Monday, January22, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Walnut Creek, CA

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 5:22PM Monday January 22, 2018 4:27 AM PST (12:27 UTC) Moonrise 10:34AMMoonset 10:55PM Illumination 32% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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 San Francisco Bay North Of The Bay Bridge- 221 Am Pst Mon Jan 22 2018
Today..SE winds 10 to 20 kt...decreasing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Chance of showers in the morning.
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 15 kt.
Tue..NE winds 10 kt.
Tue night..NE winds 5 kt.
Wed..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Rain in the afternoon. Rain likely.
Thu..W winds 5 to 15 kt. Chance of showers.
Fri..NW winds 5 kt.
PZZ500 221 Am Pst Mon Jan 22 2018
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Moderate southerly winds will continue into the morning ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds will decrease and switch to the northwest behind the frontal passage. Small craft advisories remain in place mainly due to hazardous sea conditions caused by swell. SWells will gradually decrease today and Tuesday. The next frontal system is set to arrive mid-week bringing back southerly winds and increasing northwest swell.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Walnut Creek, 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
334 am pst Mon jan 22 2018

Synopsis Rain will continue to spread across the san francisco
bay area overnight, with highest rainfall amounts expected in the
north bay. Light rain may develop as far south as the monterey bay
area by late tonight. Rain will taper off and end on Monday. Dry
and mild weather is forecast for Tuesday. The next system is
forecast to bring soaking rains and locally gusty winds to the
entire region on Wednesday. Scattered showers will follow into
Thursday, with dry weather expected by Friday and into next

Discussion As of 9:05 pm pst Sunday... A frontal boundary is
sagging slowly southward through northern california this evening.

Rainfall thus far has been almost entirely confined to the north
bay, with most locations so far picking up a quarter of an inch
of less. The exception is venado in northwest sonoma county where
nearly 1.5 inches has accumulated since late afternoon.

Latest hrrr and WRF models indicate that rain will gradually
spread as far south as santa cruz and santa clara counties
overnight, with the WRF also forecasting light rain to develop
into northern monterey and san benito counties on Monday morning.

Both models indicate that the most substantial rainfall will be
confined to the north bay where rain totals of up to 2 inches are
forecast by Monday morning in the mountains of western sonoma and
marin counties. Rainfall amounts through Monday morning from san
francisco and oakland southward are generally forecast to be a
half inch or less, except along portions of the san francisco
peninsula where the WRF forecasts up to an inch of rain. Rain
rates overnight are expected to mostly be light to moderate,
except in the north bay where brief periods of heavy rain are
forecast to occur, particularly along the western slopes of the
coastal mountains in sonoma and marin counties.

Across the burn scars in sonoma and napa counties, the latest wrf
and hrrr models forecast maximum rain rates of about a quarter
inch per hour. Rain rates are expected to peak across the burn
scars between about midnight and 4 am. Rain totals across the burn
scar areas by Monday morning are projected to be anywhere form a
half inch to an inch and a quarter. Rainfall will mostly end in
the north bay by sunrise Monday. Father south, periods of rain
will persist through the morning with a few isolated showers
possibly lingering into the afternoon hours. Most of our forecast
area should see dry weather return by Monday afternoon.

Dry and mild weather is then forecast to persist through Tuesday
and Tuesday night as a shortwave ridge temporarily develops over

The models have been consistent in bringing a relatively robust
system through our area on Wednesday, forecasting a strong cold
front to sweep across our entire forecast area, starting in the
north bay around sunrise Wednesday and reaching the southern end
of our area by Wednesday evening. This midweek system will
generate more uniform rainfall distribution across our area
compared to the current system. Also, a period of heavy rain is
likely just ahead of and along the cold front. But since the
Wednesday system is forecast to move through quickly, overall rain
totals are not expected to exceed 2 inches. Most areas are
currently projected to pick up between 0.5 and 1.5 inches. In
addition, locally gusty southerly winds are expected prior to cold
frontal passage on Wednesday. Scattered showers will likely
continue into Thursday.

A recent forecast update included lowering of rainfall chances
across the southern portion of our area on Wednesday morning.

Longer range models forecast dry weather returning by late next
week and continuing through next weekend as a longwave ridge
develops across the west.

Aviation As of 03:34 am pst Monday... For 12z tafs. Kmux radar
still shows showers moving through the sf bay area. MVFR cigs
expected to continue through late this afternoon. Any lingering
heavier showers may temporarily reduce vis to MVFR as well.

Showers should be out of the north bay sf bay areas by around
18 20z. CIGS are expected to raise briefly toVFR late this
afternoon and this evening before lowering once again tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS with showers currently passing
through. Conditions improving after 18z becomingVFR after 22z.

Southeast winds 5-10 kt becoming west after 20-22z.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Currently MVFR at kmry withVFR CIGS at
ksns. Borderline MVFRVFR conditions through this afternoon. Some
light rain periodically from 12z-18z.

Marine As of 02:21 am pst Monday... Moderate southerly winds
will continue into the morning ahead of an approaching cold front.

Winds will decrease and switch to the northwest behind the frontal
passage. Small craft advisories remain in place mainly due to
hazardous sea conditions caused by swell. Swells will gradually
decrease today and Tuesday. The next frontal system is set to
arrive mid-week bringing back southerly winds and increasing
northwest swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Mry bay until 3 pm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm until 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Rough bar advisory for sf bar
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 10 mi40 min SSE 9.9 G 13 53°F 52°F1025.1 hPa53°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 11 mi40 min SSW 6 G 12 51°F 51°F1025.1 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 13 mi40 min SSE 8.9 G 12 53°F 1025.4 hPa
LNDC1 14 mi46 min SE 6 G 8.9 51°F 1025.8 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 16 mi40 min SE 12 G 15
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 16 mi40 min SE 5.1 G 9.9 50°F 1025.7 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 16 mi46 min ESE 12 G 14 51°F 54°F1025.9 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 16 mi40 min SSW 14 G 17 55°F 1024.4 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 17 mi40 min SE 15 G 19 52°F 1025.4 hPa
OBXC1 17 mi40 min 51°F 51°F
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 19 mi46 min SSE 11 G 20 52°F 53°F1024.9 hPa
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 19 mi40 min ESE 9.9 G 12 52°F 1024.5 hPa
PXSC1 20 mi40 min 54°F 54°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 21 mi103 min S 8 50°F 1025 hPa50°F
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 23 mi46 min S 7 G 12 54°F 54°F1025.5 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 28 mi40 min SE 5.1 G 8.9 52°F 54°F1026.4 hPa
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 32 mi58 min 54°F11 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 43 mi38 min SSW 14 G 18 55°F 54°F13 ft1024.9 hPa (-0.8)

Wind History for Union Pacific Rail Road Bridge (UPRR), CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA6 mi35 minS 97.00 miOvercast52°F48°F89%1024 hPa
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA16 mi35 minSE 105.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist51°F50°F96%1026.1 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA17 mi34 minSSE 86.00 miLight Rain51°F44°F77%1027 hPa
Livermore, Livermore Municipal Airport, CA18 mi35 minWSW 310.00 miOvercast51°F48°F89%1025.7 hPa

Wind History from CCR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS6CalmSE7S6S5S4CalmCalmW7SW4SW7SW9SW6S5S6S5S7S9S11S12S11S10SW8S9
1 day agoS4S5SE3S3S3W3W6W6NW7W7W11W11W5SW5CalmS5S4S3SE3SW4S4S5S5S7
2 days agoCalmS5S3SE3S3CalmNW6W6W9W10W11W8--W5W7W3W5CalmCalmCalmSE3S3S3SW5

Tide / Current Tables for Suisun Point, Carquinez Strait, California
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Suisun Point
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Mon -- 05:14 AM PST     4.63 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:20 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:34 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:15 AM PST     1.66 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:44 PM PST     4.33 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:20 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 10:56 PM PST     Moonset
Mon -- 11:11 PM PST     0.40 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Stake Point .9 Mi NNW, Suisun Bay, California Current
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Stake Point .9 Mi NNW
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Mon -- 01:02 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:32 AM PST     0.97 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:19 AM PST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:59 AM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:29 AM PST     -0.55 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:34 AM PST     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:35 PM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:44 PM PST     0.65 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:19 PM PST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:25 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:29 PM PST     -0.77 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:55 PM PST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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