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Sample Forecast for Sausalito, CA

July 24, 2024 10:21 AM PDT (17:21 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:05 AM   Sunset 8:26 PM
Moonrise 9:49 PM   Moonset 8:49 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- 841 Am Pdt Wed Jul 24 2024

Today - SW wind 5 to 10 kt, rising to 10 to 15 kt late this morning and afternoon. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PZZ500 841 Am Pdt Wed Jul 24 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
northwesterly breezes will increase to moderate to fresh today as the ridge axis over the area weakens and the trough to the north strengthens, borderline strong gusts will be possible through the forecast period. Significant wave heights will continue to abate through the forecast period. There's a 5% chance for Thunderstorms today.


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 241649 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 949 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

New UPDATE, MARINE

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 1230 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

Slightly cooler weather today with more cooling through the end of the week. Heat Advisories are in effect for many inland areas outside of the North Bay until 11PM tonight.

UPDATE
Issued at 930 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

No update to the current forecast. A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 11 PM tonight, followed by a refreshing cooling trend that begins tomorrow and will continue through the weekend into next week.

Weak, elevated convection earlier this morning in vicinity of southern Monterey County and southern San Benito County has dissipated. There were no observed lightning strikes and we're not expecting any redevelopment at this time.

SHORT TERM
(Today and tonight)
Issued at 1230 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

Temperatures are running about 5 degrees warmer than this time yesterday, but the forecast continues to improve for the remainder of the week. Highs today are expected to be in the 90s for most inland areas, although the North Bay Valleys will probably stay in the upper 80s, and the Northern Salinas Valley will be in the upper 70s. Low temperatures will be about 5-10 degrees cooler tonight, and the Heat Advisories are all set to expire at 11 PM.

The 00Z balloon found quite a bit of mid-level moisture and measured the precipitable water at 1.44". That's in the 99th percentile of historical records. This tropical moisture is generating some showers, but they are very weak and over the water. It seams the dry and stable lower levels are producing too much CIN for any of the mid-level energy to be realized. The radar trends have been decreasing and it's looking less likely that any convective storms will form over land in our area. There is still a chance through the day, but it's decreased from 10% to 5%. A paintball plot of the HRRR members shows that the 3 km NAM is the only CAM holding on to reflectivities over 30 dBZ. By tonight the threat will have passed.

LONG TERM
(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 1230 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

The cooling trend begins to pick up steam on Thursday as a subtropical disturbance moves from the E Pacific towards N California. As this system approaches the coast and eventually gets picked up by the jet stream, it will trigger wind shift from SW to NW, as well as decreasing 1000-500 mb thickness and 850 mb temps. The cooling continues to accelerate, and Friday will be a further 10 degrees cooler than Thursday. A weak cold front will move through, providing even more cooling by Saturday. When all is said and done, most areas will be about 10 degrees below normal this weekend. The decreasing 500 mb heights will also allow the marine layer to expand, bringing morning stratus much further inland. Looking ahead, more seasonal temperatures are expected through the middle of next week, but the uncertainty really balloons by Wednesday the 31st. The following weekend could either be warmer than the current heat (15% chance), colder than the upcoming weekend (10% chance), or somewhere in between (75% chance).

AVIATION
(12Z TAFS)
Issued at 448 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

Currently VFR across the board with low to moderate confidence in LIFR conditions developing at MRY and SNS this morning. The marine layer is expected to deepen by tomorrow night which will allow stratus to extend farther inland. Confidence remains low to moderate in stratus reaching STS, OAK, and SFO overnight with guidance split as to how far inland stratus will reach. Stratus is not currently expected to reach APC, LVK, or SJC tomorrow night. Light, variable winds continue through the morning before moderate onshore flow returns during the afternoon.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR through the TAF period with some potential for MVFR-IFR CIGs to develop after 12Z tomorrow. Ensemble guidance is leaning towards stratus extending into Oakland but not reaching SFO.
Opted for a SCT group in the TAF to indicate some uncertainty given a few models indicating some lower level clouds in the vicinity of SFO. Moderate onshore flow will return during the afternoon with some potential for gustier winds to develop during the afternoon/evening.

SFO Bridge Approach...Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR expected to become IFR-LIFR by mid morning. Satellite has shown stratus staying just off of the coast all night and clear skies prevailing over the Central Coast. Calm winds and clear skies are increasing confidence in patchy fog development this morning from 12-15Z but confidence remains moderate overall. Tonight's stratus return looks to be trending slightly later tonight than in the 06Z TAFs with arrival expected between 04- 08Z. Moderate onshore flow returns during the afternoon before weakening overnight.

MARINE
(Today through Monday)
Issued at 930 AM PDT Wed Jul 24 2024

Northwesterly breezes will increase to moderate to fresh today as the ridge axis over the area weakens and the trough to the north strengthens, borderline strong gusts will be possible through the forecast period. Significant wave heights will continue to abate through the forecast period. There's a 5% chance for thunderstorms today.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Heat Advisory until 11 PM PDT this evening for CAZ510-512>518.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Friday 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 mi51 minSW 7G11 61°F 30.04
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi51 minSSW 4.1G7 68°F 30.01
PXSC1 4 mi51 min 67°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 5 mi157 min0 65°F 30.0158°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi51 minNW 6G7 64°F 30.04
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 7 mi51 minNNW 4.1G4.1
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi51 minSSW 4.1G6 65°F 30.05
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi51 minS 1.9G2.9 67°F 65°F30.03
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 9 mi51 min 60°F 60°F3 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 9 mi51 minWNW 4.1G5.1 68°F 70°F30.04
LNDC1 10 mi51 minN 5.1G6 67°F 30.03
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi51 minW 6G9.9 68°F 30.02
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 21 mi71 min 58°F4 ft
CQUC1 21 mi95 min 67°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 23 mi51 minNW 14G18 69°F 71°F30.01
UPBC1 23 mi51 minWNW 16G21
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 25 mi51 minN 1.9G4.1 69°F 75°F30.03
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 28 mi51 minW 15G19 71°F 30.00
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 30 mi51 min 30.05
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 34 mi51 minNW 16G19 74°F 29.98
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 35 mi96 minW 7 73°F 29.9858°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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Wed -- 01:45 AM PDT     6.28 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:20 AM PDT     -0.76 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:49 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 03:26 PM PDT     5.50 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:40 PM PDT     2.16 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:49 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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San Francisco, California, Tide feet
12
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5.5
1
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6.1
2
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6.3
3
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5.8
4
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4.6
5
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2.9
6
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1.2
7
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-0.1
8
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-0.7
9
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-0.6
10
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0.1
11
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1.2
12
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2.5
1
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3.8
2
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4.9
3
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5.4
4
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5.4
5
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4.8
6
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3.8
7
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2.9
8
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2.3
9
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2.2
10
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2.6
11
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3.3


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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Wed -- 12:48 AM PDT     2.81 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:34 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:07 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:10 AM PDT     -3.61 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 09:49 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:38 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:39 PM PDT     3.71 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:57 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:47 PM PDT     -2.35 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:25 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:49 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:51 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
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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2.5
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2.8
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2.2
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0.9
4
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-0.5
5
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-1.9
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-3.1
7
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-3.6
8
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-3.3
9
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-2.3
10
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-0.9
11
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0.7
12
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2.4
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3.5
2
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3.7
3
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3
4
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1.7
5
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-0.1
6
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-1.3
7
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-2.1
8
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-2.3
9
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-1.8
10
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-0.9
11
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0.2


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