Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:45AM||Sunset 8:14PM||Sunday June 25, 2017 1:54 AM PDT (08:54 UTC)||Moonrise 7:37AM||Moonset 9:52PM||Illumination 2%|
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|PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 902 Pm Pdt Sat Jun 24 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect through late Sunday night...
Tonight..Western portion...w winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion... W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 7 seconds.
Sun..Western portion...w winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Eastern portion...w winds 5 to 10 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Sun night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Mon..Variable winds 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds.
Mon night..Western portion...w winds 15 to 20 kt. Eastern portion...w winds 15 to 20 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.
Tue..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
|PZZ600 902 Pm 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 03z...or 8 pm pdt...a 1017 mb surface low centered about 500 nm west of point conception, while a 998 mb thermal low was located near the california-arizona border. Winds will continue to increase through Sunday night.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near San Buenaventura (Ventura), CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 250635|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
1135 pm pdt Sat jun 24 2017
Aviation discussion updated...
A strong ridge of upper-level high pressure over southern arizona
will continue very warm conditions away from the coast through
early next week. Closer to the coast, a persistent marine layer
should moderate temperatures and continue mainly night through
morning low clouds and fog. A trough of low pressure off the
california coast will weaken high pressure aloft Tuesday and
bring a cooling trend as onshore flow strengthens.
Short term (sat-tue)
some mid level moisture combined with extreme heating and
associated instability to generate some high based thunderstorm
activity this afternoon across the mountains and antelope valley.
Since the lower levels of the atmosphere were so dry, very little
rain fell with these storms, with dry lightning and gusty
downdraft winds being the main threats. With the loss of daytime
heating, the thunderstorm activity has ended this evening. As far
as low clouds and fog are concerned, it will mostly be focused
across the central coast and la county coast tonight into Sunday
The main weather story continues to be the long duration heat
wave over interior sections of southwest california. Record high
temperature at lancaster (110 degrees) today, with records tied at
palmdale (109 degrees) and sandberg (96 degrees). The combination
of a slight increase in heights and a weak northerly flow near
the surface on Sunday morning will bring increasing boundary layer
temperatures to much of the region on Sunday. The antelope valley
and mountains will continue to see the very hot conditions where
heat warnings and advisories have been in effect this entire week.
The most noticeable increase in temperatures tomorrow will be
across the valleys where there will once again be some triple
digit readings in warmest locations. With projected temperatures
of 100-105 degrees in the santa clarita valley on Sunday, have
included them in the heat advisory product with the evening
update. Some gusty sundowner winds will also bring warming
temperatures to the santa ynez mountains and sba south coast next
couple of evenings. While sba- smx gradient is expected to reach
-4 mb tonight as well as Sunday and Monday nights, there is not
much upper level wind support. As a result, expecting winds to be
fairly localized between gaviota and goleta, with gusts locally
reaching 35 to 40 mph in favored areas. The combination of hot
and dry conditions along with locally gusty winds will continue
to bring elevated fire danger and even brief critical fire
weather conditions through Monday across interior sections of the
forecast area... See fire discussion below for more details.
*** from previous discussion ***
a slow cooling trend will begin Monday and continue into Tuesday
as the ridge aloft weakens and a trough approaches or and northern
ca. Marine lyr likely will remain confined to the central coast
and la county as there's a strong enough northwest gradient to
limit the northward push of the low clouds through the bight.
Long term (wed-sat)
cooling trend to continue into Wed and then little change thu
before a ridge begins to develop Friday into Saturday and temps.
Marine lyr expected to deepen and expand to all coast valleys by
mid week but clear off to the beaches. High temps should fall back
to normal levels Tue or Wed then a little below normal Thu before
rebounding slightly going into the weekend.
Aviation 25 06z.
At 0545z at klax... The inversion was around 900 feet. The top of
the inversion was around 3000 feet with a temperature of about 33
Overall... Low to moderate confidence in the current coastal tafs
and moderate to high confidence in the remaining tafs. Vlifr lifr
conditions are already being established at central coast sites.
Similar conditions are expected at ksmo... Klax... And klgb though
not until the 09z-11z time period and possibly even closer to
daybreak. There is a thirty percent chance that conditions will
only drop into the MVFR category... As is most likely to be the
lowest category for ksba... Koxr... And kcma if they do not
remainVFR. There is a twenty percent chance of MVFR conditions at
kvny and kbur around daybreak. Any reduced conditions should beVFR|
by 18z. Otherwise and elsewhere conditions will beVFR.
Klax... Low to moderate confidence in the current taf. Vlifr lifr
conditions are forecast to move over the airfield in the 09z-11z
timeframe but already look slower to develop and may be delayed
until closer to daybreak. There is a thirty percent chance that
conditions will only drop into the MVFR category.VFR conditions
will prevail by 18z and continue until marine clouds return about
26 10z. No east winds stronger than seven knots are expected
during the forecast period.
Kbur... Moderate confidence in the current taf. There is a twenty
percent chance of MVFR conditions by daybreak. OtherwiseVFR
conditions will prevail through the forecast period.
Marine 24 900 pm.
Winds will continue to gradually increase through the weekend. A
small craft advisory remains in effect for the outer waters
through early Monday morning, but this advisory will likely be
needed through at least Wednesday. Across the inner waters, there
is a 70 percent chance of small craft advisory level winds
developing each afternoon and evening across the northern
nearshore waters and the east santa barbara channel. Local gusts
up to 25 kt could also develop across the portion of the inner
waters from point mugu to san mateo point west of santa catalina
island. In addition, 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
Fire weather 24 800 pm.
Hot and dry conditions will continue through Monday. The hot and
unstable conditions will also bring the potential for plume
dominated fires which can create their own intense winds. Gusty
onshore winds will continue today focusing the concerns to
interior los angeles county. Gusty west to northwest winds will
impact interior portions of the forecast area through Monday.
For los angeles county, the focus of strongest winds will be the
i-5 corridor in the mountains as well as the antelope valley where
gusts between 30 and 40 mph can be expected. For santa barbara
county, the strongest sundowner winds will be focused across the
western portions of the santa ynez range and south coast (mainly
from gaviota to goleta), with gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range each
evening. Humidities in the single digits and teens can be
expected across the mountains, deserts, and interior valleys. In
addition, localized humidities falling to between 15 and 25
percent can be expected in the santa ynez mountains and adjacent
canyons where the downslope sundowner winds develop.
The combination of hot and dry conditions with locally gusty winds
will bring elevated fire weather concerns to interior sections
through Monday, with brief critical conditions likely each
afternoon and evening in wind prone areas. If fire ignition
occurs, dangerous fire behavior should be expected. As such, the
public should be extreme careful when handling potential ignition
sources such as cigarettes, campfires, hand torches and metallic
Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Heat advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for zones
38-52>54-88. (see laxnpwlox).
Excessive heat warning in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for
zone 59. (see laxnpwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 9 am to 9 pm pdt Sunday
for zone 645. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Monday for zone
650. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect until 3 pm pdt Monday for
zones 670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (tue-sat)
no significant hazards expected.
Public... Gomberg mw
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111)||9 mi||54 min||63°F||5 ft|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||23 mi||78 min||NE 5.1 G 7||62°F||1010.8 hPa|
|46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA||29 mi||44 min||NNW 1.9 G 3.9||62°F||61°F||1011.4 hPa||61°F|
|46251||36 mi||63 min||63°F||6 ft|
|46025 - Santa Monica Basin - 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA||37 mi||44 min||SSW 7.8 G 9.7||63°F||65°F||1010.8 hPa||60°F|
|46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028)||45 mi||54 min||63°F||5 ft|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||46 mi||54 min||SE 1 G 1||63°F||64°F||1011.4 hPa (+0.0)|
Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Oxnard, Oxnard Airport, CA||6 mi||63 min||WSW 3||8.00 mi||Fair||61°F||57°F||90%||1010.9 hPa|
|Camarillo, Camarillo Airport, CA||12 mi||59 min||N 0||8.00 mi||Fair||62°F||57°F||86%||1011.7 hPa|
|Point Mugu, Naval Air Warfare Center, CA||13 mi||58 min||N 0||7.00 mi||Fair||60°F||57°F||93%||1011.3 hPa|
Wind History from OXR (wind in knots)
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Sun -- 05:30 AM PDT -1.60 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Sun -- 07:37 AM PDT Moonrise
Sun -- 11:55 AM PDT 4.27 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:57 PM PDT 1.87 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:13 PM PDT Sunset
Sun -- 09:51 PM PDT Moonset
Sun -- 11:00 PM PDT 6.55 feet High Tide
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Sun -- 05:27 AM PDT -1.60 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Sun -- 07:36 AM PDT Moonrise
Sun -- 11:56 AM PDT 4.27 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:54 PM PDT 1.87 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:12 PM PDT Sunset
Sun -- 09:51 PM PDT Moonset
Sun -- 11:01 PM PDT 6.55 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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