Monterey Bay Marine Forecast
|Tonight...N Winds 5 To 10 Knots...Becoming Ne After Midnight. Wind Waves 2 To 3 Ft. W Swell 4 To 6 Ft At 12 Seconds And Nw 2 To 3 Ft At 2 Seconds.|
|Tue...N Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Wind Waves Around 2 Ft. W Swell 2 To 4 Ft At 11 Seconds.|
|Tue Night...Ne Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Wind Waves 3 To 4 Ft. Swell W 2 To 4 Ft At 16 Seconds.|
|Wed...N Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Wind Waves 3 To 4 Ft. Swell W 4 To 6 Ft At 14 Seconds.|
|Wed Night...Ne Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Wind Waves 3 To 4 Ft. Swell W 3 To 5 Ft At 13 Seconds.|
|Thu...Ne Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Wind Waves 1 To 2 Ft. Swell W 3 To 5 Ft At 13 Seconds.|
|Thu Night...N Winds Around 5 Knots. Wind Waves 1 Ft. Swell W 3 To 5 Ft At 14 Seconds.|
|Fri...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Wind Waves 0 To 1 Ft. Swell W 7 To 9 Ft.|
|Sat...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Wind Waves 1 To 2 Ft. Swell W 7 To 9 Ft. Locally Lower Winds And Seas Across Sheltered Portions Of The Bay.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
917pm PST Monday Feb 6 2023
Quiet weather will persist for much of this week. Expect chilly mornings for interior valleys during the first half of the week. Afternoon highs will be fairly seasonable to slightly warmer than normal.
As of 09:06pm PST Monday...Current temperatures around the region are running a few to several degrees warmer than they were 24 hours ago. Skies remain mostly clear and it should be chilly again during the early morning hours on Tuesday (mid 30s to low 40s for interior valleys). However, not expecting temps to be as cold as they were this morning across the North Bay valleys where some spots were 32-34 degrees. Dry, mild weather with light winds will persist this week. Long range model runs continue to back off on how wet the upcoming weekend will be for Feb 11-12. Rain could still happen, but the ensembles have been trending lighter as mentioned in the previous discussion below.
As of 02:41pm PST Monday...The storm system that brought active weather over the weekend is old news as it has exited to the east. In its wake high pressure is building over the region. Building high pressure and increased sunshine led to warmer temperatures across the forecast area this afternoon. Temperatures this afternoon are running 3-9 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. Max temps this afternoon will top out in the 50s to lower 60s. Not too surprising that it's much drier this afternoon as well.
High pressure overhead, only a few clouds, and relatively light winds will lead to another night of chilly temperatures. Not as cold as the last few nigheights as the airmass warms, but chilly across the interior valleys. Overnight lows will be in the 30s interior and upper 30s to lower 40s coast/bays. A few protected interior valley spots may even dip into the upper 20s.
Tuesday through Thursday:
High pressure will persist leading to cool nigheights and milder days. Current forecast trend has temperatures warming through Thursday. It's possible that interior location may even hit the low 70s by Thursday. Frost at night will also become less likely as lows warm a few degrees each night. This will bring quiet and dry conditions with mild days and cool nights.
The ridge slides east as an upper level trough moves through the region. The initial change in the longwave pattern occurs Thursday into Friday with a noticeable drop in temperatures, about 5-10 degrees. The passing trough may produce a few showers over the weekend, but today's model run has trended drier. If precipitation does occur it will be relatively light and scattered.
as of 08:56pm PST Monday...Breezy northwesterly winds also continue through midweek with a brief lull in gusty winds over the southern waters south of Point Pinos overnight into Tuesday morning. A new mid period northwest swell will arrive tomorrow evening and will persist through the week.
NOAA San Francisco Bay Area Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Small Craft Advisory...Point Arena to Point Reyes 0-10nm until 3am
Small Craft Advisory...Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 0-10 nm until 3am
Small Craft Advisory...Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm until 3am
Small Craft Advisory...Point Arena to Pigeon Point 10-60nm
Small Craft Advisory...Pigeon Point to Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm