Thursday, June21, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Bodega Bay, CA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 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.

Sunrise 5:46AMSunset 8:39PM Thursday June 21, 2018 7:09 AM PDT (14:09 UTC) Moonrise 1:37PMMoonset 1:02AM Illumination 57% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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- 240 Am Pdt Thu Jun 21 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday evening...
Today..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 6 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. NW swell 7 to 8 ft at 11 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 240 Am Pdt Thu Jun 21 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... High pressure over the eastern pacific will continue to strengthen through the rest of the week and into the weekend. In response, strong and gusty northwest winds are expected to affect the majority of the coastal waters zones through this period. Winds are expected to be strongest over the northern outer most coastal waters, strengthening to near gale force, with gale force gusts, by Friday evening through Saturday morning. As a result of the strong winds, steep and hazardous seas are likely for the majority of the coastal waters through at least the first half of the weekend.

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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446 am pdt Thu jun 21 2018

Synopsis A robust warming trend will begin over the next
several days as high pressure builds off the west coast. This will
lead to hot conditions on Saturday with moderate to locally high
heat risks across parts of the region. Additionally, winds will
turn offshore, bringing heightened fire weather concerns to parts
of the area on Saturday. Cooling will commence on Sunday along
with the redevelopment of the marine layer for early next week.

Discussion As of 3:15 am pdt Thursday... Goes-east fog product
reveals areas of stratus again impacting parts of the san
francisco bay area and central california coast this early
Thursday morning. The fort ord profiler along the monterey bay
shoreline indicates the marine layer is running around 1,000 ft
deep, similar to what it was 24 hour ago. Despite the similar
marine layer depth, the stratus coverage doesn't appear to be
quite as widespread as it was yesterday morning.

Synoptically-speaking, an upper level high is presently centered
in southwestern arizona. A quick shortwave trough is currently
pushing through the outer periphery of this high across northern
california, and will quickly exit the state within the next 6-12
hours. Some weak ridging is expected to occur behind this
shortwave during the day, which should allow for some warming
across interior locations this afternoon.

By Friday, an upper level ridge will begin to amplify off the
california coast, resulting in further warming across interior
locations. We'll likely see some locations in the interior north
bay, interior east bay, and southern reaches of monterey and san
benito counties reach the triple digits for Friday afternoon. The
warming will continue on Saturday for what should be the hottest
day as the ridge continues to strengthen offshore. The hottest
areas of the county warning area -- far northern sonoma and napa
counties, far interior east bay, and far southern monterey + san
benito counties -- may flirt with 105 degrees on Saturday. The
warm-to-hot conditions will likely creep toward the san francisco
bay shoreline as well -- 90s to low 100s seem quite probable
along the us 101 corridor from gilroy north through san jose and
continuing toward redwood city. Temperatures farther north toward
sfo and san francisco will likely be cooler with highs along the
bay shoreline in the 80s with cooler conditions along the
immediate pacific coast. These temperatures are expected to
produce moderate to locally high heat risks across much of the
interior, and will likely see heat advisory headlines launched
later today for certain zones as a result of these forecasted hot
conditions.

Another concern for late Friday night Saturday will be locally
breezy north to northeast winds over the north bay mountains.

High-resolution models are starting to capture this event, and are
showing wind speeds around 15 to 25 mph with local gusts around
35 mph across far northern napa and sonoma counties. Combined with
poor relative humidity recoveries, this will likely lead to
heightened fire weather concerns.

For Sunday, models have consistently been advertising appreciable
cooling across the region as the ridge axis pushes east into the
north american continent. Additionally, the gfs, nam, and local
in-house WRF model have suggested the potential for a southerly
surge pushing north along the monterey county coast and continuing
toward the golden gate during the day. Cooling will continue into
the first half of next week with highs gradually returning close
to late june climatological normals.

Aviation As of 4:46 am pdt Thursday... For 12z tafs. Marine
layer currently sits slightly below 1,000 feet, per the ft. Ord
profiler. Goes-16 fog product shows patchy stratus affecting the
greater sf bay terminals (bkn ovc deck around 1,200 feet), as well
as monterey bay terminals (bkn ovc deck around 500 feet). The
shallow stratus should erode by 16-17z for most terminals this
morning. Building ridge of high pressure will compress the marine
layer even more by this evening. Therefore, not expecting CIGS to
form tonight. However, there could be some patchy dense fog that
may reduce vsby around the monterey bay region overnight tonight,
low confidence on exact timing. Light to moderate west northwest
winds this afternoon, locally gusty at times.

Moderate-high forecast confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS becomingVFR by 16-17z. Onshore winds
15-20 kt, with higher gusts possible by this afternoon. A very
compressed marine layer should keep CIGS from forming tonight.

Sfo bridge approach... Approach remains clear for now (per smb ob),
but intermittent MVFR CIGS possible before 16z.

Monterey bay terminals... Lifr ifr CIGS through about 16-17z, then
vfr. Light to moderate west northwest winds this afternoon, around
10-12 kt. Compressed marine layer may produce fog tonight,
reducing horizontal and vertical vsby by Friday morning.

Fire weather As of 3:15 am pdt Wednesday... A pronounced
warming and drying trend is forecast for the end of the week as
high pressure builds in and winds turn offshore. Saturday
presently looks to be the hottest day, with poor overnight
relative humidity recoveries for both Friday night and Saturday
night. Locally gusty north to northeast winds are possible in the
north bay hills Friday night and Saturday morning. A return to
cooling and redevelopment of the marine layer appears in store for
Sunday into the first part of next week as flow shifts back
onshore.

Marine As of 2:40 am pdt Thursday... High pressure over the
eastern pacific will continue to strengthen through the rest of
the week and into the weekend. In response, strong and gusty
northwest winds are expected to affect the majority of the coastal
waters zones through this period. Winds are expected to be
strongest over the northern outer most coastal waters,
strengthening to near gale force, with gale force gusts, by Friday
evening through Saturday morning. As a result of the strong
winds, steep and hazardous seas are likely for the majority of the
coastal waters through at least the first half of the weekend.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Mry bay from 12 pm
public forecast: rowe
aviation: bam
marine: bam
fire weather: rowe
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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 mi59 min NW 19 G 23 52°F 50°F1016.1 hPa52°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi57 min WNW 22 G 29 53°F1016 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi69 min 54°F7 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 40 mi59 min NW 18 G 23 53°F 52°F1017 hPa53°F
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 43 mi69 min 53°F4 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi57 min SSE 8 G 12 54°F 60°F1015.9 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 44 mi58 min SW 1.9 51°F 1016 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi51 min WSW 9.9 G 12 56°F 1015.4 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 47 mi57 min W 2.9 G 5.1 52°F 58°F1016.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi51 min SSE 9.9 G 13 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 mi76 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist45°F44°F97%1014.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Thu -- 12:57 AM PDT     1.60 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:02 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:48 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:22 AM PDT     3.99 feet High Tide
Thu -- 12:32 PM PDT     0.88 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:36 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:15 PM PDT     5.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:39 PM PDT     Sunset
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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Thu -- 02:02 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:10 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:57 AM PDT     0.68 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:40 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:22 AM PDT     -0.83 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:05 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:36 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:16 PM PDT     0.92 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:16 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 08:38 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:23 PM PDT     -1.01 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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