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Ferndale, CA

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Sunrise 7:36AMSunset 5:17PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 5:04 AM PST (13:04 UTC) Moonrise 7:17AMMoonset 5:15PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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PZZ410 754 Am Pdt Thu Sep 7 2017
.a strong Thunderstorm over the waters... The areas affected include... Coastal waters from pt. St. George to cape mendocino ca out to 50... At 751 am pdt...doppler radar indicated Thunderstorms... Capable of producing local winds to around 30 knots and small hail. These storms are moving to the northwest at 25 knots. These Thunderstorms will continue through at least mid morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Mariners can expect gusty winds to around 30 knots...locally higher waves...and lightning strikes. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes. && lat...lon 4174 12417 4160 12410 4114 12416 4104 12412 4077 12423 4076 12423 4081 12418 4081 12417 4069 12422 4071 12426 4065 12431 4063 12428 4062 12426 4061 12433 4045 12441 4052 12578 4178 12499 4178 12426
PZZ400 309 Am Pst Tue Jan 16 2018
Synopsis for northern california waters..South winds will diminish and become light today. A long period westerly swell around 12 to 14 ft will continue through Wednesday. Another front will bring a threat for gale force winds on Wednesday for the northern outside waters. There will be significant swell for all waters from Thursday through start of the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ferndale, CA
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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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national weather service eureka ca
433 am pst Tue jan 16 2018

Synopsis Mainly dry conditions will occur across northwest
california Tuesday through midday Wednesday. Thereafter, southerly
winds will strengthen ahead of a storm system during Wednesday
afternoon. This will be followed by an extended period of
precipitation Wednesday evening into Saturday. In addition, snow
levels will fall to 2500 feet Thursday night and Friday.

Discussion Rain showers that occurred Monday have cleared the
region as a shortwave impulse exits east away from nwrn ca.

However, an upper-level long wave trough persists over the gulf of
alaska and the nern pacific, with 140+ kt jet stream winds
spreading toward the base of the trough. This will favor height
falls upstream from the trough, and modest ridging downstream over
the pac nw. As a result, mainly dry weather will be favored
Tuesday through midday Wednesday. One exception... Model guidance
shows a subtle upper disturbance moving across the area Tuesday
night, which could yield a brief period of light rain.

Otherwise, an upper low is forecast to develop offshore from bc
during Wednesday. An intense cyclone will develop at the surface
beneath the low, with an associated cold front approaching nwrn ca
Wednesday evening. South-southeasterly winds will accelerate in
advance of the front, with advisory level speeds expected in the
vicinity of crescent city and adjacent ridges. Rain will spread
inland with the front during Wednesday night, possibly becoming
moderate in intensity over the coastal mountains of del norte and
northern humboldt counties.

Behind the front during Thursday, midlevel temperatures will
become progressively cooler during the day, with the coldest air
arriving Thursday night (characterized by 500 mb temperatures at
or below -30c, and 700 mb temperatures at or below -12c). The cold
midlevel airmass will yield steep lapse rates that will favor
mucape values near 200 j kg, which will support a slight chance of
thunderstorms and small hail accumulations on area roadways near
the coast Thursday night and Friday. In addition, snow levels
will fall to around 2500 feet. This may result in advisory level
snow accumulations for highways at pass level.

Showers will persist through at least Friday night as a second
impulse moves across the region. This will be followed by
gradually warming midlevel temperatures during Saturday, which
will result in shower dissipation and rising snow levels. After
Saturday, model guidance shows another upper low digging across
the nern pac. A frontal boundary associated with the low will
subsequently advance across nwrn ca Sunday night, resulting in
another round of rain.

Aviation Showers were ending early this morning across nw
california. At the same time, clearing skies were taking place.

With abundant ground moisture and clear skies, low clouds and fog
were popping up in the area this morning. Conditions were bouncing
betweenVFR and MVFR for crescent city airport, between
vfr MVFR ifr for arcata airport, and between MVFR ifr lifr for
ukiah airport. Do expect conditions to improve later this morning
as daytime heating should provide enough mixing for the low clouds
to burn off.VFR conditions will then prevail across all
terminals for the rest of today. Do expect lower cloud ceilings
and increasing winds late tonight for arcata and crescent city
airports. For ukiah, do expect potential for low clouds and fog
for late tonight.

Marine Very active marine weather will be in store for nw
california waters. We will be dealing with significant seas
through this weekend. We will also be dealing with gale force
winds on Wednesday for part of the waters.

For today, expect light south winds across the waters. However,
the lull in the wind speed will be brief. South winds will be on
the increase again starting tonight ahead of the next weather
front. Do expect gale force winds and gusts for the northern
outside waters. Small craft advisory winds are expected for
southern outside and northern inside waters. On Wednesday night,
winds will shift to the southwest and diminish after the frontal
passage. After that, do expect persistent westerly to
southwesterly winds through the weekend.

Seas will be significant through Saturday. For today, combined
seas will be around 12 to 15 feet as we are still impacted by a
middle period decaying swell group. After the frontal passage on
Wednesday, there will be a significant westerly swell moving into
nw california waters late Wednesday night. Do expect combined seas
of 24 to 28 feet, with the worst conditions found near oregon
waters. Combined seas of 20 to 24 feet can be found for the
northern inside waters and southern waters. Seas will start to
subside on Saturday. Due to the significant swell, decide to issue
a hazardous seas warning from early Thursday morning through
Saturday morning.

High surf With the significant westerly swell, there is a
potential for high surf along west-facing beaches. Models are
hinting at surf heights of around 26 to 27 feet, which is on the
high end of advisory and just below the warning criteria for high
surf. We will continue to monitor the situation. Confidence is
high that the conditions will be hazardous. However, still need to
nail down the details on the exact magnitude of the high surf
conditions.

Eka watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory from 10 am Wednesday to 1 am pst Thursday for
caz101.

Northwest california coastal waters... Small craft advisory until
4 am pst Thursday for pzz450-475.

Hazardous seas warning from 4 am Thursday to 10 am pst Saturday
for pzz450-455-475.

Small craft advisory until 7 am pst Wednesday for pzz470.

Gale warning from 7 am to 10 pm pst Wednesday for pzz470.

Hazardous seas warning from 10 pm Wednesday to 10 am pst
Saturday for pzz470.

Small craft advisory until 3 pm pst Wednesday for pzz455.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46213 - Cape Mendocino, CA (094) 19 mi42 min 54°F13 ft
46022 - EEL RIVER - 17NM West-Southwest of Eureka, CA 21 mi74 min S 3.9 G 5.8 53°F 53°F12 ft1021.9 hPa (+1.9)51°F
HBYC1 - 9418767 - North Spit, CA 26 mi88 min SSE 4.1 G 5.1 50°F 53°F1022.5 hPa
46244 - Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA 32 mi64 min 53°F12 ft

Wind History for North Spit, Humboldt Bay, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fortuna Rohnerville Airport, CA17 mi69 minN 00.15 miOvercast48°F46°F94%1022 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Mendocino, California
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Cape Mendocino
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Tue -- 04:37 AM PST     2.93 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:16 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:38 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:05 AM PST     6.04 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:14 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:17 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:22 PM PST     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Punta Gorda, California Current
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Punta Gorda
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Tue -- 01:57 AM PST     -0.60 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:13 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:15 AM PST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:37 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:00 AM PST     0.75 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 10:48 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:03 PM PST     -1.37 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:14 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:17 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:07 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:18 PM PST     New Moon
Tue -- 09:09 PM PST     1.03 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Eureka, CA (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Eureka, CA
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