Marine Weather Net

Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 150 and 250 NM Offshore Forecast


TODAY

N
WINDS
10 - 20
KNOTS

TONIGHT

N
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

SAT

N
WINDS
5 - 15
KNOTS

SAT NIGHT

NW
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
PZZ925 Forecast Issued: 224 AM PDT Fri Sep 24 2021

Today...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 7 To 9 Ft.
Tonight...N Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 6 To 8 Ft.
Sat...N Winds 5 To 15 Kt, Becoming Nw 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.
Sat Night...Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.
Sun...W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.
Sun Night...Sw Winds 5 To 15 Kt, Diminishing To Less Than 10 Kt. Seas 6 To 7 Ft.
Mon...W To Sw Winds 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 6 To 9 Ft.
Mon Night...N To Nw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 8 To 14 Ft.
Tue...N Winds 10 To 20 Kt, Becoming 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 12 To 14 Ft.
Tue Night...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 10 To 12 Ft.
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835 PM PST Tue Jan 18 2022
Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries - PZZ500
Moderately breezy northwesterlies continue overnight and through most of the day Wednesday. Hazardous conditions are expected for smaller vessels through Wednesday night over the outer waters and near coastal jet regions. Winds will weaken by Thursday. A series of mid- period west to northwest swell continues through the forecast period.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
1000pm PST Tuesday Jan 18 2022

Synopsis
Mostly dry and mild weather conditions will prevail through midweek with subtle warming late in the week. Breezy to gusty offshore winds are expected in the higher terrain of the North Bay, East Bay and San Francisco Peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday.

As of 09:00pm PST Tuesday... A few areas of low stratus were developing this evening around San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and within the Salinas Valley. A consensus of the high resolution forecast model guidance suggest these clouds should persist overnight while possibly expanding into the North and Easy Bays. Fog may also develop, with the strongest signal for this being over the North Bay. However can't rule it out elsewhere along the periphery of the cloudier areas. Otherwise, winds were picking up a little in the North Bay hills, with gusts around 15-20 mph. These winds should increase into tomorrow as an offshore wind regime develops.

The forecast is in good shape this evening and no changes are anticipated.

As of 02:40pm PST Tuesday...After a cloudy and foggy start to the day skies finally clear mid-day. Afternoon satellite imagery does show some high clouds spilling in from the north so it's more like filtered sunshine this afternoon. Regardless, the late start kept temperatures on the cooler side today and a handful of stations will likely come in a few cooler than their forecast max temps (more 50s than 60s).

For tonight and the next few days: High pressure lurking off the coast will slowly build eastward keeping dry conditions in place. The building high pressure will also lead to a gradual warming trend. Highs will be generally in the 60s with a few low 70s interior. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s to 40s. The more noteworthy item the next few days will be developing offshore flow. As upper level high pressure builds over the region an upper low swings through the the Great Basin. At the surface, high pressure will quickly follow the upper low with high pressure building over the Great Basin. Inland high pressure will result in offshore flow over the Bay Area. Offshore flow is forecast to build tonight, but increase during the day on Wednesday and linger all of the way into Friday. Winds will be under Advisory criteria, but still breezy to gusty in the hills. The offshore flow will also usher in drier air, but no fire weather concerns given the state of the fuels.

No rain is forecast through the next 7-10 days. Still eyeing the very long range (early Feb) for any chance of precipitation returning to the region.

Marine
as of 09:43pm PST Tuesday...Moderately breezy northwesterlies continue overnight and through most of the day Wednesday. Hazardous conditions are expected for smaller vessels through Wednesday night over the outer waters and near coastal jet regions. Winds will weaken by Thursday. A series of mid- period west to northwest swell continues through the forecast period.

NOAA San Francisco Bay Area Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Tonight:
Small Craft Advisory...Point Arena to Pigeon Point 10-60nm