Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:56AM||Sunset 4:51PM||Friday December 14, 2018 9:11 PM PST (05:11 UTC)||Moonrise 1:04PM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 51%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Barbara city, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
831 pm pst Fri dec 14 2018
Synopsis 14 754 pm.
Mostly cloudy conditions will begin to clear later tonight as a
weak frontal system moves out of the area. Sunshine is expected
on Saturday with a few degrees of warming. Another trough is
expected to approach on Sunday bringing clouds and rain chances to
the area through Monday, with the highest likelihood of rain
north of point conception. Dry and warmer conditions will return
Short term (fri-mon) 14 822 pm.
High clouds continue to stream into the area from the southwest
this evening in advance of a weak cold front moving through
central california this evening. Later tonight, this band of
high clouds is expected to shift eastward out of our area.
Along the central coast, this front has fallen apart as expected,
with any rain threat remaning north of slo county. Automated rain
gauges showing just light rain accumulations from montery bay
northward. Otherwise some onshore flow and low level moisture
will likely bring some low clouds to areas north of point
Mild temperature readings expected for the weekend as weak
offshore flow prevails for areas south of point conception.
Mostly sunny skies expected on Saturday, then some increasing
high clouds by Sunday in advance of an approaching storm system.
*** from previous discussion ***
next system for Sunday night and Monday is a little stronger and
chances are high that at least sb slo counties will get rain from
it as the trough digs south much farther than tonight's system.
While there is some southerly flow out ahead of it Sunday
afternoon and night, by the time the front arrives it's mostly
with westerly flow and that will significantly weaken it as it
rounds pt conception. So while chances still look favorable for at
least some rain down to ventura and even la counties any amounts
will be really light. Northern areas could see a half inch to as
much as an inch in the slo coastal hills but south of sb amounts
will drop off to a quarter inch or less.
Long term (tue-fri) 14 125 pm.
Models still advertising a building ridge over california most of
next week with some light to occasionally moderate offshore flow,
especially Wed thu. Those look to be the warmest days with the
strongest offshore gradients and warmest air mass. If current
model solutions hold temps will likely climb into the lower 80s
many coast valley locations in la ventura counties and 70s
elsewhere. It appears to be more of a northerly gradient as
opposed to northeast but either way it should be warm and dry
across the area with some gusty north to northeast winds at
times. Gradients expected to start trending onshore Friday with a
few degrees of cooling but still well above normal.
Aviation 14 1759z.
At 1730z... There was no marine inversion present at klax.
Generally hi confidence in the 18z tafs, except moderate confidence
at best for kprb, ksbp and ksmx due to MVFR CIGS expected at times
mainly this afternoon through late tonight except thru mid morning
sat at kprb. The timing of the onset and clearing of the low clouds
may be off + - 1 to 2 hours and may be intermittent at best.
Otherwise,VFR conditions can be expected at the airfields through
Klax... Hi confidence in the 18z TAF withVFR conditions expected|
thru Sat afternoon.
Kbur... Hi confidence in the 18z TAF withVFR conditions expected
thru Sat morning.
Marine 14 758 pm.
Moderate to high confidence in the current forecast. A moderately
large northwest swell across the coastal waters will persist
through Saturday night, then diminish some Sunday. Hazardous seas
will likely persist for periods of time across outer and northern
coastal waters through Saturday night.
Between Sunday night and Tuesday, a very large wnw swell is
expected to build into the coastal waters and affect west to
northwest facing harbors, including morro bay. Ventura harbor
could also be affected on Monday through at least Tuesday as some
of the energy from the swell filters into the southern california
bight. Moderate-to-high seas will then persist through Wednesday.
Otherwise, winds should remain below small craft advisory (sca)
levels through Tue except for a 60% chance of SCA level gusts at
times for the southern two outer waters zones (pzz673 and pzz676)
Monday night through Tuesday.
Beaches 14 830 pm.
High surf conditions will continue across the central coast
this weekend. From Sunday night through Tuesday, a very large
long period west-northwest swell (290 degrees) will impact
the central coast, likely bringing very large and potentially
damaging surf during that time. As a result, high surf warnings
have been posted for the central coast due to the high
confidence in the event. Surf heights of 18 to 25 feet are
expected across the central coast, with local sets up to 28
feet possible. Potential impacts include beach erosion, very
strong rip currents, possible damage to piers and coastal
structures, as well as large breaking waves into morro bay
harbor which could capsize small boats.
Due to the long period nature of this swell energy (19 to 20
seconds), some of this large swell energy is expect to wrap
around into areas south of point conception impacting west
facing beaches of la, ventura, and southern sba counties.
High surf advisory conditions are likely for the west facing
beaches, which was highlighted with a beach hazards statement for
these areas. The highest surf south of point conceptions is
expected to be focused across west facing beaches of ventura
county where 8 to 12 foot breakers will be common. Local sets
to 15 feet are possible across ventura harbor, with a 20 percent
chance of needing to be upgraded to high surf warning thresholds.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... High surf advisory in effect until 9 pm pst Sunday for zones
34-35. (see laxcfwlox).
High surf warning in effect from 9 pm Sunday to 9 am pst
Tuesday for zones 34-35. (see laxcfwlox).
Beach hazards statement in effect from late Sunday night
through Tuesday evening for zones 39>41-87. (see laxcfwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 6 am
Saturday to 3 am pst Sunday for zones 645-670-673. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (mon-fri)
Very high surf and dangerous rip currents are expected Monday and
Public... Gomberg mw
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||1 mi||96 min||ENE 1.9 G 2.9||59°F||1020.2 hPa|
|46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA||13 mi||42 min||N 1.9 G 1.9||1020.3 hPa|
|46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111)||22 mi||51 min||60°F||3 ft|
|46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA||42 mi||42 min||3.9 G 5.8|
|46251||45 mi||42 min||62°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||7 mi||19 min||WNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||49°F||46°F||93%||1019.9 hPa|
|Santa Ynez, Santa Ynez Airport, CA||24 mi||17 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||46°F||94%||1020.7 hPa|
Wind History from SBA (wind in knots)
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