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Marine Weather and Tides
Belmont, CA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:46AMSunset 8:35PM Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:59 PM PDT (04:59 UTC) Moonrise 12:30PMMoonset 12:27AM Illumination 53% 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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PZZ531 San Francisco Bay South Of The Bay Bridge- 849 Pm Pdt Wed Jun 20 2018
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..W winds 10 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 849 Pm Pdt Wed Jun 20 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A 1023 mb high pressure was located about 650 miles west of Monterey bay. This high will move north and strengthen Thursday and Friday. Gusty northwest winds are expected along much of the waters through Thursday. Strongest winds will shift north on Friday. Gale force winds will be possible over the northern outer waters Friday night. A light southerly wind will develop along the big sur coast Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Belmont, 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
924 pm pdt Wed jun 20 2018

Synopsis Not much change in weather conditions through
Thursday, then a pronounced warming trend at the end of the week
and into the first part of the weekend as high pressure builds in
and winds turn more offshore. Cooling temperatures and
redevelopment of the marine layer appears in store for Sunday into
the first part of next week as flow shifts back onshore.

Discussion As of 9:20 pm pdt Wednesday... Brisk onshore flow
kept temperatures on the cool side of normal today across most of
our region. Onshore flow overnight will allow low clouds to
develop around san francisco bay and into the coastal valleys.

However, the marine layer is relatively shallow with a depth
around 1200 feet, so it's unlikely we will see widespread low
clouds develop inland overnight. Thursday is expected to be a day
much like today with low clouds clearing back to the coast by
midday. The models indicate a slight reduction in onshore flow
tomorrow as a weak shortwave trough over far northern california
moves off to the east. Thus, high temperatures tomorrow will
likely be a few degrees warmer than today in most places.

A robust warming trend is forecast to get underway on Friday as an
upper ridge amplifies just off the west coast and as onshore flow
diminishes. Coastal temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and
70s on Friday, while inland areas warm into the upper 80s and 90s.

A few triple digit highs may occur in the warmest locations on
Friday. Saturday is expected to be the warmest day as the ridge
axis edges closer to the coast and light offshore flow briefly
develops. Coastal temperatures are difficult to forecast for
Saturday since much will depend on the strength and duration of
offshore flow. Downtown san francisco is currently expected to
warm into the low to mid 80s on Saturday, while san francisco
oceanside may remain in the 60s. Inland temperatures are forecast
to climb well into the 90s to 105 on Saturday. Heat advisories
may be needed for Saturday when potential heat risks climb into
the high category for some inland areas.

From previous discussion... Another thing to mention for the late
Friday to Saturday timeframe is the potential for gusty winds in
the higher elevations. The GFS does advertise north to northeast
winds for the north and east bay hills mountains that could
produce elevated fire weather concerns. Will continue to monitor
these forecast trends, especially as we approach the event when
the higher resolution models are able to capture this with finer
detail.

Models for Sunday suggest the start of what would be a welcomed
cooling trend across the interior heading into next week. The
latest GFS run even brings in what could be a southerly surge
along the big sur coast, pushing north toward the santa cruz and
san mateo coasts through the day. Additional cooling is expected
for much of the region -- especially interior locations -- heading
into next week.

Aviation As of 7:30 pm pdt... Marine layer is a little
shallower than yesterday and sits around 1000 feet. Moderate
northwest onshore flow continues with stratus along the coast.

Once again there is an early push of stratus into sfo but web cams
indicate there is more clouds around than this time yesterday.

Still expecting tempo CIGS to back off after 04z returning after
10z. But it is possible clouds will stay in.

Vicinity of ksfo... Tempo MVFR through 04z with west winds gusting
25-27 kt. Ifr CIGS return after 11z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Stratus along point pinos will spread
into mry early tonight reaching sns after 04z. CIGS MVFR at first
lowering to ifr during the evening.

Fire weather As of 3:30 pm pdt Wednesday... A pronounced
warming and drying trend is forecast for the end of the week as
high pressure builds in and winds turn offshore. Saturday
presently looks to be the hottest day, with poor overnight
relative humidity recoveries for both Friday night and Saturday
night. Locally gusty north to northeast winds are possible in the
north and east bay hills Friday night and Saturday morning. A
return to cooling and redevelopment of the marine layer appears in
store for Sunday into the first part of next week as flow shifts
back onshore.

Marine As of 8:49 pm pdt Wednesday... A 1023 mb high pressure
was located about 650 miles west of monterey bay. This high will
move north and strengthen Thursday and Friday. Gusty northwest
winds are expected along much of the waters through Thursday.

Strongest winds will shift north on Friday. Gale force winds will
be possible over the northern outer waters Friday night. A light
southerly wind will develop along the big sur coast Sunday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 12 am
glw... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 12 am
sca... Mry bay until 12 am
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
public forecast: dykema mm
aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
fire weather: blier 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 4 mi59 min WNW 9.9 G 12 58°F 71°F1016.7 hPa (+0.6)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi59 min W 12 G 16 56°F 67°F1016.2 hPa (+0.0)
LNDC1 19 mi59 min WSW 8.9 G 11 57°F 1015.8 hPa (+0.0)
OBXC1 20 mi59 min 57°F 53°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 20 mi59 min WSW 12 G 18 55°F 1014.6 hPa (+0.0)
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 20 mi59 min WSW 5.1 G 8 57°F 1015.8 hPa (+0.0)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 20 mi59 min WSW 6 G 7
PXSC1 21 mi59 min 56°F 53°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 22 mi59 min W 11 G 16 54°F 57°F1016 hPa (+0.0)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 26 mi59 min 54°F4 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 27 mi60 min Calm 59°F 1015 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 27 mi59 min SE 4.1 G 5.1 61°F 1015.7 hPa (+0.3)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 29 mi59 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 61°F 62°F1015.1 hPa (+0.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 34 mi49 min NW 19 G 21 54°F 53°F1016.8 hPa54°F
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 34 mi69 min NW 16 G 19 55°F 54°F5 ft1017.5 hPa (-0.3)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 37 mi59 min W 8.9 G 13 63°F 67°F1014.7 hPa (+0.9)52°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 37 mi59 min W 12 G 14 61°F 1014.6 hPa (+0.0)
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 39 mi59 min WSW 11 G 15 62°F 69°F1014.1 hPa (+0.7)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 42 mi59 min W 16 G 23 68°F 1012.5 hPa (-0.4)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 49 mi59 min WNW 16 G 19 55°F1016.1 hPa (-0.3)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 49 mi74 min W 9.9 62°F 1013 hPa50°F

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Carlos Airport, CA2 mi72 minW 810.00 miA Few Clouds57°F48°F72%1016.3 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi63 minW 16 G 2110.00 miMostly Cloudy58°F50°F75%1016.2 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA9 mi72 minNNW 1010.00 miClear59°F50°F72%1016.3 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA12 mi64 minNW 11 G 1510.00 miOvercast55°F51°F88%1017.3 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA13 mi65 minW 610.00 miOvercast58°F51°F78%1017.4 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA13 mi66 minW 1610.00 miMostly Cloudy56°F52°F87%1016.3 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA14 mi63 minNNE 710.00 miFair59°F54°F83%1016.8 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA21 mi66 minNW 810.00 miA Few Clouds60°F51°F72%1016.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smith Slough, San Francisco Bay, California
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Smith Slough
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Thu -- 01:59 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:11 AM PDT     1.50 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:48 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:15 AM PDT     6.29 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:32 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 02:46 PM PDT     0.78 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:33 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:08 PM PDT     8.01 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for San Mateo Bridge, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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San Mateo Bridge
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Thu -- 01:59 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:17 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:47 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 05:55 AM PDT     1.13 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:55 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:58 AM PDT     -1.10 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:32 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:12 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:13 PM PDT     1.53 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:33 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:31 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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