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Thursday, August 18th, 3:10pm PDT
Pacific Buoys Swell Wind Temp
Seal Rocks
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 130° 17-21 kt 140° 55.4 °F
Cape Suckling
 
5.6 ft 8 sec 186° 10-12 kt 140° ---
Lower Cook Inlet
 
1.3 ft 6 sec 197° --- --- 50.0 °F
FAIRWEATHER GROUND
 
6.2 ft 9 sec 243° 2-4 kt 130° 57.9 °F
PORTLOCK BANK
 
5.2 ft 6 sec 174° 8-10 kt 160° 52.9 °F
SHELIKOF STRAIT, AK
 
1.0 ft 9 sec 35° 8-10 kt 80° 53.2 °F
CENTRAL BERING SEA
 
15.4 ft 9 sec 143° 29-37 kt 90° 50.7 °F
CAPE EDGECUMBE
 
4.6 ft 8 sec 226° 2-4 kt 320° 57.6 °F
WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA
 
4.6 ft 8 sec 143° 10-12 kt 160° 55.2 °F
CENTRAL GULF OF ALASKA
 
4.9 ft 7 sec 229° 6-8 kt 130° 57.4 °F
ALBATROSS BANK
 
5.6 ft 5 sec 161° 19-25 kt 150° 55.9 °F
SOUTHEAST BERING SEA
 
8.5 ft 7 sec 131° 21-25 kt 130° 49.1 °F
SHUMAGIN ISLANDS
 
4.6 ft 8 sec 174° 6-8 kt 70° 54.7 °F
SOUTH KODIAK
 
8.2 ft 8 sec 186° 14-17 kt 150° 54.7 °F
CENTRAL ALEUTIANS
 
6.2 ft 6 sec 200° 19-23 kt 240° 50.5 °F
WESTERN ALEUTIANS
 
11.2 ft 9 sec 232° 19-27 kt 210° 46.4 °F
Ocean Station PAPA
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 188° --- --- 59.5 °F
Angeles Point, WA
 
0.7 ft --- --- --- --- 50.4 °F
Grays Harbor, WA
 
4.9 ft 8 sec 273° --- --- 64.2 °F
OOI Westport Offshore
 
4.9 ft --- 280° 6 kt 330° ---
Clatsop Spit, OR
 
4.9 ft 8 sec 261° --- --- 68.5 °F
STONEWALL BANK
 
4.3 ft 7 sec 294° 2-4 kt 290° 57.4 °F
UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR
 
4.9 ft 8 sec 285° --- --- 60.4 °F
WEST OREGON
 
5.9 ft 7 sec 354° 10-14 kt 340° ---
ST GEORGES
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 280° 0-2 kt --- 57.2 °F
Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA
 
3.9 ft 8 sec 299° --- --- 59.0 °F
SOUTHEAST PAPA
 
6.2 ft 9 sec 235° 10-14 kt 220° ---
EEL RIVER
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 296° 2-4 kt 190° 59.0 °F
Cape Mendocino, CA
 
4.6 ft 7 sec 321° --- --- 58.3 °F
PT ARENA
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 308° 6 kt 360° 54.1 °F
BODEGA BAY
 
3.3 ft 9 sec 284° 8-10 kt 270° 53.6 °F
WEST CALIFORNIA
 
5.6 ft 8 sec 355° 14-17 kt 330° 68.2 °F
Point Reyes, CA
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 311° --- --- 58.8 °F
San Francisco Bar, CA
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 278° --- --- 61.3 °F
SAN FRANCISCO
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 288° 8-10 kt 280° 55.8 °F
HALF MOON BAY
 
4.6 ft 8 sec 292° 10-12 kt 320° ---
Point Santa Cruz, CA
 
2.6 ft 8 sec 256° --- --- 58.3 °F
MONTEREY
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 306° 14-19 kt 320° ---
MBM1
 
--- --- --- 10 kt 260° 58.8 °F
West Monterey Bay, CA
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 290° --- --- 58.6 °F
Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA
 
1.6 ft 9 sec 332° --- --- 58.6 °F
Point Sur, CA
 
3.9 ft 8 sec 303° --- --- 59.2 °F
CAPE SAN MARTIN
 
3.9 ft 8 sec 307° 10-14 kt 320° ---
Diablo Canyon, CA
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 287° --- --- 55.0 °F
SANTA MARIA
 
3.6 ft 16 sec 174° 12-16 kt 310° 58.6 °F
Santa Lucia Escarpment, CA
 
3.6 ft 13 sec 178° --- --- 58.6 °F
Harvest, CA
 
4.3 ft 9 sec 306° --- --- 58.6 °F
WEST SANTA BARBARA
 
4.3 ft 9 sec 304° 17-21 kt 300° 58.6 °F
EAST SANTA BARBARA
 
2.6 ft 8 sec 275° 16-17 kt 270° 58.6 °F
Topanga Nearshore, CA
 
2.3 ft 13 sec 197° --- --- 65.1 °F
Santa Monica Bay, CA
 
2.3 ft 15 sec 186° --- --- 70.5 °F
Santa Cruz Basin, CA
 
3.3 ft 13 sec 181° --- --- 65.3 °F
Santa Monica Basin
 
--- --- 185° 10-14 kt 290° 69.4 °F
Long Beach Channel, CA
 
3.6 ft 17 sec 191° --- --- 64.0 °F
SOUTH SANTA ROSA IS. CA
 
3.9 ft 14 sec 192° 16-19 kt 290° 65.1 °F
San Pedro, CA
 
2.6 ft 17 sec 155° --- --- 72.5 °F
San Pedro South, CA
 
3.0 ft 17 sec 174° --- --- 71.4 °F
San Nicolas Island, CA
 
3.9 ft 14 sec 162° --- --- 61.0 °F
Oceanside Offshore, CA
 
2.6 ft 14 sec 171° --- --- 72.1 °F
Del Mar Nearshore, CA
 
2.0 ft 10 sec 234° --- --- 74.3 °F
Torrey Pines Outer, CA
 
2.6 ft 13 sec 204° --- --- 75.6 °F
SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA
 
2.3 ft 5 sec 289° --- --- 75.2 °F
Mission Bay West, CA
 
3.3 ft 17 sec 171° --- --- 75.0 °F
Point Loma South, CA
 
3.3 ft 17 sec 171° --- --- 73.8 °F
SAN CLEMENTE BASIN
 
3.3 ft 16 sec 180° 17-19 kt 280° 71.2 °F
TANNER BANK
 
--- --- 306° 14-17 kt 300° ---
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 6-10 kt 150° 81.3 °F
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII TWO
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 82° 6-8 kt 130° 81.1 °F
NORTHERN HAWAII ONE
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 100° 12-14 kt 100° 79.7 °F
WHOTS
 
--- --- --- 10 kt 100° 79.7 °F
Hanalei, Kauai, HI
 
3.6 ft 9 sec 349° --- --- 79.9 °F
Waimea Bay, HI
 
2.6 ft 9 sec 342° --- --- 81.1 °F
Kaneohe Bay, HI
 
3.0 ft 8 sec 65° --- --- 79.9 °F
Mokapu Point, HI
 
3.3 ft 10 sec 13° --- --- 80.8 °F
Barbers Point, Kalaeloa, HI
 
2.3 ft 9 sec 180° --- --- 82.2 °F
Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI
 
2.6 ft 9 sec 156° --- --- 81.9 °F
Kaumalapau Southwest, Lanai, HI
 
2.3 ft 13 sec 206° --- --- 82.2 °F
Hilo, Hawaii, HI
 
3.9 ft 7 sec 95° --- --- 81.7 °F
WESTERN HAWAII
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 122° 12-14 kt 100° ---
SOUTHEAST HAWAII
 
--- --- 136° 14-17 kt 70° 80.1 °F
SOUTHWEST HAWAII
 
5.6 ft 9 sec 116° 16-21 kt 80° 79.9 °F
Tanapag, Saipan, NMI
 
2.6 ft 9 sec 52° --- --- 86.4 °F
Ritidian Point, Guam
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 66° --- --- 84.7 °F
Ipan, Guam
 
3.3 ft 12 sec 119° --- --- 85.6 °F
Ngaraard, Babeldaob, Palau
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 84° --- --- 85.3 °F
Aunuu, American Samoa
 
11.2 ft 12 sec 155° --- --- 81.0 °F
Buoy data courtesy of NOAA and CDIP
 

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FZUS56 KLOX 181558 CWFLOX Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022 Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 15Z, or 8 AM PDT, A 1023 MB high was located 800 NM W of Point Conception. A 1008 MB low was centered over SE California. Areas of dense fog will affect much of the coastal waters through Friday morning, worst during the night and morning hours.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

TODAY
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds, building to 5 to 6 ft at 7 seconds after midnight. Patchy fog.

FRI
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SUN
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt early, becoming 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt late. Combined seas 7 to 8 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog.

SUN
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog.




Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands- 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt late. Combined seas 7 to 8 ft dominant period 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt early, becoming 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog.




Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands- 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft dominant period 7 seconds after midnight. Patchy fog.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt, strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt, strongest NW of San Nicolas Island, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.




East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island- 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

TODAY
Western portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Eastern portion, W winds 5 to 10 kt becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
Western portion, W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 6 seconds.

FRI
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog.

SUN
W winds 5 to 10 kt early, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt early, becoming 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.




Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Anacapa Islands- 858 AM PDT Thu Aug 18 2022

TODAY
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W to NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 ft at 17 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

TONIGHT
W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.

FRI
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft. Patchy fog.




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