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Marine Weather and Tides
Seacliff, CA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:15PM Sunday May 20, 2018 6:06 PM PDT (01:06 UTC) Moonrise 10:15AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 36% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 241 Pm Pdt Sun May 20 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Monday morning through late Monday night...
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell around 3 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight.
Mon..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Mon night..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and sw up to 3 ft at 20 seconds.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw up to 3 ft at 19 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and sw up to 3 ft at 18 seconds.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft and sw up to 4 ft.
Wed night..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell around 4 ft and sw up to 4 ft.
Thu..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft and sw up to 4 ft.
Fri..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft and sw up to 3 ft.
PZZ500 241 Pm Pdt Sun May 20 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to strong northwesterly winds will persist over the coastal waters through Monday in response to a tight north to south pressure gradient along the coast. These winds will result in steep wind waves as well and produce hazardous conditions for small crafts. A long period southerly swell will increase and mix with northwesterly swell by Monday morning, gradually increasing through much of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Seacliff, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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national weather service san francisco bay area
448 pm pdt Sun may 20 2018

Synopsis Upper low over california will keep temperatures below
normal at least through Tuesday. Weak ridge builds around midweek
with temperatures near normal before another trough approaches
Friday through Sunday with onshore winds keeping temperatures on
the cool side of normal while mainly dry conditions are forecast.

Discussion As of 1:42 pm pdt Sunday... Below normal
temperatures and breezy onshore winds continue to be the main
forecast trend. So far this afternoon temps generally running from
the upper 50s beaches, 60s around the bay and 70s well inland.

Cloud decks are around 2500 feet deep along the coast due to an
upper low over the region. The ben lomond raws up in the santa
cruz mountains is sitting in the cloud layer and so far reporting
a high of only 49 degrees so far this afternoon. Onshore gradient
of 2.5 mb from sfo to sac is pushing some gusty winds from the
golden gate out into the delta with sfo gusting to 33 mph last
hour.

Looking forward the last few NAM runs have generated some coastal
drizzle tonight with cyclonic flow aloft and moist onshore flow
lifting the boundary layer. Coastal hills from san mateo southward
to monterey that are exposed to NW winds off the ocean is where
the modeling is showing some measurable drizzle type QPF that
should it develop will be localized.

Main forecast theme to start the work week will be continued below
normal temps and breezy onshore winds. The north bay may see the
most sunshine on Monday with drier north northeast flow around
the upper low. MOS data showing 79 degrees for santa rosa on
Monday while most cities around the bay will see 60s once again
with some lower 70s for the santa clara valley.

The upper low slowly ejects inland by Tuesday but a deep marine
layer and onshore flow will likely remain in its wake with
continued trend of below normal temps and onshore breezes.

Some weak ridging or zonal type flow develops weds afternoon into
Thursday sending temps back to near normal.

Longwave trough approaches by Friday afternoon with onshore winds
and approaching upper low sending inland temps back below normal
once again for Saturday and Sunday of the upcoming memorial day
weekend. Latest ECMWF does indicate system may be progressive
with warmer high pressure by memorial day Monday but that scenario
may be dubious with developing tropical system in the gulf of
mexico potentially slowing the large scale west to east flow
across the us.

Aviation As of 4:48 pm pdt Sunday... It'sVFR with a few areas
MVFR ceilings mainly on the coast this afternoon. Low clouds will
generally fill in again tonight and Monday morning. Mid to high
clouds with a 500 mb closed low will slowly move eastward this
evening into Monday.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR ceiling tonight into Monday morning, westerly
wind gusting to 30 knots this evening. Gusty westerly wind resumes
Monday afternoon and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ceilings tonight into Monday morning.

Partial clearing possible either by late Monday morning or early
afternoon.

Marine As of 01:17 pm pdt Sunday... A strong north to south
pressure gradient along the california coast will maintain
moderate to strong northwesterly winds over the coastal waters
through Monday. As a result, steep wind waves will produce
hazardous conditions for small crafts. A long period southerly
swell will increase and mix with northwesterly swell by Monday
morning, gradually increasing through much of the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
sca... Mry bay 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 reyes to pigeon pt 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
public forecast: rww
aviation: canepa
marine: rgass
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 14 mi81 min WNW 12 56°F 1015 hPa50°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi181 min W 16 54°F 52°F1015.7 hPa (-1.2)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi75 min 57°F3 ft
MEYC1 25 mi90 min SW 8.9 G 15 55°F 58°F1016.3 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 29 mi76 min NW 18 G 21 54°F 53°F7 ft1015.4 hPa (-1.3)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 29 mi66 min 54°F7 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 40 mi48 min W 13 G 17 56°F 65°F1015.3 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi66 min 53°F6 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA7 mi73 minWSW 78.00 miFair62°F48°F60%1014 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, California
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Santa Cruz
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Sun -- 12:44 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:18 AM PDT     5.21 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:51 AM PDT     -0.86 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:15 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:59 PM PDT     4.07 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:54 PM PDT     2.57 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.24.85.25.14.53.62.31.10-0.7-0.9-0.50.21.32.43.33.94.13.93.532.72.62.7

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Sun -- 12:43 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 01:34 AM PDT     0.44 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:14 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:44 AM PDT     -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 11:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:43 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:52 PM PDT     0.71 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:25 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:37 PM PDT     -0.43 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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