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Pleasure Point, CA

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 4:52PM Friday December 4, 2020 3:53 PM PST (23:53 UTC) Moonrise 8:48PMMoonset 10:51AM Illumination 76% 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- 205 Pm Pst Fri Dec 4 2020
Today..NE winds up to 10 kt, becoming W this afternoon. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..S winds up to 10 kt. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 14 seconds.
Sat night..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun night..S winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon..NE winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 2 to 4 ft and W 6 to 8 ft.
Tue..N winds up to 10 kt. SWell W 9 to 11 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 205 Pm Pst Fri Dec 4 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light to moderate winds will continue through tonight while long period nw swell slowly subsides. An approaching front will cause the winds becoming southwest to westerly on Saturday before turning back from the north and increasing on Sunday. As winds ease and turn out of the ne Monday night into Tuesday, another long period large amplitude swell will move into the waters. This will cause large breaking waves across nearshore shoals.


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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FXUS66 KMTR 042127 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 127 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

SYNOPSIS. Daytime temperatures cool slightly headed into the weekend as a weak cold front pushes into northern California. Offshore winds are then set to develop late Sunday into Monday with gusty conditions in the region's higher elevations. Otherwise, mild afternoons and cool nights are expected through next week with ongoing dry weather conditions.

DISCUSSION. as of 01:25 PM PST Friday . Temperatures this afternoon range from the upper 50s near the coast/bays to mid 60s across the interior under clear sky conditions. These temperatures are generally a few degrees warmer compared to this time yesterday as high pressure aloft continues to dominate our weather pattern. With little change overnight, look for temperatures again to generally fall into the mid/upper 30s across the interior to 40s elsewhere.

A mid/upper level trough will then push into the Pacific Northwest late Saturday driving a frontal boundary into northern California. Cloud cover will increase ahead of this frontal boundary and result in slightly cooler afternoon temperatures, especially for the northern portion of the region. The latest short-range guidance indicates the potential for light rain to reach coastal Sonoma County Saturday afternoon and evening along the tail end of the frontal boundary. While coastal drizzle may also be possible with this passing system, region-wide measurable precipitation is unlikely. At best, a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall will be possible, especially along coastal Sonoma County.

Cloud cover will begin to clear out during the afternoon on Sunday as a cut-off low develops from the aforementioned mid/upper level trough and tracks southward into Nevada. This will result in a tightening pressure gradient allowing for offshore flow to develop over the region late Sunday night into Monday. North to northeast winds will be strongest in the region's hills, ridges and peaks early Monday morning before weakening slightly Monday afternoon. Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph will be likely with the gusts in excess of 50 mph possible in the highest peaks (Mt. Saint Helena & Mt. Diablo). At this time, the lowest humidity doesn't look to advect into the region until during the day Monday as winds begin to relax. That said, elevated to near critical fire weather conditions are still possible from late Sunday into Monday in the region's higher elevations as fuels across the region are nearing record dryness. Thus, these conditions will be closely monitored in the coming days.

As the ridge builds inland to our north, winds will diminish and temperatures will be on a warming trend Monday into Tuesday with widespread 60s to low/mid 70s possible through midweek. The warmest areas look to be across the interior portions of the Central Coast on Tuesday where a few spots may even reach into the upper 70s. This too will likely result in cooler overnight temperatures as well late next week. Temperatures do trend slightly cooler late in the week as troughing returns to the West Coast, yet dry weather conditions look likely to persist.

AVIATION. as of 9:44 AM PST Friday . For the 18z TAFs. VFR is dominating the Bay Area and Monterey Bay regions this morning. This trend will continue into the afternoon. As light onshore flow kicks in mid afternoon, a few low clouds may creep into some areas. However, by early evening winds will become light then turn offshore, clearing out any low clouds that filter in. Therefore there are no flight restrictions expected. That said, pollutants are creating a minimal haze across the Bay Area, but this is not expected to intensify any more than what is being seeing this late morning.

Vicinity of KSFO . VFR with a few high clouds and some low level haze. Light winds this morning turning onshore this afternoon around 10 kt.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . VFR. Onshore flow this afternoon may bring a shallow hazy cloud deck in mid to late afternoon, but will be quickly scoured out as the winds turn offshore in the evening hours.

BEACHES. as of 4:00 AM Friday . A long period WNW swell will continue to impact our coast from Sonoma through Monterey Counties today. Expect moderate to locally large breaking waves generally 14 to 18 feet with isolated peak locations potentially reaching 20 feet. With wave periods still in the 17 to 18 second range, a risk of sneaker waves remains. The largest and most energetic sneaker waves will arrive irregularly, from every few minutes to as infrequently as once every 30 minutes during otherwise deceptively calmer seas. These consequently may catch those on coastal jetties, rocks, piers, or shorelines offguard and may injure them or knock them into the cold, turbulent ocean. Beachcombing is not advised during this timeframe. In addition, strong rip currents will accompany the energetic wave train, particularly at WNW facing beaches. These types of events claim lives each year along our coast so extreme vigilance is advised if visiting the coast. A beach hazard statement remains in effect through 3 PM today.

MARINE. as of 08:37 AM PST Friday . Generally light north to northwest winds will prevail into the weekend. Winds will turn southerly on Saturday and become locally breezy ahead of a weak cold front. Northwesterly winds will then return into Sunday. A long period west to northwest swell continues to impact the coastal waters creating hazardous seas conditions. Breaking waves are likely over nearshore shoals. Swells will gradually subside today and tomorrow. Expect winds to increase early next week along with building long period northwest swell late Monday into Tuesday.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tngt. SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm until 3 PM SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm until 3 PM SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm until 3 PM SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm until 3 PM SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm until 9 PM SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm until 3 AM



PUBLIC FORECAST: RGass AVIATION: BFG MARINE: BFG

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46092 - MBM1 14 mi56 min W 3.9 54°F 53°F1021.2 hPa (-1.9)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi69 min W 4.1 66°F 45°F
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 23 mi58 min 53°F4 ft
MEYC1 24 mi78 min NNE 2.9 G 4.1 56°F 1021.6 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 25 mi34 min WNW 5.8 G 7.8 55°F 55°F1021.9 hPa50°F
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 26 mi28 min 54°F9 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 41 mi54 min N 4.1 G 6 61°F 56°F1022.6 hPa (-2.3)
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 42 mi58 min 54°F9 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA10 mi61 minN 010.00 miFair73°F27°F18%1021.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, California
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Santa Cruz
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Fri -- 01:56 AM PST     3.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:22 AM PST     3.46 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:05 AM PST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:51 AM PST     Moonset
Fri -- 11:54 AM PST     4.99 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:51 PM PST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:12 PM PST     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:48 PM PST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Fri -- 12:02 AM PST     0.64 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:44 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:45 AM PST     -0.36 knots Max Ebb
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Fri -- 08:41 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 11:37 AM PST     0.35 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:02 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 05:50 PM PST     -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:49 PM PST     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:41 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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