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Marine Weather and Tides
Mendocino, CA

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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 7:13AMSunset 7:26PM Thursday March 21, 2019 11:05 PM PDT (06:05 UTC) Moonrise 7:32PMMoonset 7:02AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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PZZ455 Cape Mendocino To Pt Arena Out 10 Nm- 843 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 4 am pdt Friday through late Saturday night...
Tonight..SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves S 2 ft at 4 seconds... And W 8 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain.
Fri..S winds 15 to 25 kt with a few gusts to 35 kt. Waves S 8 ft at 9 seconds...and W 8 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves S 4 ft at 6 seconds... And W 12 ft at 16 seconds. Chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 5 kt. Waves W 13 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves W 13 ft at 16 seconds.
Sun..SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves S 6 ft at 7 seconds...and W 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves sw 2 ft at 6 seconds...and W 9 ft at 13 seconds. Rain, showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tue..SE winds 10 kt. Waves W 3 ft at 5 seconds...and nw 5 ft at 13 seconds.
PZZ400 843 Pm Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for northern california waters..Relatively light southerly winds will last through this evening. Another front will approach the coast Friday morning bringing strengthening southerlies and short period southerly seas. These conditions will be accompanied by a building w-nw swell on Friday as well. Winds will ease for the bulk of the weekend while seas remain elevated.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mendocino, CA
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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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Fxus66 keka 212238
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area forecast discussion
national weather service eureka ca
338 pm pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis Mostly dry conditions are prevailing today, but will
be short lived. Wet weather will resume Friday morning, with off
and on continued rain through at least the middle of next week. A
few thunderstorms will also be possible across the area on
Saturday.

Discussion A few isolated showers have popped up across the
higher terrain of trinity county this afternoon. Otherwise, the
rest of the area has remained dry with only some fair weather
cumulus. Once the Sun sets this evening the showers will quickly
diminish.

Tonight, high clouds will be on the increase ahead of the next
weather system that will begin to affect the region tomorrow
morning. Light precipitation should begin along the coast around
sunrise tomorrow morning especially along the mendocino coast.

Rain may be slightly delayed around humboldt bay due to strong
southeasterly winds which will prevent the rain from reaching the
surface early on. Rain will spread inland through the day Friday.

The bulk of the precipitation should be out of the area by Friday
evening with only a few lingering showers around the area. Snow
levels are expected to generally remain above 4500 feet for this
storm so widespread impacts are not anticipated.

Another impulse approaches the area Saturday morning. Modest
upper level divergence and vertical lift, combined with cold air
aloft will lead to an unstable airmass. 700-500mb lapse rates in
excess of 7 c km will lead to mucapes around 200-750 j kg
therefore, convectively enhanced showers and a few thunderstorms
will be possible late Saturday morning through the early evening.

As daytime heating comes to an end Saturday and instability
decreases, most of the showers and thunderstorms will diminish.

Skies will begin to clear Saturday night which will lead to
patchy valley fog and some frost across the area.

The next system is still on tap for late Sunday night into Monday.

This system will bring yet another quick hit of light to moderate
rain to the area. As the low clears the area Monday morning,
colder air aloft will once again filter into the region leading to
a slight threat for thunderstorms mainly across the northern
waters where instability should be maximized. This area may need
to be extended further inland in future forecasts however
instability at this point seems pretty weak over land. The wet and
unsettled weather pattern appears to continue through late next
week as an upper level low will sit across the NE pacific and
rotate disturbances across the area. Fortunately, most of these
systems will be quick hitters and have limited moisture associated
with them therefore at this time there are no hydro concerns.

Wci

Aviation After the clouds burned off this morning,VFR conditions
prevailed across northwestern california and are expected to
continue through this afternoon. A front approaching from the west
will bring some high clouds to the coast by this evening, and these
should slowly descend as the night wears on. Rain is expected at the
coast by early tomorrow morning along with low-level wind shear as
the front nears the coastline.

Tdj

Marine The forerunners of a new long period swell are just
starting to be felt by the buoys this afternoon, and this should
continue to fill in through tomorrow and peak around 13 ft at 16
seconds Saturday morning. Additionally, a quick-moving cold front
will approach late tonight, with increasing southerly winds and
short-period seas by early Friday morning. Conditions will be worst
during the mid-morning on Friday, before winds shift westerly and
ease later Friday afternoon. Steeper southerly seas will then
diminish, but the previously mentioned swell will keep overall seas
elevated. Combined seas may drop briefly below 10 ft late Sunday,
but another front will result in another period of stronger
southerly winds and steeper seas heading into Monday.

Tdj

Eka watches warnings advisories
Ca... None.

Northwest california coastal waters... Small craft advisory from 4 am Friday to 10 am pdt Saturday for
pzz450-455.

Gale warning from 4 am to 10 am pdt Friday for pzz470.

Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to 10 am pdt Saturday
for pzz475.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46014 - PT ARENA - 19NM North of Point Arena, CA 10 mi25 min S 12 G 14 54°F 54°F1020.1 hPa52°F
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 27 mi35 min E 4.1 G 5.1 47°F 55°F1020.9 hPa

Wind History for Arena Cove, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ukiah Municipal Airport, CA34 mi69 minN 010.00 miFair47°F37°F71%1019.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Mendocino, Mendocino Bay, California
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Mendocino
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Fri -- 12:40 AM PDT     5.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:46 AM PDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 12:56 PM PDT     5.65 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:59 PM PDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:42 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Cabrillo, California Current
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Point Cabrillo
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Fri -- 01:17 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:07 AM PDT     -1.40 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:41 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 10:37 AM PDT     1.26 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 01:46 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:30 PM PDT     -1.29 knots Max Ebb
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Fri -- 08:02 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:42 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:54 PM PDT     1.14 knots Max Flood
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