Lompoc, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Lompoc, CA

June 13, 2024 3:55 AM PDT (10:55 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:46 AM   Sunset 8:17 PM
Moonrise 11:38 AM   Moonset 12:00 AM 
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PZZ673 Waters From Pt. Sal To Santa Cruz Island Ca And Westward 60 Nm Including San Miguel And Santa Rosa Islands- 157 Am Pdt Thu Jun 13 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon - .

.gale watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon - .

Today - Light winds, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Wave detail: nw 7 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog and drizzle this morning.

Tonight - NW wind 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Wave detail: nw 6 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

Fri - NW wind 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt, becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Wave detail: nw 9 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Fri night - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. Wave detail: nw 13 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds.

Sat - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 14 ft. Wave detail: nw 13 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds.

Sat night - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 14 ft. Wave detail: nw 14 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 ft at 13 seconds.

Sun - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 14 ft. Wave detail: nw 14 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds.

Sun night - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 14 ft. Wave detail: nw 14 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 17 seconds.

Mon - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft. Wave detail: nw 13 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 ft at 17 seconds.

Mon night - NW wind 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft. Wave detail: nw 12 ft at 9 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

PZZ600 157 Am Pdt Thu Jun 13 2024

Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park - At 06z, or 11 pm pdt, a 1029 mb high was located 600 nm W of eureka. A 1005 mb thermal low was located south of las vegas. Hazardous marine conditions with gusty winds and steep seas will becoming widespread as early as late tonight and will continue through the weekend.


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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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FXUS66 KLOX 130348 AFDLOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 848 PM PDT Wed Jun 12 2024

SYNOPSIS
12/725 PM.

Low clouds and fog are expected through at least Friday morning across the coast and coastal valleys, with temperatures 3-6 degrees below normal. Gusty north winds are expected Friday into the weekend, mainly in the mountains and southern Santa Barbara County and adjacent coastal waters. Warming temperatures are expected Friday through weekend, with faster clearing of low clouds.

.SHORT TERM (WED-SAT)...12/749 PM.

***UPDATE***

The main forecast concern for this evening into Thursday involves a significant deepening of the marine layer and a push of low clouds well inland over all of the valleys to the interior mountain slopes. This transition to a more extensive marine layer clouds is caused by the approach of an upper low center that has been southwest of the area. While the low center will still be 200 miles SW of Los Angeles at 0500 Thursday, there should be enough lift in place to help deepen the marine layer. In addition, fairly strong onshore gradients are in place, with the LAX to Daggett at 9.7 mb at 5 PM. With the combination of lift and the onshore push, there will likely be patchy drizzle across the area again during the late night to morning hours. And daytime highs will likely drop a few degrees compared to today's highs, due to the more extensive low cloud coverage and slower afternoon clearing.

***From Previous Discussion***

Changes start happening rapidly Friday after the low zips off into AZ. Northerly flow will quickly ramp up over the northern coastal waters and by Friday evening models are showing solid gale force winds. The northerly flow will also impact the western portions of SLO and SB Counties, generating some gusty Sundowner winds and downslope warming off the Santa Lucia and Santa Ynez Ranges Friday into Friday night. Will certainly be needing wind advisories across those areas with around a 30-40% chance of gusts to around 60 mph (warning level) in the more favorable north wind areas such as the hills above Montecito. At the same time models show very warm temperatures developing during the evening and overnight periods and this looks like a situation where temperatures stay in the 80s and possibly even low 90s throughout much of the night in the Santa Ynez Range and even down into the coastal plain.
Advisory level winds also expected across the northern Ventura mountains and the Grapevine areas. Some of those winds will filter down into the LA valleys but probably not stronger than 30 mph.

Marine layer stratus will quickly dissipate from the north Friday and most areas should see much earlier clearing. By Saturday morning stratus coverage will either be zero or just minimal clouds across the coast from LA to Ventura county. Saturday will be a much warmer day for most areas. Warmest locations will be in the Sundowner areas where highs in the 80s and lower 90s are likely, even at some beach areas in SLO and SB Counties. This may require the issuance of heat advisories for parts of the Central Coast and southern Santa Barbara County with highs 15-20 degrees above normal. Elsewhere, warmer valleys also expected to be in the 90s and coastal areas in the 70s to lower 80s.

Another round of warm and gusty Sundowner winds are expected Saturday night.

.LONG TERM (SUN-WED)...12/230 PM.

Sunday will be an interesting day as there will still be strong northerly winds continuing across the western counties, adjacent coastal waters, and the northern mountains. However, models have been consistent showing the development of a coastal eddy circulation developing off the coast of LA and Orange Counties and significant cooling at least for LA/Ventura County coast and valley areas. And most of the models are even showing several degrees of cooling across inland areas of LA/Ventura Counties as well. Will likely still see advisory level Sundowner winds again Sunday into Monday for the Santa Barbara area but probably not quite as warm as the previous couple days. With the eddy developing later in the weekend will likely see marine layer stratus moving up from the south and into coastal LA/Ventura Counties.

Northerly flow expected to remain quite strong across the offshore coastal waters through the middle of next week, which will keep at least a threat of Sundowner winds going for southern Santa Barbara Counties going into next week as well. For this reason, stratus coverage should be confined to just LA/Ventura Counties at least for the first half of the week. Temperatures in these areas will drop back to normal or slightly below normal levels.

For SLO and northern Santa Barbara Counties, gusty northwest winds will continue, especially near the coast, but little or no marine layer stratus is expected. Temperatures will generally be within a few degrees of normal.

AVIATION
13/0038Z.

At 2233Z at KLAX, the marine layer was 1300 ft deep. The top of the inversion was at 3200 ft with a temperature of 24 C.

High confidence in desert TAFs.

Low to moderate confidence in all other TAFs due to uncertainty in CIG heights and timing of flight cat changes (which could be off by +/- 2 hours). There is a 40% chance that KPRB could remain VFR through the period. There is a 30% chance that KSMX could lower to LIFR 07-15Z. DZ possible at all TAF sites (except desert) late night into morning. There is a 30-40% chance of IFR conds for LA coastal TAF sites and KBUR/KVNY 09Z-15Z.

KLAX...Moderate confidence in TAF. There is a 40% chance of BKN008 cond 09Z-15Z Thu. Any east wind component should remain weaker than 7 kt.

KBUR...Moderate confidence in TAF. There is a 40% chance of BKN008 conds 09Z-15Z Thu.

MARINE
12/845 PM.

In the outer waters, high confidence in the forecast. Winds and seas are expected to remain below Small Craft Advisory (SCA)
levels thru Thu afternoon, then an extended period of strong NW winds is likely. SCA winds will occur starting Thu night, increasing to Gale Force Friday afternoon with Gales continuing into Monday afternoon. There is even a 20-30% chance of STORM Force wind gusts (to 48 kt or greater) at times Fri night thru Sun night, mainly during the evening hours. There will likely be widespread steep and dangerous seas this weekend.

In the inner waters N of Pt. Sal, conditions will likely remain below SCA levels thru Fri morning. SCA conds are likely (80% chance)
Fri afternoon thru Sun night. Winds may drop below SCA levels for a few hours during the late night thru morning hours, but seas will likely remain at or above SCA levels. There is a 40-50% chance of Gale force winds during the afternoon/eve hours Sat and Sun.

In the Santa Barbara Channel, conds will likely remain below SCA levels thru Thu afternoon. There is a 30% chance of SCA level winds in western portions Thu night. SCA level winds are likely (80% chance) across western portions of the SBA Channel during the late afternoon thru late night hours Fri thru Sun, with a 40% chance of Gale force winds during these hours Sat and Sun. In the eastern portion of the SBA Channel, SCA conds are likely (60-70% chance) during the late afternoon thru late evening hours Fri thru Sun. Steep waves of 8 to 12 ft are likely late Fri thru Mon.

In the southern inner waters, forecast confidence is lower. There is a 30% chance of SCA level W-NW winds in northwestern portions Fri afternoon/evening, and a 60% chance of SCA conds Sat afternoon thru Sun night, mainly from Anacapa Island to Malibu. There will likely be steep and dangerous seas, possibly to SCA levels Sat-Mon.

LOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...NONE.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory in effect from 2 AM to 2 PM PDT Friday for zones 670-673-676. (See LAXMWWLOX).
Gale Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon for zones 670-673-676. (See LAXMWWLOX).




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA 8 mi46 minWSW 3.9G7.8 56°F 57°F29.9256°F
46218 - Harvest, CA (071) 14 mi60 min 56°F8 ft
46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA 38 mi46 minWSW 3.9G5.8 58°F 62°F29.9058°F
NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 44 mi80 minW 2.9G5.1 59°F 29.94
46011 - SANTA MARIA - 21 NM Northwest of Point Arguello, CA 46 mi46 minN 1.9G3.9 58°F


Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KLPC LOMPOC,CA 20 sm59 mincalm7 smOvercast57°F57°F100%29.95


Tide / Current for Gaviota, California
   
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Gaviota
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Thu -- 12:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:02 AM PDT     3.76 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:47 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:17 AM PDT     0.68 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:35 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:37 PM PDT     4.01 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:19 PM PDT     First Quarter
Thu -- 11:29 PM PDT     2.43 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Gaviota, California, Tide feet
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2.5


Tide / Current for Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island, California
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Cuyler Harbor
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Thu -- 12:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:56 AM PDT     3.69 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:14 AM PDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:36 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:31 PM PDT     3.93 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:19 PM PDT     First Quarter
Thu -- 11:26 PM PDT     2.38 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island, California, Tide feet
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2.4


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