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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 5:53AMSunset 8:16PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:49 PM PDT (22:49 UTC) Moonrise 11:02PMMoonset 8:09AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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- 232 Pm Pdt Wed May 22 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through late Thursday night...
Rest of today..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 12 to 14 ft at 12 seconds and S around 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 12 to 14 ft at 12 seconds and S around 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 11 to 13 ft at 11 seconds and S around 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
PZZ500 232 Pm Pdt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A large, moderate period, late season northwest swell is moving across the waters today. Breakers of up to around 20 feet are possible. In addition, increasing northwest winds with gale force gusts are forecast across the northern and outer waters through the near term. Moderate wind and seas will persist through the end of the week, particularly in the northern outer waters. Hazardous conditions from squared seas will exist after the winds begin to diminish.


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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147 pm pdt Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis Temperatures will be on the warming trend through the
remainder of the week, yet will remain below seasonal averages.

Unseasonably cool and unsettled conditions continue into the
upcoming weekend with a renewed chance of rain showers as another
system drops southward across the region.

Discussion As of 01:45 pm pdt Wednesday... Radar has been
switched back to clear air mode for the time being as shower
activity has exited to socal. Satellite imagery shows mostly sunny
skies across the bay area with widespread cumulus clouds from the
south bay southward. Increased sunshine, warmer airmass and lack
of precip has led to warmer temperatures this afternoon with many
locales running 5 to 10 degrees above Tuesday's maximum temps.

Once the Sun sets expect the cumulus to diminish with mainly clear
skies in the heart of the bay area with more clouds likely around
monterey bay. If the higher res models verify overnight, breezy to
gusty NE are forecast over the north and east bay higher terrain.

Gusts over 30 mph are possible.

The longwave pattern keeps a broad upper trough over the region
surprisingly into early next week. Temperatures will warm a few
more degrees on Thursday returning closer to normal. Highs will be
in the 60s to mid 70s. Several models rotate a weak shortwave
around the base of the upper trough Thursday afternoon. There will
likely be enough lift to support a few pop up showers or an
isolated thunderstorm over gabilan range during peak heating.

As noted on the previous discussion additional disturbances
rotate around the trough as well bringing additional precip
chances to the state. A few showers may drift westward in the
forecast area on Friday and early Saturday. Another upper low
takes aim at the bay area again late in the weekend providing a
better chance for precip late Saturday and more so on Sunday. It
doesn't look like a total wash out at this point for the holiday
weekend, but more showery in nature.

Memorial day looks cool with a few isolated showers. Warmer and
drier will develop Tuesday and Wednesday.

Aviation As of 011:05 am pdt Wednesday... Clearing from north to
south is ongoing with generallyVFR and mostly clear skies across
the northern half of the bay area late this morning. Sct-bkn clouds
at 2500-4000 across portions of the south bay and central coast
areas will persist into the afternoon. Some additional vertically
weak cumulus may form and or spill over later today. For tonight,
low clouds are expected to inundate the central coast and attempt
to push into the immediate bay area. Patchy CIGS expected at koak
ksjc klvk ksfo by sunrise Thursday while overcast conditions
expected at kmry ksns. Breezy to locally gusty onshore winds this
afternoon and evening.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. By 20-21z winds increase and turn
westerly, with sustained winds 13-18kt and gusts 24-28kt possible
during the afternoon and evening. Winds ease overnight with patchy
sct bkn clouds into Thursday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR with scattered clouds inland and a
few clouds closer to the coast. Breezy to occasionally gusty
onshore winds today. MVFR CIGS return btwn 01-03z with borderline
ifr CIGS late tonight into early Thursday morning. Mid to late
morning mix out Thursday.

Marine As of 11:04 am pdt Wednesday... A large, moderate period,
late season northwest swell is moving across the waters today.

Breakers of up to around 20 feet are possible. In addition,
increasing northwest winds with gale force gusts are forecast
across the northern and outer waters through the day today. Gale
force winds and large northwest swell will create hazardous
conditions in the near term. Moderate wind and seas will persist
through the end of the week, particularly in the northern outer
waters.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt High surf advisory... Caz006-505-509-529-530
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
glw... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 2 pm
glw... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 am
glw... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
sca... Mry bay
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 15 mi96 min W 19 56°F 57°F1010.2 hPa (-0.3)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 17 mi147 min W 13 G 36 58°F 1010.7 hPa52°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi64 min NW 12 63°F 1010 hPa53°F
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi59 min NW 19 G 23 56°F 57°F12 ft1010.7 hPa (+0.3)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi49 min 57°F12 ft
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 25 mi49 min 59°F6 ft
MEYC1 26 mi73 min 60°F1011.3 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 38 mi49 min W 11 G 13 67°F 64°F1010.4 hPa (-0.6)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi49 min 57°F13 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA12 mi56 minWSW 1010.00 miA Few Clouds70°F52°F53%1009.5 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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Wed -- 02:38 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:03 AM PDT     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:09 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:05 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:10 PM PDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:41 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:44 PM PDT     -0.37 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:13 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:04 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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