Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:29AM||Sunset 7:57PM||Saturday August 19, 2017 11:41 AM PDT (18:41 UTC)||Moonrise 3:09AM||Moonset 5:37PM||Illumination 7%|
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|PZZ545 Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 Nm- 837 Am Pdt Sat Aug 19 2017 |
Today..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant swell period of 10 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant swell period of 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1 knots at 02:24 pm Saturday and 1.9 knots at 02:00 am Sunday.
|PZZ500 837 Am Pdt Sat Aug 19 2017 |
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate, occasionally gusty, northwest winds will prevail across the northern outer waters and the san francisco bay through tonight as high pressure builds in from the west. Winds decrease for all waters by Sunday evening. Locally steep wind waves will also accompany increasing winds.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Moss Beach, CAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1052 am pdt Sat aug 19 2017
Synopsis A few degrees of cooling are expected over the
weekend and into early next week as an approaching trough of low
pressure weakens the area of high pressure currently over the
eastern pacific. Coastal areas will see little in the way of
change with continue night and morning low clouds and patchy fog.
Discussion As of 08:09 am pdt Saturday... Non-operational and
experimental goes-16 visible channels reveal another morning of
stratus for much of the san francisco bay area and central coast.
The low clouds even managed to reach parts of the inland east bay
earlier this morning, including livermore where overcast
conditions were observed from 5 am pdt to the present. Satellite
also depicts the low clouds pushing well into the salinas valley
and coming within about 15 miles of the monterey-san luis obispo
county line. Most communities that are blanketed with low clouds
at this time can expect a gradual transition to mostly clear skies
by late morning, though there could be some lingering clouds
along the immediate coastline. An upper level low near point
conception will allow for 2 to 4 degrees of cooling compared to
yesterday for interior areas this afternoon as height and
thickness values decrease.
No major updates planned for the forecast package this morning.
Please refer to the previous discussion section for additional
Prev discussion As of 3:05 am pdt Saturday... Widespread low
cloud will encompass area across the forecast area located below
the 1500 ft inversion currently in place. Satellite imagery
reveals stratus from cloverdale in northern sonoma to as far south
as bradley in southern monterey county. Low clouds are
anticipated to clear to the coast by noon followed by mostly sunny
skies across the interior through the remainder of the day.
Temperatures will cool a few degrees inland this afternoon
compared to Friday as an upper level low forms over point
conception resulting in a steep decline in 500mb height and 850mb
temperature values. Little if any change is expected along the
coast where low clouds will help moderate the temperature.
Anticipate 60s along the coast, 70s around the bay and 80s and 90s
inland. Temperatures will continue to cool a few degrees per day
on Sunday and Monday. The upper low will remain centered over
point conception through Tuesday before gradually weakening and
shifting to the north and east. Temperatures are forecast to
flattening out on Tuesday with very little change expected through
the remainder of the week.
For Monday morning's solar eclipse... If conditions permit, the
partial solar eclipse can be viewed throughout california. Right
now, models are all in good agreement that the upper level low
will remain parked near point conception in southern california.|
For us along the central coast and north to the san francisco bay
area, this yields a few outcomes. For one, the low can help mix
out the marine layer, resulting in mostly clear conditions. On the
other hand, the upper low could help to enhance the marine layer
depth. We'll know a little bit more over the weekend and will
continue to monitor the marine layer's response to the trough.
Climatologically, the best locations in the bay area for clear
skies on a mid late august morning would be interior areas of the
east bay away from the coast, as well as the higher elevations in
the santa cruz mountains, north bay mountains, and diablo range.
The eclipse of the Sun will begin shortly after 9:00 am pdt for
the bay area with peak obscuration happening around 10:15 am pdt.
Peak obscuration of the Sun will range from 71 percent in monterey
and up to 78 percent in santa rosa.
Aviation As of 10:45 am pdt Saturday... Slow eroding of the
stratus will continue through late morning and into the early
afternoon. All TAF sites are expected to beVFR by 20z. Marine
layer is still holding at around 2000 feet at this hour.
Anticipate MVFR ifr CIGS to return tonight for most sites. Breezy
onshore winds will occasionally become gusty this afternoon.
Vicinity of ksfo... CIGS are starting to lift and scatter out
around the terminal, though still not confident on exact clearing
time. Breezy to gusty afternoon winds, sustained around 15 kt,
with gusts near 20 kt at times. Similar marine layer timing and
cigs for tonight.
Sfo bridge approach... Clearing over bridge may occur around the
same time as terminal. Confidence is high with clearing slightly
Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS holding strong over mb
terminals. Ksns should clear by 1830z, though this will be
monitored. Still anticipate kmry to clear by 20z, but confidence
is still low at this time. Brief afternoon clearing will precede
an early return of stratus by early this evening. Light to
moderate onshore winds this afternoon.
Marine As of 10:31 am pdt Saturday... Moderate, occasionally
gusty, northwest winds will prevail across the northern outer
waters and the san francisco bay through tonight as high pressure
builds in from the west. Winds decrease for all waters by Sunday
evening. Locally steep wind waves will also accompany increasing
Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA||18 mi||42 min||NNW 8 G 9.9||63°F||72°F||1013.3 hPa (+0.6)|
|46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142)||19 mi||42 min||59°F||5 ft|
|46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA||20 mi||52 min||SSE 5.8 G 7.8||59°F||62°F||8 ft||1013.7 hPa (+0.7)|
|FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA||21 mi||42 min||WSW 8 G 11||59°F||62°F||1014.4 hPa (+0.6)|
|PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA||22 mi||42 min||WSW 8.9 G 16||60°F||1013.1 hPa|
|PXSC1||22 mi||42 min||61°F||58°F|
|46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA||22 mi||52 min||S 5.8 G 7.8||58°F||58°F||6 ft||1014.2 hPa (+0.6)|
|AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA||23 mi||42 min||WNW 7 G 8.9||61°F||68°F||1014.5 hPa (+0.7)|
|OBXC1||23 mi||42 min||60°F||58°F|
|OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA||24 mi||42 min||W 7 G 8.9|
|OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA||24 mi||42 min||W 7 G 8||60°F||1014.1 hPa (+0.7)|
|LNDC1||25 mi||42 min||WNW 7 G 8.9||61°F||1014.1 hPa (+0.8)|
|TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA||27 mi||50 min||SSE 8.9||60°F||1014 hPa (+0.0)|
|PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA||29 mi||42 min||SSW 9.9 G 15||61°F||1014.2 hPa (+0.6)|
|RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA||30 mi||42 min||S 7 G 9.9||61°F||65°F||1013.8 hPa (+0.6)|
|PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA||40 mi||42 min||SE 1.9 G 7||62°F||61°F||1013.8 hPa (+0.6)|
|DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA||41 mi||42 min||WSW 9.9 G 13||62°F||1013.2 hPa (+0.3)|
|MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA||43 mi||42 min||W 11 G 16||63°F||69°F||1013.4 hPa (+0.3)||60°F|
|PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA||47 mi||42 min||W 17 G 19||63°F||69°F||1012.8 hPa (+0.3)|
Wind History for Redwood City, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Half Moon Bay Airport, CA||3 mi||47 min||S 10||5.00 mi||Fog/Mist||59°F||57°F||94%||1013.9 hPa|
|San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA||13 mi||46 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||63°F||57°F||84%||1013.6 hPa|
|San Carlos Airport, CA||16 mi||47 min||WNW 6||8.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy with Haze||64°F||57°F||78%||1014.2 hPa|
|Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA||22 mi||49 min||WNW 8||8.00 mi||Overcast||62°F||57°F||86%||1013.9 hPa|
|Palo Alto Airport, CA||23 mi||55 min||N 7||7.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||70°F||60°F||73%||1013.5 hPa|
Wind History from HAF (wind in knots)
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Sat -- 03:24 AM PDT -0.62 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:09 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 06:29 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 10:14 AM PDT 4.84 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:15 PM PDT 2.29 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:36 PM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 07:56 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 09:14 PM PDT 6.48 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Sat -- 02:01 AM PDT -1.50 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:08 AM PDT Moonrise
Sat -- 05:30 AM PDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:28 AM PDT Sunrise
Sat -- 08:48 AM PDT 1.22 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 12:03 PM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:43 PM PDT -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:27 PM PDT 0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:36 PM PDT Moonset
Sat -- 07:56 PM PDT Sunset
Sat -- 08:30 PM PDT 0.97 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:26 PM PDT -0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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