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Marine Weather and Tides
Bodega Bay, CA

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Sunrise 5:47AMSunset 8:39PM Saturday June 24, 2017 3:32 AM PDT (10:32 UTC) Moonrise 5:38AMMoonset 8:21PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 854 Pm Pdt Fri Jun 23 2017
Tonight..SW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and sw 3 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 8 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 ft.
Tue..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 854 Pm Pdt Fri Jun 23 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... An upper level weather disturbance off the southern california coast will move north tonight, potentially producing isolated Thunderstorms over the southern coastal waters late tonight and Saturday. Otherwise, light southerly winds will continue over the coastal waters tonight before turning westerly and northwesterly and increasing slightly by Saturday afternoon. Wave heights and swell will decrease through the coming days.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bodega Bay CDP, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1040 pm pdt Fri jun 23 2017

Synopsis Cooling trend started today for most areas as onshore
flow returns. The far interior valleys will remain seasonably
warm through this evening. The overall trend this weekend and into
next week will be a return to more seasonable temperatures along
with more extensive night and morning low clouds followed by sunny
afternoons.

Discussion As of 8:40 pm pdt Friday... Temperatures cooled
considerably over the last 24 hours as the marine layer gradually
deepened and onshore flow returned. Most locations cooled anywhere
from 5 to 15 degrees with a couple locations dropping as much as
20 degrees from yesterday. High temperatures topped out in the mid
60s to low 70s along the coast, mid 70s to low 80s around the bay
and mid 80s to low 90s over the interior. A few locations managed
to soar into the 100 to 108 range over the warmest southern
interior valleys of monterey and san benito counties. Temperatures
have cooled since this afternoon and with the trend toward cooler
temperatures for Saturday the heat advisory for the interior
portions of the east bay, santa clara county and the mountain of
monterey and san benito counties will be allowed to expire at 9 pm
tonight.

The cooling trend will continue through the next few days with
temperatures falling on average 3 to 5 degrees each day through
the weekend and into early next week. Coastal areas will see
little change while inland temperatures will see larger changes as
cooler marine air reaches farther inland. No heat advisories are
anticipated through the weekend.

Low clouds and patchy fog will also return to the region this
weekend as an approaching upper level trough deepens the marine
layer. Patchy drizzle will also be likely by Monday as the trough
axis moves across the district.

From previous discussion... One major change to the forecast was
to include a slight chance of thunderstorms over monterey san
benito late tonight into Saturday. Confidence is rather low, but
if it verifies impacts could be huge, especially from a fire
weather perspective. For several days now, models have been keying
in on the moisture convection near baja tracking north. Latest
models do bring the mid-upper level moisture (700-500mb) northward
tonight and early Saturday. In addition to the moisture
advection, upper level instability increases. Mu CAPE through the
layer increases with modified total totals greater than 30 all
indicating upper level lift. At this point only giving it a 15 pct
chance of occurring, but still wanted to add it to the forecast.

Medium and longer range models still indicate later next week and
towards the end of the month show more pronounced ridging with
potential for another round of weak offshore flow and associated
warming. CPC has the 6-10 forecast above normal temps for ca.

Aviation As of 10:40 pm pdt Friday... For 06z tafs. Widespread
ifr ceilings will develop overnight and continue into Saturday
morning. Local lifr ceilings and ifr vsbys are also likely.

Vfr conditions expected to return to most terminals by 18z
Saturday. A weak upper level disturbance approaching from the
south late tonight and Saturday morning will produce some mid high
level clouds and may also trigger isolated thunderstorms near the
coast. Look for similar return time for low clouds on Saturday
evening, possibly a few hours earlier.

Forecast confidence: moderate
vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions expected to persist at ksfo
until about 10z, with ifr ceilings then forecast from about 10-17z.

Westerly winds increasing to around 20 knots on Saturday
afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr lifr ceilings overnight and into
early Saturday along with patchy MVFR vsbys. Low clouds expected
to clear by 17z Saturday at ksns but probably a couple of hours
later at kmry. Mid level clouds late tonight and Saturday with a
potential for isolated thunderstorms, but thunderstorm potential
is highest offshore.

Marine As of 8:54 pm pdt Friday... An upper level weather
disturbance off the southern california coast will move north
tonight, potentially producing isolated thunderstorms over the
southern coastal waters late tonight and Saturday. Otherwise,
light southerly winds will continue over the coastal waters
tonight before turning westerly and northwesterly and increasing
slightly by Saturday afternoon. Wave heights and swell will
decrease through the coming days.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Sf bay until 11 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 14 mi32 min NNW 3.9 G 5.8 54°F 53°F1014.4 hPa (-0.5)54°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi44 min W 4.1 G 5.1 58°F 60°F1013.8 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi32 min 54°F6 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 40 mi42 min WNW 3.9 G 3.9 56°F 56°F4 ft1014.1 hPa (-0.5)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 43 mi62 min 56°F4 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi50 min SSW 2.9 G 7 58°F 62°F1013.5 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 44 mi45 min S 7 57°F 1014 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi44 min WSW 9.9 G 13 60°F 1013 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 47 mi50 min W 1.9 G 8 56°F 56°F1014.1 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi44 min S 4.1 G 6 59°F 1014 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 mi39 minS 310.00 miOvercast56°F54°F93%1012.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Sat -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:04 AM PDT     -1.65 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:38 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:55 PM PDT     4.90 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:54 PM PDT     2.38 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:39 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:21 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:43 PM PDT     6.70 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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Sat -- 12:13 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:33 AM PDT     -1.84 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:50 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:39 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:26 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:30 AM PDT     1.46 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 01:54 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:11 PM PDT     -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:19 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:38 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:20 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:12 PM PDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (6,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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