Wednesday, June28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, CA

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Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 8:37PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:22 AM PDT (17:22 UTC) Moonrise 10:01AMMoonset 11:16PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 840 Am Pdt Wed Jun 28 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog late in the morning.
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning.
Thu night..SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Patchy fog after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Patchy fog.
Sun..SW winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 840 Am Pdt Wed Jun 28 2017
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northerly winds will continue to increase along the central coast as high pressure builds off the coast. Gusty winds will result in hazardous sea conditions with steep wind waves and fresh swell.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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849 am pdt Wed jun 28 2017

Synopsis Marine air and stratus filtering inland on onshore winds
will persist causing near to slightly cooler than normal temperatures
today. Somewhat warmer temperatures will develop Thursday and Friday.

Except for patchy coastal drizzle, dry weather will persist over the
next 7 days. Night and morning coastal clouds will be followed by sunny
afternoons.

Discussion As of 8:49 am pdt Wednesday... Marine layer around
2000 feet deep this morning with stratus covering most of the
valleys. Onshore gradients around 2 mb but with ridge
strengthening slightly should allow for low clouds to clear back
to the coast by late morning. Looking over the current forecast
sky and temperature grids not seeing any reason for updates. Ridge
to strengthen slightly on Thursday should compress the marine
layer closer to 1500 feet with a little less inland penetration of
stratus for Thursday morning. Temperatures will run near or
slightly below normal today and then trend a few degrees warmer
inland for Thursday. Next shortwave upper trough approaches late
Friday evening and will likely induce a strong seabreeze and
deepening of the marine layer. In general the next 7 days through
the 4th of july holiday looks seasonable for late june early july
with night and morning low clouds followed by sunny and warm
afternoons.

Prev discussion As of 3:37 am pdt Wednesday... It's a fairly typical
summer stratus and fog pattern over the bay area and north central
coast this morning. The sfo-sac pressure gradient is 2.6 mb resulting
in onshore winds carrying ocean based stratus inland this morning in
a marine layer 1500-2000 feet deep. In addition to patchy fog, patchy
light drizzle has also been reported along the immediate coastline
since late last evening.

An upper level geopotential height ridge over the eastern pacific will
gradually advance toward the area late this week. Nearly stationary
lower to mid level thermal ridging over california will tend to
merge with the height ridge steadily strengthening the height ridge
as well as marine inversions through late week, and likely compress
inversions causing more favorable conditions for fog. Diurnal
warming contrasts between land and ocean will strengthen the
afternoon and evening sea-breezes causing stratus and fog to move
inland each night and morning; patchy dense fog may become more
favorable at times, mainly night-time and morning, from late week
into this weekend.

Aviation As of 04:35 am pdt Wednesday... For 12z tafs. It's
summer and the marine layer is strong. Low clouds filled back in
overnight at all terminals. Better defined layer than 24 hours ago
with higher cig heights. CIGS range from ifr to MVFR. Will follow
a more standard burnoff 17-18z.VFR this afternoon with lingering
cigs along the coast. CIGS return tonight.

Moderate confidence.

Vicinity of ksfo... MVFR CIGS through 17-18z. Sfo currently showing
only a bkn at 3k ft, but will put low cig in TAF as it should
lower by sunrise. Gusty winds up to 25 kt this afternoon.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Ifr CIGS through 17-18z, but fog seems
less likely. VFR this afternoon.

Marine As of 08:38 am pdt Wednesday... Moderate to locally
strong northerly winds will prevail along the central coast as
high pressure builds off the coast. Gusty winds will result in
hazardous conditions with steep wind waves and fresh swell.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm from 3 pm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 3 pm
sca... Mry bay from 3 pm
sca... Sf bay from 11 am
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 1 mi53 min SSW 9.9 G 15 57°F 1014.5 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi53 min S 8.9 G 14 56°F 63°F1014.1 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 4 mi66 min SSE 7 55°F 1014 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi53 min SSW 7 G 9.9 57°F 1014.5 hPa
PXSC1 7 mi53 min 57°F 55°F
OBXC1 8 mi53 min 57°F 55°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 8 mi53 min WSW 4.1 G 8.9 56°F 1013.5 hPa
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi53 min SW 9.9 G 12
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi53 min SW 6 G 8.9 55°F 58°F1014.7 hPa
LNDC1 10 mi59 min SW 6 G 9.9 56°F 1014.6 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi53 min WSW 7 G 9.9 56°F 67°F1015.1 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi53 min WSW 11 G 17 59°F 1013.4 hPa
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi53 min WNW 11 G 13 63°F 69°F1013.5 hPa57°F
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 16 mi53 min 57°F5 ft
UPBC1 16 mi53 min WNW 8.9 G 12
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi53 min WSW 6 G 8.9 64°F 69°F1013.2 hPa
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi93 min WNW 14 G 19 54°F 56°F6 ft1014.5 hPa (+1.6)
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi98 min WNW 11 62°F 1013 hPa56°F
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi53 min WNW 12 G 15 66°F 1012.4 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi53 min NNW 1.9 G 4.1 62°F 72°F1014 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 32 mi53 min NW 13 G 18 55°F 55°F1014 hPa
46012 - HALF MOON BAY - 24NM South Southwest of San Francisco, CA 46 mi93 min NW 14 G 18 55°F 56°F7 ft1014.7 hPa (+1.2)

Wind History for Point Potrero Richmond, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi30 minWSW 1010.00 miOvercast62°F55°F78%1014.7 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi30 minS 1410.00 miFair66°F54°F65%1011.9 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi48 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F53°F82%1014.2 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi27 minW 1010.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F52°F78%1014.6 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi29 minSW 1010.00 miOvercast63°F54°F73%1013.1 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi29 minW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F51°F65%1015.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Richmond Inner Harbor, San Francisco Bay, California
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Richmond Inner Harbor
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Wed -- 03:23 AM PDT     5.86 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:11 AM PDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:00 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:16 PM PDT     5.61 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:35 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:53 PM PDT     2.21 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Richmond .5 mi W, San Francisco Bay, California Current
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Point Richmond .5 mi W
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Wed -- 02:11 AM PDT     0.81 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:05 AM PDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:49 AM PDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:01 AM PDT     -1.38 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:00 AM PDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:31 AM PDT     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:09 PM PDT     1.14 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 06:35 PM PDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:35 PM PDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:46 PM PDT     -0.83 knots Max Ebb
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 (13,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sacramento, CA
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