Fort Bragg, CA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Fort Bragg, CA

April 21, 2024 2:29 AM PDT (09:29 UTC) Change Location
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PZZ455 Cape Mendocino To Pt Arena Out 10 Nm- 846 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 20 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Sunday evening - .

Tonight - NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves nw building to 7 ft at 7 seconds - .and nw 2 ft at 12 seconds.

Sun - NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves N 9 ft at 8 seconds - .and W 4 ft at 13 seconds.

Sun night - N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves nw 9 ft at 9 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon - S winds 5 kt. Waves N 5 ft at 7 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Mon night - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves N 5 ft at 8 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Tue - W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves N 6 ft at 7 seconds - .and S 2 ft at 15 seconds.

Wed - NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves N 5 ft at 6 seconds - .and nw 4 ft at 12 seconds.

Thu - NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves nw 7 ft at 5 seconds - .and S 2 ft at 15 seconds.

PZZ400 846 Pm Pdt Sat Apr 20 2024

Synopsis for northern california waters - Northerly winds rapidly increased this evening in the wake of a weak cold frontal passage - Winds will continue to build with gale force gusts on Sunday across the outer waters, with gales close to shore near pt. St. George and cape mendocino. Winds will produce steep and hazardous short period seas into Monday. Strong winds and seas will gradually shunt further offshore early next week.


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Area Discussion for - Eureka, CA
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FXUS66 KEKA 202224 AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Eureka CA 324 PM PDT Sat Apr 20 2024

SYNOPSIS
A dissipating cold front will bring a slight chance for drizzle to the North Coast through early this evening. Gusty northerly breezes are forecast to develop later tonight behind the front and then strengthen on Sunday. Otherwise, dry weather with above normal temperatures are forecast for Sunday and Monday.

DISCUSSION
Visible satellite imagery showed a mass of thick clouds associated with a dissipating cold front just offshore the North Coast this afternoon. ARW and HRRR models continues to indicate potential (10-20% chance) for minuscule amounts (0.01-0.04in) of precip (drizzle) through early this evening.
Breezy northerly winds will develop later tonight as the front moves to southeast.

Otherwise, dry weather is forecast to continue for the remainder of the weekend into early next week. Interior temperatures will remain above normal (mid 70s to mid 80s) through Tuesday. Monday will most likely be the warmest day as offshore flow strengthens.
Warmest interior valleys will likely (70-90% chance) peak in the low to mid 80s on Monday.

Breezy to windy conditions are expected for coastal areas on Sunday as a cold air surge develops offshore in the wake of the front.
Peak gusts (mostly in the late afternoon and early evening) of 25 to 35 mph are forecast. Granted, higher gusts (40-50 mph) are probable (>70% chance) for wind prone locations; the King Range, coastal headlands of SW Humboldt and windy point or Pt St George,

On Tuesday, a 500mb shortwave trough will approach the Pac NW.
Deterministic model guidance continues to indicate increasing buoyant energy and instability for possible (20-30% chance)
showers and thunderstorms across the interior - mostly Trinity County - on Tuesday. Also, a closed cyclonic circulation evident at 925mb will likely induce a southerly wind reversal and a push of marine air/low clouds from the SW Monday night into Tue morning.
Some cooling is expected on Tue, but high temps will likely (>60% chance) remain above normal (lower to mid 70s) until the air mass cools down more drastically toward the end of the week.

Potential for precipitation will increase mid to late next week as a colder 500mb trough (temps <-25C). Timing has tightened up to Thu-Fri with 24 hours probabilities for > 1 inch in 24 hours for the western slopes of Del Norte and northern Humboldt Counties around 20 to 30%. There is still a great deal of variability with timing and precip amounts. Also, there are indications for a secondary trough in the NW flow on the backside of the main trough that may spark up more showers Friday night into Saturday (10-20% chance). It is more certain that interior high temperatures will cool down by late week - mostly in the 60's. If snow levels fall to 5000 feet on Friday, high temps will struggle to reach the lower 40s in the high mountains Fri-Sat. Precipitation amounts are forecast to be light, but this time of year even light amounts will have impacts on outdoor plans or activities. Stay tuned. DB/ZVS

AVIATION
Latest space pictures show mid cloud spreading over the Redwood Coast this afternoon ahead of a weak frontal passage. Some drizzle is expected with this front, and periods of IFR are possible later this afternoon as it passes overhead. Space pictures also show rapid clearing and subsidence in the cold sector behind the boundary. Thus any low cloud associated with this feature that moves onshore this afternoon and evening should mix out overnight, accompanied by developing NW winds. Otherwise, VFR conditions are expected across the interior. TDJ

MARINE
Northwesterly wind will build through the waters from north to south with gusts over 21 kts in the outer waters later this evening. Wind will continue to increase with gale force gusts throughout the outer waters during the day on Sunday. These reach the inners this evening, and gale force gusts should still be expected right along shore around Cape Mendocino and Pt. St. George.
Strong winds will build steep short period seas in excess of 10 feet by Sunday afternoon.

Weak high pressure building over California will help gradually shunt the strongest wind offshore starting Monday, which will allow at least coastal conditions to gradually calm early this week. Short period waves dominate the sea state through early week, with a mid period swell up to 5 feet building Sunday. TDJ

EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
CA...
None.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...
Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 9 PM PDT Sunday for PZZ450.

Small Craft Advisory from 3 AM to 9 PM PDT Sunday for PZZ455.

Small Craft Advisory from 9 PM this evening to 3 PM PDT Sunday for PZZ470.

Gale Warning from 3 PM Sunday to 3 AM PDT Monday for PZZ470.

Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Sunday for PZZ475.

Gale Warning from 3 AM to 9 PM PDT Sunday for PZZ475.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
46014 - PT ARENA - 19NM North of Point Arena, CA 17 mi50 min NNW 18G21 53°F 53°F30.1550°F
ANVC1 - 9416841 - Arena Cove, CA 35 mi60 min WNW 4.1G6 52°F 51°F30.14


Wind History for Arena Cove, CA
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Tide / Current for Noyo River, California
   
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Noyo River
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Sun -- 04:46 AM PDT     0.94 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:41 AM PDT     4.62 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:35 PM PDT     1.32 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:06 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:47 PM PDT     5.49 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Noyo River, California, Tide feet
12
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4.7
1
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3.8
2
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2.7
3
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1.7
4
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1.1
5
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0.9
6
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1.3
7
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2.1
8
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3
9
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3.9
10
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4.5
11
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4.6
12
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4.2
1
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3.5
2
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2.6
3
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1.9
4
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1.4
5
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1.4
6
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1.8
7
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2.6
8
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3.6
9
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4.6
10
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5.3
11
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5.5



Tide / Current for Point Cabrillo, California Current
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Point Cabrillo
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Sun -- 01:50 AM PDT     -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:27 AM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:30 AM PDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:28 AM PDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:24 AM PDT     0.94 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:20 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:03 PM PDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:35 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:07 PM PDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:59 PM PDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:27 PM PDT     0.91 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:20 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Point Cabrillo, California Current, knots
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-0.6
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-1
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-1
3
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-0.9
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-0.7
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-0.2
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0.3
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0.7
8
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0.9
9
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0.9
10
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0.7
11
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0.2
12
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-0.4
1
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-0.8
2
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-0.9
3
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-0.9
4
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-0.6
5
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-0.3
6
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0.2
7
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0.6
8
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0.9
9
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0.9
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0.6
11
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0.2




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