Monterey, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Monterey, CA

April 17, 2024 2:39 PM PDT (21:39 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:28 AM   Sunset 7:45 PM
Moonrise 1:07 PM   Moonset 2:47 AM 
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ535 Mry Bay- 901 Am Pdt Wed Apr 17 2024

Today - N winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming W 10 to 15 knots this afternoon. Wind waves around 3 ft. W swell around 2 ft at 12 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.

Tonight - NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell around 2 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.

Thu - W winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell around 2 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.

Thu night - W winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell around 2 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.

Fri - W winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell around 2 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.

Fri night - NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. SWell sw up to 2 ft at 15 seconds.

Sat - NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. SWell sw up to 2 ft.

Sun - NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell around 2 ft and sw 2 to 3 ft.
locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.

PZZ500 901 Am Pdt Wed Apr 17 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
northerly wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots are forecast to continue today before subsiding through the day on Thursday. Wind gusts on Thursday will fall below 20 knots. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters through the remainder of the week. Longer period - .18 seconds - .southerly swell will also be present through the week. This weekend will see a return to increased northerly winds with near gale force wind gusts forecast late Saturday into Sunday in the wake of a cold front. Seas will respond shortly thereafter with wave heights increasing to above 10 feet.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Monterey, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 171947 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 1247 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

New SYNOPSIS, SHORT TERM, LONG TERM

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Warm temps persist into the weekend with a slight cool off Friday as a weak trough pushes through. Increased cloudiness late week with a chance of coastal drizzle. Otherwise seasonal going into next week.

SHORT TERM
(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Mostly clear conditions today with some highs clouds streaming across the region. Not much change going into tomorrow. High temps Thursday look to be pretty much on par with what is being seen today, perhaps a couple of degrees cooler near the coast as the ridge begins to break down.

LONG TERM
(Thursday night through next Tuesday)
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Going into late Thursday, the high pressure ridge holding us steady for the last few days begins to break down with the approach of a weak trough embedded in the in the northwest flow.
Guidance has been fairly consistent in depicting this disturbance as a weak, open wave that passes through fairly quickly. The main effects will be a slight cooling of high temperatures for Friday and increased cloud cover, especially for coastal areas. Overall temps look to be about 3-5 degrees cooler on Friday than they were on Thursday. The main factors here are increase onshore flow and cloud cover. Deepening of the marine layer will also contribute to a slight chance for patchy drizzle Friday and Saturday mornings, especially near favored NW facing orographic areas near the coast.
Beyond Saturday, the ridge builds again going into the early part of next week with temperatures remaining right around seasonal normals. In the longer term, ensemble guidance advertises another trough affecting the region by the middle of next week, but it is unclear if this will be an efficient rain maker or not. Currently about 25% of ensemble members reflect any measurable rain at all for the area, so will need to wait for future forecasts to refine any details.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 1033 AM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

VFR will prevail through this evening with largely diurnal breezes at all terminals
Tonight
MVFR and potentially IFR ceilings and/or visibility is forecast at all terminals except LVK and APC. Confidence is low to moderate in the ceiling/visibility parts of the TAF.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR will prevail as the NE'ly SF Bay breezes become more NW'ly through the afternoon. Speeds will range between 10-15 knots with moderate to high confidence in the winds forecast. Winds subside below 5 knots around 04Z which may allow for some flexibility for rwy configs. VFR cigs around FL200 will continue to stream in overhead. Between 12-16Z, intermittent MVFR cigs around FL025 are forecast as NE'ly SF Bay breezes return.
Confidence in MVFR is low to moderate. VFR is forecast to return by 18Z Thu with NE'ly SF Bay breezes becoming NW'ly.

SFO Bridge Approach...MVFR cigs may obscure approach 11-18Z Thu.
Otherwise, similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR currently, however, the best opportunity of IFR visibility and/or ceilings reside here.
Diurnal breezes under 15 knots are forecast to dominate through the TAF period. The window in which the IFR probability (around 30-40%) peaks at MRY between 10-14Z with chances of IFR at SNS under 20%. Intermittent MVFR cigs should lift by 15Z at SNS. VFR is not forecast to return until after 18Z Thursday at MRY.

MARINE
(Today through Monday)
Issued at 1033 AM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Northerly wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots are forecast to continue today before subsiding through the day on Thursday. Wind gusts on Thursday will fall below 20 knots. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters through the remainder of the week
Longer period
18 seconds...southerly swell will also be present through the week. This weekend will see a return to increased northerly winds with near Gale force wind gusts forecast late Saturday into Sunday in the wake of a cold front. Seas will respond shortly thereafter with wave heights increasing to above 10 feet.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Thursday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
MEYC1 1 mi64 min 57°F30.01
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 3 mi44 min 57°F3 ft
46092 - MBM1 13 mi88 min WNW 12 54°F 54°F30.04
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 16 mi40 min 56°F
46279 18 mi44 min 57°F 57°F4 ft
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi55 min WNW 6 66°F 29.9857°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 21 mi40 min 54°F 54°F10 ft


Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KMRY MONTEREY RGNL,CA 3 sm45 minN 0610 smClear61°F52°F72%30.02
KOAR MARINA MUNI,CA 9 sm24 minW 1310 smClear63°F54°F72%30.00
KSNS SALINAS MUNI,CA 16 sm46 minWNW 0810 smClear75°F57°F54%29.98
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Wind History from MRY
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Tide / Current for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
   
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Monterey
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Wed -- 01:09 AM PDT     2.75 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:47 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:29 AM PDT     4.24 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:42 PM PDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:44 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:42 PM PDT     4.10 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California, Tide feet
12
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2.9
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2.8
2
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2.8
3
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3.1
4
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3.5
5
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3.9
6
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4.2
7
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4.2
8
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3.9
9
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3.2
10
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2.4
11
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1.5
12
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0.7
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0.2
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0.1
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0.5
4
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1.1
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2.9
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3.6
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4
9
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4.1
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3.8
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3.4



Tide / Current for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Wed -- 12:39 AM PDT     -0.32 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:16 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:48 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:04 AM PDT     0.33 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:23 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:56 AM PDT     -0.63 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:42 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:01 PM PDT     0.61 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:44 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:59 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Point Pinos, California Current, knots
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-0.3
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-0.3
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-0.2
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-0.1
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0.1
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0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.1
9
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-0.2
10
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-0.4
11
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-0.6
12
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-0.6
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-0.6
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-0.5
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-0.2
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0.1
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0.4
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0.5
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0.3
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-0
11
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-0.2




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