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Marine Weather and Tides
Philo, CA

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:35PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:17 AM PDT (07:17 UTC) Moonrise 7:19AMMoonset 8:42PM 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 Philo, CA
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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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Fxus66 keka 282258
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area forecast discussion
national weather service eureka ca
358 pm pdt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis
As a cold front crosses the region, wet weather will
make a brief return for Wednesday into the first part of Thursday,
before ridging aloft brings dry conditions into early next week.

Another weak cold front will approach the region early next week,
with more rain possibly returning.

Discussion
Short term
(tonight and Wednesday)
after a very nice spring day today, get ready for a return to the
wet weather. Currently, ridging aloft has resulted in mainly clear
skies, with just a few high-level cirrus clouds moving across
portions of del norte and extreme northern humboldt county. However,
additional cloud cover is moving across into the region from the
west, with the leading edge of the cloud shield about 60 miles off
shore from crescent city. These clouds do extend southward and with
their rapid southeast movement, tthey'll overspread the area from west
to east through the night. This will help insulate the ground,
preventing temperatures from falling to quickly, with overnight lows
several degrees warmer than last night. With the growing season
underway across mendocino county, lows tonight look to remain above
40 degrees for most of the county, with no frost formation
anticipated.

Long term
(Wednesday evening Tuesday)
this has been a cooler and wetter than average rainy season, and
just like a scene from a movie you may know, the weather pattern may
reset itself to a "repeat scenario" next week. Before we get to that
though, our first storm system will be making inroads into our neck
of the woods during the day tomorrow. Widespread precipitation will
develop along and behind an approaching cold front, some of which
may be moderate in intensity at times, mainly across humboldt and
del norte county. Snow levels running near 8500 feet initially will
drop to around 4000 feet by Thursday morning/afternoon, with some
showers still in the vicinity. Thus, some higher elevation snowfall
will be possible.

There remains some potential for convection during this time as
well, mainly along and north of highway 299, and this is mainly if
you were to believe the GFS soundings. This is largely due to a
farther south trough, bringing the base of the colder air at 500 mb
across this area. This model continues to generate mucapes of a few
hundred joules with negative 700mb lifted indices, highest across
the trinity horn. Conversely, the higher resolution NAM shows little
if any instability. Given the model disparity, no thunder was added
to the forecast.

After this storm system departs the region, ridging at the surface
and aloft will build across northern california, before another
approaching front brings more wet weather early next week. /pd

Aviation
WidespreadVFR conditions should prevail through the
next TAF cycle for all terminals. Although some higher clouds may
filter across the region overnight bases will remain well above 10k.

The current drier northerly flow should prohibit any low cloud or
fog development both at the coast and across the interior.

Marine
Small craft advisory conditions will continue across all
waters mainly in response to a 10 ft mid period westerly swell. The
swell is expected to continue for at least a few more days. Little
wind chop is expected as winds remain light however a directional
change is anticipated overnight tonight as a weak front approaches
the coast. Light southerlies will be observed tomorrow before
slightly stronger northerlies return on Thursday and into the
weekend.

Eka watches/warnings/advisories
Ca... None.

Northwest california coastal waters... Small craft advisory until 3 pm pdt Wednesday for pzz450-455-470-
475.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 21 mi48 min WNW 1.9 G 5.1 53°F 52°F1025.2 hPa
46014 - PT ARENA - 19NM North of Point Arena, CA 28 mi38 min NW 16 G 19 55°F 1025.3 hPa47°F

Wind History for Arena Cove, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ukiah, Ukiah Municipal Airport, CA13 mi22 minN 010.00 miFair52°F42°F69%1023.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Albion, California
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Albion
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Wed -- 12:33 AM PDT     5.86 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:43 AM PDT     0.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:03 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:19 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:09 PM PDT     5.32 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:53 PM PDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:36 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:43 PM PDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Arena, California Current
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Point Arena
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Wed -- 01:17 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:15 AM PDT     -1.44 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:03 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:46 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Wed -- 10:45 AM PDT     1.22 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:58 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:40 PM PDT     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:36 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:00 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 09:43 PM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:56 PM PDT     1.08 knots Max Flood
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Eureka, CA (3,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Beal AFB, CA
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