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Sample Forecast for Sausalito, CA

February 28, 2024 6:44 AM PST (14:44 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:41 AM   Sunset 6:03 PM
Moonrise 10:14 PM   Moonset 8:35 AM 
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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- 202 Am Pst Wed Feb 28 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon - .

Today - SW winds around 5 knots - .increasing to 5 to 10 knots this afternoon.

Tonight - SW winds 10 to 15 knots.

Thu - S winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Rain likely.

Thu night - SW winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Rain likely.

Fri - SW winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Rain.

Fri night - SW winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Rain.

Sat - W winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Rain.

Sun - W winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of rain.

PZZ500 202 Am Pst Wed Feb 28 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
breezy northwest winds will turn southwesterly on Thursday ahead of a cold front arriving Thursday into Friday. Unsettled weather returns Thursday and will continue through the weekend with breezy to gusty winds, showers and wave heights between 15 to 18 feet.


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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 281025 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 225 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

New AVIATION, MARINE

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 107 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

Cooler and unsettled conditions return for tomorrow into the weekend with rain, gusty winds, and the possibility for high elevation snow. Cold temperatures linger into early next week with frost and freezing temperatures possible on Sunday and Monday mornings.

SHORT TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 107 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

A shortwave ridge aloft will remain across the region this morning before flattening in response to a deep low pressure system dropping equatorward from the Gulf of Alaska. This will promote a return to cool onshore breezes today with highs ranging from the upper 50s along the coastal interface to the lower/mid 60s elsewhere. Portions of the southern Salinas Valley may near the 70 degree mark. Clouds will be on the increase tonight with rain showers reaching the North Bay during the predawn hours. Rain accumulations before sunrise should be rather light and the on the order of about 0.15" or so within the higher elevations of the North Bay. Not looking for much in the way of accumulations elsewhere across the Bay Area...yet.
Given the increased cloud cover and onshore flow overnight low temperatures will be a bit milder and mostly in the 40s outside some 30s in the higher terrain of the Central Coast and Santa Clara hills.

LONG TERM
(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 107 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

The forecast remains on track for wet, cool, and unsettled conditions into the weekend. This is well captured in the previous discussion which is appended below.

LONG TERM...
(Wednesday night through next Monday)
Issued at 102 PM PST Tue Feb 27 2024

Unsettled weather returns as the cold upper low digs south into our area. Rain chances increase through the overnight hours Wed into Thursday morning. Light to moderate widespread rain will approach first the North Bay Thursdsay morning, spreading south as the surface cold front progresses south. More rain in the form of scattered showers will continue behind the cold front as the upper level support/lift persists over the region through Saturday.

Friday evening into Saturday morning features a slight chance for more convective showers and maybe even thunderstorms as colder air aloft starts to funnel into the N Bay, resulting in some marginal instability. This period is where we could see some more moderate to heavy rain rates, especially in the N Bay where better forcing will exist.

Cold air will continue to settle into the region Saturday and will linger through at least Monday. In the North Bay (where temps will be the coldest), 850 mb temperatures are expected to dip into the -2 to -4 degC range (depending on which model you look at). This translates to 24 degF to 29 degF at roughly 4000 feet. To give context on how cold this airmass is, 12z OAK sounding climatology dating back to 1948 indicates an 850 mb temp of -2 degC is below the 10th percentile for this time of year. The minimum 850 mb temp for March 3 is -4 degC, so we are approaching the daily minimum temperature. At the surface, this translates to cold mornings with freezing temps possible especially in the North Bay valleys, E Bay interior valleys, and southern Santa Clara valley Sun-Mon.
These cold temperatures pose a hazard to unsheltered and marginally sheltered populations.

Mountain snow continues to look likely across higher peaks (above 2000 ft) on Saturday, so not expecting it to impact lower elevations (ie populated areas), unlike the snow we saw last February 2023 that was more impactful. Snow accumulations will be fairly light with only a few inches expected on peaks such as Mt Hamilton, Mt St Helena, and high peaks of the Santa Lucias.

Overall, this period of unsettled weather will have relatively minor impacts from a rain/flooding standpoint as the rain will be spread out over 3 days (Thurs-Sat). Nuisance roadway flooding is the most likely impact. This weekend, simply put, just won't be a fun time to be outside with it being wet, windy, and cold.

AVIATION
(12Z TAFS)
Issued at 225 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

VFR today, increasing coastal low clouds /MVFR-IFR/ tonight and Thursday morning. Morning satellite imagery shows low clouds out over the offshore waters, these clouds will become advected toward land tonight and Thursday with increasingly breezy to gusty southwest winds aloft. Post 12z Thursday gusty southwesterly winds aloft resulting in low level wind shear over the Bay Area.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR. MVFR ceiling developing late tonight and early Thursday morning. Low level wind shear developing Thursdsay morning.
Mainly light wind today, increasing to near 10 knots this afternoon and evening. Wind shifting to southwest near 5 knots tonight then shifting to southeasterly and increasing to 10 to 12 knots Thursdsay morning.

SFO Bridge Approach...Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR. MVFR ceilings developing tonight and Thursday morning. Light easterly to southeasterly winds this morning, becoming onshore near 10 knots this afternoon. Winds light onshore to southerly tonight and Thursday morning.

MARINE
(Today through Monday)
Issued at 215 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2024

Breezy northwest winds will turn southwesterly on Thursday ahead of a cold front arriving Thursday into Friday. Unsettled weather returns Thursday and will continue through the weekend with breezy to gusty winds, showers and wave heights between 15 to 18 feet.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Frost Advisory until 9 AM PST this morning for CAZ503-504-506.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory from 9 AM to 3 PM PST Thursday for Mry Bay- Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm-Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm-SF Bay N of Bay Bridge.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PST early this morning for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM-Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory from 3 AM to 3 PM PST Thursday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM-Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM PST this morning for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 1 mi99 min NNE 4.1G6 51°F 30.07
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi87 min NNE 2.9G2.9 51°F 30.04
PXSC1 4 mi87 min 52°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi87 min ESE 1G2.9 49°F 30.08
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 7 mi93 min E 1.9G1.9
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi87 min N 5.1G6 50°F 30.09
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi87 min ENE 1.9G4.1 49°F 56°F30.07
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 9 mi75 min 52°F 56°F5 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 9 mi87 min E 1G1.9 49°F 57°F30.08
LNDC1 10 mi87 min E 1G1.9 48°F 30.07
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi87 min W 2.9G4.1 47°F 30.07
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 23 mi93 min 0G1.9 47°F 56°F30.08
UPBC1 23 mi87 min W 1.9G2.9
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 28 mi87 min S 8G9.9 44°F 30.06
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 30 mi93 min 30.07
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 34 mi93 min 0G1.9 46°F 30.07
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 35 mi120 min SW 2.9 40°F 30.0636°F
1801589 40 mi135 min NNW 10G12 55°F 56°F10 ft30.0651°F


Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KOAK METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL,CA 14 sm51 mincalm10 smClear43°F41°F93%30.08
KSFO SAN FRANCISCO INTL,CA 14 sm48 minSW 0410 smClear45°F37°F76%30.07
KHWD HAYWARD EXECUTIVE,CA 21 sm50 mincalm10 smClear45°F37°F76%30.07
KHAF HALF MOON BAY,CA 22 sm29 mincalm8 smMostly Cloudy37°F37°F100%30.06
KDVO GNOSS FIELD,CA 23 sm29 minN 0410 smClear39°F39°F100%30.08
KCCR BUCHANAN FIELD,CA 24 sm51 minSE 0410 smClear43°F36°F76%30.07
KSQL SAN CARLOS,CA 24 sm29 mincalm10 smClear45°F39°F81%30.09
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Tide / Current for San Francisco, California
   
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San Francisco
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Wed -- 01:36 AM PST     5.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:43 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:38 AM PST     1.35 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:35 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 01:48 PM PST     4.41 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:02 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:22 PM PST     1.72 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:13 PM PST     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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San Francisco, California, Tide feet
12
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4.8
1
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5.3
2
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5.3
3
am
4.9
4
am
4
5
am
2.9
6
am
2
7
am
1.4
8
am
1.4
9
am
1.7
10
am
2.4
11
am
3.1
12
pm
3.8
1
pm
4.3
2
pm
4.4
3
pm
4.1
4
pm
3.5
5
pm
2.8
6
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2.1
7
pm
1.7
8
pm
1.8
9
pm
2.2
10
pm
2.9
11
pm
3.8



Tide / Current for Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Wed -- 12:14 AM PST     2.34 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:13 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:30 AM PST     -2.33 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:43 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:35 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 09:50 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:42 PM PST     2.15 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:47 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:02 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:49 PM PST     -1.83 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:42 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:13 PM PST     Moonrise
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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2.3
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2.1
2
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1.4
3
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0.3
4
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-0.7
5
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-1.6
6
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-2.2
7
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-2.2
8
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-1.6
9
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-0.7
10
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0.2
11
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1.2
12
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2
1
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2.1
2
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1.7
3
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0.8
4
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-0.2
5
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-1
6
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-1.6
7
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-1.8
8
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-1.3
9
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-0.5
10
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0.3
11
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1.1




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