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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.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
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 6:24AMSunset 7:48PM Sunday August 20, 2017 9:40 PM PDT (04:40 UTC) Moonrise 4:09AMMoonset 6:17PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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- 824 Pm Pdt Sun Aug 20 2017
Tonight..W to sw winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..W winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 15 kt...decreasing to 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Wed..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 2 ft. SWell S 3 ft.
Thu..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft... Shifting to the nw 4 to 6 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft...becoming 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ500 824 Pm Pdt Sun Aug 20 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds over the outer coastal waters will continue to subside this evening and overnight. Breezy from the golden gate bridge to angel island will dissipate later this evening. Winds are forecast to remain generally light for both Monday and Tuesday.

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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831 pm pdt Sun aug 20 2017

Synopsis Cooling will continue early this week as an upper
trough of low pressure becomes nearly stationary over the eastern
pacific. Coastal areas will see little in the way of change with
continued night and morning low clouds and patchy fog.

Discussion As of 08:23 pm pdt Sunday... The forecast remains on
track. The evening update only included some minor tweaks to temps
and sky. The most significant of the minor tweaks were to the sky
cover over the east bay this evening and tonight. Instead of
clear, they have been made partly cloudy. This is a result of the
easterly flow aloft and the storms over the sierras today. Some of
the blow off is heading toward east bay which necessitated an
increase in cloud cover for the night. Looking at the convective
parameters, it looks like all the energy has been used up and
should not pose any threat of rain or lightning for the area. That
said, we are 24 7 365 and watch the radar when anything is
happening in our neighboring areas. If what is forecast changes,
we will be on it. Have a great night and enjoy our partial eclipse
tomorrow. Be eye safe, don't stare at the sun.

Prev discussion As of 2:00 pm pdt Sunday... Clouds have burned-off
from most of our CWA although still have a few patches near and
along the coast. Temperatures have been running close to
yeterday's numbers with most locations in the 60s and 70s at the
coast with 70s and 80s inland. Satellite shows widspread clouds
off the coast, and with the marine layer still over 2000 feet plus
the onshore gradient still around 2 mb west-to-east clouds will
return back to most of the same locations overnight.

For those planning on watching the eclipse (remember to get the
correct lenses) tomorrow morning, still looks like the farther
inland you are the better shot at seeing it starting at 9 am. The
big question remains how quickly the clouds will dissipate through
the morning hours. Feeling right now is the south bay through
santa clara valley will see mostly clear conditions around the
start while farther to the north stretching from san francisco to
oakland there will likely be clouds at first. However, the hope if
they will dissipate during the hour with good viewing before the
peak time. Most of our coastal locations will likely remain cloudy
all morning.

Outside of the eclipse, not much to talk about as we are going to
continue to see overnight clouds, clearing during the day, and
temperatures remaining cool the first part of the week followed by
a modest warming trend going into the weekend as a ridge of high
pressure rebuilds into our region. No chance of rain.

Aviation As of 4:47 pm pdt Sunday... A weak surface low 120 miles
west of santa cruz tilts southward with height to a mid level nearly
stationary and dry closed low near the channel islands. This low is
producing a solid southerly wind component through the stratus field
while an onshore pressure gradient from sfo-sac is present at 2.6 mb.

Wildfire smoke entrained into this low pressure circulation continues
to be present aloft. Convection along the sierra nevada will eventually
transform into mid level cloud debris drifting westward over the area
tonight. In all, it's a difficult TAF forecast package, but thinking
is that the stratus will reach into the north bay a little more quickly
than it does over to the east bay and south bay areas including the
bay side of the sf peninsula. Stratus will prob wrap around to ksns
earlier than it reaches kmry this evening.

Warming 925 mb level temperatures results in reinforcement and possibly
some compression of the marine layer depth tonight, thus ifr CIGS and
vsbys becoming increasingly likely tonight into Monday morning.VFR
should return by mid-late Monday morning with the last places to clear
out being the north bay and along the immediate coast of santa cruz
and san mateo counties.

Vicinity of ksfo... West wind near 15 knots this evening.VFR likely
holding much of the night, tempo ifr forecast 12z-16z Monday morning.

Vfr returns Monday. Hazy due to wildfire smoke affecting slant range
visibilities.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr CIGS redeveloping this evening.

Hazy due to wildfire smoke affecting slant range visibilities. Ifr
cigs tonight and Monday morning til approx 17z.

Eclipse Here are the times for the start, peak, and end of the
eclipse for Monday morning. The percent of obscuration for each
location is also listed.

Santa rosa... San francisco... Oakland... San jose... Monterey

Start... 9:01... ... ... .9:01... ... ... 9:02... ... 9:02... ... .9:02..

Peak... 10:15... ... ... 10:15... ... ..10:15... ..10:16... ... 10:16..

End... .11:37... ... ... 11:37... ... ..11:37... ..11:38... ... 11:38..

Obsur... .78%... ... ... ..76%... ... ... .76%... ... .74%... ... ..71%...

Marine As of 4:24 pm pdt Sunday... Moderate northwest winds
will continue subsiding this evening and overnight for the outer
coastal waters. Typical breezy conditions are possible from the
golden gate bridge to angel island through the evening hours.

Winds are forecast to remain generally light for both Monday and
Tuesday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 9 pm
public forecast: bell bfg
aviation: canepa
marine: rowe
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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 mi56 min NNW 6 63°F 1012 hPa60°F

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Merced Regional Airport, CA26 mi48 minNW 610.00 miFair80°F57°F47%1009 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kirby Park, Elkhorn Slough, California
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Kirby Park
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Mon -- 05:06 AM PDT     -0.80 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 12:01 PM PDT     5.18 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:09 PM PDT     1.73 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:01 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:19 PM PDT     6.23 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.64.22.40.8-0.4-0.8-0.50.21.32.63.94.85.24.9432.11.71.92.73.74.75.76.2

Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge, Monterery Bay, California
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Elkhorn Slough railroad bridge
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Mon -- 05:16 AM PDT     -0.60 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 12:05 PM PDT     4.88 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:56 PM PDT     1.63 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:01 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:37 PM PDT     6.44 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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6.253.31.50-0.6-0.40.31.42.63.74.54.94.63.92.81.91.622.73.74.85.76.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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