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San Jose, CA

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 7:02PM Sunday September 23, 2018 4:52 AM PDT (11:52 UTC) Moonrise 5:45PMMoonset 4:25AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 355 Am Pdt Sun Sep 23 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 2 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..W winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 3 ft at 9 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming nw 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Mon..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Mon night..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
Thu..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 355 Am Pdt Sun Sep 23 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A trough will remain nearly stationary along the california coast while strong high pressure becomes stationary off the pacific northwest coast. Gusty northwesterly winds will spread across the coastal waters today while onshore winds become gusty over the bays this afternoon and evening. An extension of high pressure will build into the northern great basin tonight and again Monday night into Tuesday. Winds over the coastal waters and bays will be much lighter by later Monday, possibly becoming variable or light southerly early Tuesday morning. Westerly to northwesterly winds return Tuesday afternoon into Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near San Jose, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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332 am pdt Sun sep 23 2018

Synopsis An upper level trough moving across far northern
california will likely maintain a cooling trend for inland areas
today. High pressure will begin building inland to our north and
east tonight. This will result in dry offshore winds and fire
weather concerns for the north bay hills from tonight through
Tuesday. Also, expect much warmer conditions by Tuesday and
Wednesday, with temperatures warming well above seasonal
averages. Temperatures will cool late in the week as an upper low
approaches from the west.

Discussion As of 3:30 am pdt Sunday... Water vapor satellite
imagery shows an upper trough beginning to move across the pacific
northwest and far northern california early this morning. Would
typically expect the marine layer to deepen and onshore flow to
increase under such a scenario, but latest observations indicate
this is not happening. In fact, latest fort ord profiler data
shows the marine layer remaining relatively shallow with a depth
of about 1000 feet. Also, onshore pressure gradients have been
trending weaker. In addition, low clouds early this morning are
less extensive compared to 24 hours ago. These factors call into
question previous forecast thinking that the cooling trend would
continue today, especially inland. Based on current trends, the
most likely outcome will be temperatures near persistence in most
areas. And, with less coastal stratus, some coastal areas may
experience slight warming today.

After the upper trough moves off to our east late today, an upper
ridge is forecast to build off the coast of the pacific northwest
and southward along the northern california coast. Also, surface
high pressure will build inland to our north and east by late
tonight, causing winds in the hills to shift from westerly to
north or northeast, especially in the north bay mountains. Locally
gusty offshore winds in the north bay mountains could result in
critical fire weather conditions at higher elevations from tonight
through Tuesday. See fire weather discussion below for details on
the fire weather watch and fire weather concerns.

Building high pressure aloft during the first half of the week and
weak offshore flow will result in a robust warming trend from
Monday through Wednesday. Widespread highs in the 90s are likely
across inland areas by Tuesday and Wednesday. Coastal temperatures
will be more difficult to predict as they will be very dependent
on the strength of offshore flow. Current WRF model indicates
very weak onshore flow will prevail at the surface with light
offshore flow just above. Such a scenario would mean coastal temps
will mostly remain in the 70s to lower 80s. But if offshore flow
is stronger than anticipated, coastal areas could warm well into
the 80s or even a few lower 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

The upcoming warm-up will result in uncomfortably warm daytime
conditions across much of our area from Tuesday through Thursday,
but heat risks are expected to remain low to moderate for the most
part due to long autumn nights and cool overnight lows.

A rex block is forecast to develop offshore by midweek as an upper
low begins to undercut the upper high. The models agree that the
low will slowly undercut the ridge and approach the california
coast during the second half of the week. Cooling due to the low's
approach will likely commence as early as Thursday, but only a
slight downturn in temperatures is expected that day. Much more
significant cooling is then anticipated by Friday and Saturday.

Both the ECMWF and GFS generate spotty light precipitation as the
low moves inland by early Saturday. Since this is still 7 days
out, will hold off on adding any rain chances to the forecast.

The longer range models forecast a second upper low to move
onshore by early october. The 00z ECMWF is particularly
interesting with this second system, forecasting widespread
significant rainfall across our area on october 1st and 2nd.

Aviation As of 10:35 pm pdt Saturday... For 06z tafs. The
marine layer remains at around 1400 ft per the fort ord profiler
while satellite imagery shows stratus along much of the coast. A
strong northerly gradient has eroded some of the stratus, making
for an uncertain overnight forecast in terms of timing of ifr cigs
around the bay area and north bay TAF sites. Any CIGS that do
develop are expected to remain in place through 16z-18z tomorrow.

Generally light winds overnight and tomorrow morning before
onshore winds increase in the afternoon to 10-15 kt.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR through tonight. Ifr CIGS by around 10z-
11z, although confidence is low on timing. Onshore winds tomorrow
afternoon around 15 kt.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as terminal.

Monterey bay terminals... Lifr CIGS overnight with possible patchy
fog in the early morning.

Fire weather As of 3:00 am pdt Sunday... Fire weather watch
remains in effect for the north bay mountains from 11 pm Sunday
night through Tuesday afternoon. North to northeast winds will
develop over napa county tonight and drive humidity lower during
the pre-dawn hours of Monday. This offshore wind event looks
moderate, especially in terms of wind strength, but confidence is
pretty high on offshore pattern developing. Fuels remain
critically dry, so any new starts will be susceptible to the
winds, low humidities and dry fuels. Biggest threat area looks to
be napa county hills, northeast sonoma county and around mt tam.

Winds will ease during the day Monday as temperatures warm up
around 89.

Offshore winds then look to redevelop of similar magnitude Monday
night into Tuesday morning, but with an even drier air mass then
moving in. Overnight humidity recoveries could then well be
confined to around 20 percent or even less. Temperatures are
forecast to continue climbing and widespread 90s are likely across
inland areas Tuesday and Wednesday. But winds are expected to be
light after Tuesday. Cooling is forecast late in the week.

Marine As of 08:15 pm pdt Saturday... Northwest winds will
gradually increase across the coastal waters through tomorrow. The
strongest winds are expected north of point reyes. Winds will
begin to subside into the start of the work week and remain
relatively light through the forecast period. Mixed swell will
continue as well, with a shorter period moderate height northwest
swell and a weak, longer period southerly swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 9 am
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 from 9 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Mry bay from 2 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi34 min 56°F 70°F1012.8 hPa
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 31 mi67 min SSW 1.9 51°F 1013 hPa51°F
46092 - MBM1 38 mi37 min NNW 1.9 52°F 56°F1013.3 hPa (-0.3)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 44 mi31 min 56°F2 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 45 mi40 min 57°F 67°F1012.4 hPa
MEYC1 46 mi76 min N 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 59°F1013.1 hPa
LNDC1 46 mi34 min 58°F 1012 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 46 mi62 min NNW 9.7 G 12 56°F 55°F5 ft1012.2 hPa (-0.5)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 47 mi64 min SSW 1.9 G 5.1
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 48 mi22 min 56°F5 ft
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 48 mi34 min 57°F 1012 hPa
OBXC1 48 mi34 min 58°F 56°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 49 mi34 min 57°F 1011 hPa

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA11 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair56°F53°F90%1012.3 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA19 mi1.9 hrsN 010.00 miFair57°F53°F87%1013 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA22 mi59 minN 01.75 miFog/Mist52°F52°F100%1013 hPa

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2 days ago----------------CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNW8NW4NW6NW9NW11NW10----W75

Tide / Current Tables for Gold Street Bridge, Alviso Slough, San Francisco Bay, California
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Tide / Current Tables for Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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