Saturday, November17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Diablo, CA

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:50AMSunset 4:56PM Saturday November 17, 2018 7:24 PM PST (03:24 UTC) Moonrise 2:16PMMoonset 12:58AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ530 San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, The West Delta And The San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 152 Pm Pst Sat Nov 17 2018
Rest of today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Tonight..W winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Sun..NW winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Sun night..NW winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Mon..NE winds up to 10 kt. Hazy and patchy smoke.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.
Wed..S winds 5 to 15 kt. Rain.
PZZ500 152 Pm Pst Sat Nov 17 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Light winds through the weekend and into early next week. An approaching storm system will bring increasing southerly winds mid week next week. Mixed moderate northwest swell and a light southerly swell will persist.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Diablo, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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Fxus66 kmtr 172353
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national weather service san francisco bay area
353 pm pst Sat nov 17 2018

Synopsis Widespread smoke and haze at times combining with
coastal fog resulting in extended poor air quality and low
visibilities over the san francisco bay area should show some
improvement first along the immediate coast today then inland
Sunday. Forecast models continue to indicate an active pacific
weather pattern reaching california next week with the potential
for widespread periodic rainfall starting Wednesday and continuing
into next weekend.

Discussion As of 1:43 pm pst Saturday... Afternoon temperatures
are running on the cool side today with weak onshore flow and
muted sunshine due to smoky skies. Current readings range from the
upper 50s to upper 60s, with a few lower to middle 70s in inland
monterey county. Visibilities at area airports continue to be poor
across the entire san francisco bay and central coast areas,
generally 1 to 3 miles due to smoke. Slight relief is possible
near the coast from the current weak onshore flow, but the poor
air quality is expected to persist until the expected rain events
midweek.

The upper level ridge anchored along the west coast is starting
to slowly break down with the approach of an upper trough. During
the next couple of days, winds are expected to continue to be
light, with mild daytime highs and cool overnight lows. By mid-
week, things will change as the first of several frontal systems
impacts the state.

The 12z GFS brings rainfall into coastal areas from the monterey
bay northward late Tuesday night, spreading rainfall eastward
through the rest of northern california Wednesday. Another system
is progged for Friday with showers into Saturday, and then a
third front moves through on Sunday. The 12z ECMWF now has more
similar timing to the gfs, with a stronger trough initially
reaching the coast early Wednesday morning, and spreading
rainfall eastward by Thursday. Then, another system tries to push
in from the north on Friday, with a weaker system bringing
showers to the far north on Saturday. Even though there are still
some discrepancies between these model solutions, the overarching
theme is a more likely chance of rain reaching our region during
the middle to latter part of next week. This rainfall will not
only bring beneficial moisture to the area, but also improve the
air quality.

Aviation As of 3:50 pm pst Saturday... For 00z tafs. Smoke and
a stagnant airmass will continue to result in widespread MVFR-ifr
visibilities through the period. In addition, increased low level
moisture due to the presence of a marine layer will mean lower
ceilings and ifr-lifr visibilities during the late night and
morning hours. Visibility will be lowest from near sunrise thru
mid morning with additional slant range visby issues. No
significant improvement in visibility expected until the first in
a series of storm systems arrives around the middle of next week.

Winds will remain light.

Vicinity of ksfo... Ifr MVFR visibility due to smoke and haze
throughout the forecast period. Slant range vis issues will
persist. Marine stratus push tonight will bring additional issues
with ifr ceilings visibilities developing by late Saturday
evening and continuing through mid morning Sunday. Local lifr
visibilities in fog possible for a few hours around sunrise.

Moderate confidence. Winds will remain light.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... MVFR ceilings visibility early in period,
deteriorating to lifr conditions by late Saturday evening,
continuing through about 18z Sunday. Improving conditions expected
late Sunday morning and afternoon, but MVFR-ifr visibility will
likely persist. Winds remain light.

Marine As of 1:52 pm pst Saturday... Light winds through the
weekend and into early next week. An approaching storm system will
bring increasing southerly winds mid week next week. Mixed
moderate northwest swell and a light southerly swell will persist.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt None.

Public forecast: sims
aviation: dykema
marine: drp
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 12 mi37 min WSW 4.1 G 5.1 55°F 1016 hPa
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 15 mi37 min SW 6 G 6 51°F 58°F1016.2 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi37 min W 6 G 7 55°F 57°F1016.3 hPa52°F
LNDC1 20 mi37 min N 1 G 1.9 55°F 1016.8 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 22 mi37 min WNW 1.9 G 5.1 58°F1017.1 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 23 mi79 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 55°F 1016.6 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 23 mi37 min W 8 G 8.9
OBXC1 23 mi37 min 55°F 51°F
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 23 mi37 min WSW 2.9 G 7 55°F 1016.3 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 24 mi100 min W 2.9 50°F 1016 hPa38°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 24 mi37 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9 55°F 1017 hPa
PXSC1 26 mi37 min 55°F 51°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 26 mi37 min WSW 6 G 8.9 54°F 1015.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 27 mi37 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 56°F1016.3 hPa
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 30 mi37 min Calm G 2.9 56°F1017.2 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 30 mi37 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 54°F 58°F1017.1 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 39 mi55 min 55°F3 ft

Wind History for Port Chicago, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA11 mi32 minESE 32.00 miHaze Smoke51°F42°F71%1015.1 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA13 mi32 minENE 31.50 miHaze Smoke50°F39°F68%1016.4 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA18 mi31 minN 03.00 miHaze Smoke52°F45°F77%1017.8 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA20 mi32 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist51°F46°F86%1017.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Pittsburg, New York Slough, Suisun Bay, California
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Pittsburg
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Sat -- 12:58 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:34 AM PST     0.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:11 AM PST     3.40 feet High Tide
Sat -- 02:16 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:54 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:20 PM PST     0.92 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:48 PM PST     2.78 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Antioch Pt .3 mi E, San Joaquin River, California Current
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Sat -- 12:02 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:58 AM PST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:26 AM PST     -1.37 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:50 AM PST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:17 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:55 AM PST     1.57 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 01:42 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:15 PM PST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:50 PM PST     -1.23 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:53 PM PST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:06 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:54 PM PST     1.00 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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