Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:41AM||Sunset 8:12PM||Friday June 23, 2017 10:30 PM PDT (05:30 UTC)||Moonrise 5:28AM||Moonset 7:54PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 809 Pm Pdt Fri Jun 23 2017 |
Tonight..W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft late in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of Thunderstorms. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 1 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 1 to 3 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 6 seconds.
Sun night..Western portion...w winds 15 to 20 kt. Eastern portion...w winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Mon night..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 25 kt. Eastern portion...w winds 20 to 25 kt becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
|PZZ600 809 Pm Pdt Fri Jun 23 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 1014 mb surface high centered 200 nm southwest of point conception will build over the offshore waters through the weekend, while a 1002 mb thermal low centered near las vegas remains nearly stationary. Winds will increase through the weekend with small craft advisory conditions possible across the outer coastal waters as early as Saturday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lebec, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 240346|
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
846 pm pdt Fri jun 23 2017
An upper-level ridge of high pressure centered over southern
arizona will continue to bring very warm conditions away from the
coast into next week. Subtropical moisture could bring a few
elevated showers and thunderstorms through Saturday, otherwise
night through morning low clouds and fog will continue into next
week. High pressure aloft will weaken Tuesday and a cooling trend
should develop as onshore flow increases.
Short term (fri-mon)
a ridge of high pressure remains centered over southern arizona
this evening. A very warm air mass will remain in place over the
next couple of days as the ridge will dominate the weather
pattern. Near record heat continued across the interior portions
of the area. Current heat headlines look agreeable and will be
continued at this time.
An entrenched stratus deck continues to hug the coast this
evening, but confidence in the marine layer stratus becomes lower
as the middle and high level moisture moves north out of baja
california. The middle and high level cloudiness could play tricks
on the marine layer over the next 24 hours or so, messing with
the marine inversion and weakening it. Some scouring could occur
as the cloudiness moves over the area.
The moisture will continue to move north out of the subtropics
into the region over through Saturday morning. Due to the height
of the moisture, any convection could be high-based and produce
dry thunderstorms. Pops are agreeable with the pattern as the
storm will likely move rapidly and not produce much measurable
rainfall. Best convective parameters are offshore, but showers and
thunderstorms cannot be ruled out over mainly san luis obispo and
santa barbara counties into Saturday. Some lightning strikes are
still occurring along the back edge of the moisture off the baja
An update will be issued to tweak stratus coverage into Saturday
*** from previous discussion ***
air mass stabilizes through the day Saturday so the dry lightning
potential has been confined to the night and early morning hours.
This feature is gone by Sunday leaving behind a warmer air mass
and continued northerly flow at the surface. So temps expected to
warm a couple more degrees Sunday which should be the highest of
the next several days.
Sundowner winds expected to start developing as early as this
evening in the SRN sb area but stronger Saturday and Sunday
evenings. May be borderline advisory level there. Some winds also
through the i-5 corridor but below advisory levels.
A slight cooling trend is expected Monday as a weak trough moves
into or and NRN ca. This will knock the ridge down and cool most
areas by at least a few degrees.
Long term (tue-fri)
both the GFS and ec in pretty good agreement through about
Thursday showing a trough developing along the west coast next
week. While the patterns are similar the ECMWF now has trended
slightly cooler than the gfs. So while the magnitude of cooling
may not be entirely certain, confidence is high that a cooling
trend will begin Monday and continue through Thursday. At that
point models both show the ridge returning through next weekend,
though somewhat stronger warmer on the gfs. Expecting highs to
return to normal levels by Tue or wed, then slightly below normal
thu before warming again Friday. Marine lyr will become more
expansive especially by around mid week and again clear to near
Aviation 24 0130z.
At 00z, the marine layer depth was around 1200 feet deep at klax.
The top of the inversion was around 4500 feet with a temperature
near 29 degrees celsius.
Low to moderate confidence in the current forecast due to
increasing middle level cloudiness tonight. Ifr to MVFR
conditions will spread into coastal terminals through 07z and
valley terminals through 13z, then lower to predominantly lifr to
ifr conditions. Highest confidence in lifr conditions exists for
terminals north of point conception, but there is a chance of lifr
conditions for terminals south of the point mainly between 05z
and 16z. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms, mainly after|
Klax... Predominantly lifr conditions will continue through at
least 16z. There is a 20 percent chance of lifr conditions
between 05z and 16z. There is a 10 percent chance of
thunderstorms after 06z. Current forecast is optimistic for
scattering out on Saturday afternoon. There is a 40 percent chance
that klax could remain MVFR throughout the day.
Kbur... Ifr conditions should spread into kbur between 07z and 13z,
then linger until around 15z before improving one category.VFR
conditions should develop between 16z and 17z. There is a 10
percent chance of thunderstorms after 06z.
Marine 23 900 pm.
Winds will gradually increase through the weekend, increasing
above small craft advisory levels between late tonight and
Saturday afternoon across the outer and northern waters. Small
craft advisory will likely need to be extended through Monday.
Across the inner waters, there is a 30 percent chance of small
craft advisory level winds developing each afternoon and evening,
increasing to 50 percent Sunday afternoon through Monday. Local
gusts up to 25 kt will continue across the santa barbara channel
and near the channel islands.
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 week.
Otherwise, a 2-3 foot south swell with a 16-17 second period will
last through Saturday and may pose a risk for breaking waves
nearshore. People boating or kayaking near shore should use extra
Fire weather 23 900 am.
Hot and dry conditions will continue through Monday of next week.
The hot 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. Weaker but locally breezy northwest
winds should follow Saturday through Monday... Shifting the area of
concern to santa barbara county and the tejon pass.
Tropical moisture aloft will move through the area tonight and
Saturday. While this should have little impact on humidities at
the surface, this moisture is producing a small area of high-
based thunderstorms. If this feature persists, dry lightning will
be a major concern as an ignition source with little to no rain.
With such conditions, elevated fire weather concerns will persist
through Monday, especially over all interior sections away from
the influence of the marine layer. 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 weed
Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Heat advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for zones
38-52>54. (see laxnpwlox).
Beach hazards statement in effect through Saturday evening
for zones 40-41-87. (see laxcfwlox).
Excessive heat warning in effect until 9 pm pdt Sunday for
zone 59. (see laxnpwlox).
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm to 9 pm pdt Saturday
for zone 645. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm Saturday to 3 am pdt
Sunday for zone 670. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect from 3 am Saturday to 3 am pdt
Sunday for zones 673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (mon-fri)
no significant hazards expected.
Public... Hall mw
fire weather... Kittell
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111)||51 mi||30 min||64°F||3 ft|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||52 mi||54 min||W 4.1 G 8||60°F||1013.4 hPa|
|ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier||52 mi||42 min||W 4.1 G 6|
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|Sandberg, CA||4 mi||37 min||NW 15||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||51°F||34%||1013.1 hPa|
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Sat -- 04:43 AM PDT -1.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 06:32 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 11:04 AM PDT 4.24 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:05 PM PDT 1.72 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:12 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:56 PM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 10:12 PM PDT 6.87 feet High Tide
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Sat -- 04:43 AM PDT -1.73 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 06:32 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 11:13 AM PDT 4.28 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:06 PM PDT 1.73 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:13 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:57 PM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 10:22 PM PDT 6.95 feet High Tide
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