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Montara, CA

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Sunrise 6:00AMSunset 8:31PM Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:38 AM PDT (08:38 UTC) Moonrise 8:23PMMoonset 5:40AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 854 Pm Pdt Tue Jul 16 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Wednesday...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 8 to 9 ft. SWell sw around 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 7 to 8 ft. SWell sw around 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Wed night..W winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. SWell sw around 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. SWell sw around 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft.
Fri night..SW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Patchy fog.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...southwest swell 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 17 seconds. Across the bar...southwest swell 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 17 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 3.1 kt at 05:25 am Wednesday and 1.7 kt at 06:13 pm Wednesday.
PZZ500 854 Pm Pdt Tue Jul 16 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Gusty northwest winds continue across the waters. These winds will generate steep fresh swell resulting in hazardous seas conditions particularly for smaller vessels. Light long period southerly swell will continue through at least mid 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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1045 pm pdt Tue jul 16 2019

Synopsis A gradual cooling trend is forecast through the end of
the work week. Slightly warmer weather will likely develop by the
end of the upcoming weekend, with more significant warming
expected next week.

Discussion As of 9:00 pm pdt Tuesday... Similar to yesterday,
marine layer clouds cleared from most coastal areas by late in the
afternoon. But latest satellite imagery reveals that low clouds
are rapidly redeveloping along the coast and locally into the
east bay.

A cooling trend that got underway in most locations today is
expected to continue through the remainder of the work week.

However, there may be little, if any, cooling tomorrow as the weak
shortwave trough currently located over northern california moves
off to our east and we see slight airmass warming over our area.

The cooling trend is then expected to redevelop on Thursday and
continue into Friday as an upper trough develops over the pacific
northwest and sags south into northern california. Inland areas
will experience the most cooling (5-10 degrees by Friday). Expect
night and morning low clouds to become more widespread by Thursday
morning and especially Friday morning.

The trough over the pacific northwest is forecast to lift to the
northeast by the time the weekend begins, but temperatures will
likely remain at least a few degrees cooler than seasonal averages
through Saturday, with slight warming then expected by Sunday. In
the longer range, the models agree that an upper ridge will build
across the western CONUS during the first half of next week,
resulting in a warming trend, especially inland.

Aviation As of 10:45 pm pdt Tuesday... Coastal stratus and fog
is increasing in coverage and extending over to the east bay.

Despite a relatively shallow marine layer depth stratus advected
by onshore winds have reached ksfo to koak and khwd. Outside of
locations in the east bay, the coastal north bay to san francisco
where winds remain gusty observations and the WRF model show a
general decrease in surface to lower level winds thus greatly
reducing the chances of any lingering low level wind shear (llws)
for the overnight. None of the 06z tafs advertise llws.

A mid latitude 500 mb trof passage late tonight and Wednesday
morning with a corresponding cyclonic circulation at the 925 mb
and 850 mb levels causes cooling and deepening of the marine
layer to focus mostly from the south bay to the north central
coast. Elsewhere 925 mb temperatures warm by a few degrees, which
should keep the marine layer depth either unchanged or compress it
a little. Best chance for marine based clouds and fog will be
along the coast over to the east bay and south bay southward along
the north central coast tonight and Wednesday morning,VFR to the
north and inland.

Sufficient mixing is forecast Wednesday to lift ceilings and
visibilities on the coast whileVFR continues inland. A weak
southerly wind reversal may develop along the north central coast
Wednesday. The 06z tafs wind forecasts mostly depart from
statistical guidance later in the forecast period based on
reasoning described above.

Vicinity of ksfo... West wind still gusting to near 25 knots.VFR
turned to MVFR ceiling due to advection of stratus by a west wind
earlier this evening. 06z TAF adjusted for recent change, but not
certain the stratus ceiling will hold all night as the marine
layer depth probably remains unchanged and the acv-sfo pressure
gradient is nearing 6 mb, a stronger northerly coastal wind could
end up drawing the stratus back to the ocean overnight. Thus ksfo
marginal MVFR ceiling with tendency towardVFR return Wednesday
morning probably early, but timing this is low confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Stratus redeveloped a little quicker than
earlier forecast. Patchy drizzle could develop tonight.VFR returns
Wednesday morning with winds becoming southerly during the late
morning and afternoon.

Marine As of 8:54 pm pdt Tuesday... Gusty northwest winds
continue across the waters. These winds will generate steep fresh
swell resulting in hazardous seas conditions particularly for
smaller vessels. Light long period southerly swell will continue
through at least mid week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Mry bay until 3 am
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
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aviation marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 15 mi69 min 53°F5 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 17 mi63 min SW 4.1 G 12 55°F 57°F1012.3 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 19 mi29 min NW 7.8 G 12 55°F 53°F1012.7 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi57 min S 5.1 G 8.9 56°F 1011.3 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 20 mi63 min S 4.1 G 12 57°F 68°F1013 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 20 mi57 min W 6 G 8 62°F 73°F1013.3 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 21 mi57 min SSW 5.1 G 8 58°F 1012.3 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 21 mi51 min SSW 8 G 11
OBXC1 21 mi57 min 57°F 57°F
LNDC1 22 mi57 min SW 8.9 G 13 58°F 1012.4 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 23 mi46 min SE 7 55°F 1012 hPa (-0.0)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 26 mi57 min S 15 G 17 58°F 1012.4 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 26 mi57 min 64°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi51 min 53°F1011.6 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 38 mi57 min SW 7 G 9.9 62°F 1010.7 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 40 mi51 min ESE 1.9 G 4.1 62°F 70°F1011 hPa
UPBC1 40 mi57 min Calm G 2.9
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 44 mi51 min SSW 8.9 G 16 60°F 70°F1010.8 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 49 mi51 min W 6 G 11 67°F 1009.7 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA6 mi44 minWNW 77.00 miOvercast57°F55°F94%1013.5 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA12 mi43 minWSW 6 G 1710.00 miMostly Cloudy60°F53°F78%1012.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA18 mi4.7 hrsWSW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F55°F83%1012.9 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA21 mi46 minSSW 610.00 miOvercast61°F54°F78%1012.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay
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Wed -- 05:53 AM PDT     -0.71 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:39 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 12:57 PM PDT     4.55 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:44 PM PDT     2.92 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:21 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:23 PM PDT     5.75 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for South Channel, San Francisco Bay Approach, California Current
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South Channel
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Wed -- 12:42 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:54 AM PDT     -1.96 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:39 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:34 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:44 AM PDT     1.55 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:21 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:29 PM PDT     -0.90 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:25 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:30 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:22 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:12 PM PDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
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