Pismo Beach Ocean & Surf Report
Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 9/30/2014
Arriving from the Northwest:
This morning's 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (320-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second period) will increase to 5 to 7 feet (with a 5- to 13-second period) by this afternoon and tonight. This sea and swell will further build to 6 to 8 feet (with a 7- to 11-second period) by Wednesday.
A 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 15-second period) will arrive along our coastline Thursday, decreasing to 3 to 5 feet (with an 8- to 14-second period) by Friday.
A 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 15-second period) will develop along our coastline Saturday and will remain at this height and period through next Tuesday.
Arriving from the South
A 2- to 3-foot Southern Hemisphere (200-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 19- to 21-second period) will reach our coastline Thursday and will remain at that height but with a gradually shorter period through Saturday.
Intake Seawater temperatures are forecast to range from 56 and 59 degrees through Wednesday, increasing to 57 to 60 degrees on Thursday into the weekend.
Seawater visibility was 8 to 10 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.
OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 7-12 Wednesday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 7-11 Wednesday afternoon
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 7-11 Wednesday night
OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NE SPEED 10-15 Wednesday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 20-25 + 30 Wednesday afternoon Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 10-15 Wednesday night
EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
Increasing swell conditions could develop by mid-October.