Monday, August21, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Mountain View, CA

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:53PM Monday August 21, 2017 8:46 AM PDT (15:46 UTC) Moonrise 5:21AMMoonset 7:04PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta And San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 232 Am Pdt Mon Aug 21 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 1 pm pdt this afternoon through this evening...
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 232 Am Pdt Mon Aug 21 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light and variable winds will prevail over the coastal waters through about mid week, with the exception of the northern san francisco bay zone, which will be breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. As a result, seas are anticipated to remain relatively tame, occasionally choppy. High pressure builds in from the west by Wednesday, increasing winds from the northwest.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mountain View, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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845 am pdt Mon aug 21 2017

Synopsis Look for overnight clouds at the coast and adjacent
inland spots through most of the period. Temperatures will begin
to warm again later in the week as a ridge of high pressure starts
to build into our region.

Discussion As of 08:41 am pdt Monday... Deep marine layer
remains in place over the region this morning with low clouds
holding on strong over most valley locations and along the coast.

This cloud cover should begin to scatter out late morning over the
valleys and by early afternoon closer to the coast. However,
cannot rule out some coastal locations remaining under cloud cover
through much of the day. Have removed mention of fog from the
forecast this morning given current observations and state of the
stratus deck. Otherwise, the forecast remains on track. Please see
the forecast discussion below for additional details.

Prev discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Monday... Over the past few
hours we have seen a substantial increase in clouds across a good
portion of our cwa. Unlike most days when other weather parameters
are the focus, clouds are the main story today as many people
will be trying to view (don't forget the proper eyewear!) the
solar eclipse this morning. Unfortunately, guidance has become a
bit more pessimistic with the last couple of runs and now shows a
better shot of clouds impacting portions of the san francisco bay
region. For those looking to view it, advice remains the same --
head well inland for your best shot. Please see the "eclipse"
section below for specific viewing times.

Outside of the eclipse, quiet weather will be the rule for the
entire week. Temperatures will be seasonably cool inland today
into Wednesday as an upper level low and shortwave trough remain
near our cwa. Instead of seeing a typical 40 degree gradient, we
will generally see half of that. Coastal spots will be in the 60s
to mid 70s with mid 70s to around 90 inland.

Toward the end of the week temperatures will begin to increase
(especially away from the coast) as a ridge of high pressure
centered near the four corners builds into california. Highs will
move back to above normal levels with vary warm conditions likely
next weekend.

Aviation As of 4:57 am pdt Monday... For 12z tafs. Mid-level
and surface low pressure about 100 miles off the coast of southern
california will tamper with the typical wind pattern across the
district a tad today. Otherwise, stratus quo will continue through
mid to late morning. Satellite shows extensive stratus filling in
nicely at this hour, under a 2400 foot marine layer. All taf
sites show MVFR ifr CIGS per 11z surface observations, minus ksfo
atVFR. Expect CIGS to continue through 16-17z before clearing
occurs. Mid-level moisture from aforementioned low will bring in
sct-bkn around 10-15k feet through the day. Light and variable
winds will turn westerly at 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Stratus
and fog is expected to redevelop tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo... Stratus expected to fill in over the next hour
or so over the terminal. MVFR expected through about 16z, then
vfr. Will amend timing if necessary. Southwest winds will turn
westerly and increase by 18-19z, though only expected to remain
around 15 kt this afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr through 17-18z, with low
confidence on exact clearing. Generally light onshore winds this
afternoon, around 10-12 kt, with winds being more southwesterly at
kmry. An early return of stratus expected again tonight.

Eclipse Here are the times for the start, peak, and end of the
eclipse for Monday morning. The percent of obscuration for each
location is also listed.

Santa rosa... San francisco... Oakland... San jose... Monterey

Start... 9:01... ... ... .9:01... ... ... 9:02... ... 9:02... ... .9:02..

Peak... 10:15... ... ... 10:15... ... ..10:15... ..10:16... ... 10:16..

End... .11:37... ... ... 11:37... ... ..11:37... ..11:38... ... 11:38..

Obscur... 78%... ... ... ..76%... ... ... .76%... ... .74%... ... ..71%...

Marine As of 2:32 am pdt Monday... Light and variable winds
will prevail over the coastal waters through about mid week, with
the exception of the northern san francisco bay zone, which will
be breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. As a result,
seas are anticipated to remain relatively tame, occasionally
choppy. High pressure builds in from the west by Wednesday,
increasing winds from the northwest.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Sf bay from 1 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 9 mi47 min SSW 1.9 G 4.1 65°F 73°F1015.2 hPa (+1.8)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 26 mi47 min W 5.1 G 8.9 63°F 68°F1016.2 hPa (+1.6)
LNDC1 27 mi47 min W 7 G 9.9 63°F 1015.7 hPa (+1.6)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 28 mi47 min WSW 12 G 15
OBXC1 29 mi47 min 63°F 60°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 29 mi47 min W 8.9 G 12 63°F 1015.8 hPa (+1.6)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 30 mi53 min WNW 1.9 G 5.1 62°F 1014.8 hPa
PXSC1 30 mi47 min 63°F 60°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 33 mi47 min WSW 4.1 G 8 61°F 63°F1016.3 hPa (+1.8)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 35 mi47 min SW 12 G 15 63°F 1016.1 hPa (+1.7)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 37 mi60 min NNE 4.1 61°F 1016 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 38 mi47 min SSW 1.9 G 8.9 62°F 64°F1015.9 hPa (+1.8)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 38 mi47 min 61°F3 ft
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 41 mi47 min W 16 G 19 62°F 68°F1015.6 hPa (+1.7)61°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 42 mi47 min WSW 19 G 22 62°F 68°F1015.1 hPa (+1.8)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 42 mi47 min WNW 16 G 23 64°F 1013.9 hPa (+1.2)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 43 mi47 min W 12 G 16 63°F 1015.4 hPa (+1.7)
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 44 mi57 min S 7.8 G 9.7 62°F 62°F5 ft1015.2 hPa (+1.4)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 46 mi57 min SSE 1.9 G 3.9 60°F 59°F3 ft1015.9 hPa (+1.5)
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 47 mi62 min NW 5.1 61°F 1015 hPa59°F
46092 - MBM1 48 mi85 min S 7.8 61°F 60°F1015.9 hPa (+1.4)
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 49 mi57 min SSE 5.8 G 7.8 61°F 61°F6 ft1016.1 hPa (+1.5)

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA1 mi51 minSE 410.00 miOvercast66°F59°F78%1016.2 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA4 mi60 minVar 510.00 miOvercast66°F59°F78%1015.6 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA9 mi54 minESE 88.00 miOvercast66°F59°F78%1015.6 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA11 mi60 minW 37.00 miOvercast with Haze64°F57°F78%1015.9 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA15 mi53 minWNW 710.00 miOvercast64°F55°F75%1016.4 hPa
San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA15 mi60 minVar 48.00 miOvercast64°F59°F83%1016.6 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA19 mi54 minW 810.00 miOvercast63°F59°F87%1015.6 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi51 minSSW 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F57°F87%1015.5 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA21 mi54 minW 109.00 miOvercast64°F57°F81%1015 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA24 mi52 minS 99.00 miOvercast63°F0°F%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Calaveras Point, west of, San Francisco Bay, California
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Calaveras Point
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Mon -- 12:18 AM PDT     9.57 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:34 AM PDT     -0.61 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 01:49 PM PDT     8.37 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:37 PM PDT     1.92 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:03 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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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Mon -- 12:44 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:22 AM PDT     -1.60 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:00 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:46 AM PDT     1.77 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     New Moon
Mon -- 01:56 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:55 PM PDT     -1.01 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:52 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:02 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:03 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 10:39 PM PDT     1.48 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 (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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