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Monterey, CA

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 7:10PM Thursday September 19, 2019 12:08 PM PDT (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 9:30PMMoonset 10:54AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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- 820 Am Pdt Thu Sep 19 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog this morning.
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 15 kt. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Fri night..E winds up to 10 kt. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 18 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds up to 10 kt. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 19 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. W swell 3 to 5 ft and S around 2 ft.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. NW swell 3 to 5 ft and S around 2 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 820 Am Pdt Thu Sep 19 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase through the day over the waters, with the strongest winds in the outer waters north of point reyes and locally south of point sur along the big sur coast. An 11 second northwest swell will be the predominate wave in the waters today, bringing the potential of hazardous conditions from squared seas to portion of the waters. A much lighter southerly swell will also be mixed in.


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
1034 am pdt Thu sep 19 2019

Synopsis Seasonably cool conditions will persist on Thursday
followed by a warming trend forecast through the upcoming weekend.

A low pressure system moving southward to our east early next week
may create the potential for warming temperatures, dry offshore
flow and increased fire concerns.

Discussion As of 08:37 am pdt Thursday... Mostly clear skies
overnight allowed temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 40s
in the inland valleys, while lows along the coast were in the mid
to upper 50s. An upper trough centered to our north will continue
to track east, keeping us in a cool northwesterly flow pattern for
today. Temps at 850 mb were measured around 9c on the 12z oakland
sounding, and are forecast to warm to about 11c this afternoon.

Cool temperatures aloft will prevent a well-defined marine layer
today and will keep high temperatures seasonably cool. Highs are
expected to range from the upper 60s to lower 70s along the coast
with mid 70s to around 80 in the inland valleys. A warming trend
will begin on Friday and continue through the weekend as the
upper trough shifts east and a ridge in the eastern pacific
expands towards the west coast. Made a minor adjustment to sky
cover this morning, otherwise forecast is on track. For additional
details, see the previous discussion.

Prev discussion As of 03:00 am pdt Thursday... Seasonably cool
conditions are forecast over the region today as a mid upper
trough persists over the region. Afternoon temperatures will be
cooler at the coast today compared to yesterday, generally ranging
from the upper 60s to lower 70s while inland areas warm into the
middle 60s to upper 70s. In addition, mostly sunny conditions are
likely region-wide.

High pressure building over the eastern pacific will then begin to
build toward the west coast through the upcoming weekend. This will
result in a warming trend through the weekend with more widespread
80s across the interior by Friday and even lower 90s by Saturday
afternoon. With the lack of a marine layer and persistent onshore
flow, coastal areas will also warm into the 70s to even lower 80s
through Saturday.

Conditions trend slightly cooler on Sunday and Monday as a mid upper
level trough drops southward into the pacific northwest and
intermountain west. Mainly dry weather conditions are likely as this
system will lack sufficient moisture and the best mid upper level
support stays inland to the east of the region. With the upper level
low lingering over the desert southwest into early next week and a
ridge of high pressure building inland to our north, weak offshore
flow will potentially develop over the region. As a result, warming
temperatures and much drier conditions are likely to develop by
Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Thus, the forecast will need to
be closely monitored in the coming days as this pattern will create
the potential for increased fire concerns.

Aviation As of 10:34 am pdt Thursday... For 18z tafs.VFR
conditions will likely prevail at most TAF sites through the
forecast period. Satellite shows some cumulus clouds beginning to
pop up in the hills surrounding the bay area that will continue
through peak heating in the afternoon and early evening. Light
winds this morning will become onshore and locally gusty this
afternoon. Dry northwest flow will continue overnight, maintaining
vfr conditions at most terminals.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions are forecast to prevail through
the period with some daytime cumulus clouds at above 3,000 ft agl.

Light winds will increase out of the west around 15-20 kt with
gusts near 25 kt. Winds will diminish after sunset.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR conditions are forecast to prevail
through the day. Could see some localized stratus try to develop
overnight along the monterey bay shoreline, but confidence of
occurrence is rather low.

Marine As of 08:20 am pdt Thursday... Northwest winds will
increase through the day over the waters, with the strongest winds
in the outer waters north of point reyes and locally south of
point sur along the big sur coast. An 11 second northwest swell
will be the predominate wave in the waters today, bringing the
potential of hazardous conditions from squared seas to portion of
the waters. A much lighter southerly swell will also be mixed in.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 3 pm
public forecast: st rgass
aviation: rowe
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MEYC1 1 mi92 min 58°F1015.4 hPa
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 3 mi38 min 57°F3 ft
46092 - MBM1 13 mi57 min WSW 3.9 59°F 58°F1015.4 hPa (+0.9)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 16 mi148 min WNW 2.9 G 8 59°F 1015.6 hPa56°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 18 mi83 min WNW 4.1 66°F 1014 hPa58°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 20 mi38 min 60°F8 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi38 min 60°F7 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 30 mi78 min 9.7 G 12 59°F 58°F7 ft1015 hPa (+0.7)

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Monterey Regional Airport, CA3 mi74 minNNW 710.00 miFair68°F54°F61%1016.4 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA16 mi75 minWNW 610.00 miFair68°F53°F59%1015.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California
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Monterey
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Thu -- 02:32 AM PDT     3.76 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:44 AM PDT     2.35 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 11:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:06 PM PDT     4.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:19 PM PDT     1.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:29 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Thu -- 01:21 AM PDT     0.53 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:38 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:53 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:13 AM PDT     -0.50 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:11 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:54 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:21 PM PDT     0.44 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:08 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:09 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:34 PM PDT     -0.74 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:30 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:14 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
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