Santa Barbara, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Santa Barbara, CA

April 12, 2024 3:00 PM PDT (22:00 UTC) Change Location
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PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 252 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 12 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from 9 pm pdt this evening through Saturday morning - .

Tonight - SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 12 seconds. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain.

Sat - SE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming sw 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Rain.

Sat night - W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. A slight chance of showers.

Sun - S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. A chance of showers and a slight chance of tstms.

Sun night - NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 11 seconds, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.

Mon - Western portion, nw winds 15 to 25 kt. Eastern portion, nw winds 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 10 seconds.

Mon night - Western portion, nw winds 15 to 25 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, nw winds 10 to 15 kt becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds.

Tue - NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.

Wed - NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

PZZ600 252 Pm Pdt Fri Apr 12 2024
synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park - .at 21z, or 2 pm pdt, a 1004 mb low was centered 300 nm W of san francisco, with a front extending southward. This front will move across the waters tonight and Sat.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Barbara, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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FXUS66 KLOX 122049 AFDLOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 149 PM PDT Fri Apr 12 2024

SYNOPSIS
12/105 PM.

Much cooler weather is expected today through the weekend as another late season storm moves into the region. Rain will begin tonight with showers lasting through Sunday. Snow is expected at higher elevations. A warming trend will begin Monday with dry weather next week.

.SHORT TERM (TDY-MON)...12/148 PM.

Overall, 12Z models in pretty good synoptic agreement through the short term period. Main feature of note will be an upper level low, currently located about 450 miles west of Monterey, which will bring some rain and snow to the area this weekend. This low will meander towards the Central CA coast tonight/Saturday then will drop southeastward across our area Saturday night/Sunday.

With this upper low, main issues will be the potential for rain, snow and thunderstorms for the area. Light, pre-frontal, rain can be expected to develop across the area tonight. The main cold front will sweep across the area on Saturday, brining moderate preoccupation to the area. Behind the front, a showery regime can be expected Saturday night through Sunday night. With 12Z guidance, rainfall totals have been nudged up a bit. The latest thinking is for widespread 0.50 to 1.50 inch totals with 1.50 to 3.00 inches across the foothills/mountains (especially across SLO/SBA county mountains as well as the western Ventura county mountains). These totals match up well with NBM/ensemble thinking of a 30-40% chance of 2.00+ inch totals in those favored orographic areas. Rainfall rates should generally be around 0.33 inches or less per hour although local rates up to 0.66 inches per hour will be possible with any thunderstorm activity.

As for thunderstorms, given the time of year and the upper low, a threat of thunderstorms cannot be ruled out. At this time, there looks to be a slight chance of thunderstorms across SLO/SBA counties Saturday night then all areas on Sunday as the upper low moves across the area. Any thunderstorms that develop would likely produce brief heavy rain, small hail and gusty/erratic winds (with a remote chance of severe-level thunderstorms).

For snow concerns, snow levels will drop to the 5000-6000 foot range tonight/Saturday then down to the 4000-5000 foot range Saturday night/Sunday. So, some decent snowfall can be expected in the mountains. At this time, 5-10 inches are expected above 6000 feet with trace to 5 inch amounts between 4000 and 5000 feet. With southerly winds gusting around 45 MPH, some winter weather conditions can be expected in the mountains. Therefore, WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES are in effect some mountains areas in SBA/Ventura and LA counties. See LAXWSWLOX for the details.

By Monday, the upper low will move eastward across the southwestern deserts. So, dry conditions can be expected on Monday with some warmer temperatures.

.LONG TERM (TUE-FRI)...12/148 PM.

For the extended, dry and warmer conditions can be expected. A ridge will build along the West Coast Tuesday/Wednesday then will flatten out to a zonal flow Thursday/Friday. At this time, the warmest days of the period will be Wednesday/Thursday. Skies will range between mostly clear and partly cloudy levels with the potential for some coastal stratus/fog during the night and morning hours.

AVIATION
12/1905Z.

At 1758Z at KLAX, the marine layer was 2600 ft deep. The top of the marine inversion was at 3500 feet with a temperature of 14 C.

Low to moderate confidence in TAFs. A frontal system will bring widespread rain tonight and tomorrow, as well as gusty south winds. Wind speeds may be off by +/- 5 kts during peaks. Cigs may be a category lower at times, especially during rain.

KLAX...Low to moderate confidence in TAF. Timing of onset of rain/drizzle may be off by +/- 2 hours, and cigs/vsby may briefly fall to a category lower through the period. An east wind component of 10 kt is likely beginning at 08Z, and may develop as early as 06Z.

KBUR...Moderate confidence in TAF. There is a 20% chance of brief clearing to SCT015-SKC cigs from 20Z-02Z. Cigs/vsby may briefly fall to a category lower through the period.

MARINE
12/852 AM.

Moderate confidence in the forecast.

For the outer waters, a period of SCA level S winds is likely in the northern two zones (PZZ670/673) this evening thru Sat morning.
There is a 30% chance that seas and possibly winds will be at SCA levels Sat afternoon. SCA level seas are likely Sat night thru Mon or Tue, with SCA level NW winds Sun night thru Tue.

In the southern outer waters zone (PZZ676), there is just a 30% chance of SCA level S winds tonight/early Sat. SCA level seas are likely Sat night-Mon. SCA level NW winds are likely Sun night-Tue.

In the inner waters north of Pt. Sal, a period of SCA level S wind is likely this evening thru Sat morning. There is a 30% chance of SCA level NW winds Sun night thru Tue.

For the inner waters S of Pt Conception, there will likely be a period of SCA level SE winds in the SBA Channel late tonight/Sat morning, with a 30% chance of SCA level winds in the southern inner waters zone. SCA level W-NW winds are likely in the SBA Channel Sun night-Tue, with a 30% chance in the southern inner waters during that time.

Dense fog, with visibilities of one nautical mile or less, will impact the coastal waters through today.

LOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 3 PM PDT Saturday for zones 38-344. (See LAXNPWLOX).
High Surf Advisory in effect from 9 PM Saturday to 9 PM PDT Sunday for zones 340-346. (See LAXCFWLOX).
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 5 AM Saturday to 5 PM PDT Sunday for zones 353-376-377. (See LAXWSWLOX).
High Surf Advisory in effect from 9 AM to 9 PM PDT Sunday for zones 354-362-366. (See LAXCFWLOX).
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 11 AM Saturday to 5 PM PDT Sunday for zones 379-380. (See LAXWSWLOX).
PZ...Small Craft Advisory in effect until 9 AM PDT Saturday for zones 645-670. (See LAXMWWLOX).
Small Craft Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 AM PDT Saturday for zones 650-673. (See LAXMWWLOX).




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 2 mi84 min ESE 8G9.9 56°F 29.93
46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA 13 mi30 min ESE 14G18 55°F 55°F29.9052°F
46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA 41 mi30 min ESE 12G16 55°F 55°F29.8954°F
46251 44 mi34 min 57°F 57°F3 ft


Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KSBA SANTA BARBARA MUNI,CA 7 sm67 minE 0910 smOvercast59°F54°F82%29.92
KIZA SANTA YNEZ,CA 24 sm25 minS 17G2210 smClear61°F54°F77%29.88
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Tide / Current for Santa Barbara, California
   
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Santa Barbara
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Fri -- 12:04 AM PDT     5.78 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:38 AM PDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 09:07 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:34 PM PDT     3.10 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:18 PM PDT     2.49 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Santa Barbara, California, Tide feet
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5.8
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5.5
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4.8
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3.7
4
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2.3
5
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1.1
6
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0.1
7
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-0.5
8
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-0.6
9
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-0.2
10
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0.5
11
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1.4
12
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2.2
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2.7
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3.1
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3.1
4
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2.9
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2.7
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2.5
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2.5
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2.9
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3.4
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4.1
11
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4.7



Tide / Current for Rincon Island, California
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Rincon Island
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Fri -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:30 AM PDT     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 09:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:23 PM PDT     3.15 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:11 PM PDT     2.50 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:27 PM PDT     Sunset
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Rincon Island, California, Tide feet
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5.8
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4.7
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3.5
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2.2
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0.9
6
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-0.1
7
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-0.6
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-0.6
9
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-0.1
10
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0.6
11
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1.5
12
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2.3
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2.9
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3.1
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3.1
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2.9
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2.6
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2.5
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2.6
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2.9
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3.5
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4.2
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4.8




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