Pigeon Point to Point Piedras Blancas between 60 and 150 NM Offshore Forecast
|Today...N Winds 25 To 30 Kt. Seas 13 To 16 Ft.|
|Tonight...N To Nw Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas 12 To 15 Ft.|
|Sat...N Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas Becoming 10 To 14 Ft.|
|Sat Night...Nw Winds 20 To 25 Kt. Seas Subsiding To 9 To 12 Ft.|
|Sun...N To Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 9 To 11 Ft.|
|Sun Night...Nw Winds Increasing To 25 To 30 Kt. Seas 9 To 12 Ft.|
|Mon...Nw Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas 8 To 12 Ft.|
|Mon Night...Nw Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas 8 To 11 Ft.|
|Tue...Nw Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas Becoming 10 To 12 Ft.|
|Tue Night...Nw Winds 20 To 30 Kt, Becoming N. Seas 8 To 12 Ft.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
143pm PDT Fri May 20 2022
Gusty northerly winds will persist across the interior through Friday with elevated fire weather concerns developing. Seasonably warm and dry weather continues for this weekend into early next week.
As of 01:43pm PDT Friday...Blue skies prevail across the Bay Area and Central Coast this afternoon. Despite the sunshine temperatures are several degrees colder for most areas this afternoon. A passing "inside slider" brought a cooler airmass to the region. Latest 24 hour temperatures show many spots running 5-10 degrees colder this afternoon than Thursday afternoon. Temperatures this afternoon will likely top out in the 60s and 70s most areas with a few far interior spots exceeding 80 degrees. The inside slider also brought some rather gusty conditions early this morning (peak gusts at Mt St Helena 73 MPH). Winds are still breezy to gusty this afternoon, but not as gusty as this morning. Given the decreasing winds will allow the Wind Advisory to expire at 2pm this afternoon.
For the weekend and into Early Next Week
The "inside slider" will continue eastward. Behind the slider a large area of high pressure well off the West Coast will inch its way eastward. The slow building high pressure will kick off a warming trend starting Saturday. Three to five degrees of warming will be possible each day with the peak of the warmth occurring next Tuesday. Greatest warm up will occur inland as lingering onshore flow will keep coastal/bay spots in check. Max temps on Sat/Sunday will generally be 60s/70s coast/bays and 70s/80s interior. By Monday/Tuesday the upper level high pressure is overhead yielding the warmest 850mb temps and highest 500mb heights. Max temps on Mon/Tuesday will generally be upper 60s/70s coast/bays and 80s/mid 90s interior. Conf on interior 90+ deg is pretty high as ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) EFI has a good portion of the Bay Area above normal. Additionally, calibrated ensemble guidance also shows solid 90+ deg with the possibility of being slightly warmer. The real heat will be in the Central Valley where 100 deg is possible. Temperatures will be well above normal, but not record levels. Overnight lows will be mild, but not overly hot like during a heat event. Therefore, overall Heat Risk is moderate given the "relief" at night.
After many days of rather windy conditions winds will ease a bit over the weekend. Breezy seabreezes will still be possible each afternoon, but not as strong as Friday.
Wednesday and beyond: The ridge of high pressure weakens as an upstream trough approaches. Subtle cooling on Wednesday, but more widespread cooling Thursday and into the holiday weekend.
as of 10:46am PDT Friday...Strong northwest winds across the waters through the day with gale force gusts in the northern outer waters. Winds diminish Saturday but remain near gale force in the northern outer waters. These winds will generate steep fresh swell at periods of 9 to 11 seconds through the weekend as the sea state remains wind driven. Winds are expected to restrengthen early next week.
NOAA San Francisco Bay Area Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Small Craft Advisory...Pigeon Point to Point Pinos 0-10 nm until 9pm
Small Craft Advisory...Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm until 9pm
GALE WARNING...Point Arena to Pigeon Point 10-60nm
Small Craft Advisory...Point Arena to Point Reyes 0-10nm
Small Craft Advisory...Pigeon Point to Piedras Blancas 10-60 nm
Small Craft Advisory...Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 0-10 nm
Small Craft Advisory...Monterey Bay until 9pm