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HURRICANE WATCH October 16th, 2014 – In the east Pacific Basin, there are no organized tropical systems currently. However, we are tracking low pressure and a cluster of thunderstorms south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. This feature is tracking westward and is in an area where conditions are favorable for a tropical cyclone to form as waters are warm. The next storm name for the east Pacific is Trudy, should a tropical storm form.
In the central Pacific Basin, Tropical Storm Ana is about 500 miles southeast of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ana is moving to the west over warm water; however, wind shear has kept the storm from intensifying rapidly. The shear should slowly diminish later today, allowing Ana to strengthen into a hurricane tonight or Friday.
Ana will track just south of the Big Island of Hawaii Friday night into Saturday, bringing with it damaging wind gusts and flooding downpours, especially to southern parts of the Island. Ana will then track south of the central islands throughout the weekend. Eventually it will pass near Kauai late Sunday and early Monday, again bringing the threat for flooding rainfall and damaging wind gusts.
For Friday morning that same swell will remain in play and some steeper energy will curve it’s way in tot the top spots from a 305-315 degree angle. Exposed spots should dish up chest to shoulder high + sets and a few larger waves at the top deep water breaks.
2014-10-17 Fri 12:04 AM 1.00 feet Low Tide
2014-10-17 Fri 01:23 AM Moonrise
2014-10-17 Fri 06:56 AM 4.35 feet High Tide
2014-10-17 Fri 07:00 AM Sunrise
2014-10-17 Fri 12:32 PM 2.46 feet Low Tide
2014-10-17 Fri 02:53 PM Moonset
2014-10-17 Fri 06:06 PM 4.36 feet High Tide
2014-10-17 Fri 06:17 PM Sunset
The conditions look okay with SE/SSE winds in the 1-5 MPH zone until 11AM and then those get up to 10-14 MPH out of the West later in the day. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Saturday morning that same swell will continue to crank out chest to high sets and then very slowly ease up into the afternoon. It looks like we should also see some 10-11 second interval, NW wind swell from a 290-295 degree angle. All said and done there should be a couple little waves for the better West facing beaches.
2014-10-18 Sat 12:45 AM 0.97 feet Low Tide
2014-10-18 Sat 02:16 AM Moonrise
2014-10-18 Sat 07:01 AM Sunrise
2014-10-18 Sat 07:22 AM 4.61 feet High Tide
2014-10-18 Sat 01:13 PM 2.00 feet Low Tide
2014-10-18 Sat 03:26 PM Moonset
2014-10-18 Sat 06:16 PM Sunset
2014-10-18 Sat 06:57 PM 4.50 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-4 MPH zone until 11AM and then those get up to 10-13 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 71 degrees.
For Sunday morning, we’ll see continued short interval, NW wind swell in the chest high range. There are a few other swells bouncing around out there as well so hopefully we’ll see some peakier surf for the beach breaks!
Bigger swell will start to filter in on Monday and should be in the overhead range for the best West facing beaches by Tuesday morning.
2014-10-19 Sun 01:18 AM 0.98 feet Low Tide
2014-10-19 Sun 03:10 AM Moonrise
2014-10-19 Sun 07:02 AM Sunrise
2014-10-19 Sun 07:45 AM 4.87 feet High Tide
2014-10-19 Sun 01:47 PM 1.55 feet Low Tide
2014-10-19 Sun 03:59 PM Moonset
2014-10-19 Sun 06:14 PM Sunset
2014-10-19 Sun 07:38 PM 4.61 feet High Tide
The conditions look okay with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until 10AM and then those climb up to 9-12 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp tops out at 72 degrees.
The current water temps Newport 70 degrees, Huntington 72 degrees, the South Bay showed as 72 degrees, Santa Monica 71 degrees and Malibu 68 degrees.
I’ll be back on Friday with the latest scoop!