Marine Weather Net

Santa Cruz Island CA to 120W between 150 and 250 NM Offshore Forecast


10 - 15


15 - 20


15 - 20


10 - 20

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
PZZ940 Forecast Issued: 234 PM PDT Wed Jul 17 2024

Tonight...N To Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 6 Ft.
Thu...N To Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Diminishing To 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.
Thu Night...N To Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.
Fri...N To Nw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.
Fri Night...N To Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.
Sat...N To Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 8 Ft.
Sat Night...Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 6 To 10 Ft.
Sun...N To Nw Winds 20 To 25 Kt. Seas 8 To 11 Ft.
Sun Night...N To Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 8 To 11 Ft.
Mon...N To Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 8 To 11 Ft.
Mon Night...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 7 To 11 Ft.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Diego CA
141pm PDT Wednesday July 17 2024

A gradual warming trend is expected into Saturday, leading to temperatures well above average this weekend. That will mean moderate to major heat risk for the valleys and major to extreme heat risk for the deserts. There are slight chances of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon in the mountains into early next week. Coastal low clouds and fog will continue to reach into portions of the western valleys each night and morning.

For Extreme Southwestern California Including Orange... San Diego...Western Riverside and Southwestern San Bernardino Counties
Cumulus buildups are percolating over the mountains this afternoon, but none have grown into thunderstorms yet. There's still a slight chance before about 5 pm. Coastal clouds have clinged tenaciously to the coast in San Diego County, but it looks like they'll clear later on. High pressure aloft currently over the four corners region will strengthen and migrate westward to the Great Basin over the next few days. Temperatures should climb a little each day into the weekend, gradually achieving 5-10 degrees above normal inland on Saturday. We have an Excessive Heat Watch for all deserts this weekend: Fri-Sunday for lower deserts and Sat-Sunday for the high desert. Temps decrease slightly next week, but not much. Monsoon moisture and instability will increase Thursday for a better chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains and high desert. We've been advertising more monsoon action into the weekend in recent days, but recent and credible guidance indicates a decrease in moisture Friday through Sunday. We've updated the forecast to carry only a slight chance in the mountains during the afternoons Friday, and again Monday through Wednesday. That's right, the weekend looks dry. If you're interested in the mountain forecast, stay tuned as the monsoon messaging will probably continue to get adjusted. The marine layer and coastal cloud deck will diminish under the strengthening high pressure aloft over the next several nigheights and mornings. The geographical cloud coverage won't back off that much, but the time spent under the cloud will. That will help the warming trend come to the coast this weekend, but only to a couple degrees above normal. The strong upper high over the Great Basin will not budge. No matter how many features may dampen or weaken it temporarily (looking at you Northwest trough), it is resilient, so keep planning for hotter than normal summer weather inland next week.

No hazardous marine conditions are expected through Monday.

Long period 3 foot SSW swell (200-210 degrees) will bring elevated surf of 4-6 feet with sets up to 7 feet for south-southwest facing beaches in both Orange and San Diego counties and a high risk of rip currents at all beaches. A Beach Hazard Statement remains in effect through Thursday evening. Swell and surf will lower Friday, but the rip current risk will remain high.

Skywarn activation is not requested. However weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions.

NOAA San Diego CA Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
CA...Beach Hazards Statement through Thursday evening for Orange County Coastal Areas-San Diego County Coastal Areas.

Excessive Heat Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday evening for Apple and Lucerne Valleys.

Excessive Heat Watch from Friday morning through Sunday evening for Coachella Valley-San Diego County Deserts-San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning.