Sunday, April22, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Walnut Creek, CA

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
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 6:20AMSunset 7:52PM Sunday April 22, 2018 11:21 AM PDT (18:21 UTC) Moonrise 11:17AMMoonset 12:58AM Illumination 49% 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- 812 Am Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..SW winds 10 kt.
Thu..W winds 10 kt.
PZZ500 812 Am Pdt Sun Apr 22 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to locally gusty northwest winds will continue today across the waters as high pressure sits over the eastern pacific. Brisk winds will likely continue to generate steep wind waves and fresh swell resulting in choppy seas through the rest of today. Winds will gradually diminish tonight into tomorrow.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Walnut Creek, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1032 am pdt Sun apr 22 2018

Synopsis High pressure over california will maintain dry
conditions, and warm temperatures inland, through Monday. Cooler
temperatures are expected by the middle of the week as a low
pressure system develops over the eastern pacific. This low may
bring showers to the region next weekend.

Discussion As of 9:10 am pdt Sunday... Quiet Sunday on tap for
the bay area with just some high clouds over the north bay and a
few areas of coastal fog stratus around monterey bay and san mateo
coastline. Did a minor grid update to account for fog burning off
with currently only half moon bay and monterey reporting any cloud
ceilings or reduction to vsbys.

Strong northerly gradient down the coast should keep skies mostly
clear north of the golden gate in terms of coastal cloudiness
while an inverted trough from pigeon point southward will allow
for lighter winds and more stratus production especially with sst
around 51-52 degrees. There are some 10 foot wave sets so use
caution if visiting area beaches today.

Start of the work week looks quiet weather wise with quasi-zonal
flow suggesting temps near or slightly below normal for late
april. Incoming but disorganized upper trough will increase
onshore flow by midweek with overall trend towards cooling to a
few degrees below normal with no hot weather in-site.

Upper low trajectory will then be main forecast question for late
week time frame and any shower chances. Will wait for 12z suite of
euro, GFS and gem before making any long range forecast

Prev discussion As of 3:00 am pdt Sunday... Early morning satellite
imagery indicates patchy low clouds have developed in coastal
areas overnight. Expect low clouds and fog to become somewhat
more widespread along the coast and into the salinas valley by
daybreak. Low clouds are expected to clear by late morning,
leaving mostly sunny skies for the balance of the day. A shortwave
trough currently moving into the pacific northwest and far
northern california is not expected to have a significant impact
on our weather today. However, the shortwave will weaken the
ridge over california and likely result in slightly cooler
temperatures today compared to Saturday. In any case, temperatures
today are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees warmer than normal.

By Monday, the upper ridge is forecast to rebuild over california
and offshore flow at 925 mb is expected to develop and bring
drier air into the boundary layer. These developments indicate the
potential for at least slight warming on Monday.

An upper trough currently in the gulf of alaska is forecast to dig
south over the next few days and form a cutoff low west of
california along 135w by Tuesday. The models agree that this low
will then move very slowly eastward towards the california coast
through the remainder of the week. The result will be a cooling
trend starting on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to cool
back down to near normal, or slightly below normal, by midweek.

The models agree that precipitation associated with the upper low
will remain offshore through at least Friday. But the models
diverge by next weekend. The ECMWF forecasts the low to track
inland near the ca or border on Saturday and then continue to move
steadily to the ene. Under the ECMWF solution, only the far
northern portion of our forecast area would have any potential for
rain. Initially, the GFS also tracks the low towards the ca or
border, but then forecasts the low to change direction and drop
southeast and into central california. The GFS solution would
result in widespread shower activity in our area on Friday night
and Saturday, with showers potentially continuing into next
Sunday. The canadian is similar to the gfs. Have introduced shower
chances to the for forecast Friday night and Saturday. But this
portion of the extended forecast is low confidence, as one would
expect with a cutoff low scenario during the spring months.

Aviation As of 10:32 am pdt Sunday... For 18z tafs. Satellite
imagery showing patchy coastal stratus beginning to dissipate.VFR
conditions expected before the redevelopment of low clouds and
possibly patchy fog in the north bay monterey bay tonight into
tomorrow morning. Generally light winds this morning turning
onshore this afternoon at 10-20 kt.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions to prevail through the period
with mainly high clouds. Light winds will continue this morning
before increasing to 10-20 kt this afternoon, with higher gusts

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr lifr conditions remain at kmry this
morning. Stratus along the coast is finally beginning to show
signs of dissipating on visible satellite imagery. For now
expectingVFR conditions to develop over the next couple of hours,
taf may be amended as needed. Possible redevelopment of stratus
overnight tonight although timing is uncertain. Onshore winds this
afternoon 10-15 kt.

Marine As of 08:12 am pdt Sunday... Moderate to locally gusty
northwest winds will continue today across the waters as high
pressure sits over the eastern pacific. Brisk winds will likely
continue to generate steep wind waves and fresh swell resulting in
choppy seas through the rest of today. Winds will gradually
diminish tonight into tomorrow.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 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 10 mi52 min W 2.9 G 4.1 61°F 60°F1016 hPa58°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 11 mi52 min WNW 5.1 G 7 64°F 60°F1015.8 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 13 mi52 min Calm G 2.9 66°F 1015.8 hPa
LNDC1 14 mi52 min W 1.9 G 2.9 61°F 1015.8 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi52 min W 1.9 G 1.9
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi52 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 56°F 1015.9 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 16 mi52 min W 4.1 G 5.1 61°F 63°F1016 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 16 mi52 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 61°F 1015.8 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 17 mi58 min W 5.1 G 6 58°F 1016.2 hPa
OBXC1 17 mi52 min 57°F 51°F
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 19 mi52 min WNW 4.1 G 4.1 56°F 58°F1015.8 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi52 min NNW 4.1 G 4.1 55°F 1015 hPa
PXSC1 20 mi52 min 56°F 53°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 21 mi97 min NNW 1.9 67°F 1016 hPa54°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 23 mi52 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 55°F 54°F1016.4 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 28 mi52 min N 1.9 G 5.1 60°F 63°F1016.4 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 32 mi52 min 53°F7 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 43 mi92 min NNE 3.9 G 3.9 51°F 51°F9 ft1016.3 hPa (+0.6)

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 mi29 minVar 410.00 miFair72°F54°F53%1014.5 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi29 minW 78.00 miMostly Cloudy62°F53°F73%1015.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA17 mi28 minW 310.00 miFair67°F51°F57%1016.3 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA18 mi29 minN 010.00 miFair70°F53°F55%1015.3 hPa

Wind History from CCR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNE44NW33N3W6W7NW7N6CalmS4CalmNW3CalmN4CalmCalmNW5E4SW4CalmCalm34
1 day agoNW7NW46W12
2 days agoW10W7

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
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 (14,3,4,5)
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