Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:16AM||Sunset 5:19PM||Thursday January 18, 2018 9:51 PM PST (05:51 UTC)||Moonrise 8:19AM||Moonset 7:02PM||Illumination 6%|
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|PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 903 Pm Pst Thu Jan 18 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday afternoon...
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft... Becoming 3 ft after midnight. W swell 13 to 16 ft at 17 seconds. Showers likely late in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 11 to 14 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to 12 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Sun..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Chance of rain.
Mon..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft. Chance of rain, then slight chance of showers.
Tue..SW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain, then chance of rain.
|PZZ500 903 Pm Pst Thu Jan 18 2018 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A large, long period west swell will continue to impact the waters overnight and into Friday, bringing hazardous seas to the coastal waters. Additionally, the coastline will see large breaking waves and high surf associated with the large swell. A cold front will slowly pass through the waters through the evening and overnight hours, bringing with it a chance of rain.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near La Selva Beach, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus66 kmtr 190518|
area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
918 pm pst Thu jan 18 2018
Synopsis Light rain will continue to fall through late
Thursday evening as a cold front pushes through the region.
Showers will mostly end from north to south late Thursday night.
A slight chance of showers will continue on Friday as a cold upper
trough settles over the area and there is also a slight chance of
thunderstorms near the coast. A few lingering showers are
possible in coastal areas through Saturday morning, but otherwise
dry conditions are forecast for Saturday. The next system is due
to spread rain across the region Sunday and Sunday night.
Discussion As of 9:15 pm pst Thursday... Kmux radar currently
shows two bands of light rain associated with a cold front moving
through our area. One band is extends from the east bay southwest
through northern monterey county while a second band is pressing
through the north bay. Rainfall amounts with this system so far have
mostly been about a quarter inch or less, but local amounts of a
half to three-quarters of an inch have accumulated from the santa
cruz mountains northward. Nearly an inch has fallen at mount
tamalpais in marin county. Additional rainfall overnight is
expected to be a quarter inch or less.
Both the 00z NAM and 00z GFS indicate that rainfall will end from
north to south overnight as the front pushes to the south of our
area. Both models also agree that post-frontal showers associated
with the cold upper trough on Friday will be confined almost
entirely to our coastal waters. Have therefore reduced rain
chances for tomorrow in a forecast update that was completed
earlier this evening.
Lightning strikes have been detected off the northern california
coast since this afternoon. Models show increasing instability
over our coastal waters overnight and into Saturday, as well as
across coastal land areas. Will keep slight thunderstorms chances
in the forecast for these areas late tonight and tomorrow.
However, given latest model guidance it appears that thunderstorm
development for areas over land is highly unlikely.
The upper trough is forecast to move inland by Saturday morning
and precipitation chances are expected to end in most areas. A few
lingering showers may continue in southern coastal areas on
Saturday morning. But for the most part Saturday is expected to
be a partly cloudy, dry, and cool day.
The cool airmass that will settle across our area by tomorrow
will result in chilly nights starting tomorrow night, especially
in areas that see clearing. Look for temperatures to drop down
close to freezing in the inland valleys by early Saturday morning.
The next system dropping in from the northwest is forecast to
sweep across our area Sunday and Sunday night. The models disagree
somewhat on the timing of precip onset with the 00z NAM bringing
rain into the north bay as early as sunrise Sunday morning, while
the 00z GFS lags the NAM by about six hours. The 12z ECMWF is
even slower. In any case, the Sunday Sunday night system is
forecast to move through rather quickly and rainfall totals are
projected to be similar to what the current system is generating,
except possibly higher amounts in the north bay.
The pattern is forecast to remain active with another system due
in around the middle of next week.
Aviation As of 4:00 pm pst Thursday... For 00z tafs. MVFR to
vfr CIGS anywhere from 1000 ft to 4000 ft will continue through
tonight as rain showers continue through much of the forecast
period. CIGS will be jumping between categories as showers move
across area terminals. West winds of 10 kt or less will prevail.
Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS will prevail across area terminals as
showers continue to move across the region. Showery conditions
will persist through much of the forecast period therefore have
kept -shra and vcsh in the forecast. West winds around 10 kt.
Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.
Monterey bay terminals... MVFR toVFR CIGS will prevail across
area terminals as showers continue to move across the region.
Showery conditions will persist through much of the forecast
period therefore have kept -shra and vcsh in the forecast. Light
Marine As of 2:06 pm pst Thursday... A large, long period west
swell will continue to impact the waters overnight and into
Friday, bringing hazardous seas throughout the coastal waters.
Additionally, the coastline will see large breaking waves and
high surf associated with the large swell. A cold front will
slowly pass through the waters through the evening and overnight
hours, bringing with it a chance of rain.
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt High surf warning... Entire coast
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
sca... Mry bay
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA||10 mi||67 min||NW 11||54°F||1018 hPa||54°F|
|46092 - MBM1||16 mi||157 min||W 16||55°F||57°F||1017.9 hPa (-0.0)|
|46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158)||21 mi||61 min||57°F||7 ft|
|MEYC1||23 mi||76 min||WSW 7 G 9.9||53°F||58°F||1018.9 hPa|
|46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA||30 mi||52 min||57°F||17 ft|
|46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA||31 mi||62 min||WNW 12 G 16||55°F||56°F||18 ft||1018.3 hPa (+1.0)|
|46239 - Point Sur, CA (157)||43 mi||52 min||57°F||15 ft|
|RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA||44 mi||52 min||SW 1.9 G 7||52°F||56°F||1018.3 hPa (+0.9)|
Wind History for Monterey, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA||3 mi||59 min||WSW 5||8.00 mi||Light Rain||54°F||0°F||%||1018 hPa|
|Hollister, CA, CA||23 mi||57 min||WSW 9||6.00 mi||Fog/Mist||54°F||51°F||94%||1018.3 hPa|
|Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA||23 mi||59 min||W 10||4.00 mi||Light Rain Fog/Mist||54°F||53°F||97%||1019.3 hPa|
|Monterey Regional Airport, CA||23 mi||58 min||WSW 6||4.00 mi||Light Rain Fog/Mist||53°F||53°F||100%||1020.1 hPa|
Wind History from WVI (wind in knots)
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|Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge |
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Fri -- 12:38 AM PST 4.32 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:08 AM PST 2.52 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:17 AM PST Sunrise
Fri -- 08:55 AM PST Moonrise
Fri -- 11:50 AM PST 5.48 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:18 PM PST Sunset
Fri -- 06:26 PM PST 0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:58 PM PST Moonset
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|Point Pinos |
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Fri -- 02:16 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:28 AM PST -0.47 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:17 AM PST Sunrise
Fri -- 07:40 AM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:55 AM PST Moonrise
Fri -- 10:31 AM PST 0.46 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 01:15 PM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:37 PM PST -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:19 PM PST Sunset
Fri -- 07:59 PM PST Moonset
Fri -- 08:25 PM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:25 PM PST 0.65 knots Max Flood
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