Tuesday, October23, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Dillon Beach, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 7:27AMSunset 6:22PM Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:09 AM PDT (16:09 UTC) Moonrise 5:21PMMoonset 5:17AM Illumination 99% Phase: Full Moon; 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- 219 Am Pdt Tue Oct 23 2018
Today..N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W this afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 13 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 9 ft and sw around 2 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to 7 ft and sw 2 to 3 ft.
PZZ500 219 Am Pdt Tue Oct 23 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Generally light winds will continue through much of the week as high pressure builds. Expect locally gusty northwest winds along the big sur coast through Wednesday evening. Mixed moderate period northwest swell and a longer period southerly swell will continue through the forecast period.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dillon Beach, 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
429 am pdt Tue oct 23 2018

Synopsis Seasonably cool conditions will persist through midweek
as an upper level trough pushes inland over the pacific northwest
and northern california. A warming trend is then likely late in the
week and into Saturday as high pressure builds over california.

Temperatures trend downward early next week as another upper level
system pushes inland north of the region. Dry weather conditions are
likely to prevail through the forecast period.

Discussion As of 03:21 am pdt Tuesday... A marine layer of
around 1,500 feet in depth remains over the region this morning.

This has allowed for low clouds to intrude well inland into the
salinas valley, around the san francisco bay area and into much of
the coastal north bay. However, the cloud cover off of the san
mateo coastline down along the big sur coast has struggled to fill
in this morning in response to drier northeasterly winds just off
the surface. Look for cloud cover to dissipate over inland areas
by this afternoon with temperatures warming into the 60s near the
coast to 70s inland. These conditions are in response to cooler
air advecting across the region as a weak mid upper level trough
pushes inland.

The marine layer is forecast to mix out some by Wednesday as high
pressure begins to build over the region. This should result in less
widespread cloud cover late tonight into Wednesday morning and a
slight warming trend by Wednesday afternoon. The ridge of high
pressure out over the eastern pacific will build further into the
region late in the week and into Saturday. With this, temperatures
will warm back to above seasonal averages by Friday with coastal
areas warming into the 70s while the interior will see widespread
80s. Weak offshore flow at times will keep mild warm temperatures
region-wide into Saturday with less widespread coastal stratus as
well.

Temperatures level off on Sunday and begin to cool early next week
as the ridge flattens ahead of another approaching mid upper level
trough. The latest forecast models are in a good agreement with
this cooling trend and also keep any precipitation well north of the
region. Thus, dry conditions are likely to persist through the
forecast period.

Aviation As of 04:29 am pdt Tuesday... For 12z tafs. Satellite
imagery shows stratus along the coast with patches of low clouds inland.

Can also see high clouds approaching from the west. A boundary
offshore stretching from southern marin county through monterey
county appears to be breaking up the stratus along the coast. This
will make for a difficult cig forecast for bay area TAF sites.

MVFR CIGS expected through the morning (~16z-18z) with periods of
clearing for sites near the boundary. Once the stratus clears,
expectVFR conditions before potential patchy stratus development
tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo... .Vfr prevailing with periods of MVFR cigs
through the early morning. A boundary offshore appears to be
breaking apart the stratus before it reaches the airport. Still
possible the clouds will fill back in, but confidence is low.VFR
this afternoon and evening. Onshore winds this afternoon around 15
kt.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr CIGS through late morning.VFR
this afternoon before stratus returns this evening.

Marine As of 03:21 am pdt Tuesday... Generally light winds will
continue through much of the week as high pressure builds. Expect
locally gusty northwest winds along the big sur coast through
Wednesday evening. Mixed moderate period northwest swell and a
longer period southerly swell will continue through the forecast
period.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
public forecast: rgass
aviation: as
marine: as
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 17 mi30 min ENE 7.8 G 9.7 58°F1015.8 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 18 mi40 min Calm G 1 57°F1015.8 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi40 min 61°F6 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi30 min NNE 3.9 G 5.8 58°F 59°F1016.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 37 mi40 min 59°F4 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 38 mi40 min Calm G 1 56°F 62°F1016.2 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 38 mi35 min Calm 58°F 1017 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 40 mi40 min Calm G 1.9 59°F 1016.8 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 40 mi40 min WNW 6 G 8.9 55°F 1016.1 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 41 mi40 min S 1 G 1.9 58°F 61°F1016.8 hPa
PXSC1 44 mi40 min 58°F 50°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 44 mi40 min N 4.1 G 5.1 56°F 1015.5 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 46 mi40 min N 4.1 G 6 56°F 1016.6 hPa
OBXC1 46 mi40 min 57°F 49°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 46 mi40 min N 4.1 G 6
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 48 mi40 min SSW 5.1 G 7 54°F 63°F1016.3 hPa54°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 49 mi40 min Calm G 5.1 58°F 62°F1016.9 hPa
LNDC1 49 mi40 min NE 2.9 G 4.1 57°F 1016.5 hPa

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA20 mi17 minN 09.00 miOvercast53°F48°F86%1015.4 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA20 mi35 minN 07.00 miFair55°F51°F88%1016.3 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA24 mi15 minN 010.00 miFair55°F48°F77%1016.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tomales Bay Entrance, California (2)
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Tomales Bay Entrance
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Tue -- 05:15 AM PDT     1.02 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:16 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:13 AM PDT     4.98 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:51 PM PDT     0.51 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:20 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:50 PM PDT     4.44 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Point Reyes
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Tue -- 02:35 AM PDT     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:10 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:16 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:02 AM PDT     0.96 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 12:03 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:56 PM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:21 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:23 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 06:39 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:32 PM PDT     1.02 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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