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Point Reyes Station, CA

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Sunrise 6:42AMSunset 7:41PM Wednesday April 8, 2020 11:49 AM PDT (18:49 UTC) Moonrise 7:45PMMoonset 6:27AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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PZZ545 Coastal Waters From Point Reyes To Pigeon Point California Out To 10 Nm- 829 Am Pdt Wed Apr 8 2020
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 8 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 17 seconds.
Thu night..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and sw 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft and S around 2 ft.
...san francisco bar/fourfathom bank forecast..... In the deep water channel...seas 4 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Across the bar...seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Maximum ebb current of 2.6 kt at 05:43 pm Wednesday and 4.2 kt at 05:43 am Thursday.
PZZ500 829 Am Pdt Wed Apr 8 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will continue to diminish today as the upper low slowly exits the region. Locally breezy winds will persist over the northern outer waters into this afternoon. Moderate northwest swell through the rest of the week along with a longer period southerly swell.


7 Day Forecast for Point Reyes Station CDP, CA
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7 Day Forecast for Inverness CDP, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 081732 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 1032 AM PDT Wed Apr 8 2020

SYNOPSIS. Isolated to scattered rain showers will be possible over the Central Coast through midweek while mainly dry conditions prevail to the north. Temperatures will begin a gradual warming trend late in the week and into the upcoming weekend as conditions dry out region-wide.

DISCUSSION. as of 09:00 AM PDT Wednesday . The 551dm 500mb upper low that first arrived in the region this last Sunday continues to loom in the vicinity, now centered over the Channel Islands off of Point Conception in Southern California. KMUX radar continues to show wrap around showers associated with this storm system advancing towards the WNW from the Central Valley and into the Central Coast/Southern Santa Clara area early this morning. Forecast models suggests on and off showers on the lighter to occasionally moderate side will continue to be possible for the southern Counties into Thursday as the aforementioned upper low finally begins to move downstream (eastward/inland) before exiting the area by Friday. Lingering clouds and locally breezy winds along the coast are expected today and tomorrow before high pressure takes full control later Friday, this weekend, and into early next week. A general warming/drying trend is expected to be firmly in place by this weekend, with a return to above normal temperatures regionwide by Sunday. No changes planned for the current forecast package this morning -- see previous discussion for more information.

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION. as of 2:55 AM PDT Wednesday . The pesky low pressure system that brought a variety of weather to the Bay Area and Central Coast the last few days remains off the coast. Overnight satellite imagery shows a broad circulation, with embedded smaller circulations, spinning near the Channel Islands. The cyclonic flow continues to advect moisture around the slow moving low pressure. The advecting moisture has resulted in bands of scattered showers moving over the San Joaquin Valley and southern Monterey/San Benito. Over the last six hours a few gauges have tipped in southern Monterey/San Benito with a few hundredths up to a few tenths. It should be noted shower activity is struggling to have any additional northern movement. Latest hi-res models, like the HRRR and local WRF, keep showers chances through day, but mainly south of San Jose. In fact, most likely locations for showers will still be confined to Monterey/San Benito, but a stray shower could drift north. The cold low pressure will make for an interesting split with temperatures around the Bay Area/Central Coast. Southern areas will remain seasonably cool with filtered sunshine/showers (Monterey Bay region southward) and northern areas will be mild an in a few spots above normal (San Jose northward).

For tonight, the low finally moves eastward and begins its slow exit of California. Before it finally exits a few additional bands of showers may drift across the forecast area Wednesday night and Thursday. Once again, best chance for precip will be south of San Jose. Additional rainfall will generally be light. Given the recent rain and lingering low level moisture patchy fog will be possible Wednesday night and early Thursday.

Showers will end by Thursday night with a warming and drying trend developing. Warmer and drier conditions are expect over the weekend and into early next week.

AVIATION. as of 10:31 AM PDT Wednesday . for 18Z TAFs. Patchy stratus remains along the coast, over the Bay Area, and around the Monterey Bay. A layer of mid to high level cloud around 10,000 to 15,000 ft AGL is making it difficult to see the extent of low clouds a the surface. Observations show VFR conditions over the parts of the North and East Bay with MVFR conditions elsewhere due to low cigs. Intermittent VFR/MVFR conditions the rest of the morning with the possibility of low clouds lingering around into the early afternoon. May be a period of VFR conditions this afternoon before low clouds return this evening. Variable winds again this morning becoming onshore this afternoon at 10-15 kt.

Some of the MOS guidance is showing increasing southeasterly winds around San Jose tomorrow morning (on the order of 25 to 30 kt gusts). Not including this into the taf at the moment. Will keep an eye on model trends this afternoon and evening.

Vicinity of KSFO . After a brief break earlier this morning it appears that stratus has rebuilt in over parts of the SF Bays with both KOAK and KSFO reporting BKN to OVC conditions at around 1500 ft AGL. Low clouds may linger over the next couple of hours, but thus far expecting cigs to lift this afternoon. Should this not be the case, tafs will be updated. After brief VFR conditions this afternoon, expecting low clouds to redevelop this evening with MVFR cigs prevailing overnight and through tomorrow morning. Variable winds again this morning at times around 10 kt should become onshore by this afternoon (10-15 kt).

SFO Bridge Approach . Similar to KSFO.

Monterey Bay Terminals . Low clouds remain over the Bay and terminals this morning with an additional layer of mid to high level clouds at 10,000 to 15,000 ft making it difficult to see the surface. Models and guidance show MVFR cigs remaining over the peninsula through the afternoon with some lifting possible before cigs lower again this evening. KSNS may see VFR conditions this afternoon, though confidence is low. MVFR conditions to prevail this evening and overnight. Onshore winds this afternoon 10-15 kt.

MARINE. as of 08:29 AM PDT Wednesday . Northwest winds will continue to diminish today as the upper low slowly exits the region. Locally breezy winds will persist over the northern outer waters into this afternoon. Moderate northwest swell through the rest of the week along with a longer period southerly swell.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. SCA . Pt Arena to Pigeon Pt 10-60 nm until 3 PM



PUBLIC FORECAST: DRP AVIATION: AS MARINE: AS

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 20 mi29 min W 3.9 G 5.8 51°F 52°F1016 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 20 mi49 min 55°F5 ft
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 21 mi33 min SE 5.1 53°F 1015 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 22 mi49 min SSE 9.9 G 12 53°F 57°F1014.8 hPa (-0.0)
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 24 mi49 min 59°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 24 mi49 min SSW 9.9 G 13 53°F 1015.4 hPa (-0.0)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 27 mi49 min W 2.9 G 8 53°F 1014.2 hPa (-0.0)
PXSC1 27 mi49 min 54°F 52°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 28 mi49 min WSW 8.9 G 12 55°F 1014.3 hPa (-0.4)
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 29 mi49 min SW 6 G 8 53°F 1015.2 hPa (-0.0)
OBXC1 29 mi49 min 53°F 51°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 30 mi49 min SW 8 G 9.9
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 31 mi19 min E 1.9 G 3.9 52°F1014.8 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 32 mi49 min WSW 5.1 G 7 53°F 58°F1015.2 hPa (-0.0)
LNDC1 32 mi49 min SW 7 G 8.9 53°F 1015.1 hPa (-0.0)
UPBC1 35 mi49 min NW 4.1 G 5.1
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 35 mi49 min WNW 5.1 G 6 56°F 58°F1014.4 hPa (-0.5)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 36 mi19 min 53°F9 ft
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 40 mi49 min W 5.1 G 8 57°F 58°F1014.3 hPa (-0.4)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 42 mi64 min W 7
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 48 mi49 min NW 8 G 11 58°F 1014 hPa (-0.7)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 48 mi49 min N 5.1 G 5.1 56°F 59°F1015.6 hPa (-0.0)
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 48 mi19 min NNW 3.9 G 5.8 51°F 53°F1016.3 hPa49°F

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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Novato / Gnoss Field, CA15 mi74 minVar 410.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F50°F82%1014.6 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA18 mi54 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F51°F88%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Inverness, Tomales Bay, California
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Wed -- 01:01 AM PDT     5.52 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:45 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:26 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:42 AM PDT     -0.47 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:30 PM PDT     5.03 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:41 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:50 PM PDT     0.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:45 PM PDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Reyes, California Current
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Wed -- 12:48 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:44 AM PDT     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:45 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:16 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:27 AM PDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:16 AM PDT     1.36 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:27 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:09 PM PDT     -1.31 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:34 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:42 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:46 PM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:26 PM PDT     1.20 knots Max Flood
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