Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 8/26/2014

SWELL:
Arriving from the Northwest:
Increasing northwesterly winds will generate a 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (320-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 8-second period) through Saturday morning.

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) Saturday afternoon through Monday.

A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) is forecast along our coastline on Tuesday through Thursday, increasing to 4 to 6 feet next Friday.

Arriving from the South
This morning's 2- to 4-foot south-southeasterly (175-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 10- to 12-second period) from Tropical Storm Marie will gradually diminish over the next 24 hours.

A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (215-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 16- to 18-second period) will arrive along our coastline Saturday and will remain at the height but with a gradually shorter period through Monday.

An intense storm developed about 1,000 miles southeast of New Zealand on Thursday. A 2- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (200-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 18- to 21-second period) will arrive along our coastline Thursday, building to 3 to 5 feet (with a 16- to 18-second period) next Friday and Saturday.

SEAWATER TEMPERATURE:
Intake Seawater temperatures are forecast to range from 56 and 60 degrees through today, decreasing to 55 and 58 degrees on Saturday. Intake Seawater temperatures will further decrease to 54 and 57 degree on Saturday and will remain at this level through Monday.

Increasing seawater temperatures will develop on Tuesday through next Friday.

SEAWATER VISIBILITY:
Seawater visibility was 7 to 9 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.

OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 3-5 PER. 5-8 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Saturday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 4-6 PER. 5-9 Saturday night

OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 10-15 Saturday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 25-30 + 40 Saturday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Saturday night

EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
The long-range models do not indicate any high-energy swell events.