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Marine Weather and Tides
Bodega Bay, CA

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 5:56PM Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:41 AM PST (15:41 UTC) Moonrise 9:46AMMoonset 10:59PM Illumination 28% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 224 Am Pst Tue Feb 20 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Today..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt...becoming northeast 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Thu..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ500 224 Am Pst Tue Feb 20 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Winds will decrease by this afternoon as low pressure moves eastward. Another system will move across the waters on Thursday with northwesterly winds expected to increase once again starting Wednesday night.

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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national weather service san francisco bay area
329 am pst Tue feb 20 2018

Synopsis A cold air mass over the region this morning will
result in freezing temperatures for most inland areas with frost
potentially impacting many coastal locations. A series of weak
weather systems will then impact the region through late week and
potentially into early next week bringing cool, unsettled weather
conditions.

Discussion As of 03:00 am pst Tuesday... Chilly conditions
being observed over the region this morning with most locations in
the 30s to upper 20s. Meanwhile, lower 40s are being reported in
san francisco and around the bay. While widespread freezing
temperatures are still likely across inland areas through the
remainder of the morning, temperatures may not be as cold as
previously forecast for portions of the region as winds have been
a bit slower to subside. With all this said, widespread frost is
likely inland with areas of frost potentially impacting some
coastal areas. A freeze warning remains in effect for inland areas
with a frost advisory in effect for coastal areas (except for the
city of san francisco) through 9 am pst.

Mostly sunny conditions are expected over the region today with
daytime temperatures warming into the 50s in most urban areas. These
conditions should feel a bit more comfortable than those on Monday
given weaker winds. Another mid upper level system is then forecast
to approach the region from the north late tonight into Wednesday
morning. Look for an increase in cloud cover and potential for
showers out over the coast initially. The latest forecast models are
not trending further inland with the potential for light
precipitation, especially along the coast and in the
hills mountains. This system will to be a cold one with lowering
snow levels once again during the next 24-36 hours. However,
widespread precipitation is not likely with most locations remaining
dry as this system quickly passes across the region.

Additional weak systems are forecast to drop southward along the
back side of the broad mid upper level trough positioned over the
western portion of the country through late week. This will maintain
chances for isolated to at times scattered showers Thursday into
Friday morning. In addition, snow showers cannot be ruled out in the
highest elevations over the region through late week as well.

Despite this unsettled pattern, widespread measurable rainfall is
not expected across the region at this time. This pattern will also
support reinforcing shots of colder air masses which will keep
temperatures below seasonal averages and potential for freezing
conditions for inland areas on nights when sky conditions clear out
and winds subside.

Conditions are then forecast to warm slightly for at least the start
of the upcoming weekend in response to a weak short-wave ridge that
develops over the region. This pattern will likely be short lived as
the models generally point towards additional systems dropping
southward down the west coast early next week. The models do differ
on timing, strength and available moisture which each system late in
the period. Thus, confidence in the details remains low at this
time. Overall, look for cool and unsettled conditions heading into
the end of the month.

Aviation As of 3:30 am pst Tuesday... Winds will continue to
decrease into the morning.VFR conditions through the period with
cigs beginning to move in tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR.

Climate
Here are record low temperatures and the years they occurred for
Tuesday and Wednesday.

Location Tuesday Wednesday
sf bay area
healdsburg 22 in 1922 28 in 1929
santa rosa 26 in 1913 26 in 1913
calistoga 25 in 2006 25 in 2006
kentfield 27 in 1913 29 in 1953
san rafael 32 in 2006 33 in 1955
napa 28 in 1920 29 in 1955
san francisco 38 in 1897 36 in 1890
sfo airport 37 in 2011 34 in 1955
half moon bay 32 in 2013 31 in 2006
oakland airport 34 in 2006 33 in 1955
richmond 35 in 1990 35 in 1981
livermore 28 in 1942 27 in 1955
moffett field 34 in 2006 32 in 1955
san jose 30 in 1897 25 in 1897
gilroy 30 in 1990 31 in 1976
monterey bay area
santa cruz 29 in 1913 30 in 1955
salinas 31 in 2006 31 in 1970
salinas airport 28 in 1953 30 in 1953
monterey 35 in 2006 36 in 1952
king city 22 in 1953 23 in 1953

Marine As of 02:24 am pst Tuesday... Winds will decrease by
this afternoon as low pressure moves eastward. Another system will
move across the waters on Thursday with northwesterly winds
expected to increase once again starting Wednesday night.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Frost advisory... Caz505-508-509-529-530
freeze warning... Caz506-507-510>513-516>518-528
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 6 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 6 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 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 N 14 G 18 43°F 50°F1024.3 hPa30°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi42 min NW 9.9 G 13 48°F1023 hPa (+1.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 40 mi52 min NNW 14 G 16 44°F 50°F7 ft1023.4 hPa (+1.2)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 43 mi42 min 50°F6 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi42 min N 7 G 8 41°F 53°F1023.4 hPa (+1.5)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi42 min SW 2.9 G 4.1 38°F 1023.7 hPa (+1.6)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 47 mi42 min E 2.9 G 6 41°F 52°F1023.8 hPa (+1.4)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi42 min NNE 8.9 G 11 40°F 1023.8 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 mi49 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds26°F23°F88%1022.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Tue -- 01:49 AM PST     5.28 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:56 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:03 AM PST     1.58 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:45 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:58 PM PST     4.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:56 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:03 PM PST     1.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 10:58 PM PST     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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Tue -- 03:02 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:58 AM PST     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:28 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:45 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:22 PM PST     0.75 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 03:24 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:56 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:17 PM PST     -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 09:28 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 10:58 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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