Little River, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Little River, CA

April 21, 2024 5:19 AM PDT (12:19 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:24 AM   Sunset 7:57 PM
Moonrise 5:07 PM   Moonset 4:29 AM 
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PZZ455 Cape Mendocino To Pt Arena Out 10 Nm- 252 Am Pdt Sun Apr 21 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through this evening - .

Today - NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves N 9 ft at 8 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Tonight - NW winds 15 to 25 kt - .becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Waves N 9 ft at 9 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon - SE winds 5 kt. Waves N 6 ft at 7 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Mon night - S winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves N 4 ft at 8 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Tue - W winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves N 6 ft at 8 seconds - .and S 2 ft at 15 seconds.

Wed - NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Waves N 6 ft at 6 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Thu - NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves nw 7 ft at 5 seconds - .and S 2 ft at 15 seconds.

PZZ400 252 Am Pdt Sun Apr 21 2024

Synopsis for northern california waters - Strong northerly winds will continue to increase today with increasing coverage of gale force gusts through the afternoon and evening. Steep short period seas in excess of 10 feet will accompany these winds. Unsettled conditions will only very slightly ease Sunday with strong winds gradually shunting further offshore Monday.



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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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FXUS66 KEKA 211209 AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Eureka CA 455 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
Dry weather with above normal temperatures are expected to continue through Monday. Breezy northerly winds will developed for coastal areas today as high pressure builds into the region. Marine stratus is expected to return early Tuesday as the northerly winds subside. Temperatures will begin a cooling trend on Tuesday. Moist and unsettled weather conditions return mid to late next week.



DISCUSSION
Dry weather with above normal temperatures will continue today through early next week as weak ridging aloft build offshore the Pacific Northwest behind a transient shortwave trough. Areas of valley fog have developed overnight with a strong radiational cooling. This is expected to clear out during the morning becoming mostly sunny, despite high cirrus clouds streaming across the area.

Breezy northerly winds are expected for the coastal areas to developed this afternoon. Peak wind gust (mostly in the late afternoon and early evening) of 25 to 35 mph are forecast.
Granted, higher gusts (40-50 mph) are probable (>70% chance) for wind prone locations; the King Range, coastal headlands of SW Humboldt and windy point or Pt St George. Winds subside later in the evening. Meanwhile, offshore flow component is expected to develop this evening and increase tonight over the exposed ridges, especially in Del Norte County where gusts from 25 to 35 mph are likely. This may keep

Interior temperatures are forecast to rebound today, with highs back to mid 70s to mid 80s. Breezy northerly winds today will keep the coast in the mid 50s. Monday is forecast to be the warmest day of the spring season so far as the offshore flow components strengthen. Warmest interior valleys will likely (70-90% chance) peak in the mid to upper 80s on Monday. Coastal temperatures may warm into the mid to upper 60s.

On Tuesday, a 500mb shortwave trough will approach the Pac NW.
Deterministic model guidance continues to indicate increasing buoyant energy and instability for possible (25-35% chance)
showers and thunderstorms across the interior - mostly Trinity County - on Tuesday. Also, a closed cyclonic circulation evident at 925mb will likely induce a southerly wind reversal and a push of marine air/low clouds from the SW Monday night into Tue morning. Some cooling is expected on Tue, but high temps will likely (>60% chance) remain above normal (lower to mid 70s) until the air mass cools down more drastically toward the end of the week.

Potential for precipitation will increase mid to late next week as a colder 500mb trough (temps <-25C). Timing has tightened up to Thu-Fri with 24 hours probabilities for > 1 inch in 24 hours for the western slopes of Del Norte and northern Humboldt Counties around 20 to 30%. There is still a great deal of variability with timing and precip amounts. Also, there are indications for a secondary trough in the NW flow on the backside of the main trough that may spark up more showers Friday night into Saturday (10-20% chance). It is more certain that interior high temperatures will cool down by late week - mostly in the 60's. If snow levels fall to 5000 feet on Friday, high temps will struggle to reach the lower 40s in the high mountains Fri-Sat. Precipitation amounts are forecast to be light, but this time of year even light amounts will have impacts on outdoor plans or activities. Stay tuned.
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AVIATION
Aside from some isolated fog in the Eel river valley, marginal instability from yertday's front combined with increasing north wind along shore have kept any low clouds and fog scoured out.
VFR conditions have prevailed across the area tonight with any ceilings solidly above 15 kft. Similar VFR conditions will continue through the day today with north wind gusting up to 30 kts near coastal terminals being the only notable feature.

Wind will most likely continue to keep the shore scoured out Sunday night with any coastal fog being very shallow and inconsistent.
Brief IFR conditions would be most likely around Humboldt Bay where NBM places a 20% chance of brief fog Monday morning.
/JHW



MARINE
Northerlies have gradually increased throughout the waters overnight with near gale force gusts observed at near shore buoys in the wake of a weak cold front. Northerly wind will continue to strengthen today with increasing coverage of gale force gusts.
The strongest gusts are expected in the far northern waters this evening with gusts up to 40 kts. The inner water will remain calmer except for more frequent gales right near Cape Mendocino and Pt. St.
George. Strong wind will support the formation of steep short period seas in excess of 10 feet through the night tonight.

Building high pressure over the interior will help shunt strong winds further offshore Monday through midweek, brining calmer conditions at least to the near shore waters. Short period wind waves will dominate the sea state except for a series of minor mid period northwest swells up to 5 feet persisting through the week.
/JHW



EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...
None.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...
Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Monday for PZZ450.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for PZZ455.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM PDT this afternoon for PZZ470.

Gale Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Monday for PZZ470.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT early this morning for PZZ475.

Gale Warning until 9 PM PDT this evening for PZZ475.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
46014 - PT ARENA - 19NM North of Point Arena, CA 12 mi40 min NNW 21G25 52°F 53°F30.1248°F
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 24 mi62 min W 4.1G6 51°F30.11


Wind History for Arena Cove, CA
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Tide / Current for Albion, California
   
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Albion
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Sun -- 04:39 AM PDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:41 AM PDT     4.42 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:28 PM PDT     1.22 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:47 PM PDT     5.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Albion, California, Tide feet
12
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4.5
1
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3.6
2
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2.5
3
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1.5
4
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0.9
5
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0.9
6
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1.3
7
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2
8
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2.9
9
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3.7
10
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4.3
11
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4.4
12
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4
1
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3.3
2
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2.5
3
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1.7
4
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1.3
5
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1.3
6
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1.8
7
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2.6
8
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3.5
9
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4.5
10
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5.1
11
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5.3



Tide / Current for Point Cabrillo, California Current
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Point Cabrillo
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Sun -- 01:50 AM PDT     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:27 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:24 AM PDT     0.94 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:20 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:03 PM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:07 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:27 PM PDT     0.91 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:20 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Point Cabrillo, California Current, knots
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-0.6
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-1
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-1
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-0.9
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-0.7
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-0.2
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0.3
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0.7
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0.9
9
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0.9
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0.7
11
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0.2
12
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-0.4
1
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-0.8
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-0.9
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-0.9
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-0.6
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-0.3
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0.2
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0.6
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0.9
9
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0.9
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0.6
11
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0.2




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