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San Diego County Coastal Areas, CA

San Diego County Coastal Areas-Orange County Coastal Areas-
117 PM PDT Sat Mar 23 2019


* Waves and Surf...4 to 7 ft with local sets to 8 ft in southern
San Diego County.

* Timing...This afternoon through Sunday evening, highest Sunday

* Tides...High tide this evening of 5.3 ft around 1150 PM. High
tide Sunday evening of 5 ft around 1130 PM.

* Impacts...Strong rip currents and risk of drowning with
dangerous swimming conditions.


A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.



Weekend waves and climbing temps

Weather Update: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Onshore flow will keep our Saturday afternoon high temperatures near or below seasonal. 

  • Coast: mid 60s, norm: 66°
  • Inland: mid to upper 60s, norm: 72°
  • Mountains: mid 50s, norm: 57°
  • Desert: upper 70s, norm: 79°

The approach of a weak storm system will stir up the winds making it gusty at times in the mountains and desert. At the coast, a west northwest swell will generate high surf this weekend. 

A High Surf Advisory is in effect from 2 PM Saturday to 9 PM Sunday. Peaking on Sunday morning, expect the surf to be 4' - 7' with local sets to 8' - 9', highest along the southern San Diego coast. There is also a threat of strong rip currents and possible beach erosion, especially with the extra pull on the high tides from the moon. High tides: 5.3' around 11:50 pm on Saturday and 5' around 11:30 pm on Sunday.

A deepening marine layer and increase in cloud coverage ahead of the next system will bring a slight chance of light showers, west of the mountains, late Saturday night through early Sunday morning. 

A weak ridge of high pressure will start to build in over the West Coast on Sunday bringing our daytime highs back to seasonal for the inland valleys and coast by Sunday afternoon. While daytime highs will be warmer than usual for the mountains and desert.  

  • Coast: mid 60s, normal around 66.
  • Inland: low 70s, normal around 72.
  • Mountains: mid 60s, normal around 57.
  • Desert: low 80s, normal around 79.

This ridge will continue to build through Monday, pushing afternoon high temperatures above daily averages. The warm temperatures will start to cool Tuesday, but will really take a large dip Wednesday.

A large low pressure off the coast in the Pacific Ocean will weaken as it moves inland on Wednesday. There is a slight chance of rain, but the storm will bring in stronger onshore flow, gusty winds, and cooler temperatures.

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