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Pacifica, CA

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Sunrise 6:32AMSunset 7:52PM Saturday August 24, 2019 5:34 PM PDT (00:34 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 2:09PM Illumination 30% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 24 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 238 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 24 2019
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog this evening.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun night..SW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S around 2 ft at 13 seconds.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
Mon night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 0 to 2 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog.
Tue night..NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and S around 2 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft and sw around 2 ft. Patchy fog.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...seas 3 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Across the bar...seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 2.4 kt at 11:49 pm Saturday and 1.1 kt at 01:19 pm Sunday.
PZZ500 238 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 24 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northerly winds will persist over the northern outer waters while light southwesterly winds will develop elsewhere through the weekend. Steep, short period northwesterly swell will continue to decrease through the weekend with periods becoming 8 seconds. Moderate period southerly swell will increase to 2 to 3 feet on Sunday and persist through early next week with light to moderate period northwesterly swell continuing through the period.


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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437 pm pdt Sat aug 24 2019

Synopsis High pressure will bring a fairly seasonable weather
pattern to the bay area this weekend into early next week. The
marine layer will persist along the coast along with onshore flow
keeping temperatures warm near the coast and bays. Inland
temperatures will trend hotter as the strong high pressure builds.

Remnants of tropical storm ivo will pass offshore Tuesday and
Wednesday with increasing clouds and higher humidity developing.

Discussion As of 2:31 pm pdt Saturday... After an overcast
morning for many, goes-west visible imagery reveals mostly clear
skies for most land areas throughout the region this afternoon.

Locations along the immediate pacific coast are still experiencing
cloudiness, including coastal sonoma and marin counties, parts of
san francisco, coastal san mateo and points south through
monterey county. 1-minute imagery shows the low clouds pushing
through the golden gate from alcatraz to treasure island as the
onshore gradients from san franciso to sacramento are around 2
millibars.

A broad 594 dm ridge at 500 mb located off the california coast
continues to be the main synoptic feature for our area. This
morning's 12z upper air sounding at oakland measured the 500 mb
height at 593 dm, ranking climatologically for this day in the
99th percentile. Ordinarily this would start to raise concerns
about excessive heat; however, the temperature at 850 mb was only
21.4 deg c, ranking around the 75th percentile climatologically.

For comparison, earlier in august when much of the interior
recorded highs near or above 100 deg f, 850 mb temperatures were
in the 24-25 deg c range. These "cooler" temperatures at the low
levels combined with onshore flow will together prevent widespread
upper 90s to 100s from becoming realized for the interior. Highs
will instead warm to the 80s and some 90s this afternoon,
particularly in the region's hottest areas. Temperatures along the
immediate coast will hold in the upper 60s to 70s. Compared to
yesterday, high temperatures will likely be a few or several
degrees cooler.

Over the rest of the weekend and into early next week, 850 mb
temperatures are forecast to gradually warm as the ridge remains
just off the california coast. We'll likely see the marine layer
compress as well, which will generally prevent widespread the
inland intrusion of the morning stratus. Inland temperatures are
expected to warm day-to-day with widespread 90s more likely by
Monday. Locations such as pinnacles national park and the far
north bay near lake berryessa and cloverdale will likely be near
100 degrees. For late august, these values correspond to low to
moderate heat risks. Coastal communities will continue to benefit
from the marine-cooled air with little or no heat impacts
anticipated.

We're continuing to keep a close eye on tropical storm ivo,
presently located about 420 miles west of the southern tip of the
baja peninsula. Ivo is forecast to continue its northward
trajectory over the next several days, weakening as it encounters
cooler waters. Moisture from what will be the remnants of ivo will
advect towards california around the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.

Models generally keep the bulk of the moisture off the mainland
for most of Tuesday, but by late Tuesday and into Wednesday, the
latest runs of the ECMWF and GFS bring increased mid upper level
rhs and even some instability closer to home. The tail end of the
latest run of the NAM is beginning to capture our time frame of
interest, and over the next 24 hours, we should be able to get a
better idea with the potential for convection over our area. At a
bare minimum, we should expect increased mid high clouds as the
remnants approach the region. Stay tuned for more details...

Aviation As of 4:37 pm pdt Saturday... It'sVFR all locations
except along the coastline point sur to northern coastal sonoma
county there's almost, not quite, continuous MVFR-ifr CIGS vsbys
in stratus and fog. The 4 pm onshore pressure gradient sfo-sac is
2.4 mb, other directional pressure gradients have relaxed are
closer to balanced since Friday thus the overall wind field at
the surface is lighter today with the usual summer late day sea
breezes. Increasing coverage of MVFR-ifr tonight, conditions most
places nearest the coastline are forecast to lower to ifr
overnight. Conditions then lifting toVFR back to the coastline
late morning to afternoon Sunday.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind near 15 knots until 03z. MVFR
cig developing by 14z then back toVFR by 17z Sunday.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, west winds near 10 knots early in
the evening. Ifr CIGS returning by 03-04z. CIGS Sunday lift toVFR
by late morning.

Marine As of 4:06 pm pdt Saturday... Northerly winds will
persist over the northern outer waters while light southwesterly
winds will develop elsewhere through the weekend. Steep, short
period northwesterly swell will continue to decrease through the
weekend with periods becoming 8 seconds. Moderate period southerly
swell will increase to 2 to 3 feet on Sunday and persist through
early next week with light to moderate period northwesterly swell
continuing through the period.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 10 pm
public forecast: rowe
aviation: canepa
marine: sims
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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 mi64 min 61°F4 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 13 mi52 min W 9.9 G 16 62°F 63°F1014.1 hPa
PXSC1 14 mi46 min 67°F 60°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 14 mi46 min WSW 4.1 G 14 65°F 1013 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 15 mi52 min W 8.9 G 9.9 66°F 72°F1014.4 hPa
OBXC1 16 mi46 min 64°F 62°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi46 min WNW 11 G 12 64°F 1013.9 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi52 min W 8.9 G 9.9
LNDC1 17 mi46 min NNW 5.1 G 8.9 68°F 1013.9 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 18 mi46 min N 11 G 14 69°F 76°F1014 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 19 mi53 min SSW 8 69°F 1013 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 20 mi34 min SW 5.8 G 7.8 60°F 60°F1015.2 hPa (-0.7)
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 21 mi46 min S 12 G 14 64°F 1014 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 22 mi46 min 68°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 33 mi46 min WSW 12 G 15 74°F 1012.4 hPa
UPBC1 35 mi46 min W 16 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 35 mi52 min WSW 11 G 16 82°F 74°F1012.4 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi52 min 60°F1014.5 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 39 mi52 min WSW 14 G 17 83°F 72°F1012.3 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 44 mi52 min WNW 11 G 16 83°F 1011.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 48 mi109 min W 12 88°F 1012 hPa60°F

Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA8 mi98 minWNW 1610.00 miA Few Clouds71°F57°F61%1013.1 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA8 mi59 minSSW 57.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F59°F88%1014.9 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA15 mi1.8 hrsNNW 910.00 miClear73°F59°F61%1013.5 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi1.7 hrsWNW 1310.00 miA Few Clouds73°F59°F62%1013.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA21 mi1.7 hrsW 1010.00 miFair77°F61°F58%1014.1 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA23 mi2.8 hrsNNW 1110.00 miClear73°F60°F65%1013.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point San Bruno, San Francisco Bay, California
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Sat -- 12:32 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:59 AM PDT     1.17 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:37 AM PDT     4.96 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:28 PM PDT     3.04 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:08 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:22 PM PDT     6.83 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Sierra Point 1.3 mi ENE, South San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Sat -- 12:32 AM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:04 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:03 AM PDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:32 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:57 AM PDT     -0.49 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:28 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:08 PM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 04:49 PM PDT     0.55 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:44 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:50 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:26 PM PDT     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
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