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Monterey, CA

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Sunrise 6:26AMSunset 7:56PM Sunday August 18, 2019 12:06 AM PDT (07:06 UTC) Moonrise 8:56PMMoonset 8:13AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 857 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Mon..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Mon night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds and S around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Tue..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 857 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the california coast will weaken on Sunday as a low pressure system develops off british columbia. This will result in decreasing winds Sunday through the middle of next week.


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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national weather service san francisco bay area
1043 pm pdt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis The cooling trend will continue into Sunday, with a
few additional degrees of cooling expected, especially inland.

Dry and seasonable temperatures are expected Monday and Tuesday
before the next warming trend begins midweek.

Discussion As of 9:00 pm pdt Saturday... The cooling trend that
got underway yesterday expanded farther inland today as the
marine layer depth increased to more than 2000 feet. Some inland
areas were more than 20 degrees cooler today compared to Friday.

More than 25 degrees of cooling has occurred since Thursday in
some locations. For example: kentfield's high of 100 on Thursday
was 26 degrees warmer than today's high of 74.

Data from the fort ord profiler indicates that the marine layer
depth has increased to about 3000 feet this evening and latest
satellite shows that all of santa cruz county is currently
blanketed with low clouds. Given the depth of the marine layer and
the moderate onshore flow in place, expect widespread low clouds
across our forecast area by Sunday morning. Will also likely see
patchy drizzle overnight and into Sunday morning, especially in
locations that experience upslope conditions in southwesterly flow
like santa cruz county. Both watsonville and corralitos picked up
measurable precipitation this morning (0.01") and it's possible
this may occur once again on Sunday morning as light southerly low
level flow persists. Most inland areas will clear by afternoon on
Sunday, but some coastal areas will probably experience all day
gray.

The upper trough responsible for our current cool-down will
continue to deepen over california through tomorrow, cooling the
airmass aloft over our area. This airmass cooling, combined with
the deep marine layer, will result in a continued downward trend
in high temperatures on Sunday, especially in the hills and in the
inland valleys where highs are forecast to decrease by another 5
degrees or more. Little additional cooling is expected in coastal
areas.

Temperatures are forecast to drift slightly higher on Monday and
Tuesday as an upper ridge over the southern plains builds westward
and heights begin to rise over california. But for the most part,
temperatures are expected to remain at least slightly cooler than
seasonal averages through Tuesday. More robust warming is
forecast to occur around midweek, but a trough approaching from
the west is expected to dampen the strengthening upper ridge and
keep most inland valley locations from warming past the lower 90s
during the second half of next week. The upshot is that the
upcoming midweek warmup is not expected to result in temperatures
anywhere near as warm as what occurred this past
Wednesday Thursday.

In the longer range, both the GFS and ECMWF ensemble means
indicate the potential for a more significant warmup next weekend
when an upper ridge is forecast to build off the northern
california coast. This particular location of upper ridge
development is often correlated with offshore surface flow which
would mean warming would occur in all areas, including the coast.

Aviation As of 10:41 pm pdt Saturday... Despite a deep marine
layer... Strong southerly flow is resulting in subsidence that is
keeping clouds out of the sfo bay area thus far. This is supported
by the southerly winds currently being reported at sfo and sjc.

Models keep southerly flow going through the night. Latest
forecast has only a tempo MVFR cig for sfo and the approach
between 12z and 16z and even that is low confidence as it could
stayVFR through Sunday.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR expected. Possible tempo MVFR CIGS between
12z and 16z with bases around 1500 ft. South-southwest winds 10 kt
becoming more southwest Sunday afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... High-based stratus with bases 1500 feet.

Becoming sct at sns after 19z and mry after 20z.

Marine As of 10:29 pm pdt Saturday... High pressure off the
california coast will weaken on Sunday as a low pressure system
develops off british columbia. This will result in decreasing
winds Sunday through the middle of next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay until 11 pm
public forecast: dykema
aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MEYC1 1 mi90 min 58°F1011.9 hPa
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 3 mi36 min 58°F2 ft
46092 - MBM1 13 mi56 min SW 5.8 61°F 60°F1011.3 hPa (+0.6)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 16 mi27 min SW 5.1 G 13 61°F 1011.9 hPa56°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi81 min SW 4.1 61°F 1010 hPa57°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 20 mi36 min 60°F6 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi36 min 61°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 30 mi76 min NW 5.8 G 9.7 62°F 62°F6 ft1010.9 hPa (+0.6)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Monterey Regional Airport, CA3 mi2.2 hrsSW 410.00 miOvercast63°F54°F73%1013.1 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA16 mi2.2 hrsWNW 510.00 miOvercast62°F55°F78%1012.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Sun -- 12:13 AM PDT     5.12 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:04 AM PDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 01:36 PM PDT     4.39 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:04 PM PDT     2.28 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:54 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:56 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Sun -- 02:29 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:32 AM PDT     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:27 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:14 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 09:16 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 12:11 PM PDT     0.64 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 03:26 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:59 PM PDT     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:25 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 09:56 PM PDT     Moonrise
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