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Marine Weather and Tides
Bloomfield, CA

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Sunrise 7:07AMSunset 7:26PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 5:26 PM PDT (00:26 UTC) Moonrise 2:44AMMoonset 1:04PM Illumination 22% 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- 150 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming southwest in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu night..SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then rain after midnight.
Fri..S winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.
Fri night..W winds 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 9 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft. Showers likely, then chance of showers.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft. Chance of showers.
PZZ500 150 Pm Pdt Wed Mar 22 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Increasing northwest winds through Thursday morning. Winds will weaken then turn southerly ahead of the next system through the day Thursday. Strong south to southwest winds will then prevail as a storm system moves across the coastal waters. High winds and seas can be expected Friday as the front moves through.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bloomfield, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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237 pm pdt Wed mar 22 2017

Synopsis Scattered showers along with a few thunderstorms can
be expected into the early evening hours. The next storm system
is projected to impact the region late week. Widespread rainfall
and stronger winds return to the northern portion of the region
late Thursday and will spread southward during the day Friday. Dry
conditions return for most of Saturday with another weak system
forecast to push through starting Saturday night. Dry weather and
warmer temperatures are then likely next week.

Discussion As of 3:00 pm pdt Wednesday... Kmux radar shows
scattered showers continuing across our region -- especially for
the southern third of the cwa. Returns indicate a few moderate
cells so would expect a few are dropping small hail. Showers will
greatly diminish once the Sun GOES down, and additional
accumulations will mostly be under a tenth.

Dry weather will return for tonight through the majority of
Thursday before another system from the north moves through and
brings widespread rainfall back into the picture. Models have been
advertising this system for nearly a week and the latest guidance
has only slightly wavered from previous runs. Now looks like rain
will move into the north bay Thursday night, down to sf bay Friday
morning and to monterey bay starting around noon. However, the
main story will be the moderate to heavy band of rain associated
with a surface front that will go through later than the initial
round of rain. That band could produce high rain rates for a brief
period possibly leading to some urban and small stream issues. At
the same time southerly winds will be on the increase as the front
approaches. Gusts in many urban locations of 25 to 35 mph can be
expected. Values to 50 mph are possible above 1,500 feet. Guidance
has slightly trended downward so at this time do not expect to
issue wind advisories.

Rainfall amounts have only slightly changed from previous forecast
packages. Still looks that the best ivt numbers (and longest
duration) will focus on the north bay with widespread 1.5-3"
expected (locally 4+" for the north bay mountains). Similar values
can be expected for the sc mountains plus the santa lucias.

Around sf bay generally 2/3" to 1.5" is forecast with mostly less
than 2/3" from the santa clara valley southward.

Behind the front scattered showers are possible into early
Saturday. This will be followed quickly by another system that
will again move north-to-south late Saturday night through
Sunday. This feature will be the weakest of the week and rainfall
totals should be generally under 1/2" for most urban locations.

A ridge of high pressure will build behind that system and bring
warmer and drier conditions back to our region for most of next
week and possibly through the following week.

Aviation As of 10:50 am pdt Wednesday... Expect to see a trend
towards gradually improving ceilings, visibilities, and fewer rain
showers today. The bulk of the rain activity has now shifted
eastward into the central valley, however, isolated to scattered
rain showers could continue into the afternoon (primarily for
east bay and monterey bay regions). Winds will become breezy this
afternoon, especially around the san francisco bay. Model data
indicating potential for 2000-3000 ft CIGS overnight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Onshore winds 10-20kt. Occasional gust to
25-30kt possible this afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Same as ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... PatchworkVFR/MVFR due to lowered
ceilings. Some rain showers will move across the monterey bay
terminals through late morning into the early afternoon.

Marine As of 02:24 pm pdt Wednesday... Increasing northwest
winds through Thursday morning. Winds will weaken then turn
southerly ahead of the next system through the day Thursday.

Strong south to southwest winds will then prevail as a storm
system moves across the coastal waters. High winds and seas can
be expected Friday as the front moves through.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 9 pm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
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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 25 mi27 min NW 19 G 21 53°F 55°F1019 hPa (+0.0)46°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 26 mi39 min WNW 16 G 23 55°F 56°F1018.6 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 38 mi39 min WNW 8.9 G 13
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 38 mi39 min W 9.9 G 14 59°F 1017.5 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 41 mi39 min WNW 14 G 18 59°F 1018 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 41 mi57 min 57°F9 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 42 mi37 min WNW 16 G 19 54°F 55°F8 ft1018.8 hPa (-0.4)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 43 mi35 min 56°F9 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 44 mi39 min W 8.9 G 15
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 45 mi39 min W 15 G 20 57°F 59°F1017.7 hPa43°F
UPBC1 45 mi39 min W 16 G 19
PXSC1 46 mi39 min 56°F 43°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 46 mi102 min WNW 15 62°F 1017 hPa44°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 47 mi39 min W 19 G 23 55°F 1018.1 hPa
OBXC1 47 mi39 min 55°F 45°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 48 mi39 min W 20 G 23
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 48 mi39 min W 19 G 21 57°F 60°F1017.4 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, CA11 mi34 minNW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F46°F72%1016.6 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA15 mi32 minW 17 G 2410.00 miA Few Clouds57°F41°F55%1018.6 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA22 mi32 minW 12 G 2210.00 miFair59°F42°F55%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Wed -- 01:42 AM PDT     3.00 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:44 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:57 AM PDT     4.74 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 02:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:14 PM PDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:13 PM PDT     4.20 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.2333.23.74.24.64.74.643.22.31.50.90.60.71.21.82.63.43.94.24.13.8

Tide / Current Tables for Tomales Bay entrance, California
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Tomales Bay Entrance
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Wed -- 01:56 AM PDT     2.55 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:44 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:11 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:29 AM PDT     4.18 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:05 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:59 PM PDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:26 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:48 PM PDT     3.55 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.62.52.733.43.94.14.13.83.32.51.710.40.30.511.72.53.13.53.53.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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