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Marine Weather and Tides
Bodega Bay, CA

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Sunrise 7:03AMSunset 7:29PM Saturday March 25, 2017 8:42 AM PDT (15:42 UTC) Moonrise 4:49AMMoonset 4:07PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 828 Am Pdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Sun..S winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds. Chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 6 to 7 ft at 12 seconds. Rain likely in the evening, then showers after midnight.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tue..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 9 to 12 ft.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft.
PZZ500 828 Am Pdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light winds and moderate seas prevail across the waters through tonight. Winds are expected to strengthen south of pt sur and over northern Monterey bay as the day progresses. Winds over the northern waters will increase and turn southerly on Sunday as a weak cold front approaches.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bodega Bay, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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526 am pdt Sat mar 25 2017

Synopsis A few early morning showers can be expected today,
otherwise mostly dry through early Sunday. Rain chances will
return by Sunday afternoon and continue through Sunday night with
a few showers lingering into early Monday. Otherwise, dry and
mild weather is expected from Monday through the remainder of next
week.

Discussion As of 2:25 am pdt Saturday... Latest radar scans
continue to show light showers moving across monterey and san
benito counties, with another batch of showers forming just off
the san mateo county coast an moving to the east-southeast. Expect
this shower activity to gradually taper off as the system exits
to the east, with only a chance of showers into the morning. The
rest of the day should be mostly dry with highs in the upper 50s
to mid 60s.

The dry weather will persist into early Sunday. Then, a
relatively weak weather system is forecast to move across northern
california bringing more light rain to portions of the district
late Sunday and Sunday night. The 00z GFS brings rain into the
north bay counties by late afternoon, then down to northern
monterey county before midnight. The system is progged to quickly
move through to the east and be gone by dawn. The ECMWF lingers
precip over the southern counties a little longer into Monday, but
for the most part, most of Monday should be dry.

High pressure is then forecast to build in over the west by
Tuesday keeping the district dry through the remainder of the
forecast period. There is a slight possibility of a weak system
brushing extreme northern california by Wednesday night/early
Thursday that may bring a slight chance of precipitation, but for
now most of the rainfall should remain to the north.

Aviation As of 05:10 am pdt Saturday... Final residual
scattered showers are moving through the southern half of the
district, and resulting in temporary reductions in ceilings and
visibilities to MVFR and ifr. Development of haze and patches of
fog in the valleys is also now occurring across the forecast area,
in the residual moist boundary layer air mass.VFR conditions look
to return to all but possibly monterey bay area terminals by late
morning. Lower than average confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... PresentVFR conditions considered likely to
continue throughout the day, but can't completely rule out
possible diminishment of CIGS to MVFR during the morning. Onshore
winds increasing to 15-20 knots latter part of the afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Conditions presently varying rapidly
through the range fromVFR to lifr as final area of showers moves
through. Project MVFR ceilings to generally prevail by around
sunrise, then improving toVFR by late morning to early
afternoon.

Marine As of 03:10 am pdt Saturday... Light winds will prevail
across the waters through tonight, aside from south of pt sur and
over northern monterey bay where they are expected to moderately
strengthen as the day progresses. Then on Sunday, winds over the
northern waters will turn southerly and become somewhat stronger
as a weak cold front approaches.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 2 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 11 am
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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 5.8 G 7.8 53°F 55°F1021.6 hPa51°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 22 mi180 min WNW 4.1 G 6 54°F 55°F1020.7 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 33 mi50 min 56°F10 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 40 mi52 min NNW 9.7 G 9.7 53°F 54°F7 ft1021.1 hPa (+0.0)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 43 mi42 min 55°F7 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi42 min NNW 5.1 G 5.1 52°F 56°F1021 hPa (+0.0)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi42 min Calm G 1.9 50°F 1021.2 hPa (+0.3)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 47 mi42 min S 1.9 G 1.9 52°F 56°F1021.5 hPa (+0.0)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi42 min N 4.1 G 7 53°F 1021.5 hPa (+0.0)

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 minW 310.00 miPatches Fog42°F42°F100%1020.2 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 -- 04:00 AM PDT     1.95 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:48 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:43 AM PDT     5.34 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:21 PM PDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:06 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:48 PM PDT     5.00 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.23.42.72.11.92.22.83.74.65.25.34.942.81.50.60.10.20.91.934.14.85

Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Point Reyes
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Sat -- 01:47 AM PDT     -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:17 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:48 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:06 AM PDT     0.92 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:01 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:00 PM PDT     -1.33 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:07 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:46 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:29 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:43 PM PDT     1.13 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 11:52 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 (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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