-16z.

Kbur... High confidence in cavu taf.

Marine 11 733 pm.

For the outer waters, high confidence in current forecast. Small
craft advisory (sca) level winds will continue through Wednesday
evening. For Thursday through the weekend, SCA level seas are
likely as a large, long-period, swell moves into the coastal
waters.

For the inner waters north of point sal, moderate to high confidence
in current forecast. There is a 20% chance of SCA level northwest
winds through late this evening, and again Wednesday afternoon
and evening. For Thursday through the weekend, SCA level seas are
likely.

For the inner waters south of point conception, moderate
confidence in current forecast. There is a 30% chance of sca
level northeast winds on Thursday nearshore from ventura south to
santa monica.

Beaches 11 123 pm.

A high surf advisory will remain in effect for the central coast
through this afternoon as surf heights of 7 to 10 feet continue.

For the west-facing beaches of ventura and los angeles counties,
the latest reports indicate surf heights have decreased.

Therefore, the high surf advisory for these areas has been
cancelled.

An extended period of high surf is likely at central coast
beaches Thursday through Monday. There is a 30-40 percent chance
of very large and potentially damaging surf developing over the
upcoming weekend and into early next week. The latest swell models
build a west-northwest swell to between 18-22 feet off the
central california coast with periods between 19 and 20 seconds.

Swell energy could possibly push into southern california bight
between Sunday and Monday.

If swells develop inline with model guidance, surf of 15-20 feet
with sets up to 25 feet is possible at west and northwest facing
beaches along the central coast between Sunday night and Tuesday.

South of point conception, west facing shores could potentially
see surf between 8-12 feet with sets to 15 feet.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory in effect until noon pst Wednesday for zones
39-52. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pst Wednesday for
zones 670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (fri-tue)
High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected on the central
coast through Saturday, possibly expanding to most beaches on
Saturday and continuing through Monday.

Public... Mw
aviation... Rorke
marine... Smith
beaches... Hall rat
synopsis... Kj
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 18 mi42 min NNE 5.1 G 7 58°F 61°F1018.8 hPa
BAXC1 26 mi42 min SE 4.1 G 4.1
PSXC1 26 mi42 min SSE 2.9 G 4.1
PXAC1 26 mi42 min SW 1.9 G 2.9
PFXC1 27 mi42 min SSE 1 G 1.9 59°F
PRJC1 28 mi42 min E 1.9 G 1.9
PFDC1 28 mi48 min E 1.9 G 2.9
AGXC1 29 mi42 min W 1 G 1.9 59°F 1018.6 hPa
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 29 mi48 min 62°F1018.6 hPa
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 30 mi42 min 62°F4 ft
46256 30 mi42 min 62°F3 ft
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 37 mi42 min 62°F4 ft
46253 39 mi42 min 62°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown, CA9 mi25 minN 07.00 miFair55°F52°F90%1018.2 hPa
Burbank - Bob Hope Airport, CA9 mi19 minWNW 410.00 miFair52°F46°F80%1017.8 hPa
El Monte, CA10 mi3.2 hrsN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy57°F53°F88%1017.9 hPa
Los Angeles, Whiteman Airport, CA14 mi3.4 hrsN 010.00 miClear57°F35°F44%1018.3 hPa
Santa Monica, Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA15 mi21 minN 010.00 miFair58°F51°F78%1018.6 hPa
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA16 mi19 minN 010.00 miFair55°F51°F87%1018.6 hPa
Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport, CA16 mi21 minN 09.00 miFair55°F48°F77%1017.8 hPa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA17 mi19 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds56°F51°F84%1018.6 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA22 mi19 minNE 34.00 miFog/Mist55°F52°F90%1018.3 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA22 mi19 minE 65.00 miFog/Mist54°F50°F87%1018 hPa
Brackett Field Airport, CA22 mi2.4 hrsN 010.00 miFair54°F46°F77%1017.9 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA24 mi3.4 hrsN 010.00 miClear55°F48°F77%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica
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Wed -- 01:29 AM PST     3.57 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:19 AM PST     3.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:51 AM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:16 AM PST     4.65 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:45 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:05 PM PST     0.53 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:43 PM PST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Monica, Municipal Pier, California
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Santa Monica
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Wed -- 01:32 AM PST     3.50 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:17 AM PST     3.07 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:51 AM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:16 AM PST     4.66 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:45 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:06 PM PST     0.49 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:43 PM PST     Moonset
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