Marine Weather for PZ 676

Active Advisory: (US Severe Weather)
Forecast as of 8:25 PM PST on December 19, 2014
Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas in effect from 3 am PST Saturday through late Saturday night
Gale watch in effect from late Sunday afternoon through Monday morning
Outer Waters From Santa Cruz Island To San Clemente Island To 60 Nm
Offshore Including San Nicolas And Santa Barbara Islands-
Tonight
W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds...building to 10 to 13 ft at 19 seconds after midnight.
Sat
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 11 to 14 ft at 18 seconds.
Sat Night
NW of San Nicolas Island...NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Elsewhere...W winds 15 to 20 kt becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period 16 seconds...subsiding to 8 to 11 ft dominant period 16 seconds after midnight.
Sun
NW of San Nicolas Island...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Elsewhere... N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 15 seconds.
Sun Night
NW of San Nicolas Island...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Elsewhere...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 14 seconds.
Mon
NW of San Nicolas Island...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere...N winds 5 to 10 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft.
Mon Night
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt...becoming N 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft.
Tue
N winds 10 to 15 kt with local gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
Wed
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 7 to 10 ft.
Small Craft for Hazardous Seas Advisory, Gale Watch
Statement as of 8:25 PM PST on December 19, 2014

...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect from 3 am Saturday to 3 am PST Sunday... ...Gale watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning...

See the coastal waters forecast (cwflox) for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves are expected to be hazardous to small craft. Mariners should avoid shoaling areas. Long period swell can sharpen into large breaking waves in shoaling areas. It is not unusual for waves to break much farther from shoaling areas than is normally experienced. Remember...breaking waves can easily capsize even larger vessels.

A gale watch is issued when hazardous gale force winds of 34 to 47 knots are probable in the near future...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans.

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Coastal Water Temperatures

Place Temperature
Santa Monica Pier 63.0 °F
Los Angeles, CA 64.9 °F
Port San Luis, CA 61.0 °F

Open Sea Buoy Information

Place ID Sea Temp Wave Height
South Santa Rosa Island, CA 46069 62 °F 7.55 ft
San Nicolas Island, CA 46219 63 °F 7.22 ft
Santa Monica Basin 33NM West Southwest of Santa Monica, CA 46025 64 °F 2.95 ft
Santa Monica Bay, CA 46221 64 °F 3.28 ft
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Tide Information

Date Time Tide Type Height
Bechers Bay, Santa Rosa Island, California:  
2014-12-20 1:20 AM PST Low Tide 1.93
2014-12-20 7:43 AM PST High Tide 5.95
2014-12-20 2:53 PM PST Low Tide -0.90
2014-12-20 9:15 PM PST High Tide 3.68
2014-12-21 2:02 AM PST Low Tide 1.90
2014-12-21 8:21 AM PST High Tide 6.17
Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island, California:  
2014-12-20 1:19 AM PST Low Tide 1.69
2014-12-20 7:41 AM PST High Tide 5.76
2014-12-20 2:52 PM PST Low Tide -0.79
2014-12-20 9:13 PM PST High Tide 3.57
2014-12-21 2:01 AM PST Low Tide 1.66
2014-12-21 8:19 AM PST High Tide 5.97
San Nicolas Island, California:  
2014-12-20 1:14 AM PST Low Tide 1.65
2014-12-20 7:26 AM PST High Tide 5.63
2014-12-20 2:47 PM PST Low Tide -0.77
2014-12-20 8:58 PM PST High Tide 3.49
2014-12-21 1:56 AM PST Low Tide 1.62
2014-12-21 8:04 AM PST High Tide 5.83
Santa Barbara Island, California:  
2014-12-20 12:57 AM PST Low Tide 1.73
2014-12-20 7:14 AM PST High Tide 5.88
2014-12-20 2:30 PM PST Low Tide -0.80
2014-12-20 8:46 PM PST High Tide 3.64
2014-12-21 1:39 AM PST Low Tide 1.70
2014-12-21 7:52 AM PST High Tide 6.10
Wilson Cove, San Clemente Island, California:  
2014-12-20 12:50 AM PST Low Tide 1.76
2014-12-20 7:13 AM PST High Tide 6.01
2014-12-20 2:23 PM PST Low Tide -0.82
2014-12-20 8:45 PM PST High Tide 3.72
2014-12-21 1:32 AM PST Low Tide 1.73
2014-12-21 7:51 AM PST High Tide 6.23