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Marine Weather and Tides
Isla Vista, CA

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Sunrise 6:10AMSunset 7:42PM Thursday April 27, 2017 7:34 PM PDT (02:34 UTC) Moonrise 7:26AMMoonset 9:20PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 206 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 27 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late Friday night...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 9 seconds...subsiding to 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 11 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun..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 10 seconds.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ600 206 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 27 2017
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 20z...or 1 pm pdt...a 1028 mb high was located 700 nm W of point conception and a 990 mb low was located in nm. Widespread gale force winds are expected across the outer water through the end of the week. Across the inner waters...small craft advisory conditions are expected through the end of the week with local gale force gusts possible across western portions of the nearshore waters at times through Fri.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Isla Vista, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 280016 aaa
afdlox
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
516 pm pdt Thu apr 27 2017

Update for new aviation discussion...

Synopsis
A high pressure system with offshore flow will bring fair skies,
gusty winds at times and above normal temperatures into next week.

The weekend will have the warmest temperatures.

Short term (tdy-sun)
gusty north to northwest flow pattern continues and we'll be
getting another surge tonight into Friday morning as a reinforcing
shot of upper level energy drops into the great basin. This could
be the strongest of the bunch this week (at least for la county) as
models show solid 40-50 kt around 850mb and strong subsidence to
drive the stronger winds aloft down to the surface. So warnings
look good for the grapevine area tonight and some of that will
filter down into the valleys and possibly even down into the la
coast as well.

Not too much change in temps Friday, but Saturday as we transition
to a solid advisory level santa ana event temps will definitely
jump several degrees, especially coast/valleys.

The santa ana is a one off event this time as Sunday we turn back
onshore and highs drop 4-8 degrees for coast/valleys (though
similar or slightly warmer farther inland).

Long term (mon-thu)
fairly quiet week next week as the ridge eventually moves squarely
over the west coast and dominates the pattern. Pretty standard
onshore flow each day so while above normal temps will continue
highs should mostly top out in the 70s for the coast and 80s for
the valleys. 90s likely reserved for the extreme inland areas like
the antelope valley and interior slo county. This pattern is
definitely favorable for a marine lyr return at some point next
week, but exactly when is hard to say. When it does it will be
confined to the coast and likely include areas of dense fog as the
inversion will be very strong but also very shallow.

Aviation 28/0010z
at 2317z, the inversion at klax was 400 ft deep. The top of the
inversion was at 1000 ft with a temperature of 24 deg c.

Hi confidence in the 00z tafs withVFR conditions expected at all
the airfields thru Fri afternoon. Gusty NW to N winds will affect
many of the airfields for much of the TAF period. There will be an
extended period of low level wind shear at ksba from 02z-14z due to
the gusty N canyon winds in the vicinity. Winds gusting to near 40
kt at kpmd and kwjf thru early this evening will bring a 10-20
percent chance of MVFR/ifr vsbys at times in blowing dust. At
klax... N winds gusting to 25 kt is expected later tonight into early
fri morning.

Klax... Hi confidence in the 00z TAF withVFR conditions expected
thru Fri evening. N winds gusting to 25 kt is expected from 08z-14z,
with a 20 percent chance of gusts to 30 to 35 kt as well.

Kbur... Hi confidence in the 00z TAF withVFR conditions expected
thru Fri afternoon. Gusty N winds will prevail at the airfield at
times, peaking tonight with gusts up to 25 kt, and there is a 20-30
percent chance of gusts 30 to 35 kt at times.

Marine 27/200 pm.

For the outer waters, high confidence in current forecast. Gale
force winds will continue through Friday night then subside to
small craft advisory (sca) levels Saturday through Monday.

For the inner waters, moderate to high confidence in current
forecast. For the waters north of point sal, SCA level winds will
continue through Friday night before subsiding on Saturday.

However for Sunday and Monday, there is a 60% chance of winds
increasing to SCA levels again. For the waters south of point
conception, SCA level west to northwest winds will continue
through Friday night. From Saturday through Monday, winds are
generally expected to remain below SCA levels. However, there is a
50% chance of SCA level northeast winds Saturday from ventura
south to santa monica.

Due to strong winds throughout the waters, seas will be very
choppy in all areas this week, making for hazardous boating
conditions through the week.

Lox watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... Wind advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening for zones
34-35. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect until 9 am pdt Friday for zones
39-44>46-52-59-547. (see laxnpwlox).

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

High wind warning in effect until 9 am pdt Friday for zones
53-54. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect until 3 pm pdt Friday for zone 88. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Saturday for
zones 645-650-655. (see laxmwwlox).

Gale warning in effect until 3 am pdt Saturday for zones
670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
no significant hazards expected.

Public... Mw
aviation... Sirard
marine... Sweet
synopsis... Stu
weather.Gov/losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 8 mi59 min W 12 G 16 70°F 1007.9 hPa
46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA 10 mi75 min W 21 G 25 1009.3 hPa
46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111) 27 mi35 min 54°F8 ft
46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA 35 mi105 min NNW 25 G 31 54°F 51°F10 ft1011.5 hPa (-1.3)
HRVC1 44 mi53 min 1013.4 hPa
PTGC1 - Point Arguello, CA 44 mi95 min N 17 G 20 55°F 1013.5 hPa (-0.9)
46251 47 mi44 min 56°F8 ft
46257 49 mi35 min 51°F12 ft

Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, CA3 mi42 minWNW 16 G 2110.00 miFair73°F43°F34%1008.1 hPa
Santa Ynez, Santa Ynez Airport, CA19 mi60 minW 14 G 1710.00 miFair64°F42°F46%1010.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean, California
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Santa Barbara
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Thu -- 05:05 AM PDT     -0.84 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:25 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:30 AM PDT     4.27 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:44 PM PDT     1.25 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:40 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:18 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:00 PM PDT     6.06 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.13.82.20.7-0.4-0.8-0.60.31.52.73.74.24.23.72.921.41.31.72.63.84.95.76.1

Tide / Current Tables for Gaviota, California
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Gaviota
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Thu -- 05:20 AM PDT     -1.06 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:14 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:27 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:39 AM PDT     4.33 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:03 PM PDT     0.92 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:42 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:21 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:17 PM PDT     5.97 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.242.40.8-0.4-1-0.9-0.11.12.43.54.24.33.8321.20.91.223.24.45.45.9

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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (22,6,7,8)
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