Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 7:40PM||Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:15 AM PDT (18:15 UTC)||Moonrise 3:28PM||Moonset 3:56AM||Illumination 79%|
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|PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 833 Am Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018 |
Today..Winds variable 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 15 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 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 13 seconds.
Thu night..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Fri..Western portion, nw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 11 seconds, building to 4 to 6 ft dominant period 11 seconds in the afternoon.
Fri night..Western portion, nw winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 11 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
|PZZ600 833 Am Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 15z...or 8 am pdt...a 1035 mb surface high was about 500 nm south-southwest of point conception, while a 1013 mb low was near yuma az.
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 251626|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
926 am pdt Wed apr 25 2018
Synopsis 25 316 am.
A trough of low pressure will approach the west coast through
Friday before settling over the region through early next week.
This will result in a gradual cooling trend with increasing night
to morning low clouds through Friday. Near normal temperatures
will continue into early next week.
Short term (tdy-fri) 25 925 am.
Low clouds have already exited the la coastal areas except for
palos verdes and fog is rapidly dissipating north of paso robles.
Low clouds and patchy fog are rather entrenched along the central
coast and the ventura county coast so these areas will be slowest
to burn off today. Onshore pressure gradients are rather standard
for this type of pattern and expected to peak at 7mb this
afternoon from lax-dag. Locally gusty southwest winds to 45 mph
will be likely in the foothills and western areas of the antelope
valley today, but not enough to maintain wind advisory criteria so
have canceled that for today. Gradients shoot up over 9mb on
Thursday and MOS supports sustained winds of 20kt in lancaster
tomorrow which is more capable of reaching advisory levels then.
Remainder of the forecast remains on-track with warm inland
temperatures and cool coastal temperatures today.
***from previous discussion***
latest satellite imagery shows low clouds behaving just about as
expected for once, with clouds socked into all coastal areas and
now working into lower valleys. Patchy fog is likely across many
valley locations this morning. An upper level low pressure system
is also visible on satellite, about 1000 miles west of the region.
This system is expected to meander well off the coast today
before pushing east into the norcal coast Friday. Increasing
onshore flow and night to morning clouds is expected through early
Friday as a result of the approaching system. However, cooler air
aloft with the system will likely weaken the marine layer
inversion enough to wipe out low clouds north of point conception
Friday night. The increasing marine influence combined with h5
heights lowering from around 580 dm today to around 574 dm Friday
will support a continued gradual cooling trend away from the
coast. Patchy drizzle is possible (though left out of the forecast
for now) across eastern la county due to the deepening marine
layer and a vort MAX moving overhead early Friday. An advisory
level sundowner is likely for the sba south coast from goleta to
gaviota Thursday evening, with a more widespread and possibly
stronger sundowner expected Friday evening and night (with gfs
indicating both sba- smx and sba- smx around -5). Advisory level
northwest winds are also possible Friday evening and night in the
mountains near the i-5 corridor and western antelope valley.
Long term (sat-tue) 25 357 am.
Above average confidence in the forecast exists through this
weekend with below average confidence for early next week.
Northerly and likely advisory level winds may continue at times
through early next week for wind prone mountain and foothill
locations. Advisory level winds may surface in wind prone valleys
at times during this period, especially for santa clarita and san
fernando valleys. The gusty offshore flow and cold air advection
will help to vastly reduce if not completely eliminate night to
morning low clouds across the region. However, the current
forecast hangs onto some low clouds for la county with the
potential for an eddy which would help combat the offshore flow.
A second piece of upper level energy may help to reinforce the
trough of low pressure overhead early next week. This will keep
near to below normal temperatures across the region during this
time with gusty winds possible, especially across the mountains.
There is also a non- zero change for rain sometime early next
week, however given the time of year and continued inconsistency
in model runs, have kept pops below mentionable levels for now.
Aviation 25 0704z.
At 0230z at klax, the marine layer was near 1000 feet deep. The
top of the inversion was near 2300 feet with a temperature around
Moderate confidence in tafs. There is a 30 percent chc that lifr
cigs may be ifr and vice versa.VFR transitions could be off by
+ - 90 minutes. Good confidence in tafs 20z-02z.
Klax... Moderate confidence in taf. There is a 20 percent chc of
lifr CIGS 11z-15z.VFR transition may be as late as 20z.
Kbur... Moderate confidence in TAF from 10z-17z, otherwise very
good confidence in taf. There is a 30 percent chance of lifr cigs
12z-16z. There is a 20 percent chc of no cigs.
Marine 25 258 am.
High confidence in winds and seas remaining below small craft
advisory levels across the waters through Wednesday. Winds will
likely increase Thursday afternoon through Saturday with at least
strong advisory level winds and possible gale force gusts along
with building short period seas.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Hazard potential outlook (fri-tue)
No significant hazards expected.
Public... Boldt munroe
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||9 mi||46 min||SSW 5.1 G 6||53°F||1020.3 hPa|
|46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111)||17 mi||46 min||56°F||2 ft|
|46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA||20 mi||36 min||SE 1.9 G 3.9||52°F||55°F||1020.9 hPa|
|46251||44 mi||46 min||58°F||4 ft|
Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, CA||16 mi||23 min||SSE 6||6.00 mi||Overcast with Haze||57°F||50°F||78%||1019.7 hPa|
|Oxnard, Oxnard Airport, CA||22 mi||25 min||WSW 9||9.00 mi||Overcast||59°F||50°F||72%||1019.5 hPa|
Wind History from SBA (wind in knots)
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|Rincon Island |
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Wed -- 01:08 AM PDT 1.63 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:55 AM PDT Moonset
Wed -- 06:14 AM PDT Sunrise
Wed -- 06:56 AM PDT 4.72 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:30 PM PDT -0.29 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:27 PM PDT Moonrise
Wed -- 07:37 PM PDT Sunset
Wed -- 08:04 PM PDT 4.91 feet High Tide
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|Santa Barbara |
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Wed -- 01:09 AM PDT 1.69 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:57 AM PDT Moonset
Wed -- 06:15 AM PDT Sunrise
Wed -- 06:56 AM PDT 4.70 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:28 PM PDT -0.17 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:28 PM PDT Moonrise
Wed -- 07:38 PM PDT Sunset
Wed -- 08:07 PM PDT 4.81 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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