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Marine Weather and Tides
Montara, CA

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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 5:18PM Thursday January 17, 2019 9:13 AM PST (17:13 UTC) Moonrise 2:08PMMoonset 3:39AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 852 Am Pst Thu Jan 17 2019
.small craft advisory for rough bar in effect through Friday afternoon...
Today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt...becoming 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft this morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 17 to 22 ft at 20 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 17 to 22 ft at 18 seconds.
Fri..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 16 ft at 15 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 11 ft at 14 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of showers.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft.
Martin luther king jr day..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 8 ft. Winds and wind waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 8 to 10 ft increasing to 15 to 20 ft today at 20 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 12 to 15 at 14 seconds, increasing to 17 to 25 ft at 20 seconds today. Maximum ebb current of 3.2 knots at 12:49 pm Thursday and 1.4 knots at 01:43 am Friday.
PZZ500 852 Am Pst Thu Jan 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Winds will continue to gradually diminish through the day. However, the sea state will be hazardous with a very large and long period west swell. This swell will build through the day and persist into Friday. This incoming swell will prolong the hazardous sea conditions throughout the waters, particularly for small vessels.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montara, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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Fxus66 kmtr 171218
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national weather service san francisco bay area
418 am pst Thu jan 17 2019

Synopsis Cold front has pushed through the area with scattered
showers developing in the postfrontal unstable airmass. Showers
and isolated thunderstorms will continue on Thursday. A chance of
showers will persist Friday and Saturday across the north bay with
dry conditions elsewhere. A chance of light rain will return
regionwide on Sunday as a weak front passes through. Dry weather
returns Monday through the rest of next week with mild
temperatures.

Discussion As of 3:45 am pst Thursday... Strong cold front and
atmospheric river have pushed southeast, ending the threat of
heavy rain. A few showers have lingered, mainly across the north
bay and in the higher coastal terrain. Winds have also decreased
behind the front with gusts up to 40 mph in the higher elevations
and most lower elevations below 20 mph. Scattered showers are
developing in the cool unstable airmass with some embedded
thunderstorms. So far thunderstorms have stayed to our north in
mendocino county but these may develop further south into the
morning hours. A slight chance of thunderstorms is in the forecast
through Thursday afternoon. Low freezing levels will support
small hail reaching the ground in thunderstorms which form. Brief
heavy rain is also possible with any storms. Outside of any
thunderstorms which form additional rainfall amounts are expected
to be light, with up to an inch in the north bay and coastal
mountains, less than a half inch in the north bay valleys, and
less than a quarter inch elsewhere. Locally higher amounts are
possible where any thunderstorms form.

Small streams have crested with streams in the north
bay above flood stage gradually dropping. The napa and russian
rivers are continuing to rise but are expected to crest early
Thursday and remain below flood stage. A few rivers across the
southern portion of the area continue to be on the rise with a
few rising into minor flood stage. With the heavy rain ended these
should peak early Thursday as well.

An upper level ridge will then build over the area on Friday. This
will push the storm track to our north, keeping most of the area
dry. While the vast majority of the precipitation will fall to our
north, some moisture will make it far enough south to bring a
chance of showers into the north bay Friday and Saturday. Rainfall
amounts will be very light with less than a quarter inch fri-sat.

High temperatures during this time will be warmest across the
southern areas, warming into the mid 60s from san jose south on
Saturday. Low temperatures will cool somewhat versus the past
couple of nights, but moisture and a mild airmass will keep lows
in the mid 40s to low 50s.

A shortwave trough will swing through the area on Sunday,
bringing a better chance of rain to the area. This system appears
to be rather weak with the surface low remaining well to our north
and only a weak surface pressure gradient setting up over the
area. Rainfall amounts are expected to be light with cold air
advection setting up by late Sunday morning, limiting
precipitation production. Cooler air will move in behind the
trough, which will drop high temperatures back into the upper 50s
to around 60.

From mlk day onward, a high amplitude pattern will develop with
strong ridging along the west coast and a deep trough in the
center of the continent. This will keep the area dry for several
days, with temperatures gradually warming under the ridge, with
highs in the low to mid 60s likely by mid week. Models are in good
agreement about the ridge becoming anchored to the coast through
at least the end of next week.

Aviation As of 04:15 am pst Thursday... For 12z tafs. Southwest
winds have diminished greatly in wake of the frontal passage
overnight. However, continue to see locally gusty conditions
around the san francisco bay terminals and near those near the
coast. While a few lingering showers persist, steady rain has
ended with mainly MVFR conditions prevailing. Look for locally
gusty winds to continue through this afternoon with the potential
for passing showers to briefly impacting regional terminals.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR conditions with southwest winds gusting to
around 25 knots. Look for gusty conditions to persist through the
afternoon before diminishing late tonight into Friday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR conditions prevail with occasionally
gusty southwest winds to around 20 knots.

Beaches As of 04:15 am pst Thursday... A large and long period
westerly swell will enter the coastal waters this morning and
build through the day. Westerly swells of 19 to 27 feet with a
period of 17 to 21 seconds will peak this afternoon and result in
breaking waves of 25 to 35 feet, favored locations up to or
exceeding 45 feet. Thus, a high surf warning remains in effect
through Friday. These large breaking waves will lead to increased
wave run- up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large
rocks and jetties. These conditions may also produce localized
coastal flooding of vulnerable locations, especially early this
morning during high tide. Use extreme caution near the surf zone
as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the
frigid and turbulent ocean water. Cold water shock may cause
cardiac arrest, and it also can cause an involuntary gasp reflex
causing drowning, even for a good swimmer. The surf zone will be
very dangerous due to strong currents and powerful breaking waves.

The large swell is forecast to gradually subside on Friday.

Marine As of 04:15 am pst Thursday... Southerly winds are
forecast to gradually diminish through the morning. Meanwhile, a
very large and long period west swell will arrive this morning,
build through the day and persist into Friday. This incoming swell
will prolong the hazardous sea conditions throughout the waters,
particularly for small vessels.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Coastal flood advisory... Caz006-505-506-508>510-529-530
high surf warning... Caz006-505-509-529-530
sca... Mry bay
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... Sf bay until 9 am
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 15 mi44 min 56°F13 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 17 mi50 min SSW 4.1 G 8.9 53°F 55°F1014.4 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 19 mi34 min SW 14 G 18 55°F 56°F1014.9 hPa
PXSC1 19 mi50 min 55°F 55°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 11 54°F 1013.4 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 20 mi50 min W 9.9 G 17 54°F 53°F1015 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 20 mi44 min SSW 6 G 14 55°F 53°F1015.4 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 21 mi44 min SW 11 G 18
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 21 mi44 min SW 5.1 G 11 53°F 1014.2 hPa
OBXC1 21 mi44 min 53°F 53°F
LNDC1 22 mi44 min WSW 13 G 22 56°F 1014.3 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 23 mi63 min NE 6 53°F 1014 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 26 mi44 min SW 5.1 G 9.9 55°F 1014.7 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 26 mi44 min 53°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi44 min 54°F1014.2 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 38 mi44 min SSW 6 G 9.9 53°F 1014.1 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 40 mi44 min SW 11 G 13
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 44 mi44 min SSW 5.1 G 11 52°F 51°F1014.5 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 49 mi44 min WSW 5.1 G 9.9 51°F 1014.9 hPa

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA6 mi19 minS 10 G 212.50 miFog/Mist55°F51°F88%1015.6 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA12 mi18 minS 17 G 265.00 miOvercast with Haze58°F48°F72%1014.6 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA18 mi27 minS 93.00 miLight Rain57°F50°F77%1015.6 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA21 mi21 minSW 9 G 192.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist56°F52°F87%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay
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Thu -- 12:25 AM PST     2.66 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:37 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 06:35 AM PST     5.98 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:22 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:52 PM PST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:07 PM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:17 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:48 PM PST     4.10 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for South Channel, San Francisco Bay Approach, California Current
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Thu -- 02:08 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:38 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:12 AM PST     1.04 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:23 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:28 AM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:41 AM PST     -1.85 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:07 PM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:25 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:17 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:27 PM PST     1.36 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:10 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
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