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Marine Weather and Tides
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA

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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 7:10AMSunset 7:24PM Thursday March 21, 2019 4:36 AM PDT (11:36 UTC) Moonrise 7:26PMMoonset 6:56AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 219 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Today..NW winds around 5 kt...becoming sw 5 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Rain.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of rain.
Sat..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 15 kt. A chance of rain.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Rain likely.
PZZ500 219 Am Pdt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Rain shower chances will continue through the early morning hours, mainly from pigeon point and locations south. Weak high pressure will build off the southern california coast through the day bringing light west to northwest winds. Winds will turn southerly and increase on Friday as a frontal system moves in. A moderate- period west swell will continue through Thursday before a longer period west to northwest swell arrives on Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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national weather service san francisco bay area
346 am pdt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis Isolated showers will be possible across the region
through early afternoon, especially along coastal areas of the
central coast. Dry conditions develop tonight ahead of the next
frontal system that will bring widespread rainfall to the region
Friday into Friday night. Mainly dry conditions return for a
majority of the weekend with unsettled weather likely throughout
at least the first half of next week.

Discussion As of 03:46 am pdt Thursday... A weak short-wave
disturbance approaching the coast this morning has resulted rain
showers off of the big sur coast which are beginning to push
inland. Elsewhere, mainly dry weather conditions prevail with
temperatures ranging from the upper 30s in the north bay valleys
to middle upper 40s elsewhere (near 50 around san francisco). As
the weak system pushes inland through the day, cannot rule out
isolated showers from the big sur coast up to the santa cruz
mountains. The short-range models do indicate the potential for
isolated showers as far north as the greater san francisco bay
area as well. However, widespread rainfall is unlikely with any
lingering showers likely to diminish through the evening. Daytime
temperatures are forecast to warm into the upper 50s near the
coast to middle 60s inland.

Dry weather conditions are then forecast tonight into early Friday
morning ahead of an approaching frontal boundary. This next system
will move from northwest to southeast across the region on Friday
with light to occasionally moderate rainfall. Most indications are
the santa cruz mountains northward through the north bay will see the
most with amounts from 0.50" to 0.75" in most urban areas (lesser
amounts in the east bay valleys and south bay). Meanwhile, 1.00" to
1.50" will be possible in the coastal ranges and north bay hills.

Rainfall amounts will tapper off across the central coast with most
locations picking up less than 0.25". Locally breezy conditions are
also expected ahead of and in wake of the frontal passage with gusts
to around 35 to 40 mph. Post frontal showers may linger into Friday
night before diminishing region-wide on Saturday. Saturday and
Sunday appear to be mainly dry in between weather systems with
daytime temperatures generally in the 60s on Saturday to potentially
upper 60s (inland) by Sunday.

Weather conditions next week continue to look unsettled with another
round of precipitation returning as early as Sunday night. However,
the forecast models don't agree on the specifics to timing, amounts
and location of heaviest precipitation at this time. With this said,
the ensembles point toward the potential for more widespread
rainfall through at least the first half of next week. The forecast
will be worth monitoring in the coming days.

Aviation As of 10:50 pm pdt Wednesday... Clear skies this
evening with only some high cirrus clouds. An upper low will move
southeast across the coastal waters later tonight. Clouds should
increase but CIGS expected to stay around 5000 ft. Latest hi-res
models bring light rain very close to mry bay Thursday morning and
there is a possibility mry will get some drops. Also cannot rule
out fog at sts tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR with CIGS 4000-5000 ft Thursday morning.

Clouds decreasing in the afternoon. Light southeast winds in the
morning becoming west 10-15 kt in the afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Mostly clear skies this evening except
for some high cirrus clouds. CIGS 4000-5000 ft after 12z with a
scattered lower deck. Cannot rule out a shower or two over mry.

Clearing after 17z.

Marine As of 03:46 am pdt Thursday... Rain shower chances will
continue through the early morning hours, mainly from pigeon point
and locations south. Weak high pressure will build off the
southern california coast through the day bringing light west to
northwest winds. Winds will turn southerly and increase on Friday
as a frontal system moves in. A moderate- period west swell will
continue through Thursday before a longer period west to northwest
swell arrives on Friday.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday None.

Public forecast: rgass
aviation: W pi
marine: rowe
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 7 mi68 min Calm 49°F 1019 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 8 mi67 min 55°F8 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 8 mi37 min SW 1 G 1.9 49°F 55°F1018.8 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 9 mi37 min 56°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 11 mi37 min N 2.9 G 4.1 52°F 1017.5 hPa (+0.0)
PXSC1 11 mi37 min 53°F 51°F
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 11 mi37 min N 5.1 G 6 51°F 1018.8 hPa (-0.3)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 14 mi37 min ENE 1.9 G 1.9
OBXC1 14 mi37 min 52°F 49°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 14 mi37 min E 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 1018.6 hPa (+0.0)
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 16 mi43 min ESE 1.9 G 2.9 51°F 58°F1018.8 hPa
LNDC1 17 mi37 min Calm G 1 51°F 1018.4 hPa (+0.0)
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 17 mi27 min NE 3.9 G 7.8 53°F 55°F1019 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 20 mi37 min N 5.1 G 5.1 49°F 1018.4 hPa (+0.0)
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 23 mi37 min 55°F1018.4 hPa (+0.0)
UPBC1 26 mi37 min WNW 5.1 G 6
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 26 mi37 min SW 5.1 G 5.1 48°F 56°F1018.5 hPa (-0.3)48°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 30 mi37 min S 5.1 G 5.1 47°F 56°F1018.6 hPa (+0.0)
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 33 mi37 min ESE 1 G 1.9 48°F 61°F1018.8 hPa (-0.4)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 36 mi112 min Calm 42°F 1019 hPa40°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 38 mi37 min WNW 5.1 G 7 51°F 1018.2 hPa (-0.3)
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 46 mi37 min Calm G 1.9 54°F1018.9 hPa (+0.5)
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 48 mi37 min 55°F10 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA18 mi42 minNNW 410.00 miA Few Clouds43°F42°F100%1019 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA22 mi41 minSW 49.00 miPartly Cloudy47°F43°F86%1018.1 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA23 mi44 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy47°F44°F90%1018.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sausalito, Corps of Engineers Dock, San Francisco Bay, California
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Thu -- 12:52 AM PDT     5.80 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:39 AM PDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:55 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 12:50 PM PDT     5.99 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:59 PM PDT     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:26 PM PDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Richardson Bay Entrance, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Richardson Bay Entrance
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Thu -- 02:06 AM PDT     -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:44 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:03 AM PDT     1.28 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:12 AM PDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:55 AM PDT     Moonset
Thu -- 10:30 AM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:26 PM PDT     -0.97 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:12 PM PDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:22 PM PDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:29 PM PDT     1.26 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 08:25 PM PDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:57 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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