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Marine Weather and Tides
Albany, CA

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Sunrise 5:50AMSunset 8:21PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:09 PM PDT (04:09 UTC) Moonrise 3:39AMMoonset 5:00PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 843 Pm Pdt Tue May 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 10 to 20 kt by midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
Wed..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
Wed night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt...decreasing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 843 Pm Pdt Tue May 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Surface high pressure will be located over the central coast tonight through Wednesday resulting in mainly light west to southwesterly winds over much of the coastal waters with exception of the far northwestern coastal waters where winds will still be northerly. Winds are forecast to weaken late this week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Albany, 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
822 pm pdt Tue may 23 2017

Synopsis An inland cooling trend will continue through late week
as high pressure weakens and the marine influence increases. Minor
warming is then expected during the upcoming weekend as high
pressure returns to the west coast.

Discussion As of 08:20 pm pdt Tuesday... Only minor adjustments
made to sky cover based on current trends. As of 7:50 pm pdt,
visible satellite showed an extensive area of low clouds off the
coast and impacting parts of the bay area with the clouds
intruding through the golden gate east to berkeley. Fort ord
profiler shows the marine layer around 1,500 ft this evening.

Tuesday was another warm day for inland locations with highs ranging
from the 80s to low 90s. Don't expect to see any 90s tomorrow as
the ridge responsible for bringing the well above normal
temperatures continues to push east into the continent. Most
inland locations can expect to see temperatures about 5 to 10
degrees cooler on Wednesday. Additional cooling will occur from
Wednesday to Thursday as an upper level low centered over
southwestern canada allows for 500 mb heights to continue to fall
over the region. High temperatures by Thursday will fall to the
upper 60s to mid 70s across the east bay and south bay, as well as
the salinas valley. Coastal locations can expect widespread
middle 50s to middle 60s with marine stratus.

Models suggest another ridge to build over the west coast in time
for the holiday weekend, though at this point it doesn't look that
it'll be as warm as it was over the past few days. Temperatures
should be at or within several degrees of climatological normals
for the end of may.

Prev discussion As of 01:32 pm pdt Tuesday... Low clouds continue to
hug the coast this afternoon with mostly sunny skies inland. With
this, the warmest temperatures persist over inland areas while
cooler temperatures (generally in the upper 50s to lower 60s) are
common at the coast. This trend will likely persist into tomorrow,
with low clouds spreading inland this evening and into the
overnight hours with a marine layer of around 1500 feet in place.

However, as the ridge aloft weakens and onshore flow increases,
inland locations will see the gradual cooling trend continue into
Wednesday. With the deepening marine layer, cannot rule out patchy
coastal drizzle mist during the late night and early morning.

However, measurable precipitation is highly unlikely.

Further cooling is expected late in the week as the ridge flattens
and an upper level low drops down into the northern rockies. With
this and an increase marine influence, looks for temperatures to
fall below seasonal averages for just about all inland locations.

More widespread 60s and 70s will be likely during the afternoon hours
beginning on Thursday and continuing through Saturday.

By late in the weekend and into early next week, a ridge of high
pressure is currently forecast to rebuild over the west coast. This
would likely result in a slight warming trend with afternoon
temperatures back to near seasonal averages. In addition, look for
mostly sunny afternoon conditions inland while coastal clouds will
be possible.

Aviation As of 5:17 pm pdt Tuesday... The marine layer is
deepening with a decent onshore push of stratus and fog expected
this evening into Wednesday morning. Timing stratus CIGS will be
challenging due to a southerly component to the wind over the
inner coastal waters this evening. Additionally a lower level
cyclonic circulation over the offshore waters advances eastward
reaching the coastal waters just west of the bay area Wednesday.

Ongoing area-wide surface to lower level cooling thus expected to
couple with a strengthening southerly gradient (smx-sfo presently
1.7 mb) and a southerly wind component will likely become more of
an influence on the marine layer from later tonight into Wednesday.

Surface pressures will generally be highest over the central coast
and lowest over far northern california through Wednesday favoring
a continuation of the smx-sfo gradient nearing 4 mb tonight and
Wednesday per latest NAM model output.

Vicinity of ksfo... Low to moderate confidenceVFR holds this evening
which is highly dependent on wind direction and strength as well as
the marine layer depth; presently san carlos sodar shows it's near
1,000 feet deep. As long as the marine layer depth holds and the
wind does not become more due westerlyVFR should hold for a while
longer this evening. Ifr is forecast, but not til much later tonight
with general trend toward MVFR cig early Wednesday morning. Gusty
w-sw winds likely Wednesday late morning and afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS trending to ifr this evening
the possibly back to MVFR CIGS late tonight and Wednesday morning.

Low confidenceVFR redevelops by afternoon Wednesday.

Marine As of 4:42 pm pdt Tuesday... Light winds will to continue
tonight across the waters. Split flow tomorrow expected with
increasing northerly winds over the northern outer waters and
increasing southerly winds along the coast. Winds are forecast to
weaken late this week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 9 pm
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
public forecast: rowe rgass
aviation: canepa
marine: anna
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 3 mi51 min SSW 7 G 11 56°F 1013.6 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 4 mi51 min W 7 G 9.9 55°F 1013.6 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi51 min WSW 5.1 G 13 54°F 1012.4 hPa
PXSC1 4 mi51 min 54°F 52°F
OBXC1 4 mi51 min 55°F 53°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 5 mi67 min NNW 7 54°F 1013 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi51 min WSW 7 G 11 57°F 61°F1013 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 5 mi51 min W 8 G 11
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 6 mi51 min WNW 4.1 G 9.9 53°F 56°F1013.9 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 7 mi51 min W 7 G 12 56°F 66°F1014.1 hPa
LNDC1 7 mi51 min W 5.1 G 8.9 56°F 1013.6 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 15 mi51 min WSW 13 G 16 57°F 1012.5 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 15 mi99 min 55°F4 ft
UPBC1 18 mi51 min WNW 16 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 18 mi51 min WNW 14 G 16 63°F 67°F1012.2 hPa55°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 22 mi51 min W 13 G 18 64°F 67°F1011.7 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 26 mi79 min WSW 3.9 G 5.8 53°F 55°F4 ft1014.2 hPa (-1.2)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 26 mi51 min NNW 9.9 G 12 59°F 71°F1012.7 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi51 min NW 14 G 19 67°F 1010.7 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi84 min WNW 19 65°F 1011 hPa55°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 34 mi51 min W 2.9 G 4.1 55°F 55°F1013.8 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 44 mi79 min Calm G 1.9 54°F 55°F5 ft1013.7 hPa (-1.3)

Wind History for Point Potrero Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA14 mi16 minNW 910.00 miA Few Clouds57°F52°F83%1013.4 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA17 mi13 minWNW 1510.00 miA Few Clouds55°F50°F83%1013.1 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA19 mi15 minNNW 710.00 miFair59°F48°F67%1014.1 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA19 mi16 minW 810.00 miFair69°F48°F49%1010.4 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA22 mi14 minNNW 11 G 1610.00 miFair55°F50°F82%1013.5 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA24 mi22 minN 610.00 miA Few Clouds59°F53°F82%1013.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Angel Island, East Garrison, San Francisco Bay, California
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Angel Island
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Wed -- 05:19 AM PDT     -0.86 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 12:06 PM PDT     4.87 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:07 PM PDT     1.51 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:11 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:27 PM PDT     6.69 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Fleming Point 1.7 mi SW, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Fleming Point 1.7 mi SW
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Wed -- 02:10 AM PDT     -0.54 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:27 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:00 AM PDT     0.87 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 12:35 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:39 PM PDT     -0.35 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:24 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:11 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 08:20 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:53 PM PDT     0.74 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 (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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