Point Arena to Pigeon Point between 60 and 150 NM Offshore Forecast
|Today...W To Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 14 To 17 Ft. Chance Of Rain.
|Tonight...Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Becoming W To Nw 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 11 To 14 Ft.
|Mon...W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 9 To 11 Ft.
|Mon Night...Sw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 7 To 9 Ft.
|Tue...S To Sw Winds 10 To 20 Kt. Seas 7 To 8 Ft.
|Tue Night...S Winds 10 To 20 Kt, Becoming N To Nw. Seas 7 To 8 Ft.
|Wed...N Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 7 To 12 Ft.
|Wed Night...N Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas 7 To 12 Ft.
|Thu...N Winds 20 To 30 Kt. Seas 8 To 13 Ft.
|Thu Night...N To Nw Winds 15 To 25 Kt. Seas 7 To 9 Ft.
| Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Francisco CA 310am PST Sunday Mar 3 2024
.SHORT TERM... (Today and tonight) Issued at 1205am PST Sunday Mar 3 2024
Shower activity is decreasing overnight. This drying trend will continue through the day Sunday. Temperatures will be well below normal this morning. The 1000-500 mb thickness ranges between 535 dam and 540 dam across the North Bay, indicating patchy frost may develop. This will be more likely if the cloud cover decreases to allow additional radiational cooling before the sun comes up. Gentle westerly winds in the morning will increase to a moderate breeze by the afternoon.
(Monday through Saturday) Issued at 1205am PST Sunday Mar 3 2024
The break in rain will be short lived. A new low pressure system is expected to form off the coast of far northern California on Monday and will move over the Bay Area by Wednesday. Rain chances return to the North Bay Monday afternoon and will push through the rest of the Bay Area and Central Coast through Wednesday morning. There's a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday as the low comes ashore. Winds will shift from moderate to strong southerlies on Tuesday to northerlies on Wednesday.
By Thursday, the low will have weakened and moved farther inland allowing high pressure to build over the Bay Area. This will bring the return of dry weather and allow the afternoon temperatures to finally return to near normal with highs in the mid-60s expected from Thu-Sat. Thu and Fri will also be mostly clear, before cloud cover starts to increase over the weekend.
(Today through Friday) Issued at 310am PST Sunday Mar 3 2024
Expect scattered showers to last through the day, diminishing this evening and overnight. Breezy westerly winds will develop this afternoon and evening. Dry weather returns Monday before the next system arrives Wednesday. The northwest swell weakens into Monday with a new northwest swell train arriving in the mid week.
NOAA San Francisco Bay Area Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
CA...Frost Advisory until 9am PST this morning for CAZ503-504-506.
Frost Advisory from 1am to 9am PST Monday for CAZ503-504-506.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 9pm PST this evening for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 0-10 nm-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 0-10 nm-Pt Pinos to Pt Piedras Blancas 0-10 nm-Pt Reyes to Pigeon Pt 0-10 nm.
Small Craft Advisory until 3am PST Monday for Pigeon Pt to Pt Pinos 10-60 NM-Pt Arena to Pt Reyes 10-60 NM.