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Santa Cruz, CA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:06PM Friday September 21, 2018 4:35 AM PDT (11:35 UTC) Moonrise 4:40PMMoonset 2:33AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ560 Pigeon Point To Point Pinos To 10 Nm- 242 Am Pdt Fri Sep 21 2018
Today..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening... Becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ500 242 Am Pdt Fri Sep 21 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A high pressure ridge over the eastern pacific will extend over far northern california today and tonight. A strong high pressure system south of the aleutian islands will advance eastward and become stationary off the pacific northwest by early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Cruz city, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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431 am pdt Fri sep 21 2018

Synopsis Cooler temperatures are expected near the coast and
in some valleys today, but most inland areas will remain very
warm and dry. Cooling is expected region-wide over the weekend as
onshore flow increases, but temperatures are forecast to remain
near or slightly above seasonal averages. A renewed warming trend
is then likely during the first half of next week as high pressure
builds near the west coast and offshore flow potentially
develops.

Discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Friday... Another clear night
across the district, although coastal stratus is starting to
progress northward and has rounded point conception. Temperatures
are warmer than they were 24 hours ago, while dew points are
lower. Thus, rh values are 10-20% lower than last night, but
fortunately, winds are light.

Models continue to indicate a southerly stratus surge today. As
low clouds can be seen on satellite moving up the coast, arrival
to the monterey bay isn't expected until mid or late morning. If
it reaches santa cruz, high temps there could be 20 degrees cooler
than Thursday's high of 92. Some coastal valleys will also
experience cooling today, however, the inland valleys and hills
will remain very warm and dry on Friday.

An upper trough is forecast to move inland across the pacific
northwest and far northern california during the weekend. This
will result in some modest cooling across our entire region on
Saturday and Sunday as onshore flow increases. Locally gusty
westerly winds are forecast to develop, especially by Sunday
afternoon.

High pressure is forecast to rebuild over the west early next
week. This is expected to bring another robust warming trend to
the area beginning on Monday. Offshore flow could develop as early
as Sunday night and Monday morning with gusty winds possible in
the higher terrain. Temperatures are expected to level off and
continue warm through the remainder of the week as high pressure
remains over the west.

Aviation As of 4:31 am pdt Friday... It'sVFR at all terminals
except khaf has been reporting an occasional mainly thin lifr cig.

The marine inversion is compressed to 300 to 400 feet at the point
sur and fort ord profilers, and down to sea level at bodega bay.

With exception of a patch or two of lifr on the coastline this
morning,VFR should continue at the terminals today, near high
confidence. Clear skies, decent radiative cooling, SE lower level
winds above the marine inversion are combining to enhance a land
breeze best established presently over the salinas valley; recent
ksns observations has shown a SE wind up to 10 to 11 knots.

Recent model output indicating a southerly pressure gradient (2.6
mb) has developed with a light southerly surge edging northward
along the monterey county coastline; 12 meter elevation wind report
at point sur station had a north wind til midnight and it has since
been light e-se. Difficult to say how far north stratus and fog
will advance in this pattern, the southerly pressure gradient may
peak this morning with generally onshore winds developing all areas
in the afternoon. Statistical guidance indicates ifr in low clouds
and fog kmry and ksns mid-late evening into Saturday morning; low
confidence thus will indicate few-sct coverage for now. The bay area
tafs have a much better chance of stayingVFR for the period.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Light wind, becoming westerly near 15 knots
in the afternoon. Wind becoming light tonight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... .Vfr. Light SE wind except in the salinas
valley SE wind near 10 knots this morning with ideal conditions for
a land breeze; winds all locations becoming onshore in the afternoon.

Low confidence on sky cover tonight, for now tafs indicateVFR.

Fire weather As of 3:00 am pdt Friday... A warm and very dry
airmass will remain over inland areas today and relative humidity
recoveries in the hills this morning are expected to be very poor
once again. However, winds are forecast to remain light through
the day.

Gradual inland cooling is forecast over the weekend as onshore
flow increases. Locally gusty westerly winds are expected by
Sunday afternoon. A renewed warming trend is then likely during
the first half of next week with inland temperatures forecast to
warm back into the 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Models indicate
the potential for moderate northerly (offshore) winds in the hills
on Sunday night and Monday morning and then light offshore flow
from Monday afternoon through midweek. Will need to monitor the
forecast for early next week closely for the potential for
stronger offshore winds.

Marine As of 2:42 am pdt Friday... A high pressure ridge over
the eastern pacific will extend over far northern california today
and tonight. A strong high pressure system south of the aleutian
islands will advance eastward and become stationary off the pacific
northwest by early next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 6 am
public forecast: sims
aviation: canepa
marine: canepa
fire weather: dykema sims
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 15 mi91 min N 5.8 56°F 56°F1011.8 hPa (+0.0)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi51 min NNE 1.9 52°F 1012 hPa46°F
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi46 min Calm G 1.9 55°F 56°F6 ft1011.4 hPa (-0.0)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi36 min 55°F6 ft
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 25 mi45 min 57°F2 ft
MEYC1 26 mi60 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1 54°F 59°F1012 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 38 mi36 min 62°F 70°F1012.4 hPa (+0.0)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi36 min 55°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA12 mi1.7 hrsNNW 510.00 miFair55°F42°F62%1011.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, California (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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