Pacifica, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Pacifica, CA


December 5, 2023 4:50 PM PST (00:50 UTC)
Sunrise 7:08AM   Sunset 4:52PM   Moonrise  12:00AM   Moonset 1:01PM 

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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 257 Pm Pst Tue Dec 5 2023
.small craft advisory in effect through late Wednesday night...
This afternoon..NW winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to 8 ft at 15 seconds and W 2 to 4 ft at 22 seconds.
Tonight..W winds around 5 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds and W 6 to 8 ft at 22 seconds. Patchy dense fog. A chance of rain.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. SWell W 10 to 12 ft at 18 seconds. Rain.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves around 2 ft. SWell W 9 to 11 ft at 16 seconds. A chance of rain.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. SWell W 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds. Rain likely.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. SWell W 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. A chance of rain.
Fri..N winds 10 to 15 knots. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. SWell W 6 to 8 ft.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 knots. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. SWell W 3 to 5 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast.....
in the deep water channel...mixed seas of 7 to 8 ft at 14 seconds.
across the bar...mixed seas of 8 to 10 ft at 14 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 1.5 kt at 10:51 pm Tuesday and 1.5 kt at 12:06 pm Wednesday.

PZZ500 257 Pm Pst Tue Dec 5 2023
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries...
light winds will persist into the early evening when breezier southerly winds become possible across the northern outer waters. Winds across the central and southern waters will strengthen to a moderate to fresh breeze starting mid Wednesday ahead of an incoming cold front. Elevated seas between 12- 17 feet will persist for much of the week as a series of long period northwest swells propagate through the waters, resulting in hazardous conditions for small craft operators. Chances of rain over the waters will begin tonight and continue through the end of the work week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pacifica, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 052125 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 125 PM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

New SYNOPSIS, SHORT TERM, LONG TERM

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 123 PM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Rain is on track to arrive early Wednesday morning with lingering post frontal showers into Thursday, bringing beneficial rain to the region. Cold morning temperatures expected at the end of the week.

SHORT TERM
(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 123 PM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Rain is on track to move from northwest to southeast across the region late tonight and into Wednesday afternoon. Expecting up to 1.00" in coastal North Bay and 0.30-0.60" in the North Bay Valleys.
Meanwhile, the coastal areas of the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains can expect up to 0.50" with the City expecting 0.35".
Elsewhere, generally less than 0.25" is expected with trace amounts for interior Monterey and San Bentio counties. Overall, this will be beneficial rain with no major flooding expected.

LONG TERM
(Wednesday night through next Monday)
Issued at 123 PM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Lingering rain showers will prevail into Wednesday night and Thursday before clearing by Thursday night. Temperatures will also turn colder with the potential for frost/freeze products both Friday morning and moreso Saturday morning, especially across the interior.

Daytime temperatures will struggle to warm beyond the lower 60s for late week (40s/50s in the higher peaks). A subtle warming trend will occur heading into the weekend as high pressure noses into the region.

If planning to go to the beach, be sure to use caution still as the surf zone remains active and turbulent with large northwest swells moving through the coastal CA waters. See BEACHES section below for more detailed info.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 942 AM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Dense fog near SF Bay, East Bay and North Bay has created a mix of LIFR and VFR conditions across the region. Moderate confidence on clearing time but models and observations push for a clearing between 19-20Z. KSJC may experience low visibility within the next hour as fog has traveled closer to the terminal but as for now, expect MVFR conditions if fog does occur. Winds will remain generally light to moderate through the TAF period with a N/NW direction this afternoon before returning to variable/S/SW direction overnight. Although moderate confidence on exact ceiling height and visibility, expect another round of low vis and cigs overnight for most of the TAF sites with possible chance of showers early tomorrow morning.

Vicinity of SFO...LIFR conditions prevail as fog remains socked in.
Clearing time is expected between 19-20Z, with a chance that low visibility may linger a bit longer than expected. Winds will shift to N/NW and will become moderate, before returning to light overnight. Winds may increase Wednesday afternoon, but moderate confidence on exact speed. Showers are anticipated early tomorrow morning, creating MVFR conditions.

SFO Bridge Approach... Similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals... VFR with light winds at KMRY, as KSNS is experiencing drainage winds of 16 kts with gust up to 22. Expect winds to shift to NW in the late afternoon and return to moderate.
IFR/MVFR conditions develop late tonight/early tomorrow morning.

MARINE
(Today through Sunday)
Issued at 942 AM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Another round of dense fog continues over the San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Delta and will diminish towards the early afternoon. Winds remain light until tonight where the outer northern waters will experience breezy northerly winds. Elevated seas between 12-17 feet will persist for much of the week as a series of long period northwest swells propagate through the waters, resulting in hazardous conditions for small craft operators. Chances of rain over the waters will begin tonight through the end of the work week.

BEACHES
Issued at 335 AM PST Tue Dec 5 2023

Northwest swell of 9 to 11 feet at 15 to 17 seconds is currently propagating through the coastal waters, resulting large breaking waves and lingering hazardous beach conditions. Current Beach Hazards statement in effect has been extended through 7 PM this evening to account for lingering hazardous conditions from the current swell and the arrival of a new northwest swell later this afternoon. Latest local NWPS run has this swell coming in a little quicker than previous model runs, arriving by the afternoon into the evening today. This upcoming northwest swell is expected to be larger, building to up to 12-14 feet at 17 to 19 seconds by late tonight into Wed. Large waves will peak Wednesday morning with breaking waves of 18 to 22 feet expected. As such, a High Surf Advisory has been issued from 7 PM this evening through late Wednesday night. A Beach Hazards Statement was also issued for the same timeframe for N Monterey Bay (ie Santa Cruz), which will still see larger waves but will be more protected from NW swell. Be sure to use extra caution if going to the beach, as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the water. Avoid rocks and jetties. Avoid steep beaches. Stay much farther back from the water and never turn your back on the ocean.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...Beach Hazards Statement until 7 PM PST this evening for CAZ006- 505-509-530.

High Surf Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Thursday for CAZ006-505-509-530.

Beach Hazards Statement from 7 PM PST this evening through late Wednesday night for CAZ529.

PZ...Small Craft Advisory from 3 AM to 9 PM PST Wednesday for Mry Bay.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PST Thursday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm-Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-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-Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 13 mi81 min 58°F 57°F8 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 13 mi51 min NNW 12G14 62°F 60°F30.11
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 14 mi51 min WNW 5.1G8.9 62°F 30.08
PXSC1 14 mi51 min 62°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 15 mi51 min NNW 1.9G2.9 59°F 56°F30.11
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi51 min NNW 6G7 58°F 30.11
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi51 min NW 5.1G5.1
LNDC1 17 mi51 min NNW 1.9G4.1 64°F 30.11
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 18 mi51 min NW 2.9G5.1 62°F 58°F30.11
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 19 mi95 min NW 7 60°F 30.0952°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 20 mi31 min WNW 5.8G9.7 57°F9 ft30.13
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 21 mi51 min 66°F 30.12
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 22 mi51 min NE 8G9.9 64°F 30.11
1801589 26 mi81 min NNW 8.7G11 60°F 59°F10 ft30.1157°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 33 mi51 min E 11G14 62°F 30.11
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 35 mi51 min NE 6G7 60°F 56°F30.13
UPBC1 35 mi51 min E 7G11
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi51 min 30.11
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 39 mi51 min E 8G8.9 62°F 56°F30.12
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 44 mi51 min ESE 5.1G6 62°F 30.12
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 48 mi66 min E 6 64°F 30.1252°F

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Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KSFO SAN FRANCISCO INTL,CA 7 sm54 mincalm9 smMostly Cloudy64°F54°F68%30.10
KHAF HALF MOON BAY,CA 8 sm15 minNW 043 smA Few Clouds Mist 59°F55°F88%30.09
KSQL SAN CARLOS,CA 16 sm63 mincalm10 smPartly Cloudy63°F52°F68%30.12
KOAK METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL,CA 17 sm57 minWSW 0410 smMostly Cloudy61°F55°F82%30.12
KHWD HAYWARD EXECUTIVE,CA 21 sm56 minW 0610 smClear63°F54°F72%30.10
KPAO PALO ALTO,CA 23 sm63 minN 0510 smMostly Cloudy61°F54°F77%30.11

Wind History from SFO
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Tide / Current for Point San Bruno, San Francisco Bay, California
   
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Point San Bruno
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Tue -- 12:02 AM PST     0.89 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:02 AM PST     6.10 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:09 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 01:00 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 01:27 PM PST     2.69 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:54 PM PST     5.11 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Point San Bruno, San Francisco Bay, California, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE
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Tue -- 12:21 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:41 AM PST     0.80 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:02 AM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:09 AM PST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:48 AM PST     -0.63 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 01:00 PM PST     Moonset
Tue -- 01:14 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:52 PM PST     0.45 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:50 PM PST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:37 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:46 PM PST     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current, knots
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