Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report
Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 7/20/2014
Arriving from the Northwest:
Today's 2- to 3-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 12-second period) will remain at this height through Tuesday morning.
Fresh to strong (19- to 31-mph) northwesterly winds will generate a 2- to 4-foot northwesterly (325-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 4- to 8-second period) Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
The northwesterly winds will further increase to strong to gale force (25- to 38-mph) levels which will generate a 4- to 6-foot (325-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 4- to 8-second period) Wednesday afternoon through Friday.
A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second period) will develop along our coastline on Saturday and will remain at this height and period through next Monday.
Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere:
Today's 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (210-degree, deep- water) swell (with a 12- to 14-second period) will gradually decrease over the next 24 hours.
Seawater temperatures at the offshore marine buoys north and south of Diablo Canyon reported 64+ degree water this morning.
Intake seawater temperatures are forecast to range from 56 to 60 through Monday.
Seawater temperatures will decrease on Tuesday through Friday.
Seawater visibility was 14 to 16 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.
DIR. NW HT. 2-3 PER. 8-12 Monday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 2-3 PER. 8-12 Monday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 2-3 PER. 8-11 Monday night
OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. SE SPEED 5-10 Monday morning
Increasing to: DIR. WNW SPEED 15-20 + 25 Monday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 5-10 Monday night
EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
Fresh to strong (19- to 31-mph) northwesterly winds are expected on Tuesday, increasing to strong to gale force (25- to 28-mph) levels Wednesday and Thursday.