Saturday, July21, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Shell Ridge, CA

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Sunrise 6:01AMSunset 8:27PM Saturday July 21, 2018 8:15 PM PDT (03:15 UTC) Moonrise 2:26PMMoonset 12:36AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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 The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 154 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 21 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 10 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 knots...becoming 25 kt after midnight.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Mon..SW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Wed..W winds 10 to 20 kt.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 154 Pm Pdt Sat Jul 21 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... A weak low pressure system off the coast will produce light to moderate winds over the coastal waters this weekend. Northwesterly winds are then forecast to increase through much of the coming week. Two long period southerly swells will impact the region this weekend and 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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430 pm pdt Sat jul 21 2018

Synopsis Seasonable conditions will remain in place through
Monday. High pressure will build over the region for the middle
part of the week bringing hot temperatures to interior areas and
in the mountains.

Discussion As of 01:57 pm pdt Saturday... A few clouds continue
to stream over the bay area and monterey bay regions this
afternoon as seen on visible satellite, while day time high temps
continue to warm to seasonable norms. Sunday and Monday will
continue to reflect normal july conditions with low clouds and fog
along the coast overnight and near normal temps across the region
each day. Monsoonal moistures remains to our east, mainly
impacting the sierras.

The area of forecast for this afternoons forecast package is the
heat that will creep into the area Tuesday through Thursday. 500
mb high pressure over the 4 corners region will drift to the west
the next couple days, then set up shop near the ca az border. As
it makes the shift the high pressure will strengthen to near 599
dam, ridging into the bay area region and causing subsidence in
the air column. As this pattern sets up looking for a quick heat
up on Tuesday and remaining into Thursday. Since our area of
responsibility will be on the edge of the heat dome, the main
areas of focus will be for the SE portion of monterey county, most
of san benito county, and the eastern portion of santa clara
county. It will also cook for the far NE portion of napa county
Tuesday and Wednesday. Onshore flow is expected to remain in place
and keep the remainder of the bay area only a little above
seasonal averages. We will be watching how the winds are shaping
up over the coming days. If the winds calm on Tuesday Wednesday
afternoon, effectively eliminating the onshore push, temps could
ramp up in the bay area core. Models are not indicating this
currently, but bears watching. With this synoptic scale pattern
change coming and the ridge bringing in 850 mb temps around 25c,
we went ahead and took the preemptive step of issuing a heat
advisory with significant lead time. The heat advisory will start
around 11 am on Tuesday and run through Wednesday at 9 pm. Due to
the warm airmass aloft, the overnight lows in the hills and
mountains will be rather high, likely in the 70s and low 80s.

Valleys will dip into the 50s and 60s, so the heat recovery
overnight will be for lower elevations. This is why the heat
advisory covers mainly elevated terrain. If models hold true, the
heat advisory may need to be extended into Thursday, as it looks
much like the setup taking place on Tuesday.

Friday will bring a noticeable change as the dome of high
pressure is forecast to shift to the east again due to low
pressure moving into the pac nw. This pattern will help to shift
the heat out and bring the region back into seasonable norms.

Overall... Typical july conditions Sunday Monday followed by an
interior heat up Tuesday through Thursday with a week punctuated
by a return to seasonal norms.

Aviation As of 4:30 pm pdt Saturday... For 00z tafs. Conditions
this evening similar to last evening with early return of ifr
ceilings at kmry and ksts. Ifr ceilings likely to develop at ksts
and koak by around 08z. Ksjc and klvk expected to remainVFR
overnight. Most uncertain forecast is once again for ksfo where
low ceilings may develop, but most likely late and around 12z.

Otherwise, expect clearing on Sunday to occur by 17z in most
areas. Light to moderate onshore winds.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR for most of period. Ifr ceilings may
develop between 12-16z but confidence is rather low. West winds
up to 20 knots through early evening, otherwise light winds.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr ceilings likely by 01z and continuing
through 17z Sunday. Light winds.

Marine As of 01:57 pm pdt Saturday... A weak low pressure system
off the coast will produce light to moderate winds over the
coastal waters this weekend. Northwesterly winds are then forecast
to increase through much of the coming week. Two long period
southerly swells will impact the region this weekend and early
next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 10 pm
public forecast: bfg
aviation: dykema
marine: mm
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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 mi28 min 70°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 11 mi28 min SW 7 G 12 74°F 71°F1014.4 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 12 mi28 min W 11 G 17 78°F 1013.5 hPa
LNDC1 15 mi28 min W 6 G 11 63°F 1016.4 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 16 mi28 min SW 13 G 17 67°F 1014.5 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 17 mi34 min WSW 16 G 19
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 17 mi28 min W 8.9 G 12 63°F 1016.1 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi34 min W 8.9 G 12 63°F 70°F1016.5 hPa
OBXC1 18 mi28 min 62°F 61°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi28 min SW 8.9 G 13
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 20 mi28 min SW 12 G 18 62°F 1015.1 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 20 mi34 min SW 8 G 12 63°F 67°F1015.3 hPa
PXSC1 21 mi34 min 63°F 61°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 21 mi91 min W 12 78°F 1013 hPa52°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 24 mi34 min SW 4.1 G 8.9 61°F 61°F1016.6 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi28 min WNW 11 G 13 66°F 76°F1016.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 33 mi46 min 61°F4 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 44 mi26 min WSW 5.8 G 7.8 60°F 59°F4 ft1016.9 hPa

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 mi23 minSSW 1010.00 miFair78°F46°F32%1013.4 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi23 minW 1310.00 miPartly Cloudy64°F59°F84%1016.2 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA17 mi22 minNW 1010.00 miFair66°F57°F75%1016.9 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA18 mi23 minW 1210.00 miFair71°F55°F57%1014.7 hPa

Wind History from CCR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW8W6W9W10NW9W9W10W9W9NW7W6W10W10W5W12W12W12W10W11W16
1 day agoW6W6NW8NW10W8NW5NW6W7W7NW6W8W7W10W8NW12NW14NW15W14W14W15NW11W11W10W11
2 days agoSW6N4N6NW9N6NW5NW6NW3NW4NW3NW9W8W10NW11NW9NW11NW11NW12NW10W10

Tide / Current Tables for Suisun Point, Carquinez Strait, California
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Suisun Point
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Sat -- 01:37 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 04:18 AM PDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:12 AM PDT     3.72 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:26 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:28 PM PDT     1.30 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:09 PM PDT     5.44 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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Sat -- 01:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:33 AM PDT     -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:38 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:11 AM PDT     0.62 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 12:30 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:15 PM PDT     -0.53 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 03:25 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:37 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:30 PM PDT     0.93 knots Max Flood
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (23,6,7,8)
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