Wednesday, February20, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, 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 6:51AMSunset 5:54PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:07 PM PST (22:07 UTC) Moonrise 7:29PMMoonset 7:51AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 807 Am Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. A chance of showers.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu..N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Thu night..N winds 5 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.
Fri..E winds up to 10 kt.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 15 kt.
Sat..W winds up to 10 kt.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. A chance of showers.
PZZ500 807 Am Pst Wed Feb 20 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds are expected to increase today and remain gusty through the rest of the work week. Widespread gale force conditions are forecast across the outer waters starting late tonight and lasting through Thursday. Isolated gale force gusts will also be possible along the coast. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell causing hazardous conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Moderate northwest swell will continue through the end of the week.


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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national weather service san francisco bay area
140 pm pst Wed feb 20 2019

Synopsis Lingering showers will continue over the region
through late this evening, especially over the central coast and
east bay hills with snow showers in elevations generally above
3,500 feet. Dry conditions develop on Thursday and persist into
Friday before rain returns to northern california during the
weekend and into early next week.

Discussion As of 01:39 pm pst Wednesday... Isolated showers
will continue over the central coast and out over the coastal
waters through this afternoon. Seeing some showers on radar in far
eastern napa county as well that will slide down into the east
bay and then forecast to push into santa clara, monterey and san
benito counties through early this evening. Overall, rainfall
amounts are generally a few hundredths to one- tenth of an inch
with each passing showers. Given the cold air mass aloft, small
hail will also be possible within the heavier showers and snow is
likely occuring in elevations at or above 3,500 feet. Lingering
showers look to potentially continue over the mountains above the
big sur coast into Thursday morning. Otherwise, showers will
tapper off late this evening and tonight across much of the region
as the short-wave disturbance exits.

Sky conditions will clear late tonight into Thursday with
temperatures again turning colder. Look for more widespread 30s for
inland areas and lower 40s near the coast on Thursday morning.

Daytime temperatures will warm into the 50s for most urban locations
while areas in the hills higher elevations will be slightly cooler.

This trend will continue into Friday with ongoing dry conditions as
a weak short-wave ridge develops.

The forecast models are converging in their solutions heading into
the weekend with increasing chances of precipitation over northern
california. At this time, the best chance for rainfall will be over
far northern sonoma and napa counties Saturday morning and then
southward to around the golden gate by the afternoon evening. Most
areas south of san francisco look to remain dry through this period.

Rain chances potentially shift southward on Sunday and linger across
the region during the first part of next week. However, the best
chances for widespread rainfall look to stay over the northern
portion of the region. If even a weak atmospheric river takes aim at
the north bay late in the forecast period, the potential for
flooding concerns would greatly increase. Folks are urged to monitor
the forecast in the coming days.

Looking out a bit further, longer range guidance suggest an
unsettled pattern with potential for widespread rainfall over the
region heading into the beginning of march. The CPC has our entire
region depicted in a 50% probability of above normal precipitation
from february 28th - march 6th. Stay tuned... The winter season
continues.

Aviation As of 09:30 am pst Wednesday... For 18z tafs. Still
expecting CIGS to lower this morning, but generally remain above
4,000 ft. BorderlineVFR MVFR CIGS through the early afternoon
before CIGS begin to rise. Showers to remain in the vicinity
through the evening hours. Biggest forecast concern today will be
gusty winds. Expecting NW W winds generally 10 to 20 kt with
gusts 20 to 30 kt with the windiest conditions still forecast for
the bay area TAF sites. Winds should taper off tonight.

Vicinity of ksfo... BorderlineVFR MVFR CIGS generally at or above
4,000 ft into the afternoon before CIGS are expected to lift.

Passing showers into the evening with the best chances this
morning through the early afternoon. Windy conditions this
afternoon, gusts 30 to 35 kt with sustained winds 15 to 25 kt.

Winds will subside overnight.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to sfo.

Monterey bay terminals... .Borderline MVFRVFR CIGS around
3,000-5,000 feet today with passing light showers. Showers to
remain in the vicinity into tonight. Increasing NW winds today
with gusts generally around 25 kt into this evening. Winds to ease
overnight.

Marine As of 08:53 am pst Wednesday... Northwest winds are
expected to increase today and remain gusty through the rest of
the work week. Widespread gale force conditions are forecast
across the outer waters starting late tonight and lasting through
Thursday. Isolated gale force gusts will also be possible along
the coast. Gusty winds will generate steep fresh swell causing
hazardous conditions, especially for smaller vessels. Moderate
northwest swell will continue through the end of the week.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tngt Sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm
sca... Pt reyes to pigeon pt 0-10 nm
sca... Pigeon pt to pt pinos 0-10 nm
sca... Pt pinos to pt piedras blancas 0-10 nm
sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm until 3 am
sca... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm until 3 am
glw... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm from 3 am
glw... Pigeon pt to pt piedras blancas 10-60 nm from 3 am
sca... Sf bay until 9 pm
sca... Mry bay until 9 pm
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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 mi44 min WNW 12 G 16 56°F 1011.5 hPa
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 2 mi38 min NW 11 G 14 54°F 53°F1011 hPa
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 4 mi45 min NNW 13 54°F 1012 hPa
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 7 mi38 min NW 12 G 15 53°F 1011.3 hPa
PXSC1 7 mi38 min 54°F 40°F
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 8 mi38 min W 7 G 15 54°F 1010.6 hPa
OBXC1 8 mi38 min 54°F 37°F
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 8 mi38 min WNW 13 G 17
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 9 mi38 min W 12 G 17 52°F 54°F1011.8 hPa
LNDC1 10 mi38 min WNW 9.9 G 14 55°F 1011.3 hPa
AAMC1 - 9414750 - Alameda, CA 10 mi38 min W 11 G 14 54°F 52°F1011.7 hPa
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 12 mi44 min WNW 13 G 18 53°F 1010.9 hPa
UPBC1 16 mi38 min WNW 17 G 19
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 16 mi38 min W 17 G 19 53°F 49°F1010.7 hPa38°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 21 mi38 min W 15 G 19 54°F 49°F1010.8 hPa
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 27 mi83 min WNW 8.9 58°F 1011 hPa34°F
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 27 mi38 min NW 23 G 29 51°F 55°F1012.9 hPa
PSBC1 - 9415115 - Pittsburg (Suisun Bay), CA 28 mi38 min WNW 8 G 12 54°F 1010.6 hPa
RTYC1 - 9414523 - Redwood City, CA 29 mi38 min W 19 G 21 52°F 53°F1012.3 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 32 mi38 min 54°F1012.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Oakland, Metro Oakland International Airport, CA17 mi15 minW 1610.00 miPartly Cloudy57°F39°F51%1010.9 hPa
Concord, Buchanan Field, CA18 mi15 minNW 12 G 1810.00 miA Few Clouds58°F36°F44%1008.8 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA19 mi33 minWNW 12 G 1910.00 miFair57°F35°F44%1011.5 hPa
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, CA20 mi12 minWNW 1710.00 miA Few Clouds56°F39°F55%1011.1 hPa
Napa, Napa County Airport, CA21 mi14 minW 16 G 2110.00 miA Few Clouds57°F37°F47%1009 hPa
Hayward, Hayward Air Terminal, CA22 mi14 minW 1410.00 miPartly Cloudy58°F41°F53%1011.8 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 -- 12:45 AM PST     5.86 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:05 AM PST     1.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:53 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:50 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 12:07 PM PST     6.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:53 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:42 PM PST     -0.83 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:28 PM PST     Moonrise
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 -- 02:09 AM PST     -0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:25 AM PST     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:53 AM PST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:17 AM PST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:50 AM PST     Moonset
Wed -- 10:46 AM PST     1.16 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:47 PM PST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:41 PM PST     -1.65 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:53 PM PST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:28 PM PST     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:01 PM PST     0.01 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:33 PM PST     1.33 knots Max Flood
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