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Marine Weather and Tides
San Francisco, CA

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Sunrise 6:13AMSunset 8:00PM Saturday April 29, 2017 4:18 AM PDT (11:18 UTC) Moonrise 8:13AMMoonset 10:51PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta And San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 250 Am Pdt Sat Apr 29 2017
Today..N winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..N winds 10 kt...becoming west.
PZZ500 250 Am Pdt Sat Apr 29 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Strong, gusty northwest winds will persist through the weekend as high pressure remains offshore. The strongest gusts may occasionally be gale force, especially later this afternoon and evening. The strong winds will also drive hazardous seas in the form of steep fresh swell with short periods.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near San Francisco, 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
309 am pdt Sat apr 29 2017

Synopsis Seasonably warm weekend in store for the bay area and
central coast. Another round of offshore winds Monday and Tuesday
will drive temperatures even warmer early next week with daytime
highs into the 80s with some lower 90s for the warmest interior
valleys. Cooling trend back to normal by Thursday and Friday as
the next trough arrives.

Discussion As of 3:09 am pdt Saturday... Skies are clear early
this morning with a still strong 6.5 mb northerly gradient down
the coast from arcata to sfo. Gusty northeast winds are still
showing up across the area hills with gusts currently in the 25-30
mph range. These offshore winds will ease by mid morning as the
radiative inversions mix out. This will set the stage for an ideal
bay area Saturday with highs well into the 70s and some lower 80s
away from the coast. Even the beaches will stay sunny with 70s
found just a few miles inland.

Given the dry airmass temperatures will cool into the 40s and
lower 50s tonight with lighter winds aloft allowing for better
radiative cooling.

Sunday looks like a near repeat of Saturday with sunny and
seasonably warm temperatures in place.

A shortwave diving into the great basin late Sunday night into
Monday morning will increase surface pressure gradients once
again. This will initiate another round of offshore winds for the
hills early Monday morning and then again Tuesday morning. 850 mb
temps around 12 celsius this morning will warm to 15-16 celsius by
Monday morning with these offshore winds in place. Thus expect
noted warming early next week with 850 mb temps forecast to reach
17-18 celsius by weds. These type of temps aloft with light
offshore flow and a thermal trough along the coast should
translate into some of the warmest weather so far this spring with
daytime highs well into the 80s and even some lower 90s for the
warmest inland valleys.

Cooling trend should begin in earnest by Thursday, at least near
the coast with widespread inland cooling back to near or even
below normal by next Friday as the next (mainly dry) trough
arrives along the northern california coast. In the meantime
after a long and wet winter the next week looks to bring some
ideal spring time weather to not only the bay area but much of the
state.

Aviation As of 10:35 pm pdt Friday... For 06z tafs.VFR through
the forecast period. West to northwest winds will veer more to
the north and decrease overnight. Winds on Saturday afternoon will
not be as strong as on Friday afternoon.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR with mostly clear skies through the
forecast period. W-nw winds gradually diminishing overnight and
veering to the north. Winds will then shift back to the west on
Saturday afternoon and increase, but will not be as strong as
Friday afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Light and variable winds, becoming
light to moderate westerly winds on Saturday afternoon.

Marine As of 02:51 am pdt Saturday... Strong, gusty northwest
winds will persist through the weekend as high pressure remains
offshore. The strongest gusts may occasionally be gale force,
especially later this afternoon and evening. The strong winds will
also drive hazardous seas in the form of steep fresh swell with
short periods.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 9 am
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Mry bay until 3 am
sca... Mry 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 1 mi61 min S 1.9 G 4.1 59°F 53°F1018.3 hPa
PXSC1 2 mi61 min 60°F 49°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 3 mi61 min N 8 G 8.9 59°F 1017 hPa
OBXC1 5 mi61 min 61°F 45°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 6 mi61 min N 14 G 16 61°F 1017.9 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 6 mi61 min N 12 G 15
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi67 min NNE 8.9 G 12 64°F 57°F1017.7 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi61 min N 11 G 14 61°F 1018.3 hPa
LNDC1 8 mi67 min N 7 G 9.9 62°F 1017.7 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 8 mi61 min NNW 9.9 G 14 62°F 62°F1018.2 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 10 mi79 min 53°F5 ft
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi61 min WNW 1.9 G 4.1 62°F 1018 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 21 mi89 min NW 18 G 19 51°F 50°F7 ft1017.9 hPa (+0.3)
UPBC1 23 mi61 min WNW 8 G 11
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 23 mi61 min W 11 G 13 63°F 60°F1018.2 hPa36°F
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 24 mi61 min SW 5.1 G 8 61°F 63°F1017.4 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 27 mi61 min W 4.1 G 6 62°F 60°F1017.8 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 31 mi61 min WNW 11 G 14 53°F 51°F1018.2 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 33 mi61 min W 2.9 G 2.9 60°F 1017.8 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 35 mi94 min N 6 58°F 1017 hPa33°F
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 39 mi89 min NW 18 G 21 53°F 53°F9 ft1017.4 hPa (+0.3)

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA14 mi23 minNE 410.00 miFair61°F46°F58%1018 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA14 mi26 minN 410.00 miFair61°F36°F39%1018 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA20 mi25 minNE 710.00 miFair57°F30°F37%1018.8 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA21 mi24 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist46°F44°F93%1018.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA22 mi24 minWNW 510.00 miFair57°F39°F51%1018.3 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA24 mi24 minN 510.00 miFair52°F44°F77%1018.6 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA24 mi26 minN 010.00 miFair50°F39°F66%1017 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for San Francisco, California
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San Francisco
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Sat -- 01:51 AM PDT     6.30 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:28 AM PDT     -1.27 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:42 PM PDT     4.85 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:58 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:31 PM PDT     2.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:50 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.36.16.35.84.62.91-0.4-1.2-1.2-0.50.51.7344.74.84.43.62.82.32.22.73.5

Tide / Current Tables for Alcatraz Island S, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Alcatraz Island S
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Sat -- 12:31 AM PDT     1.58 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:09 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:15 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:27 AM PDT     -3.25 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 09:13 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:16 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:33 PM PDT     2.08 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:53 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:05 PM PDT     -1.65 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:58 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:17 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:50 PM PDT     Moonset
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 (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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