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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:54PM Thursday August 22, 2019 12:08 PM PDT (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 10:54PMMoonset 12:05PM Illumination 53% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 days in cycle
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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- 916 Am Pdt Thu Aug 22 2019
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 20 kt.
Mon..SW winds 15 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 916 Am Pdt Thu Aug 22 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase across the coastal waters today. Infrequent gale force gusts will also be possible in the outer waters north of point reyes. Winds will weaken drastically on Friday and become southwesterly along the coast. Mixed seas will continue with shorter period northwest waves around 6 seconds, a light longer period west swell, and a light southerly swell.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Berkeley, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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Fxus66 kmtr 221752
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national weather service san francisco bay area
1052 am pdt Thu aug 22 2019

Synopsis Muggy and warm day will prevail across the bay area
today. There will be some subtle cooling Friday, as stronger
onshore flow develops but no big changes of note. High pressure
will rebuild over the weekend, with hot inland temperatures
conditions developing. The ridge will take hold through early
next week. The remnants of ivo will then pass west of the bay
area midweek, increasing clouds and bringing the return of some
muggy conditions.

Discussion As of 8:50 am pdt Thursday... Water vapor imagery
shows a pretty potent upper level disturbance moving inland across
the intermountain west this morning. The tail end of this system
continues to sag south across central california, bringing some
high clouds to the region. Of more significant note though is the
airmass that also arrived with this system. Dew point temperatures
increased substantially last night with the surface boundary,
rising into the lower and mid 60s. This made for a very mild but
also muggy night across the region, keeping most areas in the 60s.

It also allowed for some patchy dense fog to form in the coastal
areas this morning. Half moon bay, pacific grove, and carmel. We
have even had some reports of drizzle, even though the marine
layer is quite shallow. These muggy conditions will be with us
through the day today, making it feel much more like hawaii than
central california. Temperatures should be down a little from
those of yesterday, especially inland, but it will still be warm.

And given the muggy conditions, it will continue to feel down
right hot for our inland valleys.

Drier air should filter into the region later this evening and
into the overnight hours, with things returning back to more
normal type conditions. Friday will see minor cooling across the
region, but warmer conditions will develop once again for this
weekend, as high pressure builds back across the region. Inland
areas should be down right hot through the weekend and early next
week, with temperatures once again in the 90s and flirting with
100 on Saturday in the warmer spots. Triple digit heat is likely
for our hottest spots on Sunday and Monday as well. Will have to
watch things for the middle part of the work week, as the remnants
of what will become hurricane ivo look like they could head this
way and make things interesting. However, there is still plenty of
time for the models to change their course on that thought, so
will just wait to see what the 12z models suggest. Palmer

Previous discussion as of 3:42 am pdt Thursday
there was a frontal boundary that passed well to our north
Wednesday. As the feature washed out over the bay area it brought
with it a change in airmass that we dont often feel around here in
the summertime. A look at the precipitable water (tpw) charts
shows a 1.5-2.0 inch tpw plume pointed right at the bay area. If
this was the wintertime we would probably be talking about an
atmospheric river. The current percent of normal tpw values are in
excess of %200 of normal. Anyway its manifesting itself over the
bay area right now with very high dewpoints. At 3 am most sites
were reporting dewpoints in the mid 60s with temps in the upper
60s, giving us the muggy feel. Stepping outside it feels more like
san diego with a warm marine layer.

Given the warm start it wont take much for temps to warm back up
to similar values to yesterday. That being said do expect a few
degrees of cooling, especially inland as we will be losing the dry
north winds we had yesterday that allowed sonoma airport to reach
97. The high dewpoint airmass will make things feel warmer and may
cause some uncomfortableness for those sensitive to heat or
working outside for long period of time.

Looking ahead to Friday there should be more noted cooling.

Looking at the NAM boundary layer theta-e suggests we will see an
airmass change by this evening into Friday as drier air filters in
and stronger onshore flow sets-up. Stronger NW winds over the
ocean should induce some coastal upwelling as well. There often
isn't too much delay in getting the sst to drop a few degrees.

This all points to at least some cooling for Friday.

Following the ECMWF solution a 594 dm high may try and rebuild
over the region as early as Saturday afternoon. Expect inland
areas to heat up once again this weekend with latest MOS guidance
suggesting mid 90s inland for Sunday afternoon. The coast should
hold onto the marine layer as the strong high will compress the
inversion layer and keep seabreezes fairly week through the
weekend into early next week.

The ridge will hold strong at least through Monday. Attention will
then turn to the remnants of tropical storm ivo working its way
northward. At the very least we should expect to see some
increasing mid and high clouds by Tuesday and weds along with
another round of high dewpoint air being transported northward.

Current deterministic model solutions keep any moisture and
instability offshore or over far northern california. However,
this will need to be watched closely for any t-storm threat.

Aviation As of 10:50 am pdt Thursday... A wetter, more
compressed marine layer this morning brought widespread low
ceilings to terminals. As of 1045am, the marine layer has all but
dissipated from the non-coastal sf bay area, however, it
continues to linger along the pacific coastline from sonoma county
southward. A weak otter eddy in the monterey bay is also keeping
patchy fog and vlifr to borderline ifr MVFR CIGS across the lip of
the monterey bay and down the northern portion of the salinas
valley. Expect to see all but kmry return toVFR by 18z, with kmry
under clouds until the 19-20z timeframe. For today, light to
locally breezy, with lighter winds than yesterday but still
occasionally gusty in coastal gaps (such as the san bruno gap near
ksfo). Some passing high clouds through midday. For tonight,
marine layer will be similar if not slightly more compressed --
which means lower ceilings, increased chance of fog drizzle into
sunrise, and slightly earlier mix out times Friday morning.

Vicinity of ksfo... VFR today with a few to scattered high clouds.

West winds increasing this afternoon evening with gusts to around
27kt after 21z. Similar marine layer situation for tonight with
slightly lower heights than this morning.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Otter eddy in the bay keeping low cigs
and patchy fog around the lip of the bay. Ksns should clear out
very shortly while kmry may linger under clouds into the lunch
hour or early afternoon. Predominately light but occasionally
breezy onshore winds today. Similar marine layer situation tonight
albeit with slightly lower ceilings increased chance of
fog drizzle.

Marine As of 10:44 am pdt Thursday... Northwest winds will
increase across the coastal waters today. Infrequent gale force
gusts will also be possible in the outer waters north of point
reyes. Winds will weaken drastically on Friday and become
southwesterly along the coast. Mixed seas will continue with
shorter period northwest waves around 6 seconds, a light longer
period west swell, and a light southerly swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 1 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 1 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
public forecast: palmer rww
aviation: drp
marine: drp
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 3 mi69 min WNW 5.1 G 6 67°F 1010 hPa (+0.0)
OBXC1 4 mi69 min 65°F 65°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 4 mi69 min WSW 5.1 G 5.1
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 4 mi69 min SW 8.9 G 9.9 65°F 1010.3 hPa (+0.0)
PXSC1 5 mi69 min 67°F 65°F
LNDC1 5 mi69 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1 68°F 1010 hPa (+0.0)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 5 mi69 min N 2.9 G 4.1 64°F 1009.1 hPa (+0.0)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 6 mi69 min SW 1.9 G 2.9 65°F 71°F1010.6 hPa (+0.0)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 6 mi69 min S 5.1 G 8 66°F 65°F1009.8 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 7 mi76 min SE 9.9 68°F 1010 hPa (+0.0)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 8 mi69 min W 8 G 12 63°F 64°F1010.6 hPa (+0.0)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 14 mi69 min W 4.1 G 6 74°F 1009.3 hPa (+0.0)
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi69 min NW 8.9 G 9.9 76°F 72°F1009.3 hPa (+0.0)
UPBC1 17 mi69 min NW 8 G 9.9
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 17 mi69 min 61°F6 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi69 min W 8 G 9.9 76°F 72°F1009.2 hPa (-0.3)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 25 mi69 min N 4.1 G 6 71°F 75°F1010.6 hPa (+0.0)
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 27 mi69 min NW 4.1 G 6 79°F 1008.8 hPa (+0.0)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 28 mi84 min W 4.1 81°F 1009 hPa66°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 28 mi39 min NW 14 G 18 58°F 60°F1011.2 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 36 mi69 min 60°F1010.5 hPa (+0.4)

Wind History for Point Potrero Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA12 mi76 minSW 310.00 miA Few Clouds71°F63°F76%1010.2 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA17 mi76 minVar 410.00 miFair83°F63°F51%1007.7 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA17 mi73 minN 610.00 miA Few Clouds71°F62°F73%1009.8 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA18 mi75 minWSW 410.00 miFair74°F64°F74%1010.7 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA23 mi2.4 hrsVar 48.00 miA Few Clouds72°F66°F83%1010.2 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA23 mi74 minE 510.00 miFair81°F66°F62%1009.1 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA24 mi75 minSSW 610.00 miFair73°F64°F76%1008.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Berkeley, California (2)
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Berkeley
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Thu -- 05:15 AM PDT     4.11 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:55 AM PDT     2.20 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:04 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:22 PM PDT     5.53 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:53 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Berkeley Yacht Harbor, California Current
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Berkeley Yacht Harbor
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Thu -- 02:39 AM PDT     0.23 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:30 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:35 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 08:30 AM PDT     -0.11 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:34 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:04 PM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:46 PM PDT     0.24 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:26 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:53 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:01 PM PDT     -0.19 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:53 PM PDT     Moonrise
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