Wednesday, October17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Moss Beach, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 7:19AMSunset 6:30PM Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:18 AM PDT (10:18 UTC) Moonrise 2:05PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 54% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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- 218 Am Pdt Wed Oct 17 2018
Today..W winds around 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 3 ft at 19 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Tonight..W winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 6 ft at 17 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu..NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 16 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 14 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat..NW winds up to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 2 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 3 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.2 knots at 11:19 am Wednesday and 1.3 knots at 11:01 pm Wednesday.
PZZ500 218 Am Pdt Wed Oct 17 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Predominately light northwest winds through the the forecast period. Locall breezy northwest winds will develop through the usual coastal jets near the coast. A long period northwest swell will arrive on Wednesday bringing an increased risk of rip currents and sneaker waves. SWell period will decrease Wednesday night and Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Moss Beach CDP, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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250 am pdt Wed oct 17 2018

Synopsis Daytime will remain seasonably warm with patchy
coastal clouds at night will continue the rest of the week and
into the weekend. The forecast remains dry through the middle of
next week. Cooler weather returns next week.

Discussion As of 02:50 am pdt Wednesday... Offshore flow
continues to weaken (sfo-wmc gradient down another 4mb) as
onshore flow increase. Overnight GOES east satellite fog product
shows a summer type set up with coastal low clouds pushing locally
inland. Automated stations puts cloud heights at only a few
hundred feet with patchy dense fog. Therefore, added some patchy
dense fog around monterey bay, san mateo coast and santa rosa
vicinity. Expect clearing back to the coast by mid-morning with
sunny skies this afternoon. Similar to yesterday morning, it will
be chilly with a few interior pockets dipping into the upper 30s.

The longwave pattern aloft will gradually evolve over the next few
days and moreso next week. Currently the upper low over northern
arizona will continue to drift to the NE as ridging builds across
the pac nw. By Friday, high pressure aloft becomes established
over or as low pressure develops over socal as a weak rex block
into the weekend. So what does this mean for the bay area? Mild
daytime temperatures with cool overnight temperatures. Night and
morning low clouds will be possible along the coast and locally
inland. Conf is low on extent of clouds as some weak offshore flow
remains. Above the cloud deck, dry conditions will remain over the
hills keeping fire weather concerns heightened.

The 00z model suite continues to advertise another pattern shift
next week. The blocking pattern is short lived as an upper level
trough moves into the west coast. Confidence on precip chances
continues to remain low, but one thing that is more certain is
widespread cooling. Current forecast will bring temperatures down
by Monday with increasing clouds and a low chance for precip
across the north bay.

Aviation As of 10:00 pm pdt Tuesday... Satellite image shows
areas of stratus over the waters. Stratus is filling mry bay and
should spread into mry and sns. Latest NAM guidance shows cigs
into sfo and oak early morning so have added that into the tafs.

Vicinity of ksfo... Occasional MVFR CIGS between 12z and 16z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr CIGS after 07z clearing after 17z.

Marine As of 09:33 pm pdt Tuesday... High pressure over the
eastern pacific coupled with a thermal trough along the coast will
maintain light northwest winds through Sunday. A long period
northwest swell will arrive on Wednesday bringing an increased
risk of rip currents and sneaker waves. Swell period will decrease
Wednesday night and Thursday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: mm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 18 mi31 min SSW 1.9 G 1.9 54°F 67°F1018.7 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 19 mi49 min 59°F3 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi31 min SW 5.1 G 7 61°F1018.4 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 22 mi29 min WNW 9.7 G 12 56°F 58°F3 ft1018.7 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 22 mi31 min WSW 5.1 G 9.9 55°F 1017.1 hPa
PXSC1 22 mi31 min 57°F 55°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 23 mi31 min WNW 5.1 G 6 64°F1018.4 hPa
OBXC1 23 mi31 min 56°F 54°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 24 mi31 min WNW 2.9 G 5.1
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 24 mi31 min WNW 4.1 G 6 56°F 1018.2 hPa
LNDC1 25 mi31 min W 1.9 G 4.1 56°F 1018.1 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 27 mi38 min W 2.9 54°F 1018 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 29 mi43 min SSW 8.9 G 12 57°F 1018.3 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 30 mi31 min WSW 4.1 G 6 63°F1018 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 40 mi31 min W 4.1 G 7 59°F1017.9 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 41 mi31 min WSW 7 G 11 57°F 1017.5 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 43 mi31 min WNW 9.9 G 12 57°F 64°F1017.7 hPa57°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 47 mi31 min WSW 9.9 G 12 57°F 64°F1017.6 hPa

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA13 mi23 minWNW 910.00 miA Few Clouds53°F50°F89%1018 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA16 mi24 minN 010.00 miFair54°F48°F82%1018.3 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA22 mi26 minNW 510.00 miA Few Clouds54°F52°F93%1018.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Princeton, Half Moon Bay, California
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Tide / Current Tables for Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Wed -- 12:29 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 01:55 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:22 AM PDT     0.77 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:06 AM PDT     -0.46 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:25 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:04 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:06 PM PDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:48 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:09 PM PDT     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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