Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Updated Forecast - No reports Oct 18-22

Fog finally cleared out and the northwest wind machine ramped up behind it.  Warm temps inland will continue for the next two days - with perhaps a hint of offshore flow near the beaches by Thursday.  Should at least be warmer coast side, but you'll likely need protection from the nw winds.  Current swell is winding down today but still solid at 6-9 ft with periods in the 11-13 sec range.  Reinforcing shot of west/northwest swell will fill in during the day on Wednesday - pumping surf back up in the double overhead range at north facing breaks.  Then we'll see a gradual fade into the weekend as size drops a bit each day.   Looks like the nw winds will regain strength and remain problematic right into the weekend.  Get what you can over the next few days because things will slow down by early next week. We're also probably going to get our first real rain event of the season starting next Monday, lasting through mid week as a large area of low pressure will dominate the flow out in the Pacific and send us a few storms.  Forecast models today coming into good agreement on this major pattern change.  I'm away Oct 18-22, however all the links and such remain active and current.  Cya in the water.

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