Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 3/2/2015

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Today's 5 to 7 foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep- water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) will decrease to 4 to 6 feet on Monday.

Today's 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 11-second period) will decrease to 3 to 5 feet (with a 7- to 11-second period) by Wednesday. This northwesterly sea and swell will remain at this height and period through next Monday.

Arriving from the South
A 1-foot Southern Hemisphere (190-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 19- to 21-second period) will arrive along our coastline Tuesday, building to 2 to 3 feet (with a 16- to 18-second period) Wednesday into Thursday. This Southern Hemisphere swell will gradually decrease Friday into Saturday.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURE:
Increasing northwesterly winds have produced a greater amount of upwelling and cooler seawater temperatures.

Seawater temperatures will range between to 55 and 57 degrees through Tuesday. Seawater temperatures will increase to 56 and 58 degrees on Wednesday into Sunday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 15 to 16 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 7-11 Tuesday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 7-11 Tuesday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 7-11 Tuesday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NE SPEED 5-10 Tuesday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 20-25 + 30 Tuesday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 10-15 + 20 Tuesday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
The long-range models are still not indicating any medium to high-energy swell events through the second week of March.