Wednesday, October17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Foster City, 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 7:18AMSunset 6:29PM Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:59 AM PDT (09:59 UTC) Moonrise 2:04PMMoonset 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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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, The West Delta And The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 218 Am Pdt Wed Oct 17 2018
Today..E winds up to 10 kt...becoming sw this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Thu..W winds up to 10 kt.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Fri..W winds up to 10 kt.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sat..NW winds up to 10 kt.
Sun..W winds up to 10 kt.
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 Foster City city, 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
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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marine: W pi
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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 mi41 min WSW 1 G 1.9 55°F 67°F1018.5 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 16 mi47 min W 5.1 G 6 56°F 65°F1018.4 hPa
LNDC1 17 mi41 min W 2.9 G 5.1 56°F 1018.1 hPa
OBXC1 18 mi41 min 56°F 55°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 18 mi41 min SW 4.1 G 7
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 19 mi41 min WSW 1 G 4.1 56°F 1018.1 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi41 min WSW 7 G 11 55°F 1017.1 hPa
PXSC1 19 mi47 min 57°F 54°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 21 mi47 min SW 2.9 G 9.9 56°F 61°F1018.3 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 25 mi41 min S 9.9 G 12 57°F 1018.3 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 26 mi59 min 59°F3 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 26 mi48 min SW 2.9 54°F 1018 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 27 mi41 min 63°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 34 mi41 min WNW 11 G 13 64°F1017.5 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi39 min NW 7.8 G 12 56°F 58°F1018.7 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 35 mi41 min WSW 7 G 9.9 57°F 1017.6 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 37 mi41 min W 12 G 14 58°F 64°F1017.4 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 39 mi41 min WNW 8.9 G 13 60°F 1016.8 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 46 mi74 min W 2.9 55°F 1017 hPa

Wind History for Redwood City, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Carlos Airport, CA1 mi64 minN 010.00 miFair54°F46°F77%1017.9 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi63 minW 910.00 miA Few Clouds52°F50°F93%1017.7 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA10 mi66 minWNW 710.00 miA Few Clouds55°F52°F90%1018.1 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA10 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair53°F44°F72%1018.8 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA13 mi63 minN 010.00 miFair53°F46°F80%1018.4 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA21 mi66 minW 310.00 miFair56°F42°F60%1017.9 hPa

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Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmNW3CalmCalm3Calm346N7N9W7N5N8NW5NW3S3S5S4SW3NW4Calm
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2 days agoCalmCalmS4S4CalmCalm33N4N5N6N5NW8NW7NW6NW6NW3W3CalmS3NW3NW7NW3NW6

Tide / Current Tables for Bay Slough, west end, San Francisco Bay, California
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Bay Slough
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Wed -- 12:28 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:03 AM PDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:06 AM PDT     6.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:56 PM PDT     2.97 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:03 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:31 PM PDT     6.33 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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Wed -- 12:28 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:52 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:59 AM PDT     1.28 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:25 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:01 PM PDT     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:03 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:22 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:43 PM PDT     0.72 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:38 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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