Friday, April20, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Moss Landing, CA

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Sunrise 6:23AMSunset 7:47PM Friday April 20, 2018 1:25 PM PDT (20:25 UTC) Moonrise 9:16AMMoonset 11:58PM Illumination 29% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 851 Am Pdt Fri Apr 20 2018
Today..SW winds 5 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat night..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ500 851 Am Pdt Fri Apr 20 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase this afternoon over the coastal waters as high pressure remains over the eastern pacific. These winds will generate steep wind waves and fresh swell, resulting in hazardous seas into the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Moss Landing, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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national weather service san francisco bay area
1039 am pdt Fri apr 20 2018

Synopsis A warmer trend and dry weather are forecast through
the upcoming weekend. A weak cutoff low approaches the state after
midweek.

Discussion As of 08:52 am pdt Friday... Morning visible
satellite shows a taste of summer - low clouds and patchy fog
hugging the coast from big sur to point reyes with a slight
intrusion into the monterey bay salinas valley. Did a quick update
this morning to better reflect reality with cloud cover this
morning.

Otherwise, should be a nice end to the work week with sunny skies
this afternoon and warmer temperatures. Temperatures today will
be a few warmer than Thursday and even a few above normal for late
april. Highs 60s coast and 70s inland.

Prev discussion As of 3:33 am pdt Friday... Satellite imagery shows
mostly clear skies across the district except for some low clouds
over the ocean starting to touch the coast along the san francisco
peninsula as well as near monterey and north of point sur.

Temperatures are generally warmer than they were 24 hours ago with
readings in the mid 40s to the lower 50s. Highs today are
expected to warm into the 60s and 70s.

High pressure aloft is forecast to build in over the state during
the weekend resulting in warmer temperatures with highs across
inland areas reaching the mid 80s by Saturday. A weak upper
trough is progged to brush across northern california on Sunday
for slight cooling, mainly across the north bay area. Slight
cooling to extend across the remainder of the district by Monday.

Medium range models continue to indicate a cutoff low forming
off the california coast around the middle of next week. The
solutions vary regarding the position of cutoff low as well as
when it tracks inland. Most likely impacts will be in increasing
marine layer and onshore flow, thus cooler temperatures. The
possibility of showers as the trough tracks inland exists, but
confidence is low.

Aviation As of 10:39 am pdt Friday for 18z tafs. Latest
visible satellite shows the stratus deck deteriorating and pulling
away from the central california bay area coastline. Thus,VFR,
with mainly clear skies, will prevail through the afternoon at all
terminals. West winds are expected to increase this afternoon,
generally sustained around 10-15 kt across the district. Hi-res
models and guidance suggest another push of stratus tonight along
the immediate monterey bay coast. Overall medium confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR expected through the TAF period. Light
offshore winds in the morning will increase and turn onshore in
the afternoon and evening to around 20 kt. Winds are forecast to
diminish after sunset. With a weak onshore gradient expected
overnight, no threat of stratus developing around the terminal
at this time, but will monitor conditions and forecast guidance
closely through the day.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Skies have cleared nicely at kmry and
ksns andVFR is expected through the rest of the day. Models hint
at low clouds developing again tonight, but confidence remains
low with regards to timing and coverage. Light to moderate onshore
winds anticipated this afternoon.

Marine As of 8:51 am pdt Friday... Northwest winds will
increase this afternoon over the coastal waters as high pressure
remains over the eastern pacific. These winds will generate steep
wind waves and fresh swell, resulting in hazardous seas into the
weekend.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 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
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 1 mi101 min WNW 6 58°F 1022 hPa53°F
46092 - MBM1 15 mi61 min WNW 9.7 50°F 54°F1022.7 hPa (-0.4)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 15 mi35 min 57°F2 ft
MEYC1 16 mi50 min W 12 G 16 52°F 57°F1022.6 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi56 min 54°F7 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 34 mi36 min NW 16 G 18 54°F 55°F6 ft1022.5 hPa (-0.3)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi26 min 54°F7 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA9 mi33 minSSW 87.00 miFair61°F53°F75%1022.1 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi33 minWNW 128.00 miFair66°F50°F56%1022.3 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi32 minNW 79.00 miA Few Clouds55°F48°F80%1023.8 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi51 minNNW 310.00 miFair68°F46°F46%1021.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Pacific Mariculture Dock, Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay, California
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Pacific Mariculture Dock
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Fri -- 01:43 AM PDT     5.58 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:04 AM PDT     -0.40 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:02 PM PDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:46 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:29 PM PDT     2.60 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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55.55.65.24.33.21.90.7-0.1-0.4-0.20.51.32.33.13.63.83.73.32.92.62.633.6

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 12:51 AM PDT     0.48 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:31 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:05 AM PDT     -0.93 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 10:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:56 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:01 PM PDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:39 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:46 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 07:48 PM PDT     -0.42 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 10:55 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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