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Pajaro Dunes, CA

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Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 5:21PM Thursday January 20, 2022 2:16 PM PST (22:16 UTC) Moonrise 8:10PMMoonset 9:18AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 943 Am Pst Thu Jan 20 2022
Today..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw this afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell around 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri night..NE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
Sat..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 943 Am Pst Thu Jan 20 2022
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Dense fog continues to impact san francisco bay and the west delta this morning. Use caution if on the waters this morning. Fog will gradually dissipate through mid-morning. Winds will remain out of the northwest and breezy to locally gusty across the coastal waters with strongest winds in the northern outermost waters. Winds diminish on Thursday, then increase again late week. Moderate period west- northwest swell continues into the weekend. NExt northwest swell not expected to arrive until mid- next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pajaro Dunes, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 201807 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 1007 AM PST Thu Jan 20 2022

SYNOPSIS. Low elevation fog and low clouds this Thursday morning should give way to mostly sunny sky conditions by the afternoon. Look for strengthening offshore winds in the higher terrain of the Bay Area heading into late week with warming daytime temperatures.

DISCUSSION. as of 08:58 AM PST Thursday . Same near term weather impact as yesterday morning, but just in a different location - dense fog. First and foremost a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect through 10 AM for SF Bay and N Bay Valleys. Automated sensors at SFO and OAK show visibility around one quarter of a mile and spotters have reported visibility only a few hundred feet. Elsewhere around the forecast area skies are clear after a chilly start to the day. That is a snapshot at the surface, but go up a few hundred feet in elevation and it's a different story. The large scale pattern continues to show building surface high pressure over the Great Basin with lower pressure along the CA Coast. This synoptic set up is perfect for offshore flow. Observations in the hills have been E to NE since yesterday evening with gusty conditions overnight. As noted below Diablo hit 50 mph. Temperatrues are much warmer as well with some spots hovering near near 60 degs this morning.

Once the morning fog dissipates wind will be the next weather impact for the Bay Area. Will wait for the latest hi-res models to come in before making any adjustments, but it's looking pretty windy on Friday for a good portion of the Bay Area. A Wind Advisory maybe needed for Friday and would likely be issued with the afternoon forecast package.

PREV DISCUSSION. as of 03:07 AM PST Thursday . Satellite imagery early this morning shows less in the way of low cloud cover compared to 24 hour ago as drier offshore flow has developed aloft. Meanwhile, areas of dense fog have developed once again in the North Bay Valleys, across the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, along the coastline and locally in portions of the Monterey Bay. Do expect fog formation to continue through the early morning hours before slowly eroding by mid/late morning. With this, a Dense Fog Advisory has been issued through 10 AM PST for the North Bay Valleys, San Francisco, San Francisco and San Pablo Bays and along the Bay Shoreline. While some locations just inland from the bays may remain fog free, major thoroughfares around the area are likely to see visibility reduced to 1/4 mile or less at times.

Otherwise, high pressure over the eastern Pacific will continue to build toward the coastline through late week. This will result in a warming trend with daytime temperatures reaching into the 60s to lower 70s for most urban areas. Given the dominate high pressure aloft, dry weather conditions will prevail through the foreseeable future. Breezy to locally gusty north to northeast winds have already developed in the region's higher terrain this morning with Mt. Diablo reporting wind gusts in excess of 50 mph as of 2 AM PST Wednesday. Expecting these offshore winds to mainly remain confined to the higher terrain of the Bay Area through Friday morning.

A mid/upper level low and associated trough will then drop southward through the Great Basin from Friday into Saturday driving a dry frontal boundary across the region. This will result in strengthening 925 mb winds ranging from 35 to 50 kt across much of the region with some areas likely to exceed 50 kt over the North Bay and East Bay. Thus, strong and gusty surface winds are likely to develop first in the higher terrain and then potentially mixing down to the valleys from late Friday morning into Friday night. Winds begin to diminish aside from the higher peaks and ridges on Saturday as the pressure gradient relaxes.

High pressure over the eastern Pacific then continues to dominate our weather pattern heading into next week. Temperatures look to remain above seasonal averages with ongoing dry weather conditions. Forecast ensembles indicate no significant precipitation through the end of the month. This too is in line with the 6-10 and 8-14 Day Outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center.

AVIATION. as of 10:00 AM PST Thursday . For the 18Z TAFs. Dense fog sticking around the San Francisco Bay, with clearer VFR skies down the Central Coast and improving conditions at KSTS. Bay Area terminals will likely remain at LIFR for the next hour or 2, with projected clearing time around 1930z. Will continue to monitor obs closely but for now looking like dense fog will stick around for the next hour or so until daytime heating/mixing can get going. Once fog dissipates, VFR with onshore winds around 8-10 kts expected through the day Thursday. Winds to diminish Thursday night.

Offshore winds aloft will increase Thursday night bringing likelihood for LLWS tonight into early Friday morning for terminals north of Monterey Bay. Northerly winds will pick up and be gusty Friday morning into afternoon as winds aloft mix down to the surface.

Vicinity of KSFO . LIFR with visbys persisting at a quarter mile. Fog Advisory that includes KSFO has been extended through 19Z. Fog should hopefully clear out of SFO and OAK terminals by 1930z. Once fog clears, VFR and breezy onshore winds expected the rest of the day Thursday. Surface winds subside Thursday night, but northerly winds aloft increase. LLWS will return and expected to be stronger overnight into Friday morning. VFR through the end of the period. With increasing offshore winds aloft tonight, low clouds not expected to impact terminals Friday morning but could still see some misty conditions. Surface winds will be breezy at the end of the TAF period.

KSFO Bridge Approach . Low clouds and fog are sitting over the South Bay providing reduced visibilities on approach.

Monterey Bay . VFR with breezy SE winds in the Salinas Valley and light onshore winds at KMRY. VFR expected through the period and breezier drainage winds tonight.

MARINE. as of 09:48 AM PST Thursday . Dense fog continues to impact San Francisco Bay and the West Delta this morning. Use caution if on the waters this morning. Fog will gradually dissipate through mid-morning. Winds will remain out of the northwest and breezy to locally gusty across the coastal waters with strongest winds in the northern outermost waters. Winds diminish on Thursday, then increase again late week. Moderate period west- northwest swell continues into the weekend. Next northwest swell not expected to arrive until mid- next week.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. Dense Fog Advisory . CAZ006-506-508 SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm Marine Fog Advisory . SF Bay until 11 AM



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 5 mi59 min 0 53°F 56°F1024.8 hPa (-1.5)
46269 9 mi46 min 54°F 55°F3 ft
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 9 mi88 min 56°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 12 mi91 min NE 5.1 66°F 1029 hPa48°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 13 mi50 min 55°F2 ft
MEYC1 15 mi40 min N 6G7 54°F 58°F1025.2 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 22 mi50 min 5 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 23 mi36 min N 5.8G5.8 52°F 55°F5 ft1024.9 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 34 mi50 min 56°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA13 mi83 minVar 310.00 miFair67°F48°F51%1025.6 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi82 minNNW 610.00 miFair68°F41°F38%1027 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA21 mi83 minN 010.00 miFair66°F43°F43%1026.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Moss Landing, California (2)
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Moss Landing
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Thu -- 12:43 AM PST     4.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:42 AM PST     2.89 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:16 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:16 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:13 AM PST     5.18 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:19 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:19 PM PST     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:08 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Moss Landing, California (2), Tide feet
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Thu -- 02:28 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:39 AM PST     -0.44 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:17 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:42 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:17 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 10:37 AM PST     0.45 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:17 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:46 PM PST     -0.88 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:20 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:09 PM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:32 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:35 PM PST     0.66 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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