Thursday, October1, 2020
Privacy Policy
L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Ford City, CA

Version 3.4
NOTICE
8/26/2020 The 7 day forecast is taking about 5 seconds to load but it will eventually load. NOAA is still working on it.
8/18/2020 NOAA continues to have trouble. Wind guest will occasionally be left off graphs. I am working with NOAA to resolve the issue.
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 6:51AMSunset 6:41PM Thursday October 1, 2020 4:40 AM PDT (11:40 UTC) Moonrise 7:03PMMoonset 6:35AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 321 Am Pdt Thu Oct 1 2020
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to nw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Local gusts to 20 kt western portion. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight..W to nw winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, with local gusts to 20 kt western portion, becoming 5 to 10 kt late. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt early, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ600 321 Am Pdt Thu Oct 1 2020
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 10z, or 3 am pdt, a 1025 mb high was centered in utah with a ridge extending to a 1022 mb high about 200 nm west of seattle. A 1008 mb thermal low was centered in arizona. The high off seattle with move southward and strengthen through Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ford City, CA
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 35.16, -119.43     debug


Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS66 KLOX 010957 AFDLOX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 257 AM PDT Thu Oct 1 2020

SYNOPSIS. 01/237 AM.

Strong high pressure along with light offshore flow will result in very hot temperatures in most areas through the end of the week. Temperatures will begin to cool slightly by Friday but will remain well above normal through the weekend.

SHORT TERM (TDY-SAT). 01/242 AM.

One more big day of heat today. Gradients are about 1 mb offshore than they were at this time ydy. Hgts remain at 592 DM. Max temps will be very similar to ydy except there will likely be a big warm up along the Central Coast's beach areas which were spared from the heat ydy by a persistent marine layer that is not there this morning. Max temps today will be 15 to 25 degrees above normal with a few Central Coast locations a whopping 30 degrees above normal!

An excessive heat warning for the Santa Monica Mtn has been added to the current raft of warnings for today. While the rest of the area save for the Antelope Vly remain under heat advisories. Please see the product LAXNPWLOX for all of the details about this dangerous heat event.

The offshore push as well as a strong inversion with max temps of 90 degrees at 1400 ft has kept many low temps in 80s and even 90s so far tonight with only a little additional cooling likely. These very warm overnight lows will compound the danger from the hot afternoon temps.

Onshore trends and slight hgt falls will bring 5 to 7 degrees of cooling to the coasts and lower vlys with 2 to 4 degrees of cooling elsewhere. Enough cooling to eliminate the excessive heat warnings but not enough to eliminate the need for heat advisories.

The ridge settles southward on Saturday and weakens some. Hgts fall to about 588 DaM. More importantly the onshore flow increases a little more. (Still not enough to bring any marine layer to the coasts) There will be 4 to 5 degrees cooling everywhere except the Central Coast which will see 5 to 10 degrees of cooling. The beaches and near coastal areas will fall to 3 to 5 degrees above normal but areas further inland will still be 10 to 15 degrees above normal.

LONG TERM (SUN-WED). 01/256 AM.

The EC no longer agrees with the GFS and now develops an oddly persistent dry upper low off of Pt Conception. This soln does not not agree with the preponderance of the ensemble forecast members and its soln was discounted.

The GFS seems much more reasonable GFS soln which calls for the west coast ridge to weaken each day Tuesday and then to move eastward Wed and Thu as an east Pac trof moves in from the west.

More importantly moderate onshore flow returns which will bring back the marine layer and the night through morning marine layer clouds. Look for another round of 4 to 8 degrees of cooling. On Monday there will be an additional 2 to 3 degrees of cooling. Temps will then not change much Tue and Wed. Even with all the cooling max temps on Monday will remain 5 to 10 degrees above normal.

If the GFS is correct in its day 7 to 10 forecast there will be substantial cooling at the end of next week as a larger trof swings through west coast bringing possible rain as far south as Monterey county.

AVIATION. 01/0553Z.

At 0530Z at KLAX, there was no marine layer. There was a sfc based inversion with a top near 1500 ft with a temp of 35 C.

Moderate confidence in Central Coast TAFs and high confidence elsewhere. For the Central Coast there is a 30% chance of VLIFR conds 10Z-15Z. There is a 30% chance of LLWS at KSBA due to gusty north winds overnight.

KLAX . High confidence in the TAF. Good confidence that there will be no east wind component greater than 4 kt.

KBUR . High confidence in CAVU TAF.

MARINE. 30/746 PM.

Overall, moderate confidence in forecast.

Outer Waters . Small Craft Advisory (SCA) level winds will continue through tonight. Winds may drop below SCA thresholds Thursday morning into early afternoon, but good confidence that widespread SCA level NW winds will redevelop by late Thursday afternoon. There is a 60% chance that SCA level winds and short period seas will continue through into the weekend. There is a 30% chance for brief Gale force gusts Friday evening for the waters from Point Conception to San Nicolas Island.

Inner Waters N of Point Conception . There is a 60% chance of SCA level winds during the afternoon and evening hours Thursday through Saturday.

Inner Waters S of Point Conception . There is a 30-40% chance that SCA level NW to W winds may filter into the western portion of the Santa Barbara Channel each afternoon and evening. Best chance Friday evening into the overnight hours.

LOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. CA . Heat Advisory in effect until 8 PM PDT Friday for zones 34>41-51>54-88. (See LAXNPWLOX). Excessive Heat Warning in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening for zones 44>46-547. (See LAXNPWLOX). Heat Advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM PDT Friday for zones 44>46-547. (See LAXNPWLOX). Red Flag Warning in effect until 9 AM PDT this morning for zones 239-252. (See LAXRFWLOX). PZ . Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Monday for zone 670. (See LAXMWWLOX). Small Craft Advisory in effect until 3 AM PDT Monday for zones 673-676. (See LAXMWWLOX).

.HAZARD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK (SAT-WED).

No significant hazards expected.



PUBLIC . Rorke AVIATION . Rorke MARINE . Sweet/Stewart SYNOPSIS . EB/Smith

weather.gov/losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 54 mi65 min NE 2.9 G 5.1 66°F 1012.1 hPa
46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA 67 mi41 min WSW 7.8 G 9.7 67°F 67°F1012 hPa (-0.7)64°F

Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
Last
24hr
N3
SW2
N3
SW3
E1
SW11
SW8
G12
SW8
G11
SW9
SW8
G12
S3
SW8
SW10
SW4
SW4
G11
SW9
SW7
G10
SW10
NW1
NE1
G4
N1
N3
N4
N2
1 day
ago
N2
SW1
W2
NW2
W5
SW8
SW11
SW11
G14
SW15
SW12
SW12
SW11
G14
SW9
SW3
SW7
SW7
SW4
SW1
N2
NE4
E4
--
N1
NE2
2 days
ago
E3
NW1
W2
SW2
SE2
S3
SW4
SW6
SW7
SW10
SW12
SW10
G13
SW8
G12
SW7
W2
G5
SW4
W2
NW2
N2
NW1
E2
S1
SW2
W2

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bakersfield, Meadows Field Airport, CA27 mi47 minESE 59.00 miFair76°F45°F33%1014.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBFL

Wind History from BFL (wind in knots)
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
Last 24hrCalmS3SE5CalmSE3Calm35W6W6NW7NW8NW6NW3CalmNE4E3S5E4CalmCalmCalmE4E5
1 day agoNE3CalmCalmSE4SE3CalmCalmW5NW7W7NW10NW10NW11NW9N5CalmCalmN6E5E6E3CalmCalmCalm
2 days agoCalmSE3CalmCalmS43CalmNW8NW7NW12NW12N11N12NW10NW8NW8NW4E4E4E4E5SE3CalmNE5

Tide / Current Tables for Santa Barbara, California (2)
   EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Santa Barbara
Click for Map
Thu -- 04:02 AM PDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:53 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:14 AM PDT     5.10 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:06 PM PDT     Full Moon
Thu -- 04:15 PM PDT     0.94 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:03 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:17 PM PDT     5.05 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

12
am
1
am
2
am
3
am
4
am
5
am
6
am
7
am
8
am
9
am
10
am
11
am
12
pm
1
pm
2
pm
3
pm
4
pm
5
pm
6
pm
7
pm
8
pm
9
pm
10
pm
11
pm
3.92.81.60.80.50.71.52.63.84.75.14.94.33.32.21.411.11.72.73.84.654.9

Tide / Current Tables for Santa Barbara, California
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Santa Barbara
Click for Map
Thu -- 04:00 AM PDT     0.58 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:53 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:11 AM PDT     4.98 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:06 PM PDT     Full Moon
Thu -- 04:13 PM PDT     1.04 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:03 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:17 PM PDT     4.93 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

12
am
1
am
2
am
3
am
4
am
5
am
6
am
7
am
8
am
9
am
10
am
11
am
12
pm
1
pm
2
pm
3
pm
4
pm
5
pm
6
pm
7
pm
8
pm
9
pm
10
pm
11
pm
3.82.71.60.90.60.91.62.73.84.654.84.23.22.21.41.11.21.82.73.74.54.94.8

Weather Map
       (on/off)   Help Weather Map
wmap_P
GEOS Local Image of Southwest    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Ground Weather Radar Station Los Angeles, CA
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map


Cookie Policy:
This website uses cookies to save your settings. No personal information is saved. I do not collect statistics on your visit. You can disable cookies in your browser if you like but it is not recommended for this site. I do not sell cookies. Go to a bakery for that. In fact I do not sell anything. To disable cookies from L-36.com, please refer to the Help button in your browser.
Privacy Policy:
I do not sell or share any user data or anything else for that matter. The only personal information I save is in the site log which has a line for each page view which includes the IP address your browser sends in the header as well as which page you requested. I use this to block hackers and other bad actors. I do not use this raw data to create profiles on users. I periodically delete the log files. Google supplies the ads on this site. Because I do not track who you are, I cannot customize how these ads are served. They may be personalized to improve the ad experience. If you do not want personalized ads, please adjust the settings on the Google site HERE.
. NOTE: The best I can determine, this site is not subject to CCPA but I am doing my best to comply anyway. Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerous of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.