Saturday, February17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Dustin Acres, CA

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Sunrise 6:37AMSunset 5:42PM Saturday February 17, 2018 6:37 PM PST (02:37 UTC) Moonrise 8:53AMMoonset 8:39PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 229 Pm Pst Sat Feb 17 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday night...
Tonight..Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.
Sun..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming sw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 9 seconds, building to 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds after midnight.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Mon night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 10 seconds, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds after midnight.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
PZZ600 229 Pm Pst Sat Feb 17 2018
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 22z...or 2 pm pst...a 995 mb low pressure center was located 300 nm northwest of seattle and an inverted trough was located along the california coast. A weak high pressure ridge stretched latitudinally across far northern california. Low clouds and fog will develop tonight and linger into midday tomorrow in many areas. Advisory level winds develop Sunday and gale force winds will be possible across the outer waters late Sunday and Monday.

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
320 pm pst Sat feb 17 2018

Synopsis
Dry and mild conditions through Saturday. Next weather system
brings stronger winds and a chance of showers to mainly the
mountains late Sunday and Monday followed by cold temperatures
early next week with a possible widespread freeze.

Discussion
High pressure over the west coast allowed for another warm and
sunny day across central california. Yet, the position of the high
pressure ridge will make it possible for disturbances to move
across the area. The position of the retrograded ridge pattern is
now at about 1000 miles west of the bay area with one disturbance
expected through central california by later on Sunday night. Even
with the retrograde position, temperatures were able to reach
well into the 60s and approach the 70s. However, dew point remain
low with many valley locations reporting values in the mid 20s to
mid 30s. With dew point reading that low, will not have a
difficult time reaching the freezing mark again Sunday morning as
light winds and mostly clear skies continue.

Current model prog timing has the disturbance and associated cold
front crossing into central california at around mid-day on Sunday
with a possible increase in surface winds. The cold front is
expected to enter the region later during the day on Sunday and
reach the southern portion of the district before sunset. At which
time, the disturbance aloft will drop into the region but place
most if its energy offshore along the central coast. Model prog is
currently showing the flow pattern in a more channel flow pattern
characteristic. This channel flow pattern is more indicative of
strong winds than precipitation. Therefore, the higher confidence
levels are with the strong winds then the lower confidence of
possible precipitation. Yet, a portion of the wind component could
become perpendicular to the sierra nevada range and tehachapi
mountains. Therefore, can not rule out precipitation over the
higher terrain. However, forecast precipitation accumulation is
small for this event as central california is not favored in this
flow pattern.

Behind Sunday cold front, models have been very consistent in prog
sub-freezing temperatures across the san joaquin valley from
around Tuesday through Thursday morning. While during the early
onset of the cold frontal passage, the coldest air will reside
over the area with possible moderation in conditions going into
Thursday morning. Therefore, the best chances of a hard freeze
[min's < 28f] will exist on Tuesday morning (once the winds settle
down and the skies clear out from Monday's event) with a good
chance of freezing [min's < 32f but > 28f] Wednesday morning.

While not as widespread as Wednesday morning, freezing will still
be possible on Thursday morning. By Friday, modification of the
air-mass will make the potential for freezing less likely.

Furthermore, another disturbance will enter the region on Thursday
afternoon, which will increase winds and clouds along with mixing
of the atmosphere to prevent the freeze potential. While the
potential for precipitation is unlikely during the late week
period, will increase clouds to reflect the possibility for
another storm across central california.

In addition, models hint toward possible light precipitation over
the grapevine Monday night in the post frontal environment. While
cold air will filter down to the grapevine by Monday, the lack of
significant moisture may make it difficult for much accumulating
snow during the event. Therefore, will mention possible snow with
no big highlight in the forecast.

Aviation
Strong surface winds with gusts to 45 knots developing after 22z on
Sunday across the kern county mountains and deserts. Ifr conditions
in blowing dusts will be also be possible across the mojave desert
after 22z Sunday. Otherwise,VFR conditions will prevail across the
central ca interior during the next 24 hours.

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 mi62 min SW 5.1 G 5.1 60°F 1017.7 hPa
46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111) 73 mi38 min 60°F3 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 mi44 minNW 610.00 miFair64°F32°F30%1016.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean, California
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Santa Barbara
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Sat -- 03:57 AM PST     1.50 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:41 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:53 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:04 AM PST     5.03 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:47 PM PST     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:44 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:41 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:13 PM PST     3.99 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.52.92.21.71.51.72.43.24.14.754.84.131.80.7-0-0.20.2122.93.74

Tide / Current Tables for Rincon Island, Mussel Shoals, California
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Rincon Island
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Sat -- 03:53 AM PST     1.42 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:40 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:52 AM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:58 AM PST     5.31 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:39 PM PST     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:43 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:40 PM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:00 PM PST     4.31 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.732.21.61.41.72.43.44.35.15.354.22.91.60.5-0.2-0.30.21.12.33.344.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (21,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Los Angeles, CA
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