Friday, July21, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Elkhorn, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 6:03AMSunset 8:22PM Friday July 21, 2017 3:46 PM PDT (22:46 UTC) Moonrise 3:18AMMoonset 5:54PM 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- 234 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 21 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Sun..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning.
Sun night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue..S winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 234 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 21 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Gusty northwesterly winds will continue into Saturday before decreasing somewhat during the remainder of the weekend as high pressure off the california coast begins to weaken.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Elkhorn, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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143 pm pdt Fri jul 21 2017

Synopsis As a ridge of high pressure builds into our region
temperatures will warmer into the weekend. Temperatures will
moderate next week as the ridge progresses to the east.

Discussion As of 01:42 pm pdt Friday... This morning's stratus
was quick to mix out and transition to mostly clear skies across
the region this afternoon. Compared to 24 hours ago, temperatures
at most bay area airports are running between 2 and 4 degrees
warmer. These trends can be translated to this afternoon's highs
as we begin a warming trend into the weekend. Friday's highs along
the coast will range from the 50s to 60s and highs inland will be
anywhere from the mid 70s to 90s.

A building upper level ridge is largely responsible for the
warming temperatures. 500 mb heights currently sit around 589 to
590 dam and will trend upward to 593 to 594 dam over the weekend.

Additionally, 850 mb temps will nudge from about 20 deg c to 23
deg c from today to Saturday, per the 12z ecmwf. At the surface
this will translate to widespread 80s and 90s for inland
communities on both Saturday and Sunday. Right now, there are no
indications that this weekend's temperatures will approach prior
heat event levels. As mentioned in previous discussions, the
warmest ECMWF ensemble members remain cooler than the observed
highs from july 7-8 when many bay area interior locations
surpassed the century mark. Since the expected heat risk values
remain in the low to moderate range, don't anticipate on launching
any heat- related headlines given the current forecast. Coastal
locations are forecast to remain cool with highs generally in the
60s to 70s.

Models are in fair agreement in advertising an upper level low to
approach the northern california coast early next week. As a
result, temperatures for interior areas will begin a cooling trend
on Monday and continue into the middle part of next week. By this
point, models are trying to suggest midlevel moisture advection
into parts of central california. Unfortunately, models have been
inconsistent from run-to-run and therefore confidence remains low
for shower and thunderstorm potential at this time. For now,
probability of precipitation is less than 10 percent. We'll
continue to monitor moisture trends in the models and adjust the
forecast accordingly.

Aviation As of 10:39 am pdt Friday... For 18z TAF package.

Stratus has cleared from all terminal sites and is currently over
only portions of the monterey bay per satellite imagery. Westerly
sea breeze winds will increase this afternoon with gusts over 25
kt expected at ksfo by 20-21z.VFR conditions expected all day
into the evening hours. MVFR ifr CIGS are expected to form late
tonight early Saturday morning at most TAF sites.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Breezy afternoon sea breeze winds
expected. Looking for MVFR CIGS after midnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR today. MVFR ifr CIGS reform by
10-12z.

Marine As of 01:30 pm pdt Friday... Gusty northwesterly winds
will continue into Saturday before decreasing somewhat during the
remainder of the weekend as high pressure off the california
coast begins to weaken.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Mry bay until 9 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 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 mi61 min SSW 7 68°F 1016 hPa56°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi108 min W 18 56°F 55°F1015.3 hPa (-1.4)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 16 mi55 min 57°F3 ft
MEYC1 17 mi70 min WSW 8.9 G 15 59°F 56°F1017.4 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 33 mi46 min 55°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 37 mi56 min 58°F 56°F6 ft1016.5 hPa (-1.1)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 38 mi54 min 55°F6 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA9 mi53 minSE 710.00 miFair71°F55°F57%1016 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi53 minW 15 G 2310.00 miFair67°F53°F61%1017 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA17 mi52 minWSW 910.00 miA Few Clouds65°F53°F66%1018.5 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi56 minWSW 1310.00 miFair82°F48°F30%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn, California
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Elkhorn
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Fri -- 04:02 AM PDT     -1.13 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:37 AM PDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:11 PM PDT     1.99 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:53 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:47 PM PDT     6.50 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.61.90.3-0.8-1.1-0.801.12.33.23.73.83.42.82.322.12.73.64.65.66.36.56

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 01:47 AM PDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:47 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:53 AM PDT     0.84 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 12:09 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:25 PM PDT     -0.53 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:36 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:54 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:30 PM PDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:21 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 (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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