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Marine Weather and Tides
Monterey, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 7:51PM Thursday April 25, 2019 11:03 PM PDT (06:03 UTC) Moonrise 12:21AMMoonset 10:21AM Illumination 58% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 930 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 25 2019
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt...diminishing to up to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat night..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Sun..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun night..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell around 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Mon..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Tue..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 930 Pm Pdt Thu Apr 25 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the pacific northwest will keep gusty northwest winds going over the northern waters through tomorrow night with generally light to moderate northerly winds expected elsewhere. High pressure off the pacific northwest will merge with a high spanning alaska to the northwest territories over the weekend and early next week, the strongest winds will become confined to the northern outer coastal california waters. Light to moderate northwest swell will persist through the forecast period.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Monterey, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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955 pm pdt Thu apr 25 2019

Synopsis Areas of night and morning low clouds will continue
into the upcoming weekend. Little change is expected in
temperatures on Friday, but gradual cooling will occur inland over
the weekend and into early next week. A weak disturbance passing
through southern california will bring clouds and possibly
isolated showers south of monterey this late this weekend.

Otherwise, dry weather is forecast through the the weekend and
well into next week.

Discussion As of 8:45 pm pdt Thursday... Development of a
marine layer along the coast last night, coupled with increased
onshore flow today, resulted in widespread cooling across our
region today. Some locations were as much as 15 degrees cooler
today compared to Wednesday.

An upper ridge remains centered over california this evening. Goes
west water vapor satellite imagery shows a weak shortwave trough
off the coast of the pacific northwest, moving to the east. This
disturbance is forecast to move inland well to our north late
tonight and weaken the upper ridge slightly. However, very little
airmass cooling is forecast and onshore flow is expected to weaken
slightly on Friday as surface high pressure builds more strongly
to our north. So the net result will be little change in
temperatures from today, and some locations could even warm a bit.

A marine layer, with a depth of about 1500 feet, is expected to
persist in coastal areas, although the latest local WRF model
indicates drier air making its way into the low levels by
tomorrow. So, we could see some clearing of low clouds in coastal
areas by afternoon.

Onshore flow is projected to strengthen slightly by Saturday
which should result in modest cooling. We may also see an increase
in high clouds on Saturday out ahead of a weak upper low that
will be approaching the southern california coast. But otherwise
no significant changes are anticipated through Saturday. Cooling
will likely become more pronounced on Sunday as the upper low
draws closer to southern california and the ridge weakens over our
area. The low is forecast to move inland near san diego by late
Sunday night or Monday morning and it may be close enough to
generate isolated showers across areas south of monterey on Sunday
night and Monday.

By early next week an upper trough is forecast to deepen from
western canada south across the pacific northwest and the northern
rockies. This trough will be dry and its main impact will be to
bring a cooler airmass into california, allowing the cooling
trend to continue across our area, especially inland, during the
first half of next week. Temperatures are forecast to cool by as
much as 15 degrees from Sunday to Tuesday. But even with this
projected cooling, temperatures are only forecast to decrease to
levels near, or slightly below, seasonal averages.

Aviation As of 9:55 pm pdt Thursday... The marine layer depth
varies from 1,000 to 1,500 feet per recent profiler data. Some
amplification of the 500 mb height ridge is anticipated Friday,
but in response the 18z 00z NAM generally forecasts less than 2
celsius temperature changes at 925 mb and 850 mb levels tonight
into Friday which supports a mainly persistence forecast; i.E.

Little change in the marine layer depth is anticipated through the
period. Onshore winds will usher stratus and fog inland tonight
and Friday morning, but a compressed marine layer should limit
areal coverage over the bay area. At the present time ifr-lifr
ceilings have reached inland into sonoma valley, east through the
golden gate over the san francisco bay to oakland berkeley, and
into the salinas valley. Elsewhere METAR observations indicateVFR.

On Friday coastal ifr in the morning will mix out through typical
diurnal warming and mixing, mainlyVFR is forecast inland. Patchy
ifr may linger along the immediate coast from late morning through
afternoon. The NAM forecasts a slight increase in acv-sfo pressure
gradient Friday. Low confidence if how marine stratus fog returns
inland Friday night into Saturday, inland arrival could be delayed
somewhat if the northerly pressure gradient strengthens. Sfo-sac
gradient should be about the same as it is this afternoon, approx
3 mb.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind has diminished to near 10 knots.

Tempo MVFR ceiling 12z-16z Friday.VFR with gusty west to northwest
wind redeveloping Friday afternoon and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr ceilings tonight and Friday morning,
vfr Friday late morning and afternoon. West winds 5 to 10 knots
tonight and Friday morning, 10 to 15 knots with a few gusts to 20
knots possible Friday afternoon and early evening. Patchy stratus
and fog probably returning late Friday afternoon and early evening.

Marine As of 9:33 pm pdt Thursday... High pressure off the
pacific northwest will keep gusty northwest winds going over the
northern waters through tomorrow night with generally light to
moderate northerly winds expected elsewhere. High pressure off the
pacific northwest will merge with a high spanning alaska to the
northwest territories over the weekend and early next week, the
strongest winds will become confined to the northern outer coastal
california waters. Light to moderate northwest swell will persist
through the forecast period.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
public forecast: dykema
aviation marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MEYC1 1 mi88 min 60°F1016.3 hPa
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 3 mi34 min 56°F3 ft
46092 - MBM1 13 mi51 min WNW 5.8 51°F 54°F1015.9 hPa (+0.6)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 16 mi37 min SW 1.9 G 7 51°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.7)50°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi79 min N 2.9 51°F 1016 hPa51°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 20 mi34 min 6 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi34 min 55°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 30 mi74 min NNW 9.7 G 12 52°F 55°F6 ft1015.6 hPa (+0.5)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Monterey Regional Airport, CA3 mi70 minNNW 46.00 miFog/Mist53°F48°F86%1017.5 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA16 mi71 minNNW 66.00 miFog/Mist54°F50°F87%1017 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Fri -- 02:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:55 AM PDT     4.20 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:43 AM PDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:19 PM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 07:16 PM PDT     3.80 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:51 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 01:06 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:27 AM PDT     0.24 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:03 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:20 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:18 AM PDT     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 12:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 01:41 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:19 PM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 05:06 PM PDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:51 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:13 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:45 PM PDT     -0.27 knots Max Ebb
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