Thursday, April18, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Tomales, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:50PM Thursday April 18, 2019 9:28 AM PDT (16:28 UTC) Moonrise 6:14PMMoonset 5:27AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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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PZZ540 Coastal Waters From Point Arena To Point Reyes California Out To 10 Nm- 850 Am Pdt Thu Apr 18 2019
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ500 850 Am Pdt Thu Apr 18 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Weakening high pressure over the offshore waters will keep light to moderate northwest winds through Thursday night. High pressure will rebuild over the eastern pacific on Friday resulting in increasing northwest winds over the coastal waters that will last through the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tomales, 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
432 am pdt Thu apr 18 2019

Synopsis Warmer temperatures are forecast for today,
especially inland areas where widespread highs in the lower to mid
80s are expected. A cooling trend is then expected to begin
Friday and continue into the weekend as onshore flow redevelops
and strengthens. This will be followed by renewed warming for the
first part of next week. No precipitation is expected through the
forecast period.

Discussion As of 02:42 am pdt Thursday... GOES satellite fog
product reveals mostly clear skies around the bay area overnight
with a few exceptions: developing stratus over the coastal
waters, patchy low clouds developing along portions of the
immediate coastline and patchy fog low clouds north bay valleys.

Current forecast will have some patchy low clouds fog possible
early this morning, but impacts will be minimal.

The bigger weather story for the day will be the noticeable warm
up. Synoptically speaking, a large upper level ridge currently
along the west coast will strengthen as it moves eastward. The
building ridge can be seen by looking at increasing 500 mb heights
and warming temperatures at 850 mb. Observed highs on Wednesday
were upper 50s to upper 60s near the coast and 70s to near 80
inland. Generally speaking a modest 5 to 10 degrees of warming
will be seen today with a few spots approaching 15 degrees of
warming compare to Wednesday. In other words, highs in the 60s to
mid 70s along the coast and widespread 80s inland. It's possible
that a few interior locations in monterey san benito counties may
eclipse 90 degrees. Temperatures this warm are about 5 to 10
degrees above normal for mid april. One limiting factor for really
warm weather is the lack of offshore flow and continued onshore
flow, especially near the coast. From a heat risk standpoint,
there is enough cooling (relief) Thursday night and Friday that
impacts will be minimal. However, today could be the warmest day
so far this year for some locations so some precaution should be
used - stay hydrated, monitor activities during peak heating of
the day, take breaks, etc.

The warm up will be short-lived as the ridge moves east, an upper
level low undercuts the ridge across socal and low level onshore
flow ramps on Friday. A general cooldown of 3 to 5 degrees is
expected on Friday with a slight increase of early morning
clouds patchy fog. Not a full force summer stratus push just yet,
but more of a preview.

An even bigger cooldown is expected on Saturday as an upper level
low swings through norcal bringing increasing clouds, cooler 850
mb temps and possible precipitation to ca. 00z model suite
continues to show mixed results on potential precip impacting the
bay area on Saturday. Current forecast will remain dry at this
point as best chance still remains N and E of the forecast area.

Will keep a close eye on this and precip may added to the forecast
later. High temperatures will be cool and mostly in the 60s an
lower 70s. Interesting to see the temp swing from above normal on
Thursday to below normal for Saturday.

Similarly to the initial warm up, the cooldown will be short-
lived as well. High pressure is forecast to re-build over the
region Sunday into Monday. The warming trend is forecast to
continue well into next week. If some of the medium range models
and ensembles are correct the second round of warming may be even
warmer than the Thursday warm up. Interior locations may hit the
upper 80s to lower 90s next Wednesday and Thursday.

Longer range forecast indicate that the wet season may be ending
and the dry season is beginning. The latest 8 to 14 day cpc
outlook has much of norcal drier than normal through may 1.

Aviation As of 4:32 am pdt Thursday... Ifr due to patchy low
clouds and fog along the coast otherwiseVFR.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Wind becoming w-nw near 10 knots by 21z
today, light wind by 04z tonight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Patchy ifr nearby this morning otherwise
vfr, wind becoming w-nw near 10 knots by late morning or early
afternoon.

Marine As of 4:28 am pdt Thursday... Surface high pressure over
the offshore waters will weaken beginning later today. High pressure
will rebuild over the eastern pacific and extend across the pacific
northwest over the weekend including over the great basin beginning
early next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: mm
aviation marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 14 mi47 min 51°F1020.8 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 21 mi39 min SE 5.8 G 7.8 51°F7 ft1021 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 30 mi39 min Calm G 1.9 51°F 53°F7 ft1021.4 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 32 mi59 min 56°F6 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 32 mi48 min N 2.9 56°F 1021 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 33 mi41 min 58°F
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 34 mi59 min 55°F8 ft
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 35 mi41 min 58°F 1021.5 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 36 mi41 min N 1 G 1.9 58°F 1021 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 36 mi53 min NE 4.1 G 5.1 55°F 57°F1021.4 hPa
PXSC1 39 mi41 min 57°F 54°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 39 mi41 min N 2.9 G 4.1 55°F 1020.1 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 41 mi47 min NNW 2.9 G 2.9 54°F 1021.2 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 41 mi47 min NW 2.9 G 4.1
OBXC1 41 mi47 min 55°F 54°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 43 mi47 min WSW 1 G 2.9 57°F 60°F1021.3 hPa57°F
LNDC1 43 mi47 min Calm G 1.9 58°F 1021 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 44 mi53 min S 1 G 1.9 58°F 61°F1021.4 hPa
UPBC1 44 mi41 min W 1 G 2.9
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 47 mi104 min N 1.9 55°F 1021 hPa52°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 48 mi47 min SSW 1.9 G 4.1 59°F 59°F1021.3 hPa

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA17 mi34 minN 010.00 miFair57°F53°F88%1021 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA20 mi34 minN 010.00 miFair57°F51°F82%1021.3 hPa
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA23 mi36 minN 010.00 miFair55°F52°F90%1020.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Blakes Landing, Tomales Bay, California
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Blakes Landing
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Thu -- 06:26 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:35 AM PDT     0.08 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:19 PM PDT     4.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:41 PM PDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:14 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Point Reyes
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Thu -- 02:44 AM PDT     -1.41 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:19 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:26 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:16 AM PDT     1.29 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 12:21 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:06 PM PDT     -1.31 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:15 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:29 PM PDT     1.23 knots Max Flood
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