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Marine Weather and Tides
San Jose, CA

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 8:19PM Thursday May 25, 2017 1:08 PM PDT (20:08 UTC) Moonrise 5:04AMMoonset 7:20PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ535 Monterey Bay- 830 Am Pdt Thu May 25 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming west 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft.
Memorial day..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft.
PZZ500 830 Am Pdt Thu May 25 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Increasing south to southwest winds are expected near the coastline and across the bays today...strongest along the big sur coast. These winds will generate steep fresh swell in the vicinity. Otherwise...light seas. High pressure will redevelop over the eastern pacific just prior to the memorial day weekend bringing a return to more typical afternoon and evening onshore winds to the coastal waters and bays.

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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1050 am pdt Thu may 25 2017

Synopsis Seasonably cool today into Friday with a deep marine
layer near the coast. Seasonable temperatures on Saturday should
trend warmer inland by Sunday and memorial day Monday. Aside from
the isolated coastal drizzle, dry weather forecast through the
next 7 to 10 days.

Discussion As of 08:00 am pdt Thursday... Only made minor
tweaks to the short-term forecast with sky cover. Satellite
reveals an extensive marine layer intruding well inland through
the delta pushing up against the sierra foothills. Fort ord
profiler indicates the marine layer depth has steadily deepened
over the past 24 hours to over 3500 ft this morning and is
approaching 4000 ft. There have also been some reports of drizzle
or even light rain associated with the low clouds in the north
bay. Santa rosa ASOS has reported several one-hundreds of an inch
since midnight.

Upper level low continues to approach the central california coast
and will help to maintain the downward trend in afternoon highs
through the end of the work week. MAX temps for many inland
locations will be anywhere from 5 to perhaps as much as 15 degrees
below normal for late may. The cool weather will be short-lived,
however, as a ridge will be quick to build over the west coast for
the holiday weekend with temperatures rebounding back to normal or
even several degrees above normal. Guidance suggests that the
southern salinas valley may return back to low 90s as early as
Sunday. While the inland areas ride their temperature roller
coaster, coastal locations influenced by low clouds will struggle
to see temperatures change any more than 5 degrees over the
forecast period. The only chance for precipitation over the next 7
days will be for coastal areas that may see isolated drizzle or
light rain.

Prev discussion As of 3:23 am pdt Thursday... Profiler data shows
the marine layer has deepened in excess of 3000 feet with cooler
air aloft keeping the inversion weak. This has allowed deep inland
penetration of marine clouds with a finger now pushing out into
the delta while nearly the entire north bay is completely
inundated as well. Onshore gradient is only 2 mb from sfo to sac
but gusts from 20 to 30 kt are showing up at angel island, concord
and travis which is a sure sign of another cool day for inland
areas with highs struggling to reach 70. In addition to the
extensive cloud cover and onshore push the models continue to show
some drizzle along the coast from half moon bay to big sur this
morning. Forecast grids will continue to show some patchy drizzle
this morning as the Sun comes up, just enough to wet the surfaces
but only expecting trace amounts.

The upper pattern wont change too much on Friday with cyclonic
flow aloft and onshore flow at the surface keeping temps on the
cool side of normal.

As is typical this time of year day to day changes can be hard to
nail down as the subtle marine perturbations can drive the daily
patterns. However the general trend of the holiday weekend shows
near normal temperatures on Saturday then climbing back to above
normal for inland areas on Saturday and Sunday as high pressure
briefly rebuilds. All in all it looks to be a nice holiday weekend
with dry conditions and no excessively hot inland weather. Longer
range trends portend a dry and seasonable pattern through much of
next week as we head into june.

Aviation As of 10:37 am pdt Thursday... Deep marine intrusion
continues over the region with south southwest winds pushing lower
clouds over the coastal ranges. Bases are lifting at times,
especially inland away from the coast. Do expect some inland areas
to see clouds scattering out briefly this afternoon, while coastal
and potentially north bay terminals remain under a cloud deck
through much of the day. Stratus returns late this evening and
will likely lower overnight into early Friday morning. Otherwise,
breezy to occasionally gusty west to southwest winds, especially
along the coast in the afternoon and evening.

Vicinity of ksfo... Bkn cloud deck over the terminal for much of
the morning is beginning to scatter out and should give way to
vfr CIGS by 1830z-1900z. Breezy and gusty southerly winds are
forecast to become more westerly by the early afternoon. Winds
diminish slightly late this evening with stratus deck returning
between 0500z-0700z. Similar burn-off time likely on Friday.

Moderate confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Bkn cloud deck may linger over the approach
through 20z. Otherwise, similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS through the day with cloud
deck potentially scattering out or lifting above 3kft at times
this afternoon. Otherwise, breezy onshore winds are expected
through the afternoon and evening. Winds diminish late in the
evening with lowering CIGS likely overnight.

Moderate confidence.

Marine As of 10:37 am pdt Thursday... Increasing south to
southwest winds are expected near the coastline and across the
bays today, strongest along the big sur coast. These winds will
generate steep fresh swell in the vicinity. Otherwise, light
seas. High pressure will redevelop over the eastern pacific just
prior to the memorial day weekend bringing a return to more
typical afternoon and evening onshore winds to the coastal waters
and bays.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay from 3 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 mi51 min SSW 12 G 16 63°F 68°F1008 hPa
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 31 mi84 min NW 6 58°F 1010 hPa53°F
46092 - MBM1 38 mi62 min S 12 54°F 55°F1009.6 hPa (+0.8)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 44 mi48 min 55°F2 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 45 mi51 min SW 14 G 16 59°F 62°F1009.5 hPa
MEYC1 46 mi93 min S 19 G 27 58°F 55°F1009.7 hPa
LNDC1 46 mi51 min SW 13 G 17 59°F 1008.8 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 47 mi51 min SW 11 G 16
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 48 mi39 min 57°F6 ft
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 48 mi51 min WSW 8 G 12 60°F 1009 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 48 mi79 min 55°F 56°F7 ft1009.9 hPa (+0.7)
OBXC1 48 mi51 min 57°F 52°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 49 mi69 min S 4.1 G 11 59°F 1007.9 hPa (+0.6)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA6 mi82 minSE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy68°F48°F49%1009.5 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA11 mi76 minS 16 G 2110.00 miA Few Clouds68°F50°F53%1008.4 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA19 mi73 minSE 11 G 2010.00 miFair68°F48°F51%1008.8 hPa
Watsonville, Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA22 mi76 minSW 910.00 miOvercast58°F53°F84%1010.6 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA24 mi82 minNE 710.00 miMostly Cloudy68°F53°F60%1008.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gold Street Bridge, Alviso Slough, San Francisco Bay, California
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Gold Street Bridge
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Thu -- 12:14 AM PDT     10.95 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:51 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:04 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:06 AM PDT     -1.31 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:46 PM PDT     New Moon
Thu -- 01:49 PM PDT     8.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:56 PM PDT     1.64 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:20 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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10.910.79.67.75.32.80.7-0.8-1.3-0.71.23.65.97.78.27.66.34.73.121.62.75.17.9

Tide / Current Tables for Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE
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Thu -- 12:39 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:19 AM PDT     -1.75 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:51 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:05 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:54 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:38 AM PDT     1.88 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 12:46 PM PDT     New Moon
Thu -- 02:02 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:52 PM PDT     -1.03 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:51 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 08:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:20 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:28 PM PDT     1.47 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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