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Marine Weather and Tides
East Palo Alto, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:50AMSunset 5:54PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:39 PM PST (21:39 UTC) Moonrise 7:28PMMoonset 7:50AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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 The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 807 Am Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. A chance of showers.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu..N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu night..N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Fri..E winds up to 10 kt.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..W winds up to 10 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of showers.
PZZ500 807 Am Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds are expected to increase today and remain gusty through the rest of the work week. Widespread gale force conditions are forecast across the outer waters starting late tonight and lasting through Thursday. Isolated gale force gusts will also be possible along the coast. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell causing hazardous conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Moderate northwest swell will continue through the end of the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near East Palo Alto, 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
930 am pst Wed feb 20 2019

Synopsis After a few days of dry weather, isolated to
scattered mainly light rain snow showers are forecast to persist
into early Thursday morning. Snowfall will be likely limited to
the highest elevations, especially across the diablo range and the
santa lucia mountains. Dry conditions return on Thursday and
continue into at least Friday before rain chances return to
northern california during the late in the weekend and early next
week.

Discussion As of 08:53 am pst Wednesday... Isolated rain
showers continue to skirt the coastline this morning with
locations from coastal north bay, santa cruz mountains and down
along the central coast have reporting a few hundredths of an
inch. With snow levels estimated to be around 3,500 feet, the
highest peaks above the big sur coast are likely picking up some
snowfall with these showers. With this said, the bulk of
precipitation remains offshore this morning and is likely to
continue this way through the morning. The latest hrrr and other
short-range guidance suggest an increase in showers over the east
bay hills this afternoon that will then shift southward into santa
clara, monterey and san benito counties through the early
evening. Overall, rainfall amounts will be light with many
locations remaining dry throughout the day today. As the ongoing
forecast captures this thinking well, no updates are anticipated
at this time.

Prev discussion As of 3:02 am pst Wednesday... What a difference 24
hours makes... Increasing clouds, stronger winds and even some
showers are leading to much warmer temperatures. The latest 24
hour trend indicates many locations are currently running 6 to 12
degrees warmer than yesterday morning. Therefore, adjust morning
lows upward from previous forecast. Not expecting any frost black
ice concerns this morning. Monterey and salinas airports did
report a rab rae with a trace of precip. Kmux radar imagery did
pick up on this very scattered showers passing through the
monterey bay region. These showers are likely associated with
enhanced lifted from a passing vort max.

For the rest of today... Clouds will continue to increase as an
upstream upper level trough digs farther into norcal. Radar
imagery (kbhx) near eureka is already showing shower activity
associated with the upper trough. The upper trough will ultimately
dig more and become a cut off low over socal S nev on Thursday.

This trajectory is more like an inside slider with much of the bay
area being on the drier side. However, there will still be a
chance for some precip across the bay area over the next 24-36
hours. Latest hi-res model do show showers over the coastal
waters coast early Wednesday spreading inland Wednesday
afternoon early Thursday and then drying N to S Thursday. Not
expecting a real soaker given the lack of moisture, but a few
hundredths to a tenth seems most likely and up to a half inch in
the santa lucia range. It should also be noted the upper trough is
rather cold and snow levels will drop through the day to
2500-3500 feet with minor snow accumulations over the highest
peaks. Lastly, given the cold nature of these showers any stronger
cell with vertical development could have some hail associated
with it.

Clearing develops Thursday night and Friday with shortwave
ridging. Overnight lows will cool off again with some patchy
frost and daytime highs will warm slightly.

Dry weather kicks off the upcoming weekend, but rain chances
gradually increase over the north bay Saturday afternoon before
spreading southward on Sunday.

It will be interesting to watch the pattern beyond Sunday as some
of the models show additional atmospheric rivers impacting norcal.

Latest GFS fv3 models shows a weak to moderate ar moving into
norcal day 6 7 through day 10. A lot can change between now and
then, but it appears the storm door remains open.

Aviation As of 09:30 am pst Wednesday... For 18z tafs. Still
expecting CIGS to lower this morning, but generally remain above
4,000 ft. BorderlineVFR MVFR CIGS through the early afternoon
before CIGS begin to rise. Showers to remain in the vicinity
through the evening hours. Biggest forecast concern today will be
gusty winds. Expecting NW W winds generally 10 to 20 kt with
gusts 20 to 30 kt with the windiest conditions still forecast for
the bay area TAF sites. Winds should taper off tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo... BorderlineVFR MVFR CIGS generally at or above
4,000 ft into the afternoon before CIGS are expected to lift.

Passing showers into the evening with the best chances this
morning through the early afternoon. Windy conditions this
afternoon, gusts 30 to 35 kt with sustained winds 15 to 25 kt.

Winds will subside overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... .Borderline MVFRVFR CIGS around
3,000-5,000 feet today with passing light showers. Showers to
remain in the vicinity into tonight. Increasing NW winds today
with gusts generally around 25 kt into this evening. Winds to ease
overnight.

Marine As of 08:53 am pst Wednesday... Northwest winds are
expected to increase today and remain gusty through the rest of
the work week. Widespread gale force conditions are forecast
across the outer waters starting late tonight and lasting through
Thursday. Isolated gale force gusts will also be possible along
the coast. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell causing
hazardous conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Moderate
northwest swell will continue through the end of the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay
sca... Mry bay
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 7 mi40 min WNW 16 G 21 52°F 53°F1013 hPa (-2.4)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 25 mi46 min W 8.9 G 14 54°F 52°F1012.4 hPa
LNDC1 26 mi40 min NW 8.9 G 13 54°F 1011.9 hPa (-3.0)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 27 mi40 min W 11 G 12
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 28 mi40 min WNW 9.9 G 12 53°F 1012 hPa (-3.0)
OBXC1 28 mi40 min 53°F 37°F
PXSC1 29 mi40 min 55°F 39°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 29 mi40 min W 6 G 12 55°F 1011.1 hPa (-2.9)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 31 mi46 min WNW 9.9 G 14 52°F 54°F1012.5 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 34 mi40 min WNW 11 G 16 56°F 1012 hPa (-2.9)
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 36 mi59 min NW 14 53°F 1012 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 37 mi40 min 53°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 40 mi40 min W 16 G 19 52°F 49°F1011.5 hPa (-2.2)38°F
UPBC1 41 mi40 min WNW 18 G 21
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 42 mi40 min W 14 G 17 53°F 49°F1011.5 hPa (-2.6)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 42 mi40 min NW 8.9 G 12 54°F 1011.3 hPa (-2.6)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 43 mi40 min NW 14 G 17 53°F 1011.4 hPa (-3.1)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 44 mi30 min NW 21 G 27 51°F 55°F1013.3 hPa
MLSC1 - Moss Landing, South Harbor, CA 48 mi29 min WNW 22 G 60 53°F 1013 hPa44°F
ELXC1 - Elkhorn Slough Reserve, CA 48 mi115 min NW 7 53°F 1014 hPa44°F
46092 - MBM1 48 mi86 min WNW 19 51°F 55°F1013.9 hPa (-1.7)
46042 - MONTEREY - 27NM West of Monterey Bay, CA 49 mi50 min NW 21 G 25 51°F 56°F9 ft1013.4 hPa (-1.7)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Palo Alto Airport, CA2 mi1.9 hrsWNW 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy0°F0°F%1014.6 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA3 mi1.7 hrsNNW 9 G 1810.00 miMostly Cloudy54°F39°F59%1014.4 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA10 mi53 minW 11 G 2010.00 miOvercast54°F39°F58%1012.9 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA11 mi47 minN 13 G 2110.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F42°F62%1012.2 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA15 mi46 minW 1510.00 miPartly Cloudy56°F41°F57%1013 hPa
San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA17 mi52 minNW 1310.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F39°F55%1012.2 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA18 mi47 minW 1310.00 miPartly Cloudy57°F39°F53%1012.3 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA18 mi44 minWNW 2110.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy54°F37°F55%1012.4 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA23 mi47 minW 10 G 1810.00 miMostly Cloudy53°F37°F55%1011.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Palo Alto Yacht Harbor, California
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Wed -- 01:23 AM PST     7.70 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:51 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:39 AM PST     1.70 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:49 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 01:06 PM PST     9.16 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:52 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:27 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:09 PM PST     -0.92 feet Low Tide
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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Wed -- 01:34 AM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:30 AM PST     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:51 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:35 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:49 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 10:13 AM PST     1.55 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:12 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:47 PM PST     -1.65 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:52 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:27 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:19 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:00 PM PST     1.78 knots Max Flood
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