Friday, August18, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Sereno del Mar, CA

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 8:01PM Friday August 18, 2017 3:07 PM PDT (22:07 UTC) Moonrise 2:06AMMoonset 4:48PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 249 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Tonight..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..SE winds 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming southeast after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 10 seconds.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds.
Sun night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
Tue..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
PZZ500 249 Pm Pdt Fri Aug 18 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Increasing northwesterly winds will continue through the weekend, particularly for the northern outer waters, as high pressure builds over the eastern pacific. Locally steep wind waves will also accompany increasing winds.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sereno del Mar, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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147 pm pdt Fri aug 18 2017

Synopsis Look for one more day of minor warming this afternoon
as a ridge of high pressure continues to build into our region.

Minor cooling can be expected over the weekend into next week as
an upper level low and shortwave trough move into our region.

Overnight clouds can be expected especially along the coast.

Discussion As of 1:47 pm pdt Friday... This morning's low
clouds were quick to clear for most locations as we transition to
a mostly clear afternoon. A few areas along the monterey bay
shoreline and coastal areas from san francisco northward still
have some lingering clouds. Synoptically-speaking, there is an
upper level ridge centered near 38n 135w that has gradually
strengthened over the past 24 hours. This strengthening is
expected to correspond with several degrees of warming at the
surface for inland areas. When all is set and done this Friday
afternoon, expect highs to reach the 60s and 70s along the coast
and 80s and 90s for the interior. This equates to temperatures
near middle august climatological normals along the coast, and
about 2 to 7 degrees above normal for the interior. Can't rule out
the chance that a few areas near pinnacles national park surpass
the century mark.

Over the weekend an upper level low will develop just off the
coast of point conception. This will allow for heights and
thickness values over central and northern california to
decrease. We'll see afternoon temperatures across the interior
trend downward several degrees per day through the weekend.

The main thought on many minds as we head into next week is the
cloud cover for Monday morning's solar eclipse. If conditions
permit, the partial solar eclipse can be viewed throughout
california. Right now, models are all in good agreement that the
upper level low will remain parked near point conception in
southern california. For us along the central coast and north to
the san francisco bay area, this yields a few outcomes. For one,
the low can help mix out the marine layer, resulting in mostly
clear conditions. On the other hand, the upper low could help to
enhance the marine layer depth. We'll know a little bit more over
the weekend and will continue to monitor the marine layer's
response to the trough. Climatologically, the best locations in
the bay area for clear skies on a mid late august morning would be
interior areas of the east bay away from the coast, as well as the
higher elevations in the santa cruz mountains, north bay
mountains, and diablo range. The eclipse of the Sun will begin
shortly after 9:00 am pdt for the bay area with peak obscuration
happening around 10:15 am pdt. Peak obscuration of the Sun will
range from 71 percent in monterey and up to 78 percent in santa
rosa.

Aviation As of 10:30 am pdt Friday... For 18z tafs. Stratus has
begun to burn off retreat back to the coast across most TAF sites.

ExpectingVFR conditions through the afternoon before the return
of low CIGS late tonight early tomorrow morning. Some uncertainty
in the extend of stratus coverage for tomorrow morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR currently with westerly winds increasing
this afternoon to around 15 kt. Expecting stratus to return late
tonight with slightly lower CIGS than what we saw today.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... CIGS have retreated for ksns bringingVFR
conditions. Expecting return of low CIGS this evening. Stratus
still hovering around the edge of kmry. Possible the stratus will
clear out this afternoon although confidence is low, may bounce
betweenVFR and MVFR before the deck returns tonight.

Marine As of 01:30 pm pdt Friday... Expect increasing
northwesterly winds to continue through the weekend as high
pressure builds over the eastern pacific. Locally steep wind waves
will also accompany the increasing winds.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 6 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 16 mi37 min E 1.9 G 1.9 58°F 56°F1016.1 hPa57°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 29 mi49 min SSE 2.9 G 5.1 64°F 61°F1015.6 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 37 mi37 min 63°F8 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 47 mi77 min SW 3.9 G 5.8 59°F 59°F4 ft1016.3 hPa (-0.6)
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 48 mi49 min SW 2.9 G 4.1 55°F 53°F1017 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 49 mi60 min SW 8 66°F 1015 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 49 mi67 min 60°F4 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 49 mi55 min S 6 G 8.9 66°F 64°F1014.8 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, CA17 mi74 minS 910.00 miFair76°F57°F52%1013.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Fri -- 03:06 AM PDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:06 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:29 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:53 AM PDT     4.64 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:53 PM PDT     2.58 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:47 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:01 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:47 PM PDT     6.47 feet High 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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Fri -- 12:12 AM PDT     -1.40 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:07 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:18 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:27 AM PDT     1.09 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:38 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:55 PM PDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:12 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:49 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:05 PM PDT     0.87 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:03 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:56 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 (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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