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Marine Weather and Tides
Moss Landing, CA

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Sunrise 5:51AMSunset 8:15PM Monday May 22, 2017 10:37 AM PDT (17:37 UTC) Moonrise 2:59AMMoonset 3:46PM Illumination 9% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 902 Am Pdt Mon May 22 2017
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..W winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 902 Am Pdt Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure building over the pacific northwest will maintain light to moderate northwesterly winds through midweek. Winds will increase midweek as a thermal trough develops along the coast tightening the pressure gradients over the northern outer waters. Strongest winds are expected over the outer waters while the inner waters remain mostly light.

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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811 am pdt Mon may 22 2017

Synopsis High pressure will maintain very warm and dry
conditions for inland areas through today. A shallow marine layer
and weak seabreeze will keep the coast seasonably cool. A cooling
trend is expected regionwide from Tuesday through Friday. Warming
is then expected for inland areas during the upcoming weekend.

Discussion As of 8:00 am pdt Monday... A boost in the depth of
the marine layer combined with a more pronounced onshore flow lead
to widespread clouds and patchy fog along the coast plus into the
salinas valley. Clouds are expected to burn back to the coast
later this morning. However, big question remains if sunshine will
make it to the coast or not. Will monitor conditions and provide
an update to the forecast if necessary.

Otherwise, main story for the week will be cooler conditions over
the next several days as the ridge of high pressure flattens out
as a low dives down from the northwest. Temperatures will start to
rebound by the weekend as a weak ridge rebuilds into our region.

Previous discussion An upper level ridge remains centered
along the west coast early this morning... Maintaining a warm
airmass across inland areas. However, the marine layer is deeper
this morning (about 1200 feet deep at fort ord) and onshore
pressure gradients are slightly greater. The result will be more
widespread morning low clouds and fog near the ocean and locally
into the coastal valleys, and cooler daytime temperatures in these
areas as well. Inland areas that remain isolated from the effects
of the marine layer will continue to be very warm today.

The upper level ridge is forecast to weaken on Tuesday and then
completely break down by Wednesday as an upper trough currently in
the gulf of alaska drops southeast and into the western united
states. These developments will result in robust cooling across
our entire region, especially inland, from Tuesday through
Thursday. Daytime highs will cool by as much as 20 degrees by
midweek. In addition, night and morning low clouds will be much
more widespread and persistent by midweek.

The upper trough will shift east by the weekend, allowing an upper
ridge to redevelop near the west coast. Modest warming is expected
inland over the weekend. However, moderate onshore flow will limit
weekend warming potential near the coast.

Aviation As of 4:35 am pdt Monday... For 12z tafs. The marine
layer persist at around 1200 ft this morning which allowed some
inland penetration of stratus overnight across the north bay and
down the salinas valley. Aside from widespread coastal status and
patchy fog... Mainly clear skies prevail over the interior. Low
clouds will push back to the coast by noon today making way for
clear skies through this afternoon over coastal terminals and late
tonight for the inland terminals. Winds will remain light through
the morning then increase this afternoon with the onset of the
seabreeze.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions expected to prevail through the
day however a slight chance of ifr CIGS this morning remains
possible but confidence remains low. Winds will remain light and
locally variable through the morning then increase this afternoon
with the onset of the seabreeze.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Lifr/vlifr CIGS expected through the
early morning with clearing expected around 15z-16z. Winds will
remain light and locally variable through the morning then
increase this afternoon with the onset of the seabreeze.

Marine As of 2:19 am pdt Monday... Light northwesterly winds
and seas will prevail through the first half of the work week as
high pressure persists over the eastern pacific. Northerly wind
and seas will increase midweek as a thermal trough develops along
the coast tightening the pressure gradients over the northern
outer waters. Strongest winds are expected over the outer waters
while the inner waters remain mostly light.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: bell/dykema
aviation: cw
marine: cw
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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) 15 mi46 min 56°F2 ft
46092 - MBM1 15 mi90 min W 3.9 50°F 55°F1015.8 hPa (+1.5)
MEYC1 16 mi61 min WNW 7 G 8 50°F 57°F1016.2 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi67 min 53°F5 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 37 mi47 min 53°F 54°F5 ft1016 hPa (+0.9)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi45 min 53°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 mi44 minVar 310.00 miOvercast55°F53°F93%1016.1 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi44 minN 07.00 miMostly Cloudy57°F51°F81%1016.6 hPa
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula Airport, CA16 mi43 minN 410.00 miOvercast55°F51°F87%1017.2 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi52 minN 010.00 miFair59°F50°F72%1015.9 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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Mon -- 02:39 AM PDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:58 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:37 AM PDT     4.06 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:14 PM PDT     0.96 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:45 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:47 PM PDT     5.80 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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Mon -- 12:54 AM PDT     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:59 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:44 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:33 AM PDT     0.64 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 10:38 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:13 PM PDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:40 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:46 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:38 PM PDT     0.71 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:40 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 (13,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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