Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 4:54PM||Monday December 18, 2017 1:05 AM PST (09:05 UTC)||Moonrise 7:28AM||Moonset 5:38PM||Illumination 0%|
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|PZZ530 San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta And San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 831 Pm Pst Sun Dec 17 2017 |
Tonight..E winds 10 kt.
Mon..NE winds 10 kt.
Mon night..NE winds 10 kt.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of rain after midnight.
Wed..W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming nw 10 kt. Chance of rain.
Thu..NW winds 10 kt.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming sw.
|PZZ500 831 Pm Pst Sun Dec 17 2017 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Surface high pressure 650 miles west of the bay area will gradually move southeast and weaken through early week. As a result winds will diminish tonight and remain mainly light Monday into Tuesday. South to southwest winds Tuesday precede the arrival of a moderate cold front Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning. Modified arctic air and high pressure will build over the eastern pacific and extend into the intermountain west. Post cold frontal northwest winds will become gusty over the coastal waters and bays mid to late this week. A dry cold front will usher in a reinforcement of modified arctic air from the north and northeast beginning Saturday evening and continuing into early next week.
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service san francisco bay area
1045 pm pst Sun dec 17 2017
Synopsis Dry and quiet weather Monday and Tuesday with
seasonable temperatures. A fast moving cold front will arrive
Wednesday morning with a quick shot of light rain for the morning
commute. Dry but cool and breezy at times weather returns
Wednesday afternoon through christmas eve.
Discussion As of 9:52 pm pst Sunday... No need for short term
updates tonight with mostly clear skies overhead. Offshore winds
in the hills continue to ease with temperatures now falling into
the 40s. Dewpoints are in the 30s and with lighter winds expect
widespread readings into the 30s by morning for the interior
Monday will be another sunny and seasonably mild december
afternoon with highs back in the 60s. On Tuesday winds will turn
onshore which will lead to a few degrees of cooling ahead of an
incoming weather system as high clouds increase by Tuesday
Minor forecast updates were completed for the late Tuesday night
into weds morning time frame. 00z NAM and GFS guidance are in and
continue to trend wetter (in a relative sense). Scenario is
currently looking like a high pop low QPF scenario. Latest nam
solutions now show 0.20 and perhaps upwards of a quarter inch for
the north bay with a tenth or two for the greater bay area and
then lesser amounts rain shadowed interior valleys and central
System should be out of the area by weds afternoon but leaving
cool and blustery winds in its wake. High pressure to rebuild
Thursday through the upcoming holiday weekend.
Prev discussion As of 1:32 pm pst Sunday... Temperatures are
rebounding nicely after a cool december morning across the san
francisco bay area and central california coast. Temperature
observations this early afternoon are generally in the 60s with
dewpoints in the upper teens to 30s as the airmass remains dry.
Preliminary and non-operational goes-16 (tentatively scheduled to
become operational as goes-east this week) shows mostly clear
skies across the state as an upper level low continues to move
east along the arizona mexico border and an upper level ridge
builds over the eastern pacific.
In the short-term low relative humidity values and locally breezy
conditions will continue, particularly in the higher elevations.
While some locations in the north bay hills and east bay hills are
still reporting sustained winds over 20 mph, expect these winds
to continue to subside through the afternoon hours. Because the
elevated wind speeds are no longer widespread and are primarily
confined to the ridgetops and peaks, the wind advisory was allowed
to expire earlier as scheduled at 10 am pst.
The red flag warning that was issued earlier for the higher
elevations across the area was also allowed to expire at 10 am
pst. Though the humidity values will drop to 25 percent or less in
many elevated areas, the diminishing winds are what helped to
improve the fire weather conditions from "critical" to "near-
critical". That being said -- fuels still remain abnormally dry
for middle december.
The upper level ridge will begin to flatten late Monday and|
Tuesday as an upper level low drops southeastward from the gulf of
alaska to the pacific northwest. The gfs, ecmwf, and canadian
models remain optimistic that parts of northern california will
receive light amounts of precipitation from late Tuesday and into
Wednesday. The big questions at this point are 1) what exact track
will the upper low take, and 2) how far south will this moisture
make it? As witnessed earlier this season, the north bay is
typically the favored location to receiving the most (if any)
rainfall. Models have trended marginally wetter over the past day,
so we'll wait and see what the 00z model runs advertise. While
rain amounts are expected to remain rather limited, any moisture
at this time would be much welcomed.
Heading into Friday and beyond, models are advertising a high-
amplitude ridge in the eastern pacific with dry weather for much
of california. Climatology tells us that december is normally the
wettest month of the year for san francisco (4.56" according to
the 1981-2010 normals). As it stands right now, downtown san
francisco has observed only 0.02" of rain so far this month. With
records going back to 1850, the first 17 days of this month mark
the 7th driest start to december on record for san francisco, and
the driest since 1989. With the climate prediction center's 8 to
14 day outlook now valid through the last day of 2017, confidence
remains fairly high that this month will conclude drier than normal.
Aviation As of 10:45 pm pst Sunday... Light offshore flow, dry
conditions supportVFR tonight and Monday. However, air temperatures
are cooler and dewpoint temperatures are higher per 24 hour trends.
Thus nocturnal cooling combining with a light mixing wind may produce
a few patches of valley fog tonight. Statistical guidance for ksts
does indicate fog development tonight, not indicated in TAF for now,
but will monitor and amend if needed overnight. Any patchy valley fog
early Monday should mix out quickly in the morning.
Late Monday night and Tuesday morning offshore pressure gradients and
winds become neutral to onshore. Increasingly milder maritime weather
influence including low clouds are quite likely Tuesday. A cold front
and rain band will be moving southeast over the area Tuesday night.
Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Light winds.
Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.
Monterey bay terminals...VFR. E-se winds near 5 knots tonight except
near 10 knots in the salinas valley. Winds becoming light variable
late Monday afternoon.
Marine As of 9:35 pm pst Sunday... Surface high pressure 650
miles west of the bay area will gradually move southeast and
weaken through early week. As a result winds will diminish tonight
and remain mainly light Monday into Tuesday. South to southwest
winds Tuesday precede the arrival of a moderate cold front Tuesday
evening and early Wednesday morning. Modified arctic air and high
pressure will build over the eastern pacific and extend into the
intermountain west. Post cold frontal northwest winds will become
gusty over the coastal waters and bays mid to late this week. A
dry cold front will usher in a reinforcement of modified arctic
air from the north and northeast beginning Saturday evening and
continuing into early next week.
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Public forecast: rww
aviation marine: canepa
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Wind History for Redwood City, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Palo Alto Airport, CA||7 mi||4.3 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Clear||46°F||33°F||62%||1019 hPa|
|San Carlos Airport, CA||9 mi||71 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||30°F||53%||1020 hPa|
|Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA||9 mi||70 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||45°F||30°F||58%||1020.4 hPa|
|San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA||15 mi||73 min||E 4||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||28°F||46%||1019.9 hPa|
|San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA||17 mi||70 min||SSW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||34°F||58%||1019.9 hPa|
|Half Moon Bay Airport, CA||17 mi||71 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||39°F||32°F||75%||1018.6 hPa|
|Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA||19 mi||72 min||NE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||27°F||47%||1020.8 hPa|
|San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA||21 mi||3.2 hrs||Var 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||46°F||26°F||46%||1019 hPa|
|Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA||21 mi||73 min||N 0||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||42°F||35°F||76%||1020 hPa|
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Mon -- 01:10 AM PST 6.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:08 AM PST 2.97 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:18 AM PST Sunrise
Mon -- 07:27 AM PST Moonrise
Mon -- 11:40 AM PST 8.74 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:52 PM PST Sunset
Mon -- 05:37 PM PST Moonset
Mon -- 06:55 PM PST -0.55 feet Low Tide
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Mon -- 01:24 AM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:00 AM PST -0.62 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:08 AM PST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:17 AM PST Sunrise
Mon -- 07:27 AM PST Moonrise
Mon -- 09:34 AM PST 0.96 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 12:23 PM PST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:52 PM PST Sunset
Mon -- 05:06 PM PST -1.36 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:36 PM PST Moonset
Mon -- 07:57 PM PST 0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:43 PM PST 1.38 knots Max Flood
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