Capitola, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Capitola, CA

May 25, 2024 7:42 PM PDT (02:42 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:51 AM   Sunset 8:18 PM
Moonrise 10:03 PM   Moonset 6:13 AM 
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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.

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PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 233 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2024

.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening - .

Tonight - NW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 3 ft at 6 seconds.

Sun - W wind 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 4 ft at 7 seconds.

Sun night - NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 3 ft at 8 seconds.

Memorial day - W wind 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 4 ft at 9 seconds.

Mon night - NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 4 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds.

Tue - NW wind 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: W 2 ft at 5 seconds, W 4 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 ft at 14 seconds.

Tue night - NW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Wed - NW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Wed night - NW wind 15 to 20 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Thu - NW wind 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Thu night - NW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.

PZZ500 233 Pm Pdt Sat May 25 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
fresh northwest breeze over the outer waters persists through the weekend creating hazardous conditions for small crafts. Fresh to strong northwest and onshore winds across the coastal waters and bays during the afternoons by early to mid next week. Wave heights beginning to increase mid-work week up to 11-13 feet. Otherwise mostly quiet marine conditions through the forecast period.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Capitola, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 260105 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 605 PM PDT Sat May 25 2024

New AVIATION, MARINE

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 1259 AM PDT Sat May 25 2024

Cool with abundant overnight stratus through the weekend. Warming and drying trend set for next week with temperatures around seasonal normal.

SHORT TERM
Issued at 118 PM PDT Sat May 25 2024 (This evening through Sunday)

Another afternoon of lingering pesky stratus from the morning.
The lingering clouds are slowly thinning per satellite and have a strato-cu look. Needless to say the clouds are impacting temperatures across the interior with a few spot running behind predicted max temps. We'll leave forecast as is since there's still some daytime heating left and some inland sunshine is still predicted. One thing that is similar to yesterday are the stronger onshore winds. While not as strong as 24 hours ago, still seeing some gusts up to 35 mph through the inland gaps/passes.

Finishing out the weekend: The upper level trough that helped support the deep/cool/moist marine layer will exit eastward.
Semi-zonal flow with building 500 mb heights and warming 850 mb temps will build over the region. As a result, a more compressed marine layer will develop tonight. Still cannot rule out patchy fog or drizzle tonight, but it should be less than Saturday morning. Temperatures on Sunday will warm on avg 3-8 degrees away from the coast. Highs will be in the upper 50s to 60s coast and 70s to mid 80s. Onshore flow continues to ease, but gusty winds through gaps/passes will continue.

LONG TERM
Issued at 140 PM PDT Sat May 25 2024 (Sunday night through next Friday)

The warming trend from Sunday will continue through much of next week as high pressure nudging in from the S battles an upper trough approaching from the N. As for sensible weather, pretty quiet with night and morning clouds with inland daytime sunshine.
Should be noted the warming trend will pause briefly mid-week before peaking next Friday with far interior locations reaching 90 degrees.

AVIATION
(00Z TAFS)
Issued at 605 PM PDT Sat May 25 2024

Diurnal surface warming and greater vertical mixing due to a weakened lower level temperature inversion(s) have mostly mixed out the low clouds today. Currently much of the forecast area is VFR with exception of a few patches of low clouds and haze /MVFR/ along the coast.

The air mass is essentially unchanged at the moment, however there are hints in the model output that another push of surface to near surface cooler air will arrive from the northwest and over the coastal waters overnight and Sunday morning, assisting with redevelopment of low clouds /MVFR-IFR/; sea surface temps are 49F-54F, surface dewpoint temps are roughly the same and outgoing radiative cooling tonight favor low cloud redevelopment. Warming in the lower levels of the atmosphere will be slow to start tonight, but is forecast to increase/consolidate through Sunday and Sunday night resulting in the restrengthening of a lower level temperature inversion (cap for stratus and/or fog development). The afternoon Oakland upper air sounding showed the lowest inversion based near 2600 feet AGL, and two subsidence inversions were based at 4500 feet AGL and at 8000 feet AGL.

Vicinity of SFO...BKN cloud cover has reduced to SCT cloud cover with sufficient afternoon surface warming and mixing. Post sunset however and incoming cooler air advection will combine to bring back low clouds /MVFR/ mid-late evening; a moderate to high confidence forecast. MVFR tonight and Sunday morning. Decided to extend MVFR ceiling forecast to 21z Sunday before clearing takes place based on the NAM humidity forecasts, combining with aforementioned cooling to saturation. West wind 15 to 25 knots, easing to near 10 knots tonight and Sunday morning, then westerly 15 to 20 knots Sunday afternoon and evening.

SFO Bridge Approach... Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...Near high confidence VFR continues to mid evening then MVFR-IFR developing due to low clouds. MVFR-IFR tonight and Sunday morning mixing out to VFR by late morning. West to northwest winds 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots by late evening, west to northwest winds resuming to 10 to 20 knots Sunday afternoon and early evening.

MARINE
(Tonight through next Thursday)
Issued at 448 PM PDT Sat May 25 2024

Fresh northwest breeze over the outer waters persists through the weekend creating hazardous conditions for small crafts. Fresh to strong northwest and onshore winds across the coastal waters and bays during the afternoons by early to mid next week. Wave heights beginning to increase mid-work week up to 11-13 feet. Otherwise mostly quiet marine conditions through the forecast period.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for Mry Bay.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Sunday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM to 9 PM PDT Sunday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Monday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
46276 11 mi107 min 56°F 56°F4 ft
46279 11 mi47 min 55°F 56°F4 ft
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 14 mi43 min 53°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi58 min W 7 56°F 30.0449°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi88 min W 18 54°F 55°F30.05
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi47 min 58°F2 ft
MEYC1 25 mi67 min 58°F30.05
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 40 mi55 min WSW 6G15 56°F 67°F30.04
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 45 mi43 min 55°F 55°F4 ft


Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KWVI WATSONVILLE MUNI,CA 8 sm49 minvar 0410 smClear61°F50°F68%30.02
KOAR MARINA MUNI,CA 22 sm27 minW 1410 smClear54°F46°F77%30.05
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Wind History from WVI
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Tide / Current for Santa Cruz, California
   
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Santa Cruz
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Sat -- 05:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:18 AM PDT     -1.07 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:13 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:18 PM PDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:26 PM PDT     3.40 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:03 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:46 PM PDT     5.51 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Santa Cruz, California, Tide feet
12
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5.3
1
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4.6
2
am
3.4
3
am
1.9
4
am
0.5
5
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-0.6
6
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-1
7
am
-1
8
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-0.4
9
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0.4
10
am
1.3
11
am
2.2
12
pm
3
1
pm
3.6
2
pm
3.8
3
pm
3.8
4
pm
3.6
5
pm
3.4
6
pm
3.4
7
pm
3.7
8
pm
4
9
pm
4.5
10
pm
5
11
pm
5.4


Tide / Current for Point Pinos, California Current
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Point Pinos
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Sat -- 01:14 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:56 AM PDT     -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:53 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:14 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:49 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:54 AM PDT     0.72 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:34 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:35 PM PDT     -0.37 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 08:15 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:16 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:02 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:22 PM PDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Point Pinos, California Current, knots
12
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0.3
1
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0.1
2
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-0.2
3
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-0.6
4
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-0.9
5
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-1
6
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-0.9
7
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-0.6
8
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-0.3
9
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0.1
10
am
0.4
11
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0.6
12
pm
0.7
1
pm
0.6
2
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0.4
3
pm
0.2
4
pm
-0.1
5
pm
-0.3
6
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-0.4
7
pm
-0.2
8
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-0
9
pm
0.1
10
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0.3
11
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0.4


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