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Marine Weather and Tides
Gonzales, CA

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 7:47PM Sunday April 22, 2018 2:47 PM PDT (21:47 UTC) Moonrise 11:17AMMoonset 12:52AM Illumination 51% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 213 Pm Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming nw after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 19 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
Thu..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ500 213 Pm Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate northwesterly winds will continue through this evening across the coastal waters as high pressure resides over the eastern pacific and a trough sits over the california coast. Brisk winds will continue to produce steep wind waves and fresh swell resulting in choppy seas through this evening. Winds will diminish tonight into tomorrow.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gonzales, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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205 pm pdt Sun apr 22 2018

Synopsis Dry and seasonable weather for much of the upcoming
work week. An upper low may approach by Thursday or Friday with a
slight chance of showers, mainly for the north bay but most likely
scenario is all locations stay dry with a modest cooling trend by
late in the week into next weekend.

Discussion As of 2:05 pm pdt Sunday... Skies are mostly sunny
this Sunday afternoon with just some thin high clouds over the
region. Temperatures range from around 60 at the beaches, 60s
around the bay and mid 70s inland with lower 80s showing up
around stockton. Current dewpoint readings in the mid 50s along
with a strong northerly gradient of nearly 6 mb. This should keep
skies mostly clear with overnight lows from the mid 40s to lower
50s most locations.

Synoptic pattern doesnt change too much through midweek so that
should give us afternoon highs generally in the 70s inland with
60s near the coast. No extreme heat, precip or cold weather under
this pattern.

Next feature we'll be tracking is a cut-off type low coming in
from the west. At the very least onshore flow will increase by
midweek into Thursday with airmass cooling aloft. This should lead
to subtle cooling by Thursday and Friday.

General model trend has been to bring the upper low onshore north
of the golden gate later Friday into Saturday. Right now precip
chances look slight meager at best. However, decided to just keep
the slight chances in the forecast as we'll likely see forecast
simulations oscillate over the next few days. Either way there
does remain a slight chance of showers late in the week. Upper low
should eject inland by next Saturday or Sunday with dry and warm
weather on the backside of that. Spring appears to be here with
dry weather, cut-off lows and no storms of note in sight.

Prev discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Sunday... Early morning satellite
imagery indicates patchy low clouds have developed in coastal
areas overnight. Expect low clouds and fog to become somewhat
more widespread along the coast and into the salinas valley by
daybreak. Low clouds are expected to clear by late morning,
leaving mostly sunny skies for the balance of the day. A shortwave
trough currently moving into the pacific northwest and far
northern california is not expected to have a significant impact
on our weather today. However, the shortwave will weaken the
ridge over california and likely result in slightly cooler
temperatures today compared to Saturday. In any case, temperatures
today are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees warmer than normal.

By Monday, the upper ridge is forecast to rebuild over california
and offshore flow at 925 mb is expected to develop and bring
drier air into the boundary layer. These developments indicate the
potential for at least slight warming on Monday.

An upper trough currently in the gulf of alaska is forecast to dig
south over the next few days and form a cutoff low west of
california along 135w by Tuesday. The models agree that this low
will then move very slowly eastward towards the california coast
through the remainder of the week. The result will be a cooling
trend starting on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to cool
back down to near normal, or slightly below normal, by midweek.

The models agree that precipitation associated with the upper low
will remain offshore through at least Friday. But the models
diverge by next weekend. The ECMWF forecasts the low to track
inland near the ca or border on Saturday and then continue to move
steadily to the ene. Under the ECMWF solution, only the far
northern portion of our forecast area would have any potential for
rain. Initially, the GFS also tracks the low towards the ca or
border, but then forecasts the low to change direction and drop
southeast and into central california. The GFS solution would
result in widespread shower activity in our area on Friday night
and Saturday, with showers potentially continuing into next
Sunday. The canadian is similar to the gfs. Have introduced shower
chances to the for forecast Friday night and Saturday. But this
portion of the extended forecast is low confidence, as one would
expect with a cutoff low scenario during the spring months.

Aviation As of 10:32 am pdt Sunday... For 18z tafs. Satellite
imagery showing patchy coastal stratus beginning to dissipate.VFR
conditions expected before the redevelopment of low clouds and
possibly patchy fog in the north bay monterey bay tonight into
tomorrow morning. Generally light winds this morning turning
onshore this afternoon at 10-20 kt.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions to prevail through the period
with mainly high clouds. Light winds will continue this morning
before increasing to 10-20 kt this afternoon, with higher gusts
possible.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr lifr conditions remain at kmry this
morning. Stratus along the coast is finally beginning to show
signs of dissipating on visible satellite imagery. For now
expectingVFR conditions to develop over the next couple of hours,
taf may be amended as needed. Possible redevelopment of stratus
overnight tonight although timing is uncertain. Onshore winds this
afternoon 10-15 kt.

Marine As of 01:52 pm pdt Sunday... Moderate to locally gusty
northwest winds will continue today across the waters as high
pressure sits over the eastern pacific. Brisk winds will likely
continue to generate steep wind waves and fresh swell resulting in
choppy seas through the rest of today. Winds will gradually
diminish tonight into tomorrow.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 9 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MEYC1 23 mi72 min WNW 11 G 14 59°F 59°F1014.3 hPa
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 24 mi63 min WNW 7 62°F 1014 hPa56°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi57 min 58°F5 ft
46092 - MBM1 34 mi103 min W 9.7 53°F 53°F1014.7 hPa (-2.2)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi48 min 55°F10 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 49 mi48 min 54°F10 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA11 mi55 minW 119.00 miFair73°F53°F50%1014.3 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA20 mi54 minWNW 69.00 miFair61°F52°F72%1015.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Sun -- 01:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:37 AM PDT     4.97 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:16 AM PDT     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:19 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:46 PM PDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 06:30 PM PDT     3.88 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:48 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:13 PM PDT     2.68 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.444.54.94.94.63.92.91.70.7-0.1-0.4-0.30.2122.93.53.83.83.63.22.92.7

Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn, California
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Elkhorn
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Sun -- 01:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 04:04 AM PDT     5.02 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:21 AM PDT     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:17 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:46 PM PDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 06:32 PM PDT     3.96 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:47 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:13 PM PDT     2.66 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.43.94.44.854.94.33.42.210.1-0.4-0.30.21.122.93.63.93.93.73.22.92.7

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