Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report
Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 8/31/2014
Arriving from the Northwest:
Strong to gale force (25- to 38-mph) northwesterly winds will generate a 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (320-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second period) this afternoon through Monday.
A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) is forecast along our coastline on Tuesday through Friday.
Fresh to strong (19- to 31-mph) northwesterly winds will generate a 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (320-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second period) on Saturday through next Sunday.
Arriving from the South
Today's 1- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (215-degree, deep- water) swell (with a 16- to 18-second period) will remain at this height but with a gradually shorter period through Monday.
An intense storm developed about 1,000 miles southeast of New Zealand last Thursday. A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (200-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 20- to 22-second period) will arrive along our coastline Thursday, building to 3 to 5 feet (with a 17- to 19-second period) on Friday into Saturday. This swell will gradually decrease next Sunday and Monday.
Intake Seawater temperatures are forecast to range from 54 and 57 degrees through Monday.
Increasing seawater temperatures will develop on Tuesday through Friday.
Seawater visibility was 11 to 13 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.
OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Monday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Monday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Monday night
OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 5-10 Monday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Monday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 5-10 Monday night
EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
The long-range models do not indicate any high-energy swell events.