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Sereno del Mar, CA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:35PM Tuesday March 31, 2020 8:36 AM PDT (15:36 UTC) Moonrise 10:30AMMoonset 12:47AM Illumination 51% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 230 Am Pdt Tue Mar 31 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from this afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Today..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 11 seconds. A slight chance of showers this morning.
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 12 seconds.
Wed..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 12 seconds and S around 2 ft at 19 seconds.
Wed night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 12 seconds.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 18 seconds.
Thu night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S around 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 4 ft and S around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft and S around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
PZZ500 230 Am Pdt Tue Mar 31 2020
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will increase this afternoon through Wednesday night as a low pressure system moves inland over the pacific northwest. The waters off the big sur coast will likely see some gale-force winds and/or gusts. Additionally, can't rule out some isolated gale-force gusts for the outer waters north of point pinos. Mixed swell will persist with a moderate northwest swell and a light southwesterly swell.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sereno del Mar, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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FXUS66 KMTR 311120 AFDMTR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 420 AM PDT Tue Mar 31 2020

SYNOPSIS. Dry weather conditions with seasonable temperatures are forecast for the remainder of the week. Rain chances and cooler temperatures return by the upcoming weekend and will potentially continue into early next week.

DISCUSSION. as of 02:58 AM PDT Tuesday . An upper level low off of the British Columbia coast and associated trough extending into the Pacific Northwest continues to produce widespread cloud cover and isolated showers over northern California. With this, cannot rule out so very light precipitation over far northern portions of the North Bay today, mainly across northern Sonoma County. Elsewhere, dry weather conditions are likely today under a partly to mostly sunny sky. Temperatures will generally warm into the upper 50s along the immediate cost while 60s are likely inland.

Dry weather conditions are likely to persist through the remainder of the week as the storm track stays to the north. Additionally, temperatures will remain near to slightly below seasonal averages in response to a broad trough over the much of the western portion of the country. Overnight/morning temperatures will coo slightly by midweek as a slightly drier air mass filters into the region. This may allow for some inland valley locations to drop into the middle 30s by early Thursday and Friday mornings.

Surface high pressure will build over the eastern Pacific resulting in gusty northwest winds over the Pacific and near the coast from late today through Wednesday evening. However, wind speeds inland will generally remain light.

Deterministic models and ensembles continue to indicate the return to unsettled weather conditions by late this week (generally late Friday) and into the upcoming weekend. However, there remain some differences in model-to-model solutions with respect to timing and position of the mid/upper level trough. Regardless, look for a cooling trend and increased precipitation chances region-wide as we head into the upcoming weekend. Conditions potentially remain unsettled heading into early next week as well.

AVIATION. as of 04:20 AM PDT Tuesday . Infrared satellite imagery shows low clouds developing and expanding in coverage this early morning over the San Francisco Bay Area. The major Bay Area terminals were all reporting MVFR ceilings as of the 12Z TAF publication time. Expect these clouds to mix-out around mid/late morning and return to VFR conditions. Light winds this morning will increase and become onshore in the afternoon.

Vicinity of KSFO . MVFR ceilings as a result of low clouds through 18-19Z, then transition back to VFR. Light winds this morning will become west to northwest this afternoon around 15 kt.

SFO Bridge Approach . Expect the low clouds to expand in coverage over the southern half of the San Francisco Bay along the approach over the next few hours through sunrise. Otherwise, expect similar conditions to that of the terminal.

Monterey Bay Terminals . MVFR conditions were observed earlier in the overnight hours associated with low clouds, but have since returned to VFR conditions. Could still see some low clouds develop between now and sunrise at MRY and SNS. Light winds this morning will become west to northwest this afternoon.

MARINE. as of 02:58 AM PDT Tuesday . Northwest winds will increase this afternoon through Wednesday night as a low pressure system moves inland over the Pacific Northwest. The waters off the Big Sur coast will likely see some gale-force winds and/or gusts. Additionally, can't rule out some isolated gale-force gusts for the outer waters north of Point Pinos. Mixed swell will persist with a moderate northwest swell and a light southwesterly swell.

MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Tday. SCA . Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm from 3 PM SCA . Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 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 from 3 PM SCA . Pigeon Pt to Pt Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm from 3 PM SCA . Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm SCA . Mry Bay from 3 PM



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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 mi37 min NW 7.8 G 9.7 55°F1024.6 hPa (+0.3)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 38 mi37 min 55°F5 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 47 mi37 min WNW 7.8 G 9.7 52°F 56°F1025 hPa (+0.3)
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 48 mi49 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 52°F 53°F1024.3 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 49 mi37 min 56°F4 ft
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 49 mi49 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 53°F 57°F1023.9 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 49 mi45 min Calm 52°F 1024 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA17 mi44 minN 06.00 miFog/Mist50°F50°F100%1023.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Tue -- 01:46 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:44 AM PDT     4.92 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:57 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:15 AM PDT     0.44 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:29 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:55 PM PDT     3.69 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:35 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:13 PM PDT     3.40 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Salt Point, California Current
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Tue -- 01:48 AM PDT     Moonset
Tue -- 02:23 AM PDT     0.40 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:51 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 06:58 AM PDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:40 AM PDT     -1.01 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:30 AM PDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 12:47 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:51 PM PDT     0.68 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:31 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:36 PM PDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:26 PM PDT     -0.40 knots Max Ebb
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