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Huntington Beach, CA

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 7:12PM Monday March 30, 2020 11:41 AM PDT (18:41 UTC) Moonrise 10:34AMMoonset 12:14AM Illumination 41% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 7 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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PZZ655 Inner Waters From Point Mugu To San Mateo Pt. Ca Including Santa Catalina And Anacapa Islands- 744 Am Pdt Mon Mar 30 2020
Today..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 7 seconds, subsiding to 2 ft at 7 seconds in the afternoon.
Tonight..W to nw winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft, becoming 1 ft or less late. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 20 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy fog.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft and S 2 ft.
PZZ600 744 Am Pdt Mon Mar 30 2020
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 12z, or 5 am pdt, a 1025 mb high was near Monterey. Northwest flow will increase across the coastal waters. Gale force winds possible Tuesday and Wednesday, especially across the outer waters.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Huntington Beach, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Diego, CA
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FXUS66 KSGX 301651 AFDSGX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Diego CA 951 AM PDT Mon Mar 30 2020

SYNOPSIS. Tranquil weather will be on tap for the majority of the work week. Dry and mild weather through Tuesday with a push of stronger onshore flow for Wednesday and Thursday. This will bring a slight cooling trend mid week with a return of night and morning low clouds and patchy fog for coastal and valleys areas. Friday will be warmer followed by a cooling trend for next weekend with more night and morning low clouds for the coast and valleys.

DISCUSSION. FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING ORANGE . SAN DIEGO . WESTERN RIVERSIDE AND SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES .

SHORT TERM. (Today through Thursday) .

A weak area of high pressure will make a brief visit to Southern California today and tomorrow as pressure heights continue to rise across the Desert Southwest. This will bring mild temperatures today, peaking tomorrow for most, with temperatures attempting to reach the 80 degree mark for parts of the Inland Empire. This will all be determined by cloud cover tomorrow, as some models depict a cloudier scenario than others.

Mother Nature quickly whisks away our warm and friendly area of high pressure to the south as a coastal low invades the Pacific Northwest. This will bring a troughing pattern across the state and some tightening of the surface pressure gradients from the Sierra to our local mountains. Temperatures will slide down back to below normal values with some gustier onshore breezes in the mountains and deserts, where winds could clock speeds of 30-40 mph. Coastal low clouds will be making their return with this system as well, as a weak coastal eddy develops offshore. We may see areas of fog along the coast, though confidence is still low at this time.

LONG TERM. (Friday through Sunday) .

The weather pattern looks to remain in a somewhat active pattern as we get into the weekend. Long range ensembles predicting a brief rise in heights Friday, leading to some warmer and comfortable weather. The atmosphere is expected to once again enter a pattern of cooler weather as some models produce a smaller initial impulse of lowering heights across California on Saturday with a larger system possibly coming down from the Gulf of Alaska on Sunday. Ensemble guidance is in fairly good agreement with this pattern taking hold through much of the weekend and even into early next week.

AVIATION. 301530Z . Coast/Valleys . Expect CLR-SCT conditions through this evening. SCT low clouds will form over the coastal terminals KSAN/KCRQ/KSNA beginning after 02Z. Periods of BKN MVFR/IFR conditions with ceilings 800-1200 ft MSL are expected 09-14Z Tuesday. Expect westerly winds around 10 knots in the afternoons.

Mountains/Deserts . Clear with unrestricted vis today and tonight.

MARINE. No hazardous marine weather is expected through Friday.

SKYWARN. Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions.

SGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CA . NONE. PZ . NONE.

PUBLIC . APR AVIATION/MARINE . Moreland


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46253 11 mi41 min 60°F2 ft
46256 12 mi41 min 60°F2 ft
PRJC1 12 mi53 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1
AGXC1 14 mi107 min SE 6 G 7
PFXC1 14 mi53 min S 6 G 8
BAXC1 15 mi107 min ESE 6 G 7
PFDC1 15 mi113 min ESE 5.1 G 6
PSXC1 15 mi53 min SSE 1 G 2.9
OHBC1 - 9410660 - Los Angeles, CA 16 mi59 min 60°F1025.1 hPa
46222 - San Pedro, CA (092) 17 mi48 min 59°F3 ft
PXAC1 17 mi113 min SE 4.1 G 4.1
46221 - Santa Monica Bay, CA (028) 37 mi45 min 59°F2 ft
ICAC1 - 9410840 - Santa Monica Pier 37 mi53 min SSW 6 G 7 58°F 60°F1024.9 hPa
46224 - Oceanside Offshore, CA (045) 43 mi41 min 60°F3 ft

Wind History for Los Angeles Pier J, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
John Wayne-Orange County Airport, CA7 mi48 minVar 310.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F51°F59%1024.4 hPa
Los Alamitos Army Airfield, CA10 mi1.7 hrsN 07.00 miPartly Cloudy61°F46°F59%1024.3 hPa
Fullerton, Fullerton Municipal Airport, CA15 mi48 minSSE 310.00 miFair65°F48°F56%1024.1 hPa
Long Beach, Long Beach Airport, CA15 mi48 minN 010.00 miFair64°F48°F58%1024.5 hPa
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA21 mi54 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds63°F51°F68%1024.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSNA

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Ana River entrance (inside), California
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Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
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Mon -- 12:14 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:01 AM PDT     2.45 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:41 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:17 AM PDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:34 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:10 PM PDT     1.41 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:11 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:44 PM PDT     0.51 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.32.52.42.21.91.51.10.80.50.30.20.20.50.81.11.31.41.30.90.60.50.60.91.4

Tide / Current Tables for Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California
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Balboa Pier
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Mon -- 12:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:29 AM PDT     4.36 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:41 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:30 AM PDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:34 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:38 PM PDT     2.51 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:57 PM PDT     2.45 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:11 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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