Friday, August18, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Moss Landing, CA

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Sunrise 6:26AMSunset 7:54PM Friday August 18, 2017 11:20 AM PDT (18:20 UTC) Moonrise 2:04AMMoonset 4:39PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 827 Am Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Today..SW winds 5 kt...becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 827 Am Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Expect increasing northwesterly winds to continue through the weekend as high pressure builds over the eastern pacific. Locally steep wind waves will also accompany the increasing winds.

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
1029 am pdt Fri aug 18 2017

Synopsis Look for one more day of minor warming today as a
ridge of high pressure continues to build into our region. Minor
cooling can be expected over the weekend into next week as an
upper level low and shortwave trough move into our region.

Overnight clouds can be expected especially along the coast.

Discussion As of 08:02 am pdt Friday... Only a few minor
adjustments made to this morning's forecast as the low clouds
have managed to progress inland. Livermore, for example, recently
transitioned from clear skies to overcast conditions. Additionally,
low clouds managed to make it to san francisco international
airport with bkn ovc conditions reported over the past hour. Do
expect clearing by mid late morning for most locations today with
mostly clear skies for the afternoon. With a building ridge just
offshore, this morning's 12z oakland sounding shows increasing 500
mb heights compared to 24 hours ago. At 850 mb, temps have warmed
by about 3 deg c. As a result, this will translate to several
degrees of warming at the surface this afternoon for most interior
areas. High temperatures will be generally in the 60s and 70s
along the coast and 80s and 90s for inland communities.

For additional forecast details, please refer to the previous
discussion section.

Prev discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Friday... For the first time in
quite awhile, satellite shows that clouds are fairly limited
across our region with even monterey bay cloud-free at this hour.

Satellite does show clouds finally advancing toward the coast and
with a westerly gradient nearly 3 mb, we should see them at least
advance to the coast before sunrise. Synoptically a ridge of high
pressure will move across our region today which will lead to a
few degrees of warming. Temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s at
the coast with 80s and 90s inland.

The ridge will be replaced by an upper level low and a shortwave
trough that will dive down from the north. This will lead to
cooling over the weekend and next week with most spots dropping 5
to 10 degrees. Clouds will also be likely each night especially
near the coast. Big question will be how much the marine layer
will change with the low overhead. Could be a case of the marine
layer mixing out. Regardless, next week is shaping up to be very
quiet with temperatures near normal.

Aviation As of 10:30 am pdt Friday... For 18z tafs. Stratus has
begun to burn off retreat back to the coast across most TAF sites.

ExpectingVFR conditions through the afternoon before the return
of low CIGS late tonight early tomorrow morning. Some uncertainty
in the extend of stratus coverage for tomorrow morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR currently with westerly winds increasing
this afternoon to around 15 kt. Expecting stratus to return late
tonight with slightly lower CIGS than what we saw today.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... CIGS have retreated for ksns bringingVFR
conditions. Expecting return of low CIGS this evening. Stratus
still hovering around the edge of kmry. Possible the stratus will
clear out this afternoon although confidence is low, may bounce
betweenVFR and MVFR before the deck returns tonight.

Marine As of 08:27 am pdt Friday... Expect increasing
northwesterly winds to continue through the weekend as high
pressure builds over the eastern pacific. Locally steep wind waves
will also accompany the increasing winds.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: rowe bell
aviation: as
marine: as
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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 mi96 min Calm 60°F 1016 hPa59°F
46092 - MBM1 15 mi79 min W 1.9 59°F 57°F1016.8 hPa (+0.5)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 15 mi60 min 57°F2 ft
MEYC1 16 mi51 min WNW 5.1 G 6 58°F 56°F1017 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi51 min 60°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 34 mi91 min Calm G 1.9 60°F 60°F5 ft1016.9 hPa (+0.8)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi59 min 60°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA9 mi28 minVar 510.00 miPartly Cloudy67°F59°F76%1016.7 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi28 minWSW 48.00 miFair66°F57°F75%1017.1 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi27 minWNW 49.00 miOvercast62°F57°F86%1018 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi31 minN 010.00 miFair72°F57°F61%1016.3 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 -- 02:45 AM PDT     -0.54 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:04 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:19 AM PDT     3.83 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:01 PM PDT     2.00 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:38 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:26 PM PDT     6.21 feet High Tide
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 -- 12:31 AM PDT     -0.93 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:37 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:46 AM PDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:57 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:14 PM PDT     -0.45 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:31 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:39 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:24 PM PDT     0.58 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:54 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:15 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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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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