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Marine Weather and Tides
Sea Ranch, CA

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 8:02PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 4:39 PM PDT (23:39 UTC) Moonrise 2:40PMMoonset 3:18AM Illumination 81% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 229 Pm Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018
Tonight..NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Fri night..W winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell nw 4 to 6 ft at 14 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft and S 3 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft.
Mon..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft.
PZZ500 229 Pm Pdt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Winds will remain generally light over the coastal waters overnight, though locally breezy conditions could develop near coastal gaps or prominent points during the day on Thursday. Light to moderate seas will continue through the forecast period with a mixed south and northwest swell developing late in the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sea Ranch, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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145 pm pdt Wed apr 25 2018

Synopsis Cool, summer likely conditions will persist over the
region through Thursday with additional cooling expected Friday
into the upcoming weekend. There will be a slight chance of
showers Friday night into Saturday for the far northern portions
of the north bay as the upper level system responsible for the
cool down pushes inland to our north. Dry conditions along with a
slight warming trend appears likely early next week.

Discussion As of 01:45 pm pdt Wednesday... The marine layer
again impacted the region this morning with low clouds slow to
burn-off through the late morning. Temperatures range from the
upper 50s at the coast to lower 70s in our warmer inland locations
as well as higher elevations above the 1,800 foot marine layer.

Looking for similar conditions tonight into Thursday ahead of an
approaching mid upper level trough.

Temperatures will trend a few degrees cooler on Friday and continue
to be below seasonal averages into the upcoming weekend in response
to the mid upper level trough pushing inland. The core of the upper
level low will then push into the pacific northwest and northern
california late Friday into Saturday and bring a slight chance of
showers. Rain showers may develop as far south as the northern
portions of the north bay during this time frame. However,
widespread rainfall is unlikely and most locations will remain dry,
especially south of the golden gate bridge.

A slight warming trend is then likely early next week as the trough
axis shifts inland and a ridge of high pressure develops over the
eastern pacific. However, the ridge is forecast to stay far enough
offshore to prevent significant warming. Ongoing dry weather
conditions are also expected in the extended forecast period.

Aviation As of 10:37 am pdt Wednesday for 18z tafs. Low
ceilings impacted all TAF terminals this morning with widespread
lifr ifr MVFR conditions. Visible satellite shows the gradual
eroding mixing-out of the stratus as of the 18z TAF publication
and think most terminals will transition toVFR conditions in the
next hour or so. The fort ord profiler indicates the marine layer
as gradually increased over the past 12 hours from about 1,500 ft
to 2,000 ft deep, likely in response to the approaching upper
level low. More of the same is expected this tonight with low
clouds again for Thursday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo... Transitioning from MVFR toVFR conditions at
the TAF publication time as this morning's stratus mixes out.

West to northwest winds are expected this afternoon around 15 kt.

The main concern turns to what is going to happen this
evening overnight with the stratus return. At this point think
we'll see bkn conditions return sometime after 6-7z Thursday, or
several hours earlier than this morning. Will continue to monitor
and update the TAF accordingly.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr conditions at kmry until late
morning as stratus lingers over the terminal. There is a non-zero
chance we could see the low clouds persist into the afternoon, but
confidence is too low to adjust the TAF as so. Expect low clouds
to return sometime in the late afternoon evening hours with
overcast conditions again for tomorrow morning.

Marine As of 10:21 am pdt Wednesday... Generally light to
locally moderate west to northwest winds will continue through
the week. Light to moderate seas will also persist through the
forecast period with a mixed south and northwest swell developing
late in the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

Public forecast: rgass
aviation: rowe
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 14 mi51 min SSW 6 G 8 51°F 53°F1019 hPa
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 38 mi39 min SW 3.9 G 7.8 53°F 55°F1018.5 hPa (-1.0)46°F
46014 - PT ARENA - 19NM North of Point Arena, CA 40 mi39 min SW 3.9 G 7.8 1018.4 hPa (-0.9)
46263 46 mi39 min 54°F7 ft

Wind History for Arena Cove, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ukiah Municipal Airport, CA32 mi43 minSSE 10 G 1910.00 miFair80°F46°F31%1013.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Arena Cove, Pacific Ocean, California
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Arena Cove
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Wed -- 02:15 AM PDT     1.80 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:18 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:58 AM PDT     4.89 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:35 PM PDT     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:41 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:01 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:13 PM PDT     5.22 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.82.11.81.92.43.244.74.94.63.92.81.60.6-0.1-0.10.41.42.73.94.85.254.4

Tide / Current Tables for Point Arena, California Current
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Wed -- 12:02 AM PDT     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:29 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:18 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:20 AM PDT     0.82 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:24 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:02 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:06 PM PDT     -1.17 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:41 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:49 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:58 PM PDT     1.14 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:02 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:58 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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