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Marine Weather and Tides
Moss Landing, CA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:42AMSunset 5:57PM Friday February 23, 2018 11:58 PM PST (07:58 UTC) Moonrise 11:41AMMoonset 1:00AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 849 Pm Pst Fri Feb 23 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening...
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming southeast 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft late in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..E winds 5 kt...becoming nw 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..N winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely, then slight chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 ft.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ500 849 Pm Pst Fri Feb 23 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Gusty north to northwest winds will continue across the coastal waters through the weekend as high pressure sits over the eastern pacific. On Monday an upper level low pressure system will move south bringing a cold front over the waters resulting in increasing winds, fresh swell, and scattered showers.

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
1035 pm pst Fri feb 23 2018

Synopsis Mostly sunny skies will prevail around the bay area
today. Another very cool night is forecast for Friday night. Dry
weather and slightly warmer temperatures are expected over the
weekend. Cooler, unsettled weather is expected to return by early
next week with another system bringing rain to the area later next
week.

Discussion As of 9:15 pm pst Friday... Cold northerly flow
aloft continues over the area. Another cold night is expected
tonight due to clear skies, light winds, and low dew points. A
freeze warning is issued for the interior of monterey and san
benito counties from midnight through 9 am Saturday for
temperatures dropping into the 20s. Interior locations of the sfo
bay area will also be cold enough for patchy frost.

Dry weather continues through Sunday as the next system drops into
the great basin. Rain will stay east of the district but there may
be some cumulus clouds during the day Saturday. The coldest air
will shift further to the east so overnight lows for Saturday
night will be about 3-5 degrees warmer.

Model runs from the past few days have been advertising an
increasing chance of rain late Sunday night and Monday as the
next system drops south along the west coast picking up more
overwater trajectory. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from
one-tenth inch in the valleys to one-quarter inch in the hills.

Snow levels will initially be around 2500 feet then drop during
the day Monday so we could see snow on the highest peaks.

Medium range models show a wet pattern finally setting up off the
west coast next week. Synoptically the polar low over the hudson
bay which has kept the ridge over us has been displaced
temporarily and this will allow troughs to set up over the
eastern pacific. The next chance of rain will be Thursday.

Aviation As of 10:34 pm pst Friday...VFR. Light onshore wind will
tend to shift to a light land breeze tonight as air temperatures over
land become colder, more dense compared to relatively milder, less
dense air temperatures over the ocean and bays. Lingering snow cover
enhancing radiative cooling in the mountains of the central coast may
add to e-se cold air drainage winds overnight into Saturday morning
in the salinas valley.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Light to calm wind tonight, becoming westerly
10-15 knots Saturday afternoon and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, winds becoming e-se tonight, possibly
gusty in the salinas valley overnight into Saturday morning.

Climate
Here are the record low temperatures and the years they occurred for
Saturday, february 24.

Location Saturday
sf bay area
healdsburg 29 in 1944
santa rosa 28 in 1920
calistoga 29 in 1982
kentfield 29 in 1955
san rafael 34 in 2017
napa 30 in 1919
san francisco 40 in 1891
sfo airport 35 in 1955
half moon bay 33 in 2017
oakland airport 36 in 2015
richmond 36 in 1955
livermore 29 in 1987
moffett field 34 in 2017
san jose 26 in 1897
gilroy 28 in 1960
monterey bay area
santa cruz 29 in 1925
salinas 31 in 1982
salinas airport 30 in 1953
monterey 37 in 1955
king city 24 in 1982

Marine As of 10:28 pm pst Friday... Gusty north to northwest winds
will continue across the coastal waters through the weekend as high
pressure sits over the eastern pacific. On Monday an upper level low
pressure system will move south bringing a cold front over the waters
resulting in increasing winds, fresh swell, and scattered showers.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Freeze warning... San benito and interior monterey counties
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 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 mi74 min Calm 37°F 1029 hPa27°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 15 mi38 min 53°F3 ft
MEYC1 16 mi83 min SE 2.9 G 5.1 46°F 55°F1029.9 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi29 min 53°F8 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 34 mi69 min NNW 16 G 18 49°F 53°F8 ft1029.3 hPa (+0.3)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi29 min 53°F8 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA9 mi66 minNNW 610.00 miFair36°F24°F62%1029.8 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi66 minN 010.00 miFair40°F32°F73%1030.8 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi65 minE 310.00 miFair42°F33°F71%1031.2 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi64 minN 010.00 miFair34°F21°F60%1030.1 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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Sat -- 02:05 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:48 AM PST     5.43 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:44 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:15 PM PST     0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:31 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:56 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:57 PM PST     3.43 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:18 PM PST     2.31 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.83.44.24.85.35.45.14.43.42.31.20.50.10.20.71.42.22.83.33.43.32.92.52.3

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Sat -- 12:49 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:05 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:47 AM PST     0.45 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:40 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:44 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:59 AM PST     -0.84 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 12:32 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:08 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:11 PM PST     0.63 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:57 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:31 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:40 PM PST     -0.41 knots Max Ebb
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 (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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