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Salmon Creek, CA

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 7:55PM Friday August 23, 2019 12:01 AM PDT (07:01 UTC) Moonrise 11:34PMMoonset 1:10PM Illumination 48% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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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PZZ540 Coastal Waters From Point Arena To Point Reyes California Out To 10 Nm- 917 Pm Pdt Thu Aug 22 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 am pdt Friday...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 9 seconds, decreasing to 7 to 8 ft at 9 seconds after midnight. SWell sw around 2 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 18 seconds.
Fri night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 13 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sun night..NW winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog.
Mon..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft and sw around 2 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 917 Pm 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 across the waters will generate a steep northwest swell hazardous to small craft vessels at 8 to 10 second periods tonight into Friday. A coastally trapped southerly wind reversal will also develop turning winds to a southwesterly direction along the coast late tonight through Friday. A decreasing northerly pressure gradient and winds Friday will ease aforementioned wind generated seas. Small, longer period swells will move through the coastal waters next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Salmon Creek, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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1114 pm pdt Thu aug 22 2019

Synopsis The warm temperatures today cool slightly on Friday
across the bay area. However, high dew point temperatures
tomorrow will keep inland areas feeling warmer. Temperatures will
increase this weekend as high pressure builds over california
lasting through the early work week. By midweek, moisture
increases as the remnants of ivo traverses northward in the
pacific ocean just off the california coast allowing muggy
conditions to return.

Discussion As of 9:40 pm pdt Thursday... Higher humidity values
today, especially this morning, resulted in much warmer minimum
temperatures, especially in higher terrain areas. This morning's
lows ranged from the upper 50s to the lower 70s, which were as
many as 10 to 15 degrees above yesterday's mins in some cases.

High temperatures today were a mixed bag, with some warmer and
some slightly cooler than yesterday's values. Today's highs ranged
from the 60s to lower 70s at the immediate coast to the 80s and
90s most other locations. The warmest locations reached 100
degrees, bookending our cwa, at pope valley in northern napa
county, as well as bradley in southern monterey county. Current
observations indicate that dew point temperatures are cooler than
last night at this time, thus, expect cooler minimum temperatures
tonight. Latest satellite imagery shows scant stratus formation
thus far, limited to along the coast from san mateo county south
as well as through the monterey bay and starting to extend down
the salinas valley. The marine layer depth is a little higher per
the fort ord profiler, and onshore flow persists with 2.5 mb
between sfo and sac, so expect the area of low clouds to expand
farther inland overnight. Did a minor update to the temperature
forecast for tomorrow, mainly to cool some temperatures somewhat
to reflect a slightly stronger seabreeze by tomorrow afternoon.

Previous discussion There are higher dewpoint temperatures
today around the bay area, ranging from 61 in salinas to 69 in san
jose giving a muggy feel to the day. The marine layer has been
pseudo- constant around 1500 feet the last few hours and will
remain fairly shallow overnight, though patchy fog may be possible
in the early morning hours along the coast. Onshore flow
strengthens slightly tomorrow, providing slightly cooler
temperatures on Friday. Lingering higher dew point temperatures
inland will keep temperatures feeling warmer for interior
locations.

High pressure builds over california this weekend which will drive a
warming trend for temperatures. Temperatures will MAX out on Sunday
in the mid to upper 90s, with isolated locations in southern san
benito and monterey counties reaching the low 100s. However, those
values are based on current models having the ridge axis of high
pressure north of the bay area. If the ridge retrogrades slightly,
temperatures around our area could increase even higher, thus will
be monitored as the next round of models are produced.

The warming trend looks to continue through the early part of the
work week. By Wednesday, the remnants of the tropical system ivo
will have moved northward in the pacific just west of the bay area.

Ivo will bring an increase in moisture giving a better chance for
clouds cover across the area and an overall muggy feeling. No
precipitation or thunderstorms are currently forecast, though it
will be something that will be closely monitored as the time
interval draws closer.

Aviation As of 11:14 pm pdt Thursday...VFR except vlifr-ifr
along the coast, extending eastward over the san francisco bay,
and also moving into nearby coastal valleys tonight and Friday
morning. On Friday diurnal mixing should lift ceilings toVFR at
most, mainly inland, terminals, however in terms of areal coverage
of coastal stratus and fog it's a very low confidence forecast for
Friday into Saturday morning; a 4 mb smx-sfo pressure gradient
and wind will be juxtaposed to a diminishing 3 mb or less acv-sfo
pressure gradient and wind resulting in any combination of coverage.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind has diminished. Seeing signs that
the aforementioned smx-sfo pressure gradient is getting a foothold
(usually the NAM is slow with this forecast). Under a compressed
marine layer this combination should keepVFR going for the period.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Vlifr-ifr due to increasing stratus and
fog coverage extending into the salinas valley. Low ceilings and
visibilities lift toVFR by late Friday morning, then low confidence
stratus and fog return Friday evening and night.

Marine As of 9:17 pm pdt Thursday... Northwest winds across the
waters will generate a steep northwest swell hazardous to small
craft vessels at 8 to 10 second periods tonight into Friday. A
coastally trapped southerly wind reversal will also develop
turning winds to a southwesterly direction along the coast late
tonight through Friday. A decreasing northerly pressure gradient
and winds Friday will ease aforementioned wind generated seas.

Small, longer period swells will move through the coastal waters
next week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
public forecast: sims
aviation marine: canepa
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 15 mi31 min NW 19 G 25 55°F1006.6 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 23 mi49 min 58°F1007.3 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 34 mi31 min 55°F10 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 41 mi31 min NW 9.7 G 14 59°F 60°F1008 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 44 mi31 min 62°F7 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 44 mi43 min 66°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 44 mi32 min S 7 60°F 1007 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 46 mi43 min WSW 6 G 8.9 66°F 1006.1 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 47 mi43 min SSW 12 G 15 62°F 1007.4 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 48 mi49 min WSW 5.1 G 7 60°F 62°F1007.7 hPa

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA18 mi2.1 hrsSSE 69.00 miFair64°F54°F70%1005.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Fri -- 05:44 AM PDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:58 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 10:55 AM PDT     2.73 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:10 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:12 PM PDT     5.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Salt Point, California Current
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Fri -- 12:37 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:24 AM PDT     0.60 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:34 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:44 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:58 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 09:06 AM PDT     -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 12:01 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:12 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 03:20 PM PDT     0.57 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:13 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:56 PM PDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:37 PM PDT     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
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