Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:20AM||Sunset 7:52PM||Monday April 23, 2018 2:41 AM PDT (09:41 UTC)||Moonrise 12:23PM||Moonset 1:47AM||Illumination 56%|
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|PZZ560 Pigeon Point To Point Pinos To 10 Nm- 902 Pm Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018 |
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 13 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 19 seconds.
Tue night..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. SWell S 3 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 4 to 6 ft and S 3 ft.
|PZZ500 902 Pm Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the eastern pacific will maintain moderate northwesterly winds across the northern waters through late tonight. Winds will ease across the region as the pressure gradient weakens through much of the week. Light to moderate seas will prevail through the forecast period.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Monte Sereno, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1133 pm pdt Sun apr 22 2018
Synopsis Dry and seasonable weather for much of the upcoming
work week. An upper low may approach Friday with a slight chance
of showers, mainly for the north bay but most likely scenario is
all locations stay dry with a modest cooling trend by late in the
week into next weekend.
Discussion As of 8:37 pm pdt Sunday... Temperatures are settling
back nicely this evening under a mainly clear sky, wrapping up a
weekend of mainly clear, mild to warm daytime weather. High pressure
remains in place keeping dry weather and warmer daytime temperatures
going through mid week. The 250 mb jet stream over the eastern pacific
will carve out a closed mid to upper level low pressure system
later this week. Today's 12z ECMWF showed additional jet stream
energy carving out another mid to upper level low farther upstream
over the pacific eventually being the "kicker trough" that moves
the first closed low forward to northern california and the
pacific northwest bringing a slight chance of showers into the bay
area later Friday night into Saturday. However, GFS output is at
odds with the ECMWF solution generally showing higher latitude
northwesterly flow and shortwave energy pouring in bringing a few
more chances of rain into early next week. Either way it looks
like some unsettled, chilly, wetter weather arriving late week and
early next week. The ECMWF solution, if verified, could tap more
in the way of subtropical moisture.
Prev discussion As of 2:05 pm pdt Sunday... Skies are mostly sunny
this Sunday afternoon with just some thin high clouds over the
region. Temperatures range from around 60 at the beaches, 60s
around the bay and mid 70s inland with lower 80s showing up
around stockton. Current dewpoint readings in the mid 50s along
with a strong northerly gradient of nearly 6 mb. This should keep
skies mostly clear with overnight lows from the mid 40s to lower
50s most locations.
Synoptic pattern doesnt change too much through midweek so that
should give us afternoon highs generally in the 70s inland with
60s near the coast. No extreme heat, precip or cold weather under
Next feature we'll be tracking is a cut-off type low coming in
from the west. At the very least onshore flow will increase by
midweek into Thursday with airmass cooling aloft. This should lead|
to subtle cooling by Thursday and Friday.
General model trend has been to bring the upper low onshore north
of the golden gate later Friday into Saturday. Right now precip
chances look slight meager at best. However, decided to just keep
the slight chances in the forecast as we'll likely see forecast
simulations oscillate over the next few days. Either way there
does remain a slight chance of showers late in the week. Upper low
should eject inland by next Saturday or Sunday with dry and warm
weather on the backside of that. Spring appears to be here with
dry weather, cut-off lows and no storms of note in sight.
Aviation As of 10:51 pm pdt Sunday... For 06z tafs... High
clouds will continue to steam across the region tonight with patchy
fog possible Monday morning in the vicinity of the monterey bay.
Light winds forecast through tonight with a slight seabreeze
kicking in Monday afternoon.
Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions will prevail through the period
with mainly high clouds. Moderate onshore flow of 10 to 15 kt
will ease becoming light overnight into Monday morning. Moderate
onshore flow will increase to around 10 to 20 kt after 21z Monday
Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.
Monterey bay terminals...VFR conditions with mainly high clouds
will prevail through late tonight. Ifr lifr CIGS will return
overnight into Monday morning with clearing anticipated around 19z
Monday. Light and variable winds forecast overnight into Monday
morning with moderate onshore flow in the 10 to 15 kt range
anticipated in the afternoon.
Marine As of 9:00 pm pdt Sunday... High pressure over the
eastern pacific will maintain moderate northwesterly winds across
the northern waters through late tonight. Winds will ease across
the region as the pressure gradient weakens through much of the
week. Light to moderate seas will prevail through the forecast
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 am
public forecast: canepa rww
aviation marine: cw
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA||22 mi||41 min||WNW 4.1 G 4.1||57°F||65°F||1014.4 hPa (+0.0)|
|46092 - MBM1||32 mi||76 min||WNW 5.8||53°F||52°F||1014.4 hPa (+0.3)|
|ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA||32 mi||56 min||SE 2.9||49°F||1014 hPa||49°F|
|46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA||34 mi||51 min||NW 9.7 G 12||53°F||52°F||8 ft||1014.4 hPa (+0.0)|
|46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA||37 mi||41 min||54°F||9 ft|
|46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158)||41 mi||50 min||57°F||4 ft|
|AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA||41 mi||41 min||W 2.9 G 2.9||57°F||63°F||1014 hPa (+0.0)|
|LNDC1||42 mi||41 min||NNW 2.9 G 4.1||57°F||1013.8 hPa (+0.0)|
|OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA||43 mi||41 min||W 2.9 G 2.9|
|MEYC1||43 mi||65 min||S 1.9 G 4.1||52°F||59°F||1014.7 hPa|
|PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA||44 mi||41 min||W 2.9 G 5.1||55°F||1013 hPa (+0.0)|
|OBXC1||44 mi||41 min||56°F||52°F|
|OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA||44 mi||41 min||WNW 4.1 G 5.1||55°F||1013.9 hPa (+0.0)|
|PXSC1||45 mi||41 min||56°F||50°F|
|46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA||45 mi||51 min||NW 12 G 14||54°F||54°F||9 ft||1014.2 hPa (+0.0)|
|FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA||46 mi||41 min||WSW 5.1 G 8||52°F||55°F||1014.3 hPa (+0.0)|
Wind History for Redwood City, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA||13 mi||48 min||WSW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||60°F||53°F||78%||1013.9 hPa|
|Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA||15 mi||45 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||58°F||52°F||81%||1014.4 hPa|
|San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA||16 mi||4.9 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Clear||64°F||48°F||56%||1013.2 hPa|
|Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA||24 mi||48 min||NW 3||7.00 mi||Fair||49°F||48°F||97%||1014.6 hPa|
|San Carlos Airport, CA||24 mi||46 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||46°F||67%||1014.2 hPa|
Wind History from SJC (wind in knots)
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Mon -- 02:43 AM PDT 2.54 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:46 AM PDT Moonset
Mon -- 06:22 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 07:09 AM PDT 8.53 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:23 PM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:17 PM PDT -0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:50 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:27 PM PDT 8.24 feet High Tide
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|Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE |
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Mon -- 12:12 AM PDT -0.58 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 02:39 AM PDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:47 AM PDT Moonset
Mon -- 04:56 AM PDT 0.74 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:22 AM PDT Sunrise
Mon -- 07:41 AM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 12:23 PM PDT -1.16 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 01:23 PM PDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:17 PM PDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:16 PM PDT 1.35 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:51 PM PDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:31 PM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
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