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Saratoga, CA

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Sunrise 6:16AMSunset 7:55PM Wednesday April 26, 2017 4:55 AM PDT (11:55 UTC) Moonrise 5:47AMMoonset 7:23PM 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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PZZ560 Pigeon Point To Point Pinos To 10 Nm- 223 Am Pdt Wed Apr 26 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through late Thursday night...
Today..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell west 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and south 3 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds and south 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 11 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
PZZ500 223 Am Pdt Wed Apr 26 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Predominately light to moderate northwest winds today with stronger winds locally along the big sur coast. Northwest winds increase tonight across the coastal waters as high pressure builds offshore. Strong winds and steep fresh swell will then persist through the remainder of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Saratoga, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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national weather service san francisco bay area
444 am pdt Wed apr 26 2017

Synopsis A weak system passes inland to the north dragging a cool
front southeastward through the bay area today. This will result
in light rain mainly from the santa cruz mountains northward. A
warming and drying trend will then get underway beginning Thursday
and likely continuing into the upcoming weekend as high pressure
builds over the eastern pacific. Breezy northerly winds are also
possible from Thursday into Friday, especially in the hills.

Discussion As of 3:05 am pdt Wednesday... A weak system will
pass through our region today which will trigger a few showers
especially over the northern half of our cwa. So far radar returns
have been next-to-nothing although those should pick up later this
morning especially in the north bay. Last few runs of the hrrr
plus 06z of the NAM have backed off on rainfall and have greatly
reduced rainfall from san francisco southward. Still looks like we
could see similar amounts to what we saw yesterday with up to a
tenth for napa/sonoma/marin counties with generally just a few
hundredths or less elsewhere. Highs will be mostly in the 60s
expects some lower 70s over parts of monterey and san benito
counties.

The synoptic pattern will undergo a substantial change starting on
Thursday as a ride of high pressure begins to build into the
pacific. At the same time an upper level low will begin to drop
southward from canada. This will lead to a much tighter pressure
gradient aloft while at the surface a ridge of high pressure will
start to build into our region. The combination of both factors
will help to produce gusty northerly winds especially over higher
elevation locations plus near the coast. 925 mb speeds off the
nam have backed off compared to previous runs and now just have
speeds to 30 kt, so will not be issuing a wind advisory with this
package. Breezy conditions will continue into Friday.

The ridge off the coast will build into our region starting over
the weekend which will help to push inland highs into the mid 70s
to the mid 80s. At the coast enough of a coastal flow should be in
place to keep local beaches in the 60s.

Longer range guidance continues to indicate the ridge being the
dominate feature with the storm track well to our north.

Temperatures next week should average warmer than normal.

Aviation As of 04:45 am pdt Thursday... Widespread MVFR
expected through the day under moist northwest flow aloft. Cigs
may descend to ifr level through the early morning and then again
tonight as upstream moisture continues to advect inland. Cigs
should lift by a few to several hundred feet by midday through
the late afternoon. Thickest low level cloud decks will be in the
south bay area, similar to yesterday, where advected moisture
pools under the NW flow. Winds will generally be light to breezy
today, with some occasional gusts in the 20-25kt range possible.

In addition, very light rain will accompany an air mass boundary
over the northern TAF sites this morning.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS will prevail most of the day. West
winds generally 10-20kt with gusts up to 25kt possible. A passing
shower or two possible mid to late morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Becoming MVFR early this morning, then
borderline ifr/MVFR today. Light onshore winds, gusting to
15-20kt by this afternoon. Ifr CIGS tonight.

Marine As of 04:35 am pdt Wednesday... Predominately light to
moderate northwest winds today with stronger winds locally along
the big sur coast. Northwest winds increase tonight across the
coastal waters as high pressure builds offshore. Strong winds and
steep fresh swell will then persist through the remainder of the
week.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Sf bay from 3 pm
public forecast: bell
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 17 mi44 min SE 1.9 G 4.1 58°F 64°F1017 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 36 mi44 min WSW 5.1 G 8 58°F 62°F1018 hPa
LNDC1 37 mi50 min WSW 7 G 8.9 58°F 1017.5 hPa
46092 - MBM1 37 mi49 min NNW 1.9 53°F 1017.3 hPa (-1.4)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 38 mi44 min WSW 8.9 G 11
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 39 mi44 min WSW 4.1 G 8 57°F 1017.7 hPa
OBXC1 39 mi44 min 57°F 56°F
PXSC1 40 mi44 min 57°F 56°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 40 mi44 min W 2.9 G 8 57°F 1016.7 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 41 mi66 min Calm G 1.9 56°F 56°F6 ft1018.1 hPa (-1.7)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 42 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 7 56°F 54°F1017.9 hPa
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 42 mi56 min 55°F7 ft
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 44 mi66 min W 5.8 G 5.8 56°F 56°F6 ft1017.8 hPa (-1.5)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 46 mi56 min 54°F4 ft
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 46 mi50 min SW 9.9 G 12 57°F 1017.7 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 47 mi44 min Calm 56°F 1018 hPa
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 47 mi35 min 57°F3 ft
MEYC1 48 mi80 min SSW 1.9 G 2.9 55°F 58°F1018.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 48 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 6 56°F 58°F1017.4 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, CA8 mi63 minN 010.00 miOvercast58°F51°F78%1017.6 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA10 mi60 minS 310.00 miA Few Clouds57°F51°F81%1018.2 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA20 mi61 minS 310.00 miOvercast57°F50°F77%1017.9 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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Wed -- 12:50 AM PDT     10.23 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:18 AM PDT     New Moon
Wed -- 06:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:46 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:21 AM PDT     -0.65 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:49 PM PDT     8.65 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:22 PM PDT     1.03 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:22 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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9.610.29.78.36.23.91.70.2-0.6-0.31.43.86.38.18.68.16.853.21.81.11.43.36

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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Wed -- 01:11 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:18 AM PDT     New Moon
Wed -- 05:41 AM PDT     -1.60 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:46 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:07 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:50 AM PDT     1.79 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:08 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:09 PM PDT     -1.18 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:14 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:23 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:51 PM PDT     1.51 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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