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Marine Weather and Tides
Dillon Beach, CA

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Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 7:33PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:00 PM PDT (23:00 UTC) Moonrise 7:17AMMoonset 8:39PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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 Point Arena To Point Reyes To 10 Nm- 210 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late Thursday night...
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 9 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 8 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 12 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 12 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft.
Sun..NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Combined seas 15 to 19 ft.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 13 to 16 ft...shifting to the west 10 to 12 ft.
PZZ500 210 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 29 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure off the california coast will keep moderate northwest winds through this evening. Winds will briefly decrease tonight as the high weakens but will increase again Thursday through Friday as strong low pressure develops over the intermountain region. Long period swells will continue through this evening. A larger long-period swell is expected to arrive Sunday night and Monday.

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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157 pm pdt Wed mar 29 2017

Synopsis Cooler and breezy conditions return to the region
on Thursday as a cold front sweeps through overnight. This system
will result in a chance of very light precipitation from late
tonight into early Thursday morning, however most locations will
not receive measurable rainfall. Breezy to gusty winds will be
possible from late Thursday into Friday. A warming trend is then
expected for the upcoming weekend as high pressure rebuilds over
the region.

Discussion As of 01:56 pm pdt Wednesday... High pressure aloft
has resulted in mainly clear skies and seasonably mild
temperatures across the region this afternoon. Meanwhile,
unsettled conditions continue to impact the pacific northwest and
northern california as a system approaches from the north. This
system will dive southward overnight as the main mid/upper level
trough pushes inland well to our north. This system will bring a
slight chance of light precipitation to portions of the region
beginning late tonight over the north bay and then through the san
francisco bay area and central coast early Thursday morning. Most
of the short-rage models show this system producing only very
light rainfall amounts, generally a few hundredths of an inch or
so for locations that do experience precipitation. However, this
may result in wet roadways for the Thursday morning commute across
much of the greater san francisco bay area.

In wake of this frontal passage, daytime temperatures on Thursday
will be at least 5 to 10 degrees cooler compared to today.

Conditions will likely feel even cooler as breezy northerly winds
develop region-wide. Wind speeds are forecast to increase further
Thursday night into Friday as the main upper level system drops
southward into the desert southwest and surface pressure gradients
tighten along the coast. With this, the strongest winds are
likely in the higher elevations across the region with wind gusts
in excess of 45 mph likely. Thus, a wind advisory will likely be
posted overnight in the hills/mountains for the Thursday
night/Friday time frame.

While winds are forecast to diminish some late Friday into
Saturday, cannot rule out breezy conditions in some of the higher
elevations. However, a warming trend is expected for the weekend
as high pressure rebuilds back over the region as the mid/upper
level trough exits to the east. Temperatures fall back to near
seasonal averages for early next week as northwesterly flow aloft
returns and another weather system pushes inland to our north.

With that said, dry weather conditions are likely to persist for
our region through the middle of next week.

The longer range guidance continues to show a return to wet
weather conditions by late next week. The models generally agree
that a more potent weather system will drop southward into
northern california by Thursday or Friday of next week with a
moderate moisture tap. Both the GFS and ECMWF show widespread
rainfall across the region by next Friday. However, being more
than a week out, confidence remains low at this time and changes
to the forecast are likely.

Aviation As of 10:30 am... Clear skies with light winds this
morning. Winds will increase in the afternoon as onshore gradients
tighten up. Models consistent in bringing low level moisture into
the area after 06z as a strong shortwave approaches the area.

This will translate into ifr CIGS over most terminals. Clearing
will take rapidly Thursday morning after the shortwave passes.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR today with west winds to gusting to 25 kt
after 20z. Ifr CIGS after 06z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR today. Ifr after 06z.

Marine As of 08:57 am pdt Wednesday... High pressure off the
california coast will keep moderate northwest winds through the
day. Winds will briefly decrease tonight as the high weakens but
will increase again Thursday through Friday as strong low
pressure develops over the intermountain region.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 3 am
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar until 6 pm
sca... Mry bay until 3 am
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
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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 mi31 min WNW 18 G 21 56°F 55°F1021.1 hPa53°F
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi39 min 56°F10 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 35 mi71 min NW 18 G 21 54°F 53°F10 ft1021.7 hPa (-1.4)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 37 mi61 min 56°F8 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 38 mi61 min S 8 G 8.9 63°F 57°F1020.2 hPa (-1.6)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 40 mi61 min WSW 8 G 9.9 65°F 1019.8 hPa (-1.8)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 40 mi61 min SSW 12 G 14 60°F 1020.8 hPa (-1.6)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 41 mi61 min WSW 14 G 19 59°F 55°F1020.8 hPa (-1.5)
PXSC1 44 mi61 min 66°F 50°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 46 mi61 min WSW 8.9 G 12
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 46 mi61 min WSW 6 G 9.9 65°F 1020.8 hPa (-1.5)
OBXC1 46 mi61 min 63°F 51°F
UPBC1 48 mi61 min W 11 G 13
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 48 mi61 min WNW 8 G 9.9 68°F 57°F1020.4 hPa (-1.3)42°F
LNDC1 49 mi67 min WSW 9.9 G 11 64°F 1020.9 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 49 mi61 min W 5.1 G 8 65°F 59°F1021.2 hPa (-1.4)

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 mi68 minN 13 G 2110.00 miFair75°F41°F29%1019 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA24 mi66 minN 510.00 miFair75°F48°F39%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tomales Bay entrance, California
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Tomales Bay Entrance
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Wed -- 12:52 AM PDT     5.10 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:00 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:19 AM PDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:24 PM PDT     4.56 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:22 PM PDT     0.60 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:39 PM PDT     Moonset
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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Wed -- 01:34 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:32 AM PDT     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:03 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:02 AM PDT     1.22 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:15 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:57 PM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:17 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:39 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:13 PM PDT     1.08 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (19,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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