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Salinas, CA

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Sunrise 7:10AMSunset 4:53PM Sunday December 15, 2019 7:04 AM PST (15:04 UTC) Moonrise 8:39PMMoonset 10:21AM Illumination 85% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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- 253 Am Pst Sun Dec 15 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon...
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft, increasing to 3 to 4 ft this afternoon. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 14 seconds.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon night..E winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 14 seconds.
Tue..SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds.
Tue night..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 17 seconds. A chance of rain.
Wed..E winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft. A chance of rain.
Thu..SE winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 253 Am Pst Sun Dec 15 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will be breezy today as a coastal trough develops over southern california while high pressure builds offshore. Moderate to large northwest swell will gradually subside into early next week. The combination of gusty winds and large combined seas will create hazardous seas conditions through tomorrow evening, particularly for smaller vessels. Southerly winds will return later on Monday ahead of the next weather system.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salinas, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 151154 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 354 AM PST Sun Dec 15 2019

SYNOPSIS. Isolated showers will linger near the coastline through early morning before dissipating later in the day. Cooler and drier conditions are then likely to persist into early next week. Unsettled conditions return midweek and potentially again late next weekend.

DISCUSSION. as of 03:23 AM PST Sunday . Lingering moisture in a northwest flow continues to result in isolated showers near coastal areas early this morning. Meanwhile, cold air advection has resulted in a region-wide cool down in wake of the passing of the main mid/upper level trough. As flow aloft turns more northerly through sunrise, look for showers to diminish in coverage with partly cloudy to mostly clear sky conditions developing through the day. Daytime temperatures will generally warm into the 50s for most urban areas and hold in the 40s in the higher elevations across the region.

Low level conditions will dry out even more so tonight into Monday resulting in even colder overnight conditions. With light winds and mainly clear sky conditions, temperatures will drop into the lower/middle 30s for most interior locations and into the upper 30s to lower 40s even near the coast by Monday morning. These will be some of the coldest temperatures of the month so far. Patchy frost will be possible with a few hours of freezing temperatures in the region's coldest interior locations. Other than an increase in high level clouds beginning Monday night into Tuesday, similar weather conditions are likely with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s to 40s.

The forecast models continue to indicate an increase in moisture associated with a mid/upper level system approaching the region late Tuesday into Wednesday. This system has the potential to produce widespread rainfall, generally light to moderate in nature across portions of the region. However, there remains some uncertainty with respect to the exact track of this system, available moisture and mid/upper level support. Regardless, unsettled conditions are likely to return to much of the region by midweek. As that mid/upper level system shifts inland late in the week, a deeper plume of atmospheric moisture is forecast to take aim at the Pacific Northwest and/or far northern California with mainly dry conditions across our region. However, depending on the exact track of the deeper moisture advection, cannot rule out light rain over the far northern portions of the North Bay late in the week.

Unsettled weather conditions are then looking likely by late next weekend as a mid/upper level system approaches the region and pushes the deeper moisture plume southward in the form of a frontal system. Details remain difficult to nail down at this time, yet widespread rainfall looks possible Stay tuned.

AVIATION. as of 03:54 AM PST Sunday . For 12z TAFs. Scattered showers have moved south of most of the terminals this morning, the exception at KMRY which could see a scattered shower through 15z. Patchy fog may develop near KSNS through 16z, otherwise VFR conditions are expected today for the TAF sites. Some low level moisture remains with mainly FEW/SCT cumulus with bases 3000-5000 feet. Late this morning and afternoon cumulus will likely become more numerous over the terrain as the surface warms. Northwest winds have generally subsided since yesterday. Northwest winds mainly 5-10 kt today.

Vicinity of KSFO . VFR through the period with FEW to SCT clouds between 3,000 and 4,000 ft AGL. Mainly FEW this morning with SCT coverage more likely this afternoon. Winds have subsided with northwest winds near 10 kt this morning. Winds increasing to 10-15 kt this afternoon.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . VFR through the period. An isolated shower may move in the vicinity of KMRY through 15z. SCT/BKN clouds with bases 3000-5000 feet will decrease this morning and become FEW/SCT this afternoon. W to NW winds 5-10 kt expected through the day today.

MARINE. as of 03:23 AM PST Sunday . Northwest winds will be breezy today as a coastal trough develops over southern California while high pressure builds offshore. Moderate to large northwest swell will gradually subside into early next week. The combination of gusty winds and large combined seas will create hazardous seas conditions through tomorrow evening, particularly for smaller vessels. Southerly winds will return later on Monday ahead of the next weather system.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm SCA . Mry Bay SCA . SF Bay until 9 AM



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 11 mi79 min Calm 46°F 1021 hPa42°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 20 mi34 min 57°F5 ft
MEYC1 20 mi88 min 58°F1021.4 hPa
46092 - MBM1 25 mi57 min NW 18 53°F 57°F1020.6 hPa (+1.2)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 39 mi34 min 57°F11 ft
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 42 mi34 min 57°F10 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 45 mi34 min NNW 18 G 23 53°F 57°F1022 hPa46°F

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA6 mi71 minNE 310.00 miFair42°F39°F89%1022.2 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA13 mi64 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy45°F41°F87%1021.7 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA18 mi70 minNW 910.00 miFair53°F39°F61%1022.7 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA18 mi71 minENE 410.00 miFair41°F39°F93%1021.2 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSNS

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Tide / Current Tables for Elkhorn, California
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Elkhorn
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Sun -- 01:37 AM PST     3.79 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:42 AM PST     2.73 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:12 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:21 AM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:51 AM PST     5.65 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:51 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 07:24 PM PST     -1.01 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:39 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Sun -- 03:12 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:18 AM PST     -0.44 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:12 AM PST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:18 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:22 AM PST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:13 AM PST     0.45 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 01:48 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:53 PM PST     Sunset
Sun -- 05:26 PM PST     -0.98 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 08:40 PM PST     Moonrise
Sun -- 09:17 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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