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

April 17, 2024 2:44 PM PDT (21:44 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:29 AM   Sunset 7:49 PM
Moonrise 1:06 PM   Moonset 2:53 AM 
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Marine Forecasts
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PZZ530 Sf Bay N Of Bay Bridge- 901 Am Pdt Wed Apr 17 2024

Today - W winds 5 to 10 knots.

Tonight - W winds 5 to 10 knots.

Thu - NW winds 5 to 10 knots.

Thu night - SW winds 10 to 15 knots.

Fri - SW winds 10 to 15 knots.

Fri night - SW winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.

Sat - W winds 5 to 10 knots.

Sun - SW winds 5 to 10 knots.

PZZ500 901 Am Pdt Wed Apr 17 2024

Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay - Greater farallones - .and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries - .
northerly wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots are forecast to continue today before subsiding through the day on Thursday. Wind gusts on Thursday will fall below 20 knots. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters through the remainder of the week. Longer period - .18 seconds - .southerly swell will also be present through the week. This weekend will see a return to increased northerly winds with near gale force wind gusts forecast late Saturday into Sunday in the wake of a cold front. Seas will respond shortly thereafter with wave heights increasing to above 10 feet.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sausalito, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 171947 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco CA 1247 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

New SYNOPSIS, SHORT TERM, LONG TERM

SYNOPSIS
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Warm temps persist into the weekend with a slight cool off Friday as a weak trough pushes through. Increased cloudiness late week with a chance of coastal drizzle. Otherwise seasonal going into next week.

SHORT TERM
(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Mostly clear conditions today with some highs clouds streaming across the region. Not much change going into tomorrow. High temps Thursday look to be pretty much on par with what is being seen today, perhaps a couple of degrees cooler near the coast as the ridge begins to break down.

LONG TERM
(Thursday night through next Tuesday)
Issued at 1206 PM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Going into late Thursday, the high pressure ridge holding us steady for the last few days begins to break down with the approach of a weak trough embedded in the in the northwest flow.
Guidance has been fairly consistent in depicting this disturbance as a weak, open wave that passes through fairly quickly. The main effects will be a slight cooling of high temperatures for Friday and increased cloud cover, especially for coastal areas. Overall temps look to be about 3-5 degrees cooler on Friday than they were on Thursday. The main factors here are increase onshore flow and cloud cover. Deepening of the marine layer will also contribute to a slight chance for patchy drizzle Friday and Saturday mornings, especially near favored NW facing orographic areas near the coast.
Beyond Saturday, the ridge builds again going into the early part of next week with temperatures remaining right around seasonal normals. In the longer term, ensemble guidance advertises another trough affecting the region by the middle of next week, but it is unclear if this will be an efficient rain maker or not. Currently about 25% of ensemble members reflect any measurable rain at all for the area, so will need to wait for future forecasts to refine any details.

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 1033 AM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

VFR will prevail through this evening with largely diurnal breezes at all terminals
Tonight
MVFR and potentially IFR ceilings and/or visibility is forecast at all terminals except LVK and APC. Confidence is low to moderate in the ceiling/visibility parts of the TAF.

Vicinity of SFO...VFR will prevail as the NE'ly SF Bay breezes become more NW'ly through the afternoon. Speeds will range between 10-15 knots with moderate to high confidence in the winds forecast. Winds subside below 5 knots around 04Z which may allow for some flexibility for rwy configs. VFR cigs around FL200 will continue to stream in overhead. Between 12-16Z, intermittent MVFR cigs around FL025 are forecast as NE'ly SF Bay breezes return.
Confidence in MVFR is low to moderate. VFR is forecast to return by 18Z Thu with NE'ly SF Bay breezes becoming NW'ly.

SFO Bridge Approach...MVFR cigs may obscure approach 11-18Z Thu.
Otherwise, similar to SFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals...VFR currently, however, the best opportunity of IFR visibility and/or ceilings reside here.
Diurnal breezes under 15 knots are forecast to dominate through the TAF period. The window in which the IFR probability (around 30-40%) peaks at MRY between 10-14Z with chances of IFR at SNS under 20%. Intermittent MVFR cigs should lift by 15Z at SNS. VFR is not forecast to return until after 18Z Thursday at MRY.

MARINE
(Today through Monday)
Issued at 1033 AM PDT Wed Apr 17 2024

Northerly wind gusts of 20 to 30 knots are forecast to continue today before subsiding through the day on Thursday. Wind gusts on Thursday will fall below 20 knots. Moderate period northwest swell continues to move through the waters through the remainder of the week
Longer period
18 seconds...southerly swell will also be present through the week. This weekend will see a return to increased northerly winds with near Gale force wind gusts forecast late Saturday into Sunday in the wake of a cold front. Seas will respond shortly thereafter with wave heights increasing to above 10 feet.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Thursday for Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.

Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 1 mi57 min SW 9.9G15 61°F 30.03
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi57 min W 8G11 70°F 30.00
PXSC1 4 mi57 min 70°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 5 mi151 min NW 7 67°F 30.0455°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi57 min WNW 9.9G11 61°F 30.02
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 7 mi57 min WNW 9.9G12
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 8 mi57 min NNW 7G9.9 75°F 30.03
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 8 mi57 min WNW 4.1G7 68°F 59°F30.01
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 9 mi45 min 57°F 57°F6 ft
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 9 mi57 min W 4.1G8 69°F 61°F30.03
LNDC1 10 mi57 min WNW 7G11 69°F 30.02
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 19 mi57 min E 8G8.9 70°F 30.02
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 21 mi65 min 56°F7 ft
CQUC1 21 mi104 min 59°F
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 23 mi57 min NNE 6G7 68°F 62°F30.03
UPBC1 23 mi57 min ENE 7G8
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 25 mi57 min NNW 4.1G5.1 71°F 63°F30.01
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 28 mi57 min ENE 7G8.9 70°F 30.02
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 30 mi57 min 30.06
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 34 mi57 min E 1.9G2.9 70°F 30.02
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 35 mi60 min ENE 7 72°F 30.0154°F
1801589 44 mi135 min NNW 17G19 53°F 54°F10 ft30.0951°F


Wind History for San Francisco, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KOAK METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL,CA 14 sm51 minW 0810 smMostly Cloudy70°F57°F64%30.02
KSFO SAN FRANCISCO INTL,CA 14 sm48 minENE 0410 smMostly Cloudy68°F57°F68%30.01
KHWD HAYWARD EXECUTIVE,CA 21 sm50 minW 0810 smClear73°F55°F53%30.01
KHAF HALF MOON BAY,CA 22 sm29 minNW 124 smClear Haze 63°F55°F77%30.02
KDVO GNOSS FIELD,CA 23 sm29 minESE 039 smClear75°F57°F54%30.01
KCCR BUCHANAN FIELD,CA 24 sm51 minno data10 smClear75°F55°F50%30.01
KSQL SAN CARLOS,CA 24 sm54 minN 0510 smPartly Cloudy73°F55°F53%30.02
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Tide / Current for San Francisco, California
   
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San Francisco
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Wed -- 02:03 AM PDT     2.72 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:53 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:31 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:24 AM PDT     4.57 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 02:21 PM PDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:48 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:38 PM PDT     4.80 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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San Francisco, California, Tide feet
12
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3.4
1
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2.9
2
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2.7
3
am
2.9
4
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3.3
5
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3.8
6
am
4.3
7
am
4.5
8
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4.5
9
am
4.1
10
am
3.3
11
am
2.4
12
pm
1.4
1
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0.7
2
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0.4
3
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0.4
4
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0.8
5
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1.5
6
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2.4
7
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3.4
8
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4.2
9
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4.7
10
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4.8
11
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4.4



Tide / Current for Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E .
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Wed -- 01:52 AM PDT     -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:52 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:15 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:02 AM PDT     1.47 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:19 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:09 PM PDT     -2.20 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 02:05 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:41 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:48 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:59 PM PDT     2.73 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 10:55 PM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Golden Gate Bridge .8 mi E ., San Francisco Bay, California Current, knots
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-0.9
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-1.1
2
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-1.1
3
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-0.9
4
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-0.2
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0.7
6
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1.3
7
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1.5
8
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1.2
9
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0.4
10
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-0.6
11
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-1.5
12
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-2
1
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-2.2
2
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-2.1
3
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-1.7
4
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-0.8
5
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0.4
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1.7
7
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2.4
8
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2.7
9
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2.4
10
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1.3
11
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-0.1




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