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Marine Weather and Tides
Saratoga, CA

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 7:25PM Monday March 25, 2019 4:51 PM PDT (23:51 UTC) Moonrise 11:49PMMoonset 9:20AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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 Coastal Waters From Pigeon Point To Point Pinos California Out To 10 Nm- 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 25 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Becoming southeast 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft this evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds and S around 1 ft at 17 seconds. Showers likely, mainly this evening.
Tue..S winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds and S around 1 ft at 16 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
Tue night..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds and S around 1 ft at 18 seconds. Showers.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds and sw around 1 ft at 19 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Wed night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 12 seconds and S around 1 ft at 18 seconds. A chance of showers.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell around 7 ft at 11 seconds and sw 1 to 2 ft at 17 seconds. A chance of showers.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 7 ft at 15 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft and S around 1 ft. Winds and wind waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
PZZ500 214 Pm Pdt Mon Mar 25 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Low pressure off the oregon coast will keep light to moderate southerly winds through Tuesday night. Stronger winds can be expected over the central waters this evening and over the northern waters Tuesday night. Winds will switch to southwest on Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure builds off the california coast.


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
151 pm pdt Mon mar 25 2019

Synopsis A weak front will pass through the area this evening
with light rain showers. The front will stall over the south bay
and central coast on Tuesday keeping a chance of showers in the
forecast for southern areas. The next front will push into the
area later Tuesday night into early Wednesday with another
organized chance of rain. Shower and isolated thunderstorms will
be possible Wednesday before ending by Thursday. Drying trend
Friday into the weekend.

Discussion As of 1:51 pm pdt Monday... A frontal boundary is
weakening as it passes through the bay area this afternoon and
evening. Showers will continue to impact the afternoon evening
commute but mainly be light to occasionally moderate in intensity.

Shower activity will decrease this evening and overnight. The
surface boundary will wash out over the south bay and central
coast by early Tuesday morning.

As the main upper trough approaches on Tuesday, there may be
sufficient upper lift divergence over the left over surface
boundary to allow for more showers to develop on Tuesday. In
contrast to today the best chances will be from the far east bay
counties through the south bay and around the central coast in the
vicinity of the surface moisture boundary. The NAM model remains
most bullish on generating showers Tuesday while the ECMWF and gfs
are drier.

Rain chances will then increase again later Tuesday night into
weds, especially across the north bay as another surface front
approaches the region. This will lead to increased shower chances
right through weds morning. Enough cold air aloft by weds to allow
thunderstorm chances be put into the forecast (as inherited from
overnight shift).

The parent upper low responsible for all the shower chances the
next few days will finally move onshore late weds night into
Thursday morning. Precip chances should rapidly end by late
Thursday afternoon and evening. For all the talk of showers the
next few days, amounts in general look to be light with some
portions of interior monterey san benito potentially seeing no
rainfall at all. Daytime highs will be on the cool side of normal
with cloud cover and cool temps aloft. However, any peaks of
sunshine will allow temps to jump into the 60s most days.

High pressure to build Friday into the weekend with dry and mild
weather. Storm track remains somewhat active next week but right
now the best precip chances remain north of i-80.

Aviation As of 10:45 am pdt Monday... For 18z tafs. Frontal
boundary will progress southward through sf monterey bay areas
through the TAF period. Ese to SE winds will prevail initially
this morning and gradually increase ahead of approaching storm
system. Winds will gradually veer towards the S as the front nears
before shifting to the SW in the wake of the front. Breezy winds
of 10-15kt are possible with gusts up to around 25kt as frontal
passage nears. Rain should generally be on the lighter side and
turn showery as the frontal boundary weakens, slows, and
fractures later today and tonight. CIGS generally borderline
MVFR toVFR, dropping as low as around 1500-2000 ft. Some slight
clearing in wake of passage however another round of backing winds
and rain should be expected by midday tomorrow.

Vicinity of ksfo... Gradually lowering CIGS becoming MVFR along
with increasing shower chances through the next several hours.

Wind gusts 20-25 kt late this morning before winds gradually shift
out of the W SW later today in wake of frontal passage. Shower
chances will diminish into this evening as the front moves
through. A second round of backing winds and rain expected by the
end of the TAF period.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR with locally gusty SE winds in the
salinas valley through midday. Weakening front may stall near the
terminals, which will bring a prolonged period of
-shra vcsh to kmry ksns beginning later today (late aft early eve)
and persisting through early Tuesday.

Marine As of 9:00 am pdt Monday... A storm system is moving
southward across the waters today and will bring gusty southerly
winds ahead of the front. These winds may bring locally steep
fresh swell to the waters. Winds will weaken and turn westerly in
the wake of the front. After a brief break, expect winds to
increase again Tuesday night. Moderate west to northwest swell
will continue through the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 pm
sca... Mry bay until 4 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 4 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 17 mi52 min S 8 G 13 61°F 60°F1018.3 hPa (-0.7)
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 36 mi41 min NNW 8 G 21 1018.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 36 mi58 min S 8.9 G 11 56°F 58°F1018.5 hPa
46092 - MBM1 37 mi38 min S 18 57°F 56°F1017.6 hPa (-2.0)
LNDC1 37 mi52 min SSW 8 G 12 56°F 1018.1 hPa (+0.0)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 38 mi52 min S 8.9 G 12
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 39 mi52 min S 7 G 11 56°F 1018.1 hPa (+0.0)
OBXC1 39 mi52 min 56°F 56°F
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 39 mi62 min SSE 18 G 23 57°F 56°F8 ft1017.5 hPa (-1.2)
PXSC1 40 mi52 min 57°F 57°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 40 mi52 min ESE 6 G 8.9 56°F 1017 hPa (+0.0)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 42 mi52 min SSW 8 G 16 56°F 56°F1018.4 hPa (+0.0)
46114 - West Monterey Bay, CA 42 mi52 min 56°F9 ft
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 46 mi52 min 55°F7 ft
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 46 mi52 min S 13 G 14 56°F 1018.3 hPa (+0.0)
46240 - Cabrillo Point, Monterey Bay, CA (158) 47 mi52 min 57°F4 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 47 mi47 min SSE 8.9 56°F 1018 hPa
MEYC1 48 mi76 min 57°F1017.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 48 mi58 min SSE 5.1 G 8.9 56°F 57°F1017.8 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 mi59 minSSW 1210.00 miOvercast65°F48°F54%1017.4 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA10 mi56 minS 10 G 1710.00 miOvercast64°F48°F56%1017.9 hPa
San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA13 mi62 minS 610.00 miOvercast68°F48°F49%1017.3 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA14 mi65 minS 1310.00 miOvercast63°F48°F60%1017.6 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA20 mi65 minSSE 105.00 miFog/Mist59°F51°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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Mon -- 04:21 AM PDT     9.70 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:19 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:11 PM PDT     0.05 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:49 PM PDT     7.34 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Mon -- 01:37 AM PDT     1.07 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 04:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:10 AM PDT     -1.25 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:19 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:58 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:39 PM PDT     1.23 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:03 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:24 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:44 PM PDT     -0.65 knots Max Ebb
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