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Sunrise 7:03AMSunset 4:52PM Thursday December 5, 2019 10:46 PM PST (06:46 UTC) Moonrise 1:35PMMoonset 12:38AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 907 Pm Pst Thu Dec 5 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday afternoon through late Friday night...
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 17 seconds. Showers.
Sat..S winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds. Showers.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 13 seconds. Rain.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds. Rain likely.
Sun night..NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Mon..N winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft.
Tue..NE winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft and sw around 2 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 907 Pm Pst Thu Dec 5 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A 981 mb low centered 800 miles west of cape blanco will wobble east towards the northern california coast by Saturday night. This will bring another round of gusty southerly winds to the coastal waters with gale force winds expected by early Friday and persisting through Friday night. Moderate northwest swell will gradually build to around 10 to 15 feet Friday over the northern waters then spread south across the coastal waters over the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Marina, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 060607 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 1007 PM PST Thu Dec 5 2019

SYNOPSIS. Gearing up for another cold front that will sweep through the area later Friday into Saturday resulting in widespread rainfall and gusty winds. Post-frontal showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue through Saturday night before tapering off on Sunday.

DISCUSSION. as of 9:56 PM PST Thursday . No significant forecast updates this evening as its the calm before the storm. Satellite imagery shows well defined frontal boundary west of Cape Mendocino with lots of cold core cumulus clouds farther back near the low center. Latest model trends have continued to slow the timing of main frontal rains. All short term guidance including the nam, rap and hrrr models bring initial rain bands into the North Bay during the afternoon hours of Friday. Given the main upper low is well west of the surface front its slowing the arrival. This is some good news in terms of impacts to the Friday afternoon commute as rain may not make it to the Golden Gate until early evening before spreading southward during the overnight hours with perhaps less impacts in terms of people on the roadways.

Before the rain falls the southerly winds will ramp up ahead of the front and be strongest along the coast and in the hills. Southerly winds will gradually ramp up through the day and into the evening ahead of the frontal passage. Currently the wind advisory is in effect for the whole district with wind gusts from 30-50 mph expected, again strongest late afternoon/evening coast and hills.

The main surface cold front will be through the district by Saturday morning. However, expect a cool and dreary Saturday with numerous rain showers as the core of the upper low passes overhead. Isolated thunderstorms with small hail will certainly be possible under this pattern with highs in the mid 50s to around 60. Snow levels will remain above all Bay Area peaks with this system.

Flash flood watch remains in effect for the Kincade burn scar from 4 pm Friday through 4 am Saturday. This covers the period when intense cold frontal rains are expected to pass over the burn area. Other trend of note with the 00z models is the nam model has trended wetter than the gfs model with the nam showing a large area of 5.5 inch storm totals across northern Sonoma by Sunday afternoon while the gfs tops out around 3 inches. Its a little unusual for the higher resolution nam to be so much wetter at this time scale. Will monitor trends but the nam has a secondary boundary Saturday afternoon as the core of the upper low passes through.

Saturday looks wetter than Sunday but still plenty of shower activity around for Sunday as well. Finally a drying trend for Monday and Tuesday of next week.

PREV DISCUSSION. as of 1:56 PM PST Thursday . Under mostly cloudy skies, area temperatures are mild, ranging from the mid 50s to lower 60s, which are warmer than yesterday at this time by several degrees. Tonight is expected to see low temps generally from the mid 40s to lower 50s.

The next storm system is due impact the area on Friday and Saturday with rainfall and gusty winds. Light showers are expected to begin Friday ahead of this system. The cold front is expected to move into the North Bay late Friday afternoon then gradually moving south and east overnight. Given the dynamics with the potent cold front and ample moisture, rainfall intensity will be of concern across the North Bay, especially in the Kincade Burn area. Hourly rainfall rates could exceed one half an inch in an hour leading to debris flows or flash flooding. Therefore, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Kincade burn area Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. By Saturday morning the cold front will have pushed through much of the Bay Area. However, the parent low and upper trough moving through will keep showers going across the Bay Area Saturday into Sunday. Enough instability will be present with the frontal passage and with the upper trough to justify a slight chance of thunderstorms for Friday and Saturday. Rainfall totals from Friday into early Sunday range from 0.50"-1.25" in most urban areas, except 1.50-2.50" in the North Bay Valleys. In the hills/mountains, rain totals are forecast to range from 1.50"-4.00" in the North Bay Mountains, 1.25- 1.5" for the East Bay Hills, 1.50-3.00" in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and 1.00-3.00" across Monterey and San Benito Co. Mountains. Lesser amounts will be possible in the southern Salinas Valley.

In addition to the rain, southerly winds will ramp up ahead of and with the frontal passage. Winds will be strongest over the coastal waters, near the coast, through south-east oriented valleys, and in the higher terrain. A wind advisory has been issued for the entire CWA from 10 AM Friday through 7 AM Saturday. Although the advisory is for the entire area, there will be wind- sheltered areas that will see lesser wind speeds, including the Monterey Bay coastline, and in the southern portion of the Santa Clara Valley.

Lingering showers will be possible on Sunday as the upper trough slowly exits. High pressure aloft building in over the state will bring drier weather to the area Monday through at least Wednesday. A weak system is forecast to move across Northern California on Wednesday which could bring a few showers to northern zones late Wednesday, although latest model runs have weakened this system further.

AVIATION. as of 10:05 PM PST Thursday . Models indicate abundant low level moisture over the area through the evening so the latest forecasts call for MVFR cigs impacting SFO and the approach. S-SE winds begin to pick up above the surface tonight causing possible LLWS. Winds at the surface increase Friday morning under warm air advection ahead of the next frontal system. Light rain should reach the Bay Area by 20Z. Moderate rain expected to be confined to the North Bay Friday evening.

Vicinity of KSFO . Cigs will be in and out of MVFR range through the night. Bases predominately 3000-4000 ft. LLWS possible overnight tonight through Friday when winds at 2000 ft increase more than the surface winds. Surface winds increase after 15Z with gusts to 15 kt. These winds will only increase as the day goes on Friday. Gusts to 30-35 kt after 20Z.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . Cigs remaining in the VFR range. South winds increasing in the Salinas Valley with gusts to 20 kt after 14Z. Light rain holding off until Friday night.

MARINE. as of 10:01 PM PST Thursday . A 981 mb low centered 800 miles west of Cape Blanco will wobble east towards the northern California coast by Saturday night. This will bring another round of gusty southerly winds to the coastal waters with gale force winds expected by early Friday and persisting through Friday night. Moderate northwest swell will gradually build to around 10 to 15 feet Friday over the northern waters then spread south across the coastal waters over the weekend.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tngt. SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm until 3 AM SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm until 3 AM GLW . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm from 3 AM GLW . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm from 3 AM SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm from 12 AM



PUBLIC FORECAST: RWW 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
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 6 mi47 min 56°F2 ft
MEYC1 7 mi71 min 57°F1017.4 hPa
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 8 mi83 min NE 2.9 G 7 57°F 1017.9 hPa52°F
46092 - MBM1 10 mi40 min S 14 58°F 56°F1016.9 hPa (+0.8)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 10 mi62 min Calm 54°F 1017 hPa53°F
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 28 mi47 min 58°F6 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 29 mi27 min SSE 18 G 21 58°F 57°F1017.2 hPa54°F

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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Monterey Regional Airport, CA8 mi53 minESE 310.00 miFair55°F52°F90%1018.7 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA14 mi54 minSSE 710.00 miFair56°F51°F84%1017.9 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA17 mi54 minNNW 310.00 miFair55°F52°F90%1017.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Monterey, Monterey Harbor, California (3)
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Monterey
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Fri -- 01:34 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:26 AM PST     4.89 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:05 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 01:13 PM PST     1.56 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:01 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:51 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:45 PM PST     3.50 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 01:35 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 01:58 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:04 AM PST     0.54 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:05 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:07 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:57 AM PST     -0.58 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 02:01 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:57 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:51 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:44 PM PST     0.43 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:30 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:03 PM PST     -0.49 knots Max Ebb
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