Friday, August18, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
La Selva Beach, 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.
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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 6:26AMSunset 7:54PM Friday August 18, 2017 12:03 AM PDT (07:03 UTC) Moonrise 2:04AMMoonset 4:39PM Illumination 17% 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- 856 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Tonight..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 856 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A 1027 mb high is centered 750 miles west of cape mendocino. A ridge will build from this high into the pacific northwest this weekend. This will result in increasing northwest windsover the northern waters.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near La Selva Beach, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1035 pm pdt Thu aug 17 2017

Synopsis A gradual warming trend is forecast to continue
through late week as high pressure builds over the region. With
this, overnight and morning clouds can be expected as well,
especially along the coast and nearby valley locations. A cooling
trend is then expected late in the weekend into early next week as
an upper level trough impacts the region.

Discussion As of 8:57 pm pdt Thursday... Mostly clear skies
prevail this evening with low clouds currently only impacting the
north coast of the forecast area. Low clouds are sliding in
through coastal gaps and valley over marin and sonoma counties under
a compressing 1400 ft marine layer. Low clouds are anticipated to
fill in along the coast overnight however low clouds will not be
as extensive as previous mornings as a result of a ridge of high
pressure building over the eastern pacific that is consequently
compressing the marine layer along the coast.

Temperatures finished of the day significantly warmer then
yesterday as the warming trend continued across the district.

Temperatures rose 2-3 degrees along the coast to an average of 7
degrees inland. Highs reached into the mid to upper 60s along the
coast, 70s around the bays and mid 70s and 80s inland. The
warmest inland valley locations topped out in the upper 80s to
around 90 degrees. Bradley was our hot spot today with a high of
90 degrees. The warming trend will continue one more day and peak
on Friday.

Tonight low will be similar to last night in most locations while
slightly warmer overnight lows are anticipated across elevated
terrain situated above the marine inversion. The fort ord profiler
nicely depict the warming aloft as high pressure builds across the
region. It also depicts a shallower marine layer that will hamper
the spread of low clouds overnight. Therefore anticipate less
stratus coverage and hence a slightly quicker burnoff Friday
morning. Low clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies in the
afternoon for most locations on Friday and Saturday with afternoon
highs near seasonal averages with 60s to 70s at the coast and 80s
to 90s inland.

From previous discussion... The aforementioned ridge of high
pressure will shift westward out further into the pacific this
upcoming weekend and be replaced by a mid upper level trough. The
latest model run of the GFS continues to maintain near average
temperatures on Saturday before showing a cooling trend spreading
inland Sunday. Meanwhile, the NAM and ECMWF both show the cooling
trend to begin on Saturday and spreading inland into early next
week. Regardless, temperatures are forecast to cool slightly below
seasonal averages early next week. The challenging part of the
forecast will be how much this mid upper level trough and
associated low that is forecast to develop will impact the marine
layer. Depending on the exact set up, the marine layer may mix out
early in the week and result in earlier than normal burn-off time
of low clouds. Overall, dry weather conditions are also forecast
to persist through the middle of next week.

Aviation As of 10:30 pm pdt Thursday... Onshore gradients have
become more east-west this evening and stratus is starting to
spread into the northern sfo bay area and the north bay. CIGS are
expected into sfo oak and sts tonight but a southeast wind should
keep it out of sjc. The marine layer is expected to compress
further overnight and will lead to earlier clearing on Friday.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR after 10z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Stratus has remained well offshore
through the early evening hours. In the past this usually meant
the mry bay area would remain clear all night. CIGS have been
removed from the latest tafs.

Marine As of 10:30 pm pdt Thursday... A 1027 mb high is
centered 750 miles west of CAPE mendocino. A ridge will build from
this high into the pacific northwest this weekend. This will
result in increasing northwest windsover the northern waters.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

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aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 10 mi78 min Calm 60°F 1016 hPa58°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi61 min S 3.9 59°F 56°F1016.4 hPa (+0.6)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 21 mi72 min 56°F2 ft
MEYC1 23 mi87 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9 61°F 59°F1016.8 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 30 mi63 min 60°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 31 mi73 min WSW 3.9 G 3.9 60°F 60°F6 ft1016.5 hPa (+0.8)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 43 mi71 min 60°F6 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 44 mi45 min NW 6 G 7 65°F 73°F1015.4 hPa

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA3 mi70 minN 010.00 miFair59°F55°F90%1017 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA23 mi73 minWSW 510.00 miFair61°F55°F83%1016.6 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA23 mi70 minWNW 710.00 miFair62°F57°F84%1017.4 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA23 mi69 minSSW 310.00 miFair61°F55°F84%1018 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge, Monterery Bay, California
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Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
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Fri -- 02:57 AM PDT     -0.36 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:04 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:45 AM PDT     3.99 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:10 PM PDT     2.11 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:38 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:54 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:09 PM PDT     6.48 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.40.9-0.1-0.4-0.10.71.62.63.43.943.73.12.42.12.32.83.64.65.46.16.56.35.4

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 12:31 AM PDT     -0.93 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:37 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:46 AM PDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:57 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:14 PM PDT     -0.45 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:31 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:39 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:24 PM PDT     0.58 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:54 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:15 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 (3,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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