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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 5:12PM Tuesday January 19, 2021 10:41 AM PST (18:41 UTC) Moonrise 12:05PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 38% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 909 Am Pst Tue Jan 19 2021
.gale warning in effect through Wednesday morning...
Today..Eastern portion, ne winds 35 to 45 kt with local gusts to 50 kt becoming 40 to 50 kt in the afternoon. Western portion, E winds 25 to 30 kt becoming 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 17 seconds.
Tonight..Eastern portion, ne winds 35 to 45 kt with local gusts to 50 kt becoming 30 to 35 kt after midnight. Western portion, ne winds 20 to 25 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
Wed..Eastern portion, ne winds 25 to 35 kt. Western portion, ne winds 15 to 20 kt becoming nw 10 to 15 kt by the afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 15 seconds. SE swell 2 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Chance of showers.
PZZ600 909 Am Pst Tue Jan 19 2021
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 16z, or 8 am pst, a 1042 mb high was located over idaho. A 1000 mb low was just southwest of the channel islands. A large nw swell will keep hazardous seas in the outer waters through today. Strong ne gales will affect the waters from near ventura to santa Monica and out past the channel islands through Wednesday morning.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bakersfield, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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FXUS66 KHNX 191026 AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 226 AM PST Tue Jan 19 2021

SYNOPSIS. Strong, gusty winds can be expected in the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra through this evening in addition to the Kern county mountains and the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. The remainder of this week through Thursday night will be dry with relatively light winds. The weather will turn much cooler and unsettled Friday into early next week.

DISCUSSION. A variety of weather is in store for the central California interior during the next 7 days beginning with strong winds in the near term and a change to much cooler and unsettled weather by week's end. As of this writing, a high wind event is well underway in the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra. Several automated gages in the Madera county foothills have been reporting wind gusts in the 45 to 55 mph range. Until the Cascadel Heights gage went offline at midnight, east winds gusted to 110 mph! The east winds have been bringing much drier air into this region as well, so the fire danger will remain elevated in the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra until winds abate and the humidity recovers tonight. The strong winds will also down trees in this region during the next several hours. This is not the only part of our CWA where winds will be a problem into early tonight, however. Brisk easterly winds will buffet the mountains and valley facing slopes of Kern county into tonight in addition to the San Joaquin Valley primarily west of I-5. Although the wind will be relatively light over much of the rest of the San Joaquin Valley today, there will be dust and other particulate matter stirred up throughout the day resulting in poor air quality.

The strong offshore flow is occurring on the northwest side of a closed low which has been tracking southwestward. The low was over the Great Basin Monday and the models forecast it to be centered off the coast of southern California by this afternoon. From there, the low is expected to gravitate southward and end up over the coastal waters of the Baja peninsula tonight. Until it gets there, a powerful northeast to southwest oriented 300 mb jet (100+ knots) will reside over central California. We can expect winds to finally diminish by late tonight over much of the CWA, although they could still be locally gusty through the Kern county mountain passes until daybreak Wednesday. Otherwise, the offshore flow will weaken by late tonight as an upper level ridge of high pressure builds in from the north. Meanwhile, there will be a good deal of mid level cloudiness residing over the Kern County desert and mountains as well as the Sierra crest.

Our weather will be much more tranquil and mostly clear Wednesday through Wednesday night as the ridge axis moves directly over central California. The ridge will be flattened Thursday, during which time we'll transition to an onshore flow pattern. Otherwise, dry weather will continue through Thursday night.

And now for the good news. A cold storm system, the first of possibly two more that could follow, will bring a chance of showers to much of the CWA by the end of this week into the weekend. The storm behind it could bring additional showers to the CWA early next week. The models forecast weak upper level ridging to move over central California between these two storm systems on Sunday. If so, Sunday's weather will be dry with lingering clouds in the upslope regions of our CWA. Confidence is medium at best with timing these showery periods. We're more confident about temperatures this week which will trend cooler day by day through Friday. High temperatures through Thursday will still run above normal. Friday into early next week will be noticeably cooler with temperatures finally more typical of late January.

AVIATION. Areas of MVFR visibilities can be expected in the San Joaquin Valley until 19z Wednesday due to dust and haze. VFR conditions will prevail elsewhere over the central California interior during the next 24 hours. Strong winds in excess of 35 knots will occur over much of the higher terrain through 09z Wednesday.

AIR QUALITY ISSUES. Please see SFOAQAHNX for an Air Quality Alert.

On Tuesday January 19 2021 . Unhealthy for sensitive groups in Fresno . Kern and Kings Counties. Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status is: No Burning For All in Fresno . Kern . Kings . Madera . Merced and Tulare Counties.

Further information is available at Valleyair.org

CERTAINTY.

The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is medium. The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

Certainty levels include low . medium . and high. Please visit www.weather.gov/hnx/certainty.html for additional information an/or to provide feedback.

HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Wind Advisory until 1 AM PST Wednesday for CAZ189-191-194>199.

High Wind Warning until 7 PM PST this evening for CAZ190-192-193.

Wind Advisory until 10 AM PST this morning for CAZ179.



synopsis . Durfee public/fw . Durfee aviation/PIO/IDSS . BSO

weather.gov/hanford


Weather Reporting Stations
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NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340 73 mi66 min NW 5.1 G 7 59°F 1005.8 hPa

Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA
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Airport Reports
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Bakersfield, Meadows Field Airport, CA8 mi48 minW 55.00 miFair with Haze54°F33°F45%1010.8 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBFL

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Tide / Current Tables for Rincon Island, California (2)
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Rincon Island
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Tue -- 02:26 AM PST     4.16 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:02 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:30 AM PST     2.43 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:06 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:38 PM PST     3.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:15 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:06 PM PST     1.42 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:50 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.33.94.14.13.93.532.72.52.52.62.93.23.43.43.22.92.41.91.61.41.51.92.4

Tide / Current Tables for Rincon Island, California
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Rincon Island
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Tue -- 02:33 AM PST     4.15 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:02 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:40 AM PST     2.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:06 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:44 PM PST     3.28 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:15 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:09 PM PST     1.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:50 PM PST     Moonset
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