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Marine Weather and Tides
Capitola, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 5:54AMSunset 8:14PM Monday May 20, 2019 8:07 AM PDT (15:07 UTC) Moonrise 9:18PMMoonset 6:29AM Illumination 97% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 244 Am Pdt Mon May 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 1 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 4 to 5 ft this afternoon. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves around 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds. Showers likely.
Tue..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds. A chance of showers.
Tue night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 9 to 11 ft at 14 seconds. A chance of showers.
Wed..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds.
Wed night..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft.
Fri..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 244 Am Pdt Mon May 20 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light west to northwest winds will persist over the coastal waters through tonight before increasing on Tuesday. Winds will then remain elevated through late this week. Large swells generated by the last storm system will continue to create hazardous conditions, particularly for smaller vessels. West to northwest swell will briefly decrease later today and tonight before building again Tuesday and Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Capitola, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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430 am pdt Mon may 20 2019

Synopsis Dry weather conditions are expected through much of the
day ahead of another storm system set to arrive tonight. Look for
light rain to develop late this evening over the north bay and then
across the remainder of the region overnight. Showers will linger
into Tuesday before the return of dry conditions Tuesday night into
Wednesday. Cool and unsettled conditions are likely through the
remainder of the week, yet widspread rainfall appears less likely.

Discussion As of 02:55 am pdt Monday... Isolated showers linger
off of the central coast early this morning as the core of a cold
mid upper level low shifts eastward away from the region.

Expecting a drying trend to continue region-wide through much of
the day with temperatures warming only into the 60s for most
locations this afternoon. A mix of Sun and clouds can also be
expected through the afternoon ahead of the next approaching
weather system.

Another mid upper level storm system is forecast to push inland over
the pacific northwest today with the tail end of a frontal boundary
dropping across the san francisco bay area late this evening and
through the central coast tonight. Light rain will first develop
over the north bay this evening before spreading southward inland
during the overnight hours. Rainfall will generally range from a few
hundredths of an inch to around one-quarter inch through the night.

In wake of the frontal passage, lingering showers will persist into
Tuesday as the core of the mid upper level trough drops southward
over the west coast. The post frontal showers will be mostly
isolated to scattered in nature with the potential for brief
moderate to locally heavy rainfall. Overall, this system will be
weaker and produce less rainfall than the system that moved across
the region this past weekend.

Drier weather is forecast to develop Wednesday and likely to persist
into late week. However, a broad upper trough remains over the
western portion of the country keeping temperatures below seasonal
averages. The best chance for precipitation looks to stay over the
interior portion of the state. Chances for precipitation may return
late in the week and into the upcoming weekend as weak disturbances
round the base of the retrograding trough. Thus, look for cool and
unsettled conditions to persist through the end of the month.

Aviation As of 04:30 am pdt Monday... For 12z tafs. Showers have
mainly ended across the region. Ample low level moisture remains
in place leaving patchy MVFR CIGS and fog in the north bay. Cigs
should become more widely scattered by late this morning. An
upper low will bring increasing clouds and westerly winds to the
area tonight along with some scattered showers. Winds may be gusty
tomorrow morning.

Vicinity of ksfo... Patchy CIGS around the bay area between
2000-4000 ft agl. CIGS may occasionally become bkn this morning
before scattering out by the afternoon. West to southwest winds
through the period becoming gusty tomorrow morning. CIGS will
lower as showers approach this evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Showers have mainly ended with patchy
vfr MVFR CIGS 2500-5000 ft through mid morning. CIGS will
redevelop early this evening as showers approach.

Marine As of 02:55 am pdt Monday... Generally light west to
northwest winds will persist over the coastal waters through
tonight before increasing on Tuesday. Winds will then remain
elevated through late this week. Large swells generated by the
last storm system will continue to create hazardous conditions,
particularly for smaller vessels. West to northwest swell will
briefly decrease later today and tonight before building again
Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday 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 until 4 pm
sca... Mry bay from 1 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 14 mi48 min NNE 1.9 G 5.1 50°F 1015.3 hPa49°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi83 min Calm 48°F 1014 hPa48°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi55 min N 5.8 53°F 57°F1014.9 hPa (+2.4)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi38 min 58°F5 ft
MEYC1 25 mi92 min 58°F1013.5 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 27 mi78 min N 3.9 G 5.8 56°F 57°F12 ft1013.5 hPa (+1.4)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 28 mi38 min 58°F11 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 40 mi38 min SW 1.9 G 2.9 53°F 62°F1015.2 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi38 min 58°F11 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA8 mi75 minN 010.00 miOvercast47°F46°F97%1014 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz
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Mon -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:13 AM PDT     -1.10 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:29 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:41 PM PDT     4.08 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:04 PM PDT     2.62 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:17 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:57 PM PDT     5.31 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Mon -- 01:21 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:37 AM PDT     -1.05 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:56 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:29 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:33 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:36 AM PDT     0.82 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:00 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:13 PM PDT     -0.50 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 08:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:28 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:16 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:13 PM PDT     0.53 knots Max Flood
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