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Moss Landing, CA

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Sunrise 6:30AMSunset 7:48PM Saturday August 24, 2019 10:23 PM PDT (05:23 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 2:04PM Illumination 28% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 24 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 945 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 24 2019
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun night..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell around 2 ft and S around 2 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 945 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 24 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A high pressure center over the eastern pacific will slowly weaken as it moves closer to british columbia through early to mid next week. In response the northerly pressure gradient and winds will also ease over the northern california coastal waters. SEa breezes will develop each afternoon and evening over the san francisco bay to the delta. Southerly swell will increase to 2 to 3 feet Sunday and persist through early next week with light to moderate period northwesterly swell continuing through the period.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Moss Landing, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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902 pm pdt Sat aug 24 2019

Synopsis High pressure will produce warmer temperatures through
early next week, especially across inland areas where very warm
temperatures are forecast. The marine layer will persist along the
coast, along with light onshore flow, resulting in relatively
mild temperatures near the ocean and bays. Moisture from tropical
storm ivo may pass across our area from Tuesday afternoon into
Wednesday, bringing increasing clouds and higher humidity. Cooler
temperatures are forecast for the second half of next week.

Discussion As of 9:00 pm pdt Saturday... Saturday was a typical
late summer day. Morning low clouds and patchy fog cleared back
to the coast by midday, leaving sunny skies for most areas during
the afternoon. High temperatures were very close to normal for
late august, ranging from the upper 60s near the ocean to the
lower 90s in the inland valleys.

An upper level ridge currently covers much of the northeast
pacific, extending from north of hawaii eastward across
california. This ridge is forecast to be our dominant weather
feature through Monday. Coastal profiler data already shows a
decrease in the depth of the marine layer since yesterday, and
model data suggest further compression of the marine layer through
Monday. Temperatures are expected to trend warmer over the next
two days, especially inland, as marine air becomes increasingly
confined to areas near the ocean. The inland valleys are forecast
to warm into the mid and upper 90s by Monday, with some of the
warmer spots such as lake berryessa and pinnacles national park
likely to climb past 100. Temperatures of this magnitude are not
all that unusual for this time of year and heat risks are
expected to climb only into the moderate category across most
inland areas through Monday. Isolated spots in the inland hills
are projected to experience high heat risk due to limited
overnight cooling. Persistent light onshore flow will keep
temperatures mild in coastal areas with highs forecast to be
mostly in the upper 60s and 70s, except for a few lower 80s
possible in locations such as santa cruz.

Tropical storm ivo off the west coast of the baja peninsula
continues to drift slowly to the north. Ivo is forecast to
dissipate well to the south of california, but some of ivo's
moisture is projected to travel well north of the dying tropical
system, thanks to southerly flow in the mid and upper levels.

Models continue to indicate that the highest moisture content in
the mid and upper levels will remain over the ocean off the coast
of california, but there are indications there could be
sufficient moisture over our area for the development of high-
based showers and or thunderstorms from about Tuesday afternoon
through early Wednesday. The question is whether there will be
sufficient mid level instability for convection to initiate over
land. On that front, the 00z NAM focuses the most unstable
conditions offshore where moisture is highest and indicates very
little chance of convection over land. Based on current models,
the most we would likely see from this tropical moisture influx
next week is mid and high level clouds and perhaps a little virga.

In any case, we will continue to monitor this situation closely
for any increasing thunderstorm potential over land. If
thunderstorms do develop, most precipitation will likely evaporate
in the dry sub-cloud layer, with the result being dry lightning
and associated wildfire concerns.

The upper ridge axis is forecast to shift to our east by late Tuesday
and this will result in cooler temperatures during the second
half of next week.

Aviation As of 4:37 pm pdt Saturday... It'sVFR all locations
except along the coastline point sur to northern coastal sonoma
county there's almost, not quite, continuous MVFR-ifr CIGS vsbys
in stratus and fog. The 4 pm onshore pressure gradient sfo-sac is
2.4 mb, other directional pressure gradients have relaxed are
closer to balanced since Friday thus the overall wind field at
the surface is lighter today with the usual summer late day sea
breezes. Increasing coverage of MVFR-ifr tonight, conditions most
places nearest the coastline are forecast to lower to ifr
overnight. Conditions then lifting toVFR back to the coastline
late morning to afternoon Sunday.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind near 15 knots until 03z. MVFR
cig developing by 14z then back toVFR by 17z Sunday.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, west winds near 10 knots early in
the evening. Ifr CIGS returning by 03-04z. CIGS Sunday lift toVFR
by late morning.

Marine As of 4:06 pm pdt Saturday... Northerly winds will
persist over the northern outer waters while light southwesterly
winds will develop elsewhere through the weekend. Steep, short
period northwesterly swell will continue to decrease through the
weekend with periods becoming 8 seconds. Moderate period southerly
swell will increase to 2 to 3 feet on Sunday and persist through
early next week with light to moderate period northwesterly swell
continuing through the period.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 10 pm
public forecast: dykema
aviation: canepa
marine: sims
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 1 mi98 min WNW 2.9 60°F 1013 hPa59°F
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 2 mi28 min WNW 1.9 G 5.1 59°F 1015.5 hPa58°F
46092 - MBM1 15 mi73 min W 5.8 60°F 59°F1014.4 hPa (+0.0)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 15 mi23 min 62°F2 ft
MEYC1 16 mi47 min 64°F1015.4 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 32 mi23 min 62°F4 ft
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 34 mi33 min 1.9 G 3.9 60°F 62°F5 ft1014.5 hPa (+0.5)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 37 mi23 min 61°F4 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA9 mi3.5 hrsSW 610.00 miFair64°F57°F78%1014.4 hPa
Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport, CA13 mi3.5 hrsNW 1010.00 miFair64°F57°F78%1015 hPa
Monterey Regional Airport, CA16 mi4.5 hrsN 710.00 miPartly Cloudy67°F57°F71%1015.7 hPa
Hollister, CA, CA19 mi68 minN 010.00 miFair64°F57°F78%1014.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Pacific Mariculture Dock, Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay, California
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Sun -- 01:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:09 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:07 AM PDT     0.49 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:32 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:33 AM PDT     -0.32 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 02:47 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:06 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:44 PM PDT     0.39 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 07:45 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:32 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 11:57 PM PDT     -0.81 knots Max Ebb
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