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Marine Weather and Tides
Pacifica, CA

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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:19PM Monday May 21, 2018 8:13 AM PDT (15:13 UTC) Moonrise 11:24AMMoonset 12:34AM Illumination 42% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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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PZZ545 Point Reyes To Pigeon Point To 10 Nm- 237 Am Pdt Mon May 21 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Today..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 21 seconds.
Tue..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 19 seconds.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 ft at 19 seconds.
Wed..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and sw 3 to 4 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft and sw 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw 3 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 3 knots at 08:07 am Monday and 1.6 knots at 10:19 pm Monday.
PZZ500 237 Am Pdt Mon May 21 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Strong and gusty northwesterly winds will begin to decrease late tonight as high pressure over the eastern pacific weakens. Thus, steep, short period wind waves will continue to make seas rough and hazardous today, especially for small crafts. Winds will become light to moderate by Tuesday, persisting through the remainder of the week. Long period southwesterly swell will mix with northwesterly swell later this morning and will continue into Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pacifica, 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
456 am pdt Mon may 21 2018

Synopsis Below normal temperatures will continue as an upper
level low moving across the state maintains a moderately strong
gradient resulting in brisk onshore flow across the region and a
deep marine layer. Another upper level low will approach the
later half of the week and into the weekend with onshore winds
keeping temperatures on the cool side of normal while mainly dry
conditions persist.

Discussion As of 3:25 am pdt Monday... Nighttime optics reveal
widespread low clouds across much of the district from the san
francisco san mateo county line south. Meanwhile areas to the
north remain relatively clear with the exception of a couple of
patches over portions of napa and marin. Latest observations show
cloud decks around 1500 feet. A distinct difference from yesterday
is the gradients. As the low digs farther south the northerly
gradient has strengthened while the westerly gradient has
weakened. Acv to sfo (northerly gradient) strengthened from 3.2 mb
to 5 mb over the last 24 hours. While sfo to wmc (westerly
gradient) weakened from 5.2 mb to 2.1 mb during the same time.

This and the cyclonic flow associated with the upper low currently
centered near fresno are the reasons why the northern half of the
forecast area remains clear at this hour.

Temperatures at this hour are running in the low to mid 50s, within
a degree or 2 of temperatures at this time yesterday. While
temperatures are forecast to be slightly warmer than yesterdays
highs, temperatures will remain below normal for this time of
year. Warmest temperatures are expected over the north bay today
and Tuesday as a result of the stronger northerly flow that has
all but cleared out the low clouds and will allow for abundant
sunshine. Santa rose is forecast to reach 79 degrees today with
mid 80s possible over the warmest inland north bay locations. With
another upper low on the heels of the low mentioned above there
will be little chance of a warm up. The approaching low will
maintain cool temperatures across the region as it once again
strengthens the onshore gradient and deepens the marine layer
allowing widespread penetration of the cool marine air and low
clouds.

Coastal drizzle remains possible this morning mainly for portions
of the san mateo, santa cruz and monterey county coastlines. The
nam and WRF continue to show localized light precipitation along
the immediate coast.

The next upper level low is forecast to arrive Thursday night
into Friday. Anticipate onshore flow to strengthen and daytime
highs to remain below normal. Models continue to fine tune their
solutions with respect to timing as well as the possibility of
precipitation over the area. Will hold off on making any changes
as we are still far enough out. Models do indicate however that
this system will kick out of the region by Sunday and high
pressure will begin building back in. Warmer temperatures appear
to be on tap for at least the second half of the holiday weekend.

Aviation As of 4:56 am pdt Monday... For 12z tafs. A very
erratic stratus deck in place across the bay area this morning.

Generally MVFR CIGS at all but north bay terminals at this hour.

Anticipate this ill defined pseudo marine layer to mix out
earlier today than it did yesterday, except for terminals along
the immediate coast, such as kmry. Onshore winds will continue
through the day, less windy gusty than yesterday. Stratus will
return again this evening.

Vicinity of ksfo... Currently MVFR CIGS affecting the terminal.

However, latest fog product satellite shows a hole in the stratus
over the bridge approach. A little tough to know how this will
affect the terminal and clearing time. TAF may have to be amended
if this hole spreads northward. Breezy, occasionally gusty,
onshore winds this afternoon, not as breezy as previous days.

Stratus expected to return again early this evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Hole in the stratus is resulting in clr
conditions, per latest smb ob. However, intermittent MVFR CIGS may
affect bridge approach through 18-19z.

Monterey bay terminals... Another day where MVFR CIGS are possible
through the TAF period, specifically at kmry. Partial clearing
may occur late this morning early afternoon at ksns. Light to
moderate westerly winds, occasionally gusty, by afternoon. Low
clouds return by late afternoon or early evening.

Marine As of 2:43 am pdt Monday... Strong and gusty
northwesterly winds will begin to decrease late tonight as high
pressure over the eastern pacific weakens. Thus, steep, short
period wind waves will continue to make seas rough and hazardous
today, especially for small crafts. Winds will become light to
moderate by Tuesday, persisting through the remainder of the week.

Long period southwesterly swell will mix with northwesterly swell
later this morning and will continue into Wednesday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 10 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 10 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay from 3 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 13 mi50 min SSW 4.1 G 5.1 53°F 55°F1011.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 13 mi44 min 50°F5 ft
PXSC1 14 mi50 min 55°F 51°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 14 mi44 min S 4.1 G 6 1010.5 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 15 mi50 min S 4.1 G 6 53°F 62°F1011.7 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi44 min SSW 5.1 G 7 54°F 1011.6 hPa
OBXC1 16 mi44 min 53°F 51°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi50 min S 4.1 G 6
LNDC1 17 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 5.1 54°F 1011.5 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 18 mi44 min Calm G 1.9 55°F 64°F1012 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 19 mi159 min S 2.9 52°F 1011 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 20 mi34 min NNW 9.7 G 14 51°F 51°F1012.3 hPa51°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 21 mi44 min S 6 G 8.9 55°F 1011.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 22 mi50 min S 4.1 G 6 54°F 59°F1011.3 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 26 mi84 min NW 19 G 25 53°F 53°F10 ft1011.2 hPa (-0.0)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 33 mi44 min SW 7 G 8.9 55°F 1010.8 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 35 mi44 min SW 5.1 G 7 64°F1011.1 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi44 min WNW 19 G 24 51°F1010.8 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 39 mi44 min SW 8 G 9.9 63°F1010.7 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 44 mi44 min WNW 8.9 G 12 57°F 1010.2 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 48 mi89 min WNW 6 52°F 1010 hPa51°F

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA8 mi19 minSSE 44.00 miFog/Mist52°F48°F88%1012.2 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi78 minS 310.00 miPartly Cloudy54°F46°F77%1011.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA15 mi24 minN 07.00 miA Few Clouds with Haze55°F48°F77%1011.8 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi21 minS 46.00 miA Few Clouds with Haze55°F50°F83%1011.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA21 mi20 minS 410.00 miFair57°F48°F72%1012.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Seaplane Harbor, San Francisco Bay, California
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Mon -- 01:33 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 05:18 AM PDT     6.58 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 12:23 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:25 PM PDT     -0.60 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:36 PM PDT     6.51 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:50 PM PDT     First Quarter
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.633.84.95.96.56.45.74.42.81.20.1-0.5-0.50.21.42.84.35.66.46.55.94.83.7

Tide / Current Tables for Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE
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Mon -- 12:09 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:33 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 02:53 AM PDT     0.58 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:41 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:55 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:16 AM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 12:23 PM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:47 PM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:09 PM PDT     1.03 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:38 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:17 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:50 PM PDT     First Quarter
Mon -- 10:17 PM PDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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