Wednesday, November14, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Atwater, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 6:40AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday November 14, 2018 4:05 PM PST (00:05 UTC) Moonrise 12:32PMMoonset 11:00PM Illumination 44% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 307 Pm Pst Wed Nov 14 2018
Rest of today..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 16 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Tonight..E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 3 ft at 16 seconds and sw up to 2 ft at 16 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 15 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Thu night..E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 13 seconds and S up to 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw up to 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft and sw up to 2 ft.
PZZ500 307 Pm Pst Wed Nov 14 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Predominately light north to northwest winds across the waters through the end of the work week. Locally breezy winds will exist near coastal gaps and favored coastal jet areas each afternoon and evening. Light mixed swell through tonight with a new northwest swelll arriving tomorrow.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Atwater, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
151 pm pst Wed nov 14 2018

Synopsis
Dry weather and near to slightly above normal high temperatures
will continue through the beginning of next week. Winds will
remain light except for breezy to gusty conditions near and
through pass areas. Areas of smoke and haze will continue for the
san joaquin valley.

Discussion
Smoke and haze continues to affect the san joaquin valley and
foothill areas. The main smoke contributer is from the camp fire
in butte county in northern california, but the alder mountaineer
fire in tulare county also is adding to the issue. The northerly
flow will allow the smoke haze issues to persist into the weekend.

On Saturday the flow looks to become more westerly which should
mitigate the amount of smoke making it into the southern san
joaquin valley.

High temperatures will remain near to slightly above normal.

However, minimum temperatures across the sjv will continue to drop
below normal levels due to dry conditions and mostly clear skies.

Lack of a nighttime fog blanket really does keep the min
temps colder and without rain the fog will be kept mostly at bay.

Threat of patchy frost will continue for many parts of the sjv
over the next couple of nights.

Winds will remain light and terrain driven, but with the northerly
flow winds will be breezy to gusty near and through mountain
passes. Especially through the grapevine pass.

As far as the four letter word beginning with r, the latest models
are struggling with a system development by the middle of next
week. At this time, chances are very low, and just knowing that
models do struggle with precipitation, especially in this dry
regime, am not willing to hang my hat on a rain event next week.

There is even a possibility of a rex block pattern setting up
with a cutoff low moving through southern california. If this
develops then all bets are off as the energy that could bring the
rain would simply slide northward and far from central california.

So the rain chances next week are not totally impossible which is
why I left in chances of light rain, but this forecaster is just
not willing to go completely out on this limb, maybe if I was
thinner and lighter.

Aviation
Smoke and haze will continue to create widespread MVFR visibilities
in the san joaquin valley and adjacent foothills through at least
the next 24 hours, mainly north of kern county. During the overnight
hours, expect occasional local ifr visibilities occurring from
fresno county northward and in the vicinity of the wildfires.VFR
conditions will otherwise prevail across the central california
interior through at least the next 24 hours.

Air quality issues
On Wednesday november 14 2018... Unhealthy for sensitive groups in
kern and tulare counties and sequoia national park and forest.

Fireplace wood stove burning status is: no burning unless
registered in fresno... Kern... Madera... Merced... Sequoia
national park and forest and tulare counties. No burning for all
in kings county.

Further information is available at valleyair.Org

Certainty
The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.

The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

Certainty levels include low... Medium... And high. Please visit


Weather Reporting Stations
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Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Merced / Castle Air Force Base, CA3 mi76 minVar 35.00 miSmoke72°F30°F22%1024.7 hPa
Merced Regional Airport, CA6 mi73 minWSW 35.00 miFair with Haze68°F30°F24%1023.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Grant Line Canal (drawbridge), Old River, California
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Grant Line Canal (drawbridge)
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Wed -- 06:44 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:19 AM PST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 12:36 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 02:09 PM PST     2.87 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:17 PM PST     1.35 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:03 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Brandt Bridge, San Joaquin River, California Current
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Brandt Bridge
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Wed -- 03:37 AM PST     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:44 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:14 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:39 AM PST     0.61 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 12:36 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 02:23 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 05:26 PM PST     -0.49 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:07 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:16 PM PST     0.41 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:02 PM PST     Moonset
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