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Marine Weather and Tides
Alameda, CA

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 7:15PM Tuesday September 17, 2019 3:51 AM PDT (10:51 UTC) Moonrise 8:23PMMoonset 8:59AM Illumination 89% 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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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, The West Delta And The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 246 Am Pdt Tue Sep 17 2019
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. A slight chance of showers.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Thu night..W winds up to 10 kt.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
PZZ500 246 Am Pdt Tue Sep 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light west to northwest winds will persist through late this week aside from locally breezy afternoon and evening winds along the inner coastal waters south of pigeon point and over the bays. A front will move through Tuesday night and Wednesday bringing a slight chance of showers to the northern waters Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Northwesterly winds will increase at the end of the week. Mixed seas will continue with moderate period northwest swell and a light southerly swell.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Alameda city, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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312 am pdt Tue sep 17 2019

Synopsis Dry and mild weather conditions are expected across
the region today. A weather system approaching from the northwest
may bring scattered showers to primarily the north bay late
tonight and Wednesday, and will also keep temperatures on the
cool side of normal through Thursday. Warmer weather is forecast
on Friday and Saturday, with slight cooling then expected for
Sunday.

Discussion As of 3:10 am pdt Tuesday... Drier air has made its
way into our region after the departure of yesterday's frontal
system. Skies remain mostly clear early this morning with only
patchy low clouds and a few thin high clouds drifting by. Expect
mostly sunny skies today along with mild temperatures. Highs are
forecast to be mostly in the 70s to lower 80s, except 60s along
the immediate coast.

Early morning satellite imagery shows an upper trough off the
coast of the pacific northwest, moving to the southeast. Like the
system that brought rain to our region yesterday, this one also
has a fairly decent moisture tap with precipitable water values as
high as 1.5 inches. However, this incoming system is forecast to
have more of an inland trajectory, which means less potential for
widespread rainfall across our area when the system moves through
late tonight and Wednesday. Based on a consensus of model data,
showers may begin in the north bay shortly after midnight tonight
and then spread as far south as the san francisco peninsula and
east bay on Wednesday morning. Isolated showers may linger into
Wednesday afternoon. Rainfall totals are generally forecast to be
less than a tenth of an inch, although the 06z hrrr forecasts
isolated amounts up to a half inch in the hills of the north bay.

This system will usher a cooler airmass into our region, and high
temperatures on Wednesday will mostly be in the upper 60s and
70s. Locally breezy conditions will develop near the coast and in
the hills on Wednesday afternoon as northwest winds increase.

The upper trough is forecast to move into the great basin by
Thursday morning and drier northerly flow will develop over our
area at that time. Earlier model runs indicated the potential for
gusty northerly winds in our hills late Wednesday night and
Thursday morning, but most recent models forecast only moderate
wind speeds. Temperatures will begin to warm in portions of our
area on Thursday, but still remain at or below seasonal averages.

An upper ridge is forecast to develop along the west coast by late
Friday and onshore flow will diminish and perhaps transitions to
light offshore. These developments will result in warmer weather
on Friday and Saturday with high temperatures warming into the 70s
and lower 80s near the coast, and 80s and lower 90s inland.

The models generally agree that the ridge will weaken and shift to
our east by Sunday as a trough approaches from the northwest.

Thus, Sunday will likely be at least a few degrees cooler than
Saturday, with low clouds potentially returning to coastal areas
as onshore flow redevelops.

Aviation As of 11:04 pm pdt Monday...VFR. Warm air advection
aloft later Tuesday and Tuesday night increases air mass stability
and brings in cloud layers. A period of marginal low level wind
shear develops over the north bay and east bay per recent wrf
model output 925 mb winds 06z to 14z Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning. Warm air advection light rain reaches the north bay late
Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind 10 knots tonight. West wind near
15 knots with gusts to 25 knots Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR, light and variable winds resuming to
onshore near 10 knots by late Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Marine As of 2:46 am pdt Tuesday... Light west to northwest
winds will persist through late this week aside from locally
breezy afternoon and evening winds along the inner coastal waters
south of pigeon point and over the bays. A front will move through
Tuesday night and Wednesday bringing a slight chance of showers
to the northern waters Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Northwesterly winds will increase at the end of the week. Mixed
seas will continue with moderate period northwest swell and a
light southerly swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 2 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 2 pm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm from 2 pm
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 1 mi58 min W 2.9 G 4.1 63°F 69°F1017.1 hPa
LNDC1 1 mi52 min N 1 G 1.9 63°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.4)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 3 mi52 min WNW 4.1 G 4.1
OBXC1 4 mi52 min 63°F 56°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 4 mi52 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 62°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.4)
PXSC1 6 mi52 min 63°F 52°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 10 mi58 min S 4.1 G 5.1 58°F 60°F1016.9 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 10 mi52 min NW 2.9 G 6 64°F 1017 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 12 mi52 min 65°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 12 mi119 min Calm 60°F 1017 hPa (+1.0)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi52 min W 6 G 8.9 63°F 1016.3 hPa (+0.6)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi52 min W 11 G 14 63°F 70°F1016.4 hPa54°F
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 19 mi52 min 58°F4 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 19 mi52 min WNW 6 G 8 62°F 73°F1017.2 hPa (+0.0)
UPBC1 20 mi52 min WNW 12 G 15
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi52 min S 6 G 7 60°F 71°F1016.7 hPa (+0.8)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi52 min W 9.9 G 14 63°F 1015.8 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 30 mi32 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 59°F 59°F1017.1 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 32 mi67 min WNW 2.9 57°F 1016 hPa52°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 40 mi52 min 54°F1016.8 hPa (+0.3)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA6 mi2 hrsN 010.00 miFair60°F52°F75%1016.6 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA12 mi2 hrsENE 310.00 miFair58°F53°F84%1017.4 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA12 mi1.9 hrsW 810.00 miFair63°F53°F70%1016.6 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi2 hrsS 710.00 miFair61°F50°F67%1014.9 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA22 mi1.9 hrsNW 410.00 miFair57°F53°F88%1017.3 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KOAK

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Tide / Current Tables for Oakland Inner Harbor, San Francisco Bay, California
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Oakland Inner Harbor
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Tue -- 02:39 AM PDT     5.46 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:25 AM PDT     1.51 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:59 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 02:51 PM PDT     5.91 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:58 PM PDT     1.21 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:22 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Oakland Inner Harbor Reach, 33 ft. below datum Current
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Oakland Inner Harbor Reach
Click for MapFlood direction 82 true
Ebb direction 255 true

Tue -- 12:06 AM PDT     0.30 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 02:50 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:07 AM PDT     -0.33 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:52 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:31 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:59 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 12:18 PM PDT     0.28 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 02:53 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:26 PM PDT     -0.37 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 07:14 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:02 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 09:22 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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