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Friday, September 18th, 12:00am PDT
Pacific Buoys Swell Wind Temp
Seal Rocks
 
8.5 ft 9 sec --- 10-14 kt 180° 53.6 °F
Cape Suckling
 
15.1 ft 9 sec 173° 31-39 kt --- 54.1 °F
CAPE CLEARE
 
9.8 ft 8 sec 144° 16-19 kt 150° 55.8 °F
Fairweather Grounds
 
3.9 ft 8 sec 234° 14-16 kt 130° 55.8 °F
SHELIKOF STRAIT, AK
 
7.5 ft 11 sec 212° 25-31 kt 250° 53.1 °F
Kodiak, AK
 
10.2 ft 9 sec 195° --- --- 52.3 °F
CENTRAL BERING SEA
 
3.9 ft 7 sec --- --- 49.6 °F
WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA
 
9.8 ft 8 sec 218° 21-25 kt 230° 55.8 °F
ALBATROSS BANK
 
13.1 ft 11 sec 243° 21-25 kt 260° 53.4 °F
SOUTHEAST BERING SEA
 
6.6 ft 7 sec 281° 16-17 kt 250° 50.4 °F
SHUMAGIN ISLANDS
 
9.2 ft 9 sec 246° 17-23 kt 290° ---
WESTERN ALEUTIANS
 
4.6 ft 8 sec 259° 17-19 kt 250° 43.9 °F
Ocean Station PAPA
 
5.6 ft 8 sec 254° --- --- 58.5 °F
Neah Bay
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 223° 8-10 kt 220° 52.9 °F
Angeles Point, WA
 
0.7 ft --- --- --- --- 49.3 °F
Grays Harbor, WA
 
2.6 ft 8 sec 215° --- --- 59.0 °F
Clatsop Spit, OR
 
3.6 ft 7 sec 240° --- --- 53.2 °F
Astoria Canyon, OR
 
4.3 ft 8 sec 230° --- --- 62.4 °F
TILLAMOOK, OR
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 234° 4-6 kt 130° ---
UMPQUA OFFSHORE, OR
 
3.3 ft 8 sec 227° --- --- 57.0 °F
Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA
 
2.6 ft 8 sec 270° --- --- 57.6 °F
EEL RIVER
 
--- --- --- 12-14 kt 170° 62.6 °F
Cape Mendocino, CA
 
3.0 ft 13 sec 194° --- --- 60.8 °F
PT ARENA
 
--- --- --- 4-6 kt 150° 64.6 °F
BODEGA BAY
 
--- --- --- 6-8 kt 290° 57.2 °F
WEST CALIFORNIA
 
--- --- --- 12-14 kt 270° 69.8 °F
Point Reyes, CA
 
3.9 ft 8 sec 297° --- --- 61.5 °F
San Francisco Bar, CA
 
3.3 ft 9 sec 274° --- --- 59.0 °F
SAN FRANCISCO
 
--- --- --- 0-2 kt --- 61.2 °F
HALF MOON BAY
 
--- --- --- 2-4 kt 160° ---
MONTEREY
 
--- --- --- 10-12 kt 310° 56.7 °F
MBM1
 
--- --- --- 4 kt 280° 56.8 °F
West Monterey Bay, CA
 
4.3 ft 11 sec 185° --- --- 58.3 °F
Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA
 
1.6 ft 9 sec 335° --- --- 58.3 °F
Point Sur, CA
 
3.9 ft 10 sec 215° --- --- 57.4 °F
CAPE SAN MARTIN
 
--- --- --- 16-17 kt 320° ---
Diablo Canyon, CA
 
3.6 ft 8 sec 268° --- --- 58.3 °F
SANTA MARIA
 
--- --- --- 14-16 kt 320° 62.2 °F
Santa Lucia Escarpment, CA
 
4.9 ft 10 sec 168° --- --- 62.2 °F
Harvest, CA
 
4.6 ft 10 sec 203° --- --- 62.6 °F
WEST SANTA BARBARA
 
--- --- --- 21-25 kt 300° ---
EAST SANTA BARBARA
 
--- --- --- 6-10 kt 270° 64.6 °F
Topanga Nearshore, CA
 
2.3 ft 10 sec 195° --- --- 68.2 °F
Santa Monica Bay, CA
 
3.0 ft 9 sec 208° --- --- 69.6 °F
Santa Cruz Basin, CA
 
3.6 ft 10 sec 175° --- --- 68.5 °F
Santa Monica Basin
 
--- --- --- 10-14 kt 310° 71.1 °F
Long Beach Channel, CA
 
3.0 ft 10 sec 170° --- --- 62.8 °F
SOUTH SANTA ROSA IS. CA
 
--- --- --- 23-29 kt --- 65.8 °F
San Pedro, CA
 
3.0 ft 5 sec 291° --- --- 68.4 °F
San Pedro South, CA
 
3.3 ft 10 sec 173° --- --- 67.5 °F
San Nicolas Island, CA
 
5.2 ft 6 sec 310° --- --- 65.8 °F
Oceanside Offshore, CA
 
3.3 ft 9 sec 188° --- --- 68.4 °F
Del Mar Nearshore, CA
 
2.6 ft 10 sec 218° --- --- 71.8 °F
Torrey Pines Outer, CA
 
3.3 ft 10 sec 190° --- --- 70.7 °F
SCRIPPS Nearshore, CA
 
2.6 ft 9 sec 243° --- --- 71.2 °F
Mission Bay West, CA
 
3.3 ft 10 sec 171° --- --- 71.8 °F
Imperial Beach Nearshore, CA
 
3.0 ft 9 sec 224° --- --- 64.9 °F
Point Loma South, CA
 
4.3 ft 10 sec 191° --- --- 72.1 °F
SAN CLEMENTE BASIN
 
--- --- --- 8-12 kt --- ---
TANNER BANK
 
--- --- --- 14-17 kt 310° ---
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 8-10 kt 70° 82.2 °F
NORTHWESTERN HAWAII TWO
 
--- --- --- 8 kt 70° 82.2 °F
NORTHERN HAWAII ONE
 
--- --- --- 12-14 kt 90° 81.0 °F
WHOTS
 
--- --- --- --- --- 82.0 °F
Kaneohe Bay, WETS, HI
 
3.6 ft 5 sec 79° --- --- 81.0 °F
Kaneohe Bay, HI
 
3.6 ft 6 sec 88° --- --- 81.1 °F
Mokapu Point, HI
 
4.6 ft 5 sec 93° --- --- 81.0 °F
Barbers Point, Kalaeloa, HI
 
3.0 ft 14 sec 186° --- --- 82.2 °F
Pearl Harbor Entrance, HI
 
3.3 ft 9 sec 159° --- --- 81.3 °F
Pauwela, Maui, HI
 
4.9 ft 5 sec 86° --- --- 80.2 °F
Kaumalapau Southwest, Lanai, HI
 
2.6 ft 13 sec 183° --- --- 82.0 °F
Hilo, Hawaii, HI
 
4.6 ft 7 sec --- --- --- 80.4 °F
WESTERN HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 14-17 kt --- 81.7 °F
SOUTHEAST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 14-17 kt 80° 79.9 °F
SOUTHWEST HAWAII
 
--- --- --- 16-19 kt 70° 80.2 °F
Tanapag, Saipan, NMI
 
3.6 ft 11 sec 11° --- --- 86.4 °F
Ritidian Point, Guam
 
3.9 ft 7 sec 49° --- --- 86.0 °F
Ipan, Guam
 
3.6 ft 7 sec 75° --- --- 86.7 °F
Kalo, Majuro, Marshall Islands
 
3.9 ft 9 sec 113° --- --- 86.4 °F
Aunuu, American Samoa
 
9.8 ft 8 sec --- --- --- 83.5 °F
Buoy data courtesy of NOAA and CDIP
 

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FZUS56 KLOX 180326 CWFLOX Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020 Point Piedras Blancas to San Mateo Point CA out 60 NM including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 03Z, or 8 PM PDT, a 1018 MB high pressure was 550 NM W of Point Conception and a 1007 MB thermal low was over the Gulf of California. Patchy dense fog across much the coastal waters is possible through Friday morning. Gusty NW winds across the outer waters will lead to choppy, short-period seas through Saturday.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM-
826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft late in the evening, becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

FRI
NW 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds, building to 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
NW 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in t he afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

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

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

TUE
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.




Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal from 10 to 60 NM-
826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds, building to 8 ft dominant period 8 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

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




Waters from Pt. Sal to Santa Cruz Island CA and westward 60 nm including San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands- 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 8 seconds, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

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




Outer waters from Santa Cruz Island to San Clemente Island to 60 NM offshore including San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands- 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less after midnight.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 35 kt. Strongest NW of San Nicolas Island. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

SAT NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

TUE
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.




East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island- 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

TONIGHT
W winds 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.

FRI
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with local gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Strongest western portion. Wind waves 2 ft or less, becoming 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 7 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
Western portion, NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds.

SAT
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
Western portion, W winds 20 to 25 kt becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Eastern portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.

TUE
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.




Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Anacapa Islands- 826 PM PDT Thu Sep 17 2020

TONIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 7 seconds and S 3 ft at 10 seconds.

FRI
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 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 9 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SAT
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

SAT NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

SUN
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. S swell 2 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.

SUN NIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.

MON
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.

TUE
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Combined seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.




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