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Marine Weather and Tides
Menlo Park, CA

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Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 7:58PM Saturday April 29, 2017 8:19 PM PDT (03:19 UTC) Moonrise 8:13AMMoonset 10:49PM Illumination 17% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 223 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 29 2017
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..W winds 10 kt.
Wed..N winds 10 kt...becoming west.
Thu..SW winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 223 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 29 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure will continue to bring strong, gusty northwest winds to the coastal waters this afternoon and evening. The strong winds will drive hazardous seas in the forms of steep fresh swells with relatively short periods. Strong winds will continue through the weekend and into early part of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Menlo Park, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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523 pm pdt Sat apr 29 2017

Synopsis Seasonably warm weekend in place across the bay area
and central coast. Another round of offshore winds Monday and
Tuesday will drive temperatures even warmer early next week with
daytime highs into the 80s and some lower 90s for the warmest
interior valleys. Cooling trend back to normal by Thursday and
Friday as the next trough arrives on the coast.

Discussion As of 2:49 pm pdt Saturday... Decent warming today
across the district under sunny skies and high pressure aloft.

Current temperature readings are running warmer than yesterday at
this time with 60s at the immediate coast, and 70s to lower 80s
inland. Wind speeds have decreased in some areas today, but remain
gusty out of the west in the salinas valley and at sfo. With
clear skies tonight and decreasing winds, look for overnight lows
to cool into the mid 40s to lower 50s. Similar conditions are
expected on Sunday with perhaps a few degrees of warming under
sunny skies.

A shortwave trough forecast to move into the great basin late
Sunday night into Monday morning will increase surface pressure
gradients once again resulting in offshore winds across the hills
early Monday morning and then again Tuesday morning. Warming
aloft with light offshore flow and continued sunny days will
result in possibly the warmest weather so far this spring with
daytime highs well into the 80s and even some lower 90s for the
warmest inland valleys.

A cooling trend is expected to begin on Thursday, at least near
the coast with widespread inland cooling back to near or even
below normal by next Friday as an upper level trough approaches
the west coast. This trough is not expected to bring any rain to
our area, but cooler temperatures and possibly an increase in the
marine layer depth can be expected.

Aviation As of 5:23 pm pdt Saturday... It's a gorgeous afternoon,
not a cloud to be seen.VFR tonight and Sunday. There is the chance
for patchy coastal low stratus and fog to develop much later tonight,
but confidence in its development is low at this time, will monitor
it through the evening. The acv-sfo pressure gradient is 5.6 mb and
forecast to reach 7 mb to 8 mb tonight and Sunday as a surface ridge
edges in over far northwestern california. If stratus and fog do
develop it would quite likely either brush the immediate coastline
at times or parallel the coast staying just offshore under a stronger
northerly wind and trapped beneath strengthening marine inversions.

The wmc-sfo gradient will be increasing later Sunday into Monday
morning which may tend to push the surface thermal trough over
interior california to the coast in which case these conditions
would strongly favorVFR to continue from later Sunday into Monday.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Westerly wind gusts to 25 knots til 04z
this evening, lighter winds tonight. Westerly winds become gusty
again Sunday afternoon and evening. Near high confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Westerly winds becoming light later
this evening. Boundary layer rhs increase to near 100% very early
Sunday morning along the immediate coastline along the southern
monterey bay area to the carmel highlands per latest WRF model
run, it may be overdone in tonight's case, but will monitor it.

Marine As of 01:55 pm pdt Saturday... High pressure will
continue to bring strong, gusty northwest winds to the coastal
waters this afternoon and evening. The strong winds will drive
hazardous seas in the form of steep fresh swells with relatively
short periods. Strong winds will continue through the weekend and
into early part of next week.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 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... Mry bay until 9 pm
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aviation: canepa
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 3 mi49 min W 8.9 G 9.9 70°F 65°F1018 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 19 mi49 min WNW 6 G 8.9 63°F 63°F1019.1 hPa
LNDC1 20 mi49 min W 1.9 G 4.1 65°F 1018.6 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 21 mi49 min WSW 7 G 8
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 22 mi49 min W 2.9 G 5.1 63°F 1018.6 hPa
OBXC1 22 mi49 min 62°F 50°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 23 mi49 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 64°F 1017.5 hPa
PXSC1 23 mi49 min 62°F 47°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 26 mi49 min WSW 12 G 18 56°F 56°F1018.8 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 29 mi49 min SSW 6 G 8 60°F 1018.8 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 30 mi42 min Calm 62°F 1018 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 31 mi49 min SE 2.9 G 5.1 63°F 58°F1018.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 31 mi49 min 55°F5 ft
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 36 mi49 min W 9.9 G 11 69°F 61°F1018.1 hPa48°F
UPBC1 36 mi49 min W 12 G 13
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 37 mi49 min WSW 8 G 9.9 67°F 1017.7 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 38 mi49 min W 11 G 12 71°F 61°F1017.5 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 39 mi49 min NW 5.1 G 7 69°F 1017.3 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 39 mi89 min NW 12 G 16 53°F 52°F5 ft1019.5 hPa (-0.5)
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 40 mi89 min NW 14 G 16 55°F 53°F5 ft1019.6 hPa (-0.5)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 48 mi94 min WNW 7 74°F 1018 hPa48°F

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Palo Alto Airport, CA3 mi32 minNNW 810.00 miClear64°F53°F68%1018.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA5 mi29 minW 710.00 miA Few Clouds68°F39°F35%1018.6 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA9 mi23 minN 1010.00 miFair65°F53°F66%1019 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA10 mi25 minW 810.00 miFair64°F46°F54%1019.5 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA13 mi23 minWNW 1710.00 miFair59°F44°F58%1018.5 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA13 mi26 minWNW 88.00 miFair63°F50°F63%1018.7 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA16 mi26 minNW 910.00 miA Few Clouds69°F39°F33%1018.3 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA18 mi24 minNNW 64.00 miFair with Haze54°F48°F82%1020 hPa
San Jose / Reid / Hillv, CA22 mi32 minNW 810.00 miClear73°F33°F23%1019 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA22 mi26 minW 610.00 miFair68°F37°F32%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Redwood Creek, C.M. No.8, San Francisco Bay, California
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Sat -- 02:48 AM PDT     8.54 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:00 AM PDT     -1.38 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:38 PM PDT     7.12 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:04 PM PDT     2.24 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.47.18.28.57.86.34.32.20.4-0.9-1.4-0.80.62.54.466.97.16.45.13.82.72.22.7

Tide / Current Tables for Dumbarton Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Dumbarton Bridge
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Sat -- 12:50 AM PDT     1.62 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:00 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:07 AM PDT     -1.91 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:34 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:48 PM PDT     2.01 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:50 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:48 PM PDT     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:56 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:24 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.51.61.30.70-0.8-1.6-1.9-1.7-1.2-0.50.41.21.921.81.30.6-0.1-0.7-0.8-0.6-0.20.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (23,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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