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Pacifica, CA

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Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 7:42PM Friday April 10, 2020 11:31 AM PDT (18:31 UTC) Moonrise 10:10PMMoonset 7:40AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 853 Am Pdt Fri Apr 10 2020
Today..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 9 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 14 seconds.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell around 5 ft and sw around 2 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft and sw around 2 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Across the bar...seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 2.1 kt at 07:25 pm Friday and 4.3 kt at 06:55 am Saturday.
PZZ500 853 Am Pdt Fri Apr 10 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds strengthen to become locally moderate today and through the weekend. The strongest winds today will be in the outer waters north of point reyes as well as along the typical coastal jets near big sur, near davenport off the santa cruz coast, and north of point reyes along the sonoma coast. Northwest winds pick up across the outer waters Saturday and expand to the coast on Sunday. A long period southerly swell will mix with a moderate northwest swell through Friday.


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 101742 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 1042 AM PDT Fri Apr 10 2020

SYNOPSIS. Band of showers stretching from Santa Clara county southwest towards Monterey county will dissipate shortly after sunrise this morning. Otherwise look for mostly cloudy and continued near or slightly below normal temperatures in the 60s today. A gradual warming trend through the weekend and into early next week with no rain in the forecast at this time. Inland areas will warm into the 70s to around 80 degrees. Long range models indicate light rain chances may return around the weekend of April 18-19th.

DISCUSSION. as of 9:22 AM PDT Friday . Water vapor imagery shows the stubborn upper level low spinning over southern California this morning. Closer to home, a mixture of clouds and sun have been observed with plenty of low- and mid-level remnant moisture. Radar has been switched back to clear-air mode as precipitation chances have diminished across the Bay Area. Afternoon high temperatures will warm by a few/several degrees for most communities this afternoon with widespread 60s expected. Can't rule out a few isolated low 70 reading in the North Bay and in the Salinas Valley. This warming trend will continue into the weekend and into early next week. For additional forecast details, please refer to the previous discussion section.

PREV DISCUSSION. as of 2:45 AM PDT Friday . Band of light showers is stretched across the region from Santa Clara county down along the Big Sur coastline. Light rain started falling just before midnight for places like Watsonville and Monterey with a few hundredths being reported. This jet streak is rotating around the upper low over Southern California and forcing for ascent is modeled to end quickly with most showers ending between 12-14z. Elsewhere skies are mostly cloudy with abundant low level moisture and clouds in place keeping overnight lows mild with 2 am temperatures in the 50s.

The upper low wont bring us any more precip today but model cross sections show plenty of clouds through the day with the most sunshine forecast over the North Bay. The airmass will be modifying as the core of the low slowly exits our region allowing for seasonably mild afternoon highs into the mid and upper 60s.

As the low finally ejects a ridge of high pressure over the Eastern Pacific will nudge towards the coast. A deep trough over the eastern half of the country will keep the ridge axis offshore keeping any serious warming in check. Nonetheless after a relatively cool last few weeks we should see noted warming with highs back into the 70s and even some lower 80s into next week. Onshore flow near the coast will keep lower 60s in place at the beaches with cold sea surface temps around 52-53.

The MJO is forecast to strengthen and move into phase 2 about one week from now with some of the PNA ensembles showing a negative phase heading into next weekend. The operational gfs and ecmwf bring a weak trough onshore for the weekend of April 18-19th while the blend of models has PoPs around 5%.

AVIATION. as of 10:45 AM PDT Friday . for 18Z TAFs. Lingering low level moisture manifesting as widespread stratocumulus across the region late this morning. This has resulted with widespread BKN-OVC decks AOA 2000-3500 ft as many of the terminals and is expected to persist into the afternoon. Brief lifting and reduction in cloud cover possible for inland sites into the mid to late afternoon but a marine stratus deck is forecast to push inland overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. The marine deck is expected to be thick and robust with bases as low as 1500-2000 ft into Saturday morning. Winds generally light to locally breezy onshore, peak winds to around 15kt near the coast this afternoon.

Vicinity of KSFO . Generally MVFR with BKN-OVC bases 2000-3500 feet today, with possible reduction down to FEW-SCT decks into the afternoon. Low clouds associated with marine stratus deck return overnight, with bases down to 1500-2000 feet into sunrise Saturday. Peak onshore winds during the afternoon around 14kt today and tomorrow. Marine layer returns tomorrow night as well.

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . MVFR. BKN-OVC decks through majority of day around 2500-3500 feet. Light to briefly breezy onshore winds near the coast today. Marine stratus will come in later today with bases down to 1500-2000 feet into sunrise Saturday morning.

MARINE. as of 10:36 AM PDT Friday . Northwest winds strengthen to become locally moderate today and through the weekend. The strongest winds today will be in the outer waters north of Point Reyes as well as along the typical coastal jets near Big Sur, near Davenport off the Santa Cruz coast, and north of Point Reyes along the Sonoma coast. Northwest winds pick up across the outer waters Saturday and expand to the coast on Sunday. A long period southerly swell will mix with a moderate northwest swell through Friday.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm from 4 PM



PUBLIC FORECAST: Rowe/RWW AVIATION: DRP MARINE: DRP

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 13 mi32 min 56°F4 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 13 mi44 min 60°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 14 mi44 min N 4.1 G 4.1 56°F 1017.1 hPa
PXSC1 14 mi44 min 58°F 53°F
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 15 mi44 min W 2.9 G 4.1 57°F 58°F1018.2 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi50 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9
OBXC1 16 mi44 min 57°F 53°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi44 min NNW 1.9 G 2.9 56°F 1018.2 hPa
LNDC1 17 mi44 min NW 2.9 G 6 58°F 1018.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 18 mi44 min WNW 7 G 8.9 57°F 61°F1018.7 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 19 mi40 min ESE 2.9 57°F 1018 hPa (+0.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 20 mi22 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 54°F 53°F1019.3 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 21 mi44 min SSW 4.1 G 5.1 58°F 1018.5 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 22 mi44 min Calm G 1 58°F 57°F1017.8 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 27 mi22 min NNW 3.9 G 7.8 54°F 54°F1019.3 hPa51°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 33 mi44 min WSW 4.1 G 5.1 59°F 1017.7 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 35 mi44 min W 6 G 8 58°F 58°F1017.8 hPa
UPBC1 35 mi44 min W 8.9 G 9.9
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 39 mi44 min WSW 6 G 9.9 59°F 58°F1017.4 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 44 mi50 min WNW 5.1 G 7 61°F 1017.4 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 48 mi47 min NE 1.9

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi36 minW 1110.00 miOvercast60°F50°F70%1018.1 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA8 mi37 minNNW 910.00 miOvercast55°F51°F88%1019 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA15 mi45 minWNW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F50°F72%1018.6 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi39 minWSW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F51°F70%1018.4 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA21 mi38 minW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F50°F72%1019 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA23 mi45 minVar 310.00 miOvercast61°F50°F68%1018.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Bruno, San Francisco Bay, California
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Fri -- 02:13 AM PDT     7.44 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:40 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:39 AM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 09:07 AM PDT     -0.77 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:27 PM PDT     6.09 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:05 PM PDT     1.81 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:09 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Fri -- 02:28 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:54 AM PDT     -1.59 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:40 AM PDT     Sunrise
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Fri -- 09:08 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:19 PM PDT     1.27 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:47 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:27 PM PDT     -0.94 knots Max Ebb
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Fri -- 09:12 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:09 PM PDT     Moonrise
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