Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service San Diego California
920 PM PDT Wednesday Aug 27 2014
large swells from Tropical Storm Marie will continue to bring
high surf along with dangerous rip currents to Orange County and
northern San Diego County through Thursday. Otherwise...high
pressure will continue over the area for above normal afternoon
high temperatures. By the weekend a slow cooling trend will
begin...and continue over the area into the middle of next week as
a trough of low pressure sags south over the Pacific northwest.
Patchy night and morning low clouds and fog will become more
persistent and widespread into next week.
Discussion...for extreme southwestern California including Orange...
San Diego...western Riverside and southwestern San Bernardino
It was a very warm day today across the region. Temperatures
reached anywhere from 3 to 7 degrees above normal. Onshore flow
is weakening and nearly neutral due to slack gradients. The marine
inversion is also quite weak and shallow. This pattern will
continue with the marine influence limited to along and near the
Upper level warming will be limited but continued through
Thursday...therefore have nudged temperatures up a couple of degrees for
Thursday with the warmest temperatures across the Coachella Valley
approaching 110 degrees likely Thursday afternoon. Onshore flow
should commence on Friday allowing for some cooling near the coast
but continued hot weather inland with temperatures still likely
several degrees above normal.
280330z...mostly clear through Thursday afternoon. Patchy low clouds
may form near the coast around sunrise.
830 PM...Marie was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday
afternoon. The swell peaked at 11 feet at the San Clemente basin
buoy Wednesday afternoon...and was down to 9 feet at 800 PM. The
swell will continue to slowly decrease to 8 feet Thursday...and then
to 6 feet Friday. This downward trend will continue through the
Labor Day weekend.
830 PM...huge surf pummeled the south and southwest facing beaches
of Orange County Wednesday with reports of 10-15 foot surf at
Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. The surf at Mission Beach and
Solana Beach in San Diego County ranged from 4-6 feet.
The south swell from Tropical Storm Marie bring more high
surf...strong rips and dangerous swimming conditions at all beaches
Thursday. A high surf advisory remains in effect for Orange County
Thursday. Above average surf will continue in San Diego County. For
details click on the "beach hazards statement" and the "high surf
advisory" on our homepage.
California...high surf advisory until 1 am PDT Friday for the beaches in the
Orange County coastal areas.
Beach hazards statement through late Thursday night for the
beaches in the San Diego County coastal areas.