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Pleasure Point, CA

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Sunrise 6:00AMSunset 8:27PM Thursday July 18, 2019 2:24 PM PDT (21:24 UTC) Moonrise 8:56PMMoonset 6:35AM Illumination 97% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 844 Am Pdt Thu Jul 18 2019
Today..SW winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft this afternoon. Patchy fog this morning.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 3 ft.
Sat night..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves around 3 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 844 Am Pdt Thu Jul 18 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light to moderate northwest winds will persist through Monday with locally gusty winds over the northern outer waters. Lighter southerly flow can be expected along the coast today and into the start of the weekend. The sea state will continue to be dominated by short period wind generated waves along with a light long period southerly swell.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pleasure Point, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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150 pm pdt Thu jul 18 2019

Synopsis An inland cooling trend will persist through late
week with periods of night and morning low clouds. Temperatures
will then warm slightly this weekend before rebounding back to
near seasonal normals by next week.

Discussion As of 01:49 pm pdt Thursday... The modestly deep
marine layer in place mixed out well over inland areas this
afternoon with mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the
upper 60s to middle 80s. Meanwhile, stratus coverage persists
around the marin county coastline, over western portions of san
francisco and locally into the monterey bay region. Low clouds
will redevelop along the coast before spreading back into the
inland valleys overnight with temperatures cooling into the 50s
for most locations. Patchy fog and coastal drizzle will also be
possible late tonight into Friday morning.

The inland cooling trend will continue into Friday as a surface low
pressure system currently over northern california shifts offshore.

This will result in southerly surface winds which will potentially
maintain low clouds along south and southwest facing locations
through a good portion of the day on Friday. Little change is
forecast heading into Saturday with temperatures generally below
seasonal averages.

Building high pressure over the desert southwest will result in a
slight warming trend to begin on Sunday, especially for inland
areas. However, conditions near the coast will remain cooler as
onshore flow persists. The ridge to the east will begin to build
westward early next week and allow for temperatures to rebound back
to near seasonal averages. However, a deepening trough off of the
west coast will prevent the ridge from strengthening too much over
our region next week.

Aviation As of 10:32 am pdt Thursday... For 18z tafs. The
marine layer remains at around 2000 ft agl per the fort ord
profiler with satellite imagery showing stratus eroding inland.

Vfr conditions expected for the rest of the day and into this
evening. Guidance is now showing stratus redeveloping earlier this
evening compared to yesterday, so moved forward return times by a
couple of hours for the 18z package. Onshore winds this afternoon
10-15 kt with gusts 20-25 kt at the typically windy spots.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Westerly winds 10-15 kt with gusts to 25
kt this afternoon. Expecting sfo to see MVFR conditions overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR this afternoon before low CIGS return
this evening. Expecting an earlier return for kmry than was seen
yesterday as well as another early return of stratus for ksns.

Onshore winds this afternoon 10-15 kt with locally gusty winds
down the salinas valley.

Marine As of 08:44 am pdt Thursday... Generally light to
moderate northwest winds will persist through Monday with locally
gusty winds over the northern outer waters. Lighter southerly flow
can be expected along the coast today and into the start of the
weekend. The sea state will continue to be dominated by short
period wind generated waves along with a light long period
southerly swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 14 mi71 min S 7.8 55°F 56°F1016.1 hPa (+0.0)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 14 mi110 min W 6 G 20 58°F 1015.6 hPa56°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi99 min WNW 7 62°F 1016 hPa56°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 23 mi54 min 55°F1 ft
MEYC1 24 mi48 min 58°F1015.2 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 25 mi34 min S 5.8 G 5.8 58°F 59°F4 ft1014.7 hPa (-0.4)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi54 min 59°F4 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 41 mi54 min NW 12 G 14 73°F 74°F1013.6 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 42 mi54 min 56°F5 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA10 mi31 minWSW 810.00 miA Few Clouds66°F55°F68%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz
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Thu -- 06:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:14 AM PDT     -0.53 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:35 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:47 PM PDT     4.25 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:11 PM PDT     2.99 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:55 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:45 PM PDT     5.17 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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Thu -- 01:24 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:40 AM PDT     -0.96 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:40 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:43 AM PDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:01 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:14 PM PDT     -0.46 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 08:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:31 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:54 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:16 PM PDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
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