Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:45AM||Sunset 8:02PM||Monday May 22, 2017 11:52 PM PDT (06:52 UTC)||Moonrise 3:50AM||Moonset 4:35PM||Illumination 6%|
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|PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 827 Pm Pdt Mon May 22 2017 |
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt...with gusts to 25 kt until midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy dense fog in the evening. Areas of dense fog...with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds. Areas of dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 20 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Thu night..W winds 15 to 20 kt in the evening...becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
Sat..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft.
|PZZ600 827 Pm Pdt Mon May 22 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 1026 mb high was located 500 nm W of portland...a 1012 mb low was over se california. Gusty nw winds will affect the outer waters between point conception and san nicolas island through late tonight. Gusty winds may affect this region each afternoon to evening period through Wed.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ford City, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 klox 230618|
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
1118 pm pdt Mon may 22 2017
Very warm conditions are expected to continue through Tuesday.
A weak low pressure center will approach the southwest california
coast on Wednesday... Dramatically cooling temperatures through
Friday. Overnight to morning low clouds and fog will extend
further inland each day through late in the week. A ridge of high
pressure will bring a warming trend to the area Saturday through
early next week.
Short term (mon-thu)
the marine inversion at klax was near 800 ft deep early this evening
and was a rather strong inversion, with the base at 55 deg, and the
top at 80 deg around 2000 ft. At kvbg, the 00z sounding showed an
inversion depth of 1300 ft and also strong with a base temp of 50
degrees, and the inversion top temp at 75 deg at 3200 ft. Low clouds
and fog were noted along many coastal areas early this evening
except for the sba county S coast. Weak onshore gradients will help
the low clouds to expand over the coastal waters and along all
coastal areas thru tonight, with patchy low clouds and fog possible
into some of the adjacent vlys. Patchy dense fog will also be
possible later tonight with the shallow and strong marine inversion.
Otherwise, mostly clear skies will prevail across the forecast area
Upper ridging over SRN ca will persist over the region thru tue.
Flat upper ridging can be expected over the region Tue night and
wed, followed by an upper level trof moving into the area from
the NW Wed night and thu.
The marine layer pattern will continue over the forecast area tue
thru thu. The marine inversion will deepen thru the period, with low
clouds and fog moving further inland each night. By Wed night, it
looks like the marine layer will deepen to at least 3500 feet with
the low clouds moving well inland to the lower coastal slopes and
into much of the slo county interior vlys. Patchy drizzle cannot be
ruled out later Wed night and Thu morning as well, especially from
the coast to coastal slopes of vtu/l.A. Counties. The deep moist
layer clouds on Thu may be persistent thru the day for many areas as
well. All this will be in response to the upper level trof moving in
wed night and Thu and increased onshore flow.
There may also be a few clouds over the mtns Wed afternoon,
otherwise mostly clear skies can be expected Tue thru wed, with
mostly clear skies Thu mainly for interior portions of the forecast
Gusty S to W winds can be expected during the afternoon and evening
hours for the foothills, mtns and deserts during the period. The
strongest winds are expected on Thu with some gusts possibly
approaching advisory levels at times especially in the mtns and
Temps will be on a cooling trend Tue thru thu, with highs still
several degrees above normal away from the coast on tue, then
cooling to near normal for the most part on wed, and several degrees|
below normal for thu. Afternoon temps for the warmest vlys will peak
in the upper 80s to lower 90s on tue, except upper 90s in the
antelope vly, then cool Wed to the upper 70s to low 80s except upper
80s to around 90 in the antelope vly, and upper 60s to around 70 on
thu except around 80 in the antelope vly.
***from previous discussion***
Long term (fri-mon)
one more cool, slow clearing, strong onshore flow day Friday
before the low and long wave trough shift east Saturday and a
ridge develops through early next week. High temps still likely
a few degrees below normal Saturday but warming to normal or
slightly above Sunday and then warmer still Monday. Current
forecast for Monday if anything, is a tad on the cool side if
current model projections hold.
at 0545z, the marine inversion at klax was 1000 ft deep. The top
of the inversion was at 2000 ft with a temperature of 26 deg c.
Moderate confidence in the 06z tafs at coastal airfields with
timing of flight cat transitions likely within +/- an hour of
Hi confidence in the inland tafs.
Klax... Moderate confidence in the TAF with timing of the flight
cat transitions likely within +/- an hour of fcst.
Kbur... Very good confidence in the TAF with only a 10 percent
chance of lifr conds 12z-16z.
moderate to high confidence in the forecast. A SCA is in effect
through 3 am Tuesday for gusty northwest winds between point
conception and the western channel islands... And southward to san
nicolas island. Winds will diminish early Tuesday morning... But
there is a 40% chance that SCA gusts will occur in the same region
late Tuesday afternoon and evening... And again on Wednesday.
Patchy to areas of dense fog is expected over much of the coastal
waters area tonight through Tuesday around noon.
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Tuesday for
zones 673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (thu-mon)
advisory level southwest winds are possible Thursday through
Friday across the mountains and deserts.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||54 mi||77 min||SW 5.1 G 6||56°F||1014.1 hPa|
|46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA||67 mi||43 min||WSW 16 G 19||1014.5 hPa|
Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Bakersfield, Meadows Field Airport, CA||27 mi||59 min||NNE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||84°F||48°F||29%||1011.3 hPa|
Wind History from BFL (wind in knots)
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|Santa Barbara |
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Tue -- 02:36 AM PDT 0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:30 AM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 05:51 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:45 AM PDT 4.17 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:11 PM PDT 0.99 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:44 PM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 08:00 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:34 PM PDT 6.11 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Rincon Island |
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Tue -- 02:34 AM PDT -0.12 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:29 AM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 05:50 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:40 AM PDT 4.26 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:12 PM PDT 0.80 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:42 PM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 07:59 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:34 PM PDT 6.19 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (2,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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