Sunday, April22, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Shell Ridge, CA

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:21AMSunset 7:51PM Saturday April 21, 2018 11:51 PM PDT (06:51 UTC) Moonrise 10:13AMMoonset 12:02AM Illumination 44% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 902 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 21 2018
Tonight..SW winds 10 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..W winds 5 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 5 kt.
Tue..SW winds 5 kt.
Wed..SW winds 10 kt.
Thu..SW winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 902 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 21 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the eastern pacific will maintain brisk northwest winds across the coastal waters through the weekend. Steep wind waves and fresh swell will result in choppy seas over the weekend and possibly into early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Shell Ridge, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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Fxus66 kmtr 220506
area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1006 pm pdt Sat apr 21 2018

Synopsis A warming trend and dry weather are forecast to
continue through the weekend. Cooler temperatures are expected
by the middle of next week as a low pressure system develops over
the eastern pacific.

Discussion As of 8:45 pm pdt Saturday... Apart from morning low
clouds in the salinas valley and near monterey bay, our region
experienced a mostly sunny day, along with warm inland
temperatures. Afternoon highs were in the 60s near the ocean, 70s
around san francisco bay and in the coastal valleys, and 80s in
the inland valleys. Today's highs were about 5 degrees warmer than
yesterday and as much as ten degrees warmer than normal.

Skies remain mostly clear across our region this evening,
including coastal areas. Satellite shows no coastal stratus at the
present time and there likely won't be any through the evening
given the robust 7.2 mb gradient from acv to sfo providing ample
northwest coastal breezes and mixing. However, the northerly
gradient is expected to ease overnight, which will probably allow
for areas of low clouds to form along the coast and locally into
the salinas valley by sunrise Sunday. Low clouds are expected to
clear relatively early on Sunday and we can expect a day much like
today with mostly sunny conditions and warmer than normal
temperatures. However, a weak shortwave trough moving inland to
our north may result in slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow
compared to today. Temperatures are then expected to warm a few
degrees on Monday as the upper ridge strengthens over california.

A cooling trend is forecast to begin on Tuesday as the upper
ridge shifts eastward and an upper low develops well offshore
beyond 130w. This upper low is forecast to very slowly approach
the coast through the end of next week, resulting in continued
cooling. By midweek look for temperatures to return to near normal
or cool a bit below normal. The models agree that precipitation
associated with the upper low will remain offshore through the end
of the work week.

Forecast uncertainty increases by next weekend due to model
differences. The ECMWF tracks the upper low inland well to our
north and keeps our area dry through the weekend. The GFS tracks
the low farther to the south and also stalls the low over
california through the weekend, resulting in shower chances for
much of our area next weekend.

Aviation As of 10:06 pm pdt Saturday...VFR prevails under upper
level ridging and a compressed marine temperature inversion down
to 700-1200 feet this evening. It's a high confidenceVFR forecast
through the evening, then somewhat lowering confidence regarding
possible patchy coastal stratus and or fog late evening into Sunday
morning. Any coastal stratus and fog coverage Sunday morning should
scatter out quickly in the morning. Forecast is thus mainly persistence
tonight and Sunday, pressure gradients will remain near 7 mb acv-sfo,
weak offshore wmc-sfo, and weak onshore to near neutral sfo-sac.

The offshore pressure gradient wmc-sfo steepens to 10 mb or slightly
stronger late Sunday night into Monday morning per recent NAM output;
recent NAM output showed an onshore bias sfo-wmc. A trend toward
stronger offshore, downsloping, warming, drying wind should help
keepVFR going later Sunday into Monday for the terminals.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Westerly wind becoming light by late evening,
shifting to a light NE wind Sunday morning. Gusty westerly winds resume
Sunday afternoon and early evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Near high confidenceVFR holds this evening,
somewhat lowering confidence on possible coastal stratus and or fog
developing 08z-12z Sunday morning. Any patchy ifr ceilings and or
visibilities Sunday morning due to stratus and or fog should quickly
lift in the morning.VFR is forecast for most of the day Sunday. Onshore
winds near 10 knots becoming light near 5 knots by mid evening, onshore
winds resume to 10-15 knots by early Sunday afternoon.

Marine As of 9:02 pm pdt Saturday... High pressure over the
eastern pacific will maintain brisk northwest winds across the
coastal waters through the weekend. Steep wind waves and fresh
swell will result in choppy seas over the weekend and possibly
into early next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 11 mi51 min WNW 11 G 13 62°F 60°F1016.5 hPa (+0.4)51°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 11 mi51 min WSW 7 G 8.9 63°F 61°F1016.3 hPa (+0.6)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 12 mi51 min NW 7 G 8.9 64°F 1015.8 hPa (+0.0)
LNDC1 15 mi51 min WSW 4.1 G 4.1 57°F 1017.3 hPa (+0.6)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 16 mi51 min W 8.9 G 12 58°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.7)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 17 mi51 min SW 7 G 8
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 17 mi51 min NW 1 G 1.9 57°F 1017.4 hPa (+0.6)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi51 min W 7 G 8.9 56°F 63°F1017.5 hPa (+0.5)
OBXC1 18 mi51 min 57°F 51°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi51 min SW 9.9 G 15 55°F 1017.4 hPa (+0.5)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 20 mi51 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 56°F 1016.4 hPa (+0.6)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 20 mi51 min S 5.1 G 8.9 56°F 57°F1016.9 hPa (+0.7)
PXSC1 21 mi51 min 56°F 50°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 21 mi66 min WNW 4.1 58°F 1016 hPa51°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 24 mi51 min WSW 2.9 G 8.9 52°F 55°F1017.7 hPa (+0.9)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi51 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 58°F 64°F1017.7 hPa (+0.7)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 33 mi51 min 53°F7 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 44 mi61 min NW 18 G 19 52°F 52°F10 ft1017.5 hPa (+0.3)

Wind History for Union Pacific Rail Road Bridge (UPRR), CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA6 mi58 minN 010.00 miFair64°F48°F56%1015.1 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi58 minWNW 810.00 miFair55°F50°F83%1017.6 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA17 mi57 minN 410.00 miFair57°F46°F69%1018.3 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA18 mi58 minN 010.00 miFair60°F50°F70%1016.6 hPa

Wind History from CCR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS12S11S11S10S4W3CalmS3Calm3Calm3NE44NW33N3W6W7NW7N6CalmS4Calm
1 day agoS7S7S4S4S6S6S5S5S5S3CalmN3NW7NW46W12
2 days agoW5S3S5S5S6S4CalmS6S6S5W7NW5W10W7

Tide / Current Tables for Suisun Point, Carquinez Strait, California
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Suisun Point
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Sun -- 01:12 AM PDT     1.99 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 01:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:23 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:40 AM PDT     4.84 feet High Tide
Sun -- 12:16 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:42 PM PDT     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:46 PM PDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 07:51 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:28 PM PDT     4.16 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Stake Point .9 Mi NNW, Suisun Bay, California Current
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Stake Point .9 Mi NNW
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Sun -- 01:18 AM PDT     -0.35 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 01:57 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:22 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:22 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:41 AM PDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 09:27 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 12:15 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:55 PM PDT     -0.81 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 02:46 PM PDT     First Quarter
Sun -- 04:54 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:12 PM PDT     0.77 knots Max Flood
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