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Ferndale, CA

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Sunrise 6:02AMSunset 8:43PM Friday July 21, 2017 3:49 PM PDT (22:49 UTC) Moonrise 3:20AMMoonset 6:14PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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 1227 pm pdt Wed apr 19 2017 a marine weather statement has been issued for the following areas... Coastal waters from cape mendocino to pt. Arena ca out 10 nm... Coastal waters from pt. St. George to cape mendocino ca out 10 nm... Humboldt bay bar... Waters from cape mendocino to pt. Arena ca from 10 to 60 nm... Waters from pt. St. George to cape mendocino ca from 10 to 60 nm... Scattered Thunderstorms will continue to develop through 3 pm. The main storm hazards will be dangerous cloud to water lightnig...wind gusts to 40 knots or more...small hail...and waterspouts. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Water spouts are possible along with stronger Thunderstorms...locally higher waves...and lightning strikes. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until these storms pass.ground 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 4156 12410 4150 12398 4153 12407 4154 12408 4089 12413 4076 12423 4087 12414 4085 12409 4083 12408 4065 12431 4060 12416 4051 12413 4063 12432 4043 12441 4044 12581 4129 12555 4168 12568 4178 12579
PZZ400 242 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 21 2017
Synopsis for northern california waters..Northerly winds are forecast to strengthen this weekend with gale force winds occurring over the outer waters. Steep seas will build as a result of this with largest waves happening over the northern outer waters. Winds may slacken toward the middle of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ferndale, CA
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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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326 pm pdt Fri jul 21 2017

Synopsis High pressure will continue to build across the
region through the weekend. Temperatures will warm significantly
across the interior. Coastal clouds and patchy fog will continue
to develop each night and early morning, burning off by late
morning. Isolated thunderstorms may develop across interior
portions of del norte and humboldt counties, and across northern
trinity county for Sunday and Monday.

Discussion It continues to look like pleasant weather will
continue into Saturday, as high pressure builds across the region
and an offshore flow pattern emerges. A significant warm up is
expected for the interior this weekend. Models continue to
indicate 850mb temperatures climbing to 24c to 27c on Saturday
and Sunday. Assuming a well mixed dry adiabatic layer, this is a
good indicator for temperatures reaching 100 to 105f in the interior
valleys.

An offshore flow patten will develop tonight and continue
through the weekend. The offshore flow should result in less
stratus penetrating into the coastal river valleys. At the same
time, the inversion will lower and strengthen which means
clouds fog confined to mainly the immediate coast. At the moment,
the northerly winds offshore appear to be sufficient to mix out
the stratus with the heating of the day. Temperatures will
continue to be pleasant and a tad above normal for the coast; mid
60s to lower 70s. You will not have to go very far inland to find
readings in the upper 70s and 80s. Farther inland, highs will be
quite toasty with highs well into the 90s, with valley hot spots
topping out around 100 to 105 degrees. Be sure to stay cool and
drink plenty of water.

By far the main forecast concern going into Sunday and Monday
will be the potential for thunderstorms and lightning activity,
mainly for the interior mountains. The models continue to indicate
an upper-level low approaching the northern california coast just
south of CAPE mendocino on Sunday. What has not been as
consistent is the rate at which the cyclonic circulation aloft
will progress eastward across the forecast area. The latest runs
have slowed down the eastward translation slightly and the threat
for storms appears to last through Tuesday.

The GFS and nam12 continues to indicate pwats around 1 inch
across del norte and far northern humboldt counties on Sunday as
the offshore low gains a slight negative tilt. The somes bar
bufkit sounding (from the nam) continue to show southeasterly
winds aloft with CAPE values in excess of 1500j kg, lifted indices
near -3c and lapse rates greater than 7.5c km. The mid level flow
pattern does appear to be a favorable for storms over the western
portions of the forecast area. There are indications we could see
high based storms out over the coast and over the coastal waters.

The models have been incongruent regarding storms over the coast
and waters, however. The GFS has been consistently indicating the
potential for some showers Sunday afternoon and evening, while
the nam12 and ECMWF have been dry as a bone. At this point, feel
the GFS may be overdone with the convection and will continue to
keep rain chances around 10% for coastal areas. This will need to
be watched closely. If planning outdoor activities this weekend,
keep abreast of the latest weather forecast and keep a watchful
eye on the sky.

For the middle to end of the week, drier southwest to westerly
flow will develop, with heights lowering as well. This will put an
end to thunder threat, while allowing temperatures to drop back
to more seasonal values for the interior.

Aviation Marine stratus (north of the cape) continued to lurk
along the coast, while also extending farther into the coastal
mountain & river areas this morning. Status began eroding to the
coast after midday as expected... Except at cec where clouds
scattered out a little earlier. However, CIGS and vis took a nose
dive at acv as lower clouds advected onto the coast towards late
morning. Around 930 am, MVFR CIGS had dropped into ifr and then
hit minimals of 200 feet and 1 4 miles... Lowering into lifr.

Stratus expectations may be a little lacking overnight mainly at
the cec airport as I concur with previous discussion that an
offshore component may limit stratus development. The 925 mb winds
clearly indicate a substantial offshore (northeasterly) wind
component overnight. MOS guidance is "somewhat" reflective of this
but still show a stratus cig around 8 am. South of acv can expect
the return of stratus iaw guidance. Inland mountain valley areas
will remainVFR. At this time, smoke from neighboring counties
will probably have no, or little impact on local flight
operations.

Marine Temperatures over northern california are forecast to
increase this weekend, which will aid in lowering surface
pressure, and subsequently tightening the gradient along the
coast. Northerly winds will increase as a result, with gale force
gusts forecast over the northern outer waters Saturday afternoon
through Monday afternoon. Large waves will build in response to
these winds especially for the outer waters. By midweek, model
guidance indicates the tight pressure gradient may shift slightly
westward, which would favor weakening winds across the coastal
waters. Jg kr

Fire weather High pressure aloft will build across the region
through Saturday resulting in strong warming and drying. Easterly
ridge top winds will also increase tonight and into the morning
hours on Saturday, as a surface trough develops near the coast.

The upper elevations will likely have poorer recoveries as a
result. Heading into the afternoon hours on Saturday, interior
temperatures of 95 to 105 degrees are expected, with very low
humidities in the afternoon. Gusty easterly winds will likely
develop across the upper elevations of del norte and far northern
humboldt counties Saturday night and Sunday morning.

As we head into the Sunday and Monday, a upper level low will
develop off the coast and interact with increasing instability. As
a result, a few thunderstorms may develop across eastern del
norte and humboldt counties, into northern trinity county.

Soundings continue to indicate cloud bases running near 8000 feet,
making gusty winds a concern in addition to the lightning with
any storm that develops. Drier westerly flow aloft will put an
end to our convective threat by mid week.

Eka watches warnings advisories
Ca... None.

Northwest california coastal waters... Small craft advisory from
10 pm this evening to 3 pm pdt Saturday for pzz470. Gale warning
from 3 pm Saturday to 5 pm pdt Monday for pzz470. Small craft
advisory until 5 pm pdt Monday for pzz475.

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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 mi57 min 51°F3 ft
46022 - EEL RIVER - 17NM West-Southwest of Eureka, CA 21 mi59 min N 9.7 G 12 59°F 56°F2 ft1020.3 hPa (-0.4)56°F
HBYC1 - 9418767 - North Spit, CA 26 mi73 min N 8 G 8.9 55°F 53°F1021.1 hPa
46244 - Humboldt Bay, North Spit, CA 32 mi58 min 59°F2 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fortuna Rohnerville Airport, CA17 mi54 minNNW 12 G 1610.00 miFair70°F53°F57%1020 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Mendocino, California
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Cape Mendocino
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Fri -- 04:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:31 AM PDT     -0.95 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:11 AM PDT     4.75 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:11 PM PDT     2.38 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:13 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:42 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:01 PM PDT     6.92 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.32.61-0.2-0.9-0.9-0.20.823.34.34.74.643.32.72.42.63.44.55.66.56.96.6

Tide / Current Tables for Punta Gorda, California Current
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Punta Gorda
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Fri -- 01:12 AM PDT     -1.61 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:20 AM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:12 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:05 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:18 AM PDT     1.27 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:34 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:50 PM PDT     -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:01 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:13 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:55 PM PDT     1.00 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:46 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Eureka, CA (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Eureka, CA
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