Suppression Forecast
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SPOT FORECAST FOR REFUGIO INCIDENT...USCG
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
301 AM PDT THU MAY 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 0500 PDT ON MAY 28. IF
CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER CALIFORNIA TODAY AND PERSIST
THROUGH SATURDAY. ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS
THE EASTERN PACIFIC PUSHING THE RIDGE AXIS WELL TO THE EAST BY
SUNDAY. FOR TODAY...AROUND THE REFUGIO BEACH AREA...EXPECT EARLY
MORNING LOW CLOUDS AND PATCHY FOG TO MOVE INTO THE SANTA BARBARA
SOUTH COAST...THEN SCOUR OUT BY MID MORNING TO MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES. WINDS WILL BE A TAD LIGHTER OVERALL NEAR THE REFUGIO BEACH
SITE COMPARED TO THE LAST FEW DAYS. IT WILL BE A BIT WINDIER FOR
AREAS JUST TO THE WEST BETWEEN GAVIOTA AND NEAR REFUGIO BEACH LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH INCREASING SUNDOWNER NORTHWEST TO
NORTH WINDS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN QUITE COMFORTABLE
AROUND THE COAST WITH A FEW DEGREES OF WARMING ITO THE LOWER
70S...WITH MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS INLAND AREAS.
HIGHS WILL REACH INTO THE 80S FOR COASTAL VALLEYS AND LOW 90S
FURTHER INLAND THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE
FOR SOME DENSE FOG AS THE UPPER RIDGE HELPS TO SQUASH THE MARINE
LAYER CLOUD DECK BY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING...AND ONCE AGAIN
ON SATURDAY MORNING.

FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH
THE WEST COAST. THIS WILL RESULT IN COOLER TEMPERATURES AND
HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITY AS ONSHORE FLOW INCREASES ACROSS THE
AREA. NIGHT AND MORNING LOW CLOUDS AND FOG WILL BE MORE EXTENSIVE
DUE TO THE ONSHORE FLOW. ADDITIONALLY...SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS WILL INCREASE EACH AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY...EXCEPT FOR PATCHY EARLY MORNING
                    LOW CLOUDS AND FOG.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 69-72.
RH..................MIN 45-55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE 1 TO 3 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 4-6
                    MPH LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SHIFTING TO THE
                    WEST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. OCCASIONAL GUSTS
                    TO 12 MPH AFTER 1400 HOURS
SWELL HEIGHT........SOUTHWEST SWELL 1 FOOT.
SWELL PERIOD........17 SECONDS.
WIND WAVE...........FLAT EARLY...INCREASING TO 1-2 FEET.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR...EXCEPT PATCHY LOW CLOUDS AND FOG
                    DEVELOPING LATE.
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 53-56.
RH..................MAX 85-90 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH BECOMING VARIABLE 2 TO
                    4 MPH AFTER 2200 HOURS.
SWELL HEIGHT........SOUTHWEST SWELL 1 FOOT
SWELL PERIOD........16 SECONDS.
WIND WAVE...........1-2 FEET IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING FLAT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY...EXCEPT MORNING PATCHY LOW
                    CLOUDS AND DENSE FOG. VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER
                    MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN FOG.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 69-74.
RH..................MIN 40-50 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE 2 TO 4 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST
                    4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LOCAL GUSTS TO
                    15 MPH AFTER 1400 HOURS.
SWELL HEIGHT........SOUTHWEST 1 FOOT.
SWELL PERIOD........15 SECONDS.
WIND WAVE...........FLAT EARLY...INCREASING TO 1-2 FEET.

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FORECASTER...KAPLAN
REQUESTED BY...NWS OXNARD
TYPE OF REQUEST...HAZMAT
.TAG 20150528.REFUG.01/LOX


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