Saturday, January19, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Santa Cruz, 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 7:17AMSunset 5:20PM Saturday January 19, 2019 6:31 PM PST (02:31 UTC) Moonrise 3:57PMMoonset 5:48AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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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PZZ560 Coastal Waters From Pigeon Point To Point Pinos California Out To 10 Nm- 218 Pm Pst Sat Jan 19 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon...
Rest of today..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
Tonight..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. Showers likely.
Sun night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft. W swell 5 to 8 ft at 11 seconds. A chance of showers.
Martin luther king jr day..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 11 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Mon night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue..N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft.
Wed..N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
PZZ500 218 Pm Pst Sat Jan 19 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light southerly winds will continue across the waters today and tonight. Winds will gradually shift out of the west northwest throughout the day Sunday as a frontal system moves through. Northwest winds will increase across the waters in the wake of the frontal passage later in the day tomorrow. Occasional gale force gusts will be possible over the outer waters late Sunday night. West swell will continue to gradually diminish over the weekend before a northwest swell arrives 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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national weather service san francisco bay area
443 pm pst Sat jan 19 2019

Synopsis Light rain is forecast to persist over the north bay
through tonight before precipitation spreads southward on Sunday.

Breezy conditions and lingering showers develop in wake of the
frontal passage and continue into Sunday night. Dry conditions
return region-wide by Monday night with cooler overnight
temperatures. A gradual warming trend, especially with respect to
daytime temperatures, is likely during the latter half of the
week.

Discussion As of 01:42 pm pst Saturday... Light rain continues
to impact the far northern portions of the north bay this
afternoon as a modest plume of moisture advects inland across
northern california. Further to the south, cloud cover tappers off
with mainly sunny conditions over the south bay and central coast
where temperatures have warmed into the upper 60 to even lower
70s. Little change is forecast to occur through the remainder of
the day and into tonight with temperatures falling into the upper
40s to lower 50s.

Precipitation over the north bay will then begin to slowly shift
southward across the san francisco bay area around or after sunrise
Sunday and into the central coast by early afternoon. Precipitation
along the frontal boundary is likely to be light for most locations,
however lingering showers are expected to persist through the
evening and into the overnight hours heading into Monday. Rainfall
amounts are forecast to range from 0.25" to 0.50" for san francisco
and points northward. Meanwhile, most urban areas to the south can
expect less than 0.25" with some areas potentially seeing less than
0.10" from this system. The coastal ranges could see totals of
between 0.50" to 1.00" through early Monday morning. It may be the
lingering post frontal showers that end up producing the most
measurable rainfall. It is also worth noting that there is a non-
zero chance of thunderstorms as well Sunday afternoon, however they
are not expected to be widespread and confidence is low at this
time. Thus, have left out of the official forecast. Southerly winds
will also increase ahead of the front by Sunday morning and then be
gusty at times through Sunday night in wake of the frontal passage.

Wind gusts may approach 35 to 40 mph briefly with locally stronger
gusts possible in the ridges and peaks across the region. Do not
expect wind speeds to reach advisory criteria with this passing
system.

Once wind speeds diminish on Monday, temperatures will also turn
cooler region-wide. Look for daytime temperatures in the 50s Sunday
and Monday with slight warming through midweek. Overnight conditions
will also be cooler with 30s and 40s more likely as a result of
light winds and clear sky conditions. Seasonably cool conditions are
likely through the remainder of the week as daytime temperatures
continue on a gradual warming trend. Look for afternoon highs in the
60s to even lower 70s by late week and into next weekend as high
pressure builds over the region. Dry conditions and above average
temperatures look to continue heading toward the end of the month.

Aviation As of 4:43 pm pst Saturday...VFR-MVFR except ifr in
occasional light rain in the north bay tonight, light rain and
lowering ceilings and visibilities then spreading elsewhere Sunday
and Sunday evening. Gusty winds developing later Sunday afternoon
and evening.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, light winds tonight. Showers developing
Sunday. Gusty winds developing Sunday afternoon and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, mainly light winds tonight and Sunday
morning. Showers developing Sunday.

Marine As of 4:33 pm pst Saturday... Generally light southerly
winds will continue across the waters today and tonight. Winds
will gradually shift out of the west northwest throughout the day
Sunday as a frontal system moves through. Northwest winds will
increase across the waters in the wake of the frontal passage
later in the day tomorrow. Occasional gale force gusts will be
possible over the outer waters late Sunday night. West swell will
continue to gradually diminish over the weekend before a northwest
swell arrives early next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

Public forecast: rgass
aviation: canepa
marine: as
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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 17 mi93 min NNW 2.9 G 8 1024 hPa
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi107 min NW 1.9 60°F 1024 hPa52°F
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi42 min WNW 7.8 G 7.8 57°F 57°F8 ft1023.2 hPa (-1.2)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi32 min 57°F7 ft
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 25 mi32 min 57°F3 ft
MEYC1 26 mi56 min 57°F1024 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 38 mi32 min WSW 1.9 G 2.9 60°F 56°F1024.2 hPa (-1.2)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi32 min 57°F10 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA12 mi39 minN 010.00 miFair57°F53°F87%1023.5 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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Sat -- 01:16 AM PST     -0.48 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:20 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:46 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 07:17 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:18 AM PST     0.60 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 10:06 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:31 PM PST     -1.12 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 03:57 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:19 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:28 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:31 PM PST     0.85 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:56 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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