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Marine Weather and Tides
Pajaro Dunes, CA

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Sunrise 7:03AMSunset 7:24PM Thursday March 23, 2017 7:18 PM PDT (02:18 UTC) Moonrise 3:22AMMoonset 2:01PM 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- 220 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Tonight..W winds 10 kt...becoming southeast after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming northwest 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. Rain in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft. Chance of showers, then showers likely.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft. Chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft.
PZZ500 220 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A storm system is currently approaching the waters from the west. This will cause winds to increase and turn southerly late this afternoon. Occasional gale force gusts are possible late tonight and into tomorrow...especially for the northern coastal waters. Rough seas possible just ahead of and behind the frontal passage, but should begin to decrease by Saturday. Expect northwest winds to return by Saturday as well before briefly becoming southerly on Sunday as another weak system moves over the waters.

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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504 pm pdt Thu mar 23 2017

Rain and gusty southerly winds return on Friday...

Synopsis Rain and moderately south winds return to the north
bay area late tonight as a frontal system approaches. Rain and
winds will spread southward Friday as the front moves across the
region. A break in the rain is expected Saturday with showers
anticipated to return Sunday night into Monday as a low pressure
system moves through the region.

Discussion As of 1:40 pm pdt Thursday... After an active
weather day yesterday, today -- as expected -- has been tranquil
with just scattered clouds. Temperatures have been running close
to values from Tuesday with most spots in the upper 50s to the
lower 60s. Hard to believe in less than 24 hours we will be
dealing with another round of active weather.

Synoptically a cold front associated with a 988 mb low heading
toward british columbia will move through our region on Friday.

Models have shown very little variation from previous runs, so the
forecast was changed very little during the shift. Rain will move
north-to-south starting overnight in the north bay then down to
the sf bay area early in the morning and to monterey bay region
close to noon. Rain rates will pick up with the approaching front
and could be moderate to heavy at times. Current timing brings the
main band through sf bay late in the morning or early in the
afternoon. In fact, if the current NAM verifies the bulk of the
rain will fall after morning rush and before the afternoon
commute. Along with the rain southerly winds will increase with
many spots forecast to see gusts of 25 to 35 mph. Winds for higher
elevation locations will be stronger -- gusts over 45 mph are
likely.

Rainfall totals still look like 1.5" to 3" for the north bay with
2/3" to 1.5" around sf bay with generally less than 2/3" for
points to the south. All of the coastal ranges are expected to be
in the 2-4" range with a few local spots possibly seeing slightly
higher amounts.

Rain will switch to showers behind the front with light
precipitation possible through Friday night. However, by mid-day
Saturday all of the rain should be well to our south and east.

Similar to today's time period, that break will be short as
another system moves across on Sunday. This one should be quite a
bit weaker and will have less moisture to utilize. In general
amounts will be around half of what we get out of the first round.

Rain will switch over to showers going into Monday.

A ridge of high pressure will build back to our region starting
next Tuesday, although a system will dive down from the north late
Wednesday/early Thursday possibly bringing a few light showers.

However, after it departs a more pronounced pattern change will
take place as a stronger ridge of high pressure returns to our
region. This should give us dry conditions with warmer
temperatures toward the end of next week possibly through the
following week.

Aviation As of 4:55 pm pdt Thursday... For 00z tafs.VFR
conditions expected to prevail through the evening hours with
westerly winds at 10-15 kt. Showers expected to move in from north
to south beginning with ksts around 04z Friday. Steady rain
expected across all terminals by tomorrow morning. MVFR ceilings
possible early Friday morning for bay area terminals. Low
confidence on timing of the rain.

Winds are expected become southerly on Friday with possible gusts
exceeding 20 to 25 kt by 18z. High confidence on wind direction,
low confidence on the timing and gust magnitude.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR this evening and overnight transitioning to
MVFR ceilings and rain by Friday morning. West winds 10-15 kt this
evening becoming southerly by 6 to 8z with gusts exceeding 20 kt
possible by 15 to 18z.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR this evening and overnight with
generally light winds and occasional gusts at ksns before sunset.

Rain showers are expected to begin impacting after 12 to 16z.

Marine As of 04:42 pm pdt Thursday... A storm system is
currently approaching the waters from the west. This will cause
winds to increase and turn southerly late this afternoon.

Occasional gale force gusts are possible late tonight and into
tomorrow... Especially for the northern coastal waters. Rough seas
possible just ahead of and behind the frontal passage, but should
begin to decrease by Saturday. Expect northwest winds to return
by Saturday as well before briefly becoming southerly on Sunday
as another weak system moves over the waters.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 5 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 5 am
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 8 pm
sca... Sf bay from 5 am
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aviation: rowe
marine: anna
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 6 mi69 min WSW 12 54°F 56°F1023.1 hPa (+0.0)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 13 mi57 min 57°F4 ft
MEYC1 15 mi48 min WSW 7 G 8.9 54°F 57°F1024.3 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 22 mi48 min 57°F7 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi88 min 3.9 G 7.8 55°F 57°F7 ft1023.9 hPa (+0.0)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 33 mi56 min 56°F7 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA13 mi25 minSW 310.00 miFair52°F46°F80%1024.1 hPa
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula Airport, CA16 mi24 minWSW 610.00 miA Few Clouds54°F44°F69%1025.6 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA21 mi25 minWNW 510.00 miFair55°F44°F67%1025 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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Thu -- 01:40 AM PDT     2.48 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:35 AM PDT     4.81 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:40 PM PDT     0.31 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:00 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:16 PM PDT     4.04 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.52.52.73.23.84.44.74.84.43.72.81.80.90.40.30.71.42.23.13.743.93.6

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Thu -- 12:28 AM PDT     -0.40 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:04 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:47 AM PDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:06 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:34 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 12:39 PM PDT     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:01 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:40 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:44 PM PDT     0.64 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:51 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 (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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