Wednesday, March29, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Sereno del Mar, CA

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:33PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 10:17 PM PDT (05:17 UTC) Moonrise 6:39AMMoonset 7:30PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 940 Pm Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 10 to 13 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 9 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 11 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 9 to 12 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 9 to 12 ft.
PZZ500 940 Pm Pdt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Gusty northwest winds will continue over the coastal waters into Wednesday. Gusty westerly winds are possible over the bays by Wednesday evening. A cold front will sweep southeastward over the bay area early Thursday morning with a slight chance of showers. Surface high pressure will then build over far northern california Thursday and Friday resulting in near gale force northwest winds over the coastal waters for late week.

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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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
859 pm pdt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis A gradual warming trend will continue through
Wednesday as high pressure builds over the region. Cooler and
breezy conditions return on Thursday as a cold front sweeps
through the region. While a few light rain showers will be
possible, most locations will remain dry. The ridge will then
rebuild back over the region late in the week resulting in another
warming trend heading into the upcoming weekend.

Discussion As of 8:59 pm pdt Tuesday... Temperatures finished
off the day an average of 10 degrees warmer than yesterday across
most locations. Highs topped out in the 60s to mid 70s this
afternoon... About 5 to 10 degrees above average under sunny skies.

High pressure situated over the eastern pacific will continue to
ridge across northern california this evening resulting in
continued dry weather, clear skies and moderate to locally gusty
winds across the district. Windiest location persist across the
north and east bay mountains as well as select locations along the
coastal ranges. Temperatures will continue to climb Wednesday as
high pressure prevails. Highs in the mid 60s and 70s with a few
lower 80s expected in the afternoon.

A shift in the pattern is expected late Wednesday night as an
upper level low approaches from the north. The low and associated
cold front will then slides south across the region bringing a
slight chance of precipitation and cooler temperatures to the
area. Models continue to indicate that the greatest rain chances
will remain to the east with only a slight chance over the
forecast area for late Wednesday night into Thursday. Gusty winds
are also expected to accompany this system with strongest winds
anticipated over elevated terrain of the north and east bays as
well as along the coastal ranges. Breezy conditions will continue
into Friday with our local high resolution model indicating a
period of strong northerly winds late Thursday night into Friday
morning in the wake of this system. Strongest winds are expected
between 09z-15z Friday and will again impact the north and east
bay mountains as well as the coastal ranges with coastal waters
also being impacted. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected

From previous discussion... High pressure is forecast to rebuild
back across the region late Friday into the upcoming weekend. As a
result, inland areas will rebound back into the 70s and lower 80s
with mostly sunny skies. Medium range guidance suggest dry
weather and seasonably mild temperatures will persist into early
next week as well with the ridge aloft. While confidence this far
out remains low, the models do hint at the potential return to a
wetter pattern late next week.

Aviation As of 5:28 pm pdt Tuesday... Near high confidenceVFR
persists for the evening hours. Late afternoon visible imagery as
well as 24 hour trends indicate warmer and drier conditions all
supporting ongoingVFR; it's a gorgeous spring day out there.

While there's presently an absence of coastal stratus and/or fog
lower level inversions are strengthening under mid-upper level
ridging and there could be a more organized stratus and/or fog
pattern visiting the coastline as early as Wednesday afternoon
and evening. This would precede the passage of a cold front
Thursday morning thus an intrusion of stratus and/or fog is
increasingly likely from later Wednesday evening into Thursday
morning. Just a heads up, following TAF cycles may need to include
more in the way of cigs.

Vicinity of ksfo... Westerly winds 20 to near 30 knots til 05z then
lighter westerly winds forecast for the remainder of tonight. Gusty
westerly winds resume on Wednesday.VFR.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Westerly winds occasionally gusting to near
20 knots early this evening, lighter winds quickly returning thereafter.

Vfr except possibly could see local MVFR CIGS near sunrise Wednesday,
otherwise it looks favorable forVFR in 00z TAF cycle. Stratus and/or
fog are possible Wednesday evening and night.

Marine As of 4:41 pm pdt Tuesday... Moderate and gusty northwest
winds will continue through the next several days as high pressure
strengthens over the eastern pacific and tightens the pressure
gradient along the central coast of california. Northwest swell
will slowly decrease some tonight and will continue to through
about Thursday morning before building again late Thursday and
through the weekend.

Mtr watches/warnings/advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
sca... Mry bay until 9 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 mi38 min NW 23 G 29 57°F 55°F1023.3 hPa47°F
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 37 mi56 min 55°F12 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 47 mi88 min NW 21 G 25 56°F 55°F12 ft1022.3 hPa (+0.4)
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 48 mi48 min SSW 1.9 G 4.1 54°F 52°F1025.3 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 49 mi48 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 60°F 58°F1021.8 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 49 mi48 min 56°F10 ft

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 mi25 minNW 1110.00 miFair58°F39°F51%1021.8 hPa

Wind History from STS (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN8N5N6NE7N5NE6NE3N7N6NE7N8N14N14NW13NW13NW12
1 day agoW6W6CalmW3W5N3CalmSW5W3E5SE3SE4N12
2 days agoS3SE3W3CalmW4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmS3S7S6S5S8S7S13S6S8SE7S5W83

Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Wed -- 12:25 AM PDT     5.75 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:46 AM PDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:01 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:17 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:02 PM PDT     5.22 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:55 PM PDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:33 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:39 PM PDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Salt Point, California Current
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Salt Point
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Wed -- 01:26 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:24 AM PDT     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:02 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:55 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:18 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:54 AM PDT     1.22 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 02:07 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:49 PM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:34 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:09 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:41 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:05 PM PDT     1.08 knots Max Flood
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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