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Marine Weather and Tides
Bolinas, CA

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 7:56PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 5:34 AM PDT (12:34 UTC) Moonrise 5:11AMMoonset 6:17PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 201 Am Pdt Tue Apr 25 2017
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 10 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 6 ft at 10 seconds.
Wed..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 13 seconds and southwest 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft at 12 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...combined seas 7 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Across the bar...combined seas 8 to 10 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.6 knots at 02:42 am Tuesday and 1.4 knots at 03:06 pm Tuesday.
PZZ500 201 Am Pdt Tue Apr 25 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the coast will lead to breezy west to northwest winds with locally stronger winds along the big sur coast. Winds and seas will increase Wednesday night into Thursday as high pressure strengthens over the eastern pacific resulting in a tighter pressure gradient across the coastal waters.

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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national weather service san francisco bay area
517 am pdt Tue apr 25 2017

Synopsis Dry weather with comfortable temperatures can be
expected today. Another chance of rain, mainly over the north
bay, is slated for Wednesday, with dry and seasonably cool weather
expected elsewhere. Dry weather along with a warming trend is
forecast across the region from Thursday through the weekend as
high pressure builds in. Breezy conditions are likely from
Thursday and Friday, especially in the hills.

Discussion As of 3:10 am pdt Tuesday... Showers moved completely
out of our CWA yesterday evening with mostly clear skies now for
most the area from sf southward. Satellite does show higher clouds
over the north bay. Temperatures will be a degree or two warmer
compared to yesterday -- mostly 60s to lower 70s.

Synoptically a system will move into the pac NW on Wednesday with
the far southern edge of moisture forecast to possibly go across
the north bay. Guidance has been trending slightly drier compared
to yesterday with a chunk of the models keeping virtually our
entire area now dry. Amounts will be minor -- less than a tenth
for most of the north bay with little to no accumulations
forecast for sf bay southward. In fact, totals may be close to
what we saw from the system on Monday.

A substantial change in the pattern will begin to take shape on
Thursday as a ridge of high pressure aloft beings to build toward
the coast. At the same time off to our east the flow will become
tighter and northerly as a system drops into the central conus
from canada. The amplification will continue to increase Friday
into Saturday as an upper low dives into the four corners region.

Winds will increase with breezy conditions likely Thursday into
Friday. Models have backed off a bit compared to previous runs, so
a little less concern for fire weather interests compared to 12
hours ago.

Closer to the surface a ridge of high pressure will move to our
region leading to warmer temperatures especially by the weekend.

Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the 70s to mid 80s for
most spots away from the coast. Should be enough of a sea breeze
to keep many beaches and locations right at the coast in the 60s
to lower 70s. Any rain chances will be well to our north.

The ridge will slowly advance to the coast and then flatten and
progress off to the east next work week. The storm track will stay
well to our north with warmer than normal temperatures likely.

Aviation As of 05:15 am pdt Tuesday... PredominatelyVFR after
some lower CIGS earlier in the night. Look for few-sct cloud decks
in the lower to upper levels today as moisture streams in from the
northwest aloft. Breezy northwest winds in favored valleys, over
higher terrain, and along the coast through the day today with
gusts 20-25kt possible. Low CIGS return tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR with breezy, occasionally gusting to 25 kt,
west winds today. Few-sct cloud decks through low to high levels
through the day... With increasing low clouds overnight tonight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Afternoon sea breeze. Lower cigs
return tonight.

Marine As of 05:11 am pdt Tuesday... High pressure off the coast
will lead to breezy west to northwest winds with locally stronger
winds along the big sur coast. Winds and seas will increase
Wednesday night into Thursday as high pressure strengthens over
the eastern pacific resulting in a tighter pressure gradient
across the coastal waters.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 9 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 9 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
public forecast: bell
aviation: drp
marine: drp
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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 mi104 min NW 14 G 18 53°F 53°F7 ft1017.9 hPa (-0.3)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 24 mi82 min WNW 14 G 18 54°F 51°F1017.8 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 26 mi104 min NW 14 G 16 55°F 56°F8 ft1018.2 hPa (+0.0)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 26 mi64 min 56°F8 ft
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 28 mi94 min 53°F7 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 37 mi82 min WSW 4.1 G 7 53°F 54°F1018 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 40 mi77 min N 5.1 54°F 1017 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 40 mi64 min WNW 18 G 21 53°F 53°F1018.1 hPa50°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 41 mi82 min W 9.9 G 14 54°F 1016.5 hPa
PXSC1 41 mi82 min 55°F 44°F
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 43 mi82 min NW 14 G 18 54°F 58°F1016.9 hPa
OBXC1 44 mi82 min 55°F 45°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 44 mi82 min WNW 9.9 G 14
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 44 mi82 min NW 9.9 G 13 55°F 1017.7 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 45 mi82 min WNW 8 G 12 55°F 1017.7 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 46 mi82 min W 5.1 G 8 55°F 61°F1018.1 hPa
LNDC1 47 mi82 min WNW 5.1 G 8 56°F 1017.6 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 mi98 minW 1610.00 miA Few Clouds52°F45°F77%1017.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Southeast Farallon Island, California
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Southeast Farallon Island
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Tue -- 04:58 AM PDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:13 AM PDT     4.87 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:59 PM PDT     0.78 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:15 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:08 PM PDT     5.84 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.93.82.41.10.2-0.10.21.12.33.44.44.94.7431.91.10.81.123.24.45.45.8

Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Point Reyes
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Tue -- 02:41 AM PDT     -1.46 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:19 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:15 AM PDT     1.26 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 12:26 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:05 PM PDT     -1.23 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:28 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:16 PM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:57 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:22 PM PDT     1.17 knots Max Flood
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 (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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