Suppression Forecast
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SPOT FORECAST FOR REFUGIO INCIDENT...USCG
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
117 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 1300 PDT ON MAY 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL...GUSTY WEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING. A NORTHERLY PRESSURE
GRADIENT WILL DEVELOP AS HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHES THE NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA COAST...CAUSING LOCALLY STRONG NORTHERLY CANYON WINDS
THIS EVENING THROUGH AROUND MIDNIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS...BUT THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
DIMINISH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. PATCHY LOW TO MID LEVEL CLOUDS
ARE EXPECTED OVER THE AREA TONIGHT. WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE
THROUGH THE CHANNEL SATURDAY AFTERNOON BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SLIGHTLY WEAKER THAN TODAY.

OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...NO SIGNIFICANT
WEATHER IS EXPECTED. WINDS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL ARE
EXPECTED TO BE WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS EACH
AFTERNOON AND EVENING PERIOD. SURF WILL BE VERY SMALL THROUGH
SATURDAY...BUT WILL BUILD TO 1 TO 2 FEET SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AS A
SMALL LONG PERIOD SOUTHWEST SWELL FILTERS INTO THE WESTERN
CHANNEL.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........68-71.
RH..................MIN 53-58 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........1300-1800: WEST 12-17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
SWELL HEIGHT........WEST SWELL 1-2 FEET.
SWELL PERIOD........12 SECONDS
WIND WAVE...........2 FEET BUILDING TO 3-4 FEET AT 5 SECONDS.
TIDE INFORMATION....HIGH TIDE AT 307 PM PDT...HEIGHT 3.7 FT


.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........52.
RH..................MAX 70-75 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........1800-2000: WEST TO NORTHWEST 12-20 MPH
                    GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
                    2000-2400:  NORTHWEST TO NORTH 10-15 MPH.
                    OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 20 MPH. BELOW PASSES
                    AND CANYONS...NORTH WINDS 15-25 MPH WITH
                    LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH.
                    2400-0600: NORTH 4-8 MPH.
SWELL HEIGHT........WEST SWELL 1-2 FEET.
SWELL PERIOD........11 SECONDS.
WIND WAVE...........2-4 AT 5-6 SECONDS IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 1 FOOT
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
TIDE INFORMATION....LOW TIDE AT 724 PM PDT...HEIGHT 0.9 FT
                    HIGH TIDE AT 116 AM PDT...HEIGHT 4.6 FT

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........68-72.
RH..................MIN 50-55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........0600-0900: VARIABLE 2-5 MPH.
0900-1300: WEST TO NORTHWEST 8-13 MPH.
                    1300-1800: WEST TO NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
SWELL HEIGHT........WEST SWELL 1-2 FEET.
SWELL PERIOD........11 SECONDS.
WIND WAVE...........1 FOOT EARLY...BECOMING 2-4 FEET AT 5
                    SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
TIDE INFORMATION....LOW TIDE AT 844 AM PDT...HEIGHT 0.3 FT
                    HIGH TIDE AT 414 PM PDT...HEIGHT 3.8 FT.


$$
FORECASTER...SMITH
REQUESTED BY...NWS OXNARD
TYPE OF REQUEST...HAZMAT
.TAG 20150522.REFUG.02/LOX


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