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Capitola, CA

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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:32PM Monday July 6, 2020 1:26 AM PDT (08:26 UTC) Moonrise 9:08PMMoonset 6:15AM Illumination 99% 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- 854 Pm Pdt Sun Jul 5 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Monday morning through Monday evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening...
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming nw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft, decreasing to 1 to 2 ft after midnight. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Mon..W winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Mon night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Tue..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Wed..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft and S around 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft. Locally lower winds and seas across sheltered portions of the bay.
PZZ500 854 Pm Pdt Sun Jul 5 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Strong and gusty northwest winds will continue over the coastal waters tonight into midweek. Gusty west to northwest winds will also develop over the bays each afternoon and evening. Expect gale force gusts over the northern waters tonight and along the big sur coast Monday afternoon and evening into Tuesday. These strong northwest winds will generate steep fresh swell and hazardous seas conditions. A long-period southerly swell will continue through Monday before swell periods begin to subside.


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 060457 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 957 PM PDT Sun Jul 5 2020

SYNOPSIS. Breezy onshore winds will gradually subside overnight. Monday afternoon high temperatures will be slightly cooler as onshore flow increases with a likely return of the marine layer for the immediate coastline. Temperatures are expected to be similar through midweek before warming late in the week and into next weekend.

DISCUSSION. as of 9:27 PM PDT Sunday . Clear skies were observed all across the CWA today, with the greatest extent of cloud cover still well off the California coast. Warm conditions dominated the interior with high 80s and low-to- mid 90s observed in concert with low RH values ranging 15-20% in places like Gilroy and Livermore. Onshore flow has also persisted along the coast and most of the interior, although these onshore winds are still quite dry. Moreover, wildfires have broken out this afternoon across the East and South Bay, with the Crews Fire due east of Gilroy still ongoing at the time of this discussion and being fanned by gusty, northwest winds, but these winds are expected to subside overnight.

Temperatures will be cooler across the entire CWA tomorrow as the upper-level 564dm 500mb trough off the coast of British Columbia travels down the coast and its axis centers itself due west of the Bay Area. This shift in the pattern will allow for the marine layer to build itself back up and for low clouds to return to the coast and locally inland by tomorrow morning. The northwesterly winds that will be associated with this upper-level trough will also drive a more noticeable cool down over the interior, with locations like Livermore expected to be about 10 degrees cooler than today. The biggest concern for tomorrow will be the gusty winds, which models are suggesting will be stronger than today's. As such, fire concerns will persist through tomorrow although we are expecting RH to trend higher which could help decrease potentially hazardous conditions.

Looking ahead into the middle of the week, both the ECMWF and GFS runs for today are suggesting a gradual buildup of a 598dm 500mb upper-level ridge over the 4-corners. Should it play out this way, we can expect temperatures to gradually increase and dry conditions to continue through the middle and end of the week. At this time, the ridge does not appear to pose any threat for excessive heat in our CWA but we can expect temperatures to return to what we observed this 4th of July weekend by Friday and Saturday of next week.

AVIATION. as of 9:57 PM PDT Sunday . for 06Z TAFS. VFR. A dry mid-latitude northwest wind flow is thus far preventing fog and stratus development. Strong northerly pressure gradients and winds and a dry air intrusion from the north will limit stratus and fog to patchy coverage on the immediate coastline late tonight and Monday morning. Lower level cooling and weakening of the flat 500 mb height ridge is forecast tonight, Monday and Monday night which will likely weaken the marine layer temperature inversion at least a little bit and increase the marine layer depth. The marine layer depth had earlier varied from 1,200 to 1,600 feet.

Vicinity of KSFO . VFR. A peak west wind gust to 36 knots or 41 mph at 7:04 pm this evening has since decreased with gusts now near 25 knots per 5 minute observations. Looks good for VFR through the taf period given overall conditions mainly due to a strong northerly ACV-SFO pressure gradient, currently 7.7 mb. Gusty west wind returning Monday and Tuesday afternoons and evenings per statistical guidance.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . VFR due to dry west to northwest winds this evening. A patch of fog and/or stratus is possible early Monday morning along the Monterey Bay otherwise VFR is forecast Monday.

MARINE. as of 9:32 PM PDT Sunday . Strong and gusty northwest winds will continue over the coastal waters tonight into midweek. Gusty west to northwest winds will also develop over the bays each afternoon and evening. Expect gale force gusts over the northern waters tonight and along the Big Sur coast Monday afternoon and evening into Tuesday. These strong northwest winds will generate steep fresh swell and hazardous seas conditions. A long-period southerly swell will continue through Monday before swell periods begin to subside.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tngt. 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 Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm



PUBLIC FORECAST: Diaz/Dykema AVIATION/MARINE: Canepa

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 14 mi115 min SE 5.1 G 12 56°F 1015 hPa53°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 15 mi102 min SE 7 55°F 53°F
46092 - MBM1 16 mi108 min NW 16 56°F 56°F1014.5 hPa (+0.7)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 24 mi61 min 60°F3 ft
MEYC1 25 mi51 min WSW 5.1 G 7 56°F 62°F1015.6 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 27 mi37 min NW 19 G 27 55°F 11 ft1015.1 hPa53°F
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 28 mi61 min 55°F9 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 40 mi57 min W 6 G 7 64°F 75°F1015 hPa
46239 - Point Sur, CA (157) 44 mi61 min 55°F8 ft

Wind History for Monterey, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA8 mi34 minENE 410.00 miFair55°F51°F87%1014.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Santa Cruz, California
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Mon -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:05 AM PDT     -1.18 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:15 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:40 PM PDT     4.45 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:57 PM PDT     3.00 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:08 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:42 PM PDT     5.66 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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Mon -- 01:06 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:28 AM PDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
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Mon -- 11:34 AM PDT     0.85 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 02:54 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:08 PM PDT     -0.47 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 08:18 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:07 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:05 PM PDT     0.56 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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