Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:53AM||Sunset 4:55PM||Wednesday November 22, 2017 2:55 AM PST (10:55 UTC)||Moonrise 10:17AM||Moonset 8:30PM||Illumination 14%|
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|PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 222 Am Pst Wed Nov 22 2017 |
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
Thanksgiving day..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft. Slight chance of rain.
Sun..SW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft...increasing to 5 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain.
|PZZ500 222 Am Pst Wed Nov 22 2017 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light to moderate winds will continue as high pressure remains over the coastal waters. Rain chances will return for the northern waters towards the end of the week and over the weekend. Winds and swells will increase over the weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rio del Mar, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1057 pm pst Tue nov 21 2017
Synopsis High pressure will continue to produce dry and warm
weather across our entire region through Wednesday. Rain chances
return to the north bay on thanksgiving, but the rest of the
region is expected to remain dry with continued warmer than normal
temperatures. Dry weather is expected to return to all areas on
Friday. High pressure will move east during the weekend and rain
chances will begin in the north on Saturday and spread across most
of the rest of the region by Sunday night.
Discussion As of 9:00 pm pst Tuesday... High pressure building
across the southwestern united states resulted in warming across
most of our region today. Afternoon highs today were mostly in the
upper 60s and 70s with some lower to mid 80s reported in coastal
santa cruz county and monterey county. Three high temperature
records were set or tied today including san jose (76), santa cruz
(81), and the salinas airport (82). The only areas that did not
see significant warming today were localized portions of the north
and east bay. In these areas temperatures were moderated by light
offshore flow advecting a slightly cooler airmass out of the
No significant changes are forecast through Wednesday. Fog has
already developed at the sonoma county airport this evening and
expect patchy dense fog overnight and into Wednesday morning in
the north bay valleys. Also, dewpoints have been trending higher
in the east bay valleys where we could see somewhat more fog
tonight compared to last night. Temperatures tomorrow will be
similar to today, except perhaps a few degrees warmer in locations
not impacted by easterly flow out of the central valley. Record
highs are possible again, primarily in areas that saw record highs
Moist southwesterly flow that continues to bring rain to the
pacific northwest and far northwest california will be kept north
of our area by the blocking ridge through Wednesday night. By
thanksgiving a shortwave trough moving inland across the pacific
northwest may weaken the ridge just enough to allow for light rain
to develop in the northern part of our area. However, the models
don't agree all that well on the specifics. The 00z NAM and 12z
ecmwf bring light rain into northern sonoma county on thanksgiving
morning, but are dry for all areas by thanksgiving afternoon. The
00z gfs, on the other hand, forecasts light rain for most of the
north bay throughout thanksgiving day and also clips the northern
portions of the sf peninsula and the east bay with precip by
thanksgiving afternoon. In any case, thanksgiving is not expected
to be a wash out by any means, because even the wettest models
forecast very light amounts of rainfall. For nearly all areas
south of the golden gate, thanksgiving will almost certainly be a
dry day with only slightly cooler temperatures.
After a dry Friday, prospects for precipitation gradually increase
through the weekend as the upper ridge shifts to the east,
allowing the trough over the eastern pacific to move inland over
northern california. Rain chances will primarily be confined to
the north bay on Saturday, but rain chances will spread south
across most of the rest of our forecast area on Sunday and Sunday
Aviation As of 10:57 pm pst Tuesday... It'sVFR except patchy
fog has promptly developed in the north bay, e.G. Ksts reports 1 4
mile horizontal visibility and 300 feet vertical visibility (vv).
Klvk, kapc and kccr report MVFR visibility in mist.
Cirrus clouds clear tonight improving outgoing radiative cooling,
then cirrus return and thicken from north to south Wednesday. The
immediate concern into Wednesday morning is how much more areal
coverage of tule fog will there be? A stable atmosphere persists
tonight into Wednesday with surface winds mainly calm per most
statistical guidance, which favors dew on surfaces versus fog in
the absence of light mixing (3-5 knot) winds. At the same time there
is a weak offshore pressure gradient resulting in light e-se winds
in addition to drainage winds that will develop in the valleys later
tonight into Wednesday morning. Longer night-time hours, of course,
allow for extra cooling. Fog patches that develop should clear by
mid-late Wednesday morning.
Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, wind becoming calm tonight. Light winds return
Wednesday. Moderate to high confidence.
Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.
Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Winds e-se tonight and Wednesday morning,
becoming onshore 5-10 knots Wednesday afternoon. Moderate to high
Here is a list of record high temperatures
along with the most recent date it occurred.
*signifies there are additional years the record was set.
sf bay area
Healdsburg... ... ... ... ..78 1929 79 1959
santa rosa... ... ... ... ..77 1936 78 1939
calistoga... ... ... ... ... 79 2002 90 1932
kentfield... ... ... ... ... 76 1917 77 1939
san rafael... ... ... ... ..74 1967 80 1959
napa... ... ... ... ... ... ..80 1923 81 1959
san francisco... ... ... ..76 2005 76 2005
sfo airport... ... ... ... .70 1958 74 1959
oakland airport... ... ... 73 2015 77 1959
richmond... ... ... ... ... .74 2002 74 2002
livermore... ... ... ... ... 80 1915 80 1915
moffett field... ... ... ..74 1950 75 1959
san jose... ... ... ... ... .76 1917 75 1924
gilroy... ... ... ... ... ... 79 2002 79 2005
monterey bay area
Monterey... ... ... ... ... .78 2005 80 1954
santa cruz... ... ... ... ..81 1925 84 1933
salinas... ... ... ... ... ..84 1958 78 2015
salinas airport... ... ... 80 1933 86 1933
king city... ... ... ... ... 87 2002 92 1930
Marine As of 9:53 pm pst Tuesday... Southerly winds will continue
this week prior to the arrival of a cold front arriving late
Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Rain chances will return to
the northern coastal waters towards the end of the week with
additional chances of rain over the weekend. West to northwest
swell will increase over the weekend.
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Public forecast: dykema
aviation marine: canepa
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA||13 mi||71 min||SE 2.9||63°F||1019 hPa||54°F|
|46092 - MBM1||16 mi||46 min||ENE 9.7||61°F||61°F||1018.8 hPa (-1.2)|
|46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158)||23 mi||35 min||58°F||2 ft|
|MEYC1||25 mi||80 min||ESE 2.9 G 2.9||56°F||58°F||1019.5 hPa|
|46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA||29 mi||66 min||E 1.9 G 3.9||62°F||61°F||4 ft||1018.9 hPa (-0.7)|
|46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA||29 mi||26 min||60°F||4 ft|
|RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA||41 mi||38 min||Calm G 1||55°F||60°F||1020.8 hPa|
|46239 - Point Sur, CA (157)||44 mi||26 min||57°F||4 ft|
Wind History for Monterey, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA||6 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||55°F||55°F||100%||1019.5 hPa|
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Wed -- 01:30 AM PST 3.77 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:41 AM PST 2.99 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:54 AM PST Sunrise
Wed -- 10:16 AM PST Moonrise
Wed -- 11:35 AM PST 4.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:54 PM PST Sunset
Wed -- 07:11 PM PST 0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:31 PM PST Moonset
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Wed -- 03:17 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:22 AM PST -0.39 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:53 AM PST Sunrise
Wed -- 08:41 AM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:15 AM PST Moonrise
Wed -- 11:23 AM PST 0.36 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:00 PM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:54 PM PST Sunset
Wed -- 05:29 PM PST -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:31 PM PST Moonset
Wed -- 09:26 PM PST 0.00 knots Slack
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