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Sample Forecast for Sausalito, CA

July 12, 2024 7:10 PM PDT (02:10 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:56 AM   Sunset 8:34 PM
Moonrise 11:28 AM   Moonset 11:16 PM 
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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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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, The West Delta And The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 222 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 12 2024

This afternoon - SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tonight - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sat - SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Sat night - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less. A slight chance of rain after midnight.

Sun - SW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers and very light drizzle in the morning.

Sun night - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon - SW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon night - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tue - SW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tue night - SW wind 10 to 15 kt, easing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.

PZZ500 222 Pm Pdt Fri Jul 12 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
winds out of the north continue to be fresh through much of Saturday for the northern outer waters. Winds begin to ease to become gentle to moderate starting Sunday, though turn to become more southerly as low pressure enters the region. Gentle winds thenlast through the majority of next week. Significant wave heights between 10 to 12 ft continue over the outer coastal waters with peak wave heights between 10 to 13 ft expected over the far northern outer coastal waters.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sausalito, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 122336 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 436 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

New AVIATION, MARINE

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 240 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

One more day of excessive heat for inland areas before a cool-down over the weekend and near normal temperatures return next week.

SHORT TERM
(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 240 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

Several of the warmer inland areas are well on their way to triple digit heat this afternoon. Coastal areas are remaining in the upper 60s thanks to a 1,000 ft deep marine layer. As the ridge finally moves east on Saturday, significant relief is in store, and most guidance is trending a few degrees cooler over the last several model runs. For example the 10/12Z, 11/12Z, and 12/12Z ECMWF runs have predicted high temperatures at San Jose of 93, 91, and 89, respectively. Overall the Inland temperatures on Saturday will be roughly 10 degrees cooler than the last couple days, which will essentially end this 11-12 day heat wave.

While the ridge weakening is good news for heat impacts, the new pattern may support some elevated convection and there is a slight chance for dry lightning this weekend. More details are in the fire weather section.

LONG TERM
(Saturday night through next Thursday)
Issued at 240 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

A mid level low supported by an upper-level trough will linger off the coast through Monday before gradually pushing onshore Tuesday. This system will help regulate temperatures as cooler, more humid air moves in. The lower pressure will also allow the marine layer to gradually expand in depth and extend farther inland. We will enjoy a return to seasonal temperatures for the majority of the week.

By next weekend, things get more uncertain. While most guidance agrees the 4-corners high will be a semi-permanent feature, ensemble clusters show a wide spread in the existence, timing and depth of an approaching trough around days 7-9. Until the guidance starts to merge on a common solution, don't trust anything you hear about the weather next weekend. There may be another warm-up, but 7+ day forecasts aren't the most reliable thing, and the uncertainty is even higher than normal.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 1102 AM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

VFR prevails through the afternoon today with breezy W/NW winds.
Marine stratus will make a return in the evening tonight to bring IFR/LIFR CIGs to North Bay and Monterey Bay terminals. There does remain some lack of confidence as to whether stratus will form a CIG over North Bay terminals, or predominantly remain FEW-SCT low clouds. At this moment, confidence for CIG formation over North Bay terminals is low-moderate. High confidence in LIFR CIGs developing at Monterey Bay terminals tonight.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR through the TAF period. Winds NW and moderate this afternoon, but ease slightly into the late night. Stratus will likely impact KOAK but is not expected to bring CIGs to KSFO. Winds at KSFO turn more W/SW into the daytime Saturday as a low approaches the region.

SFO Bridge Approach...Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR through the late afternoon today, though stratus will begin to make an onshore push shortly after the 00Z hour. CIGs are expected to develop by 03/04Z with LIFR conditions lasting through the night. Towards the early morning of Saturday, visibilities at Monterey are likely to reduce significantly as mist and fog develops.

AVIATION
(00Z TAFS)
Issued at 436 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

VFR currently but as the marine layer builds and the weak upper level trough bringing in some moisture, expect some low ceilings overnight for most terminals except KSJC, KSFO, and KLVK. There is some uncertainty on whether on not the ceiling will actually lower enough to become MVFR/IFR for terminals north of Monterey Bay, as model show disagreement and project VFR through the TAF period, but confidence is low to keep VFR. Winds will diminish over night and return to breezy by Saturday afternoon.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR through the TAF period, with a chance for IFR conditions near 09Z-17Z, but had low confidence to include at this moment. Onshore gusty and breezy winds diminish to moderate tonight, then return breezy by Saturday afternoon and will likely turn a bit W/SW.

SFO Bridge Approach...Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR continue but will turn to LIFR in the evening and lasting through the night. Towards the early morning of Saturday, visibilities at Monterey are likely to reduce significantly as mist and fog develops, with clearing to VFR near 17-18Z.

MARINE
(Tonight through next Wednesday)
Issued at 436 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

Winds out of the north continue to be fresh through much of Saturday for the northern outer waters. Winds begin to ease to become gentle to moderate starting Sunday, though turn to become more southerly as low pressure enters the region. Gentle winds then last through the majority of next week. Significant wave heights between 10 to 12 ft continue over the outer coastal waters with peak wave heights between 10 to 13 ft expected over the far northern outer coastal waters.

FIRE WEATHER
Issued at 240 PM PDT Fri Jul 12 2024

Taking advantage of a weaker ridge, a mid-level low off the coast will pump moisture up from the south this weekend. This elevated moisture will lead to precipitable water values exceeding 1", which is the 90th percentile for this time of year. Combined with steep lapse rates, we expect this moisture to produce some elevated convection, however, there is only a 5-10% chance of thunderstorm development. Despite the low probability, there could be high impacts as any lightning that does develop won't have much rain reach the surface, and we are come off a prolonged heat wave which dried fuels to record levels.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Heat Advisory until 8 PM PDT this evening for CAZ502-503-506-508- 512-516-528.

Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM PDT this evening for CAZ504- 510-513>515-517-518.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM PDT Saturday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 1 mi53 minSW 6G18 56°F 29.84
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi53 minWSW 4.1G12 61°F 29.81
PXSC1 4 mi53 min 61°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 5 mi147 min0 68°F 29.8056°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi53 minWNW 9.9G11 61°F 29.84
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 7 mi53 minW 9.9G9.9
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi53 minSSW 18G22 58°F 29.84
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi53 minS 8G12 65°F 67°F29.82
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 9 mi71 min 55°F 60°F4 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 9 mi53 minW 8G9.9 69°F29.85
LNDC1 10 mi53 minNNW 5.1G8 66°F 29.83
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi53 minWSW 8.9G12 72°F 29.78
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 21 mi61 min 56°F7 ft
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 23 mi53 minWNW 12G14 83°F 74°F29.78
UPBC1 23 mi53 minWNW 15G19
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 25 mi53 minNNW 11G14 68°F 77°F29.82
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 28 mi53 minWSW 12G15 85°F 29.76
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 30 mi53 min 29.86
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 34 mi53 minWNW 15G20 84°F 29.74
1801583 39 mi101 minNW 7.6G8.7 53°F 56°F9 ft29.8753°F


Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Tide / Current for San Francisco, California
   
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San Francisco
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Fri -- 04:05 AM PDT     4.21 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:23 AM PDT     1.10 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:27 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:33 PM PDT     5.17 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:51 PM PDT     2.13 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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San Francisco, California, Tide feet
12
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2.7
1
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3.1
2
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3.6
3
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4
4
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4.2
5
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4.1
6
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3.6
7
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2.9
8
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2.1
9
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1.5
10
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1.1
11
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1.2
12
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1.6
1
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2.3
2
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3.1
3
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4
4
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4.7
5
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5.1
6
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5.1
7
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4.8
8
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4.1
9
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3.3
10
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2.7
11
pm
2.2


Tide / Current for Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E .
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Fri -- 12:49 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:20 AM PDT     1.50 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:06 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 09:23 AM PDT     -1.92 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 12:27 PM PDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:45 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:49 PM PDT     2.15 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:04 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:32 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:04 PM PDT     -1.79 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current, knots
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-0.5
1
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0.2
2
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1
3
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1.5
4
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1.4
5
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0.9
6
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0.1
7
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-0.7
8
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-1.4
9
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-1.9
10
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-1.8
11
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-1.2
12
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-0.5
1
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0.2
2
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1.2
3
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1.9
4
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2.1
5
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1.8
6
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1.1
7
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0.1
8
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-0.8
9
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-1.5
10
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-1.8
11
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-1.6


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