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

April 16, 2024 2:15 PM PDT (21:15 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:30 AM   Sunset 7:48 PM
Moonrise 12:05 PM   Moonset 2:20 AM 
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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 838 Am Pdt Tue Apr 16 2024

Today - NW winds 5 to 10 knots - .increasing to 10 to 15 knots this afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 19 seconds.

Tonight - NW winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 19 seconds.

Wed - NW winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 18 seconds.

Wed night - NW winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.

Thu - NW winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.

Thu night - W winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 3 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.

Fri - NW winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw around 2 ft and sw 2 to 3 ft.

Sat - NW winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft and sw 2 to 3 ft.

- .san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast - - .
in the deep water channel - .mixed seas of 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
across the bar - .mixed seas of 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 kt at 11:21 am Tuesday and 1.3 kt at 01:08 am Wednesday.

PZZ500 838 Am Pdt Tue Apr 16 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
ridging continues to dominate, bringing fair weather through much of the week. Strong and gusty northwest winds are expected through much of the week, with gale-force gusts expected over the far northern waters this afternoon through late tonight. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters this week, though shortens in period to around 8-10 seconds near Wednesday. Light, longer period (18 seconds) southerly swell will also be present through the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montara, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 161718 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 1018 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

New AVIATION, MARINE

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 127 PM PDT Mon Apr 15 2024

Dry conditions are here to stay with a gradual warming trend through midweek, peaking on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Onshore flow increases toward the end of the week; cooling temperatures near the coast as marine stratus returns.

SHORT TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 1238 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

A high pressure ridge aloft will center off the California coast with low-level ridging locating across the northeast Pacific. As lower pressures develop inland this will bring a modest pressure gradient and light onshore (N-NW) winds today. Given the ridging influence temperatures inland will warm into the 70s this afternoon with 60s along the coast. Readings tonight will drop into the upper 40s to lower 50s.

LONG TERM
(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 1238 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

The upper ridge will gain prominence on Wednesday and Thursday bringing milder temperatures to the region. High in the warmer inland valleys will top out in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with 60s to around 70 along the coast and bays.

The ridge will flatten thereafter in response to a weak perturbation translating through the mean westerly flow with stronger onshore flow and cooler temperatures. The ridge looks to rebuild by early next week with a slight warming trend. However onshore winds will keep things cooler by the coast. Dry conditions will prevail.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 1018 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

VFR through the TAF period for the vast majority of terminals.
Expect clear skies and onshore breezy winds this afternoon. Winds ease into the evening to become light and slightly offshore for most terminals. North Bay terminals are likely to see a return of fog and IFR/LIFR conditions in the mid to late morning of Wednesday.
Monterey Bay terminals are likely to see MVFR/IFR conditions from fog development, and perhaps just a FEW to SCT low clouds over the terminals. Otherwise, VFR returns once more in the late morning and afternoon of Wednesday.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR through the TAF period. Winds out of the W/NW today and breezy, but becoming light and variable in the overnight hours. A FEW low clouds may drift over the terminal as clouds build over the bay waters.

SFO Bridge Approach...Models show low clouds developing over the SF bay waters in the early morning of Wednesday. Clouds likely to be SCT-BKN.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR through the early morning of Wednesday with onshore winds. Model show fog developing towards the mid morning hours and seem to indicate LIFR conditions. However, given the potential presence of low clouds, thoughts are that fog development may be limited to MVFR/IFR conditions at most. Have reflected this in the TAF, though this will be something to watch in future updates.

MARINE
(Today through Sunday)
Issued at 1018 AM PDT Tue Apr 16 2024

Ridging continues to dominate, bringing fair weather through much of the week. Strong and gusty northwest winds are expected through much of the week, with gale-force gusts expected over the far northern waters this afternoon through late tonight. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters this week, though shortens in period to around 8-10 seconds near Wednesday. Light, longer period (18 seconds) southerly swell will also be present through the week.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Wednesday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM PDT this afternoon for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.

Gale Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Wednesday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM PDT Wednesday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 15 mi45 min 55°F 57°F5 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 17 mi45 min SW 11G15 58°F 30.14
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 19 mi65 min 55°F6 ft
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi45 min WSW 6G8 67°F 30.10
PXSC1 19 mi45 min 65°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 20 mi45 min W 4.1G5.1 65°F 60°F30.14
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 20 mi51 min N 5.1G8.9 67°F 61°F30.13
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 21 mi45 min NW 9.9G11 59°F 30.13
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 21 mi45 min WNW 5.1G6
LNDC1 22 mi45 min W 4.1G6 66°F 30.13
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 23 mi151 min SSE 6 62°F 30.1253°F
1801589 24 mi105 min NW 13G15 53°F 54°F8 ft30.1852°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 26 mi69 min SW 6G8 61°F 30.15
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 26 mi45 min S 7G8.9 61°F 58°F30.12
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi45 min 30.16
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 38 mi45 min WNW 2.9G4.1 63°F 30.12
CQUC1 39 mi104 min 57°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 40 mi45 min W 6G6 66°F 61°F30.12
UPBC1 40 mi45 min WNW 5.1G6
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 44 mi45 min NE 5.1G5.1 66°F 30.11
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 49 mi45 min SE 1G1.9 68°F 30.12


Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KHAF HALF MOON BAY,CA 6 sm20 minNW 094 smClear Mist 57°F55°F94%30.13
KSFO SAN FRANCISCO INTL,CA 11 sm19 minNNW 0610 smMostly Cloudy72°F54°F53%30.11
KSQL SAN CARLOS,CA 18 sm23 minN 0410 smClear70°F52°F53%30.12
KOAK METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL,CA 22 sm22 minW 0810 smMostly Cloudy70°F52°F53%30.12
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Wind History from HAF
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Tide / Current for Half Moon Bay, California
   
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Half Moon Bay
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Tue -- 12:03 AM PDT     3.09 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:20 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:01 AM PDT     4.41 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:35 PM PDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:46 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:54 PM PDT     4.34 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Half Moon Bay, California, Tide feet
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3.1
1
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3.2
2
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3.5
3
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3.9
4
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4.3
5
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4.4
6
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4.3
7
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3.8
8
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3
9
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2.1
10
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1.3
11
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0.6
12
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0.2
1
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0.2
2
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0.5
3
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1.1
4
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1.9
5
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2.8
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3.6
7
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4.2
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4.3
9
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4.2
10
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3.8
11
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3.3



Tide / Current for South Channel, San Francisco Bay Approach, California Current
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South Channel
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Tue -- 01:42 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:21 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 04:22 AM PDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:08 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 10:30 AM PDT     -1.25 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 01:04 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 02:21 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:47 PM PDT     1.15 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:47 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:15 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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South Channel, San Francisco Bay Approach, California Current, knots
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-0.5
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0.1
3
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0.4
4
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0.5
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0.5
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0.4
7
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0.1
8
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-0.5
9
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-1
10
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-1.2
11
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-1.2
12
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-1.1
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-0.8
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-0.2
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0.8
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1.1
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1.1
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0.6
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0.1
10
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-0.3
11
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-0.5




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