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Marine Weather and Tides
Pajaro Dunes, CA

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 7:56PM Friday August 18, 2017 10:34 PM PDT (05:34 UTC) Moonrise 2:05AMMoonset 4:39PM Illumination 10% 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- 832 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft...becoming 3 ft.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 ft.
PZZ500 832 Pm 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... As high pressure builds into the eastern pacific winds will increase especially for the northern outer waters. Locally steep wind waves will also accompany increasing winds.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pajaro Dunes, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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852 pm pdt Fri aug 18 2017

Synopsis Look for one more day of minor warming this afternoon
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 8:50 pm pdt Friday... Mostly clear skies
prevail inland this evening while widespread stratus engulf the
coast. Of note are scattered mid-level cloud moving in from the
east that emanated from thunderstorm that formed over the sierra
this afternoon and have since dissipated. Coastal stratus is
quickly filling in through coastal gaps and valley under a 1500
ft marine layer.

High pressure continued to strengthen today resulting in one last
day of warming across the region. While coastal areas cooled
slightly as a result of slow clearing low clouds along the
immediate coast, inland areas saw significantly warmer afternoon
highs from 24 hours ago. Areas around the bay warmed 3 to 5
degrees while inland temps saw anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees of
warming. Warmest inland areas experienced as much as 15 degrees of
warming. Coastal areas stayed in the 60s, 70s around the bay and
80s and 90s inland. Our warm spot today was pinnacles np with a
high of 98 degrees.

From previous discussion... Over the weekend an upper level low
will develop just off the coast of point conception. This will
allow for heights and thickness values over central and northern
california to decrease. We'll see afternoon temperatures across
the interior trend downward several degrees per day through the
weekend.

The main thought on many minds as we head into next week is the
cloud cover for Monday morning's solar eclipse. If conditions
permit, the partial solar eclipse can be viewed throughout
california. Right now, models are all in good agreement that the
upper level low will remain parked near point conception in
southern california. For us along the central coast and north to
the san francisco bay area, this yields a few outcomes. For one,
the low can help mix out the marine layer, resulting in mostly
clear conditions. On the other hand, the upper low could help to
enhance the marine layer depth. We'll know a little bit more over
the weekend and will continue to monitor the marine layer's
response to the trough. Climatologically, the best locations in
the bay area for clear skies on a mid late august morning would be
interior areas of the east bay away from the coast, as well as the
higher elevations in the santa cruz mountains, north bay
mountains, and diablo range. The eclipse of the Sun will begin
shortly after 9:00 am pdt for the bay area with peak obscuration
happening around 10:15 am pdt. Peak obscuration of the Sun will
range from 71 percent in monterey and up to 78 percent in santa
rosa.

Aviation As of 4:45 pm pdt Friday... Clouds are hugging most of the
coastline and with a nearly 3 mb west-to-east surface gradient
component, only a matter of time before it moves back to most
terminals. Guidance is running with a range of solutions however
generally went with middle of the road start times that would
still be earlier than this morning. CIGS forecast to be in the ifr
to low-end MVFR categories. Moderate confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR with winds up to 20 kt currently. Look for
cigs in the ifr MVFR category to return around 09z although
possibly earlier than that. Winds will diminish after 04z.

Moderate confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo although sct deck could
impact approach as early as 07z.

Monterey bay terminals... CIGS down to 005 forecast to return
around 0#z at kmry and later at ksns. Will stay ifr all night with
a return toVFR around 17-18z. Moderate confidence.

Marine As of 8:32 pm pdt Friday... As high pressure builds into
the eastern pacific winds will increase especially for the
northern outer waters. Locally steep wind waves will also
accompany increasing winds.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 6 mi92 min SW 3.9 60°F 59°F1015 hPa (-0.0)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 12 mi109 min NW 4.1 60°F 1015 hPa57°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 13 mi43 min 57°F3 ft
MEYC1 15 mi58 min SSW 1 G 5.1 60°F 57°F1015.5 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 22 mi64 min 61°F7 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 23 mi44 min S 3.9 G 5.8 60°F 61°F6 ft1015 hPa (+0.0)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 33 mi42 min 61°F6 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA13 mi41 minSW 410.00 miOvercast60°F57°F90%1015.4 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi40 minVar 310.00 miOvercast60°F57°F90%1016.7 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA21 mi41 minWNW 710.00 miOvercast61°F57°F87%1015.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for General Fish Company Pier, Moss Landing, California
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General Fish Company Pier
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Sat -- 03:36 AM PDT     -0.85 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:07 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:06 AM PDT     4.07 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:01 PM PDT     1.88 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:32 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:15 PM PDT     6.36 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.71.2-0-0.7-0.8-0.30.71.933.84.13.93.42.72.11.92.12.83.84.95.96.36.25.4

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Sat -- 01:31 AM PDT     -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:08 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:31 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:39 AM PDT     0.81 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:49 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:13 PM PDT     -0.53 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:28 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:32 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:21 PM PDT     0.65 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:12 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 (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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