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USCG ISC Alameda

Pacific Area and Defense Force West, Eleventh District, Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific (MIFCPAC), Sector San Francisco Prevention, Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center (former Training Team West), Maritime Safety Security Team 91105
Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 94501

In Alameda, the summers are long, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 74°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 85°F.


The warm season lasts for 4.4 months, from June 9 to October 21, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is September 11, with an average high of 74°F and low of 58°F.


The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from December 2 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 55°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from November 5 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20.


The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from April 10 to November 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.

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City Hall Alameda

Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Alameda, CA is 177, which is 28% higher than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 77% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Alameda, CA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in California and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Getting to Know the Area
The island of Alameda is a hidden gem in the Bay Area, with beautiful beaches and shop-lined streets. On any given afternoon, you can find families, neighbors, and tourists making their way through the town to experience all it has to offer. From military ships and hiking trails to arcades and museums, Alameda has a little something for everyone.


Alameda keeps the past alive with antique stores, but it’s major vintage attraction is the monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire. It’s the largest in Northern California, with more than 800 vendors setting up shop on the former Navy base on the first Sunday of every month. You can find everything from vintage clothing to knick-knacks and furniture here — as well as some seriously weird stuff. (Do you need a vintage headless mannequin or old beer bottles? Look no further.) Wear comfortable shoes and get ready to snap some serious photos — this fair has a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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Port of Oakland