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Bolinas, CA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:11PM Wednesday September 19, 2018 1:11 PM PDT (20:11 UTC) Moonrise 3:30PMMoonset 12:49AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 834 Am Pdt Wed Sep 19 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Today..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 2 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 15 second swell periods. Across the bar...combined seas 3 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 15 second swell periods. Maximum ebb current of 1.5 knots at 12:37 pm Wednesday and 1.5 knots at 12:49 am Thursday.
PZZ500 834 Am Pdt Wed Sep 19 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to locally strong northerly winds will prevail over the coastal waters today as high pressure remains over the eastern pacific. Gusty winds will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous sea conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Winds will then diminish late this week as the high pressure weakens and the thermal trough shifts towards the coast.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bolinas, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1041 am pdt Wed sep 19 2018

Synopsis A warming and drying trend will begin over the area
today and continue into Thursday as onshore flow weakens. Gusty
northerly winds in higher elevations will result in enhanced fire
weather concerns from tonight into Thursday morning, mainly in
the hills of eastern napa county. Temperatures moderate slightly
over the upcoming weekend but will remain near to slightly above
seasonal averages.

Discussion As of 9:16 am pdt Wednesday... The marine layer has
deepened overnight to around 2000 feet, and satellite imagery
shows coastal stratus has pushed well inland through the monterey
bay area filling the salinas valley, and also extending northward
into southern santa clara county. Stratus coverage is much more
patchy over the san francisco bays with oak being the only bay
area airport affected by low ceilings at this time. Surface
pressure gradients are still predominately onshore with 1.1 mb
from sfo to sac, but the northerly gradient from acv-sfo is much
tighter versus 24 hours ago with 5.3 mb compared to 1.9 mb
yesterday at this time. This tight northerly gradient will
produced gusty winds across the north bay mountains, where a fire
weather watch remains in effect through tonight for gusty winds
and poor rh recoveries. Gusty winds are also possible tonight over
the east bay hills as well as the santa cruz mountains.

The upper level trough currently over california will continue to
move to the east as high pressure aloft builds in from the eastern
pacific. This will produce a warming trend over the next few days,
peaking on Thursday when high temperatures are forecast to edge
into the 90s across the warmest inland areas, with 60s and 70s
along the coast.

Latest medium range model runs bring a weak trough across the
pacnw over the weekend with high pressure rebuilding over the
eastern pacific early next week. Thus, temperatures should remain
around normal or slightly above.

Aviation As of 10:35 am pdt Wednesday... For 18z tafs.

TrendingVFR at all terminals as low clouds continue to erode.

ExpectVFR this afternoon tonight. Offshore flow is forecast to
develop overnight leading to dry of the low levels. This should
keep the sf bay are clear. Monterey bay area on the other hand
could have some low clouds early in the night before clearing
early tomorrow morning. Decided to include llws for koak for
tomorrow morning. Light and vrb at the surface with gusty NE winds
over the east bay hills.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Gusty onshore this afternoon.VFR tonight
with gusty offshore flow.

Sfo bridge approach... .Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... .Vfr this afternoon. Some CIGS poss early
tonight then clearing early tomorrow.

Marine As of 8:34 am pdt Wednesday... Moderate to locally
strong northerly winds will prevail over the coastal waters today
as high pressure remains over the eastern pacific. Gusty winds
will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous sea conditions,
especially for smaller vessels. Winds will then diminish late this
week as the high pressure weakens and the thermal trough shifts
towards the coast.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 11 am
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
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Mry bay from 2 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 17 mi31 min NW 12 G 16 54°F 54°F1014 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 24 mi41 min WNW 14 G 17 53°F1013.3 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 26 mi41 min 53°F10 ft
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 28 mi41 min 58°F4 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 37 mi41 min WSW 8.9 G 14 58°F 61°F1013.3 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 40 mi31 min NNW 14 G 16 51°F1013.8 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 40 mi36 min ESE 5.1 64°F 1013 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 41 mi41 min NW 8 G 8.9 62°F 1011.8 hPa
PXSC1 41 mi41 min 64°F 56°F
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 43 mi41 min S 2.9 G 5.1 64°F 63°F1012.7 hPa
OBXC1 44 mi41 min 61°F 55°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 44 mi41 min WNW 7 G 7
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 44 mi41 min WNW 8 G 8.9 60°F 1012.8 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 45 mi41 min SW 5.1 G 7 62°F 1013.2 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 46 mi41 min W 4.1 G 5.1 62°F 66°F1013 hPa
LNDC1 47 mi41 min W 5.1 G 8 64°F 1012.8 hPa

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA36 mi76 minW 65.00 miFair with Haze59°F51°F77%1013.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Southeast Farallon Island, California
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (16,3,4,5)
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