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Marine Weather and Tides
Pajaro Dunes, CA

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Sunrise 5:52AMSunset 8:17PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 5:30 PM PDT (00:30 UTC) Moonrise 3:38AMMoonset 4:57PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 224 Pm Pdt Tue May 23 2017
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt...decreasing to 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Wed..W winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 3 ft. NW swell 2 ft.
PZZ500 224 Pm Pdt Tue May 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light winds will to continue tonight across the waters. Split flow tomorrow expected with increasing northerly winds over the northern outer waters and increasing southerly winds along the coast. Winds are forecast to weaken late this week.

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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517 pm pdt Tue may 23 2017

Synopsis An inland cooling trend will continue through late week
as high pressure weakens and the marine influence increases. Minor
warming is then expected during the upcoming weekend as high
pressure returns to the west coast.

Discussion As of 01:32 pm pdt Tuesday... Low clouds continue to
hug the coast this afternoon with mostly sunny skies inland. With
this, the warmest temperatures persist over inland areas while
cooler temperatures (generally in the upper 50s to lower 60s) are
common at the coast. This trend will likely persist into tomorrow,
with low clouds spreading inland this evening and into the
overnight hours with a marine layer of around 1500 feet in place.

However, as the ridge aloft weakens and onshore flow increases,
inland locations will see the gradual cooling trend continue into
Wednesday. With the deepening marine layer, cannot rule out patchy
coastal drizzle mist during the late night and early morning.

However, measurable precipitation is highly unlikely.

Further cooling is expected late in the week as the ridge flattens
and an upper level low drops down into the northern rockies. With
this and an increase marine influence, looks for temperatures to
fall below seasonal averages for just about all inland locations.

More widespread 60s and 70s will be likely during the afternoon hours
beginning on Thursday and continuing through Saturday.

By late in the weekend and into early next week, a ridge of high
pressure is currently forecast to rebuild over the west coast. This
would likely result in a slight warming trend with afternoon
temperatures back to near seasonal averages. In addition, look for
mostly sunny afternoon conditions inland while coastal clouds will
be possible.

Aviation As of 5:17 pm pdt Tuesday... The marine layer is
deepening with a decent onshore push of stratus and fog expected
this evening into Wednesday morning. Timing stratus CIGS will be
challenging due to a southerly component to the wind over the
inner coastal waters this evening. Additionally a lower level
cyclonic circulation over the offshore waters advances eastward
reaching the coastal waters just west of the bay area Wednesday.

Ongoing area-wide surface to lower level cooling thus expected to
couple with a strengthening southerly gradient (smx-sfo presently
1.7 mb) and a southerly wind component will likely become more of
an influence on the marine layer from later tonight into Wednesday.

Surface pressures will generally be highest over the central coast
and lowest over far northern california through Wednesday favoring
a continuation of the smx-sfo gradient nearing 4 mb tonight and
Wednesday per latest NAM model output.

Vicinity of ksfo... Low to moderate confidenceVFR holds this evening
which is highly dependent on wind direction and strength as well as
the marine layer depth; presently san carlos sodar shows it's near
1,000 feet deep. As long as the marine layer depth holds and the
wind does not become more due westerlyVFR should hold for a while
longer this evening. Ifr is forecast, but not til much later tonight
with general trend toward MVFR cig early Wednesday morning. Gusty
w-sw winds likely Wednesday late morning and afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS trending to ifr this evening
the possibly back to MVFR CIGS late tonight and Wednesday morning.

Low confidenceVFR redevelops by afternoon Wednesday.

Marine As of 4:42 pm pdt Tuesday... Light winds will to continue
tonight across the waters. Split flow tomorrow expected with
increasing northerly winds over the northern outer waters and
increasing southerly winds along the coast. Winds are forecast to
weaken late this week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 9 pm
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: canepa
marine: anna
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 6 mi84 min WSW 7.8 55°F 55°F1015 hPa (+0.0)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 13 mi40 min 54°F2 ft
MEYC1 15 mi55 min S 7 G 9.9 56°F 55°F1015.7 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 22 mi61 min 56°F5 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi41 min 55°F 55°F5 ft1015.3 hPa (-0.8)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 33 mi39 min 55°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA13 mi38 minWSW 710.00 mi58°F54°F87%1015.4 hPa
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula Airport, CA16 mi37 minWSW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy60°F52°F75%1016.6 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA21 mi38 minW 910.00 miOvercast60°F52°F75%1016.2 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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Tue -- 03:29 AM PDT     0.11 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:37 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:53 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:33 AM PDT     4.16 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:58 PM PDT     1.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:55 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:22 PM PDT     6.22 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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Tue -- 01:41 AM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 04:37 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:24 AM PDT     0.77 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:06 PM PDT     -0.70 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:26 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:56 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:22 PM PDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:19 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 (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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