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Marine Weather and Tides
Alameda, CA

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Sunrise 6:25AMSunset 8:01PM Saturday August 17, 2019 3:49 PM PDT (22:49 UTC) Moonrise 8:31PMMoonset 7:18AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 252 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 pm pdt this evening...
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Wed..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
PZZ500 252 Pm Pdt Sat Aug 17 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate to gusty northwesterly winds will persist over the northern and outer waters into Sunday as high pressure dominates the eastern pacific. The high pressure will begin to weaken on Sunday and into early next week ahead of a developing low pressure center off of british columbia. The persistent fetch produced by these systems will generate fresh short period swell that will propagate into the california coastal waters. This short period swell in combination with gusty winds will generate hazardous seas conditions, particularly for smaller vessels.


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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133 pm pdt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis The cooling trend continues today with clear skies
inland with a deep marine layer and stratus clouds along the
coastline. These conditions should continue on Sunday as well. Dry
and seasonable temperatures are expected Monday and Tuesday before
the next warming trend begins midweek.

Discussion As of 01:33 pm pdt Saturday... Another day to show
off the cooling trend that is currently under way for the bay
area. At the time of writing this afd napa is 12 degrees cooler
than this time yesterday, concord and san jose are 13 degrees
cooler, and livermore is 18 degrees cooler. These cooler temps are
being driven by an upper level trough axis sitting right over the
bay area. The fort ord profiler has shown the marine layer has
deepened to 2500 feet by 9am this morning while onshore flow
persists along the coast. Clear skies can be found for inland
locations, but stratus clouds linger just offshore. There is a
small chance for patchy areas along the san mateo, santa cruz, and
big sur coastlines to have light drizzle overnight and in the
early morning hours Sunday. But most drizzle chances should be
done by mid morning. Tomorrow, the stratus will continue to linger
near the coastline, while inland areas should be mostly clear
once again. The cooling trend continues tomorrow, but with less
magnitude than yesterday and today.

The low in canada that is directing the trough moves eastward Sunday
evening, as high pressure begins to build over texas. The growing
high pressure will rotate the trough from a positive tilt to a
negative tilt, but with near consistent dam heights it will not
impact the conditions at the surface. This will allow for dry,
seasonal conditions for the early work week. As a strong low takes
shape in the north pacific, the high pressure continues to build
in the southern plains and slowly shifts toward the desert
southwest by midweek, leading to a warming trend for the bay area
expected to last until the end of the work week.

Aviation As of 10:45 am pdt Saturday...VFR conditions have
returned across much of the bay area with lingering MVFR ifr
ceilings holding on around the monterey bay terminals. Should see
improving conditions region-wide as low clouds dissipate and
scatter through the remainder of the morning. Onshore winds will
increase a bit and become locally gusty this afternoon and
evening. Latest thinking is that low clouds will make an early
return late this evening as the marine layer continues to deepen.

Timing of clearing on Sunday remains a bit more tricky as cold air
advection arriving from the north should help to mix out the
marine inversion. However, look for MVFR ifr ceilings to impact
most terminals overnight tonight through early Sunday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR. Onshore winds will increase and become
locally gusty through the afternoon. Low clouds potentially make
an early return late this evening and will likely linger into
Sunday morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ifr conditions linger this morning
given a decent onshore and a moist boundary layer. Should see
these clouds scatter out by early afternoon giving way toVFR
conditions. Modest onshore winds will also persist this afternoon
and into the early evening hours. MVFR ifr conditions return late
this evening and will likely persist into Sunday morning.

Marine As of 4:41 am pdt Saturday... Moderate to gusty
northwesterly winds will continue over the northern and outer
waters into Sunday as high pressure remains over the eastern
pacific. This high pressure will begin to weaken into Sunday
before a strong low pressure center develops and approaches
british columbia early next week. The persistent fetch produced by
these systems will generate fresh short period swell that will
propagate into the california coastal waters. This short period
swell in combination with gusty winds will generate hazardous seas
conditions, particularly for smaller vessels.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
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aviation: rgass
marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 1 mi56 min W 15 G 21 65°F 69°F1011.1 hPa
LNDC1 1 mi50 min WSW 16 G 21 64°F 1010.5 hPa (-0.6)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 3 mi50 min WSW 21 G 24
OBXC1 4 mi50 min 62°F 58°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 4 mi50 min WSW 12 G 18 64°F 1010.5 hPa (-0.6)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 6 mi50 min WSW 12 G 20 63°F 1009.7 hPa (-0.3)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 10 mi56 min WSW 11 G 18 59°F 62°F1011.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 10 mi50 min SW 24 G 28 60°F 1010.1 hPa (-1.2)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 12 mi50 min 67°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 12 mi69 min S 11 62°F 1010 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi50 min SW 19 G 23 66°F 1009.1 hPa (-1.4)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 19 mi50 min WSW 16 G 18 70°F 73°F1009.1 hPa (-1.1)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 19 mi50 min 58°F4 ft
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 19 mi50 min W 12 G 14 70°F 77°F1010.2 hPa (-1.3)
UPBC1 20 mi50 min W 17 G 20
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 23 mi50 min W 20 G 22 71°F 72°F1008.7 hPa (-1.3)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi50 min NW 16 G 21 75°F 1007.6 hPa (-1.5)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 30 mi30 min SW 9.7 G 12 57°F 57°F1011.6 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 32 mi65 min W 13 77°F 1009 hPa59°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 40 mi50 min 62°F1010.5 hPa (-1.0)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA6 mi1.9 hrsSW 1110.00 miA Few Clouds75°F57°F54%1010.5 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA12 mi1.9 hrsW 1310.00 miFair74°F57°F57%1011.1 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA12 mi1.9 hrsS 1410.00 miA Few Clouds73°F53°F50%1010.3 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA17 mi2 hrsW 910.00 miClear73°F55°F53%1010.2 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi1.9 hrsW 1210.00 miFair82°F55°F40%1007.6 hPa
Palo Alto Airport, CA22 mi63 minN 710.00 miClear77°F59°F54%1009.8 hPa
Half Moon Bay Airport, CA22 mi70 minSW 75.00 miOvercast with Haze61°F55°F83%1012.5 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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Sat -- 01:29 AM PDT     6.28 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:02 AM PDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:18 AM PDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:54 PM PDT     5.57 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:11 PM PDT     2.36 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:31 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
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Ebb direction 255 true

Sat -- 01:40 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:16 AM PDT     -0.43 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:26 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:09 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
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Sat -- 11:54 AM PDT     0.34 knots Max Flood
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Sat -- 04:43 PM PDT     -0.29 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:10 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:31 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:48 PM PDT     0.27 knots Max Flood
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