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Marine Weather and Tides
Capitola, CA

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Sunrise 5:52AMSunset 8:16PM Monday May 22, 2017 10:03 PM PDT (05:03 UTC) Moonrise 2:59AMMoonset 3:47PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 944 Pm Pdt Mon May 22 2017
Tonight..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..W winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 944 Pm Pdt Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Surface high pressure over the eastern pacific will strengthen from tonight into Wednesday morning keeping northwesterly winds going over the outer waters. A surface ridge of high pressure over the central coast will cause winds over the inner coastal waters to be primarily light southwesterly through Tuesday. Except for the Monterey bay onshore winds will be gusty over the bays each afternoon and evening at least through mid-week.

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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900 pm pdt Mon may 22 2017

Synopsis Look for cooler conditions through most of the week as
a onshore flow combines with the marine layer. Minor warming is
then expected during the upcoming weekend especially for inland
locations.

Discussion As of 9:00 pm pdt Monday... No forecast updates
planned for this evening with about a 1500 foot marine layer in
place along the immediate coast. Low clouds making their way
through the golden gate and into the berkeley hill as well as
spreading inland around the monterey bay region. Inland areas that
reached the 90s today will see more significant cooling for
Tuesday as onshore flow continues to increase with a deepening
marine layer in response to upper troughing aloft.

All available MOS data suggests continued cooling trend through
midweek for inland areas with robust onshore winds in place and
likely persistent stratus around the coast and bays. The trend
will be for near or below normal temperatures for much of the rest
of the work week.

Looking ahead to the long holiday weekend, long range models
suggest a seasonable weather pattern with dry and near normal
temps.

Prev discussion As of 1:15 pm pdt Monday... As expected temperatures
are running cooler for all locations away from the coast today
with many spots 5 to 12 degrees less than values from Sunday.

Current readings show a wide range from 50s and 60s to parts of
the coast with 70s and 80s inland. Still a few hours of heating,
so would expect the warmest inland spots to again get into the
90s, however the number of locations should be less than
yesterday. Satellite shows widespread clouds along the water and
with the minor onshore flow expected to continue, likely that many
of the local beaches will see little to no sunshine today.

Tonight will be a near repeat of last night with patchy fog along
the coast and to some inland spots. Lows will mostly be in the 50s
with 60s above 1500 feet.

Synoptically the ridge of high pressure in charge will begin to
flatten out through the week as a system dives down from canada
and works into the northern rockies. 500 mb heights will drop from
587 dm today to 573 dm by Thursday. Inland locations that have
been in the 90s the past few days will drop back into the upper
60s to the lower 70s. Closer to the coast widespread mid 50s to
mid 60s can be expected. With the onshore flow in place, much of
the week could by quite grey at the coast.

Longer range guidance shows the ridge trying to rebuild by the
weekend although heights will be less than the past few days. By
Sunday inland spots will be back in the mid 70s to mid 80s away
from the coast with 60s to mid 70s near the water.

Aviation As of 5:34 pm pdt Monday... The marine layer depth
varies from 700 feet over the bay area to 1200 feet over the north
central coast late this afternoon. The smx-sfo gradient is 2.3
mb; at present as well as tonight into Tuesday the NAM forecasts a
neutral gradient, applying a 2 mb correction a southerly component
to the coastal winds is likely to continue into Tuesday. The sfo-
sac gradient is 2 mb which is line with the nam, which predicts
stronger onshore gradient/wind developing Tuesday afternoon and
evening with sfo-sac gradient near 4 mb, similarly a moderate to
strong gradient and wind develops again Wednesday.

00z tafs for the bay area indicateVFR except southerly flow will
likely bring lifr/vlifr CIGS and vsbys to ksts late tonight and
Tuesday morning. Also, for monterey bay area ifr/lifr is likely
to develop this evening. Moderate to high forecast confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. W-nw winds with occasional gusts to 20-25
knots til 05z this evening. Gusty w-nw winds resume Tuesday afternoon
and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR then tempo ifr/lifr 02z-07z then ifr/lifr
prevailing tonight into late Tuesday morning.VFR returns late Tuesday
morning and afternoon, onshore winds will likely bring stratus and
fog back Tuesday evening.

Marine As of 08:51 pm pdt Monday... Northerly flow will persist
with light to moderate winds and small seas. High pressure will
strengthen north of the region increasing winds midweek. Winds
will be strongest north of point reyes, especially the outer
waters.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
public forecast: rww
aviation: canepa
marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 16 mi57 min WSW 1.9 53°F 56°F1014.5 hPa (+0.4)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi43 min 54°F2 ft
MEYC1 25 mi88 min WSW 5.1 G 6 54°F 58°F1015.6 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 28 mi64 min 54°F4 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 30 mi74 min 54°F 55°F4 ft1015.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 40 mi46 min NNW 13 G 15 58°F 70°F1013.8 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi42 min 54°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA8 mi71 minWSW 310.00 miOvercast53°F53°F100%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz
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Tue -- 03:07 AM PDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:38 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:41 AM PDT     3.90 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:48 PM PDT     1.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:56 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:16 PM PDT     5.62 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Tue -- 01:41 AM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 04:37 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:24 AM PDT     0.77 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:06 PM PDT     -0.70 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:26 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:56 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:15 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:22 PM PDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:19 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 (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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