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Marine Weather and Tides
Bodega Bay, CA

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 8:02PM Thursday August 17, 2017 4:25 AM PDT (11:25 UTC) Moonrise 1:09AMMoonset 3:49PM Illumination 23% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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- 253 Am Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Today..SE winds 5 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Tonight..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 12 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sun..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft...becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft. Patchy fog.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 253 Am Pdt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light variable winds through the day as an east pacific ridge builds inland to the north while a weak trough lingers just to the south. Expect increasing northwest winds beginning late tomorrow and lasting through the weekend as the ridge strengthens further.

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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1052 pm pdt Wed aug 16 2017

Synopsis A gradual inland warming trend can be expected through
late week as high pressure builds over the region. Overnight and
morning clouds will also be common, especially near the coast and in
the adjacent valleys.

Discussion As of 7:58 pm pdt Wednesday... Per 24 hour comparison
temperatures are for the most part warmer, as much as 10 to 12
degrees warmer in the east bay and dewpoint temperatures are
higher everywhere, in the mid to upper 50s. Along the immediate
coastline however, air temperatures are very close to what they
were yesterday at this hour. Higher dewpoint temperatures indicate
more water vapor in the air particularly air that is in contact
with chilly sea surface temperatures is resulting in widespread
stratus and fog over the coastal waters. The marine layer inversion
continues to strengthen this evening presently based near 2,000
feet, onshore summer breezes will bring stratus and fog inland
tonight and Thursday morning.

It was a typical summer day weather-wise with the usual clearing in
the morning followed by returning stratus and fog this evening.

Average temperatures today were not far from normal for mid august,
departures ranged from -2 degrees to +4 degrees.

As discussed earlier the marine layer will tend to compress into
late week as an eastern pacific mid-upper level high strengthens
over norcal. By the weekend upper level troughing will return. Dry
weather is generally expected through the forecast period.

Prev discussion As of 01:52 pm pdt Wednesday... Temperatures across
the region are generally running a few to several degrees warmer
compared to this time yesterday as clouds cleared out more quickly
and high pressure builds in from the eastern pacific. While low
clouds will likely return to the coast and spread inland again
tonight, they will likely be less widespread compared to previous
days. In addition, the inland warming trend will likely continue
through late week as 850 mb temperatures increase.

With the ridge building in from the eastern pacific through late
week, should see the marine layer compress a bit more and result in
less inland penetration of stratus during the overnight and early
morning hours, especially by Thursday and Friday. Afternoon
temperatures will also rebound to near seasonal averages with 60s to
70s at the coast and 80s to 90s inland. Similar conditions are
likely heading into Saturday as well.

Another mid upper level trough and associated low is forecast to
drop down the west coast late in the upcoming weekend. This will
likely help to cool conditions inland back to below seasonal
averages by Sunday and into early next week. However, this type of
pattern could either help deepen the marine layer and result in more
widespread cloud cover or help to mix conditions out and result in
more sunshine near the coast. Thus, we will have to closely monitor
the latest forecast models as we approach the upcoming weekend.

Regardless, dry weather conditions are generally expected to persist
region-wide through the extended forecast.

Aviation As of 10:45 pm pdt Wednesday... Marine layer has
compressed to 2000 feet and is expected to compress further as an
upper level ridge builds off the coast. Stratus is on track to
spread into the sfo bay area. The only changes to the previous taf
is to raise the cig heights so that sfo and the approach will
stay MVFR overnight.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR ceilings after 10z clearing after 17z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR CIGS possibly dipping into ifr
between 12z and 18z.

Marine As of 10:45 pm pdt Wednesday... A weak low pressure
trough along the california coast will keep light winds over the
coastal waters through Thursday. Northwest winds will increase
over the offshore waters late in the week and into the weekend as
high pressure strengthens offshore.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Sf bay from 1 pm
public forecast: canepa
aviation: W pi
marine: W pi
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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 mi25 min SE 3.9 G 5.8 56°F 52°F1015.4 hPa (+0.0)55°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi37 min ESE 7 G 9.9 62°F 58°F1014.8 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi55 min 58°F8 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 40 mi35 min S 1.9 G 3.9 58°F 57°F4 ft1015.4 hPa (+0.0)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 43 mi55 min 60°F5 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi37 min WSW 6 G 8.9 61°F 65°F1015 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 44 mi48 min ENE 1.9 60°F 1016 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi37 min WSW 9.9 G 15 62°F 1014.7 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 47 mi37 min WSW 6 G 8.9 60°F 62°F1015.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi37 min SW 8.9 G 12 62°F 1015.4 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 mi32 minN 09.00 miOvercast58°F55°F90%1014.3 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 -- 02:08 AM PDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:08 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:56 AM PDT     4.29 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:49 PM PDT     2.67 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:49 PM PDT     6.29 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:02 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 -- 02:09 AM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:27 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:31 AM PDT     0.95 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 09:46 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:56 AM PDT     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:16 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:48 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:10 PM PDT     0.78 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:03 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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 (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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