Thursday, June29, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Santa Nella, CA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:45AMSunset 8:28PM Thursday June 29, 2017 9:03 AM PDT (16:03 UTC) Moonrise 10:58AMMoonset 11:43PM Illumination 31% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 845 Am Pdt Thu Jun 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming nw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
PZZ500 845 Am Pdt Thu Jun 29 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to strong northerly winds will continue over the coastal waters as high pressure remains in place. Steep wind waves and fresh swell will dominate the coastal waters as a result of the strong winds. Persons operating small crafts should use extra caution along the central california coast and bays through at least the forthcoming weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Santa Nella, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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443 am pdt Thu jun 29 2017

Synopsis Seasonable summer pattern in place with a marine layer
along the coast leading to areas of night and morning low clouds
followed by sunny afternoons away from the coast. These conditions
are expected to continue through the 4th of july holiday.

Discussion As of 2:08 am pdt Thursday... Satellite imagery
shows low clouds have spread into the salinas valley as well as
across the san francisco bay to the east bay hills, with less
coverage over the north bay except for marin county. The marine
layer depth has compressed somewhat and is now around 1100 feet
per the fort ord profiler, but low clouds and fog are still
expected to form even in the north bay valleys by sunrise. Onshore
flow is still strong, with 3.3 mb between sfo and sac last hour.

An upper level trough remains over the great basin with high
pressure aloft over the eastern pacific. This ridge is forecast to
build in over california over the next couple of days resulting in
a slight warming trend, especially across inland areas where high
temperatures will once again approach 100 degrees in the warmest
locations. There will be a steep temperature gradient to the coast
where 60s to lower 70s will be the rule through the forecast
period, with continued marine influence.

An upper level trough is progged to approach the coast by the end
of the week which will deepen the marine layer and increase
onshore flow. Thus, cooler temperatures will filter inland as
well.

By early next week, the upper level high will center over the
desert southwest. Differences in model output regarding the
position of this ridge mean either high temperatures warm once
again across our southern inland areas, or if the ridge remains
farther east, continued seasonable weather. The latest ECMWF still
keeps the ridge farther east with a deepening trough off the
coast. The current forecast trend is more in line with this
solution.

Aviation As of 04:35 am pdt Thursday... For 12z tafs. Marine
layer compressed a little overnight and stratus coverage isn't as
much this morning. However, stratus is still slowly expanding.

Given the compressed nature will go with better burn off chance
this morning.VFR this afternoon. Onshore flow could be a tad
stronger today, especially at sfo.

Moderate confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR cigs. Tricky for sfo and oak as satellite
shows edge of stratus deck is on the edge of both terminals and
moving north. Given the low conf will keep CIGS through early this
am. May need to amend if the clearing line moves completely
through terminals.VFR this afternoon. Moderate west winds around
10 to 15 kt increasing to 20 kt with poss gust to 30 kt.

Sfo bridge approach... Latest satellite and smb obs show clear over
approach. May see a few clouds creep in form the S and se.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr CIGS through 18z-19z Thursday
morning.

Marine As of 04:34 am pdt Thursday... Moderate to strong
northerly winds will continue over the coastal waters as high
pressure remains in place. Steep wind waves and fresh swell will
dominate the coastal waters as a result of the strong winds.

Persons operating small crafts should use extra caution along the
central california coast and bays through at least the
forthcoming weekend.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
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
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Mry bay from 3 pm
sca... Sf bay
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 47 mi78 min S 4.1 55°F 1017 hPa53°F

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Merced Regional Airport, CA26 mi70 minNNW 710.00 miFair68°F50°F53%1012.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kirby Park, Elkhorn Slough, California
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Kirby Park
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Thu -- 12:12 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:15 AM PDT     4.68 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:47 AM PDT     -0.16 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:01 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:59 PM PDT     5.12 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:51 PM PDT     1.94 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.13.74.34.74.53.92.91.70.70-0.10.2123.14.14.95.14.94.23.42.62.11.9

Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge, Monterery Bay, California
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Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
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Thu -- 12:12 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:17 AM PDT     4.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:53 AM PDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:01 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:02 PM PDT     4.79 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:37 PM PDT     2.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.444.64.94.84.23.32.110.2-00.30.91.92.93.94.54.84.64.13.32.62.22.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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