Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week Weather
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Wind Speed and Direction
Sailing conditions offshore at Long Beach have a number of influences. The two
major influences are the thermal sea breeze and the Catalina eddy.  The thermal
sea breezes are southwesterly with speeds of 10 to 16 knots in the afternoons, less
in the morning.  The Catalina eddy gives several days with southeasterly to south
winds with speeds in the 6 to 12 knot range.  This is most frequent in the spring
months.  Frontal systems can also occur occasionally, causing medium to strong
northwesterly winds.  Occasionally hot desert Santa Ana winds, or thunderstorms
occur which cause unusual wind speeds and directions.

June provides some of the best, most consistent sailing conditions in Long Beach
with the thermal sea breeze dominating the weather patterns at this time of year.

A daily weather briefing will be provided for all competitors. In addition the following
links provide useful information to plan your on the water strategy.
  1. Sailflow Computer Model Forecast
  2. Sailflow Wind Forecast
  3. Windfinder Forecast
  4. Los Angeles/Long Beach NOAA's current Meteorological Data
  5. SCCOOS Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing Systems
  6. Weather.com forecast for Long Beach providing speed and direction.
  7. Southern California color radar map.
  8. NOAA's coastal forecast updated daily.
Weather Links
The California Current, a southerly ocean current provides the major influence on
water temperature in Southern California.  This cool ocean current should keep the
water temperature in the range of 66f to 70f during Long Beach Race Week.
Water Temperature
The temperature during Long Beach Race Week should be between 75f and 85f.
Air Temperature
Long Beach has a small tidal range, around 5-7ft. Click on the following link to view
NOAA Tides and Currents predictions for Long Beach Terminal Island during
Long Beach Race Week.
Tidal Information
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June 27 - 29, 2014