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Emerald Lake Hills, CA

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 6:27PM Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:34 PM PDT (20:34 UTC) Moonrise 5:08AMMoonset 5:18PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ545 Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 Nm- 905 Am Pdt Wed Oct 18 2017
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and sw 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and sw 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 20 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 to 15 ft at 18 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 3 to 5 ft with a dominant swell period 12 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant swell period of 12 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 knots at 03:12 pm Wednesday and 1.2 knots at 03:06 am Thursday.
PZZ500 905 Am Pdt Wed Oct 18 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Areas of fog this morning across the coastal waters and into the bays. Winds will increase over the bays this afternoon into tonight. A cold front will move across the waters late tomorrow bringing chances of light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 17 to 18 seconds across the waters. Late Thursday into Friday a large northwesterly swell train will move across he area. This large swell will create hazardous conditions.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Emerald Lake Hills, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1038 am pdt Wed oct 18 2017

Synopsis Cooler temperatures are expected today and Thursday
as onshore flow strengthens. A weak early season weather system is
forecast to bring light rain to much of the region from Thursday
afternoon through Thursday night. Dry weather is expected to
return by Friday. A warming trend will begin over the weekend.

Warm and dry weather is expected regionwide early next week.

Discussion As of 09:07 am pdt Wednesday... In response to
increased onshore flow during the past 18 hours or so, the marine
layer has returned at a depth of around 500 feet. With this, low
clouds have also returned to the coast and have spread locally
inland to the valley locations. Patchy fog, dense at times, is
also impacting portions of the region this morning. Look for low
clouds and or patchy fog to persist through the morning before
burning off later as daytime heating takes place. With that said,
some coastal areas may remain under cloud cover through a good
portion of the day. Overall, temperatures today will be cooler
than those on Tuesday, yet should be at or slightly above seasonal
averages before a more significant cool down arrives Thursday
into Friday as a cold front pushes through the region. Only minor
updates have been made this morning to reflect current satellite
and temperature trends. Please see the forecast discussion below
for additional details.

Prev discussion As of 3:35 am pdt Wednesday... Kmux radar is still
showing some weak showers over extreme southern monterey county.

Nothing is being reported at automated gauges, so this is all
likely aloft. Meanwhile satellite imagery shows some high clouds
currently moving over the area with coastal stratus making a
resurgence and starting to spread locally inland over san
francisco as well as into the monterey bay and salinas valley.

Current temperature trends indicate cooler temperatures in most
locations with readings from the lower 40s to the mid 50s. Surface
pressure gradients are now stronger onshore with 1.3 mb from sfo
to sac compared to light offshore (-0.2 mb) yesterday at this
time. There is still a very weak offshore gradient component from
wmc to sfo at 2.2 mb, but this is decreasing.

Today is expected to be cooler across the district but mainly near
the coast as onshore flow ramps up with highs ranging from the
60s at the coast to the 70s and 80s inland. Additional cooling
will occur on Thursday, especially inland, as a weak storm system
approaches the coast and increases cloudiness. Latest models bring
light rain to the sonoma coast by Thursday afternoon, and then
spreads rain across most of the north bay by early evening. The
weakening frontal boundary will then press south of the golden
gate by late Thursday and bring scattered amounts of light rain to
the rest of the bay area Thursday evening and as far south as
monterey county by later Thursday night. The models continue to
trend drier with this system and a blend of recent model output
indicates most locations will pick up less than a tenth of an inch
on Thursday and Thursday night. Locally higher amounts of a
quarter to a third of an inch are possible across northwest sonoma
county. Nearly all models now indicate rain will end by daybreak
Friday.

A warming trend is forecast to begin during the weekend as an
upper level ridge begins to build over the west. The ridge will
then strengthen early next week and light offshore flow will
develop. This will result in warm and dry conditions throughout
the district next Monday and Tuesday with widespread highs in the
80s, even near the coast. The ridge is progged to flatten after
midweek.

Aviation As of 10:38 am pdt Thursday... For 18z tafs.

Widespread stratus along the immediate coast, but is beginning to
retreat from bay area terminals. Stratus over the san francisco
bay is beginning to dissipate with ksfo having gone sct just
recently. Can also see stratus eroding over kmry and ksns. Once
all the stratus clears over land this morning expectingVFR vis
and CIGS through this evening. Wildfires are still burning across
parts of the area, but conditions have improved. There's still a
chance that hz or fu could temporarily reduce visibilities to MVFR
for TAF sites in the vicinity of the fires. Current model
guidance indicates an early return of widespread stratus tonight.

Onshore flow this afternoon with winds 10 to 15 kt possibly
gusting to just over 20 kt at ksfo.

Vicinity of ksfo... Stratus retreating away from the terminal.VFR
conditions to prevail today with possible periods of MVFR
conditions due to hz from the wildfires. Stratus is expected to
return early tonight although exact timing is uncertain, later
clearing is also expected for tomorrow. West to northwest winds
this afternoon 10 to 15 kt possibly gusting to 20 kt.

Sfo bridge approach... Stratus is currently burning off and
visibility as improving. Once stratus clears expect similar
conditions to the terminal.

Monterey bay terminals... Lifr to ifr conditions currently, but
stratus is burning off. Expecting clearing shortly.VFR
conditions to prevail once stratus has cleared. Some hz or fu may
reduce vis to MVFR at times due to the wildfire in the santa cruz
mountains. Ifr CIGS due to stratus and fog are likely to return
early this evening.

Fire weather As of 3:35 am pdt Wednesday... Relative humidity
values have been increasing in the valleys and along the lower
coastal slopes as light onshore flow begins to develop. However,
the airmass in the hills above 1000 feet remains relatively warm
and very dry. Poor humidity recoveries are occurring in the hills
this morning. Fortunately, winds will remain light. More
widespread cooling will take place today as onshore winds increase
in the afternoon. This will result in better humidity recoveries
tonight into Thursday morning and more significant cooling by
Thursday. A weak early season weather system is forecast to bring
light rain to the north bay from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening and to much of the rest of the district on
Thursday night. The models have been trending drier with this
system. Latest forecast rainfall amounts for Thursday and Thursday
night range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch across northwest
sonoma county and northern marin county, and generally less than
a tenth of an inch in all other areas. Rainfall is expected to end
by Friday.

A warming trend will begin over the upcoming weekend as a high
pressure ridge begins to build over california. This ridge will
strengthen into early next week and result in warm and dry
conditions districtwide on Monday and Tuesday.

Marine As of 09:07 am pdt Wednesday... Areas of fog this
morning across the coastal waters and into the bays. Winds will
increase over the bays this afternoon into tonight. A cold front
will move across the waters late tomorrow bringing chances of
light rain. A moderate to long period mixed northwesterly and
southerly swell has arrived with buoys reporting periods of 17 to
18 seconds across the waters. Late Thursday into Friday a large
northwesterly swell train will move across he area. This large
swell will create hazardous conditions.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 2 pm
sca... Sf bay from 2 pm
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marine: as
fire weather: sims
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 8 mi47 min N 4.1 G 5.1 58°F 65°F1017.3 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 23 mi47 min WSW 1.9 G 2.9 59°F 62°F1018.2 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 25 mi47 min NNW 4.1 G 6
PXSC1 25 mi47 min 56°F 53°F
LNDC1 25 mi47 min W 2.9 G 5.1 60°F 1017.9 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 25 mi47 min NNE 1.9 G 2.9 55°F 1016.8 hPa
OBXC1 25 mi47 min 56°F 52°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 26 mi47 min NW 7 G 8 55°F 1017.8 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 26 mi53 min WSW 5.1 G 13 53°F 57°F1018.6 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 29 mi65 min 56°F5 ft
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 29 mi45 min NNW 9.7 G 12 53°F 56°F7 ft1018.2 hPa (+0.0)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 32 mi68 min SE 8 57°F 1018 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 32 mi47 min SSW 7 G 8 58°F 1018.2 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 34 mi53 min S 2.9 G 4.1 57°F 59°F1017.9 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 34 mi45 min WNW 5.8 G 7.8 50°F 55°F5 ft1018.6 hPa (+0.0)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 43 mi47 min WNW 7 G 8.9 64°F 63°F1017.4 hPa51°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 43 mi47 min NW 5.1 G 6 57°F 1017.5 hPa
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 45 mi45 min NW 14 G 16 55°F 56°F7 ft1018 hPa (-0.3)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 45 mi47 min W 6 G 7 65°F 63°F1017.1 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 48 mi47 min NW 5.1 G 7 66°F 1016.8 hPa

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Carlos Airport, CA8 mi39 minENE 45.00 miSmoke Haze59°F53°F82%1017.9 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA10 mi40 minW 67.00 miOvercast55°F50°F82%1017.9 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA12 mi39 minN 59.00 miA Few Clouds62°F51°F67%1017.6 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA12 mi1.8 hrsNNE 63.00 miPartly Cloudy with Haze59°F0°F%1018.6 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA15 mi39 minN 45.00 miSmoke64°F52°F65%1017.9 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA19 mi42 minW 37.00 miA Few Clouds61°F53°F75%1017.6 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA19 mi41 minVar 35.00 miFair with Haze63°F48°F60%1018.5 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA22 mi42 minVar 34.00 miA Few Clouds with Haze69°F51°F53%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Slough, San Francisco Bay, California
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Smith Slough
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Wed -- 12:22 AM PDT     7.54 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:07 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:49 AM PDT     0.80 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:20 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 12:45 PM PDT     8.06 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:18 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:27 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:24 PM PDT     0.45 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for San Mateo Bridge, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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San Mateo Bridge
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Wed -- 12:53 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:05 AM PDT     -1.47 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:07 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:09 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:20 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:57 AM PDT     1.79 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:10 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:26 PM PDT     -1.63 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:18 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:27 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:38 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:27 PM PDT     1.83 knots Max Flood
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (16,3,4,5)
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