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Albany, CA

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:12PM Thursday September 19, 2019 12:04 PM PDT (19:04 UTC) Moonrise 9:30PMMoonset 10:58AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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- 820 Am Pdt Thu Sep 19 2019
Today..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt.
Fri..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sun..W winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 20 kt.
PZZ500 820 Am Pdt Thu Sep 19 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 through the day over the waters, with the strongest winds in the outer waters north of point reyes and locally south of point sur along the big sur coast. An 11 second northwest swell will be the predominate wave in the waters today, bringing the potential of hazardous conditions from squared seas to portion of the waters. A much lighter southerly swell will also be mixed in.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Albany, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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Fxus66 kmtr 191734
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san francisco bay area
1034 am pdt Thu sep 19 2019

Synopsis Seasonably cool conditions will persist on Thursday
followed by a warming trend forecast through the upcoming weekend.

A low pressure system moving southward to our east early next week
may create the potential for warming temperatures, dry offshore
flow and increased fire concerns.

Discussion As of 08:37 am pdt Thursday... Mostly clear skies
overnight allowed temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 40s
in the inland valleys, while lows along the coast were in the mid
to upper 50s. An upper trough centered to our north will continue
to track east, keeping us in a cool northwesterly flow pattern for
today. Temps at 850 mb were measured around 9c on the 12z oakland
sounding, and are forecast to warm to about 11c this afternoon.

Cool temperatures aloft will prevent a well-defined marine layer
today and will keep high temperatures seasonably cool. Highs are
expected to range from the upper 60s to lower 70s along the coast
with mid 70s to around 80 in the inland valleys. A warming trend
will begin on Friday and continue through the weekend as the
upper trough shifts east and a ridge in the eastern pacific
expands towards the west coast. Made a minor adjustment to sky
cover this morning, otherwise forecast is on track. For additional
details, see the previous discussion.

Prev discussion As of 03:00 am pdt Thursday... Seasonably cool
conditions are forecast over the region today as a mid upper
trough persists over the region. Afternoon temperatures will be
cooler at the coast today compared to yesterday, generally ranging
from the upper 60s to lower 70s while inland areas warm into the
middle 60s to upper 70s. In addition, mostly sunny conditions are
likely region-wide.

High pressure building over the eastern pacific will then begin to
build toward the west coast through the upcoming weekend. This will
result in a warming trend through the weekend with more widespread
80s across the interior by Friday and even lower 90s by Saturday
afternoon. With the lack of a marine layer and persistent onshore
flow, coastal areas will also warm into the 70s to even lower 80s
through Saturday.

Conditions trend slightly cooler on Sunday and Monday as a mid upper
level trough drops southward into the pacific northwest and
intermountain west. Mainly dry weather conditions are likely as this
system will lack sufficient moisture and the best mid upper level
support stays inland to the east of the region. With the upper level
low lingering over the desert southwest into early next week and a
ridge of high pressure building inland to our north, weak offshore
flow will potentially develop over the region. As a result, warming
temperatures and much drier conditions are likely to develop by
Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Thus, the forecast will need to
be closely monitored in the coming days as this pattern will create
the potential for increased fire concerns.

Aviation As of 10:34 am pdt Thursday... For 18z tafs.VFR
conditions will likely prevail at most TAF sites through the
forecast period. Satellite shows some cumulus clouds beginning to
pop up in the hills surrounding the bay area that will continue
through peak heating in the afternoon and early evening. Light
winds this morning will become onshore and locally gusty this
afternoon. Dry northwest flow will continue overnight, maintaining
vfr conditions at most terminals.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR conditions are forecast to prevail through
the period with some daytime cumulus clouds at above 3,000 ft agl.

Light winds will increase out of the west around 15-20 kt with
gusts near 25 kt. Winds will diminish after sunset.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals...VFR conditions are forecast to prevail
through the day. Could see some localized stratus try to develop
overnight along the monterey bay shoreline, but confidence of
occurrence is rather low.

Marine As of 08:20 am pdt Thursday... Northwest winds will
increase through the day over the waters, with the strongest winds
in the outer waters north of point reyes and locally south of
point sur along the big sur coast. An 11 second northwest swell
will be the predominate wave in the waters today, bringing the
potential of hazardous conditions from squared seas to portion of
the waters. A much lighter southerly swell will also be mixed in.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 3 pm
public forecast: st rgass
aviation: rowe
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 3 mi52 min SW 4.1 G 5.1 65°F 1015.4 hPa
PXSC1 4 mi46 min 65°F 54°F
OBXC1 4 mi46 min 64°F 55°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 4 mi52 min W 2.9 G 4.1 64°F 1015 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 4 mi46 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 63°F 1014.2 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 5 mi52 min NW 2.9 G 5.1
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 5 mi47 min NNE 1.9 65°F 1016 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 5 mi46 min 64°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 6 mi52 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 63°F 62°F1015.5 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 7 mi52 min WSW 5.1 G 6 64°F 68°F1015.5 hPa
LNDC1 7 mi52 min SW 5.1 G 6 65°F 1014.9 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 15 mi46 min NW 5.1 G 6 65°F 1014.9 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 15 mi64 min 60°F4 ft
UPBC1 18 mi46 min WNW 1 G 4.1
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 18 mi52 min NW 4.1 G 6 66°F 69°F1015.1 hPa65°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 22 mi52 min WNW 4.1 G 6 66°F 70°F1015.1 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 26 mi52 min N 2.9 G 7 66°F 72°F1015.6 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 26 mi34 min WNW 9.7 G 12 58°F 58°F1015.8 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi52 min NW 2.9 G 7 68°F 1014.7 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 30 mi79 min WSW 1.9 69°F 1015 hPa53°F
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 34 mi52 min 57°F1015.3 hPa

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, CA14 mi71 minWSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds68°F54°F61%1015 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA17 mi68 minNE 510.00 miA Few Clouds68°F53°F59%1014.8 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA19 mi71 minN 010.00 miFair71°F50°F47%1013.4 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA19 mi70 minWSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds67°F54°F63%1015.7 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA22 mi69 minE 410.00 miFair68°F50°F53%1014.9 hPa
San Carlos Airport, CA24 mi2.3 hrsNNE 310.00 miA Few Clouds66°F53°F64%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Angel Island, East Garrison, San Francisco Bay, California
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Thu -- 04:01 AM PDT     4.43 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:14 AM PDT     2.45 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 11:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:39 PM PDT     5.53 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:11 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:14 PM PDT     1.00 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:29 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Fleming Point 1.7 mi SW, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Fleming Point 1.7 mi SW
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Thu -- 01:08 AM PDT     0.53 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:43 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:54 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:56 AM PDT     -0.25 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 09:24 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:58 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:08 PM PDT     0.44 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:13 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:11 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:17 PM PDT     -0.37 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 10:27 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:29 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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