Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report

Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 7/20/2014

SWELL:
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 TEMPERATURE:
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:
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.