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Sample Forecast for Sausalito, CA

July 20, 2024 4:40 AM PDT (11:40 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:02 AM   Sunset 8:29 PM
Moonrise 7:34 PM   Moonset 3:50 AM 
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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.

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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, The West Delta And The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 204 Am Pdt Sat Jul 20 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from this afternoon through this evening - .

Today - SW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 15 to 30 kt this afternoon. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Tonight - SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

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

Sun night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.

Mon night - SW wind 5 to 10 kt. 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.

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

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

PZZ500 204 Am Pdt Sat Jul 20 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
gusty northwest winds continuing over the coastal waters through the weekend, with gale force gusts mainly across the northern waters. In the unprotected waters, short period seas will deteriorate to very rough by Sunday. Gusty winds will persist into the work week over the outer 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 201007 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 307 AM PDT Sat Jul 20 2024

New SYNOPSIS, SHORT TERM, LONG TERM

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 210 AM PDT Sat Jul 20 2024

A bit cooler this weekend as a weak system moves through. Warm up still slated for early next week with moderate to major HeatRisk.
Potential for a more substantial cool down towards the end of next week.

SHORT TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 210 AM PDT Sat Jul 20 2024

Still warm today, but temps are on their way down for the weekend.
Many locations should shave off 3-5 degrees compared to yesterday.
The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect for the weekend, but temps far inland are still rather warm, so those especially sensitive to heat should still exercise caution. The real story for today comes later this evening when a transient shortwave trough skirts through our area, causing a deepening of the marine layer, cooler overnight temps tonight, and another few degrees shaved off the afternoon highs tomorrow. In addition to cooler temps, the trough is expected to bring some wind to the area.
Particularly along coastal and gap areas. The timing of this looks to be late afternoon to early evening, which is ideal because peak heating will have passed and humidity will be on the rise.
Therefore, fire weather concerns for today are primarily fuel driven where we are seeing near record energy release component among 10- and 100-hour fuels in the North Bay.

LONG TERM
(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 210 AM PDT Sat Jul 20 2024

Sunday looks to be rather pleasant as temps drop a little bit further. If you live in inland areas, this will be your chance to spend some time outside before the next heat event. Once the trough completely moves out by Sunday night, 500 mb height rises continue as a ridge starts to build back in. Currently targeting Monday through Thursday as the period of interest in which we will see elevated HeatRisk. Particularly Tuesday and Wednesday where areas of the South Bay and inland East Bay will see more on the side of major HeatRisk. In terms of temps, it's looking on par with what we just went through. 100-105 inland, 85-95 along the Bay, 65-75 along the coast. The marine layer looks to remain intact as onshore flow prevails, so the thinking is that the coast will once again be mostly shielded. We are assessing the need for heat hazards that will likely be posted for Monday-Thursday, so stay tuned for the latest information. On a lighter note, temperatures start to cool off from Thursday into next weekend with the potential for BELOW NORMAL afternoon highs by next Saturday. There is still some uncertainty, but ensemble cluster analysis seems to advertise this pattern relatively well, which would result in at least some degree of cooling.

AVIATION
(06Z TAFS)
Issued at 1056 PM PDT Fri Jul 19 2024

VFR across the region with breezy onshore winds through the evening.
Stratus development tonight is limited to the Central Coast and Monterey Bay regions, with very low confidence of stratus near OAK.
Winds look to be much gustier on Saturday afternoon and evening. Low to moderate confidence of stratus development into SFO and OAK Saturday evening.

Vicinity of SFO... VFR through the TAF period with low confidence for stratus on Saturday evening. Breezy west-northwest winds continue overnight before gusts in the 30-35 knot range resume Saturday afternoon and evening. Low confidence in gusts above 35 knots on Saturday.

SFO Bridge Approach... Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals... With the marine layer not as compressed as yesterday, IFR stratus is set to return to the terminals late tonight around 08-10Z. Low to moderate confidence in the timing of any clearing on Saturday morning with model output suggesting some chance of ceilings continuing beyond the end of the TAF period, especially over MRY. Breezy onshore winds expected during the afternoon and evening hours Saturday, with stratus over the terminals quite early Saturday evening.

MARINE
(Tonight through next Thursday)
Issued at 1055 PM PDT Fri Jul 19 2024

Gusty northwest winds will increase tonight with strongest mainly across the northern waters which will see gale force gusts. In the unprotected waters, short period seas will build with wave heights between 10-12 feet Friday and further deteriorate to very rough by Sunday. Gusty winds will persist into the work week over the outer waters.

FIRE WEATHER
Issued at 417 PM PDT Fri Jul 19 2024

...Near critical fire weather conditions continue through Saturday due to hot and dry conditions inland...

Dry and warm conditions continue inland with very dry fine fuels contributing to an increased risk of fire starts. This results in near critical fire weather conditions through Saturday across the interior regions of the North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, and Monterey and San Benito counties. Onshore winds will develop each afternoon and evening, with peak gusts in the gaps and passes up to 30 to 40 miles per hour. The strongest gusts appear to develop for the evening hours on Saturday, but as relative humidities are expected to be recovering from daytime minimums during the period of peak wind gusts, the alignment between dry air and high winds is not there for acute fire weather concerns.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Coastal Flood Advisory until 2 AM PDT Tuesday for CAZ006-506-508.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT this evening for SF Bay N of Bay Bridge.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM PDT this morning for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.

Gale Warning from 9 AM this morning to 3 AM PDT Sunday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM PDT Sunday for Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Sunday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM PDT this afternoon for Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm.

Gale Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM PDT Sunday for Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm.

Gale Warning from 9 AM this morning to 9 PM PDT Sunday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.




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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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Sat -- 04:50 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:37 AM PDT     -1.09 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 01:05 PM PDT     4.64 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:07 PM PDT     3.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:33 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:17 PM PDT     6.74 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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San Francisco, California, Tide feet
12
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5.8
1
am
4.6
2
am
2.9
3
am
1.2
4
am
-0.2
5
am
-1
6
am
-1
7
am
-0.6
8
am
0.3
9
am
1.4
10
am
2.5
11
am
3.6
12
pm
4.3
1
pm
4.6
2
pm
4.5
3
pm
4
4
pm
3.5
5
pm
3.2
6
pm
3.4
7
pm
3.9
8
pm
4.7
9
pm
5.6
10
pm
6.3
11
pm
6.7


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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Sat -- 12:21 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:09 AM PDT     -3.60 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:50 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:04 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:57 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:04 AM PDT     3.53 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 02:27 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:49 PM PDT     -1.42 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:33 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:28 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:33 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:27 PM PDT     2.44 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current, knots
12
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0.5
1
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-0.8
2
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-2.1
3
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-3.1
4
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-3.6
5
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-3.3
6
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-2.5
7
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-1.4
8
am
0.1
9
am
1.9
10
am
3.1
11
am
3.5
12
pm
3.2
1
pm
2.3
2
pm
0.7
3
pm
-0.6
4
pm
-1.3
5
pm
-1.4
6
pm
-1.1
7
pm
-0.5
8
pm
0.5
9
pm
1.6
10
pm
2.4
11
pm
2.3


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