Saturday, May27, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Santa Cruz, CA

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Sunrise 5:50AMSunset 8:20PM Saturday May 27, 2017 8:45 AM PDT (15:45 UTC) Moonrise 6:55AMMoonset 9:33PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 317 Am Pdt Sat May 27 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night...
Today..NW winds 10 kt...becoming west 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming north 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 10 kt...becoming west 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Memorial day..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 317 Am Pdt Sat May 27 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light west winds through the morning. Northwest winds will begin to increase later today and through the memorial day weekend as high pressure builds offshore. The swell train will be generally 5 foot or less through the forecast period so wind waves will dominate the sea state.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Cruz, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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451 am pdt Sat may 27 2017

Synopsis Dry with seasonable temperatures for much of the
holiday weekend. The next trough and associated cooling trend
arrives Tuesday and Wednesday with long range trends indicating
dry and benign weather pattern.

Discussion As of 4:00 am pdt Saturday... Cloud coverage is much
more patchy this morning compared to 24 hours ago with profiler
data showing a weak inversion above 4000 feet. At this time clouds
are most numerous around sf bay, marin county and the santa clara
valley. Clouds will likely continue to expand through sunrise but
given the patchy nature inland and cooling aloft expect skies to
turn mostly sunny much earlier today as high pressure builds. The
increased sunshine will lead to a noted warming trend today,
especially after such a cool Friday where most climate sites
stayed in the 60s or struggled to reach around 70 even inland. It
should be a nice start to the holiday weekend with widspread 70s
away from the coast and even some lower 80s for the warmest inland
spots while the coast should see peaks of sunshine with beach
temps in the lower 60s.

High pressure will nose over the region on Sunday with 850 mb
temps this morning around 12 celsius approaching 18 celsius inland
on Sunday afternoon. This should lead to a pronounced warming
trend for inland areas with more widespread 80s.

In general weather should be nice for memorial day but increasing
onshore flow ahead of the next trough will likely bring some gusty
west winds to the beaches with increased marine clouds. Inland
areas should enjoy another sunny and seasonably warm afternoon on
Monday for those looking to enjoy outdoor activities.

A fairly well defined upper trough will approach CAPE mendocino by
early Tuesday morning and likely bring some coastal drizzle and
increased marine push of clouds for Tuesday morning. In addition
temperatures will trend cooler again with a synoptically cooler
airmass aloft. Surface pressure gradients will increase such that
breezy west winds are forecast both Tuesday and weds in what will
likely be a fairly cool end to the month.

Ecmwf shows dry with high pressure for the start of june into the
first weekend of the month.

Aviation As of 4:45 am pdt Saturday... Stratus deck retreated
offshore late last evening and has slowly been building back
towards the coast over the last few hours. A mixed bag ofVFR to
MVFR CIGS currently, but expect to see deteriorating ceilings up
to and around sunrise, then persist around those levels for around
an hour or two into the morning. Otherwise, light winds today,
with some breezy west winds along the immediate coastline by the
afternoon. For tonight, subsidence aloft will contribute to a
compressed marine layer, reducing the inland intrusion extent,
but bringing much lower lifr to ifr cigs. In addition, onshore
winds increase tomorrow.

Vicinity of ksfo... Stratus deck expanding and thickening during
the pre dawn hours. CurrentlyVFR but would not be surprised to
see MVFR by 12-13z... Persisting into or just beyond sunrise. Low
confidence due to discontinuity of marine layer and lack of
persistence guidance.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Patchy CIGS in the predawn hours will
become increasingly lower and more widespread as additional
moisture is advected onshore. MVFR CIGS by sunrise, which will
linger into the mid morning. Model guidance is sketchy on a return
time of stratus for later today, with a return possible as early
as 01z. Light onshore winds.

Marine As of 04:43 am pdt Saturday... Light west winds through
the morning. Northwest winds will begin to increase later today
and through the memorial day weekend as high pressure builds
offshore. The swell train will be generally 5 foot or less
through the forecast period so wind waves will dominate the sea
state.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Mry bay from 3 pm
public forecast: rww
aviation: drp
marine: drp
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi60 min N 1 52°F 1018 hPa52°F
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 24 mi45 min 58°F4 ft
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 25 mi24 min 55°F2 ft
MEYC1 26 mi69 min ESE 1 G 1.9 53°F 55°F1019.3 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi55 min 55°F 57°F4 ft1019.3 hPa (+1.5)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 38 mi45 min Calm G 2.9 56°F 66°F1018.7 hPa (+1.3)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi53 min 58°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 mi52 minN 010.00 miOvercast54°F51°F90%1019.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, California (sub)
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Santa Cruz
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Sat -- 05:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:30 AM PDT     -1.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:18 PM PDT     3.95 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:56 PM PDT     2.08 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:32 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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65.23.82.10.5-0.8-1.5-1.6-0.90.21.52.73.53.93.83.42.82.32.12.333.94.95.6

Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Sat -- 01:26 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:48 AM PDT     -1.21 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:56 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 08:38 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:41 AM PDT     0.95 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:10 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:26 PM PDT     -0.60 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 08:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:31 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:27 PM PDT     0.64 knots Max Flood
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 (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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