Diablo Canyon Power Plant - Ocean/Surf Report for 6/13/2013
Arriving from the Northwest:
Today's 7- to 9-foot northwesterly (315-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) will decrease to 6 to 8 feet with the same period on Friday.
This northwesterly (310-degree deep-water) sea and swell will further lower to 5- to 7-feet (with a 7- to 9-second period) on Saturday.
Moderate gale-force to fresh gale-force (32- to 46-mph) northwesterly winds will generate 5- to 7-foot northwesterly (315-degree shallow-water) seas (with a 4- to 6-second period) starting on Sunday afternoon and continuing through Tuesday.
A 7- to 9-foot northwesterly (315-degree deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second second) will develop along our coastline on Wednesday and will continue at this height and period through next Friday.
Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere:
A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (195-degree deep-water) swell (with a 15- to 18-second period) will arrive along our coastline this weekend.
Seawater temperatures will range between 54 and 56 degrees through today, decreasing to 52 and 54 degrees on Friday and will remain at this level through Sunday.
Seawater temperatures will decrease to between 50 and 53 degrees on Monday, further lowering to 49 to 52 degrees on Tuesday and will remain at this level through next Friday.
Seawater visibility was 14 to 16 feet at the Diablo Canyon Intake.
OUTLOOK for SWELL:
DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 5-11 Friday morning
Remaining at: DIR. NW HT. 6-8 PER. 5-11 Friday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW HT. 5-7 PER. 5-11 Friday night
OUTLOOK for WINDS:
DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Friday morning
Increasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 20-25 + 30 Friday afternoon
Decreasing to: DIR. NW SPEED 15-20 Friday night
EXTENDED OCEAN CONDITION OUTLOOK:
Moderate gale-force to fresh gale-force (32- to 46-mph) northwesterly winds are expected along the coastline starting on Sunday and continuing through next Friday.