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Foster City, CA

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Sunrise 5:45AMSunset 8:34PM Monday June 17, 2019 4:17 AM PDT (11:17 UTC) Moonrise 8:06PMMoonset 5:08AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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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- 319 Am Pdt Mon Jun 17 2019
Today..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with a few gusts up to 25 kt.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Wed night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 319 Am Pdt Mon Jun 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the pacific northwest will result in gusty northwest winds mainly over the northern outer waters through this week.


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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303 am pdt Mon jun 17 2019

Synopsis Warmer temperatures are forecast for today and Tuesday
as high pressure strengthens over california, and onshore flow
weakens. However, warming at coastal areas will be limited due to
persistent onshore winds. Seasonable temperatures, along with
areas of night and morning low clouds, are forecast through the
end of the week and into next weekend.

Discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Monday... Low clouds have developed
well inland, and into most valleys, once again this morning as
the marine layer remains relatively deep (2000 feet currently at
fort ord). Patchy drizzle is occurring in coastal areas, but
drizzle is not as widespread, or generating as much measurable
precipitation, compared to early yesterday morning.

The marine layer is expected to compress today as an upper ridge
over the eastern pacific starts to build inland across northern
california. Also, surface onshore pressure gradients are trending
weaker. These developments are expected to result in earlier
inland clearing of low clouds today as well as warmer
temperatures. Today's high temperatures are forecast to be 5 to
10 degrees warmer than yesterday in most areas, which would bring
our temps back to about seasonal averages. Persistent onshore flow
and only partial afternoon clearing near the ocean will mean
warming near the coast today will only be about 5 degrees, or
less. The most robust warming will occur in the hills and inland
valleys. The national blend of models (nbm) has been too warm over
the past few days, and this warm bias by the nbm appears to be
continuing. Therefore, maximum temperatures for today, and through
much of the week ahead, have been adjusted downward from the nbm
by an average of about five degrees.

Another area where the nbm appears to be deficient is in how it's
handling marine layer clouds. Specifically, low clouds are more
widespread at present than indicated by the nbm, and the nbm is
indicating a significant reduction in night and morning low
clouds as the week progresses, something that doesn't appear to be
rooted in reality given the persistent onshore flow depicted by
the models. Therefore, cloud cover has been increased,
particularly in coastal areas, over what is forecast by the nbm.

Warmer temperatures are expected to persist into Tuesday. In
fact, we will likely see a few additional degrees of warming on
Tuesday as h5 heights increase to 588 dm and 850 mb temps warm to
25 deg c. However, temperatures at the surface are not expected to
warm anywhere near the record-breaking heat of a weak ago when
offshore flow developed. By contrast, onshore flow is expected to
persist this week which will keep surface temperatures in check,
particularly in coastal areas.

An upper trough currently in the gulf of alaska is forecast to
slide to the southeast and into the pacific northwest by midweek.

This will likely result in slight cooling on Wednesday, and a few
additional degrees of cooling on Thursday as the trough digs into
the northern great basin, forcing the ridge to retreat offshore.

Temperatures are then forecast to warm slightly at the end of the
week and into the early part of the weekend. But beyond that, both
the GFS and ECMWF ensemble means indicate that an upper trough
will be centered along the west coast, which will likely mean
cooler than normal temperatures late in the weekend and into the
first part of next week.

Aviation As of 10:45 pm pdt Sunday... The strong north-south
component of the onshore gradient has kept stratus out of sfo so
far this evening but satellite image shows it is expanding inside
the bay. Therefore look for low clouds to spread over sfo bay
overnight. Ft ord profiler shows the marine layer is trending
lower so the cloud bases will be in the ifr range. The clouds
should also burn off earlier on Monday. As an upper level ridge
builds into the pacific northwest Monday night the flow above the
inversion will become more offshore. This will bring drier air
down to the surface resulting in less clouds for Monday night.

Vicinity of ksfo... Ifr CIGS after 06z with bases 800-1000 feet.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr CIGS clearing after 18z at sns and
19z at mry.

Marine As of 10:40 pm pdt Sunday... High pressure off the
pacific northwest will keep the strongest winds over the northern
outer waters through next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday 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 until 3 pm
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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
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 26 mi31 min S 8.9 54°F 1010 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 27 mi48 min 56°F5 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi18 min NNW 12 G 16 53°F 1010 hPa (-0.7)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 46 mi93 min WNW 6 56°F 1009 hPa52°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi22 minS 510.00 miA Few Clouds56°F48°F77%1009.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA10 mi24 minN 010.00 miOvercast58°F53°F84%1010.7 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA10 mi25 minSW 410.00 miOvercast59°F52°F78%1009.9 hPa
Mountain View, Moffett Field, CA13 mi22 minSE 510.00 miOvercast58°F52°F81%1010.3 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA14 mi23 minSSE 84.00 miFog/Mist54°F50°F88%1010.8 hPa
San Jose, San Jose International Airport, CA21 mi25 minSE 1310.00 miOvercast55°F53°F93%1009.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bay Slough, west end, San Francisco Bay, California
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Bay Slough
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Mon -- 12:20 AM PDT     8.58 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:31 AM PDT     Full Moon
Mon -- 05:47 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:08 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:50 AM PDT     -1.15 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:28 PM PDT     6.32 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:33 PM PDT     2.71 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
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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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Mon -- 01:25 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:31 AM PDT     Full Moon
Mon -- 05:04 AM PDT     -2.10 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:47 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:07 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:33 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 11:31 AM PDT     2.08 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 03:06 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:41 PM PDT     -0.94 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 08:24 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:00 PM PDT     1.40 knots Max Flood
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