Tuesday, March28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Marina, CA

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 7:28PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 5:03 AM PDT (12:03 UTC) Moonrise 6:35AMMoonset 7:24PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 251 Am Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt early this morning...
.small craft advisory in effect from 1 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..N winds 10 kt...becoming west 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed..NE winds 5 kt...becoming west 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft.
Sat..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
PZZ500 251 Am Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A long period northwest swell will move through the coastal waters on Tuesday. Moderate and gusty northwest winds will continue for the next several days as a strong surface pressure gradient builds over the region.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Marina, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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255 am pdt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis A ridge of high pressure will build into our region
and provide warmer weather the next couple of days. At the same
time locally breezy northwesterly winds will continue. Cooler
conditions are likely on Thursday as a system moves through
northern california. The ridge will rebuild by the end of the
week leading to another increase in temperatures.

Discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Tuesday... Although temperatures
will be warmer today as a ridge of high pressure builds into our
region, it won't feel very warm as breezy northwesterly conditions
can be expected from later this morning to the evening. In fact,
surface gradients are still impressive at this hour with sfo-acv
at 5.5 mb. Winds of 15 to 25 mph can be expected in most spots
with local gusts over 30 mph likely. Temperatures will generally
be in the 60s to lower 70s at the coast with 70s inland.

Temperatures will see another 3 to 5 degree increase in most spots
for Wednesday as 925 mb values increase another 2c.

On Thursday an inside slider will move from northern california
down into nevada. Due to the track virtually all of the showers
should stay to our north and east. However, models do keep the
outside shot of light rain hitting higher elevation locations.

Kept a few mentions of pops around 20% for those spots. Bigger
impact will be another round of breezy conditions followed by
cooler temperatures. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s to
the upper 60s.

The ridge will rebuild and move back to our region starting on
Friday and continuing into the weekend. Some disagreement between
the models as far as how much warming will occur. ECMWF is running
3 to 7 degree warmer than the gfs. Based on its better
verification, the forecast was nudged toward the higher values.

Longer range guidance favors dry conditions through at least the
middle of next week. Some signs after that we will flip back to a
wetter pattern.

Aviation As of 9:30 pm pdt Monday... Moderate to high confidence
vfr tonight and Tuesday under a drier pattern and high pressure.

A moderately strong acv-sfo pressure gradient along with vertical
momentum transfer of winds from the lower levels to the surface
will help keep areas of gusty w-nw winds going tonight into Tuesday.

Lower to mid level warming is underway, this evening's 00z oakland
sounding already showed a temperature inversion based near 7 thousand
feet (near 800 mb level). It should be a little less windy Tuesday.

Vicinity of ksfo... Occasional gusty w-nw winds this evening and
overnight.VFR.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Gusty w-nw winds becoming lighter to near
10 knots tonight. Moderate to high confidenceVFR tonight into
Tuesday.

Marine As of 8:51 pm pdt Monday... Moderate and gusty northwest
winds will persist through midweek as a strong surface pressure
gradient builds over the region. In addition, a building northwest
swell will move through the coastal waters through late week. Moderate
to gusty northwest winds will then likely continue through late
week.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
sca... Mry bay until 3 am
sca... Mry bay from 1 pm
public forecast: bell
aviation: canepa
marine: rgass
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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) 6 mi42 min 56°F5 ft
MEYC1 7 mi87 min SE 5.1 G 6 51°F 57°F1022.5 hPa
46092 - MBM1 10 mi54 min WNW 7.8 54°F 55°F1021.3 hPa (-0.9)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi63 min 56°F10 ft
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 28 mi41 min 54°F11 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi73 min 23 G 27 55°F 56°F10 ft1022 hPa (-1.6)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula Airport, CA8 mi69 minS 510.00 miA Few Clouds50°F46°F86%1023.7 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA14 mi70 minN 310.00 miFair49°F45°F86%1023 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA17 mi70 minWNW 310.00 miFair45°F45°F100%1022.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Tue -- 05:23 AM PDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:35 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 11:29 AM PDT     4.99 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:35 PM PDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:23 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 11:49 PM PDT     5.33 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.94.23.2210.50.61.22.23.44.44.94.94.33.32.21.10.50.5123.24.45.1

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Tue -- 01:11 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:01 AM PDT     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:59 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:35 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:26 AM PDT     0.80 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 01:34 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:22 PM PDT     -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 07:27 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:48 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 08:24 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:43 PM PDT     0.77 knots Max Flood
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 (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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