Santa Cruz Island CA to 120W between 150 and 250 NM Offshore Forecast
|Today...N Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming N To Ne 10 To 20 Kt, Then, Becoming E To Ne 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 8 To 12 Ft.|
|Tonight...E To Ne Winds 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 7 To 9 Ft.|
|Sat...N To Ne Winds Less Than 10 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.|
|Sat Night...N Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Sun...N To Nw Winds 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 5 To 6 Ft.|
|Sun Night...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt, Becoming 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Mon...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 8 Ft.|
|Mon Night...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 6 To 10 Ft.|
|Tue...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 8 To 11 Ft.|
|Tue Night...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 9 To 10 Ft.|
| 144 AM PST Fri Nov 27 2020 |
Synopsis for the far southern California coast - PZZ700
Periods of gusty Santa Ana winds, from the northeast will continue through mid-morning, with lighter offshore flow persisting into Saturday morning. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 10 AM today for these winds. The strongest offshore winds will occur along the corridor between Orange County down to about Carlsbad, and offshore to San Clemente Island. Lighter onshore flow will return for early next week, but winds will occasionally shift to offshore overnight and in the mornings.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service San Diego CA
348am PST Fri Nov 27 2020
Santa Ana winds will peak this morning, then diminish through the afternoon with periods of weaker and more localized winds continuing at times into Sunday or Monday. High temperatures will warm through the weekend, peaking Sunday and Monday. For next week, high pressure will be centered along the West Coast with the lower level flow mostly weakly offshore. Above average high temperatures will continue for much of next week.
FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING ORANGE... SAN DIEGO...WESTERN RIVERSIDE AND SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES... Santa Ana winds have been strengthening the past few hours and are expected to peak around sunrise, then gradually diminish through the morning into the afternoon. The strongest gust so far has been 79 mph at Fremont Canyon at 2am with the stronger gusts in the San Diego County mountains around 55 mph and around 65 mph for areas near and below the Cajon Pass.
Periods of weaker and more localized winds will continue into Saturday. The trend will be for the winds to be a little weaker and with a little less coverage for each day into Monday, High temperatures will warm for today through the weekend, peaking on Sunday and Monday with high temperatures 5 to locally 10 degrees above average.
For much of next week, high pressure aloft will be centered near the West Coast. However, for low pressure systems moving southward to the east of the high pressure along the West Coast, there remains little model agreement among the global models and their ensemble members on the timing and track of these systems.
For southern California, high temperatures will remain above average with the lower level flow mostly weakly offshore. Low pressure systems moving southward to the east of southern California would mostly modulate the winds and temperatures a little.
Periods of gusty east to northeast winds will continue through mid- morning, especially across the northern San Diego County waters. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for wind gusts from the east to northeast up to 25 kt, strongest winds will occur through a corridor from Orange County south to around Carlsbad and offshore to San Clemente Island. Breezy offshore winds will continue at times each night and morning through early next week.
Santa Ana winds are expected to peak around sunrise, then gradually diminish through the morning into the afternoon. Periods of weaker and more localized winds will continue into Saturday with a trend for the winds to be a little weaker and more localized each day into Sunday or Monday.
For areas where the winds have been blowing overnight, the relative humidity has mostly been in the teens. Lowest daytime humidity for inland areas is expected to fall to 8 to 12 percent for today and Saturday with poor overnight recovery.
Humidity for inland areas may recover a little beginning around Monday. There could be be additional periods of gusty northeast winds next week, but with very low confidence in timing. The bulk of the model guidance has been for weaker winds or less should they occur.
.SKYWARN... Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions.
.SGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CA...Red Flag Warning until 9am PST Saturday for San Diego County Inland Valleys-San Diego County Mountains-Including The Palomar And Descanso Ranger Districts of the Cleveland National Forest.
High Wind Warning until 3pm PST this afternoon for Orange County Inland Areas-Riverside County Mountains-San Bernardino County Mountains-San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys-The Inland Empire-San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills.
Red Flag Warning until 6pm PST this evening for Orange County Inland Areas-Riverside County Mountains-Including The San Jacinto Ranger District Of The San Bernardino National Forest-San Bernardino County Mountains-Including The Mountain Top And Front Country Ranger Districts Of The San Bernardino National Forest-San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys -The Inland Empire-San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning-Santa Ana Mountains-Including The Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest.
Wind Advisory until 3pm PST this afternoon for Orange County Coastal Areas.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 10am PST this morning for Coastal Waters from San Mateo Point to the Mexican Border and out to 30 nm-Waters from San Mateo point to the Mexican Border Extending 30 to 60 nm out including San Clemente Island.