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Marine Weather and Tides
Dustin Acres, CA

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Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 7:13PM Saturday March 25, 2017 8:39 AM PDT (15:39 UTC) Moonrise 5:30AMMoonset 4:54PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 803 Am Pdt Sat Mar 25 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..Western portion...w winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion...winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Tonight..Western portion...nw winds 15 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Eastern portion...w winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Sun..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds.
Sun night..Western portion...nw winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion...nw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 6 seconds.
Mon..Western portion...nw winds 20 to 30 kt. Eastern portion nw winds 5 to 10 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds.
Mon night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 8 seconds.
Tue..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
PZZ600 803 Am Pdt Sat Mar 25 2017
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 pst...a 1025 mb high was 800 nm W of point conception. Widespread gale force winds are possible Sun through Wed. A short period swell will impact the coastal waters through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dustin Acres, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
252 am pdt Sat mar 25 2017

Synopsis Unsettled weather through the weekend before a warming
and drying trend takes hold of central california next week.

Discussion An upper trough is currently pushing east into
central california with a round of showers impacting much of the
area. Rainfall rates are generally between a few hundredths of an
inch to a tenth of an inch an hour... With the heaviest showers
north of tulare and kings counties. Snow levels are currently
hovering between 7000 and 7500 feet and are forecast to remain
around that level through the day.

The high res and medium range models are all in agreement that
widespread showers will become less numerous late this morning
with much of the activity shifting to the east and south valley as
well as the southern sierra nevada. By this evening... Central
california will see dry conditions... Except possible light upslope
showers in far southern kern county with the presence of northerly
flow.

Otherwise... Brief upper level ridging will be present over the
area late Saturday into early Sunday as the upper trough shifts
quickly east into nevada, arizona, and utah.

By Sunday afternoon an upper trough will extend from the british
columbia coastline south into northern california... Bringing
another round of precipitation to the area. The best chance for
precipitation will be from fresno northward on Monday morning. The
forecast models keep nudging any chance of precipitation north run
after run as well as not bringing as much precipitation to the
area as previously forecast. Point being... This storm looks quite
a bit weaker compared to a few days ago. Regardless... At this
time... Expect a few hundredths of an inch from fresno northward
and between a tenth of an inch to a half inch in the mountains.

Snow levels will be a bit cooler with this storm... Around 6000
feet. Snow accumulation will range from a dusting near sequoia
and kings canyon national parks to upwards of 5 inches over the
highest elevations in yosemite national park.

Breezy conditions will develop on Monday in the desert as surface
high pressure strengthens over the eastern pacific while surface
low pressure dominates the desert southwest. Wind gusts in excess
of 40 mph will be present much of the day on Monday across the
desert and kern county mountains. We will continue to monitor this
closely as a wind advisory may need to be issued.

An upper level ridge of high pressure will begin to shift east
over central california from the eastern pacific Monday afternoon
into at least Wednesday resulting in dry weather and a warming
trend. As of now... Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the
week with daytime high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s in the
valley and desert. These temperatures are around 5 degrees above
normal for the end of march.

Subtle cooling will occur Thursday and Friday as a storm system
passes to the north and east of the area.

Aviation
In the san joaquin valley, areas of MVFR and local ifr in low clouds
and rain thru 18z Sat then local MVFR in showers until 00z sun. In
the southern sierra nevada and adjacent foothills as well as over
the tehachapi mountains, widespread mountain obscuring ifr in low
clouds and precipitation through 00z Sun then areas of MVFR and
local mountain obscuring ifr in low clouds after 00z sun. Otherwise,
vfr conditions can be expected across the central ca interior for
the next 24 hrs.

Air quality issues
None.

Certainty
The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.

The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

Certainty levels include low... Medium... And high. Please visit


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 61 mi63 min Calm G 1 55°F 1019.6 hPa
46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111) 73 mi39 min 57°F5 ft

Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bakersfield, Meadows Field Airport, CA19 mi45 minWSW 310.00 miOvercast55°F50°F83%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean, California
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Santa Barbara
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Sat -- 02:23 AM PDT     1.40 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:30 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:29 AM PDT     5.05 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:01 PM PDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:56 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:27 PM PDT     4.33 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.51.81.41.522.83.74.5554.43.42.10.90-0.3-00.71.82.93.84.34.23.7

Tide / Current Tables for Rincon Island, Mussel Shoals, California
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Rincon Island
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Sat -- 02:25 AM PDT     1.35 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:28 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:28 AM PDT     5.20 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:03 PM PDT     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:56 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:21 PM PDT     4.60 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.51.81.41.41.92.83.84.65.15.14.53.42.10.8-0.1-0.5-0.20.71.93.14.14.64.53.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Los Angeles, CA
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