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|Sunrise 7:19AM||Sunset 6:25PM||Monday October 21, 2019 12:18 AM PDT (07:18 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 1:42PM||Illumination 49%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Carmel-by-the-Sea, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1037 pm pdt Sun oct 20 2019
Synopsis A warming and drying trend will continue through
much of the week ahead as high pressure strengthens over
california. In addition, offshore flow will develop by Monday, and
increase by midweek, which will result in warm temperatures
reaching all the way to the coast. Locally gusty offshore winds
are likely at times in the hills, especially in the north bay
hills on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. In the longer
range, cooling is forecast next weekend, although another round
of dry offshore winds look increasingly likely by late in the
weekend and into early next week.
Discussion As of 9:00 pm pdt Sunday... Sunday was a mostly
sunny and mild autumn day with light winds and temperatures near
normal. Afternoon highs were a few degrees warmer than Saturday in
most locations and as much as 15 degrees warmer in the north bay.
The warming trend that got off to a tentative start in most areas
today will become more robust and widespread on Monday as
offshore flow develops. Offshore flow will be most evident in the
hills where widespread north winds will bring a drier airmass into
the region. In addition, an upper ridge currently centered
offshore along 135w will shift eastward and be aligned along the
ca coast by late Monday. Subsidence under this ridge is forecast
to increase 850 mb temperatures from about 13 deg c today to 18
deg c by tomorrow afternoon. Afternoon highs on Monday are
forecast to warm into the 70s near the coast and 80s inland.
A few additional degrees of warming is likely on Tuesday as the
airmass dries out even further. Although daytime temperatures
will be trending upward, nighttime temperatures will not likely
change much, and could actually cool a bit in the valleys by
Tuesday morning due to the dry nature of the airmass.
The daytime warming trend will likely stall temporarily on
Wednesday when the upper ridge weakens slightly over california in
response to an upper trough dropping southeast out of western
canada and across the northern rockies. The upper ridge will then
quickly rebuild near the ca coast by Thursday. Also, surface high
pressure is forecast to strengthen over the great basin on
Wednesday night which will enhance offshore flow across our area
Wednesday night into Thursday. These developments will result in
renewed warming on Thursday, especially in coastal areas which
will be impacted most by stronger offshore flow. Offshore flow is
then expected to decrease by Friday as the surface high over the
great basin weakens. Thus, Thursday will likely be the warmest day
of the week at the coast. In any case, warm temperatures will
persist in all areas into Friday and the interior valleys and
hills may see their warmest temps on Friday.
Given the warm and very dry conditions expected through the week
ahead, fire weather concerns will be elevated, especially if
offshore winds increase sufficiently. Locally gusty offshore
winds are likely at times, particularly across the north bay on
Wednesday night and Thursday morning when offshore gradients are
forecast to peak. Winds in the hills are not expected to be
strong enough to warrant wind advisories, but offshore winds will
likely be strong enough to create critical fire weather
conditions, especially on Wednesday night and early Thursday (see
fire weather discussion below for details).
Longer range models agree that an upper trough will plunge south
out of western canada next weekend. This trough is forecast to dig
south much farther to the west than the midweek system, and bring|
much cooler temperatures to our region by the end of next
weekend. Also, widespread gusty offshore winds will likely
accompany this system late in the weekend and into early next
week. So, even through temperatures will be on a steep decline,
dry gusty winds will likely result in renewed fire concerns.
Aviation As of 10:40 pm pdt Sunday... Developing offshore flow
over the area will keepVFR conditions over the sfo bay area.
Models suggest some increasing low level moisture over the coastal
waters later tonight with patchy CIGS developing along the coast
and around mry bay area. Satellite image does show low clouds
approaching mry bay so will have to watch if the stratus continues
towards land or veers offshore.
Vicinity of ksfo...VFR.
Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.
Monterey bay terminals... Ifr CIGS expected after 10z but
confidence is not high as it could stay clear.
Fire weather As of 9:00 pm pdt Sunday... Heightened fire
weather concerns are expected through the week as warm and very
dry conditions combine with gusty offshore winds at times to
create critical to near critical fire weather conditions.
Latest local WRF model forecasts locally gusty north winds in the
higher hills of southern san benito county and southeast monterey
county late tonight and Monday morning. These winds will be of
relatively short duration and occur before the driest airmass
A warming and drying trend will continue through Thursday as high
pressure builds over california and offshore flow develops.
Offshore flow will be mostly light except locally moderate and
gusty at times in the hills. Relative humidity values will drop
into the teens by Tuesday afternoon. Very poor overnight humidity
recoveries are expected in the hills starting Monday night and
continuing for the rest of the week. The period of greatest
concern is Wednesday night and Thursday morning when some models
indicate the potential for stronger north to northeast winds in
the hills, mainly across the higher elevations of the north bay.
Fire weather watches and or red flag warnings may be issued over
the next few days if critical fire weather conditions are deemed
likely to occur.
Marine As of 10:23 pm pdt Sunday... A 1027 mb high centered 1000
miles west of point pinos will move east resulting in increasing
northwest winds over the coastal waters tonight through Wednesday.
Winds will decrease by Wednesday night as winds turn more
offshore. A moderate northwest swell will continue.
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 11 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
public forecast: dykema
aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
fire weather: dykema
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|46239 - Point Sur, CA (157)||100 mi||18 min||56°F||8 ft|
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|Monterey Regional Airport, CA||120 mi||24 min||ESE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||56°F||45°F||67%||1021.3 hPa|
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