Saturday, November17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
El Granada, 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 6:51AMSunset 4:58PM Saturday November 17, 2018 3:32 PM PST (23:32 UTC) Moonrise 2:18PMMoonset 1:01AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 152 Pm Pst Sat Nov 17 2018
Rest of today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 16 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Tonight..S winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 5 ft at 16 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Sun..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and S around 2 ft at 16 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Sun night..NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Mon night..SW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Tue..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft. Rain likely.
Wed..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft and S around 2 ft. Rain.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.5 knots at 12:19 am Sunday and 2.2 knots at 01:07 pm Sunday.
PZZ500 152 Pm Pst Sat Nov 17 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light winds through the weekend and into early next week. An approaching storm system will bring increasing southerly winds mid week next week. Mixed moderate northwest swell and a light southerly swell will persist.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near El Granada, 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
143 pm pst Sat nov 17 2018

Synopsis Widespread smoke and haze at times combining with
coastal fog resulting in extended poor air quality and low
visibilities over the san francisco bay area should show some
improvement first along the immediate coast today then inland
Sunday. Forecast models continue to indicate an active pacific
weather pattern reaching california next week with the potential
for widespread periodic rainfall starting Wednesday and continuing
into next weekend.

Discussion As of 1:43 pm pst Saturday... Afternoon temperatures
are running on the cool side today with weak onshore flow and
muted sunshine due to smoky skies. Current readings range from the
upper 50s to upper 60s, with a few lower to middle 70s in inland
monterey county. Visibilities at area airports continue to be poor
across the entire san francisco bay and central coast areas,
generally 1 to 3 miles due to smoke. Slight relief is possible
near the coast from the current weak onshore flow, but the poor
air quality is expected to persist until the expected rain events
midweek.

The upper level ridge anchored along the west coast is starting
to slowly break down with the approach of an upper trough. During
the next couple of days, winds are expected to continue to be
light, with mild daytime highs and cool overnight lows. By mid-
week, things will change as the first of several frontal systems
impacts the state.

The 12z GFS brings rainfall into coastal areas from the monterey
bay northward late Tuesday night, spreading rainfall eastward
through the rest of northern california Wednesday. Another system
is progged for Friday with showers into Saturday, and then a
third front moves through on Sunday. The 12z ECMWF now has more
similar timing to the gfs, with a stronger trough initially
reaching the coast early Wednesday morning, and spreading
rainfall eastward by Thursday. Then, another system tries to push
in from the north on Friday, with a weaker system bringing
showers to the far north on Saturday. Even though there are still
some discrepancies between these model solutions, the overarching
theme is a more likely chance of rain reaching our region during
the middle to latter part of next week. This rainfall will not
only bring beneficial moisture to the area, but also improve the
air quality.

Aviation As of 09:50 am pst Saturday... For 18z tafs. Tafs
adjusted towards a more pessimistic scenario due to development
of smog from mixing of marine air mass and smoke particulates this
morning. Monterey area saw visibility of 1 8mi or less this
morning due to this and a deeper marine intrusion is expected
tonight. This will also bring ceilings down in addition to
visibility, but it will be difficult to pin down an actual ceiling
with all the smoke present. Expect borderline MVFR to ifr cigs
thru tomorrow morning if marine push is as robust as WRF model
indicates, however, smoke present may worsen ceilings slightly,
bringing some areas down to borderline lifr-ifr range. Visibility
will be worse near or just after sunrise thru mid morning with
additional slant range visby issues. Tempo 12-16z for most tafs
sun morning reflects this. No widescale improvement in visibility
expected until the next storm system arrives mid week next week.

Light winds.

Vicinity of ksfo... Ifr MVFR vis due to smog. Slant range vis
issues will persist. Marine stratus push tonight will bring
additional issues with CIGS tmrw morn. Winds light.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Vlifr visibilities due to smog possibly
return again tomorrow morning. Generally ifr- MVFR visibilities
through TAF period otherwise. Light winds.

Marine As of 09:45 am pst Saturday... Light winds through the
weekend and into early next week. An approaching storm system will
bring increasing southerly winds mid week next week. Mixed
moderate northwest swell and a light southerly swell will
persist.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

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aviation: drp
marine: drp
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 14 mi33 min NNW 8 G 9.9 58°F 58°F1016.9 hPa (-1.0)
PXSC1 21 mi33 min 58°F 49°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi33 min WSW 6 G 8.9 54°F 56°F1017 hPa (-1.0)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 21 mi33 min 55°F4 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 21 mi33 min W 6 G 8 58°F 58°F1016.9 hPa (-0.9)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 21 mi33 min WSW 7 G 11 56°F 1015.7 hPa (-0.9)
OBXC1 22 mi33 min 57°F 51°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 22 mi33 min W 8.9 G 9.9
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 23 mi33 min WNW 7 G 8 55°F 1016.6 hPa (-1.1)
LNDC1 23 mi33 min W 4.1 G 6 58°F 1016.6 hPa (-0.9)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 26 mi23 min Calm G 0 58°F 55°F1017.6 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 27 mi28 min WSW 4.1 58°F 1016 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 29 mi33 min SSW 6 G 8.9 57°F 1016.9 hPa (-1.0)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 29 mi33 min S 2.9 G 5.1 58°F 56°F1016.2 hPa (-1.0)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 40 mi33 min WNW 2.9 G 5.1 59°F 1016 hPa (-1.2)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 41 mi33 min W 1 G 1.9 59°F 57°F1016.2 hPa (-1.4)35°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 43 mi33 min SE 1.9 G 2.9 55°F1016.7 hPa (-0.9)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 45 mi33 min N 1 G 1.9 60°F 57°F1016.1 hPa (-1.5)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 49 mi33 min N 1 G 1 62°F 1015.9 hPa (-1.5)

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA1 mi38 minN 03.00 miFair with Haze55°F48°F77%1017.6 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA10 mi37 minW 123.00 miPartly Cloudy with Haze58°F46°F65%1016.4 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA12 mi46 minN 72.50 miSmoke Haze61°F48°F63%1016.6 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA19 mi46 minNW 102.50 miSmoke61°F50°F68%1016.9 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA20 mi40 minWNW 93.00 miOvercast with Haze60°F48°F65%1016.9 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi39 minWNW 102.00 miHaze Smoke61°F46°F60%1017.4 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA23 mi37 minNNW 62.00 miSmoke59°F48°F67%1017 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Princeton, Half Moon Bay, California
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Tide / Current Tables for San Mateo Bridge, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Sat -- 01:00 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 02:45 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:41 AM PST     1.37 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:51 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:10 AM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:05 PM PST     -1.01 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 02:17 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:34 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:56 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:02 PM PST     0.97 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 09:06 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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