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Marine Weather and Tides
Salinas, 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 7:02AMSunset 7:23PM Sunday March 24, 2019 2:06 AM PDT (09:06 UTC) Moonrise 10:44PMMoonset 8:39AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 905 Pm Pdt Sat Mar 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Sunday...
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming east 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft this evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 11 ft at 16 seconds.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 10 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 8 ft at 14 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 5 to 8 ft at 14 seconds. Rain likely.
Mon night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of showers.
Tue..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 7 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of showers.
Tue night..S winds around 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Rain likely.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 8 ft. Rain likely.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 8 ft. A chance of showers.
PZZ500 905 Pm Pdt Sat Mar 23 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the offshore waters will move south and east reaching the central coast on Sunday. Winds will shift to southerly on Sunday and increase ahead of a low pressure trough approaching from the west, light to moderate rain will accompany the trough Sunday evening through Monday evening. Northwest swell subsides on Sunday then increases Sunday night into Monday followed by another lull in swell prior to an increase in northwest to west swell Wednesday next week. Expect wet and chilly weather early to mid next week then drying by late week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salinas, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1034 pm pdt Sat mar 23 2019

Synopsis Dry and mild weather will continue through Sunday
evening. Periods of rain are expected from late Sunday night
through at least Thursday of next week as a series of storm
systems impact northern and central california. Dry weather may
return late in the week and into next weekend.

Discussion As of 9:05 pm pdt Saturday... Isolated afternoon
showers ended by sunset and current satellite shows mostly clear
skies across our region. Winds have become light. Clear skies and
light winds overnight will mean chilly temperatures by sunrise
Sunday. Early morning lows on Sunday are forecast to range from
the upper 30s to mid 40s in most areas, with mid 30s likely in the
colder inland valleys.

After a cool start on Sunday, afternoon temperatures are expected
to climb into the 60s, except upper 50s close to the ocean. Skies
will start off mostly sunny tomorrow, but high clouds will likely
increase through the day as the next pacific storm system draws
closer to the west coast. That system can currently be seen on ir
satellite imagery out along 135w. The models have trended slightly
slower with this system and the leading edge of the light warm
advection precipitation is not expected to begin spreading across
the northern portion of our area until about midnight Sunday
night. Rain rates will then likely begin to increase in the north
bay in the pre-dawn hours of Monday as the main frontal boundary
nears the coast. The frontal boundary is then forecast to stall
across the north bay through about midday Monday (or until late
afternoon per the 00z nam) before finally pushing south and east
across most of the remainder of our area from Monday afternoon
through Monday night. The boundary is forecast to weaken
considerably as it pushes south of the golden gate. The weak
boundary will then stall over the far southern portion of our area
late Monday night into Tuesday and the models suggest slight
enhancement on Tuesday south of monterey bay as a weak wave
develops along the front.

Rainfall totals with this first system from late Sunday night
through Tuesday are currently forecast to range from 0.50-1.50"
in the north bay and from 0.25-0.75" for the rest of our area,
except less than a quarter inch for far southern inland areas. The
12z local WRF is somewhat more bullish on precipitation potential
(as usual) and forecasts as much as 2.5 inches of rain in
northwest sonoma county through late Tuesday, with the bulk of
that rain expected to fall late Sunday night and Monday morning.

The 00z nam, which stalls the front longer in the north bay, also
predicts up to 2.5 inches of rain in northwest sonoma county
with this first system. The upshot is that QPF for the north bay
may need to be increased in the late Sunday night Monday time
frame.

The next system is forecast so spread widespread rainfall across
our area on Tuesday night, with numerous showers to follow through
Wednesday and Wednesday evening. Showers are then expected to
gradually taper off late Wednesday night and Thursday as the upper
trough finally moves inland. Precipitation totals with the second
system from Tuesday night through Thursday are expected to be
similar to the first system earlier in the week, except somewhat
more evenly distributed from north to south.

In the longer range, the 12z ECMWF develops a shortwave ridge
along the west coast late in the week and forecasts dry weather
across most of our region from Friday through next weekend. The
deterministic GFS has recently been developing a high amplitude
pattern near the west coast by late next week with cold, but
mostly dry, systems forecast to drop in from the north. It should
be noted that the GFS ensemble mean, and several GFS ensemble
members, are more closely aligned with the ECMWF solution.

Aviation As of 10:34 pm pdt Saturday...VFR except a few patches
of valley fog are possible early Sunday morning. Rain arrives late
Sunday night into Monday.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, westerly wind near 10 knots becoming light
ne late tonight and Sunday morning.VFR extends into Sunday evening
with gradually increasing mid and high clouds, rain arrives late
Sunday night into Monday. Onshore wind returns by mid afternoon
Sunday becoming light SE Sunday evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, wind gradually becoming light e-se
except SE up to 10 knots in the salinas valley Sunday morning and
early afternoon. Onshore winds returning in the afternoon Sunday.

Rain last to arrive here Monday extending into Monday evening.

Marine As of 10:27 pm pdt Saturday... High pressure over the
offshore waters will move south and east reaching the central
coast on Sunday. Winds will shift to southerly on Sunday and
increase ahead of a low pressure trough approaching from the west,
light to moderate rain will accompany the trough Sunday evening
through Monday evening. Northwest swell subsides on Sunday then
increases Sunday night into Monday followed by another lull in
swell prior to an increase in northwest to west swell Wednesday
next week. Expect wet and chilly weather early to mid next week
then drying by late week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt 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
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
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 11 mi81 min SE 4.1 47°F 1024 hPa44°F
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 13 mi44 min E 2.9 G 8 48°F 1024.1 hPa44°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 20 mi36 min 56°F6 ft
MEYC1 20 mi90 min 57°F1024 hPa
46092 - MBM1 25 mi52 min N 7.8 53°F 56°F1023.1 hPa (+0.0)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 39 mi36 min 56°F11 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 42 mi36 min 56°F12 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 45 mi76 min N 12 G 14 54°F 55°F11 ft1022.8 hPa (-0.3)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA6 mi13 minESE 410.00 miFair46°F41°F83%1024.2 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA13 mi11 minN 010.00 miFair39°F37°F93%1024.4 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA18 mi12 minESE 610.00 miFair47°F37°F71%1024.4 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA18 mi13 minNNW 410.00 miFair44°F41°F89%1023.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn, California
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Elkhorn
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Sun -- 01:42 AM PDT     5.31 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:12 AM PDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:40 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:30 PM PDT     4.02 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:50 PM PDT     1.61 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:44 PM PDT     Moonrise
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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Sun -- 12:14 AM PDT     0.65 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 03:13 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:15 AM PDT     -0.90 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:41 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 10:04 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:00 PM PDT     0.70 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:19 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:44 PM PDT     -0.57 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:12 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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