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Marine Weather and Tides
Pacific Grove, CA

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 7:48PM Wednesday August 23, 2017 9:53 PM PDT (04:53 UTC) Moonrise 7:31AMMoonset 8:14PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 900 Pm Pdt Wed Aug 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening...
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 ft at 12 seconds.
Fri..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 12 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 900 Pm Pdt Wed Aug 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northerly winds will continue to increase through the evening and overnight as high pressure builds to the west. Expect these winds to persist over the waters through the end of the week. No significant long period swell is forecast through the rest of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pacific Grove, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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803 pm pdt Wed aug 23 2017

Synopsis Not expecting much change in weather conditions heading
into Thursday as temperatures remain slightly below seasonal averages
with overnight and morning low clouds. A warming trend will then
begin Friday and extend into early next week as high pressure builds
over the region. By Sunday and Monday, very warm to hot daytime
temperatures will be possible across inland areas.

Discussion As of 8:03 pm pdt Wednesday... Summer onshore breezes
will usher stratus and fog inland tonight and Thursday morning. A
closed mid level and dry low that's been gently meandering south
to north off socal and the central coast will finally be moving
eastward as a trough upstream to the northwest moves closer toward
california. Marine layer moisture will tend to turn into patchy
drizzle on the immediate coastline tonight as outlined in the
grids zones. The 18z NAM indicates very light QPF amounts along
the coast tonight and Thursday morning, otherwise our typical
summer dry stretch will continue. Current forecast outlines a
gradual warming trend for late week as high pressure builds over
california coupled with a return of long-wave ridging. Forecast
looks good, for more details please visit the previous discussion
below.

Prev discussion As of 1:35 pm pdt Wednesday... A weak short-wave
trough and associated low pressure system remains off of the
central and southern california coast today. This has helped to
maintain a modest marine layer of around 1,500 feet in depth.

While low clouds will burn-off over inland areas and mainly
retreat to the coast, stratus will again return to coastal areas
and adjacent valleys overnight with the chance of patchy fog and
drizzle as the marine layer becomes more compressed. Little
overall change is forecast into Thursday afternoon with inland
temperatures remain on the cool side of normal while coastal areas
warm into the 60s and 70s.

The aforementioned trough is forecast to dissolve by Friday as high
pressure over the desert southwest builds westward. This will work
to further compress the marine layer and result in less widespread
cloud cover, especially across the inland valleys. In addition,
temperatures aloft will warm and bring about warmer temperatures
across inland areas. As the ridge strengthens aloft, surface
temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend with more
widespread 80s and 90s inland with our warmer locations likely to
exceed the 100 degree mark by Sunday. In addition, overnight lows
will not cool as much, especially in the hills where temperatures
may only cool into the 70s. With this, the threat for heat related
illnesses will increase by Sunday into Monday given the hot daytime
temperatures and limited overnight cooling. Meanwhile, coastal areas
will notice a warming trend yet will continue to benefit from the
cool onshore flow. Will closely monitor the need for any heat
related products heading into late week with regards to the
Sunday Monday timeframe.

The ridge looks to remain the dominate weather feature heading into
much of next week as well. With that said, the ridge does appear to
weaken slightly and shift a bit more inland by the middle of next
week. With this, do expect the peak heating to occur Sunday into
Monday with a slight cooling trend by the middle of next week.

Temperatures will likely rebound back closer to seasonal averages
along with continued dry weather conditions through the entire
forecast period.

Aviation As of 4:56 pm pdt Wednesday for 00z tafs... Widespread
stratus along the coast, an 1800 ft marine layer and an
increasing onshore gradient caused by the inland shift of the
surface trough will result in a return of the low clouds this
evening and overnight across area terminals. Moderate onshore flow
will prevail through this evening then gradually diminish
becoming light overnight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions will prevail through this
evening. Borderline MVFR ifr CIGS and vsbys anticipated to return
between 03z-05z tonight. Moderate to occasionally gusty west
winds will continue through this evening then becoming light
overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS will lower to ifr between
01z-02z this afternoon. A decrease in vsbys expected around 10z
tonight. Moderate west to southwest winds will ease this evening
then becoming light overnight.

Marine As of 04:40 pm pdt Wednesday... Northerly winds will
continue to increase through the evening and overnight as high
pressure builds to the west. Expect these winds to persist over
the waters through the end of the week. No significant long
period swell is forecast through the rest of the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 9 pm
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
public forecast: canepa
aviation: cw
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 1 mi63 min 59°F1 ft
MEYC1 2 mi78 min W 2.9 G 5.1 59°F 59°F1014.5 hPa
46092 - MBM1 11 mi109 min W 9.7 59°F 60°F1013.9 hPa (-0.5)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi69 min NW 4.1 60°F 1014 hPa59°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 24 mi62 min 60°F3 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 25 mi54 min 61°F5 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 29 mi64 min NNW 12 G 14 58°F 61°F5 ft1014.2 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Monterey Regional Airport, CA4 mi60 minW 48.00 miOvercast60°F59°F96%1015.9 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA15 mi61 minWNW 77.00 miOvercast61°F59°F93%1015.1 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA21 mi61 minSW 36.00 miFog/Mist59°F57°F96%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Thu -- 12:24 AM PDT     5.46 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:58 AM PDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:32 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:22 PM PDT     5.01 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:17 PM PDT     1.56 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:46 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:48 PM PDT     Moonset
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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Thu -- 02:34 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:28 AM PDT     -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:11 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:32 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 12:06 PM PDT     0.76 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:15 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:55 PM PDT     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:46 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:32 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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