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Bolinas, CA

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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:57PM Saturday August 19, 2017 9:09 PM PDT (04:09 UTC) Moonrise 3:11AMMoonset 5:40PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 846 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 19 2017
Tonight..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 2 to 4 ft. SWell S 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft and S 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft. SWell sw 3 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant swell period of 10 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant swell period of 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.9 knots at 02:00 am Sunday and 1.1 knots at 03:18 pm Sunday.
PZZ500 846 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 19 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate northwest winds will continue across the northern outer waters tonight as high pressure builds in from the west. Winds are forecast to decrease below small craft advisory criteria by Sunday evening. In addition to breezy winds, locally steep wind waves will also continue tonight and into Sunday.

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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750 pm pdt Sat aug 19 2017

Synopsis A few degrees of cooling are expected over the
weekend and into early next week as an approaching trough of low
pressure weakens the area of high pressure currently over the
eastern pacific. Coastal areas will see little in the way of
change with continue night and morning low clouds and patchy fog.

Discussion As of 7:50 pm pdt Saturday... An upper level trough
will continue to move in from the northwest and merge with another
nearly stationary low located along the central coast. Highs today
were fairly comfortable most places with only far inland locations
experiencing warm to hot temperatures as a ridge continues to be
replaced by an upper level trough. Northerly flow continues to
bring wildfire smoke in from the north and marine based clouds and
fog are widespread over the coastal waters. Onshore winds will
usher low clouds and fog inland each night and morning this week.

Cloud coverage Monday morning will be challenging to predict much
depending upon the depth and strength of the marine layer, though
of course, the farther inland one is the better chances there are
for clear skies. Some high clouds may also be over the area during
the solar eclipse. Going forecast looks good, for additional details
please see the previous discussion.

Prev discussion As of 1:25 pm pdt Saturday... Today's stratus has
been a bit slower to mix out compared to yesterday. Visible
satellite shows clouds along entire coastline from sonoma county
south through monterey county, and even some clouds pushing
through the golden gate east into berkeley. For the next several
hours, we have one of the two goes-16 mesoscale sectors over parts
of the pacnw with its southern extent covering the san francisco
bay area. With this mesoscale sector, we are able to get detailed
satellite imagery once every minute. It's fascinating to watch
this minute-by-minute data with the clouds gradually mixing out
over the bay combined with the continued push through the golden
gate gap. Check out @nwsbayarea on twitter to see it for yourself!
synoptically-speaking an upper level low is centered just over a
hundred miles offshore from los angeles. This low will help to
enhance potential thunderstorm activity over the next few days for
parts of southern california as well as the sierra nevada. For us
along the central coast and for the san francisco bay area, we're
a bit too far north to expect any sort of convective activity.

Nonetheless, the low is close enough to bring a gradual cooling
trend across interior areas of the san francisco bay area, san
benito county, and interior monterey county through the weekend.

This checks out for today as temperatures for most airports in the
area are running a few degrees below what they were 24 hours ago.

When all is set and done this afternoon, expect highs to
generally reach the 60s along the coast and the middle 70s to low
90s for interior areas. Little change is expected for highs on
Sunday along the immediate coast, but an additional 2 to 5
degrees of cooling is likely inland. Minimal day-to-day changes
are anticipated for the entire area for much of next week.

The cloud cover forecast for Monday continues to be a bit of a
challenge. If conditions permit, a partial solar eclipse can be
viewed throughout california while the total eclipse can be viewed
north in oregon. Models remain in good agreement that the upper
level low will remain parked near point conception in southern
california. Current thinking is that there will be cloud cover
along the coast on Monday morning. The big questions are 1) how
far inland will these clouds be, and 2) will areas with morning
clouds clear early enough to see the eclipse? We cannot
confidently answer these questions quite yet. Another potential
outcome (not likely, but still possible) is that the upper low
could end up mixing out the marine layer, allowing for mostly
clear conditions for much of the area. We will continue to monitor
the marine layer's behavior over the next 48 hours to see how it
responds to this upper low. The marine layer depth has trended
upward from 1,200 ft to 2,000 ft over the past day. Climatologically-
speaking, the best locations in the bay area for clear skies on a
mid late august morning would be interior areas of the east bay
away from the coast, as well as the higher elevations in the santa
cruz mountains, north bay mountains, and diablo range. The
eclipse of the Sun will begin shortly after 9:00 am pdt for the
bay area with peak obscuration happening around 10:15 am pdt. Peak
obscuration of the Sun will range from 71 percent in monterey and
up to 78 percent in santa rosa.

Aviation As of 5:12 pm pdt Saturday... Coastal stratus is
already starting to edge inland and some terminals could see early
ceilings. The marine layer remains deep - over 2000 feet deep per
the fort ord profiler. All sites are expected to see MVFR ifr
cigs tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR early, ifr CIGS expected by 08z with
clearing by 18z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR early with ifr CIGS by 03z. Clearing
after 18z.

Marine As of 2:39 pm pdt Saturday... Moderate, occasionally
gusty, northwest winds will increase slightly across the northern
outer waters tonight as high pressure builds in from the west.

Winds are forecast to decrease below small craft advisory criteria
by Sunday evening. In addition to breezy winds, locally steep
wind waves will also continue tonight and into Sunday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Sf bay until 3 am
public forecast: canepa
aviation: sims
marine: bam
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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 mi80 min WSW 5.8 G 7.8 58°F 60°F5 ft1012 hPa (-0.4)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 24 mi52 min Calm G 4.1 60°F 60°F1011.4 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 26 mi80 min W 7.8 G 12 59°F 62°F7 ft1011.8 hPa (-0.4)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 26 mi40 min 61°F9 ft
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 28 mi70 min 60°F5 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 37 mi52 min WSW 4.1 G 11 60°F 61°F1011.8 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 40 mi63 min SSW 9.9 60°F 1011 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 40 mi40 min N 7.8 G 9.7 55°F 55°F1011.6 hPa54°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 41 mi52 min WSW 9.9 G 18 60°F 1010.5 hPa
PXSC1 41 mi52 min 62°F 59°F
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 43 mi52 min SSW 6 G 12 61°F 65°F1011.2 hPa
OBXC1 44 mi52 min 61°F 59°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 44 mi52 min WSW 16 G 18
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 44 mi52 min W 8.9 G 13 62°F 1011.5 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 45 mi58 min SW 13 G 18 62°F 1011.5 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 46 mi52 min W 8.9 G 13 61°F 69°F1011.9 hPa
LNDC1 47 mi52 min W 7 G 13 62°F 1011.5 hPa

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA42 mi74 minWNW 1110.00 miA Few Clouds68°F55°F63%1011 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Southeast Farallon Island, California
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Southeast Farallon Island
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Sun -- 04:42 AM PDT     -0.74 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:25 AM PDT     5.10 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:39 PM PDT     2.06 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:25 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:34 PM PDT     6.48 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.83.21.50.2-0.6-0.7-0.20.723.34.4554.43.62.72.22.12.63.54.65.76.46.4

Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Point Reyes
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Sun -- 02:15 AM PDT     -1.57 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:16 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:09 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:15 AM PDT     1.30 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 12:24 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:53 PM PDT     -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:09 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:26 PM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:58 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:02 PM PDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:54 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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