Thursday, February22, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Salmon Creek, CA

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Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 5:58PM Thursday February 22, 2018 2:55 PM PST (22:55 UTC) Moonrise 10:59AMMoonset 12:03AM Illumination 52% 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- 225 Pm Pst Thu Feb 22 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday morning...
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft. NW swell 4 to 5 ft at 18 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 17 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain.
Mon..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft...increasing to 6 to 8 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft. Chance of showers, then slight chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ500 225 Pm Pst Thu Feb 22 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Blustery northerly winds across the coastal waters this afternoon and tonight with gale force gusts possible over the outer waters. Strong winds will generate steep wind waves creating hazardous seas. Winds will begin to decrease tomorrow, but remain high enough for small craft advisories. Scattered showers will continue to stream over the waters this afternoon. Another upper-level disturbance will move then into the region early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salmon Creek, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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145 pm pst Thu feb 22 2018

Synopsis A weak weather system will impact the area today
bringing widely scattered showers, a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon, and lowering snow levels. This
system will also bring gusty winds and colder temperatures by
Friday morning. Dry weather and slightly warmer temperatures are
expected for the weekend. Cooler, unsettled weather to return
early next week.

Discussion As of 02:00 pm pst Thursday... Unsettled weather
continues today as a 535dm 500mb upper low centered over
northeastern oregon continues to slide southward toward california
early this afternoon. Northwest winds increased as the base of the
trough approaching the area, tightening the onshore gradient.

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts generally 35 to around 45
mph have been reported so far across many areas, but particularly
along the coast and over the higher terrain. The strongest wind
speed thus so far was 43 mph, which was reported at several
locations: whale point, mt diablo, altamont pass, point reyes,
and point arena. The colder air in the base of this trough has now
entered into proximity of the san francisco bay and monterey bay
areas, and as a result, scattered to numerous convective showers
are being detected by kmux kgo and kpix radars. Most of these
showers have been light so far, with only very minors
accumulations of a few to several hundredths of an inch reported.

As even colder air advects into our region, look for snow levels
to gradually drop from 3000 feet down to 2000 feet, with light
dustings of snow down to these elevations. Additionally, look for
these rain and snow showers to strengthen and become more
widespread through the remainder afternoon and into the early
evening. Small hail and a few isolated thunderstorms are even
possible as these storm cells continue to strengthen through the
remainder of the day. Overall, the forecast is panning out about
as expected as our forecast area remains on the drier windier
backside of this storm system.

By tonight, much colder air will advect in with the core of the
upper low, resulting in another round of near to subfreezing
temperatures for the area tonight tomorrow morning. These
temperatures will not be quite as cold as Monday night Tuesday
morning, but widespread upper 20s to upper 30s are forecast. As a
result, take any necessary precautions to protect any vulnerable
plants, pets, and populations ahead of these cold overnight
temperatures.

Looking ahead, temperatures rebound slightly over the coming days
as a weak shortwave ridge develops over the area late tomorrow
through the upcoming weekend. Forecast models show a pair of more
organized but still relatively dry storm systems moving through
the forecast area through the duration of next week. This means
that this cool, unsettled weather is not going anywhere anytime
soon. Precipitation amounts with the storm systems next week are
likely to exceed those of this week (which won't be difficult
given locations such as downtown san francisco are at 0.00" for
the month), however, these storms presently do not appear to be
fueled by extremely wet subtropical moisture plumes that we
usually associated with our wetter storm systems (generally

50- 66" of tpw -- we usually want to see >1.0" for wetter
events). Stay tuned as we track these upcoming storms.

Aviation As of 9:56 am pst Thursday for 18z tafs...VFR
conditions to prevail with occasional MVFR CIGS possible. Strong
west to northwest winds will continue to increase into the
afternoon with sustained winds of 15 to 25 kt and gusts over 30
kt. Sfo may reach gusts up to 40 kt this afternoon and this
evening. Scattered showers expected this afternoon and into the
early evening. Isolated thunderstorms are possible, but will
mainly be confined to the east.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions to prevail with occasional sct
cigs at around 3000 to 4000 ft. West to northwest winds have
already occasionally gusted to 34 kt. Winds will increase this
afternoon with more frequent higher gusts. Sustained winds are
expected around 25 kt this afternoon with gusts of 35 to 40 kt
possible. An airport weather warning has already been issued from
12 pm (20z) to 7 pm (03z) this evening. Winds will remain gusty
tonight and into early tomorrow morning. Updates will be made as
necessary. Scattered showers in the vicinity possible starting
this afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR. Scattered clouds throughout the day
with strong onshore winds this afternoon. Sustained winds around
20 kt at kmry and nearly 25 kt at ksns with gusts approaching 30
kt. Winds will start to decrease late tonight into tomorrow
morning.

Marine As of 08:32 am pst Thursday... Expect increasing
northerly winds across the coastal waters today as an upper-level
disturbance moves through the region. This system will produce
gale-force winds over the outer waters. Strong winds will result
in steep wind waves and hazardous seas.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
glw... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 5 pm
glw... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 5 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Mry bay until 3 am
sca... Sf bay until 10 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 15 mi36 min NW 25 G 31 47°F 51°F1023.5 hPa41°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 23 mi38 min WNW 16 G 21 51°F1022.8 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 41 mi66 min NW 21 G 29 49°F 51°F6 ft1023.3 hPa (-1.9)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi38 min WNW 17 G 22 51°F 53°F1021.9 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 44 mi56 min 52°F5 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 44 mi42 min NW 9.9 50°F 1022 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi38 min NW 16 G 20 52°F 1021.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi38 min WNW 18 G 25 53°F 1021.8 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 48 mi38 min WNW 15 G 29 48°F 54°F1023.2 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, CA18 mi63 minNW 13 G 2110.00 miMostly Cloudy51°F36°F56%1021.1 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA24 mi4.5 hrsVar 610.00 miFair50°F32°F50%1024 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 -- 12:03 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 03:14 AM PST     5.48 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:53 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:10 AM PST     1.06 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:59 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:37 PM PST     3.74 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:58 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 09:50 PM PST     2.42 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Salt Point, California Current
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Salt Point
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Thu -- 12:05 AM PST     Moonset
Thu -- 01:24 AM PST     0.73 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:23 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:55 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:37 AM PST     -1.11 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:59 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:33 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:24 PM PST     0.74 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:45 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:59 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:06 PM PST     -0.65 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:16 PM PST     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 (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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