Monday, October23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Shell Ridge, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:24AMSunset 6:20PM Monday October 23, 2017 6:58 PM PDT (01:58 UTC) Moonrise 9:55AMMoonset 8:14PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 220 Pm Pdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Tonight..NE winds 10 kt.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue night..W winds 10 kt.
Wed..NE winds 10 kt.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu..NE winds 10 kt...becoming nw.
Fri..NE winds 5 kt...becoming w.
Sat..N winds 5 kt...becoming sw.
PZZ500 220 Pm Pdt Mon Oct 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light northwesterly winds will prevail over the coastal waters this afternoon and overnight with locally breezy conditions possible in the outer waters north of point reyes. Additionally, the northwest swell will decrease through the middle of the week, but then increase again late week as another long-period swell arrives.

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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national weather service san francisco bay area
501 pm pdt Mon oct 23 2017

Synopsis A rapid warming trend that got underway today will
persist into Tuesday with the potential for record to near record
breaking daytime temperatures. Temperatures cool slightly as
offshore flow and the high pressure aloft weakens by midweek, yet
temperatures look to remain above seasonal averages through late
week. In addition, ongoing dry conditions will likely persist
through the end of the month.

Discussion As of 01:45 pm pdt Monday... A strong ridge of high
pressure building in from the south and west has resulted very
warm to hot conditions across the region. Afternoon temperatures
are forecast to be around 15 to 20 deg f above seasonal averages
and will likely warm by a few more degrees on Tuesday as weak
offshore flow persists. With this type of late season heat event,
temperatures will be evenly spread from near the coast in the 80s
to 90s inland this afternoon. The warmest and driest air mass
appears to remain placed over southern california and up into the
central coast where afternoon temperatures will potentially reach
into the middle upper 90s on Tuesday afternoon. Cannot even rule
out lower 90s in and around the monterey area as well as santa
cruz. These warm temperatures may reach or exceed current record
values for the calendar date, both today and on Tuesday.

The heat will result in concerns for our more heat sensitive
populations such as the elderly, young and homeless with heat risk
levels reaching into the low to moderate category, especially across
the central coast. However, long october nights and clear skies will
allow for sufficient overnight cooling with lows generally in the 50s
for most urban areas while higher elevations only cool into the 60s
and lower 70s.

By midweek, a slight cooling trend is likely as the mid upper level
ridge retreats back out over the pacific in response to trough
digging into the great basin and central plains. While onshore flow
returns at the coast, weak offshore flow will persist inland to help
maintain temperatures that are above seasonal averages at least on
Wednesday and Thursday.

Stronger onshore flow is then anticipated late in the week into early
next week which will help cool inland areas as well. However, look
for values to remain on the warm side of normal through early next
week. Will have to watch for the return of overnight early morning
coastal clouds late in the week as the boundary layer moistens up.

Otherwise, ongoing dry weather conditions are likely to persist
through the end of the month.

Aviation As of 5:00 pm pdt Monday...VFR through the entire
period for all tafs due to an offshore flow in place. Winds will
generally be under 12 kt. High confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR through the period. Winds forecast to be
under 10 kt. High confidence.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR through the period. Stronger winds
near ksns with speeds over 10 kt possible starting after 12z. High

Fire weather As of 5:00 pm pdt Monday... Winds are anticipated
to decrease later this afternoon and evening for the north bay and
east bay hills. Otherwise, generally light offshore wind will
continue for all other zones through tomorrow. Another hot and dry
day tomorrow, with single digit humidity values possible for
parts of monterey and san benito counties. Humidity values
increase by Wednesday. With cooler conditions slated for our
entire region by Thursday.

Marine As of 08:54 am pdt Monday... Northwest winds will
continue to gradually diminish through the day. Additionally, the
northwest swell will decrease through the middle of the week, but
then increase again late week as another long-period swell

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: bell
marine: rowe
fire weather: bam
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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 mi41 min NNE 2.9 G 5.1 75°F 62°F1021 hPa53°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 11 mi41 min ENE 1.9 G 2.9 72°F 63°F1020.6 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 12 mi41 min SSE 2.9 G 5.1 73°F 1020.4 hPa
LNDC1 15 mi41 min N 2.9 G 5.1 76°F 1020.6 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 16 mi41 min NE 5.1 G 6 76°F 1020.4 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 17 mi41 min NE 2.9 G 2.9 68°F 1020.6 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 17 mi41 min NNE 4.1 G 4.1
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 17 mi41 min N 4.1 G 5.1 77°F 63°F1021 hPa
OBXC1 18 mi41 min 74°F 54°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 18 mi41 min NE 5.1 G 5.1 72°F 1021 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 20 mi41 min Calm G 1.9 74°F 61°F1020.5 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 20 mi41 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 71°F 1019.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 21 mi74 min S 4.1 78°F 1020 hPa55°F
PXSC1 21 mi41 min 70°F 56°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 22 mi47 min W 2.9 77°F 1021 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 24 mi41 min S 2.9 G 4.1 71°F 56°F1020.9 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi41 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 79°F 65°F1020.2 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 33 mi59 min 56°F8 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 44 mi69 min NNW 7.8 G 9.7 59°F 57°F10 ft1020.7 hPa (-1.2)

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 mi66 minN 010.00 miFair84°F52°F33%1019.2 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi66 minN 610.00 miA Few Clouds80°F54°F41%1020.4 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA17 mi65 minSSW 310.00 miFair80°F52°F38%1021 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA18 mi66 minE 610.00 miFair79°F48°F35%1020.7 hPa

Wind History from CCR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmS4S4S6CalmCalmCalmSE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm5NE9
1 day agoW5W9SW4S3CalmS4CalmCalmSE3S3S4S3CalmS3S4CalmCalmCalm3NE4NE3NE4NE3Calm
2 days agoW11W4SW9W4SW6W6S3SW4S5CalmS3SE3SE4SW4S4S3CalmW7NW7NW10W11NW9W7W5

Tide / Current Tables for Suisun Point, Carquinez Strait, California
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Suisun Point
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Mon -- 05:18 AM PDT     4.07 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:25 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:16 AM PDT     1.80 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:55 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:49 PM PDT     5.01 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:19 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:14 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:34 PM PDT     0.12 feet Low 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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Mon -- 01:06 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:47 AM PDT     0.71 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:46 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:01 AM PDT     -0.41 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:54 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 12:20 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:43 PM PDT     0.85 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:18 PM PDT     Sunset
Mon -- 06:30 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:13 PM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 09:49 PM PDT     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (21,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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