Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 150 and 250 NM Offshore Forecast
|Tonight...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 6 Ft.|
|Thu...N To Nw Winds 10 To 20 Kt, Becoming 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 5 To 6 Ft.|
|Thu Night...N To Nw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Fri...Nw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Fri Night...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming N To Nw 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 6 Ft.|
|Sat...N To Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Sat Night...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 5 To 7 Ft.|
|Sun...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.|
|Sun Night...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 8 Ft.|
|Mon...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt. Seas 6 To 8 Ft.|
|Mon Night...N Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Becoming N To Nw 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 7 To 8 Ft.|
| 224 PM PDT Wed Aug 4 2021 |
Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries - PZZ500
Northwest winds with stronger gusts over the southern waters continues. The rest of Wednesday afternoon offers locally breezy conditions through the Golden Gate gap and into the Delta and along the immediate coastline. Steep short period northwest waves continue to dominate the sea state along with a moderate period southerly swell.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
658pm PDT Wednesday August 4 2021
Increased onshore flow will result in more widespread night/morning clouds and coastal drizzle. Cooler temperatures are also expected, especially closer to the coast. Seasonable weather conditions are then anticipated Friday and into the upcoming weekend.
as of 02:00pm PDT Wednesday...Coastal stratus persists right along the coast or a little offshore from the Bay Area and Central CA coastline this afternoon. The marine layer continues to vary between 1500 and 2000 ft deep which, coupled with onshore flow, has allowed for more cooling inland. Several sites are reporting about 1-6 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.
Looking at the synoptic pattern, an upper level trough is still on track to move into NorCal tonight into Thursday. That will help support our continued marine layer and the cooler temperatures. It's also likely that the marine stratus along the coast could be thick enough to produce drizzle and we may even see a few observations of measurable precipitation from that drizzle. Even the hi-res NAM has been showing hints of light precipitation for some of our coastal locations. Don't be surprised if you need to use your windshield wipers tomorrow morning.
As this trough moves into CA, this will enhance onshore flow so we expect breezy to windy conditions along the coast. Speaking of winds, many people have called our office concerned about smoke from the larger wildfires in far NorCal. The smoke is being pushed north and eastward from the southwesterly flow as that trough moves inland. Thus, the Bay Area and Central CA coast won't have any smoke concerns.
The trough will continue to track eastward Thursday night into Friday which will allow for a minor warm up on Friday and Saturday. Highest temperatures will be in the interior portions of our CWA where max temps will range in the upper 80s to upper 90s. Closer to the coast and Bay area will see upper 60s to mid 80s.
In the extended forecast, there's the potential for another trough to track well north of our CWA. This will likely nudge our temperatures back down to seasonable values.
as of 01:49pm PDT Wednesday...Expect northwest winds with stronger gusts over the southern waters. Wednesday afternoon offers locally breezy conditions through the Golden Gate gap and into the Delta and along the immediate coastline. Steep short period northwest waves continue to dominate the sea state along with a moderate period southerly swell.
NOAA San Francisco Bay Area Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Tonight, Small Craft Advisory on San Francisco Bay until 9pm SCA...Mry Bay until 9 PM SCA...Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm until 9 PM SCA...Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm