Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:46AM||Sunset 8:33PM||Saturday June 23, 2018 4:27 PM PDT (23:27 UTC)||Moonrise 3:32PM||Moonset 2:01AM||Illumination 80%|
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|PZZ530 San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta And San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 214 Pm Pdt Sat Jun 23 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Sunday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 25 kt.
Sun night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog.
Thu..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog.
|PZZ500 214 Pm Pdt Sat Jun 23 2018 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the eastern pacific and a thermal trough over inland california will keep gusty northerly winds across the coastal waters through tonight. Gusty winds will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous sea conditions, particularly for small vessels. Winds will subside tonight as a southerly surge pushes northward shifting the winds along the inner coastal waters out of the south. Winds will pick up again on Monday as an upper trough moves through to the north.
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national weather service san francisco bay area
239 pm pdt Sat jun 23 2018
Synopsis Very warm to hot temperatures are forecast for the
interior today as high pressure dominates the weather pattern.
Additionally, offshore winds will develop and result in heightened
fire weather concerns for portions of the region today through
Sunday. Cooling is then expected by Sunday and into early in the
upcoming week with increased onshore flow.
Discussion As of 2:45 pm pdt Saturday... A 594dm 500mb high
pressure dome of hot, dry air is amplifying along the west coast
early this afternoon. 850mb temperatures are expected to push into
the 25-26c range within the next few hours as the ridge builds
inland. This warm air advection and subsidence of this air mass
will translate into one of the hottest days of the year for most
inland locations, with temperatures on average 12 to 20 degrees
above seasonal normals. Many of the hottest locations, such as the
inland east bay, pinnacles national park, and the northern reaches
of the north bay have already broken triple digits as of early
this afternoon with several more hours of sunlight remaining. 104f
at arroyo seco raws is the highest temperature reported as of 2pm
and is expected to push beyond 105f by the end of the day.
Temperatures are noticeably cooler closer to the coast, running
only 3 to 6 degrees above normal, but temperatures ramp up quickly
away from the coast. These temperatures are around 2 standard
deviations above the norm, which generally does not translate to
record temperatures (usually 3+ standard deviations are required),
however, concords record of 102f set in 2017 will likely be
challenged in the next few hours. Kccr (concord airports asos
identifier) is currently sitting at 101f as of 2pm, with more
A heat advisory (sfonpwmtr) is in effect as a result of these
temperatures thru the daylight hours of the day. Stay out of
direct sunlight, stay hydrated, listen to your body for signs of
heat exhaustion, check on vulnerable pets, plants, and populations
through the day, and never leave your child in a hot vehicle.
Also considering visiting the coastal areas today as temperatures
will be much more mild for coastal areas. If you do choose to
visit ocean coastal areas remember that the water is still very
in addition to the heat, dry gusty N NE winds will develop
through the weekend aimed primarily and the north and east bay
hills mountains. Mount diablo has already gusted to 60mph as of
445am this morning, and several other locations in the
aforementioned areas have reached 40 mph. Winds were expected to
weaken slightly during the day today (and have) but will pick up
again this evening into tomorrow morning. As a result of the heat
and dry offshore flow, relative humidity values will drop into
the upper single digits to low teens in the warmest windiest
locations by this afternoon. This means that there is a greatly
increased risk that any new fires that start will spread rapidly.
As a result, a red flag warning is in effect (sforfwmtr) for these
areas through tomorrow. Be mindful of any outdoor activities that
could ignite new fires, such as discarded hot or burning objects
from cars, lighting campfires, barbecues, or fireworks, driving
cars over dry grass, or using anything with a motor including lawn
Satellite imagery showed the development of a southerly surge
along our coast early this morning. This is a moist cool maritime
air mass that generally jets up the coast in the back side of our
heat spikes heat waves. The arrival of this southerly surge was
not unexpected, however, it did arrive a bit sooner than any model
had indicated. The southerly surge was halted as it approached
point sur once it was no longer sheltered from the dry northerly
flow waiting for it past the lighthouse. This dry northerly flow
rapidly entrained dry air into the shallow southerly surge, drying
it out, and weakening its momentum. The msl analysis showed the
center of a weak circulation driving this surge off the coast,
which stalled and then further cut off the surge by undercutting
it with more dry around midday. That said, we are expecting the
shallow southerly surge to eventually break through the resistance
at the lighthouse and creep up the coast towards the monterey
peninsula. No significant impacts are expected to come from this
southerly surge until it deepens and pushes farther northward
tomorrow. Then and only then is it expected to bring a return
towards a maritime-dominated air mass over most of the san|
francisco and monterey bay areas, with cooler temperatures and
cloudy skies near the coast. A return to near normal temperatures
are then expected through the upcoming week as weak onshore flow
redevelops under a benign quasi zonal setup.
Aviation As of 10:42 am pdt Saturday... For 18z tafs.VFR
through the period for all sites aside from low cloud development
late tonight along the monterey peninsula. Visible satellite
imagery is showing mainly clear skies across the region with the
exception of low clouds moving northward along the monterey county
coastline. It is uncertain at this time how far north these clouds
will progress. Current high resolution models do not have these
clouds intruding into the monterey TAF sites before late tonight.
Satellite will be monitored and tafs will be updated as necessary.
Onshore winds this afternoon 10 to 15 kt with gusts near 20 kt
possible around the sf peninsula. Occasional mixing down of
offshore winds aloft will also be possible.
Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Winds becoming onshore with gusts up to
near 20 knots this afternoon and early evening. Scattered low
clouds possible starting early tomorrow morning.
Sfo bridge approach...VFR.
Monterey bay terminals...VFR. MVFR CIGS are possible at some point
this afternoon should the low clouds moving up the monterey county
coastline reach the peninsula and intrude inland. Right now, high
resolution models suggest that the low clouds will remain
away from the terminals and retreat southward before re-surging
up the coast and finally moving in late tonight. Confidence on the
timing of this surge is low and tafs may need to be amended as
conditions change. Otherwise,VFR conditions are expected to
prevail through late tonight. Generally light winds through the
period with locally higher onshore winds at ksns this afternoon
Fire weather As of 3:18 am pdt Saturday... A red flag warning
remains in effect for the north and east bay hills from 11 am
through 8 pm this evening. The main concern will be for hot
inland temperatures and low relative humidity along with moderate
and dry northerly winds. To be clear the weather set-up is very
different and not nearly as critical in terms of winds to the
north bay firestorm last october.
Temperatures will continue to warm this afternoon further drying
out fuels that are running near average in terms of seasonal
dryness. Even more widespread afternoon highs in the 90s and low
100s are expected. As temperatures warm, dry northerly winds will
come down the sacramento valley and spread over napa county
by late this morning with wind gusts between 35-45 mph. Winds
will ease in the afternoon before the north and east bay hills see
another round of increased north winds late this evening into
Sunday. During this time little to no relative humidity recovery
is expected and overnight lows will be warm in the 70s and 80s.
Afternoon highs on Sunday will remain warm to hot, but onshore
flow will return late in the day providing some cooling.
Those spending time outside this weekend are urged to be vigilant
with sources of ignition. Any new fire starts, especially in the
grassy fuels will spread rapidly.
Marine As of 08:18 am pdt Saturday... Gusty northerly winds
will continue into tonight as high pressure sits over the eastern
pacific and a thermal trough resides over california. These winds
will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous sea conditions,
especially for smaller vessels. Winds will subside tonight into
tomorrow as a southerly surge develops by early tomorrow morning
turning the winds southerly over the inner coastal waters.
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Heat advisory... Caz506>508-510>513-516>518 until 8 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 9 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 9 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 5 am
sca... Sf bay from 5 am
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|Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA||4 mi||31 min||NNW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||88°F||55°F||33%||1006.9 hPa|
|San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA||4 mi||34 min||NW 13||10.00 mi||Fair||97°F||50°F||20%||1006 hPa|
|Palo Alto Airport, CA||8 mi||40 min||NW 12||10.00 mi||Clear||88°F||57°F||35%||1006.4 hPa|
|San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA||10 mi||40 min||NNW 12||10.00 mi||Clear||99°F||50°F||19%||1005.8 hPa|
|San Carlos Airport, CA||16 mi||40 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Clear||93°F||48°F||21%||1006.8 hPa|
|Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA||18 mi||33 min||W 10||10.00 mi||Fair||92°F||57°F||31%||1007.4 hPa|
|Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA||21 mi||34 min||W 8||10.00 mi||Fair||100°F||46°F||16%||1005.6 hPa|
|Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA||23 mi||34 min||NW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||55°F||42%||1006.9 hPa|
|San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA||24 mi||31 min||WNW 15||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||52°F||31%||1006.6 hPa|
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Sat -- 03:01 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 05:35 AM PDT 0.41 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:47 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 10:46 AM PDT 6.78 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:31 PM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 04:58 PM PDT 1.67 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:32 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 10:21 PM PDT 10.23 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Dumbarton Point 2.3 mi NE |
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Sat -- 02:40 AM PDT -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 03:01 AM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 05:15 AM PDT 0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:48 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 08:04 AM PDT 1.20 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 10:54 AM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:03 PM PDT -0.67 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:32 PM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 05:03 PM PDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:50 PM PDT 1.15 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:32 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 10:38 PM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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